Archive for December, 2011

Marx on abstract labour: spot the difference

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

‘What follows from the above is that there are not two different types of labour hidden inside the commodity; rather the same labour is determined in different and opposing ways, after it has been applied to the use value of the commodity as its product or to the commodity-value as its mere opposing expression, respectively. [...]

The Man Who Was Thursday

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Back in the day when the SWP had balls, their Tottenham branch was infiltrated by an undercover cop. They found out and told him he would get a kicking if they ever laid eyes on him again. That cop was my dad’s best mate. The world that he inhabited destroyed him – he turned to [...]

Zizek: more bad at the Platypus love-in

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Zizek lucid: ‘You know, Ayn Rand was right: Money is the strongest means or instrument for freedom. She means this: We exchange only if both parties want it. At least formally, both sides of the exchange get something. Without money, direct means of domination will need to be restored. Of course, I don’t accept her [...]

On the Commentariat plus other comments

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

BOYCOTT ALL JEREMY KLAKSON’S GHASTLY PRODUCTS Klakson’s latest logorrhoea is truly awful. As someone pointed out trade-unionist strikers are shot in Guatemala, Nicaragua and in many other countries around the world. So Klakson’s little Englander diatribe is not welcome. Klakson has made a poxy career out of being nasty towards others who are less fortunate [...]