Sunday, September 24, 2017

Anti-semitism not!

The slur that The Labour Party is anti-semitic is, both, a nonsense and a Conservative plot.

In 53 years' involvement, on and off, as a Labour Party member, activist and electoral candidate I have *never* heard an anti-semitic comment from a Labour Party member.

The proposal that the Zionist imposition on Palestine was a socialist experiment is, again, a Conservative plot: the Irgun, for example, was a violent land-grab organisation, as part of that Zionist land-grab.

It is more likely that Zionists (and not all Jews are Zionists, nor are all Zionists, Jews) are Conservative Nationalists: effectively, in their actions, Conservative Land-theives (shades of the Conservative land-theives: the 'inheritors' of the Norman Conquest).

Indeed, my expectation is that some/many/most Conservatives are pro-Zionist anti-semites . . . (Toryism was never logical.)

Finally, the Zionists are anti-semitic: in that their demand that Zionism is a cipher (code) for the Jewish identity corrals, kr attempts to corral, all Jews into the Conservative, Zionist, pro-capitalist falsity.

It, for example, leaves discussion of two relevant questions, at least, away from the table: first, why have 'The Jews' been vilified so often and for so long in Pogroms? Are such event economic at base?

Secondly, is it authentic Judaism to claim that 'The Jews' are somehow 'different/better' than everyone else: as in 'We, The Chosen People', concept?

Finally, my dad was at Cable Street facing down the genuinely anti-Semitic fascists in the 1930's.  I, too hot-blooded, could never be part of such acts of socialist resistance. But I am fully in solidarity with my anti-Zionist Jewish friends.

And hope that the conversion of Palestine into a seculat Co-operative Commonwealth, along the lines of the plan for Co-operative Socialism, comes about soon.

By Tuesday!

In peace, for all,

Your Quaker, Democratic and Co-operative Socialist, pacifist F/friend

John Courtneidge

Co-operative Careship

Re:

 https://thenextrecession.wordpress.com/2017/09/23/capital-150-part-two-the-economic-reason-for-madness/

Thanks, Gianne for pointing to this​​!

Oh, those sorry Marxists!

To take two points:

Marx didn't use the term 'Surplus Value': he wrote in German the term 'mehre vorth' (I may have that spelling wrong) which my German speaking friend translates as 'more worth' or 'added value': the term that I and the UK Taxman uses (in 'His' term, for Sales' Tax', 'Value-Added Tax', VAT).

Second this 'Free Gift of Nature' nonsense . . . Our Saskatoon Friend, Dave (I forget his family name) pointed to the concept that "rivers-have-rights'.  As such, the North Saskatchewan River has not consented (as a 'Free Gift of Nature'), nor would it ever likely do so, to be exploited and polluted as the capialists' Tar Sands holocaust!

Hence, by contrast, the Co-operative Socialist notion that 'the land , rivers, sea and air, should be considered to 'own' themselves - be persons in their own right - and that human inter-action with such 'God-given, God-containing, 'Gifts-of-nature'' should be on the basis of time-limited, non-heritable/non-transferable agreements for 'Co-operative Careship'.

Thanks, again, Gianne,

Best!

John

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

The UK General Election Choice: Terrorism or Co-operative Socialism

 The UK General Election Choice: Terrorism or Co-operative Socialism

Terrorism:  a first attempt at commentary.

This may not be good enough, but . . .

We know from social epidemiology (eg The Spirit Level book and www.equalitytrust.org.uk) that the amount of violence in a society increases as economic/income inequality increases.

And that inequality has increased/been increased since 1979.

Put simply: happy people are, generally, not violent.

And, as inequality increases, happiness decreases.

So violence increases.

We've been here before.

Before the First World War was declared in 1914, 'The Politics of The Act' was a feature of political life: bombs were thrown, 'elite' individuals were shot and assassinated.

Barbara Tuchman's book, 'The Leaning Tower', if I recall right, describes those events.

As a result, inequality was decreased from the end of that war: from about 1920 onwards. Danny Dorling's books display a U-shaped curve from 1900 to 2000: increased equality until 1979 then 'the counter revolution' of, first, neo-liberal capitalism and, now, neo-conservative capitalism.

Both designed ' to make the 'rich' richer and the 'poor' poorer'.

Which they did.

Now, just as the earlier era of  'The Politics of The Act', political acts of violence ('War as Regime Change' and 'Terrorism' as kick-back) are an *inevitable* consequence.

The bombing in Manchester, the events, yesterday evening in London, and so on, were not a matter of 'if': more a matter of 'when'.

The responses of the frightened 'elites' will be/ are predictable.

First Militarised Martial law. And the suspension of democracy.

Second, an (even greater) restriction on free speech (including public democratic politics: such as the suspension of General Election campaigning, as has happened, today and last Tuesday) and so on.

For now I leave the question open as to whether the acts of Terrorism in the UK were coordinated.

But, rather, turn to a positive response.

So, as outlined in the first few sentences above:

    If you wish for peace, you have to work for economic- and income-equality.

    2. Capitalism cannot do that:

   - as the history of the last hundred years has shown, managed capitalism (fascism/ Nazism on the political 'right' and 'Social Democracy' on the 'left'), both created more and more inequality.

And thus more and more violence.

So, what of 'not-caplitalism' . . . ?

Or, rather, what of other 'Not-capitalism*s*'?

Well, first of all, the hierarchical, usually Marxism-inspired, Not-capitaisms have ended in tears (in the cases of Cuba, Noth Korea and China, time will tell).

Which leaves us with Co-operative Socialism: a plan *specifically designed* to create (greater) equality and equity.

And thus peace.

Along with ecological responsibility and sustainability.


Therefore:

All that's now needed, is the implementation of the plan for Co-operative Socialism . . .

A Labour and Co-operative government at Westminster could do that.

Hence the importance of the UK General Election.

This coming Thursday 8th June 2017.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Progress on Co-operative Socialism: Synopsis and Overview April 2017

My friend, Rajula Singh asks how I am.

I reply, on this atonishing dawn morning in Beckenham.









Terrible, really. I'm a Doctor. I'm good at healing patients. But none of the patients want too be healed. So, I'm miserable.

People are miserable when their needs are not met.

Con-versely, people are happy when their needs *are* met.

And they *can* be met . . . if people want to have their needs met.

But, it seems, they don't want their needs met.

So, I'm unhappy; miserable: since my need is to have my needs met.

Which is to have my love for all accepted. Which it's not. So I'm unhappy.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq0XJCJ1Srw

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAuoNa5g6i8

Ps Needs essay in the papers' section at www.interestfreemoney.org

The key need to is equality (see www.equalitytrust.org.uk) and the plan for equality is called Co-operative Socialism (eg, with You Tube videos, at:

http://occupylondon.org.uk/co-operative-socialism-by-john-courtneidge/

The next steps towards implementation, audit and celebration of a world of Co-operative Socialism is for individuals to ask if their MP supports the plan for Co-operative Socialism.

And, if yes, are they promoting it?

And, if no, they don't support it, why not?

A model Constituent's letter template for this is as above or in the essays at www.sustainabilitynotcapitalism.blogspot.com

As is a model Motion that Organisations could adopt.

Which, put simply says:

We adopt, and will promote, the plan for Co-operative Socialism, as an alternative to capitalism.

Which is what Labour Action for Peace, LAP (in 2013), The Bromley Co-operative Party (in 2014) and Occupy London (in 2015) have already done.

LAP is active in supporting and promoting the plannfor Co-operative Socialism by, for example, correlating the replies from MPs to the Constituents' letters described above. 

Progress is, however, slow. So! I'm miserable!

But:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kafVkPxjLYg

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Fip6uNJeLl0

Meanwhile, in the world:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fCP2-Bfhy04

Or, better, perhaps:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YoDh_gHDvkk

Chttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zUQiUFZ5RDw

But:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9rUzIMcZQ

And:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bsYp9q3QNaQ

So, not so much:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NSkboTTTmpg

Which is lovely, but:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dsxtImDVMig

Which as an exercise in Co-operative Socialism:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cT_fKY34Hx0

All we/I! Need is love, equality, Co-operative Socialism!

(And, of course, my heart beloved . . . )

So, I wonder how many people will write *their* letter tom*their* MP (www.theyworkforyou.com), today, this week, ever?

Terrible, really. I'm a Doctor. I'm good at healing patients. But none of the patients want too be healed. So, I'm miserable.

People are miserable when their needs are not met.

Con-versely, people are happy when their needs *are* met.

And they *can* be met . . . if people want to have their needs met.

But, it seems, they don't want their needs met.

So, I'm unhappy; miserable: since my need is to have my needs met.

Which is to have my love for all accepted. Which it's not. So I'm unhappy.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq0XJCJ1Srw

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAuoNa5g6i8

Ps Needs essay in the papers' section at www.interestfreemoney.org

The key need to is equality (see www.equalitytrust.org.uk) and the plan for equality is called Co-operative Socialism (eg, with You Tube videos, at:

http://occupylondon.org.uk/co-operative-socialism-by-john-courtneidge/

The next steps towards implementation, audit and celebration of a world of Co-operative Socialism is for individuals to ask if their MP supports the plan for Co-operative Socialism.

And, if yes, are they promoting it?

And, if no, they don't support it, why not?

A model Constituent's letter template for this is as above or in the essays at www.sustainabilitynotcapitalism.blogspot.com

As is a model Motion that Organisations could adopt.

Which, put simply says:

We adopt, and will promote, the plan for Co-operative Socialism, as an alternative to capitalism.

Which is what Labour Action for Peace, LAP (in 2013), The Bromley Co-operative Party (in 2014) and Occupy London (in 2015) have already done.

LAP is active in supporting and promoting the plannfor Co-operative Socialism by, for example, correlating the replies from MPs to the Constituents' letters described above. 

Progress is, however, slow. So! I'm miserable!

But:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kafVkPxjLYg

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Fip6uNJeLl0

Meanwhile, in the world:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fCP2-Bfhy04

Or, better, perhaps:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YoDh_gHDvkk

Chttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zUQiUFZ5RDw

But:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9rUzIMcZQ

And:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bsYp9q3QNaQ

So, not so much:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NSkboTTTmpg

Which is lovely, but:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dsxtImDVMig

Which as an exercise in Co-operative Socialism:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cT_fKY34Hx0

All we/I! Need is love, equality, Co-operative Socialism!

(And, of course, my heart beloved . . .

But, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WyWzrKjeeAQ . . . )

So, I wonder how many people will write *their* letter to *their* MP (www.theyworkforyou.com), today, this week, ever?

Friday, April 7, 2017

Neo-Mathusianism: Euthanise The Poor . . . Or The 'Rich'?

In ecological impact terms, the group that should be euthanised first - if one were crazy enough to proceed with this neo-Malthusian nonsense  - is the most wealthy* . . . Not, of course, the Malthusian eugenisists' target group for annhilation . . .

*A conclusion drawn from putting together:

 a) the social epidemilogical evidence in, say, The Spirit Level (that the wealthy -really the ill-thy in 'the global North West' are the most 'economically' active (in reality, a-economically active with their levels of consumption), and,

b) the equation that links wealth creation with pollution:

Materials  + Energy  ->  Wealth  +  Pollution

(The arrow symbol is read in such chemical equations as ' Goes to give'.)

Two additional points (well, three):

1) In capitalism, money is used to buy the inputs, 'Materials  +  Energy'.

The wealth is converted into more money than the inputs cost (see the wealth creation diagram in the second or middle article in the CCPA Reader on Co-operative Socialism - which isarchived in the papers' section at www.interestfreemoney.org).

2) Again from the social epidemiological evidence (I'll scan the relevant pages, I hope), the extra a-economic activity brings no additional human benefit (as measured, for example, in health, happiness or multi-faceted well-ness.

3) And it's not 'evil people deliberately (ie with deliberation) trashing the planet', it's an automatic outcome/consequence of the error of permitting usury ('money-making/accumulating-money' by one of the four mechanisms, Rent, Interest, Profit, Higher-then-average-pay-for-work).

I think that there's a good case for identifying usury as the 'forbidden fruit' that's mentioned in the Book of Genesis.

Which would make the tree, itself, the concept that gives rise to those four money-accumulating mechanisms as the concept of Theft from and of The Creation/ The Commonwealth ie the evil concept of 'Private Property':

Thus:

The Theft of Land provides Profit

The Theft of the Law provides Interest

The Theft of Knowledge provides Profit

The Theft of Position provides Higher-than-average-pay-for-work

The latter of which is paid for by Taxing 'uz', the 88%, upon permission of the 2% (they who 'receive' Rent, Interest and Profits as 'Owners'/Theives of The Creation/Commonwealth) and enforced by the 10% (the 2%'s Praetorian Guard: of paid Bullies, Bribers and Brainwashers).

So, for sustainability, support, implement and audit Co-operative Socialism.

By Tuesday!

http://occupylondon.org.uk/co-operative-socialism-by-john-courtneidge/

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Laws of Chemistry means That Capitalism is non-sustainable

Here is a marvellous chemistry video

From https://m.facebook.com/Wikr-Sunny-1824615421112852/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=1


video




But one: recall the wealth creation equation:

Materials  +  Energy  ->  Wealth  +  Pollution

So, here, a healthy body is a 'well body' . . . well, wealth, weal are all related words.

Now, taking the Second Law of Thermondynamics into account (which says that, in *any* and *every* change, more disorder than order is created (the level of disorder is measured by an increase in entropy), then the amount of disorder that's created as we create weath/wellness/weal is *greater* than the amount of order we create.

Now, that externalised disorder can only be dealth with by 'external' forces (ie by the 'rest of' the planet at the rates of reactions that occur at the temperature of the planet in particular places at particular times.

So, for example, photosynthesis is converted highly disordered (ie gasous) molecules of carbon dioxide and water into highly ordered (solid and dissolved) carbohydrate molecules as I peck this out here in the springtime in sunny Beckenham.




Ie:

Carbon dioxide  +  Water  ->  Carbohydrates  +  Oxygen

That's why William if Normandy and his army invaded England in 1066: England's climate, geology and physical geography are good at accumulating carbohydrates as wood and grain (and, indirectly through grass, meat, wool, leather and other animal products: to say nothing of the-then, feudal, weapons of war, horses, knights, archers, arrows, pike-men, etc).

(And, for anyone following the entropy aspect, two gaseous molecules, CO2 and water are 'fixed' into the carbohydrate molecule as only one gasous molecule, di-atomic oxygen, O2, is released  - to nourish those animals: including worms, bees and us, etc.)

So, if we set up an anti-economic sysyem (called capitalism . . . Or war if you want an accurate term) then the heat and material pollution (which together make up the disorder called increased pollution) result in the disequilibrium called global warming, decadence, 'the break-down of society' and all the forms of no-well-ness, ill-ness that are recorded inThe Spirit Level (and worse such as the, may-be, grossly exagerated reports of Satanic child-abuse as logged earlier on 'my' Facebook page).

So, in synopsis, sustainability is the balance between photosynthetic fixation of CO2:

CO2  +  H2O  +  Energy (sunlight)  ->  Carbohydrates  +  O2

And animal metabolism (eg 'burning fat'):

Carbohydrates +  O2  ->  CO2  +  H2O  + Energy (which always 'slides downhill'to become heat)

That's why 'my' blog is addressed as

www.sustainabilitynotcapitalism.blogspot.com