What comes after the left / right paradigm, if anything?

I asked this question on social media today and got quite a few very thoughtful replies.
One person asked me what led me to ask the question, and this was my response:

I believe we’re teetering on the brink of worldwide techo-fascism.
Well, it’s pretty much blowing out in certain quarters already.

The program has been wrapped in progressive language.
As a result, many have unknowingly been led to embrace the creation of a global digital jail.
We’ll soon see the roll out of Internet of Things social credit scoring and human capital bonds.
The rules of the game will be the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

This is the World Economic Forum / Davos global economic reset.
This is the advent of Globalization 4.0.
This is “wrong kind of green” financialization of nature.
Predatory poverty mining by nonprofits for hedge funds.
Covid the trigger event; Klaus Schwab the helmsman.

We need a clear assessment of stakeholder capitalism.
While we were busy surviving austerity.
Fin-tech oligarchs, academics, and think tanks, crafted a high-tech economic control system.
Put on the brakes now or “what works” “smart” government will dominate most humans.
And our precious earth and fellow non-human travelers, too.

Look up, to space.
That’s where the IoT, GPS, AR, satellite constellation are.
Control from above, but by the military not God(des).
Faith communities, NGOs, activists all harnessed to this apparatus.
Soon to be replaced by the Fourth Sector.
Corporatized public-private partnerships and pay for success finance waiting in the wings.

So far I am not seeing many with clear eyes to face what they are a part of.
It’s hard when your identity is wrapped up in concepts of benevolence, charity, and being the “good” person.
Those who identify themselves as the “good people” will be running the gulags – on dashboards.

Over the past six months I’ve watched the left eagerly wave in techno-fascism.
I thought it was because they didn’t know better.
But last week I stumbled onto Michael Young, social entrepreneur.
I dug into his ties to the Labour Party in the UK and the Fabian Society and London School of Economics.
I waded into the classism and eugenics that threaded through the early decades of Socialist organizing.
The same tendencies carried over into racist aspects of FDR’s new deal.
And now we have a “Green New Deal” on the way.

What is the role of government once Google / AWS / Goldman Sachs / Palantir are your government?
When did elected officials become window-dressing for IBM / Oracle / Cisco algorithms?
The United States government was never about equality for ALL people.
Colonialism baked into everything.
We’re poised to be colonized by military nano-tech at the cellular level.

Will cutting edge bioinformatics and CRISPR blend eugenics into the whole rotten pay for success program?
Those mRNA vaccine platforms at the ready for population level bioengineering.
With a few tweaks to our DNA they’ll set us up as better partners for the robots.
With an injection you get a QR code so you can leave your house and go to school, work, the store.
Welcome to the biosecurity police state.

Our work is cut out for us for sure.
Few have a clue about what Bloomberg / Gates / Buffett / Omidyar have up their sleeves.
So many gate-keepers and controlled opposition paid to ensure the coup proceeds uninterrupted.
Yet still I am hopeful in the power of the human heart.
Millions are prepared to put bodies against their anti-life onslaught.
We are finding common cause in shutting down the transhumanist / AI / nanorobotics agenda.
Our hearts and spirits connected across the miles, across continents, entangled always.

The time is ripe to entertain a revolutionary world view grounded in right relationships.
It will be our bulwark against technocracy, communitarianism, and mechanistic social engineering.
Our outlook must be grounded in an acknowledgement of the brutal history of stolen land and stolen bodies.
But we will build it out in love and respect and solidarity, not disgust and shame.

Together we can protect the children from surveillance play tables and VR headset programming.
Together we can save the trees from being cut down for better 5G transmission.
Together we can educate and care for the well being of our communities humanely.
Together we can refuse biometric digital ID tied to automated AI policing and threat profiling.
As we organize, the categories we were once sorted into start to fall away.

I don’t see this as a left/right issue anymore.
It is a right relationships issue; it is an issue of care.

The old models are not serving us.
They never have.

The current paradigm keeps people apart.
It distracts us from the realization that this fight is the masses against the billionaires and AI.
We must put Davos in the crosshairs.
Redistribute fin-tech’s plunder.
Dismantle the surveillance state.
Nurture communities of voluntarily shared labor.
Heal the planet. Make things right again.
Each community to their own on condition that we all agree not to hurt one another or the earth.

We need to look beyond western ideals to an Indigenous, land-based system of reciprocity and balance.
This is no easy task, but until we can articulate it we can never have it.

Maybe the answer is Holons.
I keep trying to get folks to read Daniel Suarez’s books Daemon / Freedom.
I can’t speak for others, only for myself.
Anyway, thanks for listening.
Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

The featured photo, I felt, captures the predatory essence of our common foe.
It’s pre-k virtual reality developed by ClassVR, Avantis Systems, Gloucester, UK.

 

15 thoughts on “What comes after the left / right paradigm, if anything?

  1. Barbara Hatfield says:

    You inspire my mind. Goddess knows my heart is on fire. I will read Daniel Suarez’s books you recommend. Respect … and much gratitude !

  2. Lois Weiner says:

    I think there’s still a lett/right paradigm but that the left is disoriented and it’s our job to educate.
    Here’s one contribution:

    https://inthesetimes.com/article/what-does-a-safe-return-to-school-look-like-ask-teacher-unions

    Teachers unions that we would hope know better – but don’t – are allied with  “In the public interest” and “Partnership for Working Families. ”

    https://littlesis.org/org/35553-Partnership_for_Working_Families

    Hence, without members realizing their unions are doing so, the unions are intensifying the privatization and ideological control of the bipartisan nexus of Wall Street and Silicon Valley.
    We need to do lots of education!

    • wrenchinthegears says:

      Just FYI it’s a bit schlocky, kind of like an action movie, but the second book is where it gets interesting IMO – the holon part. When I first read it I was thinking….hmmm…is this libertiarian? But I’m still not sure. A lot of the tech in there is based in DARPA projects and the use of AR and social credit / reputation is spot on.

  3. Indian Jones says:

    “The current paradigm keeps people apart.” Well, that’s what exploiters do. Is the “right” perverted? Sure. Has the left been perverted? Of course!

    The past is the construction of fraudsters as is the future.

    Libertarianism? HA HA HA HA HA.

  4. James Kilgore says:

    So part of this is a result of the isolation/big nation chauvinism of the US in general and the Left in the US in particular. Really there is no Left in the US to speak of. The majority of what identifies as Left here would be considered right of center Social Democrats in other parts of the world. There are critical thinkers out there but few are in organizations of any scale because the organizations of scale don’t want real critical thinkers, especially not those who can think critically on more than one issue. Study the global Left, the divisions between Anarchists and Communist, the rise of social democracy and Eurocommunism, the descent of liberation movements from freedom fighters to authoritarian promoters of neoliberalism (think Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua e.g.). Rather than bemoan our isolation (which is profound and real) let’s look to historical links with people like Ella Baker and Victor Serge and Amilcar Cabral and John Trudell and Emma Goldman and Cedric Robinson and Antonio Gramsci just for starters.

  5. robingaura says:

    So thrilled to have found your work! Came here from Green Med Info. Without a good analysis, so much effort goes to nought. Will be recommending your work to others. Thank you so much.

  6. Ariadna Solovyova says:

    Daniel Suarez says this now: “Crucially, I learned there is nothing preventing us from establishing ourselves in deep space except the will to do it—as we did with the Apollo missions. We need only revise our fiscal and political priorities. More sobering, I also learned that the window to expand into space will not remain open forever. Any number of calamities here on Earth could permanently prevent us from making this leap. So we cannot wait any longer.

    Embarking human industry and society into space will be necessary if we hope to offer a promising future to coming generations.” (http://daniel-suarez.com/deltav_QandA.html)… I don’t think that’s the kind of solution most of us want…

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