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Barbara MacLean and Bruce Lerro are co-founders and organizers for Socialist Planning Beyond Capitalism. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter. http://planningbeyondcapitalism.org/

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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 17, 2021
Divided We Stand: Eleven Regional Rivalries from Mountain People to the Swamps of Dixie Regardless of their location in the South, why was it the the Mountain people of Appalachia wanted nothing to do with their neighbors in Virginia? Why was it that New Amsterdam (New Yorkers) intensely disliked the Yankee New Englander? Why were these regions not united even during the Revolutionary War and the Civil War? Find answers to these questions and more in my latest article. .
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(25 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 26, 2021
Sitting Pretty on a Sinking Ship: Neoliberal Feminism What does it mean to be a feminist in the United States today? My claim is that the neoliberal feminists are not liberal in the sense of second-wave feminism and the New-Deal liberalism of Roosevelt. Rather, they are instead "neo-liberal" feminists, who follow the neoliberal trend of the mid 1980's, started by the Democratic Leadership Council.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 18, 2021
Ruling Class Fears of The Day of Reckoning: Historical Causes for the Biases Against Crowds Are crowds any more violent? Is emotional contagion more likely to spread faster in crowds? Are crowds more spontaneous than small groups? Are crowds more suggestible than small groups of individuals? Why is there a generally suspicious and negative attitude towards crowds? Which classes benefit? Which classes lose?
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 11, 2021
The Power of Magick: Why Materialists, Atheists and Marxists Need it Marx made some extraordinary comments about the functions of religion in the process of alienation in class societies. But he ignored the sacred practices of egalitarian societies, which he called "primitive communism". These sacred practices have been called "magical" by some anthropologists. They were signs of confidence, joy and group inspiration.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 3, 2021
Left-Wing Psychotherapy Cults: Sullivanians from Hedonism to Group Terror by Bruce Lerro Cults typically use sex to control their members by propagandizing their female members into having sex with the male guru. At the same time, most of the members are expected to be celibate. But what happens when members give up monogamy completely and sleep with each other, as happened with the Suillivanists? How does this difference impact how the cult turns out?
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 30, 2021
My Journey to Socialism: From 9-11 through the Great Recession The process of learning to become a socialist and moving from Flatland to Spaceland. This is a personal reflection of experiencing our capitalist society as viewed from 9-11 to the Great Recession.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 21, 2021
Why Middle-Class Left Liberals Should Dump the Democratic Party: Finding Common Ground with Socialists Why middle-class left liberals should dump the Democratic Party: Finding common ground with socialists.
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Ghosts of Highway 20 Revisited: How Being a Self-Educated Street Intellectual May Have Saved My Life Fifty years ago there was a hard divide in Yankeedom between countercultural hippies and hardhats. Hitchhiking in redneck country in Eastern Oregon, I crossed a border into a dangerous situation. It was the conversations about books with one redneck that seemed to get me out of there. It wasn't until 50 years later in a FB message from my traveling companion that I discovered that books and "my NY way" probably saved my life.