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Joining LastSuperpower does not require agreement with our general stance - we ask only that you are interested in serious discussion of the issues.

A (very) broad outline of the views of those who established this site

Basically we're interested in discussing  what it means to be progressive and left-wing in the 21st century.   

In our view,  most of what passes as "left" these days is just not left at all. 

We see this site as a meeting point for people who are unhappy with what is currently regarded as "left" and would like to engage in serious discussion about it.

The  list of points (below)  reflects our general stance. It's a work in progress, full of holes and gappy places...  

 We very much welcome  people who want to argue with the views expressed below as well  as  help with filling in the gaps.

  • the war in Iraq:  the left has always fought against fascism. We therefore supported the overthrow of the fascist Baath Party in Iraq.  The United States currently  has no choice but to drain the swamps  and support the democratization of the Middle East.  We are glad about that!
  • Palestine:  As a consequence of its new drain the swamps policy,  the Bush administration has become the first ever US administration to  acknowledge the need for a Palestinian state. 
  • philosophy, Marx, Engels, Hegel, dialectical materialism :  in order to change the world we need  to understand it.  This  requires us to look beneath the surface appearance of things. 
  • developments in technology and science : a central part of progress consists of increasing human control over nature.  We are excited by the future and reject the widespread culture of pessimism and fear.   
  • globalization:  globalization is the engine of development  in the third world - and development is the answer to world poverty.  We wish  it was happening  faster.
  • green politics:  We reject green ideology because it opposes rapid development, fears change and romanticises pre-industrial life.  In practice, "sustainable development"  sustains only poverty, malnutrion and death.
  • capitalism:   On the one hand capitalism is vastly superior to tribalism, feudalism and fascism.   The achievements of advanced capitalism really are quite spectatcular.  Nevertheless it holds back development and progress because it is based on  wage slavery and  is therefore incapable of fully unleashing  human potential. So from the perspective of the past it is progressive  - but from the perspective of the future it is reactionary and deserves to perish!

Anyway.... you can explore LastSuperpower by clicking on the  links provided in the description of our general stance (above), by looking in the yellow folders  (to the left) or clicking on  the  tabs (at the very top of the page).   

Better still you can  join the site. This does not require you to agree with our views.   However, by  joining the site  you will automatically become a registered member of our  forum   and you will also be given your own  folder/homepage on the site  (see  our user-guide  for more information about this). 


Any questions, problems, suggestions ? Write to:  kerrycraig(at)gmail(dot)com 

    To participate in our current discussions go to our blog, Strange Times               

Click here to visit our main forum (now archived)

Created by keza
Last modified 2010-02-17 07:00 PM

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