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Re: <nettime> Stephen Foley: Bitcoin needs to learn from past
Douglas La Rocca on Thu, 5 Dec 2013 10:16:58 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> Stephen Foley: Bitcoin needs to learn from past


> As an anti-capitalist and precarized content producer now I wonder


As a Marxist (more or less in agreement with the 2nd International), I
have to say these two recently popular concepts on the Left need to be
critically evaluated.

For "anti-capitalist": this would be considered in Hegel-speak a
"simple negation" and doesn't specify much at all.

The so-called "precariat" is a recent invention that repeats the
post-60s habit of searching for the "new revolutionary subject,"
i.e. something other than the proletariat. I'm not challenging it
as a sociological description but rather as a political category.
It is nothing more than a rebranded "lumpenproletariat," currently
being pushed by outfits such as the ISO which are floudering quite
badly at the moment (having failed to consolidate any decent energy
post-#Occupy).

-dl


On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 3:42 PM, Jaromil <jaromil {AT} dyne.org> wrote:

> On Mon, 02 Dec 2013, Florian Cramer wrote:
>
> > Another way of looking at Bitcoin is to consider it an unintended
> > privacy nightmare in the making. Bitcoin is based on the concept that
> > money is stored in anonymized accounts ("wallets") whose transactions
> > are publicly viewable; that is, all Bitcoin transactions ever made by
> > anyone, permanently archived.
>
> Yes, it is basically a chain of contracts, triple-signed...
>
> How funny that justicialist detractors have so far fought it as a
> criminal tool, while even the most financially coercitive apparata have
> never managed to put in place such a formidable device for financial
> control and disintermediation.


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