Monday, July 01, 2019
Seldon: ‘ECONOMIC Checks and Balances’ -- the resuscitation of political-only checks and balances, and ‘Political-ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY’.
Seldon: ‘ECONOMIC Checks and Balances’ --
the resuscitation of political-only checks and balances,
and ‘Political-ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY’.
It is my pleasure, and my honor, as an officer of the Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.] Office of Public Liaison, to share with you, from time to time, as they are approved for public release by the F.E.D. General Council, key excerpts from the internal writings, and from the internal sayings, of our co-founder, Karl Seldon.
The present such release is entered below [Some E.D. standard edits have been applied, in the version presented below, by the editors of the Special Council for the Encyclopedia, to the direct transcript of our co-founder’s discourse].
This release addresses the necessity of the constitutional establishment of new, economic checks and balances if the old political-only checks and balances crucial to any degree of democracy are to be resuscitated.
“Checks and balances against the abuse of political power are the only tools that humanity has against tyranny -- against the human ‘Tyranny Sub-Genome’.”
“Political-only checks and balances -- and therefore capitalist ascendance-phase representative democracy, and the practice of civil liberties/human rights -- will NOT survive the Orwellian, ‘humanocidal’ undertow of the descendence-phase, ‘capitalist-anti-capitalist’ ruling class.”
“That ruling class is characterized by hyper-concentrated ownership of capital-value, “buying-out” [prostituting] all three branches of political-only government, thereby increasingly undermining political-only checks and balances, whilst that concentrated-ownership capital-value is increasingly threatened with obliteration by ‘technodepreciation’, which would thereby obliterate also the power of that ruling class, the power also threatened by a rising world-wide working class, with a rising “technical composition” of labor.”
“The response of that descendence-phase ruling class to those twin threats to its power is, precisely, ‘humanocidal’ --
“Democracy, and humanity itself, will not survive capitalism’s descendence-phase ruling class, let alone advance into their potential higher forms, without the resuscitation of POLITICAL checks and balances, by a working-class-demanded, juridical, constitutional installation, and enforcement, of new ECONOMIC Checks and Balances.”
“To be successful, these new, ECONOMIC checks and balances must include the ‘Citizen Externality Equity’, Citizen Birthright Equity’, and ‘Citizen Stewardship Equity’ new human rights, also new forms of all-citizens’ “individual property” [Marx] -- or their equivalents -- as advocated, for example, by the Equitists, as the key parts of their proposed Equitarian Constitutional Reform/Social-Relations-of-Production Social Revolution.”
Miguel: State-capitalist “political[-only] revolutions”, which leave the "social relations of production" of capitalism untouched, such as that advocated by Bernie Sanders, will not suffice.
For more information regarding these Seldonian insights, please see --
For partially pictographical, ‘poster-ized’ visualizations of many of these Seldonian insights -- specimens of ‘dialectical art’ -- see:
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Participant, F.E.D. Special Council for Public Liaison,
Officer, F.E.D. Office of Public Liaison.