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June 30, 2011

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Jodi wrote:

"The solution to our problem also relies on erasing, abolishing, the dictatorship of finance capital."

Well, capital, at any rate.

Mustn't consider finance capital as epiphenomenal, now . . . .

Todd

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Of course not. I think finance capital is the zombie brain that keeps the dead system walking (not sure about the metaphor, though). So, not at all epiphenomenal but the core, the motherboard, the backbone; if it goes, the whole thing goes. As I read him, this is Lenin's view in Imperialism. And it seems even more applicable today.

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"I think finance capital is the zombie brain that keeps the dead system walking (not sure about the metaphor, though)"

Hmm. Maybe not so much a zombie's brain as a vampire's heart: staking it simply paralyzes the body (and removing the stake, in movie tradition, at least, allows the body to come back to "life"). It takes much more doing to destroy the monster (cutting off the head, burning both it and the body, stuffing the mouth with garlic and sewing the lips shut, etc)

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