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Thank you for your service economy.

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If the masses of unemployable workers are not to be massacred in some quick and clever way, they must be maintained materially, but capitalists don't give sustenance for free. However, if you're in service to the military, it's arguable that you're inevitably in service to capital, and therefore worthy of life. What's being floated even now is a commitment to service as a rite of passage. Some kind of service. A year or two of service. What kind of service? What do you care? You'll be of service. How noble.

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen says some unkind things about Lenin's legacy, but don't get too mad, because workers are doomed, the left has rejected labor, identity has eclipsed class as an organizing motivation, the flame throwers are coming for tent-cities, blood for oil will be replaced with blood for blood and we'll choose between serving the state, or starving to death. Forgot all about the Lenin thing huh?

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Jeff Dorchen

According to his contacts on LinkedIn, Jeff Dorchen can do just about anything. He’s a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, poet, playwright and screenwriter.

 

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