Erle Frayne Argonza's Blog – September 2008 Archive (12)

CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY: CAN IT SURVIVE THE COMING ‘TECHNOTRONIC’ CAPITALISM?

Erle Frayne Argonza



‘Late’ capitalism, this current phase that replaced the ‘monopoly’ capitalism of the pre-war era, is now DEAD. As elucidated by Jurgen Habermas, thinker of the Frankfurt school, capitalism was able to move to its present state but only with massive state planning/intervention. State intervention had since the early 70s been relaxed, via globalization, but this only created monstrous predatory finance that hastened the collapse of the system.



As already… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 29, 2008 at 9:02am — No Comments

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR): CORPORATE DEODORANT OF ‘LATE’ CAPITALISM

Erle Frayne Argonza



Good afternoon from Manila!



The late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, the Philippines’ most brilliant and deviously cunning chief executive, was so elated one day during his tyrannical incumbency. The reason for the unusual elation was this: his soldiers captured Bernabe Buscayno, the first national head of the Maoist insurgent group New People’s Army or NPA, who was a prized catch for the strong man. After some military interrogation, Buscayno was directed… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 26, 2008 at 3:00am — No Comments

CAPITALISM’S FUTURE CYBORG PEOPLE/WE ARE THE LAST HUMANS

Erle Frayne Argonza



Magandang hapon! Good afternoon from Manila!



As you read this piece, please take a cursory glance at yourself. For you are among the last humans of the non-chipped prototype. We non-chipped humans’ lifeline will soon end, as we are only co-terminus with ‘late’ capitalism.



‘Late’ capitalism will crash down into total destruction. As already advanced in some previous articles, ‘late’ capitalism or ‘the system’ is now DEAD. No more can this… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 24, 2008 at 7:17am — 1 Comment

BONAPARTISM: ‘TECHNOTRONIC’ CAPITALIST STATE IDEOLOGY

Erle Frayne Argonza



Hail Bonaparte! Hail Empire! Hail new capitalism! Hail oligarchic Gods of Olympus! – Tomorrow’s slogans



Bonaparte is back today, I see him alive again. I don’t mean the personal Napoleon Bonaparte of yesteryears, I mean the state system built by Him the Emperor par excellence. Bonapartism is the hyper-convergence of all totalitarian systems of the past to the present. Old state ideologies are dying, some are already dead in fact (Old… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 21, 2008 at 7:48pm — 1 Comment

GLOBAL TOTALITARIAN POLICE-STATE & TECHNOTRONIC SOCIETY: EXTENDING CAPITALIST LIFE

Erle Frayne Argonza



Let me go back to the question of what lies ahead of us—when ‘late’ capitalism dies and yet capitalism will be extended. I am not discounting the possibility that capitalism’s life span will be extended, but this will no longer be ‘late’ capital, just to remind everyone.



You better fasten your seat belts, as the stormy days ahead will come for sure, and as this heraldry from me will sound as stormy already as those times ahead. Stormy heraldry, because… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 18, 2008 at 7:57pm — 2 Comments

CAPITALISM’S DEMISE: WHAT WENT WRONG?

Erle Frayne Argonza



To all fellow men and women out there who may have deep fondness for the liberal capitalist model of economic adaptation, I hope that you can make some adjustments in your cognitive banks. Capitalism is not a permanent facet of human life, but merely one among various epochs that will come to pass. Only impermanence is sacrosanct in the cosmos, so please refrain from singing hallelujah to a world system that is on its death knell as I articulated in a previous… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 17, 2008 at 5:14am — 2 Comments

‘LATE’ CAPITALISM ENDS IN CRASHING BLOW POST-‘MAD ECONOMICS’

Erle Frayne Argonza



Good afternoon!



At this moment, I’m sipping coffee contained in a pack that is sold for worth P130, or $3.00. The pack is one of the domestic brands of brewed coffee blends, ready for the drip coffee maker, of the Arabica and/or Robusta varieties. In economic parlance, this coffee is a commodity because (a) it was intended for exchange and not for the coffee producer’s consumption alone, and (b) money was used to acquire (purchase) it.



I have… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 14, 2008 at 8:16pm — No Comments

ADAM SMITH’S CLASSICAL THEORY IS COPYCAT/UN-ORIGINAL

Erle Frayne Argonza



Magandang umaga! Good morning from Manila!



As one can see in the title, Adam Smith’s ideas about political economy were unoriginal or copycat. So I’m going to articulate some notes about the matter. This may come as a shocker to the devotees of Smith and fanatical ideologues of liberal or free market capitalism, but it had to be accepted. This is a matter of fact, not of speculation or libel.



This note is not intended to demean Smith nor to… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 12, 2008 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

SMITH-RICARDIAN ‘FREE TRADE’ JUSTIFIED SLAVE TRADE

Erle Frayne Argonza



To continue on the theme of laissez faire, a doctrine started by the French physiocrats and systematized further by the Scots, let it be known that the principle of ‘free trade’ generated by physiocracy was largely a doctrinal defense of slave trade. [Physiocrats were philosophers who focused on economic problems, while philosophes who focused on political, ethical, and epistemological problems.]



I already elaborated in a previous briefer that Adam… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 9, 2008 at 11:18pm — 2 Comments

ADAM SMITH: ‘INTELLECTUAL PROSTITUTE’ FOR BRITISH EAST INDIA & SLAVE TRADERS

Erle Frayne Argonza



Amigos y Amigas, Buenos dias! Magandang umaga! Good morning!



The title of this briefer may come as a shock to all those who pretend to know Adam Smith and, more so, for those who revere Mr. Smith as a cult Icon. Just to clarify to everyone, being a political economist and ‘economic sociologist’, I hold Smith personally in high esteem as an intellectual, and this briefer is not meant to flaunt irreverence on this gentleman. Smith’s place in economic… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 7, 2008 at 10:41pm — No Comments

OLYMPIC PLAYERS ARE MADE BY SPORTS SCIENCE

Erle Frayne Argonza



Magandang hapon! Good afternoon!



The term ‘Olympic player’ is synonymous with the term ‘world-class player’. No agency, institution or country today can ever make claims to being world-class without passing through the baptizing fires of the Olympics games and winning medals in them, and any claim to the contrary will be laughed off with guffaws as mere delusional braggadocio. Play the games, be among Top 10 at least, and the team can be considered… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 3, 2008 at 8:17pm — 2 Comments

OLYMPICS A’BEIJING: CHINA & ASIA RISE IN ATHLETICS

Erle Frayne Argonza



Magandang araw! Good day!



Is there any other news that brightens up the world better than the latest Olympics games held at Beijing? Amid the world’s running agog in quagmires of hatred and wars, caused largely by demonic minds among the West’s oligarchy, there are still developments that enchant us even as they stir up hope in a planet that had now moved into a new Dark Age.



The latest Olympics held at Beijing deserve a plethora of praises… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 2, 2008 at 2:42am — No Comments

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