Zero Books Posadist Special

Jun 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Articles, Zero Squared

This week’s Zero Books podcast features a conversation with Comrade Communicator from the Intergalactic Worker’s League.

Posadism is an ideology or movement born out of the Fourth International and headed by a certain J. Posadas, who, (per wikipedia) tried to create a synthesis of Trotskyism and Ufology. Posadas’ most prominent thesis from this perspective was Flying saucers, the process of matter and energy, science, the revolutionary and working-class struggle and the socialist future of mankind (1968). Posadists believed that extra-terrestrials visiting earth in flying saucers must come from a socially and scientifically advanced civilisation to master inter-planetary travel and that the working-class should welcome the alien invaders as their liberators.

The interview took place at the Left Forum where we also launched Angela Nagle’s book "Kill All Normies."

Special thanks goes out to members of the Zero Books club for their patience. Zero Books club members will be invited to listen to the second half of last week’s conversation with Chris Cutrone this coming weekend, and everyone should look forward to an upcoming podcast featuring panel discussion on Kill All Normies.

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2 Comments to “Zero Books Posadist Special”

  1. dmf says:
    James Meek | Is the historical association between extreme social change and violent revolution hampering opposition to the ballot-box extremism of the populist right? The Russian revolutions of 1917 still influence contemporary events, but they distort our understanding of them. Because the 1917 revolutions were both violent political transformations and executed programmes of radical social change, we see the two as bound to occur together. But it is not inevitable. From Ukraine and the Arab Spring to neoliberalism and the rise of superrich families, James Meek explores how the world is being reshaped by political revolutions that are empty of coherent ideology, and by transformational social revolutions, radical and ideological, that strive to operate outside the political sphere.

  2. Comrades, do not be distracted by this private liberal arts college yahoo’s crude parody of Posadism!

    Proletarian Democracy remains, now more than ever, the sole pole of attraction for the most advanced elements of the class.

    Fraternal regards,

    Cde Barry mainwaring
    People’s Commission for the Bright Dawn of Proletarian Democracy (PCBDPD)

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