A small change of direction
Firstly, let me apologise for not having written much recently. I’ve been overtaken by the demands of my day job, being tormented by a long-term medical condition that meant I wasn’t sleeping properly, and also some things in my family have taken my mind away from the political. I have still been plotting the downfall of capitalism and its replacement with something that is oriented around people’s needs rather than profit, but it’s hard when you can’t think straight and family members need your love and support. Oh, and we got a German Pinscher who takes a lot of attention.
So a couple of projects should slowly start to see the light of day over the next few months.
How to Live a Good Life
The first one is I’ve been planning a book called How to Live a Good Life, which is simply an outline of some core ideas about how the world is put together and how to navigate the capitalist hell hole most of us have been cursed to live in.
Good Life will be written initially using LeanPub and the very early draft of it is available there. I have completely rethought the structure of the book when I was awake in the middle of the night unable to sleep so it will change quite a lot from the outline if you choose to purchase a copy. Some of the articles in Green Plenty will be added to and extended. Once it’s far enough along I will approach a proper publisher and see if I can get it published more conventionally.
It should be obvious that early drafts of the chapters will probably end up on substack, and on my Medium feed. I have a lot of followers on Medium, which I wasn’t aware of.
The second project is something I’m calling a communist dictionary, this is still in very early form. I have some Wiki software to create a dictionary that attempts to use simple language to explain common terms used by the socialist and Marxist currents in society that have fallen out of use, or are often distorted by our enemies. I intend to get people who belong to sympathetic traditions to help me write fair articles about the things they hold dear. For example, I don’t think I could write a fair article about Trotsky. Even though I admire him in…