Breaking News!!!
Linfield University Fires Professor Who Spoke Out About Misconduct Cases
 
(NYT May 1, 2021) Compare the language used by power structure against Prof. with the language used in WSU-UAW vs. Peter Friedlander.

Baptist-affiliated Oregon university fires Jewish tenured professor who alleged antisemitism


Former senior Board member facing multiple allegations of sex abuse, other Linfield trustees facing accusations of similar misconduct

Longtime Linfield College trustee faces felony indictment stemming from student’s sexual abuse complaint ("After the dinner, Jubb grabbed her and pulled her body to his in the foyer of the club as they waited for a ride to join other trustees at a bar, Motis said. When she objected, Jubb reached under her skirt and grabbed her bare buttocks, the suit alleges.  At the bar, she sat across from Jubb and he “aggressively bumped” her legs under the table, according to the suit. She moved her chair, but Jubb pulled it closer to him, “then thrust his hand’’ under her dress and touched her genitalia, the suit says.")


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Board Chairman David Baca (Davis Wright Tremain) -->


Comment by PF:  One can reconstruct the play of power and get a good glimmpse of the actuality of such networks in action.  The word is sleaze.  Note that the NAACP got into this one.  Reminds me of RB's description of the role of the Albion NAACP.  The two-party-situated media coverage was all about the particular offenses.  The real story is we can seen Trumpian networks and practices in action.  BUT ALSO: WSU-UAW vs. Peter Friedlander provides a much more detailed road map to these networks and practices.  This richly documented farce can be used as a guide to inerpreting the rhetorical productions of the sleaze machine in operation (the grubby local "power elite").

Trustee, David Jubb (not shown): He’s a retired partner of  PricewaterhouseCoopers
and served on the board of The Reser Family Foundation. (Reser Fine Foods)


("After the dinner, Jubb grabbed her and pulled her body to his in the foyer of the club as they waited for a ride to join other trustees at a bar, Motis said. When she objected, Jubb reached under her skirt and grabbed her bare buttocks, the suit alleges.  At the bar, she sat across from Jubb and he “aggressively bumped” her legs under the table, according to the suit. She moved her chair, but Jubb pulled it closer to him, “then thrust his hand’’ under her dress and touched her genitalia, the suit says.")

Miles K. Davis, president of Linfield University-->

BUT ALSOthe book is dead

Pieter Claesz, Still life with a burning candle, 1627
the Fascist Assault on Congress:
Data, Texts, and Contexts
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He’s not hurting the people he needs to be hurting

from "'It’s Just Too Much’: "A Florida Town Grapples With a Shutdown After a Hurricane," New York Times, 1-7-19.

"I voted for him, and he’s the one who’s doing this,” an employee of the Federal prison in the Florida Panhandle said. “I thought he was going to do good things. He’s not hurting the people he needs to be hurting.



VIOLENCE AND COGNITION


A.  The legitimation of violence against a demonized internal enemy brings us close to the heart of fascism. (Robert O. Paxton, The Anatomy of Fascism (Alfred A. Knopf, 2004), p. 84

B.  The depth and implications of Trump’s strong preference for oral communication over the written word demand closer examination.  “He didn’t process information in any conventional sense," Wolff writes. “He didn’t read. He didn’t really even skim. Some believed that for all practical purposes he was no more than semi-­literate.” ("The President Who Doesn't Read," The Atlantic, January 5, 2018)

C.  Hitler is to Trump as Tragedy is to Farce.

Contexts
Prerequesites
: SOOL; GRAPHICS PAGE; GEOGRAPHY PAGE; COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT PAGE



1. The Long Durée: one million year ago to Donald Trump
2. From the Enlightenment to Donald Trump and the End of Print Literacy


PREREQUISITES

The Social Origins of Language (Oxford, 2014), excerpts
Semiotic regimes: the two-party system (
herding primates)
UAW Page, Cog Dev Page (PISA; Geography

Trump and Joint Chiefs in the Tank



Arrests Arising out of the Assault on Congress


Fuzzy Sets

The fuzzy set* category GRIFTER emerged out of conversations between PF and RB.  The first pass through the data produced a working dataset: the Mob at the Capitol

Our work on this dataset occured in the context of mainstream media efforts to make sense out of this information.  Numerous articles were published, including this from the NYT 1-26-21:  "From Navy SEAL to Part of the Angry Mob Outside the Capitol"          

how many of its members seemed to come not from the fringes of American society but from white picket-fence Main Street backgrounds — firefighters and real estate agents, a marketing executive and a Town Council member.

but the capstone of those efforts so far is:

The University of Chicago, Division of the Social Sciences, the Chicago Project on Security and Threats

"The Face of American Insurrection: Right-Wing Organizations Evolving into a Violent Mass Movement" (Update of 2=5=21).  This is the report itself; below is an article in the Atlantic by two of the investigators:

Dr. Robert A. Pape (principal investigator), and Dr. Kevin Ruby (Senior research director),  The Capitol Rioters Aren’t Like Other Extremists (the Atlantic, Feb. 2, 2021)



The authors summarize their findings in their Atlantic article:

"40 percent are business owners or hold white-collar jobs. Unlike the stereotypical extremist, many of the alleged participants in the Capitol riot have a lot to lose. They work as CEOs, shop owners, doctors, lawyers, IT specialists, and accountants. Strikingly, court documents indicate that only 9 percent are unemployed. "

In their report, the authors provide examples of these "CEOs, shop owners, doctors, lawyers, IT specialists, and accountants":

▪ Business Owner: 13%
        –  Owner, Ameri-I-Can Ammo
        –  CEO,marketingfirmCogensia
        –  Owner, Wholesale Universe, Inc.
        –  Owner, Matador Sport Fishing
▪ White-Collar: 28%
        –  GoogleFieldOperationsSpecialist
        –  Regional Portfolio Manager at BB&T Bank
        –  Doctors,Attorney,Architects


As we add states and other datasets in the right-hand column, it will become increasingly evident that this analysis out of the University of Chicago (and corporate** media coverage in general) fails to comprehend the major features of the dataset Arrests Arising out of the Assault on Congress.**
*Charles C. Ragin, Redesigning Social Inquiry: Fuzzy Sets and Beyond (U. of Chicago Press, 2008)
**by "corporate" I refer to a domain of sensibilities and practices rooted in the Thermidorean transformation of the Progressive New Deal into the cold-war Keynesianism of the Liberal Welfare state; and to the networks of corporations that organized and sustained "think tanks" such as Brookings, the Twentieth Century Fund, the Committee for Economic Development, the Brookings Foundation, the Clinton Foundation, and others.




Tennessee: N=6

NAME

AGE
NOMOTHETIC AND HERMENEUTICAL MATERIALS
FUZZY SET CATEGORIES
Matthew Bledsoe
36
From July 2009 to August 2013, he was a lead mover at Big League Movers in Memphis.
 He is the owner of Primetime Movers, which he launched in November 2016 and is based in Memphis.  [BBB: CURRENT ALERTS FOR THIS BUSINESS: Suspension: On 02/01/2021 the company's accreditation was suspended due to failure to respond to one or more customer complaints filed with the BBB.]
He was accused of kicking in the front door of his home in Cordova, chasing his wife Kathryn Bledsoe, picking her up by her throat and slamming her onto the floor.
GRIFTER
VIOLENCE
Jack Jesse Griffith
25
“I’m not a domestic terrorist,” Griffith said. “For all the people slandering, libeling, mislabeling my name, I’m a citizen I had nothing to do with any violence, vandalism, and I love all my fellow citizens.”
Griffith went on to promote his social media handles and Trump video game.  “Have an exuberant evening,” he said, as he hopped in a car to leave.
GRIFTER
POLITICO
Munchel, Eric
30
Munchel currently lives in Nashville most likely working at Kid Rock’s Big Honky Tonk bar downtown. He was accused of assaulting a man and woman in 2013.  He lists his profession as a bartender but Kid Rock’s doesn’t hire male bar staff. This means he is likely working in the kitchen or security. With his connections to others in private security, that could very well be his role there. No record of military service has been found. . . . He spent his summer hanging out with local Proud Boys* and Qanon conspiracy theorists
VIOLENCE
Blake Austin Reed
35
LOOK AT THE PICTURE
From 2004 to 2009, he attended the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee where he earned his bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership.
From 2012 to October 2013, he was the superintendent of Bluff City Operations‘ human resources management.
From February 2014 to November 2015, he was a superintendent at Regent Homes in Nolensville, Tennessee.
From November 2015 to September 2017, he was a project manager at Blalock Homes in Franklin, Tennessee.
From April 2018 to October 2019, he was a senior project manager at Vintage South Development in Nashville.
He owns Black Lion Brokers, which he established in November 2017 and is based in Nashville.

There is a Black Lion Realty in Nasvhille, NOT Black Lion Brokers
GRIFTER
Ronald L. Sandlin
33
Ronald L. Sandlin, 33, a self-styled internet blogger and protest organizer from Tennessee, sobbed loudly and at one point blurted out, “Judge, have mercy on me,” during his videoconference detention hearing on multiple charges arising from the Jan. 6 breach at the Capitol.
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 On December 31, 2020, he took to Facebook to announce that he was “organizing a caravan of patriots” who were going to Washington D.C., USA to “stand behind” Trump. He shared a link of the GoFundMe page asking for donations for him, Josiah Colt and Nathaniel J. DeGrave and said the three of them had already booked and paid for their trip to Washington, D.C. On January 3, 2020, he revealed on Facebook that their GoFundMe page was deleted.
On January 2, 2021, he wrote on Facebook  that in 2020, he had a “huge financial blow,” “got dumped” by his fiancé, crashed his motorcycle and lost his grandfather.

During a detention hearing in federal court in February 2021, the judge told him he owes $500,000 in back taxes.  In the same month, the I-Team found that no community where he is known to have resided can find a record of him voting in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
GRIFTER
Eric Chase Torrens
28
Torrens appeared in an Instagram video with Matthew Bledsoe and Jack Jesse Griffith (GRIFTER network)
GRIFTER
BTR



. . . a running commentary on     ➞

what you see in more from Tenn.: N=4 is a new fuzzy set (or a new hermeneutical category).  Below the Radar (BTR), which is derived from NO INFO RE. WORK!  BTW means a standard google search pattern yielded nothing regarding occupation.  So far I have a spreadsheet containing 226 arrestees.

Consider an arrestee who might otherwise have been classified as BTR . . . except that in the course of a Google search for info on Jordan T. Revlett of Kentucky, I came up with this from a local news source:

Two years before allegedly storming the Capitol, Revlett took home fourth place in a country radio station’s “She Thinks Her Farmer’s Sexy” contest seeking the hottest local farmhands, WBKR reported.

Revlett, clad in a cowboy hat and a sleeveless flannel shirt in front of John Deere farming equipment, racked up nearly 8,000 votes in the contest sponsored by Ohio Valley Insurance – good enough to win tickets to see country singer Justin Moore in Louisville, the station reported.

Absent this story, we would not know that he has an occupational title: farmhand.  We would have then classified him as BTR--Beneath the Radar.


more from Tennessee: N=4
NAME
AGE
NOMOTHETIC AND HERMENEUTICAL MATERIALS
FUZZY SET CATEGORIES
Padilla, Joseph Lino
40
 a company spokesperson for Wacker Chemie plant told us that Padilla worked at their Bradley County plant until 2016.
subproletariat?
former worker?
Michael Lee Roche
26
He works as a server at Farmers Family Restaurant in Murfreesboro
working poor?
Ronnie B. Presley
42
looked at 10+ local stories: NO INFO RE. WORK!
BTR
Bryan Wayne Ivey
28
looked at 10+ local stories: NO INFO RE. WORK!
BTR


what you see in Minnetsota : N=3 is the necessity of constructing the category marginal working class.*  (in more from Tenn. I used the term subproletariat) as a counter-point to the categories BTR and GRIFTER.)  If there is any kind of occupational information at all then an arrestee cannot be categorized as BTR.  I then went back to more from Tennessee and applied the new fuzzy set category.

*Michael Walzer, "Puritanism as a Revolutionary Ideology," History and Theory, Vol. 3, No. 1 (1963), pp. 59-90
For all his concern with revolution, Marx was himself the product of the same world which produced the great social novels, those elaborate, many-volumed studies of manners, status, and class relationships in which the fundamental stability of the society as a whole and of character (what would today be called 'identity') within the society was always assumed.  And Marx never questions the second of these assumptions: bourgeois and proletarian appear in his work as formed characters, free at least from psychological instability even while their struggle with one another tears apart the social order.



Minnesota: n=3
NAME
AGE
NOMOTHETIC AND HERMENEUTICAL MATERIALS
FUZZY SET CATEGORIES
Victoria White
39
Larvita McFarquhar, a friend of White.  McFarquhar owns Havens Garden cafe, in Lynd, Minn., where White has worked.
marginal working class?
Jonah Westbury
26
Lindstrom (University of Mary North Dakota)
a former wrestler for the University of Mary Marauders in Bismarck, N.D.
BTR
Jordan K. Stotts
31
works in nurseries and greenhouses during the summer and travels in his van during the winter.
marginal working class



the troublesome state of New Jersey



New Jersey's data (n=9) presents further "problems" with categorization.  At first thought the occupational classification cosmetologist should not pose a problem to the conventional (mindlessly positivistic) scheme of categorization.  From the standpoint of agency, however (and thus, from a hermeneutical standpoint), Abual-Ragheb's occupation seems less relevant than her statements and her participation in the New Jersey chapter of the American Patriots 3% and in her right-wing chat rooms. 

the revolution will start not by standing by but by standing up. In addition, she advised civil war is coming and they need to show support, and rise up and fight for our Constitution.

I will skip Baranyi and consider Scott Fairlamb, gym owner and martial artist.  Gyms and bars and salons occur regularly in the entire dataset.  But what one also finds is that--at least in the case of gyms and bars--what we are really dealing with is social networks.  But Fairlamb is also a mixed martial artist.  Does this mean that he should be subsumed under the fuzzy category Violence?  Possibly, even likely.  But we are still in the early stages of our analysis.

Leonard Guthrie, street preacher--what's up with that?  In our working dataset, the Mob at the Capitol, we developed the category/concept of phantom.  Or perhaps the category marginal ought to be deployed.  Certainly the overarching concept that can subsume the majority of cases is marginality, not "CEOs, shop owners, doctors, lawyers, IT specialists, and accountants."

Hale-Cusanelli is more straightforward: a white supremacist and a Nazi sympathizer who stabbed a man, was a regular poster on anti-Semitic social media groups, and has served in the U.S. Army since 2009.  Should he be subsumed under the category Stormtrooper?  (There is no doubt that this term should be applied to the Proud Boys.  If you doubt this, read David King, The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany (Norton, 2017), and click on this link containing extensive excerpts from: Eric D. Weitz, Weimar German: Promise and Tragedy (Princeton, 2007/2018), chapter 9, "Revolution and Counterrevolution from the Right" (pp. 331-360).  This chapter, when used as a context for interpreting "Trump," confirms the hermeneutical utility of the ratio: Hitler is to Trump as Tragedy is to Farce.

Stefanie Hazelton is also more straighforward, or so it seems.  A prominent right-wing activist from South Jersey, an organizer against New Jersey's shutdown orders, active in the anti-vaxxer movement, and the founder of New Jersey for Medical Freedom, the state chapter of an anti-vaccine network.  This case is easily subsumable under the category Politico.

Note that, while she is not a gym owner, she was one of the loudest supporters of Atilis Gym.  Given the point already made re. Fairlamb, what we are really dealing with is social networks.  Indeed, Stefanie Hazelton should be thought of as part of the cadre* of right-wing politicos and the social networks she is in contact with as her base.  There are many of these political cadre in the by now predominantly fascist** GOP.  Thus, the question of the structure of social action comes to the fore.  Applying the "model" of social action I developed out of my UAW studies, it becomes possible not only to penetrate into the inner strucutre of actions of Jan 6, but to establish a comparative framework: then and now: from the New Deal to Donald Trump.  This is done in the row below.

To round out this survey of New Jersey we have Patrick Stedman, a self-described “dating [and] relationship strategist.”  Grifter?  For sure!  And two correctional police officers.

I haven't forgotten Thomas Baranyi, who went into basic training for the U.S. Marine Corps but was discharged.  Without any occupation listed in the local media (or anywhere accessible) Baranyi is beneath the radar, and also a failure at his attempt to enter the performative domain of “legitimate” violence.  In this he can be taken as a poster boy for the condition of marginality that is such a  prominent feature of our dataset.  Another candidate for poster boy representing the marginal principle axis*** of this dataset is Enrique Tarrio, Proud Boy chairman at the time of his arrest.  And so, dear reader, onward to the cadre of American fascism today, the Proud Boys and the Oathkeepers.

*cadre (Merriam-Webster): Merriam-Webster, the OED, and Wikipedia all define cadre in terms of either educated bureaucratic functionaries or communist lower-level functionaries.  We old-timers used the word to describe plebeian upstarts, mostly high-school graduates (this is in 1937), who were a regular and reliable part of the action-networks led by bildungsproletarians, a large number of whom had some college (again, this is in 1937).

**when I say predominantly fascist I mean the fascist bibliography--the set of texts assembled here--when deployed over the phenomenological field of the Trump-GOP, scores highest on the isomorphism scale.  But also the set of texts that we may designate as the Carter-Lowndes-Paxton core: From the New Deal to the New Right: Race and the Southern Origins of Modern Conservatism(Lowndes), From George Wallace to Newt Gingrich: Race in the Conservative Counterrevolution, 1963–1994 (Carter), and The Anatomy of Fascism (Paxton)

***When I make use of mathematical terms I do so as an aid to forming new concepts  in the human sciences (geisteswissenschaften: see Beiser, ch. 8, "Dilthey and the Foundations of the Human Sciences,"in The German Historicist Tradition) not the social sciences.  This--the human sciences--is my turf.  When it comes to the mathematics I reference, I really don't know what I'm talking about.  However, there are degrees of ignorance.  When I speak of the sado-sexual eigenvector of GOP performativity, I actually have a minimal but real enough understanding of group theory gained from reading the first few pages of Birkhoff and MacLane's chapter on Group Theory in their A Survey of Modern Algebra.  But when I use the term principle axis (from matrix theory), I am obliged to note that I never studies that chapter.  Nevertheless, I am confident that I am on the right track.  Remember, everything on the right hand side of this page is a matrix--or at least looks like one.
  Principle axis refers to something fundamental about the structure of a matrixWhere will this lead?  Is there a mathematician around?  Please advise.





New Jersey: n=9
NAME
AGE
NOMOTHETIC AND HERMENEUTICAL MATERIALS
FUZZY SET CATEGORIES
Abual-Ragheb, Rasha N.
40
cosmetologist

In November 2020, a Facebook account with display name Rasha Abu participated in Facebook and Telegram group chats involving the New Jersey chapter of the American Patriot 3%. In the Facebook chat, user Rasha Abu advised the revolution will start not by standing by but by standing up. In addition, she advised civil war is coming and they need to show support, and rise up and fight for our Constitution.
cosmetologist
Baranyi, Thomas
28
graduated Trenton State College
In a Facebook post, Baranyi’s father said his son graduated from the College of New Jersey, joined the Peace Corps, and also went into basic training for the U.S. Marine Corps but was discharged.
From 2018 to 2020, he served in the Peace Corps in Albania.
On December 22, 2020, his father took to Facebook to say they have not seen each other in person since 2017.
went into basic training for the U.S. Marine Corps but was discharged.

BTR
Fairlamb, Scott

a New Jersey gym owner, Fairlamb held a protest at his Pompton Lakes gym in May in response to Gov. Murphy’s coronavirus restrictions.
Fairlamb, a mixed martial artist who turned pro in 2000, owned and operated Fairlamb Fit in Pompton Lakes. The gym's website has been taken down and the phone number is disconnected. Social media accounts for both Fairlamb and his co-workers have been removed.
gym owner
martial artist
Guthrie, Leonard

(married with a daughter; identified himself as a street preacher.
His father told a Philadelphia Inquirer reporter that his son went to the rally as the chaplain for a group that met in Washington to "pray and support President Trump and the whole movement.”
a street preacher
Hale-Cusanelli, Timothy Lewis

He is an white supremacist and a Nazi sympathizer, according to an informant who contacted Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) special agent Daniel J. Meyers on January 12, 2021. The informant is enrolled as a confidential human source (CHS) with the NCIS.

He has served in the U.S. Army since 2009 but has never deployed.
In 2011, when he was 19 years old, he was arrested after stabbing a man he and his mother were living with in Pepperidge Court, Jackson, New Jersey. With a wound to the abdomen, the victim underwent surgery in the Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune Township, New Jersey.
As a contractor at Naval Weapons Station Earle, he maintains a secret security clearance and has access to a variety of munitions. He is enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves. He is a human resources specialist with the 174th Infantry Brigade at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Trenton, New Jersey.
He was a regular poster on anti-Semitic social media groups Jackson Strong and Rise Up Ocean County.
VIOLENCE
Military
Hazelton, Stephanie
aliases Ayla Wolf and Ayla Wolfe
a prominent right-wing activist from South Jersey, one of the loudest supporters of Atilis Gym, that Bellmawr business that refused to follow New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s shutdown orders.
Hazelton has helped organize protests against New Jersey’s shutdown orders and is active in the anti-vaxxer movement.
Hazelton’s LinkedIn says she is the founder of New Jersey for Medical Freedom, the state chapter of an anti-vaccine network.
POLITICO
Stedman, Patrick Alonzo

a self-described “dating [and] relationship strategist”
In addition to offering relationship advice and touting his $500 master class—which he claims is the “fastest and most effective way to change your outcomes with women”—Stedman frequently writes about political topics and his affinity for Trump.
GRIFTER
Suarez, Marissa A.

worked as a correctional police officer in Monmouth County since 2019 but resigned after her arrest.  At the time, Suarez was a probationary corrections officer at the Monmouth County Corrections Facility
correctional police officer
Todisco, Patricia


correctional police officer








What is a Matrix?
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WIKI: In mathematics, a matrix (plural matrices) is a rectangular array or table of numbers, symbols, or expressions, arranged in rows and columns.



leadership: elite, cadre, and base (1) 1


So far we have looked at Tennessee, Minnesota, and New Jersey.  This already gives us a a sense of the kind of problems the researcher has when dealing with a population in the process of marginalization.  The instability in their lives is manifest in the difficulty of category formation.  If we now turn our attention to the cult of sado-sexual "masculine" violence that is the fundamental principle of Trump's performativities, we must consider the vanguard of the assault on the capitol, the Oathkeepers and the Proud Boys. (These Oathkeepers and Proud Boys are also included in the tables of states.)  They are our stormtroopers--no other term will do.  These are the cadre of fascism, operating in the context of and with the enthusiastic support of the GOP "base."

Regarding the Oathkeepers, we have some tentative results so far: they are not only ex-military; they are also a general manager at a car dealership, a self-employed carpenter, a window washer, a tatoo parlor . . . , the owner of a marginal day-car facility, and a former police officer.  The outlier in this table--and that by a long-shot--is Stewart Rhodes, Yale Law School, clerk for Arizona Supreme Court Justice, and a staffer for Ron Paul. 

Thus, the single word that could encompass this set of individuals is marginal, and that in several senses.  First, as grifters,  BTR, and low-wage service workers in very small establishments; second, as almost entirely outside the world of modern institution; and third, arising out of the collapse of the economic basis for socialization into adulthood within the psycho-cultural framework provided by white supremacy, there results a prolongation of adolescent sadism.  This is the basis for Trump's rhetorical success.
--
Thus, at this point it is necessary to discuss the political-organizational processes that led to April 6.  WAPO/NYT and other news organizations have reached a tentative consensus that it was the Proud Boys and the Oathkeepers who were the cadre that led the assault.  Democrats and the liberal media obsess over the role of Trump in this assault; some of them note the obvious complicity of the fascist vanguard in Congress: Marjorie Green et al.  (At any time the reader can go to the fascism pages on this site. remember: on this site fascism denotes primarily not the mere concept, often given as a definition, but a set of texts focused on the problematic of fascism.)

Vanguard--or cadre?  Was the "riot" organized by Trump?  Wrong question.  There is no doubt that the immanent logic of Trump's strategic orientation led directly from Charlottesville to the Capitol.  But immanent logic does not necesarilly imply "conscious" organization with the goal in mind of overthrowing the election results (a coup).  Donald Trump, as I will argue elsewhere, never entered the domain of cognitive performativity within which it would be possible to conceive of anything that modern people discuss.  It took him more than two weeks to learn how to prononce hydroxychloroquine!  And for a moment during the much-publicized solar eclipse he became the stupidest person in the world when he starred directly at the sun.  Rex Tillerson called him"a fucking moron," and we've all heard him attempt to speak English.  Trump was a pawn; others did his writing and thinking--such as it was--for him.  Recall the infamous meeeting with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.  The Speaker, who kept her cool throughout, nevertheless seemed struck by Trump's inability to hold a discussion of any kind.  Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig (A Very Stable Genius) describe Trump's July 20, 2017 meeting with the Joint Chiefs in "the Tank" (pp. 129-139).

But to call trump stupid (or “a moron”) is to miss the point.  Cognitive performativity is a biocultural historical phenomenon, hardly explicable within a discursive field shaped by the Cartesian synthetic a priori.  Indeed, The election of Donald Trump is a lagging indicator of the disintegration of cognitive performativities in the United States.  Preceding his election was the decline of mathematical competence indexed by Figure 3a and b.  which indicate that a catastrophic decline in cognitive performativity preceded and made possible the fascist-patrimonial victory of November 2016.  (see Prelude to Trump: the end of literacy in the United States).  The coronavirus debacle that is Trump is a product of and an accelerant of that decline.

Cognitive development is not a normative, inevitable process (Wolf).  It is an effect of history and politics, as well as evolution, and can suffer reversal or collapse.    It is this collapse that is manifest in the stunningly incompetent performance of the Trump administration's response to the existential threat posed by Covid 19.  (see various cog dev pages, including semiotic regimes).


Media coverage of Trump is at best strikingly inadequate, in that its commentary on Trump's cognitive performativity proceeds under the Cartesian assumption that it's all about Trump--what does he want, what is he thinking, why did he do that to the children, doesn't he realize that he is hurting them.  Trump's cognitve performtivity is not about trump: it is about america.  It is an adequate reflection/expression of the "base": trump is the lowest common denominator of everyman



on the language spoken in the performative domain of “legitimate” violence (the language of sado-sexual "masculine" violence)


English (noun) from the Oxford English Dictionary


Of or relating to the West Germanic language spoken in England and also used in many varieties throughout the world (see sense B. 2a); (of words, idioms, grammar, etc.) belonging to the English language; (of literary compositions, speeches, etc.) written or spoken in the English language.


Fucklish (noun).  Proposed addition to the O.E.D.

Of or related to the language spoken in police encounters with niggers*, spics, kikes, pollacks, wops, micks, and the like; and also, in encounters with marginal individuals (mentally ill, homeless, anyone who could be othered**) whose weakness and marginality makes them targets of opportunity.  Fucklish is spoken in the performative domain of “legitimate” violence.  For example, Fucklish was the language used by the rioters on January 6, 2021, and by the police officers who encountered Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City on April 21, 2021.  The lexicon of Fucklish is limited: Fuck, Fuckin', Motherfucker, Fuck you, and Asshole--the five F-words.  In the 3-word sentence "fuck you motherfucker" the F-ratio is 66%: 2/3 of the words spoken are F-words.  Then again, if you write the sentence as fuck-you motherfucker, that ratio is 100%.  Clinically speaking, Fucklish is the linguistic dimension of the sado-sexual "masculine" violence that is the fundamental principle of Trump's rhetorical performativities.  More broadly, Fucklish is the language of adolescent sadism.


*Atwater: You start out in 1954 by saying, "Nigger, nigger, nigger." By 1968 you can't say "nigger"—that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff.

**"
English visitors to Conrad in Kent recollected him as “not of our race”, “like a Polish Jew”, “the conventional stage Hebrew”, “simian”, “oriental mannerisms”, “very Oriental indeed”, “spectacularly a foreigner”, an Oriental face”, “semi-Mongolian”, and “like a monkey”."  From Hunt Hawkins, “Heart of Darkness and Racism” in Heart of Darkness (Norton Critical Editions) pp. 373-4




leadership: elite, cadre, and base (2)
notes on Weber  . . . and brain plasticity



What about Weber?  his ideal types of legitimate authority--rational-bureaucratic, patrimonial, and charismatic--are enormously useful in attempting to understand the broad patterns of the post-(French) revolutionary world (McMahon link).  McMahon provides us with a solid basis for reconceptualizing the two-party system in terms of a primordial existential combat between the forces of patrimonialism, and the forces of rational bureaucratic institution-building and governance.




Analyzing Power Relations: Six Frameworks


Max Weber

Deleuze & Guattari
 
Vincent/McMahon

Piaget/Vygotsky

Michael Mann

This site

Three regimes (charismatic, patrimonial, rational-bureaucratic)

Three regimes (primitive, despotic, capitalist)

Left vs. Right: (topologies of the two-party system)

Cognitive modalities (topologies of the two-party system)

Four networks of power

Five genetic ontologies (topologies of the two-party system)




the performative domain of “legitimate” violence.
 





Oathkeepers
NAME
AGE
NOMOTHETIC AND HERMENEUTICAL MATERIALSFUZZY SET CATEGORIES
Kelly Meggs
52
general manager at a car dealership

Connie Meggs
59


Kenneth Harrelson

Retired Army Sgt. Kenneth Harrelson

Donovan Crowl

Marine veteran, militia
a self-employed carpenter
Prosecutors said he does not have a stable address

Jessica Watkins
38
bartender who runs a self-identified militia, joined by three others in her unit, drove to Washington D.C. last week

Joshua James

window washer

Robert Minuta

tatoo parlor

Stewart Rhodes

Stewart Rhodes grew up in the Southwest and joined the Army after finishing high school. He became a paratrooper, receiving an honorable discharge due to an injury in a night parachuting accident. Then Rhodes attended college at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, graduating in 1998. Rhodes has said that he taught street crime survival and rape prevention at the college women’s center and also worked as a certified Nevada concealed-carry firearms instructor.

After college, his first politically oriented job was supervising interns in Washington, D.C., for libertarian Ron Paul, then a Republican congressman from Texas. Rhodes subsequently attended Yale Law School, graduating in 2004, and clerked for Arizona Supreme Court Justice Michael D. Ryan. A trial lawyer and libertarian, he later volunteered on Paul’s 2008 presidential campaign.
more: SPLC

Grayden Young
54
an Army and Navy reserve veteran; a brother, husband and a small business owner; brother of Steele; Manager at Young Children's Academy

Laura Steele
52
a former High Point police officer; sister of Young

Sandra Parker
62

Bennie Parker*
70




the performative domain of "legitimate" violence
What is the performative domain of "legitimate" violence?  Certainly the police and the military.  But also correctional officers and private security guards.  And also--if you remember the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson--the entire web of local government (see photo).  And if you remember the May 8, 1970 assault on anti-war protesters by construction workers aided by the police in New York City, all of this organized from within the Nixon White House, you see an even broader proto-fascist constituency.  Max Blumenthal (Republican Gomorrah, pp. 59-60) tells the story:



This stuff is obsolete, includes only 179 names, and enjoys other limitations.  While I am working on the tables to the right, the links below enbles a useful though partial overview.


Proud Boys

NAME
AGE
NOMOTHETIC AND HERMENEUTICAL MATERIALSFUZZY SET CATEGORIES
Enrique Tarrio

"Arested Proud Boys chairman has history of business failure, apparently lives with mom" (WAPO JANUARY 8, 2021)

Joseph Biggs
37
Ormond Beach, Florida.  is supporting his ex-wife and child

Ethan Nordean
30
•Auburn, Washington.has been a Proud Boys chapter president and member of the group’s national “Elders Council.”  willing to stake the home where his wife and child were living (?)
•Proud Boy activist who was fired by his father, Mike Nordean, over his membership of the group. Mike Nordean owns Wall’s Chowder House and Wally’s Drive-In in Des Moines, Washington.

Zachary Rehl
35
Zach Rehl biography: 13 things about Proud Boys member from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Charles Donohoe
33
presidents of his local Proud Boys chapter

Ashlock, Ryan

Gardner, Kansas.  Kansas City metro chapter of the Proud Boys

Chrestman, William
47


DECARLO, Nicholas

In some photos, DeCarlo was seen with Nicholas Ochs, one of the founders of Hawaii’s chapter of the Proud Boys, neofascist group.
In addition to his work for Murder the Media, DeCarlo said he also worked trading bitcoin online currency.
DeCarlo said he was not a member of the Proud Boys. But he said the Proud Boys had raised money for his defense
posible Grifter
GARCIA, Gabriel Augustin

a former U.S. Army captain, a 2020 candidate for the Florida State House and a reported member of the Proud Boys  /  ran for Florida House District 116 as a Trump backer

GOODWYN, Daniel
32
A San Francisco freelance web developer who calls himself a Proud Boy and has an extensive history of COVID denialism has been charged for his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Goodwyn has a large digital footprint. According to his personal website, he attended City College of San Francisco and works as a freelance web and app developer. He lists Jews for Jesus as one of his clients and, strangely, posts links to everything from his Gab, Parler, Venmo and Pandora accounts to his dating app profiles.

On his Twitter account Goodwyn claimed in September he was "arrested and cited" for not wearing a mask on Muni. Afterward, he posted video of himself on YouTube, maskless, reading a statement in front of the Hall of Justice. In it, he repeats a number of lies about the coronavirus pandemic, including denying it outright and falsely claiming COVID vaccines will contain "a microchip.”

He used the citation to fundraise for himself on a Christian crowd-funding site used by other far-right extremists like Stop the Steal founder Ali Alexander. Goodwyn raised $1,689 of his $5,000 goal.

Greeson, Kevin
55
On Jan. 4, Kelly allegedly wrote, “I’ll be with ex NYPD and some proud boys. This will be the most historic event of my life.”

KELLY, Christopher M.

works for a fixed wireless company in Cedar Rapids

Pezzola, Dominic
43
“The Proud Boy Who Smashed a US Capitol Window Is a Former Marine”                     The Aquinas Institute in a suburb of Rochester, New York.               

One person who has known Pezzola for over 20 years described him as a hardworking father of two daughters whose politics grew increasingly extreme over the last two years.  VICE News attempted to contact Pezzola via phone numbers connected to his business

  “Out of everyone in our class, I would have picked him out as a domestic terrorist,” one classmate, who asked to remain anonymous for her safety, told VICE News. “He was always a bit machismo,” remarked another, who had the same request for anonymity.

Pezzola, of Rochester, N.Y., also has been named in state tax warrants totaling more than $40,000 over the past five years, according to public records. His attorney declined to comment.










this is the context . . .
A History of Reading and Writing In the Western World (PalgraveMacmillan, 2010)

 9. The Reading Fever, 1750-1830 ("Everyone in Paris is reading . . .  People read while riding in carriages  or taking walks . . . Women, children, journeymen and apprentices read in shops.  On Sundays people read while seated at the front of their houses; lackeys read on their back seats, coachmen up on their boxes, and soldiers keeping guard."

10. The Age of the Mass Reading Public (“Between the 1830s and the First World War . . . a mass reading public came into existence.”)

11. New Readers and Reading Cultures ("The half century between the 1880s and the 1930s was the golden age of the book in the West.")


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  . . .  for this --------->
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"Group of striking fur girls at picnic: Shops reopen, but workers remain out" (1912)

this transformation of coordinate systems from nomothetic to hermenutical is the heart of this site.  One does not have to be able to do the math in order to understand the concept.  Substitute conceptual frameworks for coordinate systems, and we can look at the origins of the UAW--and of social and political action in general--in a really productive way.  Two tables--AFL vs. CIO in Midland Steel circa 1941--represent a nomothetic framework--each individual listed with associated nomothetic categories.  No hermeneutical categories appear in these two tables. When I did this work 45 years ago, I had not made the breakthrough to the hermeneutical in a formal sense, but I was hot on the trail.  What had to be addressed was the question of agency.

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This approach to the problem of agency was developed out of my work on the UAW's formative years in the lower Great Lakes, but with a focus on southeast Michigan, and especially on the near east side detroit.  This resulted in the construction of two hermeneutical categories: bildungsproletarian and plebeian upstart.  This was the elite and cadre of the Unity caucus.  Oposed to them, and force which they had to overcome, was the patrimonial power elite and its dependents.  This could be called a system of racist power.

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As can be seen by looking at the table to the right, what we are doing with the data arising out of the assault on the Capitol in 2021 is similar to what I did with the UAW circa 1933-1943: then, I created two key concepts, bildungsproletrians and plebeian upstarts.  These concepts do not refer to locations in a socio-economic structure, although they do arise out of considering the performative realities--the cognitive dimension of work--of the various job classifications.  They arose out of the need to understand "agency."

Already, in discussing Stefanie Hazelton, I have introduced the familiar concepts of cadre and base.

Now, out of the data and events linked to the data and the hermeneutical materials associated with both, new concepts are required if understanding is to get anywhere.  Since this process has just begun, the results remain fluid.  Nevertheless, we (RB & PF) already see striking patterns, completely at odds with the University of Chicago et. al. ("white picket-fence Main Street backgrounds — firefighters and real estate agents, a marketing executive and a Town Council member."  NYT)  Thus: Grifter, Below the Radar (BTR), Stormtrooper*, work-in-the-past-tense . . . Phantom

--methodologically speaking, the work on the UAW in the 1930s and the work today on the Fascist assault on the Capitol proceed(s) hermeneutically and immanently: the interpretations grow out of the encounter with the the data.  To be clear: categories such as white collar and business owner are interpretations:

 . . . so long as philosophy assumes that thought has a natural affinity with the true . . . a specific form of objectivity (natural common sense), and bases itself on the model of recognition, thought cannot help but become unconsciously trapped in its own implicit presuppositions which are culturally, historically, and socially contingent. . . .  Deleuze thus begins with a crique of the transcendental subject as a strcture consisting of invariant categories. Levi R. Bryant, Difference and Givenness: Deleuze's Transcendental Empiricism and the Ontology of Immanence (Northwestern University Press, 2008), p. 17

*David King, The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany (Norton, 2017).  This could be about Charlottesville.  Read it and judge for yourself.

What is the ephemization factor re. Pat Robertson's characterization of police as " . . . a bunch of clowns running around who are underpaid and who really are not the best and brightest.”

“Pat Robertson—Yes, Pat Robertson—Lashes Out at Cops: ‘They’ve Got to Stop This Stuff!’”, Daily Beast

Ultra-conservative evangelical leader Pat Robertson delivered a surprisingly searing rant about the recent “onslaught” of police violence, blasting former officers Kim Potter and Derek Chauvin while saying cops have “got to stop this stuff.”

“ . . .  we need police, . . . but at the same time, we cannot have a bunch of clowns running around who are underpaid and who really are not the best and brightest,” Robertson concluded.



Patrimonial gangs/ressentiment
vs.
rational-bureaucratic institutions/Enlightenment

behind the guilty verdict
behind the "faction fight" in the UAW

Cash, AE3.2, Danbury(Turk=Trump)


Midland Steel, UAW Local 410:
The AFL Faction: the Non-Production Craft and Service Sector
racism/patrimonialism/ressentiment
name
nationality
religion
year of birth
classification department






Oran Snyder
German
Catholic

repair weld
assembly
Glen Snyder
German
Catholic

repair weld
assembly
Anton Boll
German/Kashub?
Catholic

die maker
tool room
Frrank Carr
Irish
Catholic

crib clerk
tool room
Joseph Bergeron
French-Canadian
Catholic

tool welder
tool room






F. Bieske
German
Catholic

plumber
maintenance
Fred Kraus
German
Catholic

pipefitter
maintenance
F. Mathews
Irish
Catholic

millwright
maintenance
A. Dumais
French-Canadian
Catholic

electrician
maintenace
Carl Brendel
German
Catholic

plumber
maintenace






J. Killala
Irish
Catholic
1899
crane operator
transportation
William Babcock
German
Catholic

crane operator transportation
Junius Pruitt
Black


tractor driver
transportation






Pete Olshove
Kashub
Catholic
1898
hyd. press die set
press room
Agnes Baaranski
Kashub
Catholic
1900
press operator
press room
Marie Budna
Czech
Catholic

press operator
press room






H. L. Harris
Black

1891
Hannifin op.
assembly
A. M. Smith
Irish
Catholic
1910
arc welder
assembly


Midland Steel, UAW Local 410:
The CIO Milieu: Bildungsproletarians  and Plebeian Upstarts
name
nationality
religion
year of birth
classification department






WASPS











Thomas Dyer
Ky. Mason


die maker
tool room
Sam Brear
Scot


machine hand
tool room
A. Barton
Indiana WASP


diie maker
tool room






Ben Wainwright
Pa. English


arc welder
assembly
Bud English
WASP RR Okla

1906
arc welder
assembly
Norm Green
French-Canadian
Catholic
1912
arc welder
assembly
Bud Berkey
Pa. WASP

1904
arc welder
assembly
John Fisher
Scotch

1897
spot welder
assembly






G. Watson



press operator
press room
Mac Mackelvey
Scot


press operator
press room
A. Fritche
German

1899
large press op.
press room






THE LEFT











Bill Sumak
Russian

1897
press operator
press room
George Borovich
Serb

1913
press operator
press room
Fred Cini
Maltese

1905
press operator
press room
James Dinkle
Germ/Kashub

1910
press operator
press room






John Kazmierski
Polish

1912 Proj. welder assembly
Peter Borovich
Serbian

1914 arc welder
assembly






Peter Kotenko
Russian

1915
labor
transportation






THE SECOND GENERATION











John Kazmierski
Polish

1915
arc welder assembly
Ed Grabowski
Polish

1915
arc welder assembly
Ted Maciag
Polish

1915
arc welder assembly
Frank Kusz
Polish

1896
arc welder assembly
Chester Podorski
Polish

1917
Hannifin op
assembly






BLACKS










Oscar Oden
Black

1909
assembler
assembly
Henry Warfield
Black

1896
assembler
assembly
Nelson Merrill
Black

1909
assembler
assembly
Henry Patterson
Black

1902
assembler
assembly
Edgar Hicks
Black

1891
hannifin op
assembly










from the Ed Lock interview (CP, Schiller Hall, UAW Local 600)

I was very active in MESA --- Ford in USSR  petered out in March of 1933, and I was laid off.  Several months later I found employment in a job shop as a milling machine operator.  I got signed up in the MESA, that was a unionized plant. The  job didn't last long. 

In that period I would hang out at the MESA hall, Schiller Hall on Gratiot Ave. . .  It was very much a Left hall.  I became very interested in union . . .  I was very young, 20 yrs old.  My father was AFL, a ship carpenter, but I didn't assimilate much from him.  But I became very interested in the MESA, and one of the characteristics of the time was that large numbers of radicals of all descriptions--IWW, Communist, Socialist . . . would come to this hall, and we would sort of sit around and have big bull discussions with the old timers from the IWW and the Communists and whoever was there . . .  We would all participate in these discussions, each of them would bring their literature round . . . I got involved so to speak, I was unemployed, but I would still go because I found these meetings fascinating, and I would participate in the distribution of leaflets.

I would go out with some of the leaders, and go with John Anderson or John Mack, who was a leader at that time.  I went to--not so often to Fords--but I went to the Cadillac plant, Ternstedt, places like this, and GM, and would distribute organizational . . . I got involved in the Detroit Stoveworks strike . . .  The MESA had undertaken the organization there and had a bitter strike there.  A matter of fact I had guns put in my ribs in this strike threatening to kill us.  But this was part of my education in the trade union movement.

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Charles Sheeler, American Landscape, 1930

A History of Reading and Writing In the Western World (PalgraveMacmillan, 2010)

 9. The Reading Fever, 1750-1830 ("Everyone in Paris is reading . . .  People read while riding in carriages  or taking walks . . . Women, children, journeymen and apprentices read in shops.  On Sundays people read while seated at the front of their houses; lackeys read on their back seats, coachmen up on their boxes, and soldiers keeping guard."

10. The Age of the Mass Reading Public (“Between the 1830s and the First World War . . . a mass reading public came into existence.”)

11. New Readers and Reading Cultures ("The half century between the 1880s and the 1930s was the golden age of the book in the West.")


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tt
excerpts


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bildungsproletarians and plebeian upstarts: the extended mind
out of which this site emerged
New Readers and Reading Cultures ("The half centurybetween the 1880s and the 1930s was the golden age of the book in the West.")
The Social Origins of Language:
a species living on the edge*


1. from the New Deal to Donald Trump. first context: the Long Durée

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a uniquely human social revolution—ina
. . .  a uniquely human social revolution—inaugurating a hunter-gather tradition of ritual action in which primate-style dominance is periodically overthrown and then restored, only to be overthrown and restored again and again. (The Social Origins of Language, p. 5)
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2. from the New Deal to Donald Trump. second context: the Gutenberg Parenthesis

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The accelerated encephalization in Homo heidelbegensis, both in Africa and Eurasia, from 700 kya, and especially from 300 kya, suggests a runaway feedback process of selection for social intelligence.  (The Social Origins of Language, p. 201)



Figure 3.  The UAW (Unity Caucus): Bildungsproletarians and Plebeian Upstarts, 1933-1943:
Detroit and the lower great lakes.

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the book is dead

So far this page has moved, perhaps haphazardly, from the origins of language to the contemporary scene in the United States (Figure 0), while making clear at the outset that philosophy (Kant to Foucault, et al) is at the very center of this enterprise, and that one of the major problematics of this enterpise is the decline and perhaps catastrophic implosion of both individual cognitive development and cognitive performativity in real-life arenas (rallies, press conferences, "news" shows, interviews with rally attendees, etc.): biocultural niche distended/disintegrated

Enter the bildungs-proletarians* of southeast Michigan circa 1935-44.  Figure 1, The UAW (Unity Caucus) will have many uses and emerge in many contexts on this site.  Look at History of Reading NOW.  Chapter 11 provides an indespensible context.

11. New Readers and Reading Cultures ("The half century between the 1880s and the 1930s was the golden age of the book in the West.")

The first thing that must be said is that these bildungs-proletararians were intensely rather that merely literate.  They were quintessentially modern.  (Red-diaper babies know what I'm talking about.  As I found out when I came to Detroit, the pink-diaper babies who grew up in the Socialist milieu  of Reuther, Mazey, Silver, Kord, Jenkins, Bully, and so on, were similarly quintessentially modern.)**

It is our heritage--we red- and  pink-diapered ones who had been born into  this modernist milieu of bildungs-proletarians--that we are part of the extended mind of working-class modernity (Joe Adams Dodge Main sums it up). 

Now it becomes clearer what I am up to.  These interviews are a set of dialogic unfoldings that form a lens through which to examine the ontologies and events, the transformations and reactions, that are subsumed under the term unionization.  The factories, meeting halls, and neighborhoods of southeastern Michigan are laboratories in which to investigate the play of forces: first, the deep structures, the genetic ontologies (the principles of the production of practices--Bourdieu) that dominate the manifold areas of human activity; and second, the irruption of forces of an entirely different kind (Bordieu), referred to variously as agency, bildung, and the will to power.  In addition, some of these interviews forced me to include the more nebulous concept of jouissance.

It was these bildungs-proletarians around whom formed the action networks of plebeian upstarts (the Unity Caucus) who created the modern UAW in the 1930s.  From the standpoint of praxis both the Unity Caucus and the Keynesian elite should be conceived of as vanguard formations within the biocultural field of Progressivism.  Hence the juxtaposition of Figures 1 and 2.

What made this whole site possible is the literary and cognitive capabilities of the bildungsproletarian whom I interviewed.

In the cell to the right I provide a few examples.

1.  Neil Leighton and the shock of recognition.  All of us historians who interviewed these “workers” back in the seventies and eighties were struck by their powers of mind, and also by what can only be described as their strength of character.

2.  Saul Wellman wasn't a historian.  He was a communist (post-war chairman of the Mich CP). 

3.  Joe Adams sums up the mentalité of his peers

4.  Read these minutes and think of Donald Trump.  These workers were mostly plebeian upstarts, not bildungsproletarians.  Imagine what a Donald Trump in that context would sound like.  To get an idea of this, read Philip Rucker and Carol Leonning, A Very Stable Genius, pp. 129-139, on Trump's first big national security meeting in "The Tank" (when Tillerson called Trump a "fucking moron").

5. Reading the Kraus interview . . . Once I had gotten things organized (Figure 1) I went back to see how Fig 1 would work as a synthetic a priori.  Bingo! (This needs explaining)

*Nigger in the woodpile, Wikipedia
* see
Marshall W. Alcorn, Jr., Narcissism and the Literary Libido: Rhetoric, Text, and Subjectivity (New York University Press, 1994): excerpts
**



                           bildungsproletrians and plebeian upstarts
NAME
NOMOTHETIC AND HERMENEUTICAL MATERIALS
Neil Layton
Historian
the shock of recognition

one of the most interesting things for those of us working on this project is that after just a very short period of time in talking to a lot of rank-and-file people, you realize that, although they look like everybody else in Flint, they’re not, down deep they’re not. And their views on politics and religion may be the same as everybody else; they may be different. But there’s a certain level below which―and they’ve got these skills. Of course, the people coming out of the academic world, you know, particularly those out of a middle-class background, they cannot believe that anybody that hasn’t been to college can read.
Saul Wellman Michigan State Chairman of the Communist Party
 on cogntive and cultural "awakening" in Flint immediate post-war years

Wellman: Flint is what I consider to be the asshole of the world; it's the roughest place to be.  Now we recruited dozens of people to the Party in Flint, and they came out of indigenous folk.  And those are the best ones.  But we couldn't keep them in Flint very long, once they joined the Party.  Because once they came to the Party a whole new world opened up.  New cultural concepts, new people, new ideas.  And they were like a sponge, you know.  And Flint couldn't give it to them.  The only thing that Flint could give you was whorehouses and bowling alleys, you see.  So they would sneak down here to Detroit on weekends--Saturday and Sunday--where they might see a Russian film or they might . . .  hear their first opera in their lives or a symphony or talk to people that they never met with in their lives. . . .

On the other hand the reality of joining a movement of this type is that the guy who is in the indigenous area looks around and says this is idiocy, I can't survive here.
Joe Adams (Dodge Main Local 3) interview conducted around 1975-76
Modernist Sensibilities on Detroit's East Side, circa 1930s

“My background on unionism.  Mostly it was like on my dad with the newspaper socialism.  He believed in socialism.  He used to sit there and talk.  I had seven brothers, and hell, the old man used to sit down.  He was a pretty intelligent guy, like the Reuther boys we used to listen to the old man.”

“Religion was a bunch of bullshit.  As a statesman Reuther got to be where he went to some church and just went there once in a while just to make it look good, but shit when he died he [they] let nobody near him—any of them—godddamn rabbis or preists or ministers, he felt the same way about all of them there like [Roy] and him, up your bunhole, just burn it and get the hell over with it.  That’s the way I feel about it.”

 “There are a nucleus of people in any organization that make all organizations function.  I don’t care what you say.  You can have a million members and there can be fifty of them that makes the UAW function, which is what happened there for the last thirty five years.  The Reuthers, the Woodcocks, myself.  You know when a guy like me brings in 250,000 members into this goddamn union he has to have a semblance of some intelligence.  he just can’t go out and say ‘I’m an organizer’.  In Patterson NJ there was 32,000 people in Wright Aeronautical, and I got 23,000 votes out of them people for the UAW.”

Plebeian Upstarts in Action

4. Minutes, Murray Body Committee Local 2 at Executive Board Meeting, April 26, 1939, Toledo Ohio, Addes Collection, Box 14.11, Reuther Archives Detroit re. competitive situation in the spring and wire industry

5. Reading the Kraus interview through the lens of figure 1

5.  Packard Report 9-26-38

Chrysler Emergency Meeting Schiller Hall 1939

Meeting of the Chrysler Executive Boards and Shop Committees, November 7, 1939 — Schiller Hall 

Lloyd Garrison to Felix Frankfurter

Garrison to Felix Frankfurter re. Allis Chalmers 4-29-41 

7.  Christofel-Lilienthal (and Lindahl): Allis Chalmers (Milwaukee, UAW Local 248),

James Lindahl (Communist)
Packard Local 190




Midland Steel, UAW Local 410
The CIO Milieu: Bildungsproletarians  and Plebeian Upstarts




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dd
dd

Violence and Cognition: Contexts


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the world of modern institutions and occupations



North American Industry Classification System

11         Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
21         Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
22         Utilities
23         Construction
31-33   Manufacturing
42        Wholesale Trade
44-45   Retail Trade
48-49   Transportation and Warehousing
51         Information
52         Finance and Insurance
53         Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
54        Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
55        Management of Companies and Enterprises
56       Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
61        Educational Services
62        Health Care and Social Assistance
71        Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
72        Accommodation and Food Services
81        Other Services (except Public Administration)
92        Public Administration


2010 SOC (Standard Occupational Classification System) Major Groups Code Title

11-0000     Management Occupations
13-0000     Business and Financial Operations Occupations
15-0000     Computer and Mathematical Occupations
17-0000     Architecture and Engineering Occupations
19-0000     Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
21-0000     Community and Social Service Occupations
23-0000     Legal Occupations
25-0000     Education, Training, and Library Occupations
27-0000     Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
29-0000     Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
31-0000     Healthcare Support Occupations
33-0000     Protective Service Occupations
35-0000     Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
37-0000     Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
39-0000     Personal Care and Service Occupations
41-0000     Sales and Related Occupations
43-0000     Office and Administrative Support Occupations
45-0000     Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
47-0000     Construction and Extraction Occupations
49-0000     Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
51-0000     Production Occupations
53-0000     Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
55-0000     Military Specific Occupations

Florida
NAME
AGE
NOMOTHETIC AND HERMENEUTICAL MATERIALS
FUZZY SET CATEGORIES
Biggs, Joseph Randall
37
Proud Boys

Camargo, Samuel
26


Counsil, Matthew
49


Curzio, Michael

spent time in prison for attempted murder.VIOLENCE VIOLENCE
Garcia, Gabriel Augustin

ran as a Republican in District 116 in Miami-Dade
a former U.S. Army captain, ran for Florida House District 116 as a Trump backer.
STORMTROOPER
GOP