Clive Live an EcoSocialist in 2013
Out of the Blue the BIG RED GREENING – the reproduction and transformation of a worker in the twenty fist century.
A brief biographical insight…
I have always seen myself as a bit of an anarchist in one form or another.
I was raised in a Marxist household by my Dad who is a communist/Marxist sociologist and a step-mother who was a middle class Liberal and shareholder with family heritage.
My dad jokingly viewed me as a ‘capitalist’ due to the variety of jobs I have had in the retail and distribution industry and in one respect he was right.
Throughout my life I have shifted my political position from being a libertarian conservative when bringing up my own family to a libertarian socialist later on in my life, *1 to being what is described today as an EcoSocialist *2 and grassroots political activist.
During my time in the Royal Navy 1981 to 1986 I was a member of Greenpeace and Amnesty International.
My initial membership was paid for by my step-mother who believed it would give me something to do when I was away at sea and I needed to write to someone other than my immediate family.
Background information in relation to my research project.
For almost twenty years I have been gathering information and data for my dad’s work in relation to an ontology of social reality from a workers point of view.
This endless effort has formed part of his work that we hope to publish in December this year.
Capital Labour and Land.
As Marx and Engle’s wrote about Capital, it is my dads hope that his work will help build on our understanding of Labour and will demonstrate the use of his conceptual model SARM he developed for his students in the 80’s when he introduced an Access programme to his place of work, Filton College where he lectured sociology to probation offers and social worker who where preparing to practice in the field.
Having established that the SARM model was a good reflection of social reality as I could use it in practice as an analytical tool when conducting my research or as a conceptual model as part of my thought process.
My next task in relation to my research project was to produce my own working model to conceptualise organisational life and reflect the social reality I had been studying from 1998 to 2006.
My dad thought this would be a good exercise for the next stage of my learning process.
As it happens this task was harder to complete than I initially thought it would be. For over a year I twiddled tweaked and doodled many different models but none seemed to reflect the reality I was dealing with.
However, I did have a Yreka moment during the Christmas break of 2006. Instantly I phoned my dad who was on holiday at Bexhill-on-sea. We discussed my idea for over an hour and I left it at that.
Three days later after my dad had deliberated with it, comparing it with his vast understanding of sociological, anthropological and psychological theories he agreed that the four elements I had chosen work, but in a different sequence to the first order I had suggested.
PBOG the sociology of organisational life was born.
It is my intention to work within the Class struggle and be part of the movement that brings about revolutionary change in people’s attitude towards climate change. *4 *5
*1 – The difference between a Conservative and Socialist Libertarian
*2 – What is an EcoSocialist?
*3 – Mao Tse Tung On Practice
*4 Why we need an EcoSocialist Revolution http://climateandcapitalism.com/2013/02/03/why-we-need-an-ecosocialist-revolution/
*5 The reproduction of daily life http://libcom.org/library/fredy-perlman-the-reproduction-of-daily-life-treason-pamphlet