The Rupture of Value and the Crisis of Housing

This is a writing I found that had no title and only one out of eight pages. What I found though seems really interesting in light of the current development and the fact that I wrote this in ’09 at the latest. I was reading a lot of Cleaver and old Negri (Marx beyond Marx) at the time. I really wish I could find the rest of it:

    Within housing, we see the dialectical relationship between exchange and use value not as static unity but as dynamic struggle, class struggle. This dynamic struggle must be contained by capital through force, the State. During times of “stability,” capital’s command contains working class struggle over affordable housing through State planning – social spending – and to a lesser degree the police. However, when capitalism’s inherent crisis deepens to catastrophe, planning breaks down and violence becomes the primary means of control. In our current situation, the foreclosure rate is too high and grew too rapidly for the State to respond. The Obama administration is struggling to get a handle on the situation so planning can replace the police eviction.
    This rupture contains revolutionary possibilities because it is the explosion of the relationship between values and thus classes. A concerted effort of foreclosure resistance through popular civil disobedience seizes on the moment’s revolutionary potential by directly breaking capital’s forced domination of exchange value. It deconstructs capital’s economy and opens space for immediate economic reconstitution.
    These two parts of our overall strategy, deconstruction of capital’s economy and destabilizing capital’s political regime, bring forth the underlying logic within the working class of separation from capital. The logic of the working class is not to perfect or rationalize work, the imposed work of capital, but to abolish it. The goal of workers is to cease to be workers altogether. Only by abolishing work and with it capital can productive activity become redefined and reorganized under the principles of free association and democractic planning.


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