“He has the wallet of a petty-bourgeois, but the mindset of a big comprador-landlord.” I first encountered this terse comment about a person’s politics back in the early 1970’s, when Joma Sison was still CPP chair.
Being a prolific writer with an opinion on all topics under the sun, with a rapier wit that flashed into action as needed, he simply had to explain the materialist dialectics and class basis of the “Kit Tatad phenomenon” at the start of martial law. Or was that jibe directed at Sal Panelo? I always forget. Continue reading “The wallet of a petty-bourgeois, but…”
To preempt complaints about the title (with shouts of “Boo! False advertising!”), I should probably include an alternate title or subtitle this early: An Allegory for Historical Materialism and Modern Political Economy. Or maybe this: Science Fiction: Utopian and Scientific.
But let me get straight to the point and answer my own question: What are the six stages in a product’s life? I can think of six. There may be more if you add regional variations, or less if you see enough commonalities. But I’ll stick with six: