The Democratic Communist Federation (Spartakusland)

Social fiction tackles significant issues using a diverse assortment of entertainment media. From a social scientific perspective, the value of social fiction should not be underestimated. The subjects addressed, sometimes cloaked in metaphor, can often be serious and consequential. Included among these fictional genre are role–playing games. Like visual and performance art, such gaming frequently brings to the fore topics which are rarely discussed and examined in other life contexts. Methodologically, the agency of role–playing will be studied ethnographically (by means of participant observation) and phenomenologically.

The project draws upon numerous critical frameworks but principally Marxism–Luxemburgism and Bhaskarian critical realism. The mode of left regroupment is the autonomist Antifa movement or, more precisely, Antifa Luxemburgist International Socialism. I admire Rosa Luxemburg (MP3; 1871–1919), the libertarian Marxist founder of British critical realism Professor Roy Bhaskar (MP3; 1944–2014), Tony Cliff (1917–2000) whose international socialism fused Trotskyism with Luxemburgism, and the multi–tendency socialism from below. Supplementary currents include: Titoism, workers’ self–directed coöperative enterprises, and De Leonism. These have been synthesized, via left refoundation, into The Institute for Dialectical metaRealism™ and The Collective to Fight Neurelitism™.

The Bahá’í Faith (Arabic/ʿArabiyyaẗ, الدِّيَانَة البهائيّة, ʾal-Ddiyānaẗ ʾal-Bahāꞌiyyaẗ; Persian/Fārsī, آئِینِ بَهَائِی, ʾÂꞌīn–i Bahāꞌī; ʾUrdū, امَرَ بَہائِی, ʾAmara–i Bahāꞌī; Punjabi/Panǧābī/Pajābī, بَہَائِی دھَرَمَ or ਬਹਾਈ ਧਰਮ, Bahāꞌī Dharama; Hebrew/ʿIḇəriyṯ, הָדָּת הָבָּהָאִית, hā–Dāṯ hā–Bāhā’iyṯ; Amharic/ʾÄmarəña, የባሃኢ እምነት, yä–Bahaʾi ʾƏmənätə; or Maltese, Fidi Bahá’í) is Spartakusland’s most widespread religion. It was, in the real world, founded in 1863 by the Prophet Bahá’u’lláh (Arabic, بَهَاء الله, Bahāˁ ʾAlla̍h; or Persian, بَهَاءالله, Bahāˁ–ʾUlla̍h), 1817–1982. For further information, see The Bahá’í Faith: The website of the worldwide Bahá’í community and the various Bahá’í–oriented websites personally operated by me.

Mōšẹh ʾẠhărōn bẹn Hẹʿərəšəʿl (Hebrew and Yiddish, מֹשֶׁה אַהֲרֹן בֶּן הֶערְשֶׁעל]), the alias for this comrade in The Internationale, utilizes my own and my father’s Jewish or “covenant of circumcision” (Hebrew, בְּרִית מִילָה], bəʾrīṯ mīʾlā) names. Mūsaỳ Hārūn ʾibn ʾal-Šādin (Arabic, مُوسَى هَارُون اِبْن الشَادِن]), Mūsay Hārūn ʾibn–i Gavazn (Persian, مُوسَی هَارُون اِبْنِ گَوَزْن]), Mūsay ʾÂrūna ʾibna–i Hirana (ʾUrdū, مُوسَی آرُونَ اِبْنَِ ہِرَنَ]), and Mūsā Hārūna Hirana dē Putara (Punjabi, مُوسَا ہَارُونَ ہِرنَ دَے پُتَرَ or ਮੂਸਾ ਹਾਰੂਨ ਹਿਰਨ ਦੇ ਪੁੱਤਰ) are my translations from the original Hebrew and Yiddish. Professionally, I am a 61-year-old full professor of sociology (tenured) with specializations in religious studies and social theory.