George Hay

George Hay: Letter

While I admire your persistence in the matter of the SPGB, something quite sizeable will have to happen before I can get interested. I was greatly heartened by “Anti-Freeze;” it is a fine demonstration of s.i. analysis at work. Your “New Readers Start Here” does not actually define eidostatic and the other terms and I… read more »

George Hay: Letter to the Editor

It does seem to me that the “old” series of terms for the major ideologies – “protostatic,” “parastatic” and so on – has one big advantage: just because they are so outlandish they force people to stop and think. This is something I noticed also in the context of what Ron Hubbard’s critics used to… read more »

George Hay: T.E.A.C.H.

(In an earlier issue of IC we included a brief mention of this organisation and said a further account would follow. Here it is.) T.E.A.C.H. stands for Technology, Education and Change, the subjects with which it deals. It came into existence as a result of the very strong feedback from the conference on Education and… read more »

George Hay: The Ethics of Outer Space

(Reprinted by kind permission of CAUSA UK LTD., to whom the address was delivered). The particular hat I am wearing for this address is that of Council Member of the Science Fiction Foundation, at the North East London Polytechnic, a body established there since 1971, and in the inception of which I was involved. [see… read more »

George Hay: The Ideology of an Explosion

If we consider the ideologies studies in s.i., in terms of what they are actually doing, we can look at them also in ways which will enable us to give them action definitions, which relate them dynamically, and will perhaps help us more easily to predict their results. Thus, let us start with the protostatic,… read more »

George Hay: What to Do Next

Systematic ideology having reached the stability of self-identification (see “What’s Wrong with S.I.?” in IC 48 [and also in this present issue, Ed.]) it would seem to be time for some market-research on “the product,” some testing in real-time situations. Hindsight applications are still not all that plentiful; we need more of them. As one… read more »

George Walford: Editorial Notes (21)

On Saturday September 28 a police inspector, in search of a man who had earlier fired a shotgun at police, broke through the front door of a Brixton house with a revolver in his hand and shot an innocent woman. This was followed by rioting, with cars and buildings burnt and shops looted. It was… read more »

George Walford: Editorial Notes (45)

HEGEL was a humourist. Must have been, since Terrell Carver writes of his “post-humorously collected lectures”. The remark comes from Friedrich Engels, his, life and thought (MacMillan 1989 p. 71) and apart from one transposition of Hegel’s Christian names is the only misprint in the book. ENGELS to Marx: “What the proletariat does we know… read more »

George Walford: Names for the Major Ideologies

Nobody claims that the present “standard” series of names for the major ideologies – “protostatic” to “metadynamic” is ideal. It is not even sufficient. One feature of each ideologies a particular view of the ideological series, and this means we need at least six more sets of terms for the major ideologies, each set defining… read more »

Marion Milner: Milner on Walsby

In IC26, under the heading “The Ideology of a Psychologist,” we printed some comments on “An Experiment in Leisure” by Marion Milner. George Hay has now sent in the following extract from another book by the same author: The Suppressed Madness of Sane Men; Forty-Four Years of Exploring Psycho-Analysis (London & NY, Tavistock Publications, n.d…. read more »