Archive | July, 2017

‘Pop’ Capitalism

July 29, 2017

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On 4/18/16, I posted an article on my website on Exploitation. I used the exploitation of Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors to illustrate the exploitation of workers by capitalists. Too often or should I say always, the corporate media conflates oppression and exploitation. Oppression in this country is obvious: mass incarceration, targeting of […]

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Power & Democratic Democracy

July 22, 2017

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Ossoff lost. The DNC has proven itself incompetent strategically. They have now lost in Kansas, Montana, and Georgia. The DNC refused to provide financial support in Kansas and Montana, claiming that they were saving money for Georgia. They completely misunderstand momentum and vision. As I have said strategy defines program. Their strategy was to pump […]

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A Politico* Memo

July 18, 2017

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If we took a poll, all Marxists, almost all progressives and many liberals would agree that the ruling class has engaged in a war against working very successfully for the last 75 years. There are markers–passage of Taft-Hartley over the veto of Truman. Among other provisions, Taft-Hartley outlawed socialist and communists from union leadership. The […]

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Leadership & Position

July 15, 2017

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There is a myth on the left that as the oppression and exploitation of the working class increases, there will be a corresponding increase in resistance, even revolutionary struggle by the working class. That position is a holdover, maybe a corollary of economic determinism. While Marx was absolutely correct in explaining the laws of capitalist […]

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This not a game!

July 15, 2017

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In this country, class war by the ruling class against working people is incessant, mean-spirited, strategically directed. There are historical markers. The passage of Taft-Hartley over the veto of Truman. The Powell memo. The racist campaign and election of Ronald Reagan. The union busting of PATCO. The regressive tax of social security combined with tax […]

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‘Is the corporate media powerful?’

July 15, 2017

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Is the corporate media powerful? Obviously, but do progressives appreciate how powerful? When I was young (1950’s), trying to figure out what was going on the world, I could not figure out how the Soviet Union and China suddenly became enemies. The world had fought the most brutal war in history with 60 to 100 […]

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Profiling = Diversity + Minority Privilege?

July 10, 2017

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We must always be vigilant in examining the way the corporate media frames issues and does so incorrectly. For instance, the use of the term profiling. It sounds so innocuous, almost mathematical. It is targeting of communities and individuals. Targeting for punishment. That is what we are discussing. The same is true of diversity, although […]

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