PAUL EDWARDS—Under Hitler, Nazis became, as was promised, more repressive, politically punishing, and viciously racist, murdering leadership of the parties that had opposed them, the Communists—who had gotten nearly as many votes—and Social Democrats. With those parties decapitated, organized resistance ceased in a nation divided between a minority supporting Hitler and everyone else.
AMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMAMERICAN STUDIESCAPITALIST SICKNESSCITIZENS COUNTER-PROPAGANDACLASS ANALYSISFASCISM
CLASS ANALYSISCLASS STRUGGLEFINNISH BOLSHEVIKHEROIC HISTORYTHE FINNISH BOLSHEVIK
Each episode of the series will discuss one important topic of Marxist political economy. This video discusses the first class society: and the slave mode of production.
The video covers the following topics: -Rise of slavery -Rise of the state (and armies) -Rise of classes (slaves vs owners + peasants, handicraftsmen, lumpen) -Separation of cities and countryside -Division of labor: –Separation of handicraft from agriculture –Separation of banking and merchants from producers -Rise of science, philosophy etc. -Fall of the slave-owning mode of production
AMERICAN STUDIESANTI-NEOLIBERALISMCAPITALIST TENTACLES & FRONTSCLASS ANALYSIS
BRUCE LERRO—Among the earliest thinkers considered to be postmodern are the individualist anarchist Max Stirner and Friedrich Nietzsche, both of whom championed the individual against the pressures of science and capitalist. They were also connected to other movements in literary criticism like the symbolists. The values of post-modernist are relativity, diversity, subjectivity and the freedom of the individual “agency”. It criticizes most leftism but still genuflects before Marx while not showing the slightest interest in political economy or organizing the working class.
AMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN DUPLICITYAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMAMERICAN STUDIESCLASS ANALYSISCLASS STRUGGLECULTURE & CRITICISMCULTURE & HISTORY
MATT EHRET—The rampant anti-Chinese (and Russian) bias pervasive in today’s society has a lot to do with the fact that people have been conditioned by a very messy world outlook known as “cultural relativism”. While attractive on the surface due to its promotion of “respect and toleration” for other cultures on the one hand and its condemnation of imperialism on the other, an ugly paradox sits below the surface of such ideology which ironically facilitates modern imperialism’s grip on the world.
AMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMBATTLE OF COMMUNICATIONSCAPITALISM & SOCIALISMCAPITALIST SICKNESSCLASS ANALYSIS
CHRIS KANTHAN—Since 2007, U.S. corporations have spent trillions of dollars on stock buybacks. In 2018 alone, they will spend $800 billion on this financial engineering tool (which has also led to a massive stock market bubble). They won’t use the billions to hire Americans, boost wages or innovate new products. Instead, the CEOs will buy yachts and tell you that Chinese or Mexicans stole your jobs.
Do the low-wage employees of Disneyland get any shares or stock options? A silly question, indeed.
Thus we have a situation where American employers ruthlessly exploit American workers. This isn’t a good model for a country. China and Mexico don’t make us poor. Corporate greed does.