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April 30, 2007

Anti-Capitalism in Five Minutes or Less…

Filed under: Corporate Business,Neo-Fascism — Tags: , — Morwen Madrigal @ 6:15 pm

From Common Dreams comes a great piece concerning Capitalism and what we “actually” live with.

Here’s a snippet:

“We are told, over and over, that capitalism is not just the system we have, but the only system we can ever have. Yet for many, something nags at us about such a claim. Could this really be the only option? We’re told we shouldn’t even think about such things. But we can’t help thinking — is this really the “end of history,” in the sense that big thinkers have used that phrase to signal the final victory of global capitalism? If this is the end of history in that sense, we wonder, can the actual end of the planet far behind?

We wonder, we fret, and these thoughts nag at us — for good reason. Capitalism — or, more accurately, the predatory corporate capitalism that defines and dominates our lives — will be our death if we don’t escape it. Crucial to progressive politics is finding the language to articulate that reality, not in outdated dogma that alienates but in plain language that resonates with people. We should be searching for ways to explain to co-workers in water-cooler conversations — radical politics in five minutes or less — why we must abandon predatory corporate capitalism. If we don’t, we may well be facing the end times, and such an end will bring rupture not rapture.”


  1. great article.

    along those lines could you do me a favor and fill me in your solar conversion at your house? I want to start pushing this as hard as possible.


    Comment by Dambala — May 1, 2007 @ 12:10 pm

  2. Here Here! What I’ve been preaching for years. The bastards should realize that if they don’t quit forcing this post-capitalism on us, then they have only themselves to blame for the revolution.

    Comment by Ashley — May 4, 2007 @ 2:27 pm

  3. An Alternative to Capitalism?

    The following link, takes you to a “utopian” article, entitled “Home of the Brave?” which I wrote and appeared in the Athenaeum Library of Philosophy:

    John Steinsvold

    Comment by John Steinsvold — December 13, 2008 @ 10:57 pm

  4. Why do you think I’m a Socialist Progressive?

    I know what is real and what is not. John’s essay sums up much of what I believe when it comes to the economy.

    The Cultural issues are mine to deal with.

    Comment by Morwen Madrigal — December 14, 2008 @ 3:36 am

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