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Now, OK, I know you’re probably asking, “how can the international working classes possibly be the enemy of the Left?” and “wouldn’t that render the whole concept of the Left completely absurd and essentially meaningless?” and other pertinent questions like that. ...The international working classes are racists. They are misogynists. Xenophobic transphobes. They do not think the way we want them to. Some of them actually still believe in God. They are white supremacists. Anti-Semites. Gun-toting, Confederate-flag-flying rednecks. Most of them have never even heard of terms like “intersectionality,” “TERF,” and so on. They do not respect the corporate media. They think that news sources like the Washington Post, The New York Times, The Guardian, CNN, MSNBC, BBC, and so on, are basically propaganda outlets for the global corporations and oligarchs who own them...Their minds are so twisted by racism and xenophobia that they can’t understand how global capitalism, the graduated phase-out of national sovereignty, the privatization of virtually everything, the debt-enslavement of nearly everyone, and the replacement of their so-called “cultures” with an ubiquitous, smiley-faced, gender-neutral, non-oppressive, corporate-friendly, Disney simulation of culture are actually wonderfully progressive steps forward on the road to a more peaceful, less offensive world. ...As much as some of us may want to deny it, the fact is, the country that elected Barack Obama (who is Black) president, twice, has been transformed by Putin’s brainwashing agents into a cesspool of xenophobia and racism, and it is up to us lefties to set things right! ...This is not the time to abandon our commitment to imposing our identity-based ideology on every last person on the planet Earth, or to indulge in that ugly kind of old-fashioned leftism that is based on what the working classes want. Who gives a damn what the working classes want? What’s important is what we want them to want. ...But, seriously … if you’ve made it this far in my essay, and you consider yourself a leftist of some sort, you’re probably extremely frustrated with what passes for the Left these days, and with how the working classes are flocking to the Right, both in the United States and all over the world. ...This is the historical moment we are experiencing, a clumsy, sloppy, partly fascistic, partly non-fascistic democratic uprising against the continuing spread of global capitalism, the erosion of what is left of national sovereignty, and … yes, people’s cultures and values.The international working classes understand this. The neo-nationalist Right understands this. The majority of the Left does not understand this, and is refusing to admit that it’s happening, and so is standing around on the sidelines calling everybody “racists” and “fascists” while the global capitalist ruling classes and the neo-nationalists sort things out.Which is exactly what the ruling classes want, and what the official Putin-Nazi narrative was designed to achieve from the very beginning. ...If what is left of the Left expects to play any meaningful part in our historical moment (other than sanctimoniously cheerleading for the global capitalist ruling classes), it is going need to get its hand a littler dirtier, mingle a bit more with all those working class “populists,” talk to them, and, I don’t know, maybe even listen to them.
native visionaries, who will make the despised civilizations of Western oppressors into something natural and marvelous.
It's really stunning, the Propaganda.
OK, I know you’re probably asking, “how can the international working classes possibly be the enemy of the Left?”
memes on the right so damn hilarious and effective
Globalization simply is.
Both workers and owners of capital are results of mutually willing market exchanges
The idea that we should expect life to stay the same here in the U.S. while the global population growth is such that it doubles every few decades, is beyond silliness.
Reality saysBoth workers and owners of capital are results of mutually willing market exchangesBut capital rigs the markets with Open Borders and Zoning/Density Laws.
US living standards improved steadily from 1793 to 1973 while the global population kept doubling every few decades
Open Borders (for immigration) wouldn't be a problem if there were no welfare system attracting unproductive free-loaders
MisterLearnToCode, With free trade started to benefit developing economies like Mexico and China, the USA sent middle class manufacturing jobs to Mexico and in return we were given the undesirable (i.e., indigenous / Mayans, etc.) from down South. I think the combination of this has decimated the working and middle class (i.e., construction jobs, etc.) in the USA. Perhaps posters like "Marcus" think this is justified in order to harm the average Americans standard of living/quality of life, and simultaneously help the historically-disadvantaged and formerly colonized countries like those in Latin America and the Far East (i.e., think of Barack Obama's book Dreams Of My Father) to catch up.Globalists (aka: neo-Marxists and identity politics activists) think this is perfectly acceptable in order to address western civilization's past wrongs. Most are careful to code their language in order to not reveal their agenda, this is especially true as you get further u...