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Understanding Marxism And Socialism With Professor Richard Wolff (VIDEO)



Despite a concerted effort by the U.S. Empire to snuff out the ideology, a 2016 poll found young Americans have a much more favorable view of socialism than capitalism.

Though he died 133 years ago, the analysis put forward by one of the world’s most influential thinkers, Karl Marx, remains extremely relevant today. The Empire’s recent rigged presidential election has been disrupted by the support of an avowed socialist, Bernie Sanders, by millions of voters.

To find out why Marx’s popularity has stood the test of time, The Empire File's Abby Martin interviews renowned Marxist economist Richard Wolff, Professor Emeritus of Economics at UMass - Amherst, and visiting professor at the New School in New York.

Prof. Wolff gives an introduction suited for both beginners and seasoned Marxists, with comprehensive explanations of key tenets of Marxism including dialectical and historical materialism, surplus value, crises of overproduction, capitalism's internal contradictions, and more.


Visit Professor Wolff's social movement project, http://democracyatwork.info

(on edit: it will be fun to watch the tired, cliches thrown out by the old guard... they still haven't realized that the people have moved on, and are hungry for the other side of the story - enjoy :hi

The Grand Chessboard...




enjoy

What a mighty, mighty, good man...

All of you give me the strength to keep going every day and I thank you for that. You know, from up here, you may not know how beautiful all of you look. - Senator Bernie Sanders





Responses: (each section is an individual response) there were over 2,000. now what politician get's replies like these!

Bernie, you singlehandedly brought me out of political apathy, and I will never be able to thank you enough. I've never felt this way about a politician before, but I know that's because there has never been a politician like you in my lifetime. Because of you, I no longer want to be a cynic, ever again. If I knew anything about sculpture, I would chisel a cliff with your likeness and call it a national monument. I could go on and on... But I'll stop here. Just, thank you, forever and ever.

I Believe in everything you stand for. Thank you for your honesty and backbone. You showed up just when we needed you most.

You give me hope and strength to keep living, Bernie Sanders. As a disabled American fighting just to survive, it can be hard to even face the day. But you keep me going. So THANK YOU.

I've never contributed to a politician before - I did for Bernie. I've never caucused before - I did for Bernie. At the caucus, I spoke and used my voice (even though it shook) as my 5 year old son was with me and I wanted him to see how important it is to fight for change and what you believe in. I wore my "women with Bernie" sticker all day, and when someone asked why I was supporting him, I had several powerful reasons to share. Whatever happens, thank you for finally giving me a politician I can support and believe in.

Bernie a Man like You Comes around once in a Life Time We the People cannot Thank You Enough! Salute to You the next President of These United States.SALUTE

Bernie, you inspire us. Never in my life have I seen a politician that exudes so much warmth, humanity, compassion, honesty, and integrity. YOU are beautiful Senator. (Posted by an older white man)

Bernie, from where I was standing yesterday in Madison, you looked Olympian. You have done something incredibly profound. I'm not much of a religious man by any stretch. But, I promise you this; the almighty has smiled on you. Take it from one who knows. I am your man. I dream of the day I can finally call you Mr. President. Take it all the way my friend, we are with you. Never quit and never give up. Keep fighting the good fight. Semper Fidelis (former Marine)

Right back at you, Bernie! You have restored my hope in good and it gives me strength to fight for another day. You look quite beautiful from here. Don't ever give up! We need you! Thank you for your strength and courage, and for the voice of sanity. We love you Bernie!

You inspire us Sen. Sanders, to be better. We are more beautiful than we were and we're grateful for your leadership in making that happen. Let us be the wind beneath your wings!

Love you Bernie- thank you for all you have done for us. It must be so exhausting! I couldn't do what you do mentally, physically or emotionally and I'm 35!! You are a rockstar. If you are not my next president I'm outta here

We love you Bernie Sanders!! Thank you for ALWAYS fighting for the greater good. For working to improve the lives of so many. I am in awe of your intelligence, integrity and empathy. You make us want to be better people. You are an inspiration!! I hope you know how much your efforts mean to us!! Wishing you Peace and Love

I get goose bumps just looking at you. I try to watch every rally. I feel driven by your words. You are Astonishingly pure in your motives. Your peace is felt across the world. We will not give up. We will rise to do what's right.

Never had a senator bring tears of joy to my eyes nor have I followed a presidential campaign so closely. No matter what happens, you, Mr. Sanders, have lit a fire that will, hopefully, burn brighter than before. #feelthebern

Mr. Sanders, you may never read or know this - but you have already changed the life of this 55 year old disillusioned American. I have deep and abiding respect for your honesty, commitment, dedication, and integrity. I am more passionate about your campaign and the future I want to help you bring about than I have ever been in my life. I am sending money, writing emails, and speaking to everyone I know about you. I support you 120%, and will continue to work to support you when you enter the WhiteHouse as President of the United States. The change is coming, it's here right now, and you are spearheading it.

We love you BERNIE...we got you!!! Thank you Sir for restoring my faith in humanity... love, compassion & true wisdom.... I admire your strength so much...

You made me realize that beauty! You are a one in a zillion kind of human being. You are an absolute inspiration and a wonderful, kind and genuine human being.

The Untold History of the United States Season 1 Episode 1



many folks on here would benefit by watching this whole documentary series... would cut down on a lot of the propaganda that is often repeated here.

enjoy

"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”: FDR’s First Inaugural Address



more...
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_inauguration_of_Franklin_D._Roosevelt#

They thought they were free...



transcript...
http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/511928.html

is it now america's turn, courtesy of the un american republican party?

Racism is Killing Poor White Americans...

What's behind the increase in poor white deaths? Well, they are dying not of disease, but of suicide, chronic alcohol abuse, and especially drug overdoses. As Paul Krugman writes, it resembles "the collapse in Russian life expectancy after the fall of communism."

Why? American poverty is increasingly brutal. Male wages at the bottom fifth of the income ladder, for instance, have fallen by over 30 percent since the late 1960s, and inequality has exploded. These days, those in the top 1 percent capture virtually all economic growth.

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But America has been extremely stingy about putting welfare where it's really needed. Fifty years after we got insurance coverage to the elderly and most of the poor, we just barely got a halfway-decent framework for covering everyone else who didn't have it (which still needs a ton of work). Direct cash aid to the poor was basically killed under Bill Clinton. And we are nearly alone in the world in providing no maternity leave or child allowance. (It's important to note that we do spend about as much as sensible countries on welfare, it's just that a huge portion of it is funneled straight to the rich through tax expenditures.) As a result, the white American poor — like Dylann Roof's friends — are economically insecure and deeply alienated from mainstream society.

Why didn't America build the economic structures that would ensure economic growth was broadly shared? There are many reasons, but perhaps the biggest one is racism. Research shows that American voters are less likely to support a generous welfare state because of racist attitudes; historical studies demonstrate that the New Deal was politically acceptable only insofar as it excluded blacks.

more...
http://theweek.com/articles/587242/why-poor-white-americans-are-dying-despair

discussed here...



and now these poor bastards are flocking to trump, another rich huckster looking to get rich off of their despair and ignorance.

:shakes-head:

Glenn Beck Says Ted Cruz Is Divinely Anointed And Has Been 'Raised From Birth' To Save This Nation

Glenn Beck Says Ted Cruz Is Divinely Anointed And Has Been 'Raised From Birth' To Save This Nation


what a moonbat... this brownshirt is one more example of why we have trump as the frontrunner in the republican party for president... and establishment conservatives are shocked

New NC Commercial Celebrates their New Religious Bigotry



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