ray (rayslinky) wrote,
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i dont have heros, they dont seem to exist in todays world. there aren't any martin luther king jr.'s or karl marx's, but i do have huge respect for one man... noam chomsky. AND, he's speaking at mit on thursday!!! im so excited i could -um- -um- jizz all over myself.
  • Noam Chomsky on Anarchism, Marxism & Hope for the Future
    i feel like such a bum: i just laze around all day. i need to find a job but am unmotivated to do so. im also disgusted at seeing the "war" coverage on my 2 fuzzy highly-biased tv stations. fucking collusion between the government and the media. the u.s. (yet again) subverts the first ammendment and most americans will never know who am i kidding, most americans probably wouldn't care...

    some recent thoughts:
    • could capitalism be behind gay and lesbian opression? well, what do capitalists need? cheap labour. families produce cheap labour and 2 parent families for the most part support themselves without help from the government. a lot of gay and lesbian partners do not spawn, and single parent families sometimes need aid from the state (food stamps, wic, etc.) driving up taxes for capitalists - taking away from the bottom line.
    • We are experiencing a wave of nationalism in this country, though most talking heads would have us believe it is patriotism. Whats the difference?
      Patriotism: Love of and devotion to one's country.
      Nationalism: Devotion to the interests or culture of one's nation.
      hitler inspired nationalism, bush inspires nationalism.
    • what is so wrong with the following beliefs?
      1. Rejection of all forms of coercive control and authority
      2. A theoretical economic system characterized by the collective ownership of property and by the organization of labor for the common advantage of all members.

      above, the definitionisms =) belong to the following words: 1. anarchism 2. communism
      we have been taught that those are both to be feared, but there are obvious problems with our current system and i think these are alternatives worthy of a second look.
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