February 27, 2015
I am surely no fan of the current capitalist system of “free enterprise,” which merely amounts to a Hebrew racket.
At the same time, whenever I hear of people talking about “overthrowing capitalism,” I cringe, as this is the call-to-arms of the Jew Marxists, who are in fact BFF with the Jew capitalists.
A textbook used for an “activism” class at the University of Michigan teaches that capitalism should be “overthrown” – claiming “capitalism means waste, poverty, ecological degradation, dispossession, inequality, exploitation, imperialism, war and violence.”
The textbook, “Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution,” is assigned as mandatory reading for “Organizational Studies 203: Activism,” a class at the public university that pledges to teach students about the “struggles of movements past, as well as hands-on engagement with the struggles of today.”
The course is unbiased on paper, with its description stating “neither this course, nor its instructional staff, embraces or rejects any ideology, movement, or political project. We will not preach social change from any particular point of view.”
But the book blames the “global slump we are living through” on capitalism, adding it “is the predictable manifestation of a crisis-prone economic system rooted in production for profit rather than for human need. … [F]or the sake of human development and ecological sanity it needs to be overthrown.”
It describes capitalism as morally perverse, and defines it as “a profit-driven economic system rooted in inequality, exploitation, dispossession and environmental destruction.”…
It also touts pull quotes such as “capitalism turns men and women into economic cannibals, and having done so, mistakes economic cannibalism for human nature.”
They probably have some points. Marx technically had some points. It is merely the solutions which are offered which are the problem. Also, telling university kids to overthrow the government, which is apparently the implication here, should obviously not be tolerated in a civilized society.
The textbook for the class is entitled “Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution.”
The Amazon description of the book reads:
From Cairo to cyberspace, from Main Street to Wall Street, today’s social movements have a creative new edge that’s blurring the boundaries between artist and activist, hacker and dreamer. But the principles that make for successful creative action rarely get hashed out or written down. Until now.
Beautiful Trouble brings together ten grassroots groups and dozens of seasoned artists and activists from around the world to distill their best practices into a toolbox for creative action. Among the groups included are Agit-Pop/The Other 98%, The Yes Men/Yes Labs, Code Pink, SmartMeme, The Ruckus Society, Beyond the Choir, The Center for Artistic Activism, Waging Nonviolence, Alliance of Community Trainers and Nonviolence International.
Sophisticated enough for veteran activists, accessible enough for newbies, Beautiful Trouble showcases the synergies between artistic imagination and shrewd political strategy.
Please note that despite their plot to overthrow capitalism, they are charging $9.99 for the Kindle edition of the book.