One thing I credit Trump and his administration for is their transparency. I know this seems an antithetical statement to make given certain allegations. But, due to Trump’s complete lack of political subtly, their inner workings seem clear enough to me: he knows he can’t lure back the industries he promised his voters, because the market, as he champions it, won’t permit it. So, in order to continue stimulating the economy, he must exploit resources on American soil in protected areas and perpetuate the great trickle-down myth that tax breaks for the rich will incentivize them not to reinvest overseas or purchase luxury goods or buy up large tracts of real-estate, but to create American jobs and buy homemade craft items and leave the people their land... This, of course, is laughable.
There is no recourse for the economically disenfranchised voters who compromise the Republican base but to either maintain their hopeful illusions or focus their anger on a culture war, which Trump has strategically inflamed and the left have been happy to engage in to their own undoing. It’s very hard to side, after all, with a party increasingly associated with YouTube propagated instances of college campus tantrums and the self-righteous suppression of free speech. And this is unfortunate too, because it not only subverts the party but the Universities and an important role in which they could play, that is, to promote dialogue-- without fear of reprisal from either side—that addresses the underlying tensions in a system that continues and will continue to build, unless Truth about an alternative system can be detached from the emotion its often abhorrent history creates and meaningful policy measures acknowledging that Truth are voted into place.
Where am I going with this?
And here, this brilliant professor, Dr. Richard Wolf, who can so clearly elucidate Marx’s theories as they apply today. The video outline is posted below.
So, that’s Marxism simply put.
Another thing I really like about this Dr. Wolff is he’s willing to engage in a debate and not with just anyone either but in a hostile environment with hosts looking for soundbites and a penchant for otherwise inviting on buffoons to make a caricature of leftist thought for their audience. If you ask me, Fox news may have slipped up this time. Decide for yourself.
“I’m not in favor of taking [wealth] from the rich to give to the poor. I’m in favor of not distributing it unequally in the first place.”
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