My fellow Quaker, Mark Helpsmeet, creates internet radio programs relating to spirituality and activism. He recently interviewed me about my book idea, “Jesus Made Me a Communist.” Please give it a listen!
[Reposting from Disloyal Opposition to Modernity originally here.] It has long seemed quite strange to me that so many atheists find Nietzsche’s assertion of the death of God attractive. God doesn’t exist at all for atheists, his “death” can only be at most the death of the theism of some part of humanity. Perhaps a […]
All it takes is reading another white male Marxist critique of intersectionality to remember exactly why I don’t consider myself a Marxist. (My Facebook status Sunday 5/18) [For an earlier discussion of some of these issues, see the original post.] Why should anyone care about intersectionality? What does this long strange word signify? Can’t we […]
(Note: this blog posting is being republished here from its original post to Symptomatic Redness, which will be deleted in the near future.) The Trouble With Marxism Though I am profoundly influenced by Marx & Marxists, I also have serious reservations about calling myself a Marxist. I also wish to address a wider public which […]
“He who lets the world, or his own portion of it, choose his plan of life for him, has no need of any other faculty than the ape-like one of imitation. He who chooses his plan for himself, employs all his faculties. He must use observation to see, reasoning and judgment to foresee, activity to […]
“Complete freedom implies equality, since if there are rich and poor, the poor cannot be permitted to take liberties with riches. Complete equality implies freedom, since those who suffer restrictions cannot be the equals of those who impose them.” Donald Rooum, What is Anarchism? (1992) ——————————————————————————— The primary aim of a just economic system should […]
“We need not merely a synthesis of feminism with traditional Marxism, but also a thoroughly feminist historical materialism, which regards the social relations of a particular historical formation as one system in which gender differentiation is a core atribtute.” Iris Marion Young – Socialist Feminism and the Limits of Dual Systems Theory