Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Ah-Anti-Anti-Capitalista: Insatiable is not sustainable
I often wonder what the cops, passersby, media types, etc. are thinking when occupiers break into the joyous song/dance of ah-anti-anti-capitalista.
Here in the Land of the Free™, we are consciously conditioned to worship capitalism (and capitalists) so I’ll bet some outsiders perceive such a chant as a very convenient excuse to dismiss Occupy Wall Street (OWS) as—pick one—naïve, anarchist, communist, socialist, anti-American, selfish, lazy, or “too radical.”
Losing potential allies might lead some to ditch any blatant anti-capitalism slogans but what if we instead put in the time and effort to explain the simple—and I do mean simple—reasoning behind such sentiment?
May 14 animal rights panel @ Brecht ForumShare