EDIT 12/29/2019: I’ve learned more about sound recording and editing, and switched podcast hosting to archive.org. (Please consider a donation to that wonderful, valuable resource). Episodes are set to feed to iTunes and Spotify now, as well. You can now listen here:
In today’s episode, I explore the commonalities between Capitalism and the economic systems that preceded it. I hope you’ll listen and share it with your family and friends.
This is hard work we are doing, trying to deprogram ourselves and decolonize our minds and our social structures, so there are going to be times when we will struggle with the emotional labor of it all – and if we are white, we need to work extra hard not to be fragile. We need to be accountable for the racist, white supremacist structures that have enabled our privilege. Even if we aren’t the ones who built those, we still continue to benefit from those, and that is at the expense of our non-white comrades. This meme popped up on my social media timeline today, and I think it is something to both take to heart and mind, and remember it when we start feeling defensive. It is far more courageous to be accountable than to weasel away from it.
I’m working on lots more content to be released every Thursday. If you have a story idea, are interested in being interviewed, being a guest, or if you are a Leftist artist producing art, music, poetry, or fiction and would like to be featured either on the podcast or blog, please get in touch!
Here are the links mentioned during the show, and others that you may find helpful.
Book Recommendation (yes, again, you really need to read this.)
For most U.S. workers, real wages have barely budged in decades
Today’s Read: Thousands of Working New Yorkers Are Living in Homeless Shelters
MLM’s and Cult Tactics
Capitalism Consumes Our Free Time
Today’s featured image is this sassy meme from @leftytits on Instagram,
whose page you should absolutely be following, if you aren’t already!