Podcast The Second

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: 

Greetings comrades!

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.

In Solidarity,

Trase/The Birb

 

 

Book Recommendation (yes, again, you really need to read this.)

https://thenewpress.com/books/lies-my-teacher-told-me

 

Feudalism 

https://quatr.us/government/what-is-feudalism-definitions.htm

Medieval Life – Feudalism and the Feudal System

Mercantilism

https://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/Mercantilism.html

https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Mercantilism

Capitalism

https://matrix.berkeley.edu/research/plantation-corporation

https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jul/10/100-fossil-fuel-companies-investors-responsible-71-global-emissions-cdp-study-climate-change

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/exxon-knew-about-climate-change-almost-40-years-ago/

For most U.S. workers, real wages have barely budged in decades

 

Unhoused Population 

https://www.npr.org/2015/12/10/459100751/utah-reduced-chronic-homelessness-by-91-percent-heres-how

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-homelessness-housing/once-a-national-model-utah-struggles-with-homelessness-idUSKCN1P41EQ

Today’s Read: Thousands of Working New Yorkers Are Living in Homeless Shelters

Wealth Inequality

https://www.businessinsider.com/us-income-inequality-record-high-generational-wealth-2019-9

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/09/26/income-inequality-america-highest-its-been-since-census-started-tracking-it-data-show/

https://nypost.com/2019/10/22/the-have-nots-of-the-world-are-over-the-wealth-gap/

https://www.businessinsider.com/american-billionaires-paid-less-taxes-than-working-class-wealth-gap-2019-10

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2008/sep/01/economics

 

MLM’s and Cult Tactics

https://freedomofmind.com/multi-level-marketing-groups-defraud-consumers/

https://freedomofmind.com/bite-model/

 

Capitalism Consumes Our Free Time

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/11/why-dont-i-see-you-anymore/598336/

 

Today’s featured image is this sassy meme from @leftytits on Instagram,

whose page you should absolutely be following, if you aren’t already! 

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