- Capitalism and Alternatives -
What's constructive about trashing white guys?
In Reply to: Frat debaters are a dime a dozen posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on April 12, 1999 at 19:20:54:
Identity politics is for the birds. Theories of imperialism continue to be used to camouflage the degradation of wageworkers' lives in "imperialist centers", notably western Europe and America. Exponential rise in work intensity and rate of exploitation, and an increase in the working day to sustain shrinking domestic units is absent from most discourse. Surveillance cameras monitor productivity and discipline and jokers trumpet their "aristocracy of labor" slogans. The farce goes even further and accuses wage-workers in "imperialist centers" of greedily sharing in the imperialist loot. Flip Side: Degradation of wage-workers', peasants and artisans' lives in "oppressed countries" is attributed to imperialist loot thereby erasing the the real reasons: the violent and brutal expansion and growth of capital in these areas.