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Ed Suspicious

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Tue Aug 18, 2015, 04:45 PM Aug 2015

Tools for the Understanding and Education of the tenets of Democratic Socialism [View all]

Given the ramping up of the socialism boogieman that we are beginning to see at increasing frequency, and at a more fevered and desperate volume, I was thinking we could use this thread as a place to post tools for explanation, education, and understanding to help in the fight against the oligarchic, capitalist machine.

I'm going to start with anything from Professor Richard Wolff. In particular and of particular use to me were his lectures on Marxian Economic Theory. It explains "socialism" in a serious way and the theory gives us the tools to analyze in a way that is likely unfamiliar to most American's. His monthly lectures that are posted here often are an amazing resource.


Continuing on to Chomsky on Socialism. This video talks about the vacuous definitions of socialism that is co-opted and bastardized to the benefit of propagandists. Democracy is socialist in the purist sense of the term. This is a short video that is well worth the watch. He describes socialism as an extension of democracy to the workplace to replace industrial feudalism.

Finally the crisis of capitalism - animated. Just watch this awesome video for yourself.

Post yours. Hopefully we can share and learn new ways to take socialism back from the propagandists and to, hopefully, spread the rational meaning of socialism to those who need to hear it against those those who will continue to use the term as a cudgel to beat on Senator Sanders.

Share more please.

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Thanks, this thread is a great idea. robertpaulsen Aug 2015 #1
howstuffworks.com retrowire Aug 2015 #2
K & R! (eom) mak3cats Aug 2015 #3
Much needed & appreciated, TY, Ed! mother earth Aug 2015 #4
DSAUSA.org is a good resource as well TBF Aug 2015 #5
Thom Hartmann does a nice job robertpaulsen Aug 2015 #6
Thanks for this terrific material hedda_foil Aug 2015 #7
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