Historically, the middle class comprised of small-scale capitalists and white collar professionals. But as inequality continues to grow, the middle class has stratified itself as a cultural pseudo-class.
One of the arguments I hear from pro-capitalists is that capitalists earn their money, and they deserve the profits they get. In this post, I'll do my best to debunk that idea.
Christian Patterson 2019-01-22 Underground Mall I got an interesting reply on my post "The U.S. as a one-party state, and the class-character of governments". Basically, the comment suggests that, yes, there's little difference between Democrats and Republicans (anyone with an ounce of critical thinking skills can see that), but Donald Trump is outside of this … Continue reading Response to a Trump Supporter’s response to the class character of the U.S. government
Christian Patterson 2019-01-01 Underground Mall When capitalists criticize socialism, they often criticize a hypothetical conception of “big government” as socialist. For these people, big government and socialism are varying degrees of interchangeable. The bigger someone is the grifter, the more they will just 100% equate socialism with big government, like Charlie Kirk. In this post … Continue reading Debunking Capitalist Myths: Socialism means bigger government
Christian Patterson 2018+12+25 Underground Mall Christmas is my favorite holiday, so merry Christmas! I just wanted to make a small post in response to the Jacobin article posted yesterday. It's a joke post, and it's fine as that. It's not particularly funny, because it's written in the stuffy Jacobin house style, but I suppose it's … Continue reading Santa Claus is a comrade, actually
Christian Patterson 2018-11-27 Underground Mall The time for challenging gentrification as a material, economic force has passed. We used to ask "how do we stop gentrification?". Or in more technical language, "how do we stop the flow of capital from the outside (suburbs) to the inside (cities)?" or sometimes the flow of capital from the … Continue reading Gentrification is a Symptom of Concentrated Capital
A very brief history of the means of production, from slavery, to feudalism, to capitalism