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Wed Dec 3, 2014, 02:06 PM

Racism, sexism, agism exist to give employers more profit.

Capitalism deliberately marginalizes certain workers in order to keep them trapped in low wage, no benefits jobs. This pool of low income workers allows employers to cut wages for all workers, even the so called "empowered" white heterosexual males.

This is all you need to know about the various -isms in the US---and it is what we need to know if we are to fight it. The communists were right. Note that the communists were also the only folks to take a stand for the Scottsboro defendants. That's because once you see the economic forces working behind the scene to create myths about gender and race, the myths themselves cease to have meaning.

Michael Brown was killed, because the Koch Brothers need low wage, no benefit workers for Dixie Cup.

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Reply Racism, sexism, agism exist to give employers more profit. (Original post)
McCamy Taylor Dec 2014 OP
olddots Dec 2014 #1
La Lioness Priyanka Dec 2014 #2
bettyellen Dec 2014 #4
cherokeeprogressive Dec 2014 #3

Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Dec 3, 2014, 02:15 PM

1. all sysyems are just theories

 

To romantisize one or another doesn't help better theory to be implemented


"Charmen Shecky "

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Dec 3, 2014, 02:19 PM

2. that is deflecting a lot of blame on us as a society to the 1%.

 

and capitalism is not the only situation under which discrimination occurs. it does under all economic systems.

i think there is this tendency on DU recently to pretend we are blameless but for the extreme elites, but when in comes to issues of bigotry, we are not that blameless.

there are many reasons bigotry occurs, but the top one is a feeling of threat either to our lives or to our livelihoods and we are responsible for systemic bigotry just as much as the elites are.

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 3, 2014, 02:27 PM

4. ^^^ exactly what I was thinking

 

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Dec 3, 2014, 02:26 PM

3. Yeah. I always thought it was employers that invented racism, sexism, and ageism.

 

Those basteds.

I also knew the Koch Brothers had something to do with Michael Brown's death.

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