To smash capitalism.
That is the central goal of the far/radical left movement.
Why is this our goal? This should be everyone’s goal in that the very rich, the 1%, usurp the labor value produced by the rest of us. They are society’s parasites contributing nothing to our material world. They have the most, we have the least…and we want it back.
This is not simple or easy. Unfettered, free market neoliberalism is the only thing we know here in America, and its cultural hegemony finds a no more welcoming place. So what do I mean by cultural hegemony? I take it to mean that our dominant American culture,all of our social constructs, which seep down into every subculture, function like the air we breathe. We never question its presence, it’s just taken for granted. We do not contemplate it’s existence or attributes. We just don’t.
So similarly, we rarely find any other avenue of thought outside of the capitalist system. Capitalism is so ingrained into our social milieu all alternative ways of organizing society seems ridiculous. The capitalist class has succeeded in making capitalism the best way to organize our society…the only way.
Few are firmly in control of the many. And they are successfully winning a class war that the 99% doesn’t even know is taking place. So our goal as the radical left is to tell the people how the capitalist class is thriving off the labor of the workers. To show how they contribute nothing while we contribute everything. How we suffer as a people as they prosper by what is ours.
As far/radical leftists, we must offer up an alternative reality to the masses. We must show how the system is rigged and how they are scammed every time. We need to expose them to another way.
The people are so drowning within the soup of capitalism they do not see these truths so apparent to you and I. It just plainly does not exist for them. And if anything does exist, it does not have their best interest at heart. Capitalism cares for everyone, equally.
We must show them another way.
Sorry it’s coming so late but here ya go! 5 new images/pics/graphics!
Right Here at Google Photos!
This is my Sunday posting of 5 (actually 6 this week) propaganda images/graphics. Use them well and I”ll be returning full bore in 2020. See you Wednesday!
5 (really 6) New Images!
Since I’m taking a break at STL until the beginning of 2020, I am going to start up the image gallery posts again. So every Wednesday and Friday I’ll be uploading 5 new images onto a STL Google Photos page to share.
I know that with these posts were very popular in the past and you may have gone back to earlier posts to find the old images and seen the uploaded images already. But this is going to be a whole new project and, therefore, I will not refrain from posting images that have already posted before. It just takes too much time to sort everything.
So I hope you enjoy them and find good use for them. Thank you!
What is the media: The main means of mass communication (broadcasting, publishing, and the Internet) regarded collectively.
What is the purpose of the media: To serve as the fifth estate holding our politicians’ and other elites’ feet to the fire in the interest of plebeian citizens by fact checking and reporting the truth when communicating stories and analysis.
What is the media used for: Our mainstream network and cable news outlets, along with countless websites, serve the interests of the 1% by shining the “truth” through a curved capitalist lens.
But how?: Through the overtones and undertones expressed in every word and image.
So the media “message” is politically bent?: Of course. It serves the interest of the rich and powerful who own mass media.
How does it do this? It all looks on the up-an-up to me: Consider Gramsci’s cultural hegemony concept, in it’s best description:
“the ‘spontaneous’ consent given by the great masses of the population to the general direction imposed on social life by the dominant fundamental group; this consent is ‘historically’ caused by the prestige (and consequent confidence) which the dominant group enjoys because of its position and function in the world of production.”
Can we escape this media influence?: Of course not. We politically and culturally swim in it’s soup.
How can we change this?: If we recognize that there is a opaque pane in front of the truth.
Well, how do we get everyone else to see the truth: Organize, Comrade. Organize…
Sorry that it’s a day late (capitalism is killing me), but here are 6 new propaganda images for spreading revolution wherever one sees fit.
Five new pics for propaganda use (a day late). Thanks!!!
Five new pics for propaganda. Sorry for my late post!
We want what the people want:
Mr. Robertson, the carpet cleaner, has his own idea: nationalizing the companies. “I think forcing them to pay higher alone is inefficient,” he said, “and taxation alone is inefficient.”
If you have not seen Pontecorvo’s 1966 masterpiece, The Battle of Algiers, I both admonish you and, yet, envy you.
I admonish you in that you have not done enough research into revolutionary art to have found this film. Yet, I envy you because you have yet to get that first breath of excitement when viewing the film the first time you only have once.
TBA is an intentionally grainy, black and white film shot in documentary style with a revolutionary heart. It is directed by Gillo Pontecorvo dramatizing the Algerian urban guerilla fighters during the fight for independence against the French colonialists. It concerns the guerilla tactics used by the NLF (FLN) and French paratroopers sent to quash the violent uprising which lasted for those three years.
Independence would finally be won by the Algerians in 1962, but this film centers around three years of bombings, assassinations, and torture allowing the French forces to end the most violent phase of the fighting.
Below are two links you can use to view the film. Watch Now!: