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Zone of Non-being

Darryl Walker Jr

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Capitalism & The Toll on the Human Soul

Since it is #MentalHealthAwareness Month, I want to explore Karl Marx's theory of human alienation under capitalism. When we delve into the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts (1844), we learn that there are at least 4 inter-related reasons people become disenchanted:... Continue Reading →

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Democrats & The Politics of Torture

I keep seeing the tweet from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about Chelsea Manning being circulated - as if its contents are radical or noteworthy. Lets use this as an opportunity to really break down and decipher the meaning of this tweet: Liberals... Continue Reading →

Nipsey Hussle and the Trope of Black-on-Black Crime

Now that the Los Angeles Police Department has identified a black man as a suspect in the murder of Nipsey Hussle, lets get a few things straight about the narrative of "black-on-black crime." 1). The United States has existed for 242... Continue Reading →

The Oppression Machine: Electoralism and Neo-Colonization

The United States was built on slavery and genocide. As such, it is an oppression machine that should not exist. Electoral politics, however, is not interested in destroying the oppression machine. At the outset of every campaign, every politician must accept... Continue Reading →

Why You Never Really Own Your House

A pillar of the American Dream is owning a home with a lawn and picket fence. But I question the conventional belief that we ever really own our homes under capitalism. With the commodification of housing also comes a precariousness... Continue Reading →

How to Become a Prison Penpal Today

Folks who are behind bars suffer the highest forms of isolation and alienation. For those who are willing and able - I strongly suggest you become prison penpals. The organization Black & Pink compiles and maintains a database of predominantly... Continue Reading →

Foreign Policy & Hypocrisy: The Iran Nuclear Deal

President Trump withdrew the United States from the nuclear deal with Iran. The failure to understand the relationship between gun control laws and oppression at the national level is only magnified when we discuss nuclear weapons at the international level.... Continue Reading →

Beyond the Profit Motive: The Anti-blackness of Orthodox Marxism

Since some folks still believe that there is "no war but class war" - I submit the following points: 1. There comes a time where one needs to realize that the profit motive lacks explanatory power in the face of... Continue Reading →

Rotting the Brain: Shark Tank & Undercover Boss

Two of the most dangerous shows on television are Shark Tank and Undercover Boss. These programs are mindless celebrations of capitalism - and are viewed by millions of working class people in marathon format. Shark Tank demonstrates just how backward... Continue Reading →

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