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Thoughts on Neoliberalism and Gendered Violence

I’m supposed to be writing about multi-racial identity and my own personal narrative from that framework. So, of course, I’m procrastinating by listening to a… 1,114 more words

Materialist Conceptions.

“Just as Darwin discovered the law of development of organic nature, so Marx discovered the law of development of human history: the simple fact, hitherto concealed by an overgrowth of ideology, that mankind must first of all eat, drink, have shelter and clothing, before it can pursue politics, science, art, religion, etc.; that therefore the production of the immediate material means, and consequently the degree of economic development attained by a given people or during a given epoch, form the foundation upon which the state institutions, the legal conceptions, art, and even the ideas on religion, of the people concerned have been evolved, and in the light of which they must, therefore, be explained, instead of vice versa, as had hitherto been the case.”

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Beauty, truth, and “the hideous music admired by savages”

Beauty is truth, truth, beauty – that is all
Ye know on earth and all ye need to know

John Keats, Ode on a Grecian urn… 2,362 more words



“Hitherto men have constantly made up for themselves false conceptions about themselves, about what they are and what they ought to be. They have arranged their relationships according to their ideas of God, of normal man, etc. 97 more words

Workers who stood for King and Country in 1914

While in 1914 the political appeal of “King and country” was comparatively weak among workers in Australasia, the social basis of national chauvinism was highly developed. 2,425 more words

Capitalist State

Du Bois Research Paper


W. E. B. Du Bois is a Christian-American religious revisionist and delivers nuanced scriptural interpretations to subvert unsound assertions of white supremacist theology—the hegemonic discourse of 19th and 20th century America that uses biblical exegesis and “scientific” proof to sanctify Black enslavement—and says African Americans have natural spiritual and biological connections to the divine. 5,918 more words

Awakening to a Modern Order

Man’s relation to social and economic modes of organization demonstrates consistent dynamism during the modern era as labour industrializes and the market exploits man’s labour-power with shifting demands. 3,976 more words