Karl Marx: Newspaper Article: ‘The North American Civil War’! (5.4.2023)

Having assessed this difference over a number of days – I developed the dialectical understanding that whereas ‘The German Ideology’ was a free expression of the unhindered thought of Marx and Engels regarding their Scientific Socialist understanding (and an open attack upon the capitalist system) – his newspaper article (for which he was being ‘paid’) – had to conform to the general ideas that prevailed throughout the (Federalist) ‘Union’ of Northern States! Marx had to cleverly compromise by moulding his opinions into those acceptable to the thinking of those who were ‘paying’ him for his journalistic services! If he was writing for newspapers based in Charleston or Richmond (lying within the ‘Confederate’ Southern States) – then I think we would have seen Marx formulate a very different take on events (not only reflecting the views of his audience – but also a more specific statement of the dialectical reality of the time)! Whatever the case, The German Ideology was written by Marx and Engels in 1845 – some sixteen years BEFORE Marx penned his 1861 article – and yet it contains a much deeper and far more thorough understanding of the human condition and the concept and reality of ‘slavery’! This example demonstrates why the working-class must be literate – we must be able to read and write – and in so doing ‘educate’ our own way out of the quagmire of Bourgeois branwashing, disinformation and deliberate misrepresentation!

The South Shell Rise Again! (14.3.2023)

Hundreds of thousands of men volunteered for service in the Armies of the Confederate States of America (CSA). This included Black, Asian and Indian men, etc, as well as countless Whites. Of course, many foreign men slso volunteered. Out these, tens of thousands paid with their lives or were maimed and wounded. They fought for a genuine freedom that would have eventually benefitted everyone regardless of race! It is sad to see the racists steal their flag and misrepresent their cause!

Non-Democratic Nature of US System Never More Apparent! (8.11.2022)

“One of the most consequential outcomes of this redistricting cycle has been the continuing decrease in the number of competitive congressional districts,” Michael Li and Chris Leaverton of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law pointed out.

“All told, there are now fewer competitive districts than at any point in the last 52 years,” they wrote in an analysis. “If the good news is that both parties emerged with reasonable opportunities in coming years to win control of a closely divided House, the bad news is that they will fight that battle on the narrowest of terrains under maps artificially engineered to reduce competition.”

“American democracy was never designed to be democratic,” wrote American critic and essayist Louis Menand in a piece published in The New Yorker earlier this year.

“The partisan redistricting tactics of cracking and packing aren’t merely flaws in the system — they are the system,” Menand continued, stressing that the American government has never been a government “by the people.”