As a consequence, it is obvious that capitalists in their unenlightened form are certainly not ‘Marxists’, and that the destructive socio-economic force of modern capitalism is driven by a predatory greed that is self-sustaining and transforming in equal measure.
In reality, what NASA, Carl Sagan, his wife Linda, (and astrophysicist Frank Drake) had sent into deep space, was proof of the US ‘White’ racism that was dominant during the 20th century.
I couldn’t care less about money and am certainly not motivated or interested in ‘profit’ for profit’s sake, and yet I live in a world surrounded by people who ascribe a monetary value to everything, and will not help others if there is no monetary gain attached.
As the bourgeois process of cultural dominance and oppression is ongoing, the propaganda it produces is designed for one purpose only, and that is the maintenance of its own power and prestige within society. The bourgeois paradigm is presumed to be the only way of viewing and knowing the world that is accepted as ‘true’, ‘worthwhile’, ‘credible’ and ‘useful’, and yet from a logical, reasonable and scientific perspective, the philosophical underpinnings of bourgeois society is premised upon the creation and perpetuation of faulty knowledge.
(This article was originally published in the New Worker – the newspaper of the New Communist Party of Britain – Issue No. 1791, Page 5