Dialogue Works: Clowns in Charge

Prof Wolff joins Dialogue Works in discussing various global issues, highlighting the shifting dynamics of capitalism and the emergence of socialist critiques. He acknowledges the significance of figures like Jill Stein, Cornel West, and Mary Ann Williamson, emphasizing the need for a unified left opposition to bring about meaningful change. Wolff points out the failures and mistakes of old capitalism, citing recent geopolitical events and the inability of the ruling class to grasp the unfolding revolutionary situation. The growing labor organizing and alliances between social and labor movements are seen as crucial forces challenging the status quo. Overall, Wolff envisions a revolutionary shift driven by both intellectual figures and grassroots movements, signaling a profound transformation in the socio-political landscape.

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  • Pasqual DiGesu
    commented 2023-12-03 10:45:28 -0500
    Land of opportunity or land of privileged idiots?

    At his Nobel Prize acceptance speech in 2005, Harold Pinter said “it was the duty of citizens to define the truth of our lives and our societies”. He gave the U.S. an alternative view of its global justice and policy successes from its historical global involvements to present times.
    “The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them….. You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It’s a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis.
    I put to you that the United States is without doubt the greatest show on the road…, Brutal, indifferent, scornful, … and ruthless as it may be, it is also very clever. As a salesman it is out on its own and its most saleable commodity is its self-love”,

    And yes these forceful acts of violent brutality orchestrated for itself and our allies are conducted with self-justification, while condemning them within American home and society.

    You stated that throughout history capitalism has yet to be properly governed,, why?
  • Richard Wolff
    published this page in Updates 2023-11-30 11:57:35 -0500