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[Xmca-l] Re: Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart - The New York Times
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- Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart - The New York Times
- From: Ulvi İçil <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2017 17:16:09 +0300
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I think one of the immediate tasks for the salvation of human species from
destruction is very much related with human development, thus with pedagogy.
Capitalism at the beginning of the 21st century realized a serious attack
to the consciousness and soul of man.
I think this immediate task is to teach to man how to question current
social reality within which s/he lives, to create, to sow awareness, to
question and to enable men to question illusions.
Capitalism is currently so far away from being able to answer clever
We should put clever questions before men.
e.g. better socialism is not possible, you think or believe.
But you think or believe, better capitalism is possible?!
We need to educate people so that s/he does not nourish any illusions and
hope about capitalism.
If we succeed in this questioning,
then, the next step will be easier, that socialism is a necessity for the
future of humanity.
That's why Fidel was saying to sow, to sow and to sow ideas and quoting
from José Marti;
To be cultured is the unique way to be free.
Independent minds from capitalism's way of thinking.
To question also the conformist way of life in middle classes who poison
the poor sections of working class ideologically.
Thus: An anti capitalist pedagogy, I would like to propose.
9 Ağu 2017 16:58 tarihinde "Alfredo Jornet Gil" <firstname.lastname@example.org> yazdı:
> Capitalism is incapable to carry over humanity. The other way around is
> another story, I guess. I do wish we could attain a true democratic
> (communist) society though.
> In any case, I often wonder what WE, each one of us, can do. The first
> thing I come up with, and not surprisingly because that's the field in
> which I work, is pedagogy. On the one hand, it is a contradiction, because
> the whole of pedagogy, as institutionalised field (I mean, as faculties, as
> my temporary salary, as the pursuing and achievement of publishing
> incentives, etc...), it wholly belongs to Capitalism.
> Yet, judging by the level of involvement and engagement that education
> faculties show, it seems to me that the notion of pedagogy that most
> faculty members hold is that our field is about learning, when in fact I
> think it is about generating culture. I sit every day with my freshly
> collected data at a small independent school and wonder, having briefly
> checked the discouraging world news, and I wonder: 'how can I make my
> research useful to the human cause?' But then I need to address journal
> audiences, the motives that got me the funding for my research, my
> temporary contract and the need to find a new job soon... and one feels
> pretty hopeless. I don't give up, though. It feels good having you all out
> there, xmca'ers,
> How does, e.g., the ISCAR community stands for these matters? How does
> your respective faculties/institutions stand for this?
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> on behalf of Ulvi İçil <email@example.com>
> Sent: 09 August 2017 14:38
> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart - The
> New York Times
> Capitalism should be destroyed urgently.
> Primarily in US and China.
> Otherwise, it will destroy humanity even without wars.
> I wonder if anyone is able to claim that human species can be saved by
> mechanisms belonging to capitalism which is itself the very owner of the
> current destructive mechanisms.
> Like it or not, communist society is the unique exit. Capitalism is
> incapable to carry over humanity.
> I do not believe communism is inevitable but I think that communism is a
> necessity to save human species. This is a scientific truth.
> Otherwise, we are the final generations of our species and humanity will
> not survive after 21st century.
> 9 Ağu 2017 15:03 tarihinde "Larry Purss" <firstname.lastname@example.org> yazdı:
> > THIS IS DRAMATIC:
> > This graph captures the depth of the crisis.
> > The 8 richest people in the world have more wealth than the bottom half
> > the planet’s population.
> > Also...
> > Canada’s latest census also documents that for the first time single
> > occupancy residency is now the dominant form of living arrangement. Only
> > single person in each apartment or townhouse is now the most prominent
> > living arrangement
> > Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart
> > This chart captures the rise in inequality better than any other chart
> > that I’ve seen.
> > https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/07/opinion/leonhardt-income-
> > inequality.html?emc=edit_mbe_20170809&nl=morning-briefing-
> > europe&nlid=69072237&te=1
> > Sent from Mail for Windows 10