Common Censored 18 – Race As A Construct, MMT, Billions For War

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10 responses to “Common Censored 18 – Race As A Construct, MMT, Billions For War”

  1. Pam says:

    Hi. I would love for you to interview some homeless people .. preferably in LA whwre it looks brutal. Also, try and get footage covering the length and breadth of the tent cities now in every city across the US. I know Orange County has miles of them (there is a YouTube Video) on a bike trail, and you can see them in Oakland from the Bart train. Also SOMA in SF has a lot. Here is an awesome video from a sleep deprived homeless guy
    It’s hard to know where to donate also as there is a lot of fraud going on. Maybe bet a couple charities for us listeners? I know that’s stopgap measure but the urgent need is now.

  2. Pam says:

    Thanks for discussing this. Loved the shout out about the prison ripoff system. It is enraging we are not allowed to visit our family and are continuously milked for more money we don’t have.
    I can’t say I entirely understand the white guy convo that Eleanor had. Maybe clarify a bit later?
    I would like more conversation about Yemen and the total number of dead and devastation the fascists have wreaked if possible. It’s hard to boggle 18 million people in agony right now. I heard we have ground troops there. I wonder how traumatized they will be just by witnessing and enforcing such an unimaginable and horrific event.

  3. Anthony says:

    A Lee Camp impersonator? I’ve been there. There’s already one unfortunate fellow in California who I share a name with (and probably gets a lot of misdirected hate online that was intended for me). At least they had good intentions. My impersonator mistook me for a MAGA-head so that made it even more disturbing.
    I seem to recall about ten years ago the UN saying something along the lines of the word race can no longer be used as a cultural identifier. I don’t know if that went much further than the halls of the UN.
    At the same time as I was listening to Lee talk about MMT, I was over on Jimmy Dore’s Patreon page explaining to someone a little about MMT so that was kind of funny.

  4. Bart says:

    Either we are all the same, or we celebrate diversity, I think diversity is the right answer.

  5. Joe says:

    Lending creates money, and lower interest rates favor lazy loans, because if you have an asset already, you are a much safer bet for yet another loan. In other words, assets beget assets, and credit begets more credit, furthering inequality.

  6. Jonathan Powers says:

    We are all humans and should discern actions based on people’s character and behavior not their skin color. Being in favor of fair policies that help everyone like UBI would be a good start. Don’t have to worry about your identity getting in way of survival. Then capitalist system would have to compete for people willing to work for more than UBI. Economy could be fair place instead exploitation.

  7. Paul Blair says:

    Today is the one year anniversary of the horrendous Charlottesville clash between white supremacists and those who opposed them, and the murder of Heather Heyer. I know that you were very close to the murder and I’m sure that it has left a lasting impression on you both. Perhaps you can discuss the effect of that day on your lives and your outlook on street protests and actions. Also, the utter lack of official response and the fact that we are to have a similar action in DC this week shows that little has changed. I too have witnessed trauma and it has taken years to get over. If too personal and painful, I fully understand.
    Keep fighting and acting out!

  8. Lucy says:

    In my bizarre and cluttered mind,I always thought race WAS a construct in some way.

  9. Kadin says:

    I really appreciate what you do Elanor, but when you were talking about feminism and identity politics you refereed to yourself being a person with a vagina, when what you meant is that you’re a woman, and that language can be really harmful for trans people! I have a vagina, and I’m not a woman.

  10. Kodowdus says:

    Regarding “race” as a construct, it seems to me that the most succinct logical perspective would be as follows: While “race” is a pseudo-scientific construct, racism is very real.

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