The readings and films from last week have given me further insight into the history of media, the lack of representation of vital minority perspectives in mainstream media, and also a deeper understanding of privilege and affirmative action. 513 palabras más
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This semester I am teaching the course EcoJustice and chose Sallie McFague’s A New Climate for Theology as our foundational text. Something I greatly appreciate about McFague is that she continually calls us to radically redefine our understanding of the Divine and of our roles as human beings — fundamental questions that could easily lead to an existential crisis as one student reminded me. 832 palabras más
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Is the ending of capitalism not inherent in your stated aim of human beings no longer struggling to survive? Capitalism is certainly responsible for a lot of struggle by the poor in developed nations, and a redistribution of wealth and working time along the lines you have been discussing would seem to require at the very best a form of “managed capitalism” that would seem extreme even to those living in socialist democracies.
The nature and merits of capitalism / Reforming capitalism / The importance of strategy / Finding common ground between human beings
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‘As though you rendered the proletarians a service in first sucking out their very life-blood and then practising your self-complacent, Pharisaic philanthropy upon them, placing yourselves before the world as mighty benefactors of humanity when you give back to the plundered victims the hundredth part of what belongs to them!
A vision that everyone can agree upon / The rich will share their wealth / Hypocrisy in protest and activist movements
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The main enemies you’ll come up against are Capitalist Governments and Corporations. And they’re big and powerful enemies. They survive by perpetuating greed and delusion in the population.