Are you a Consumer or a Worker? Depends on who you ask

I recently saw a crypto-currency fanatic and right-wing libertarian on TV say that people are primarily, and firstly, consumers. This is something I have heard a lot from these types. Bourgeois right-wing libertarians are absolutely obsessed with currency and with consumer choice. This attitude indicates someone with significant privilege, and too much money and leisure time. Most Americans spend the bulk of their time working and have relatively little disposable income.

People often don’t recognize their own biases, but Freudian slips like the aforementioned will often reveal them to you if you pay close attention. Political activism that revolves around donations to charities and NGO’s, economic boycotts or other questions of how and where to spend your money are sure signs of a bourgeois mentality that will in no way challenge the capitalist system. (Elections are another worthless exercise, by the way, but that is a whole other story.) Buying gold and bitcoin is another non-option and dead end in the pursuit of working class emancipation.

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3 Responses to Are you a Consumer or a Worker? Depends on who you ask

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  2. Autumn Cote says:

    Would it be OK if I cross-posted this article to WriterBeat.com? I’ll be sure to give you complete credit as the author. There is no fee, I’m simply trying to ardd more content diversity for our community and I liked what you wrote. If “OK” please let me know via email.

    Autumn
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  3. Prole Center says:

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