Last night I went to the wrap party for the show I was working on at ShadowMachine and everyone cheered for the short I worked on, which was so awesome! People were coming up and telling me it was the best looking short this season…. Anyway I’m proud of all that, but what I’m NOT proud of is having 8 drinks and waking up this morning still a little bit drunk, stumbling into the kitchen and grabbing a bollilo bread roll and taking it back to bed with me, hugging it and periodically waking up to eat it.
I have a bachelors degree in Sociology and its sad that it doesnt mean a thing….
Karl Marx, Max Weber, Emil Durkheim…
I read a great book called “Nickled and Dimed” if you have time you should read it too
I can compare a lot of the current state of society to everything I learned as a lot of this shit has been written about or predicted by sociologist in the early 1800′s…
but America doesn’t care.. America is only concerned with keeping the rich, rich.. America is not for the people..
Other countries send their citizens to school for free because they will be the future of that country.. the future teachers, doctors, law makers… Their degrees mean something, but here.. no.. a degree is just another means of keeping you in debted to a system that is not even meant for you….
What happen to occupy Wall Street and that whole 1% shit…..
The 1% in the U.S. has 35.6% of all private wealth, more than the bottom 95% combined. The 1% has 42.4% of all financial wealth, more than bottom 97% combined. (Sylvia A. Allegretto, “The State of Working America’s Wealth,” Economic Policy Institute Briefing Paper #292, March 23, 2011.)
Deeper than any of these social movements is the fact that we will never get out of our social class… The gap between the working class and the rich is ever widening.
“In such a society, the bourgeoisie’s ownership of the means of production allowed them to employ and exploit the wage-earning working class (urban and rural), people whose only economic means is labour; and the bourgeois control of the means of coercion suppressed the sociopolitical challenges by the lower classes, and so preserved the economic status quo; workers remained workers, and employers remained employers” (The Class Struggles in France, 1848 to 1850, Works of Karl Marx, 1850)
Class conflict can take many different forms: direct violence, such as wars fought for resources and cheap labor; indirect violence, such as deaths from poverty, starvation, illness or unsafe working conditions; coercion, such as the threat of losing a job or the pulling of an important investment; or ideologically, such as with books and articles. Additionally, political forms of class conflict exist; legally or illegally lobbying or bribing government leaders for passage of partisan desirable legislation including labor laws, tax codes, consumer laws, acts of congress or other sanction, injunction or tariff. The conflict can be direct, as with a lockout aimed at destroying a labor union, or indirect, as with an informal slowdown in production protesting low wages by workers or unfair labor practices by capital.