“using Marxist ideas to sort of forward human liberation in various kinds of ways”
Is it any wonder so many college students have a positive view of socialism?
The College Fix reports:
English professor appears at pro-Communist event
A professor of English recently spoke at a pro-Communist event, praising the use of “Marxist ideas” to advance “human liberation.”
“Red May” is an annual celebration in Seattle that offers residents a “vacation from capitalism.” The various events “take place within public spaces and are free to attend, allowing understanding to flourish beyond the confines of a campus or conference,” reports the University of Washington student newspaper The Daily.
At one event this year, University of Washington English professor Alys Weinbaum told attendees that “individuals, especially college students, might be influenced by stigmas regarding the far left:”
“Dinner-table conversation at home has been that communism or socialism are dirty words,” Weinbaum said.
Weinbaum asserts that Red May does not just entertain a single strand of political theory but exists as a way to push the boundaries of our current situation.
“There are people that are using these ideas to think about the contemporary world we’re in, people that are scholars but also scholar-activists,” Weinbaum said. “[There are] people that are part of the academy, but also people that are doing this work in context beyond the academy, who are using Marxist ideas to sort of forward human liberation in various kinds of ways.”
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