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Columbia University Prof Says ‘Capitalism Causes Mental Illness’

Columbia University Prof Says ‘Capitalism Causes Mental Illness’

“was an organizer with the Occupy Wall Street movement”

Who donates money to Columbia and where does that money come from? Socialists?

The YAF blog reports:

Columbia University Professor: ‘Capitalism Causes Mental Illness’

Columbia University Professor Anthony Zenkus used Easter as an occasion to voice his distaste for capitalism on Twitter, absurdly claiming that “Capitalism causes mental illness.”

With his tweet only supported by an anti-capitalist TEDTalk made by journalist Johann Hari, its reception was largely negative–receiving hundreds of replies even from those who support socialism.

In another tweet made on the same day, Zenkus–who teaches social work–claimed that “Psychiatry is a tool of inequality. Capitalism creates conditions that make us sick, then it manufactures pills they tell us will make us well.” To this claim, Zenkus provided support not in the form of a TEDTalk, but in the form of his own anecdotal evidence.

Zenkus, an adjunct lecturer, was an organizer with the Occupy Wall Street movement and regularly advocates for socialist policies. He also tweeted last year that the American flag is a “symbol of genocide.”


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Well then, you must be one of the biggest capitalists ever, Professor Dingus.

There is no such thing as capitalism. There is no such thing as socialism. There is tyranny and there is freedom. Pick one.

Anonymous Bosh | April 12, 2021 at 1:07 pm

Yes, but don’t you have a sneaking, sinking feeling that… we’re doomed? OK, if not doomed, that life as we knew it will become increasingly distorted and demonized? I look at millennials–whether we like it or not, they are the future: future leaders, future lawyers, future voters, current marxists…

I’m focusing on accumulating a sufficiency whereby I can insulate me and mine… but that didn’t help the Russians, or the Czechs, or even the Germans (perhaps most especially the Germans, Easties I mean).

    Anonymous Bosh in reply to Anonymous Bosh. | April 12, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    I am reminded of Leiningen Versus the Ants, or, for the millennials, Thanos’s hordes of Outriders: the relentless, overwhelming, wide-mouthed, all-devouring zombies soldiers (or, for you incels, Warhammer 40K’s Genestealers).

Read this guy’s comments–he’s all about his TED talks, and a lot of other silliness, all the while reaping the benefits of living in a capitalist society. He’d be the first person to run screaming from a socialist or communist society, assuming the socialists or communists didn’t execute him first.

The Friendly Grizzly | April 12, 2021 at 3:26 pm

The education bubble needs to pop in a big way, and soon.

Zenkus would know something about mental illness. You can only wonder if he ever actually had a job, mowed lawns, shoveled snow, delivered newspapers, fast-food, and the usual gamut of learning to do things by working your way up in the ranks.

He’s an adjunct, which means he’s a part timer and can be replaced.

University level academia professorship takes highly educated people with little real life experience and drives them all nuts believing in their own extreme importance to humanity while prostituting their souls for tenure.

nordic_prince | April 13, 2021 at 1:54 pm

“If you are feeling depressed, anxious or overusing alcohol or drugs right now, it’s not you. It’s the system.”

It never is the individual’s responsibility, is it? Always “the system” is to blame.