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Old 08-11-2017, 01:52 AM
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Marxist group disbands because members were too rich, white

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A Marxist student group at Swarthmore College disbanded itself earlier this year after realizing that its members were too rich and too white to be real commies.

According to screenshots confidentially provided to Campus Reform by an individual with access to the group’s private Facebook page, the demise of the Swarthmore Anti-Capitalist Collective (SACC) came in the wake of a farewell letter from a member who had decided the group could never be an effective proponent of “unproblematized anticapitalist politics” due to its “history of abuse, racism, and even classism.”

“From my understanding SACC disbanded because they realized the makeup and tactics of their group was at odds with their espoused principles,” Swarthmore Conservative Society President Gilbert Guerra told Campus Reform. “Their main support base was middle-upper class white kids who enjoy jogging.”

The farewell letter corroborates Guerra’s understanding, asserting that “SACC’s fundamental failure” was that “at its formation, it was made up of entirely white, with the exception of one person of color*, students,” and to make matters worse, “not one of [the founding members] are from low-income and/or working class backgrounds.”

Arguing that “low-income people of color should never be an afterthought in a group whose politics supposedly focus on their liberation,” the author then went on to accuse SACC of having a “history of abuse, racism, and even classism that was never adequately addressed or recognized despite constantly being brought up as an issue.”
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Was Karl Marx from a low income household?
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Was Karl Marx from a low income household?
Karl Marx was the poster child of upper middle class white guilt.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Marx

An upper middle class, relatively wealthy, white, secular Jew.
Exactly what the OP is describing.
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You make my point.
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You make my point.
Great! Bernie Sanders is the same guy. jus' sayin'

Both are Icons of the left.

So, YOU have now made mine.
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Great! Bernie Sanders is the same guy. jus' sayin'

Both are Icons of the left.

So, YOU have now made mine.
You throw a wide net when you say "The Left". I didn't follow Marx's positions. I don't know that Bernie does either.
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It is the imaginary lefty that mainly lives on far right wing forums. If they construct an entity called "the Left" it makes it much easier for the far right to win arguments and have a fantasy boogie man to fear and hate. Anytime they are trying to make some point with me and site "the Left" I generally just ignore what comes next. It is exactly like taking a Klanner and calling him the right. Funny though, they understand when I do that.
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You throw a wide net when you say "The Left". I didn't follow Marx's positions. I don't know that Bernie does either.
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