– Dean Henderson – amazing insights into what is going on in our financial/power elite.
– The Zeitgeist Movement – a worldwide grassroots movement for the big changes ahead – http://thezeitgeistmovement.com/
– Science Show on youtube – heaps of science news here in easy-to-understand language – http://www.youtube.com/user/scishow/
– Dr Michael Greger – Nutritionfacts – Information about the healthiest diet – http://nutritionfacts.org/
– Antony Loewenstein – THIS is Journalism! –http://antonyloewenstein.com/tag/serco/
– August Bebel (1840-1913), Germany: feminist, writer, union leader, early Marxist – August Bebel argues
“…that the social emancipation of women is an integral part of transforming social relations and overthrowing capitalism.”
Read more, especially his enlightening work “Woman and Socialism” on https://www.marxists.org/archive/bebel/index.htm”> *
– Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919), Poland/Germany: revolutionist, writer, leader of the early German Communist movement – https://www.marxists.org/glossary/people/l/u.htm#luxemburg-rosa” *
* I feel the need to explain the communist/socialist/marxist streak in my ‘likes’, because all too often these terms are confused with the horrors that have been and are committed in their names.
The early Marxist/Communist theories by Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, August Bebel, Rosa Luxemburg and others are amazing insights into what was going on in the early stages of the industrial revolution/capitalism. Think union movement, worker’s rights, equality of the sexes, the accumulation of fortunes by the business people and the beginning of the close relationship of business and politics.
Sounds a bit like what we are dealing with today, does it not?
My argument is that if the early Marxists/Communists/Socialists had not been killed off and silenced by the power holders of yesterday, our systems and societies today might well be more equitable, peaceful and sustainable. They went into a really good, new direction! If early Marxist/Communist/Socialist philosophy and its advocates had been integrated into politics 100 years ago, then maybe the horrors of the Soviet Union, the GDR (which is where my Mum’s parents are from, and my Dad grew up in West Berlin) and others would not have happened?
Who knows? It doesn’t really matter, because we have to deal with the present at this point anyway.
So, please don’t just stamp me off as a stupid commie and leave it at that! Over the past few years I have merely been discovering the things I didn’t learn at school – with an open, objective, questioning mind. I am actually against politics altogether! What we need is something new, something improved from the age-old systems currently in use. There are better means to govern ourselves, surely! Ways of “governing” (even the word leaves a bitter taste in my mouth…of patriarchy, oppression, slavery…yuck!) that have evolved from those old systems.
Put some research into that, PhD students!!!
Above all: Peace!