A professor of political science at Brooklyn College has penned one of the most unintentionally comical articles in recent memory. It seems Corey Robin is down with socialism, and his New York Times op-ed spells out why in spectacularly idiotic fashion:
The socialist argument against capitalism isn’t that it makes us poor. It’s that it makes us unfree. When my well-being depends upon your whim, when the basic needs of life compel submission to the market and subjugation at work, we live not in freedom but in domination. Socialists want to end that domination: to establish freedom from rule by the boss, from the need to smile for the sake of a sale, from the obligation to sell for the sake of survival.
The “professor” obviously has never cracked a history book in his entire life. Parents, if you’re sending your kids to Brooklyn College you’re paying idiots to fill their heads with BS.
And I can’t believe a human being actually wrote these words without spontaneously combusting:
For liberals, these are policies to alleviate economic misery. For socialists, these are measures of emancipation, liberating men and women from the tyranny of the market and autocracy at work. Back in the 1930s, it was said that liberalism was freedom plus groceries. The socialist, by contrast, believes that making things free makes people free.
Hey, with the exception of all the people forced to labor to provide all the free goods and services for socialist utopia-seeking ne’er-do-wells, he NAILED IT. Good lord, how is anybody that clueless?
Probably the most depressing thing that speaks volumes is how many positive comments there were to that dream world floater disguised as serious thought.
What makes this incredibly ironic is that his “free stuff is freedom” argument is behind the New York Times paywall. What would Marx do?