The Agricultural Revolution and its Consequences: Division of Labour, Surplus, and the Middle Class

I've noticed a lot of confusion over the concept of the middle class - both its definition and political role. Even Marxists tend to get bogged in the fact that no one in the middle class owns any means of production. I believe there is a much clearer way, guided by Marxist analysis, to understand … Continue reading The Agricultural Revolution and its Consequences: Division of Labour, Surplus, and the Middle Class

Race and Class: The Inseparable Twin (An Analysis of the 2020 BLM Protests)

I originally wrote the article below back in June 2020 during the BLM protests. It was for a separate online publication and was never released due to an amicable editorial dispute I had, but I wanted to put it out here since I believe the premise is still correct and relevant. This is also why … Continue reading Race and Class: The Inseparable Twin (An Analysis of the 2020 BLM Protests)

Tiger King: false consent and masked ideologues

On its surface, Netflix's Tiger King shows barefaced the decay and illusion of the American Dream. Joe Exotic, the Tiger King, struggles to keep up with the costs of running his zoo, he hires desperate labourers who are grossly overworked and criminally underpaid, and he has fully internalized the fetishized idea of private property in … Continue reading Tiger King: false consent and masked ideologues

The ideology of teaching: critical pedagogy’s insights into the role of education

"Teaching is not a neutral act and the sooner we stop pretending that it is, the sooner we can begin creating a more democratic classroom." - Me (now) After finishing my undergrad, I hastily jumped into a Masters in Education. A degree in education is pretty much like you might expect - learning how to … Continue reading The ideology of teaching: critical pedagogy’s insights into the role of education

Solidarity with the conservative working class

My parents grew up in communist Yugoslavia, a market socialist state that, despite its flaws, was largely supported by its multi-ethnic and culturally diverse population. The state provided its citizens with a solid economic base by putting a priority on social needs. Education and medical care were free, housing was widely available and affordable, the … Continue reading Solidarity with the conservative working class