Category Archives: Critique

CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 21.

Toxic masculinity during lock-down. The Covid-19 Pandemic has starkly exposed three of the most fundamental contradictions within the capitalist mode of production. They are contradictions which are ripping apart the already tattered fabric of capitalist socio-economic relations. First, the suspension … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 20

The killing of yet another Afro-American citizen of the USA, George Floyd, on May 25th, has once again revealed that alongside the Covid-19 biological virus pandemic, there run much older intellectual viruses of prejudice. Intellectual as well as biological viruses … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 19.

To mask or not to mask? The surgical mask became one of the visible signals outside of China announcing the emergence of the virus we now know as Covid-19. As more countries recommend the wearing of these basic masks in … Continue reading

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A COVID-19 LOCK DOWN POEM.

‘CONTRASTS’ So many people suffering While others have a ball It’s very obvious just now The unfairness of it all: Some are desperate for food With no money coming in, While others have a long paid break With time to … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 18.

Of three important questions concerning the current pandemic of Covid-19 two have attracted little attention and one has received a great deal. They are 1) Where on the planet did this latest Zoonotic virus come from? 2) How did it … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 17.

Class conflict over the present lock-down. The recent media reports of conflict between those who wish to end lock-down asap and those who wish to delay it, has been framed within the dominant dualistic and liberal viewpoint. It has been … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 16.

The limits of nature. The 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic has been another demonstration that the natural world has limits and that not every limit can be definitively overcome. However, this microscopic life-form has not ‘caused‘ the crisis. It merely placed a … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 15.

Despite all their previous mistakes and shortcomings around the Covid-19 pandemic, there are anxious elites around the world who wish to convince working people to go back to work – as soon as possible. They suggest that this return to … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 14.

Predictably, the pro-capitalist elite and their echo chambers in the media are almost on the same page of the book in terms of 21st century economic and financial exploitation. The only differences between them are over how soon after Covid-19 … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 13.

I suggest there are three class-based perspectives from which to view the dilemma facing key workers in the fight against Covid-19 and three related responses to their efforts. 1 The authoritarian elite perspective. This is one which nearly all governments … Continue reading

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