[Marxism] SWP madness

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat May 11 06:21:26 MDT 2013


On 5/11/13 2:48 AM, John Obrien wrote:
> The bourgeoisie encouraged working people to own a house -
> besides making money on this - because a main benefit - is
> home "ownership" or the hope to have,  conservatized people
> who then feel they are part of the system and have things
> like their house to lose.

Well, of course. That's what the GI Bill was about. Levittown and all that.

But African-Americans and Latinos have been discriminated against 
historically, depriving them of the right to home ownership that whites 
enjoy. In some ways, it is like gay marriage. Marriage is a 
conservatizing institution but gays have the right to be just as legally 
bound to each other as straights do.





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