Monday, February 10, 2014

The New Republic Praises The Onion for 'Marxist' Bent

The New Republic Praises The Onion for 'Marxist' Bent
by William Bigelow 9 Feb 2014, 2:23 PM PDT
In a gushing tribute, The New Republic delivered an article extolling The Onion as a vehicle for imparting communist values to the masses.

According to writer Emmett Rensin, “Rather, the vanguard of revolution – the paper most dedicated to the overthrowing capitalism [sic] in the United States today – is none other than The Onion.”

Noting pieces such as “Man Briefly Forgets Hotel Staff Are Not Human” as a reminder of “capitalist commodification not just of goods, but of humans' subjective agency in the form of labor,” “Laid Off Man Finally Achieves Perfect Work-Life Balance” as espousing “the contention that capitalism alienates the proletariat from their species-consciousness by making them participants without control in the economic relations of their culture,” “Majority of Office’s Supplies Used to Apply for Different Job” as a “clear indictment of false consciousness, arising inexorably from bourgeois dogma as it perverts our very understanding of fulfillment, family, and success,” and “All-Knowing Invisible Hand of Free Market Once Again Guides Millions in Profits to Nation’s Bead Stores” as a joke based on the knowledge that “the natural use of capital as a convenient common denominator for the exchange of material goods has been supplanted by a system wherein commodities are little more than frivolous intermediates for the conversion of capital into itself,” Rensin genuflected to The Onion’s apparent echoing of the “latent Marxism in our culture.”

Rensin postulated that The Onion’s popularity is derived from America’s acceptance of Karl Marx’s basic view of capital. He added, “Cognitive dissonance or not, Das Kapital has so thoroughly permeated our understanding of capitalism that we’re seldom even aware that we are citing it. It’s become a kind of cultural white noise – always present, but rarely acknowledged.”

Of course, Rensin also called Barack Obama a “moderate president” in the article. That alone qualifies him as someone whose hard-left bias would make him only too willing to champion any attack on the capitalist system, even if it comes from The Onion.

The Onion
Syrian Electronic Army reportedly hacked The Onion, the NPR, and the Human Rights Watch.

Note: Bashar al-Assad is supporting the Syrian Electronic Army a hacker group, and the president for Syria.
George Soros was a benefactor for the NPR, a benefactor for the Human Rights Watch, a member of the Democracy Alliance, and the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the NPR, the Human Rights Watch, the Sundance Institute, and People for the American Way.
Chris Hughes is a member of the Democracy Alliance, a co-founder for Facebook, and a majority owner, publisher & editor-in-chief for The New Republic.
Patricia E. Mitchell was a director at the Human Rights Watch, the executive in charge of original productions for the Turner Broadcasting System Inc., is the vice chair for the Sundance Institute, and a board member for the Global Green USA.
Norman Lear is a council of advisor’s member for Global Green USA, a director at People for the American Way, and married to Lyn Davis Lear.
Global Green USA is a US affiliate for Green Cross International.
Ted Turner is an honorary board member for Green Cross International, and the founder of the Turner Broadcasting System Inc.
Ted Turner (Green Cross International)
Quote: "I'd say the chances are about 50-50 that humanity will be extinct or nearly extinct within 50 years. Weapons of mass destruction, disease, I mean this global warming is scaring the living daylights out of me.”
Lyn Davis Lear is married to Norman Lear, and a trustee at the Sundance Institute.
Robert Redford is the founder & president for the Sundance Institute, and an honorary board member for Green Cross International.
Robert Redford (Green Cross International)
Mikhail Gorbachev is the founder for Green Cross International, was the general secretary for the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and the president for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
Michael Whitney Straight spied for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), and the publisher for The New Republic.

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