The Gospel Roots of Marx’s Thought

Jesus Christ asks his listeners: “Is not life more than food? Is not the body more valuable than clothes?” (Matt. 6:25). Then, after alluding to the birds in the sky, he asks; “Are not you more important than they?” (Matt 6:26). In another context he voiced his subversive statement: “The sabbath was made for man, […]

Thesis Against Western Christianity

To many the good news of salvation is a warm fuzzy feeling or a vague promise that one day–after you die– you’ll float off to the sterile vacuum of heaven…far, far away. While this is nice in theory, it is, by implication, delusional. Yet this is the party line of the Western Church, its central […]

Capital Circulation

The capitalist mode of production and the social relations necessary for its existence is a terrifying dynamic process. Capital, by its very essence, is value in perpetual search of additional value, produce by the workers in the process of production. The unquenchable thirst for additional surplus-value (unpaid labor) is the fundamental motor of economic growth, […]

Marx on Modern Industry

With penetrating insight Marx sums up the devastating effects capital has on society–when its will is imposed on man, alienating him from himself, ”We have seen how this absolute contradiction between the technical necessities of Modern Industry, and the social character inherent in its capitalistic form, dispels all fixity and security in the situation of […]

The Capitalist State

A capitalist society is biased upon the exploitation of labor. A small minority owns everything; the working masses own nothing. The capitalists command. The workers obey. The capitalist exploit. The workers are exploited. The very essence of capitalist society is found in this merciless and ever-increasing exploitation. Capitalist production is a practical instrument for the […]

God’s Social Genius Baffles Capitalists

Under capitalism, everything is game. Whether human life, labor power, earth, knowledge, ideas, thought or other abstract concepts: if it can be bought, sold, traded, invested in or speculated on it becomes commodified. Once absorbed by capital circulation all things are disciplined to the rigors of value creation. Profit for the sake of profit then […]

Fruits of Globalization: Poverty Wages

On October 2nd, 2016 the World Bank released an estimation that 767 million people live in extreme poverty, subsisting on less than $1.90 a day. Their poverty lines are for 15 of the world’s most dirt poor countries and typically calculate the amount of money that would allow a person to eat enough calories in […]

The Real Fight Behind the Fight for 15 $

You come home after another long day of standing on your feet and attempting to keep your customer service smile in the midst of ignorance and chaos. You kick off your shoes and gratefully sink into your bed nestled in the corner of your studio apartment. As you contemplate skipping dinner due to your abysmal […]

Jesus’s Church: A Political Body

Western theology has always preached that Jesus Christ is going unite humanity and put an end to strife and want. Most preachers, for example, speak beautifully about how the spirit of Christ in you can completely eliminate conflict and create a brotherhood of man. Nobody who calls themselves Christian can disagree. However, religious headmen place […]

A Sure Bet: Unemployment and Homelessness

Is there anything worse than prison? There must be–some people try to get into prison to survive the winter. On the market, human beings can depreciate like any commodity. The laws of supply and demand apply to labor too: the more workers available, the cheaper employers can get them. An unemployed population serves the dual […]