This is a section of a much longer piece on my thoughts on the Communist Manifesto. I’m teaching the text in my EN 102 classes and I wrote a 18 page response to prove to them that their little 2 page responses are not only manageable, but a little lame. Here for your reading pleasure.
Capitalism pushes its ideological slate on the world. It has to, in order to exist. The question is, is this bad? Is this wrong? The answer isn’t a yes or no one. We’ll never know whether capitalism was an evil or not until we are all long dead. But it disturbs me that America’s capitalistic system has caused the following.
-The English Language is the most important language in the world.
-People from other countries are daily affected by the domestic policies of this country.
-Japanese children wear blue jeans.
-I call a help desk in India when I need help with my computer, that I bought here, which was made in China.
Japanese children should not wear blue jeans. They should wear whatever they wore before they were introduced to blue jeans. A piece of their cultural identity has been lost because of economic trade decisions the United States has made. And Americans complain about not having jobs. Our corporations send jobs over seas because the United States gives no incentives not to. And English is forced upon people just so they can be successful. It is barely a choice. I will never, ever have to learn another language if I don’t want to. I have no motivation to. My language rules this planet and that is a fundamental problem. The world is becoming as diverse as papers tossed into a recycling bin.