The 1960’s New Left and today’s Black Lives Matter Movement share the common theme of intense government suppression. COINTELPRO, or counter intelligence program, decimated the New Left organizations. COINTELPRO was able to exist because of the conditions spawned by the Cold War. The fear of a Communist takeover in the United States made COINTELPRO popular enough to be accepted as a necessary evil for the preservation of liberal democracy. These conditions still exist today with the use of tactics from COINTELPRO against modern social movements within the United States.

COINTELPRO is a program the FBI developed that employed a series…


Liberalism as a form of government is intended to preserve separation of powers between the legislative, judicial and executive branches. It is intended to preserve basic freedoms such as freedom of speech and assembly, the right to vote, freedom of the press and freedom of movement. Liberal governments champion the idea of containing the government to working within the interests of the governed.

The 20th Century proved to be a trying time for Liberalism, as the prevalence of Monarchies and Nationalist Movements were sporadic. Later, Communism would spread not only in Russia, but throughout the whole world. Threatening Liberal ideals…


Election 2020: Life and Death for Capitalists, Death and Suffering for Workers

Regardless of the victory of Joe Biden of Donald Trump in the 2020 Election, the United States will still be a fascist country, unless we join the Communist struggle. Fascism, according to Benito Mussolini, is the merger of the corporation and the state into one entity. The reason this happens is that the Capitalist Class is defending itself from implosion (economic depression) or explosion (workers revolution). No matter who wins in 2020, this nation will still be fascist.

Donald Trump represents open ended Fascism with ethno-nationalist qualities. This…


The colonization of North America brought with it, disease, famine, war, extermination and enslavement. The United States perfected institutionalizing these negative traits to secure the power of the planters, merchants, landowners, and business owners, which embodied the ruling class of the time. However, the ruling class learned that the working class was not willing to sit idle and be controlled without resistance. For example, Bacon’s Rebellion of 1676 was comprised of indentured servants of all races, slaves, and poor farmers who revolted against the colonial government of Virginia due to poor economic conditions, and lack of protection from attacks by…


Is It Morally Permissible to Imprison Drug Users?

The use of Illicit Drugs and their correlation with prison has been apparent since the 20th Century. In this paper I will discuss the ineffectiveness of imprisonment as a way to combat drug use and addiction, it’s exploitative properties, and why these inefficiencies and exploitative properties lead to questions raised about the system’s moral permissibility and its right to imprison drug users.

This paper can be interpreted in many ways. From Kant to Marx we can all agree that our ideal society would eliminate unfair practices. Thus the issue of exploitation comes…

Anthony Barone

I critique society from a Marxist Viewpoint

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