Letter to the editor: The worship of capitalism in the US is truly absurd

Cesar Munoz

“For the earth to live, capitalism must die” — That’s how Native American scholar, Nick Estes, ends his book “Our History Is the Future.” I agree.

And consequently, I support the resolution passed by the Colorado Education Association that CJ Milmoe in his letter on Sept. 7 condemns as “Marxist dogma.” His letter reads like a relic from the Cold War.

Capitalism has brought mankind and the planet to the brink of collapse. What can be a greater, more abject failure of a socioeconomic system than this? And, no, CJ Milmoe, Marxist socialism is not “presumably” the alternative to capitalism. On page 154 in the book “Consequences of Capitalism,” a viable alternative is presented. I highly recommend this very readable book, a series of lectures by Noam Chomsky and Marv Waterstone. If one only reads the first seven pages, it becomes clear how many Americans, like CJ Milmoe, have become victims of an indoctrination that is truly more insidious and damning — unlike the critical race theory that CJ Milmoe fears in his letter to the editor on Oct. 24, 2020. The idol worship of capitalism is truly absurd. It’s about time we shrug off the spell cast by Ayn Rand.

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