Thursday, May 12, 2016

"Most Communists Don't Like Marx, They Just Like to Kick Him Around": A song in observance of the apparently permanent decline of an ideology

With Communism, where it is still officially a government ideology, now subject to more and more features of capitalism, the contributions of Karl Marx seem to be increasingly marginalized. I reflect on this situation, as Cuba starts to be opened up to Yankee business and China becomes more entrenched in winner-take-all state capitalism, with an adaptation of Cole Porter's 1938 song, "Most Gentlemen Don't Like Love. Thanks to Susan Raccoli for her assistance at the piano.