Thursday Humor? Marxist Student Group Disbands Because Members Were "Too Rich, Too White"

Authored by Matthew Stein via CampusReform.org,

A Marxist student group at Swarthmore College disbanded itself earlier this year after realizing that its members were too rich and too white to be real commies.

According to screenshots confidentially provided to Campus Reform by an individual with access to the group’s private Facebook page, the demise of the Swarthmore Anti-Capitalist Collective (SACC) came in the wake of a farewell letter from a member who had decided the group could never be an effective proponent of “unproblematized anticapitalist politics” due to its “history of abuse, racism, and even classism.”

“From my understanding SACC disbanded because they realized the makeup and tactics of their group was at odds with their espoused principles,” Swarthmore Conservative Society President Gilbert Guerra told Campus Reform.

 

“Their main support base was middle-upper class white kids who enjoy jogging.”

The farewell letter corroborates Guerra’s understanding, asserting that “SACC’s fundamental failure” was that “at its formation, it was made up of entirely white, with the exception of one person of color*, students,” and to make matters worse, “not one of [the founding members] are from low-income and/or working class backgrounds.”

Arguing that “low-income people of color should never be an afterthought in a group whose politics supposedly focus on their liberation,” the author then went on to accuse SACC of having a “history of abuse, racism, and even classism that was never adequately addressed or recognized despite constantly being brought up as an issue.”

The screenshots provided to Campus Reform do not include dates, but the SACC Facebook page suggests that the group may have folded at some point in late-March or April. The page has seen no activity since March 26, prior to which posts had been added on a fairly regular basis.

Campus Reform reached out to other former SACC members for their take on the group’s disbandment, but none were willing to comment.

Guerra agreed strongly with the letter-writer’s assessment that SACC was ineffective, telling Campus Reform that “SACC didn’t do anything noteworthy during their existence,” and had little impact on campus discourse.

“If anything,” he said, “I think the legacy of that particular group will turn out to be motivating some apathetic students to become involved in the Conservative Society.”

As for the future of Marxist groups on campus - which the SACC letter optimistically predicted would provide a “future for anti-capitalist organizing on this campus” - Guerra said that he expects there will be a “new Maoist group on campus in the fall,” but didn’t seem terribly concerned about its prospects.

Saying that such a group is “a foregone conclusion” because there are many leftist students at Swarthmore who want to actively “resist during the Trump Presidency,” Guerra noted that the only question now “is whether this new group will be any more sustainable that [sic] the past couple of leftist groups that have splintered and fizzled out.”

Comments

Umh Thu, 07/27/2017 - 18:15 Permalink

Affluent people have the time to think about things like how society is organized. Until the last hundred years and the establishment of government provided social safety nets poor people were to busy working to organize much of anything.

Tachyon5321 Thu, 07/27/2017 - 18:21 Permalink

A Marxist student group at Swarthmore College disbanded itself earlier this year after realizing that its members were too rich and too white to be real commies because Swarthmore College's tuition cost $49, 104 per year + $14,446 for room and board. 

Grandad Grumps Thu, 07/27/2017 - 18:37 Permalink

Marx was a fraud. The whole workers of the world unite thing was a fraud. The intent was never to give power to the lower working classes, but to have power over them. Think about it. What Marxist leader ever gave power to the people?

keep the basta… Grandad Grumps Fri, 07/28/2017 - 02:29 Permalink

There is a public domain record of correspondence between Marx and an important Rabbi who referred to the talmudic premise that all belongs to the jews implicit in Marxism, and  this was the  long game.(my words). Marx agreed, the relinguishing of ownership allowed the scooping up of all by the oligaths.This was all of note  that I just found: http://www.cobdencentre.org/2017/02/economic-ideas-karl-marx-the-man-be…  Marx's views are like Stalins.

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Johangroza Thu, 07/27/2017 - 18:56 Permalink

Even commies then admit commies should be poor.Marvellous ideology. Not! Hey, follow us of you are black, we will make u poor.... seems a great deal.

oldguyonBMXbike (not verified) Thu, 07/27/2017 - 19:04 Permalink

They're not too rich or too white, just too dumb. Communism is a tool by the elite to centralize power.

abgary1 Thu, 07/27/2017 - 19:09 Permalink

This should free up Justin Trudeau (Canada's dope smoking snow board instructor turned Prime Minister) to do more important things like travelling!Who has time for running a country?

yarpos Thu, 07/27/2017 - 19:14 Permalink

".... the past couple of leftist groups that have splintered and fizzled out" Look around,  thats what they always do eventually

Golden Showers Thu, 07/27/2017 - 19:53 Permalink

Yeah. I infiltrated this organization. Operation Swordmore. There I was, with my sword. And I turned the lesbians and made their men jealous. It happened at the water hole where we battled other prides. I vanquished them with my sword and silver tongue.I sent the young women back to their warren deep underground in the city to gossip and argue. The men, they cried. They became ronin. They walk the earth ashamed.My Saccs were so huge, there was confoundation. I came hither to the gathering and dis-covered my golden sachs. It caused panic among the throng. There was dissention among the ranks. It happened so fast. The sun glinted off my smooth heavy saccs and shined in the faces of the frustrated nymphs, terrifying thier Spanish guitar folk singing Y's. It was rich. And many young women shed tons of fat and hair dye in the ensuing sword battle. I bested them all.Now I have to cook dinner. Excuse me.

Bubba Rum Das Golden Showers Fri, 07/28/2017 - 02:59 Permalink

"My Saccs were so huge, there was confoundation. I came hither to the gathering and dis-covered my golden sachs. It caused panic among the throng. There was dissention among the ranks. It happened so fast. The sun glinted off my smooth heavy saccs and shined in the faces of the frustrated nymphs, terrifying thier Spanish guitar folk singing Y's. It was rich. And many young women shed tons of fat and hair dye in the ensuing sword battle. I bested them all.""Now I have to cook dinner. Excuse me."Dude, where do you get your weed???

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