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The role of the government, this Anglo-American contraption which gives us grief, is to contain us so that a few royals who don't work survive on our work. Unless we get this basic reality, we'll continue to tell stories like #DegreeOfDoubt
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Some history. First the missionary came to prepare our hearts for capitalism. For them, conversion to Christianity wasn't abandoning African culture. It was entering the capitalist economy as a worker. #degreeofdoubt #maishakazini
Missionaries attacked mostly cultural practices which interfered with Africans working for wazungu. They talked about human rights and whatever, but their evidence of conversion was if you got employment at a mzungu farm and used the money to buy mzungu trinkets. #degreeofdout
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Many people say that the cornerstone of capitalist imperialism is profit. I would argue that it is not profit but alienation. By alienation, I mean the separation of who people are from their reality and their work.

Power and profit depend on that separation.

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Capitalism has then reduced education to training bureaucrats to facilitate that separation. That is why, if you notice, being in school is an experience of constant violence to prevent you from being in touch with your relatives, your humanity and reality.
The simplest example: remember what happened when you got sick in boarding school? The brutality that followed? The point is to teach you to ignore your personhood and your needs, to always worship and follow instructions even if it kills you doing it.
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Unpaid interns.
They receive no benefits, no legal protection against harassment or discrimination and no job security. They are an integral part of generating revenue for companies, yet more often than not, these opportunities are unpaid.
The labor of millennials and Gen Z is being exploited. The longer it happens, low-paying jobs are further normalized, and wealth inequality will continue to grow.
So please don't come to tell me about the benefits of Unpaid Internships.. That's BS. You are an exploiter!
Some might argue that an unpaid internship is worth it for the experience. The reality of the situation is that most internships do not offer an advantage to students. In fact, the only “advantage” they offer is taking advantage of vulnerable students.
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