In our Lego Movie review, we ask if the film portrays our own consumerist society, if the master builders are revolutionaries, or Ayn Rand libertarians, and examine the idea of “The Special.”
Episode Reading List:
- Chepe compared the Master Builders in the Lego movie to the Bakuninists. To learn more, read “The Bakuninists at Work” by Frederick Engels for free at Marxists.org.
- The idea that anyone can be “The Special” reminds us of CLR James’ “Every Cook Can Govern,” which you can also read online for free at Marxists.org.
To read more on Marx’s concept of Species Being, read “Estranged Labour” and Comments on James Mill,
Éléments D’économie Politique.
To read more about reflection on shifting from right wing libertarianism to libertarian socialism, read Chris Wilson’s “How a Libertarian Capitalist Became a Libertarian Socialist”
Media you should check out:
- “The Unequal Opportunity Race,” a short film animated by Erica Pinto for the African American Policy Forum, showing metaphors for obstacles to equality which affirmative action tries to alleviate.
- RSA Animate series, including the episode Alexis mentioned called “Drive,” and the one Chepe mentioned by David Harvey.
- Marx Reloaded (VIDEO)