Analysis Of Stéphane Haber's 'Emancipation From Capitalism'

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Question 1: I believe that global capitalism will change in the next 30 years because people, particularly the Proletariats of society today, will be tired of putting up with the Bourgeoisie taking all of their money and leaving them to live a life of extreme poverty. I believe that in the next 30 years the Proletariats will become class-conscious and see the injustice the bourgeoisie is inflicting upon them. Stéphane Haber writes in her journal, “Emancipation from Capitalism?” that “One must be able to disconnect from capitalism and define it as external to certain crucial aspects of who we are and the world that is ours, without which the theme of emancipation would be deprived of certain conditions of its validity, and lose its ontological…show more content…
Haber discusses the point that if capitalism is viewed through a theoretical approach it becomes vague and does not seem to present dissent from the system as a total revolt. I do not believe that when capitalism eventually does change that the new economic system that will go into effect will be directly socialism. Haber states the following in her journal regarding this point, “…after the collectivist experiences of last century, we no longer have any clear or convincing criteria to enable a definition of what post-capitalist society is, so that emancipation corresponds to no more than an empty imperative.”(197) Our society has too much information on how socialism has worked out in the past specifically through Communist Russia. Socialism in Russia eventually did not work out which is why capitalism is the predominant system in U.S. society presently. Due to the failure of socialism in the past I believe people will be hesitant to try it again after capitalism which leads me to the conclusion that capitalism will change and not go directly…show more content…
According to a doctor in the documentary, people are coming to the ICU’s to die. (Lyman et al, 2011) Due to the fact that technology to sustain life is available the decision to end life has become much more complicated yet more people die in hospitals then anywhere else. (Lyman et al, 2011) The story of Marthe the 86 year old dementia patient stood out to me upon viewing the documentary because I recently just had my great grandmother go through the same situation. (Lyman et al, 2011) Marthe entered the ICU and was intubated for two weeks while her family members decided whether to perform a tracheotomy or take her off life support. (Lyman et al, 2011) The family was having a tough time deciding due to the fact that the doctors could sustain Marthe’s life if they requested it. Marthe ended up being taken off the ventilator and to everyone’s surprise was able to breathe but, a day later she could no longer do so and now she has been on life support for a year. (Lyman et al, 2011) Another patient that I took particular interest in was John Moloney a 53 year old multiple myeloma patient who has tried every form of treatment with no success. (Lyman et al, 2011) Despite trying everything he still wanted treatment so he could live and go home with his family but ended up in
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