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The AFL-CIO’s Calls for Workers to 'Seize The Means of Production' in New Video

Video: “Middle class” label is a myth designed to lull people who have achieved some relative financial stability and success into contentment.

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The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) just posted a video to Twitter that openly calls on the working class to “seize the means of production" and refers to the middle class as a 'myth.'

The video features a 'Marxist roofer' and was produced by MEANS TV, which is described as the “world’s first anti-capitalist worker-owned streaming platform."

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According to the video, the “middle class” label is a myth designed to lull people who have achieved financial stability and success into contentment. Mr. Marxist Roofer declares that in reality there were only two classes: those who owned the means of production and those who sold their labor to the owners, the working class.

“Viewing class in its proper context allows us to present the argument that the middle class frequently alluded to in conventional media and politics is a fiction that deliberately obscures the relationship between workers and the owners of society,” Marxist Roofer explains.

Fun Fact: This delightful video presentation comes in the wake of the same organization suggesting guillotines as the solution to the nation’s economic troubles.

WIBC host Tony Katz broke the video down piece by piece in today's Popcorn Moment. Click below and enjoy, won't you?

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