On Wednesday, James Boggs of Team Addo joined the guys to discuss Team Addo's upcoming event: 6th Annual Heroes Welcome Ball, which is taking place on Friday, September 23rd. Visit heroeswelcomeball.com to RSVP. Click play to hear more information!
41 | James Boggs and the Problem of Rights under Capitalism
What's Left of Philosophy
In this episode we discuss James Boggs’s 1963 The American Revolution: Pages from a Negro Worker’s Notebook. We talk about Boggs’s materialist conception of rights as “what you make and what you take.” In Boggs we find a novel conception of rights that are grounded in social power. We delve into the dangers automation and structural unemployment present to rights to life and happiness while wondering if a “workless” society would truly be a better one. In the end, we extend a figleaf to egalitarian liberals and offer to heal their psychic distress by showing them that they are already revolutionaries (comrades, join us: the water's fine!). patreon.com/leftofphilosophy | @leftofphil References: James Boggs, The American Revolution: Pages from a Negro Worker’s Notebook, with a New Introduction by Grace Lee Bogs and Additional Commentary (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2009). James Boggs, “Toward a New Concept of Citizenship,” in Pages from A Black Radical’s Notebook: A James Boggs Reader, ed. Stephen M. Ward, with an Afterword by Grace Lee Boggs (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2011). C.L.R. James, “The Revolutionary Answer to the Negro Problem in the United States,” at https://www.marxists.org/archive/james-clr/works/1948/07/meyer.htm Music: Vintage Memories by Schematist | schematist.bandcamp.com
James and the crew from Team ADDO are doing such awesome things to help our veterans transition from active military service to civilian life. I love this organization and I love what they are doing. It is so good to see so many unbelievable non-profit organizations in the Tampa Bay area helping our men and women in uniform. Please check on www.teamaddo.com for all of their information! I hope you enjoy this podcast!! Please Share, rate and review where ever you find podcasts! HAPPY VETERANS DAY WEEKEND!!!
Take a listen as we sit down for an exclusive interview with Team Addo Founder, Mr. James Boogs. James spent 20+ years serving our country, he started in the United States Marine Corps, retired as a UH- 60 Helicopter Pilot in the U.S. Army and spent some time as a Law Enforcement Officer. James discusses how Team Addo was formed in 2014 and what they have done for our nations heroes since. We asked, why start this organization? “I’m following my calling from my Lord and Savior” ~James BoggsTeam Addo started a “Veterans Closet” the first of its kind in the Tampa Bay area where they team up with Men’s Warehouse to outfit veterans with a FULL suite! NOTE: Ladies, they are able to customize your suit at numerous locations. They have the 4thAnnual Fishing Tournament coming up Sept. 20 & 21stin Tampa Bay, Fl. Check out their website for more details at http://www.teamaddo.com/ And be sure to follow them of social media: https://www.facebook.com/teamaddocharity