Watch Ramon Grosfoguel and Sandew Hira discuss these questions. What is the vision for social movements in the Global North? The USA, Canada, Europe, Japan, what are these movements fighting for from the view of decolonial theory?
This conversation looks at liberalism, Marxism and decolonial theory.
In liberalism the one ideal state is the parliamentary system, and socially it is about the individual and economically it is about capitalism and culturally it is about the Enlightenment / positivism. Marxism, working within the enlightenment came up with an alternative system based on the removal of the market and communal ownership of production. Socially it is about the proletariat, politically there would be Soviets (based on the USSR experience), intellectually it would still be the Enlightenment. Both have a world view where Western civilisation is seen as the apex of human civilisation.
So what is the decolonial alternative, and how do we deal with the USA in this context?