Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Marxist-Leninist Yuppie Gen Xers On The (Long?) March

From Columbia News Service:

This is what class warfare looks like in the 21st century. In February, the CPUSA officially unveiled its newly refurbished office space in the trendy Chelsea district of Manhattan. The Reds went "green" for their $1 million overhaul, including various environmentally conscious features in the design. Huge windows and transparent walls were installed to take advantage of the sunlight and create greater energy efficiency. They also installed occupancy sensors so artificial lighting would not be wasted, and nontoxic building materials were used to reduce health risks to staff. [...] Glass walls rise from the floor to form state-of-the-art work spaces, nontoxic linseed oil burnishes the work surfaces, and biodegradable blue carpet is underfoot. Colorful paintings by the renowned artists Boris Taslitzky and Alejandro Romero, depicting the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and working-class struggle, dot the walls of the expansive open-plan office. Inside their transparent cubicles, the 21-strong staff tap away on Apple Macs and sip Starbucks offee.

We're not sure if this is a good thing, or a bad thing, or just a thing.

2 comments:

g said...

Wow, that's surreal. The Communist Party sipping their lattes in Chelsea?

Power to the People!

Peabody said...

I'm surprised that the CPUSA is still around. How can they survive without the Comintern?
P.