Originally posted by bozzchem
Really? Then how could it possibly work? If I refuse to allow myself to be used by the hive as it sees fit, the only option to rein me in to fulfill
my relegated duties by "those in the know" is control.
What hive? What are you talking about?
You seem to have this pre-conceived notion of what a socialist society would be like but it has no basis in reality whatsoever.
I don't go to work for you or your family. I go to work for mine. If you or anyone wishes to take from me for your utopian society, don't be
surprised when I respond in a less than cordial manner.
And no one is asking you to. What drives this anger? What Utopian society? Cliches.
Socialism simply puts the power into the hands of the people and more fairly distributes the wealth we all create.
This notion that socialism is the welfare state is simply garbage. The welfare state is a result of capitalism and the unfair distribution of wealth
it creates. The problems that you all keep blaming on socialism, a system that doesn't exist, are the result of the present system that hasn't
changed much since feudalism, capitalism.
Capitalism only becomes totalitarian when a bunch of "do gooders" who know more than the actual entrepreneurial folks adding value to the system
decide to dictate terms....um, also known as CONTROL.
Value to the system? Capitalism is the private ownership of the means of production, it has nothing to do with entrepreneurs. There is no reason
entrepreneurs cannot exist in a socialist system. In fact in a socialist system it will be easier for entrepreneurs to be successful. Again the
point of socialism is to put the power in the hands of the people, not just those already owners of capital who control the economy through artificial
scarcity of jobs and resources.
China is the perfect example of a totalitarian capitalist dictatorship, and I don't think it has anything to do with "do-gooders" [sic].
Since my political beliefs fall into the realm of an anarcho-capitalist, I refuse to be told what to do by those who think they know better
than I what is good for me or my family.
Oh I get it now, another person confused about what capitalism and anarchism really mean, and the fact the term 'anarcho-capitalism' was a purposely
created contradiction to explain away another contradiction.
Socialism would relegate us to worker bees making sure the hive stays colonized properly regardless of how hard we work.
No it wouldn't. Why don't you read something about real Anarchism and socialism...
In regards to the acceptance of "authority", who will accept such without staring down the barrel of a gun...assuming they are intelligent
enough to realize they are being used like a cheap blanket??
I think you've watched too many movies or something?
There is no chance whatsoever to be truly free in a socialistic system. I am given my expectations and should I not meet them, it's up to my
neighbor to make up for my shortfall.
Again where are you getting this from? What expectations? What quota?
No argument here but your statement defies the premise of socialism and supports my premise of anarcho-capatialism. I have no authorities. I
have no officials
You fail to realise that by supporting capitalism, the private ownership of the means of production, you are excepting an authority. This is why
anarcho-capitalism is an oxymoron and was meant to be. This is why the true Anarchists were socialist.
"Freedom without Socialism is privilege and injustice... Socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality"..Bakunin, the guy known as the father
Instead of getting angry think about what that means.
It's easy to follow a leader if you are not one yourself. It's exceptionally painful to have a gun stuck to your temple and be forced to follow
"leaders" who are inept, corrupt and lacking in any semblance of skill other than lording their position over others thanks to the slow witted men
they can call in carrying automatic weapons.
Again more ranting, based on what?
The Chinese may accept their "authorities" but I believe I've made it clear I don't see that I have any. All I have is a criminal
government that has dim witted fools with automatic weapons that will carry out whatever orders they are handed as long as they are taken care
of...for the children...the greater good...and whatever the term du jour is for the use of such FORCE.
I see you're angry at the government, great I think everyone is. But capitalism is the system of those in control which includes the government, the
same system that has conditioned you to believe their system is freedom.
The government is controlled by capitalists for their own benefit, not ours. The people will never have power under capitalism regardless of who the
government is, or if there is none.
Governments are formed, and wars are fought, to protect capital, not the people. True capitalists would never agree to not having a government,
because it is part of the state system they need to keep the masses exploited and learning the truth. The only way for anarchism to work is when the
power is from the bottom, not the top as it is for capitalism.
Libertarian Socialism, even though you will refuse to except it (such is state conditioning), gives you the things you want. You just need to