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As Socialism in general, Anarchism was born among the people; and it will continue to be full of life and creative power only as long as it remains a thing of the people.
Is it necessary to repeat here the irrefutable arguments of Socialism which no bourgeois
economist has yet succeeded in disproving? What is property, what is capital in their present form?
For the capitalist and the property owner they mean the power and the right, guaranteed by the
State, to live without working. And since neither property nor capital produces anything when not
fertilized by labor - that means the power and the right to live by exploiting the work of someone
else, the right to exploit the work of those who possess neither property nor capital and who thus are
forced to sell their productive power to the lucky owners of both.
Convinced that freedom without Socialism is privilege and injustice and that Socialism without
freedom is slavery and brutality.
The League [for Peace and Freedom] loudly proclaims the necessity of a radical social and
economic reconstruction, having for its aim the emancipation of people's labor from the yoke of
capital and property owners, a reconstruction based upon strict justice - neither juridical nor
theological nor metaphysical justice, but simply human justice - upon positive science and upon the
Originally posted by Old77
Capitalism is not the problem it is phony capitalism where legislator is used to produce desirable business environments in which only the strong (friends of the powers that be, GE) survive..
And since neither property nor capital produces anything when not fertilized by labor - that means the power and the right to live by exploiting the work of someone else, the right to exploit the work of those who possess neither property nor capital and who thus are forced to sell their productive power to the lucky owners of both.
Originally posted by Tanulis
And then we hear about all the terrible things these huge mega-corporations do to take more and more money. For example:
- Suppressing alternative energies Link
Thats really is just scratching the surface, as you all well know. And its obviously not just the corporations committing all the atrocities here. They have so much money that they have the government by the balls, and can force any legislation through and buy any politician they want, and that politician becomes a talking head for that company, rather than the people.
There is no consensus on the precise definition of capitalism, nor on how the term should be used as a historical category. There is, however, little controversy that private ownership of the means of production, creation of goods or services for profit in a market, and prices and wages are elements of capitalism.
Originally posted by dplum517
I think we can agree that the OP is trying to get the point of "greed" across and whether you like it or not ....Capitalism spawns that greed.
Originally posted by brokedown
It seems that we are starting to confuse Capitalism with Corporatism, which really is Fascism.
Originally posted by whaaa
In a capitalist country you always get the best government money can buy.
Voting The TPM, GOP, Democrats, Libertarians, or the Do Nothing Party will in no way change the status quo.
It's a rough game when you don't know the rules or what the stakes are.
Originally posted by BarmyBilly
Get rid of money, simple, it'll take a while but a goods trading economy i think is the way to go.
Originally posted by ANOK
Money is just another tool of control used by the capitalists system, where central banking system controls, and manipulates, the flow of money.
We are conditioned from birth to believe that 'ownership' is the only way to happiness. To own you have to have money. To have money you need a 'job'. You having a 'job', as apposed to being self sufficient, makes someone else very wealthy.