reply to post by xxshadowfaxx
No, you're purposefully ignoring what you don't want to hear.
I'm talking about volunteers,
people on their best behavior, trying to be giving in their relations to other humans.
No money involved. Not dollar one.
Day dreams are lovely, and can provide a great critique of the way things are. But don't expect anyone else to get very excited about your ideas,
until they begin to address the world the rest of us live in, with human nature as it now exists.
See, the one thing about capitalism is that it doesn't expect people to be on their best behavior. It factors greed into its calculations, rather
than pretending that laziness and fear will magically disappear next week.
Believe me, I used to be an anarchist, so I'm acquainted with the concepts of rebelling against work and money. But since money is a store of value,
you are basically refusing to put any extra value on anyone's extra effort.
It might help your ideas if you studied some of America's historical communes. Some of them have actually been quite successful. A great place to
begin would be the original Plymouth Bay Colony, which was initially founded as a commune, modelled after the infant church in the Biblical book of
Acts. And like that prior experiment in volunteerism, the community spirit fell apart when there ceased to be a penalty or reward system for
of individual's work. John Smith was consciously paraphrasing the Apostle Paul when he declared to his fellow colonists, "If any one
will not work, neither shall he eat."
Anarchy is an excellent critique of the society we live in now, but as a workable program for a functioning human society, it fails even worse than
this current regime we live under.