Originally posted by Leftist
The theme of "capitalism as a pyramid" is a famous one in socialist art, harkening back to the archetypal scheme of oppression presented in the first
image. But as you can see from the additional images, the idea is alive, well, and relevant to our own times.
As far as this is concerned, I'm learning to try not to view myself as a victim of other people. When I went to Nimbin, I realised that even though I
might not have a lot of money, if I can still get around a positive, reciprocal, and like minded group of people, then we can still find ways to not
only subsist, but gradually improve our cultural situation as well. Nimbin had a lot of gifted musicians and people who owned guitars and various
other musical instruments, and they would pass those around in the cafe up there; we made our own music, among other things.
We also didn't care about the police much. We had people stand watch, yes, who told us if they were coming; but we took psychedelics, smoked
marijuana, and used various hemp byproducts as medicines if we got injured or sick, (which generally worked very well) and we were able to do that
Among ourselves and people we trusted, there was no money. If you had money, and you wanted to give someone something, you'd go to a supermarket
there, and buy them something that you'd know they wanted, and give them that. Because I know how to use the Internet, I'd give people movies that
I'd downloaded from here...and sometimes I'd go to someone's house and they would share some marijuana, or one guy taught me how to forage for food
among the plants there. What you know how to do, you do, and you allow other people to benefit from that; and they do likewise, and money never comes
into it at all, because it doesn't need to.
The people in Nimbin don't like fiat currency, because they see it as alienating and being inherently biased towards anonymity and non-locality, and I
agree. It destroys the cohesion of smaller communities, because it doesn't encourage interdependence.
It also isn't trade, though. Everybody just gives each other stuff; they don't even think about it. It only becomes an issue if there is someone who
doesn't reciprocate, and if they don't change, they get shunned and driven out of the community. We didn't murder them, either; they just could go
back to the cities and be with other people who lived like them, if that was what they wanted to do. Generally speaking those sort of people didn't
want to hang around for very long anyway, if they couldn't get control.
The one thing that we can do as far as Capitalism is concerned, that is the most powerful and effective, is not to see ourselves as victims of them
and keep dashing ourselves against the proverbial rocks, but simply to walk away and not care about what they are doing, and focus entirely on forming
our own society.
That is the reason why they're starting to use things like chemtrails and HAARP. Us living outside of their system is the only thing they're really
afraid of; they don't mind us protesting against them at all, because they know that while we're doing that, we're not building anything else that
could really empower ourselves. So they want to actually destroy the environment now, to the point where we will have no choice but to be dependent
on their system if we want to live at all.
They want us to have jobs in the cities, because that keeps us dependent on them. They don't want us living rurally, eating food that we grow
ourselves, or using plant based medicine, because that works and will actually make us well, and again, it doesn't require that we be dependent on
Drug criminalisation is a complete lie; the whole issue, and I have lived
this first hand, now. Go and study the issue, and you will
discover that for the most part, the very drugs which are the most illegal, are the ones which can help people the most. There are some that are a
problem; I would never take coc aine or heroine, as examples, but even morphine can be a medicine for pain management.
So you will find that what you might call Communism, in practical terms, is very different to what you read about academically, or even from what
you'll find if you look at people like Mao or Stalin, historically. It's just what we used to do, and how people used to live in the past, and the
only reason why the psychopaths don't want us to do it today, is because they want power and attention and money, and if we don't have them as the
center of our society, they don't get those things.
I don't want to get distracted by the dogma and ideology. If I'm among a group of other people who think the same way, I just do it, and they just do
it, without thinking. It is only because most of you living in the cities have become so denatured, that it really needs any explanation or
edit on 22-3-2012 by petrus4 because: (no reason given)