reply to post by earthdude
“Anarchy is the only slight glimmer of hope” Mick Jagger
(For the irony lol)
“Anarchism has but one infallible, unchangeable motto, ‘Freedom.’ Freedom to discover any truth, freedom to develop, to live naturally and
fully.” Lucy Parsons
"Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance."
"Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their
freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim." Thomas
"I am truly free only when all human beings, men and women, are equally free. The freedom of other men, far from negating or limiting my freedom, is,
on the contrary, its necessary premise and confirmation." Mikhail Bakunin
"We stress the advantages of the free enterprise system, we complain about the totalitarian state, but... we have created more or less of a
totalitarian system in industry, particularly in large industry." Robert E. Wood, the chief executive officer of Sears.
"[Supporters of capitalism do not understand] "the fundamental doctrine, that you should be free from domination and control, including the control of
the manager and the owner" Noam Chomsky
"Some people giving orders and others obeying them: this is the essence of servitude. Of course, as [right-Libertarians] smugly [observe], 'one can at
least change jobs,' but you can't avoid having a job -- just as under statism one can at least change nationalities, but you can't avoid subjection to
one nation-state or another. But freedom means more than the right to change masters" Bob Black, The Libertarian as Conservative
"[T]he place where [adults] pass the most time and submit to the closest control is at work. Thus . . . it's apparent that the source of the greatest
direct duress experienced by the ordinary adult is not the state but rather the business that employs him. Your foreman or supervisor gives you more
or-else orders in a week than the police do in a decade." Bob Black, on the authoritarian nature of capitalism.
"It is not difficult to foresee which of the two parties [workers and capitalists] must, upon all ordinary occasions... force the other into a
compliance with their terms... In all such disputes the masters can hold out much longer... though they did not employ a single workman [the masters]
could generally live a year or two upon the stocks which they already acquired. Many workmen could not subsist a week, few could subsist a month, and
scare any a year without employment. In the long-run the workman may be as necessary to his master as his master is to him; but the necessity is not
so immediate. . . [I]n disputes with their workmen, masters must generally have the advantage." Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations, pp. 59-60
That is the nature of the authority of capitalism. Adam Smith correctly states that the masters must have, and maintain, their advantage over the
rest of us. Thus there can never be freedom for anyone but the capitalist, the rest of us are always subservient to them.
(Note; unless you make your living from your capital, and the hiring of labour, to make profit, you are a worker)
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