Capitalism is exploitation.
As a worker employed by a private owner you are expected to produce more than you are paid for. The access production after wages is called 'surplus
That surplus value taken from the worker is what capitalists use to pay themselves, and invest to make more money for themselves.
On top of that you as a worker are also a consumer, and out of your wages you pay again the profit for all the private owners involved in producing
the product you buy.
A huge percentage of your 'wages' goes right back to the private owner. Not to mention taxes caused by the replacement of socialist ideas with
liberal ideas. Socialists want worker ownership, not capitalism with a social safety net. I think we can all agree that isn't working?
In a true socialist economy, where the workers own the means of production, the worker earns the full value of their labour. There is simply no
private owner to take anything from you. Essentially workers are all self-employed.
Socialism is not a form of government, it is an economic system and requires no government. There is no such thing as a socialist government.
Socialists are essentially anti-statists. Only Marxist socialists support nationalisation, and that is a temporary transition period before socialism
can be implemented. Some socialists are anarchists, they wanted direct action, not the political path of Marxism.
"Anarchism is stateless socialism." Mikhail Bakunin
What you all call socialism, government with a social safety net, is liberalism.
"Liberalism is not socialism and never will be'" Winston Churchill
Government has not twisted capitalism, in fact the opposite is true. Capitalists have always been a part of government since it replaced feudalism in
the 1700's. They are the only class of people with the economic power to govern. Those that control the markets control politics. People simply
can not see this because they refuse to accept the fact that capitalism is not freedom, or free-markets, as you have been taught. You look for any
excuse to blame the problems on, but refuse to see the reality that the root problem in the economy is private ownership of the means of
Everything you have been taught about history, everything you do, is influenced by capitalism. It is all done so you continue to make profit for
someone else, and to consider it natural.
edit on 6/22/2012 by ANOK because: (no reason given)