posted on Nov, 13 2012 @ 03:17 AM
Originally posted by zedVSzardoz
communism and socialism are exploitive since the power of acquisition is never yours. In capitalism, you work, save, sacrifice and then you can buy
your business, and employ others that can do the same.
The mentality under capitalism is to grow and become your own boss. In socialism it is to stay a worker for ever.
What you're talking about is a myth. It is extremely rare for a working person to become a capitalist owner.
Why should the majority of people be exploited simply because of the slim chance of becoming the 'boss', as you put it? Do you think life should be a
It's not true that you stay a worker. Most worker owned companies rotate their positions, so everyone works every job, from the supervisor to the
floor sweeper. There are many ways we can change the capitalist model of industry to make it more worker friendly. Remember it's YOU the worker who
owns the company, but you still seem to think there is going to be some overall authority controlling you. Once the workers own the means of
production it is the workers who decide how to run their company.
I know it's hard to grasp the concept when all you've known is hierarchical authoritarian capitalism. Capitalism has conditioned people to accept,
and expect, a boss lording over them. That is not how worker ownership works. When you own your own workplace, and you earn directly from your
labour, you don't need a boss to tell you to work. The whole workplace attitude and construct changes from one of authoritarian dictatorship to
direct democracy. Yes, the capitalist workplace is an authoritarian dictatorship.
How does capitalism affect liberty?
Private property is in many ways like a private form of state. The owner determines what goes on within the area he or she "owns," and therefore
exercises a monopoly of power over it. When power is exercised over one's self, it is a source of freedom, but under capitalism it is a source of
The biggest threat to liberty is not the state, it is capitalism. The reason we have an authoritarian state is because of capitalism. The state
evolved around capitalism. The only reason it's not as brutal as say the USSR's state was is because you're all a bunch of passive sheep and no
threat to TPTB. As soon as people step out of line, you see the state put the boot in...
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