an open letter to liberals from a socialist
we hate conservatives just like you do
but can you please stop talking about ~socialism~ because you clearly don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about
If you’re selling a car, a house, a guitar, a t-shirt, or whatever, the seller gets to determine the price, and they may negotiate with the buyer. So why does my boss get to determine the price he pays when I sell my labour to him?
I’ve been reading this, and it’s really interesting. Paraphrasing what I read today:
The success or failure of fascism hinges most heavily on the compliance of the middle class. The lower working classes already have solidarity against compliance, and obviously the upper classes have control over the whole fascist movement, but the middle class is in a psychologically vulnerable social position. The fascist movement (as well as capitalism, albeit more casually) tries to scare the middle class out of identifying with the proletariat and into identifying with those they serve (i.e. the nation-state or a private company). Valets and butlers are a prime example of this mentality: The servants are in a middle class position, and would likely join in solidarity with the proletariat, if it weren’t for the fact that part of their position is to wear the social demeanor of their superiors, which gives them a potential sense of belonging and identity with their oppressors.
The government has shut down which means the state that upholds capitalism and suppresses labour movements is gone and the workers’ revolution has begun
oh no wait it’s just congress throwing the political equivalent of a temper tantrum
Eugene Debs was a such a badass. of all the personal heroes I have, I think he’s numero uno
Contrary to what the conservatives like to believe, the state does more to uphold capitalism than hinder it, and the state is also really good at suppressing labour movements.
I can think of two possible things that would happen if the anarcho-capitalists’ utopia were to become a reality.
1: Private companies will be obsessed with security, then become militarized, simply replacing the old state with a new state.
2. The absence of a state would give workers more power because the capitalists (ideally) wouldn’t have any cops to break up our protests, which would be interesting. But then the capitalists would just start using “private” security… which leads back to number 1 again.