Originally Posted by Emmanuel
The United States is the illusion of both democracy (there are still a few good people in our government though) and capitalism. It can't be called capitalist when big corporations are bailed out and some big ones don't even pay taxes. And Lenin was hypocritical, media was massively censored under the communist regime and the only way people could express their discontentment was through implicit art or death. All we need here in the US is for people to wake up and truly understand what freedom is and the cost of it. This is getting way too political though lol.
I don't really care if Lenin was hypocritical, no one is going to deny the man was crazy. But he had valid insights into this system of capitalism, the fact that those insights are still valid is disturbing, or at least should be to all of us.
Freedom can never exist in Capitalism.
Freedom can only happen when we, the ones who produce all this crap people buy has a say in it's appropriation. WE HAVE NONE.
Capitalists are quite literally leeches. The system will never last, it's inherently inconsistent, utterly chaotic, and complete anathema to equality.
If talking about Capitalism is political than this site is crazy. Capitalism inst not a political topic, it's a topic that impacts every single part of our life. To not talk about it's failings is gross, and counter productive.
Originally Posted by Raiden911
So what are the solutions to this problem?
The dismantling of Capitalism. Think about it. It's time to go.
Mondragon is a great example of what the western world should be moving towards. Although even there I think the disparity between management and worker is too great.
But at least the CAPITALIST is gone. Which has one goal, and one goal only. TO GET MORE.Edited by Cesaro Summability - 11/4/11 at 9:06am