Lee Camp, MOC
capitalism like democracy
is a carefully constructed mid-F
to obscure the fact that capitalism & democracy
are really NewSpeak names for an oligarchic dictatorship
What’s wrong with drawing upon the wisdom of two philosophies, and allowing the one which is far superior to dominate the other? Capitalism is not fundamentally unsustainable, but it takes a very large load of conscientiousness and a very small load of covetous materialism to make it work in an unprecedentedly crowded planet.
A leader elected by the people in a world that manipulates the masses every whim perched atop a system of gratification that necessitates the attainment of goods with no limits … can’t see any flaws in that.
That’s only partially correct you took both pills. There is no good thing about capitalism. The idea that the richest men in the world can eventually write laws (not even about financing), send millions to war, dictate religion, divide & conquer ten ways to sunday, does not sound even a bit flawed to you ? It’s why socialism degenerated into communism & why USA is becoming what it will be eventually, fascism. Capitalism & its monetary system IS the tool of corruption.
The utopian society is one where people govern themselves, with no centralized system of power of ANY kind, free barter, free energy, free land, free food. Communal living. Strong minds & endurance, it’s always harder to do what’s right. But we as the people of the world, need to kick ourselves in the ass & become free and independent of governments, nationality, race & separation we’ve been bred to worship. Pride is a sin not a virtue.
I like the talk Lee, but you cant just have a ‘resource based economy’ in and of itself. Ethical structures still need to be programmed, for example, a resource based economy can still be extremely hierarchical and totalitarian. The way I see the principles of resource based economy as presented by you and Peter Joseph is that its a practical future response after certain liberties have been won and associations have been formed. So the question becomes how do we form these associations?