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What is capitalism and how can we destroy it? | The global division of labour

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RetSquid (2 years ago)
Why would you want to?
RetSquid (2 years ago)
+Nemus "China has been very conservative, they have saved lots of money over the years and are on the cusp of becoming the dominant economy of the world." **By trading in Communism and becoming more Capitalistic. "it's a matter of accepting that capitalism can't coexist with anarchy," ***No sane person should like anarchy, that would be the end of modern civilization. and any civilized society.
Nemus (2 years ago)
The title is rhetorical. I can't answer that question in a YT comment, that's why I compiled a nine part series. The main problem with capitalism is that it has many untenable positions, it encourages consumption rather than conservation, it requires inequality and exploitation to function and it assimilates with opposing forms of life and recuperates itself by destroying cultures that try to operate in ways that don't suit it's requirements to function. The idea of competition as a natural inevitability is blatantly false, once you look into modern understandings of ancient cultures, markets have in some ways always existed, but they were never a centralised operation to our lives, until around 300 years ago. Finance is far outgrowing manufacturing, wages for manufacturing in the far-east are so low, it is impossible to compete with and not only that, but the east is becoming so powerful and robust, that it is vendor financing the west. If the east decides it can support itself as a core and periphery, then the western markets will collapse like dominos. China has been very conservative, they have saved lots of money over the years and are on the cusp of becoming the dominant economy of the world. When markets collapse and austerity measures override prosperity, wars break out in order to open new markets in arms manufacturing. If new forms of life develop that can offer alternatives to capitalism, they are quickly assimilated and enclosed through force and invasion. In order for it to keep going, we all have to keep wanting more and more stuff, but in order to do this, people have to get into debt, which could be a dangerous opening for a new market of debt labour contracts - people will be forced to work for next to nothing because the markets will come before human rights. States have already become more and more privatised, social services are receeding and people are getting deeper into debt, which means there are massive bubbles ready to pop any time soon. You will have to watch the entire series in order to make up your own mind about capitalism, the first three episodes focus more on what capitalism is, rather than how or if it can be destroyed. The fourth episode looks at the role of the state, the shift from Keynesian to neoliberal economics that have caused many financial crises over the years. Then episode five shows the eternal recurrance of hundreds of years of bubble and crashes that capitalism has always been a heart of. Then the final 3 episodes focus on how capitalism breeds desires to consume more and more stuff, how we incorporate cultures around us, what other cultures are out there and why they always fail, then finally in the last episode I tackle some possibile ideas of how we can cultivate ways of life here and now that can offer an alternative to capitalism. There isn't a plan, or THE plan, it's a matter of accepting that capitalism can't coexist with anarchy, as it needs state power to back up claims of private property, no point taking over a state either, or supporting workers unions, syndicalist movements etc, as these quickly become hierarchical and swallow whole the capitalist 'work ethic'. If capitalism will fall, it will be because of many people acting in ways that counter its desires. It will be gradual and happening in small pockets of reistanace over time, but there will be no overnight revolution. That's about all I can summarise here, you will have to watch the whole series in order to grasp my position further.

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