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"The Devil is cool and says Capitalism suxx!!!!"
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Can Capitalism Be Goood????

Lil thought experiment
Imagine you are given a magic "cure problems" wand and a society to fix. In the society people are divided into two groups: Owner and Person Forced to Work Under Threat of Death aka slave
At first all the Owners are white and the slaves are black so that's obviously really racist + evil so we wave our wand and fix the racism
Now all the owners are straight and all the slaves are gay and that's obvs really homophobic + evil so we wave our wand and fix homophobia
Now all the owners are men and all the workers are women and by now we're really getting tired of all this so we think fast and wave our wand to cure all prejudice!

Now no one is discriminated against on the basis of religion ethnicity ability gender or anything! Not even by which caste their parents were born into!Now when each child is born someone just flips a coin and that decides whether or not they become an owner or a slave

We've gotten rid of all the prejudice!! But we haven't actually made a fair or just society, have we?

Those prejudices were wrong certainly but they didn't cause the slavery and getting rid of them did not make the slavery ok. The slavery system just perpetuated the prejudice and used it as an excuse to justify making them slaves

The only way to make the society good is to get rid of the slavery

So what does this have to do with real life?
Well one of the main arguments for keeping Capitalism is that "Capitalism isn't the real problem! If we got rid of all of the problems getting in the way of True Capitalist Utopia then it'd be fine!"

But it wouldn't. Because Capitalism has the same problem our imaginary society did.

One portion of the people own the farms factories and machines we need in order to feed clothe and house people (those things are called the means of production).
The other portion don't own those things and have to obey the owners and work for them or else the owners will deny them the food and clothing and shelter we all need to live.
Add to this the fact that poverty actually perpetuates prejudices and it's even worse! Think of it this way:
Ownership of the means of production and money are the basic forms of power now. Almost all of the power is held by white people, and nearly none of it is held by people of colour
So, it doesn't matter if any group/person "hates black people" or not. The fact is that people who are white have more power in society than people who are not white. Even if absolutely no one held any racist bias in their heart the system itself will still be racially biased! This is called systemic racism. The system causes more problems than any individual racist could. And it's not just racism that's got systemic parts either! Every minority group faces a lack of power by definition, but more specifically the inherently unjust distribution of wealth under capitalism contributes to that lack of power

If we get rid of capitalism will all those prejudices magically disappear? No of course not. But it will sure be a whole Hell of a lot easier to address those problems without an entire economic system getting in the way!

The whole basic idea of anti-capitalist movements is that this divide in society between owners and workers is wrong + until we dismantle this system and create a different one, we can't fix any of the dangerous and harmful power imbalances in our society!

Ask yourself
Does modern work really benefit humanity?
What does the profit motive really encourage?
People claim the rich have our best interests at heart, but do they really?

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People tend to use radicals as a scare word smthing obviously bad and evil. In reality a radical believes the system is inherently wrong & the only way to make the world better is to get rid of this system and create a better one

Capitalism is not a cure for poverty it is the cause of poverty. We make enough food to feed all humans on earth, we have enough shelter to house everyone on earth, we have the tech to stop climate change. We have not done these things bc Capitalism needs poverty. “Developing” nations don’t exist. There are only exploited nations kept in poverty through systems of debt and foreign intervention.
Debt: The First 5000 Years http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=784A4D178F690858F66331408070A498

All Cops Are Bastards precisely because the very profession of cop is built on the subjugation and harm of other people
Confessions of a Bastard Cop https://dgrnewsservice.org/civilization/repression/confessions-of-a-former-bastard-cop/

The system is working as intended. The system is evil. The system must be removed.

Anarchy is the conviction that all beings are equal, and that any hierarchy can only exist through violence and the threat of violence.

The State (which is to say any and all government) cannot exist without violence! How can the state enforce its rules without being able to savagely beat and imprison those who do not obey? It can’t.

How does the state convince us to allow all this violence? By creating prejudice against minorities and the poor

Take weed for example. As long as you’re an adult it’s perfectly safe, so why is it illegal? Lets have one of the people responsible for the criminalization of drugs tell you:

“We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black. But by getting the public to associate the hippies with the marijuana and than blacks with heroine, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.” — Nixon aide John Ehrlickman, 1994

No expense will be spared to convince you that the kind and gentle people who have smoked weed or shoplifted or dared to speak out against the government are undeserving of life and liberty. Do not allow them to make your fellow human being a faceless criminal!

The State is an engine of violence built to hoard the capacity to commit violence. If the state did not hoard violence there would be no state at all. And that is what Anarchists like me want.

This is not as unthinkable as it sounds! School will deprive you of knowledge of what came before hierarchies, and of what people think could come after. This is not all that there is, and certainly not all that there could be!

As Confessions of a Bastard Cop mentions, prison/police abolition is not the pipe dream that our culture makes it out to be!
Are Prisons Obsolete http://library.lol/main/C726A469FF700B47BC3A8426590F57BF
Our Enemies in Blue http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=9D2D33DF1F3616A04B72F4D42A172EC7

The idea that we don’t have enough to go around is a LIE Capitalism is actually really inefficient. We can provide for everyone without wage slavery!
Bullshit Jobs http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=C7F5757FBB776BCD22547B368309787E

Dictatorships, Capitalism, and State Communism have all failed us and many of our democracies seem to be crumbling. There is another option! There are other, kinder ways of being! Anarchy is a real possibility for the future, one where our societies aren’t ruled by the constant threat of violence!

It may seem unachievable now, but so did every other change, every other new system, every other beautiful achievement of humanity. Don’t give up! Don’t despair!

&remember: Your Government Hates You

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Tools for Burning the State ^w^

Origionally I was going to keep this page very silly and low key. But then nearly everyone who followed me was an adorable alternative kid foaming at the mouth for action against tyranny and my parental instincts kicked in big time. So:

I'm gonna teach you everything I know about how to rebel effectively against unjust authority and be a real hardcore punk motherfucker! >:3

The spelling mistakes r going to stay in tho bc I'm really bad at spelling & I need every bit of this tiny character count limit in order to do this properly. Sry bout that.

There is a LOT of dangerous shit going down rn especially in the US. Governments around the globe are doing more and more horrifying surveillence of our private lives, so if we want to be able to work against that we need some tools! Enter Tor, Telegram, Signal, and Duck Duck Go.

Any website you log onto can tell where you are by your IP adress, and additionally G o o gle has such an immense ability to track us that you don't even have to use it's search engine for them to know what sites you visit, where you live, where you go to school/work, who your family is and more. Tor circumvents that. It's a part of what people call the Dark Web, a version of the internet that isn't regulated by governing bodies or catalogued by search engines.

The Dark Web has a very bad reputation for being a den of criminal activity, but Tor doesn't have to get you there, and people often forget just how many inoccent and good things have been deemed criminal! If say, being gay, or organizing a protest, or getting HRT therapy ever becomes illigal where you live, you're going to need a place where you aren't being watched.

Start here to Download it https://www.torproject.org/

Telegram and Signal are both used to encrypt your text messages. Telegram is both for phone and desktop and has fun stickers yay :3 https://telegram.org/ Signal is only for phone, you can get it in app stores so I can’t link it here very well :P But look for it and get all your friends and family on it! Encryption only works if both sides are encrypted!!

Duck Duck Go is a web browser same as Yahoo or G ooog le but this doesn’t track your searches nor does it sell your data to the highest bidder! On it’s own, it’s not very effective for privacy, but when used in conjunction with Tor and other methods it’s great, and also just better than nothing! No download needed, here’s the URL https://duckduckgo.com

You’ll also need information! You have been lied to in school. Especially if grew up in the US. You’ll need free access to books and research in order to see what’s really happening in the world

Here is a free ebook library http://gen.lib.rus.ec/ (Be sure to read their letter of solidarity!! It’s good and important stuff) I’ll recommend you books mostly from here so I’m sure you can all read it without the need for money!
Here is an Anarchist group database https://theanarchistlibrary.org/special/index

Now i’m going to slap down some important video from various youtube channels which I think are highly relevant and who care about getting the facts right! One of the most important parts of rebeling against autocracy and fascism is being able to see what is true, and so I recommend these in large part because of their rigorous fact checking and the expertise of the authors!

Renegade Cut – Please watch this video. Seriously, it needs to be seen. Because it shows us what’s at stake right now.

Philosophy Tube

Atun-Shei Films

CGP Grey

Jim Sterling - he does mostly things about the video game industry, and that is a surprisingly dark topic. I think out of everything I’ve seen his work most exemplifies what unchecked capitalism really does

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