Essentially what is happening with privatization is not the abolishment of the state.
Rather it is a change in how people get into positions where they can have power over how the state is run.
Basically people are saying that rich people would be a better bet than elected people.
They aren’t really saying anarchy at all. They’re just dogs who want to change the man who holds the leash.
Of course the current state of affairs is rubbish.
It allows a small group of people to amass for themselves what everyone else wants and with that to either buy elected people or train people to be elected.
Which is why we need to tackle that issue.
People say us lefties have no real solutions.
Do to the work place what we did to the government.
Swap corporations and agencies for co-ops.
Instead of 1 share (basically one lot of money) for 1 vote on who gets to make decisions in a company. Make it one worker 1 vote.
Exchange shareholders for stakeholders thus taking away one means by which the rich disproportionately enrich themselves.
It’s not the final solution but if there was one thing, one simple thing we could change to most effectively make things better quicker it would be that.
I actually think us on the left have made a huge mistake in going for equal rights between women and men and people of different races.
Not that I think they are unequal.
But that I think they all result from the basic form of exploitation in the workplace.
By going for those issues we have made ourselves battle on many fronts. Where if we tear down one inequality more subtle and worse forms of inequality arise.
I don’t give a fuck what colour, race or sex you are I want all of us to be paid what we really earn and to have an equal say in how work is organized and the products of Labour distributed.
That is the only issue.
The issue behind all the issues.