The real issue

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.

We do.

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.

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Do you even know what you are arguing for or against

Question:
What is communism?

Another question:
What is capitalism?

Another question:
What is Marxism?

Now you can go out and buy books on these things.

You can school yourself on them.

You can learn the arguments for and against.

Then compare the theory to the practice.

Practice often fails because we are dealing with the issue of playing against yourself at chess. You always cheat.

So the practice of any of these systems (And there are good and bad examples on both sides. There are Hitlers on the side of capitalism and Maos on the communist side) is no criticism of the system itself.

Unless that is you can derive the bad practice from the logic of the system itself.

I mean people claim to support capitalism but they don’t know who Adam Smith is or hayek… they literally don’t have a clue what they are supporting.

And they say communism is bad but haven’t read any Marx or Engels.

They have no grasp of the theory.

Therefore their opinion is as worthless as my opinion concerning cars.

My knowledge extends to saying “that is a blue car”.

They are like I would be if I advised you on the relative benefits of a turbo over a turbo charger.

I don’t know the difference but a turbo is better.

Employment is slavery cont.. .

When you are employed you create a certain amount of value every hour you work.

But you don’t get that value. You get a percentage of it and your employer gets the rest.

The employers are the shareholders.

Like the slave owners they do nothing and reap the profits.

Where do you think profit comes from?

It is the value the worker creates above and beyond his wage.

Now say that the product you make in an hour is sold for $20 and you get $7.50 for that hour.

That means that for 3/4s of that hour you are working for nothing.

What is slavery if it isn’t working… exerting Labour for someone else’s benefit and not your own.

I mean you can call a chicken a fish if you want but if it clucks and it’s got feathers it’s a chicken.

Now at the beginning of capitalism they tried all sorts of ways to get people to work for longer hours.

Because the more hours you work the more money you make for your employer.

So they thought if they increased the wage the employee would work longer for a greater reward.

What they found was that the employee worked less. He worked enough to maintain his level of life.

I’m getting that from Weber’s “Protestantism and the capitalist…” I forget the title lol.

Anyway they found that the only way to get the worker to work long hours was to keep him at subsistence level.

To insure he never reached financial security.

Don’t you see that the slave owners didn’t go away. They just bought the political system and put on a pretty mask.

Austerity is class warfare.

Austerity is class warfare.

They talk of how communism is bad but I ask “do you know what communism is?” And invariably the answer is no. They do not know.

In order for corporations to be deemed successful they must make more profit this year than they did last year.

Yes; cancer is the model they are working from.

Now the most effective way for them to increase profit is to decrease cost.

I know, I know I may sound a bit pedantic but bear with me.

How are they to cut cost?

Pay less for materials sure but how do the companies that produce those materials afford to sell them whilst maintaining profit growth?

It always comes down to the worker.

The worker takes a hit in the wallet so that growth can occur.

But wait. If the worker is getting paid less and less within a welfare state what will he do?

He won’t work.

And if that is allowed to happen then the employers would have to increase the workers wage to keep him working.

Supply and demand.

But the employers don’t want to do that and they got the money.

So they have bought the state apparatus and are now dismantling the welfare state.

Why? I hear you ask.

Because the employers want to be the only means of survival the worker has.

The employer wants all the leverage.

So the employer has to keep the employed at subsistence level.

They’ve also bought the media and have conned the working class into wanting this.

Have you seen shows like benefit street and all the shows about bailiffs? That’s capitalist propaganda right there.

I am of the working class. I am working class through and through.

Sadly as a result of inflation and the amount of work my class has to do we’ve been made stupid.

It’s not our fault.

A 40 hour work week doesn’t really leave much energy to educate yourself.

Sadly the working class has become like sheep bleating to be turned into a roast dinner for the employers.

We are living in the most effective propaganda machine the world has ever seen.

And to bring it to point.

They want you working longer.

They want you to work till you drop.

Why? Because they want to maximize profit. And it’s Labour that produces profit.

So they want to, nay they need to squeeze every last drop of Labour out of every single worker in order to maintain this insanity of constant growth of profits.

Where does this inevitably lead?

It leads to your granny working in a sweat shop for pennies so she can buy the product of an hour of her labour with a month of her wages.

In case you are wondering communism is the realization that this is the state of affairs and the movement by the working class to take back the product of their Labour from those who have taken it without working for it.

Do you see why capitalist propaganda has turned it into such a bogey man?

The real issue

The benefit scheme is actually a form whereby the slaves band together.

They pool a portion of their means together to aid each other in the fight against the slave master.

But alas the slave masters are more savvy. They are always hand in hand. And they through the slave owners of media have managed to bury the essential conflict.

The essential conflict between the slave and his possessor.

They have buried it beneath heaps of stupid trivial gender nonsense.

Beneath a heap of crap about immigrants (both sides of the debate on this subject are just motes in the air. Noise that obscures).

The fact is as a human I want to do what I want to do when I want to do it.

This is called laziness.

Laziness means not liking or wanting to do what I don’t want to do when I don’t want to do it.

I’m fucking lazy man. And I want to do what I want when I want for as much of my time alive as possible.

As an employee that means my enemy is my employer and the shareholders.

The less they pay me the more I have to work.

Work is doing what I don’t want to do when j don’t want to do it.

The less I am paid for my work the less I can do what j want when I want.

Now if I were a farmer tilling the land I would have no enemy.

Sure I would have to Labour but that Labour and it’s pay off Is determined by physical laws of agriculture which I can do fuck all about.

But the payoff for my work or Labour in my current job isn’t directly proportional to my Labour.

There is a middle man called shareholder. He does nothing for the something I had to do something to create.

Fuck him.

He is the only issue that is currently (And for the last 100 or so years) been of any real significance for me and all people who are employed.

I don’t give a fuck about racism, identity, who can marry who etc.

I want my fucking money back.