On A Voluntary Socialism

It is evident that industrialized capitalism is the refined art of human exploitation. The economic system that allows and enables the exploitation of human labor for personal gain is founded upon the concept of private property as a means to amoral ends.

The concept of private property must be abandoned in favor of communal efforts for the common good.

Unfortunately as those who control industrial interests likewise own the political spectrum, the military machine, and the public propaganda medium of the mainstream media; there is little hope for humanity at this point.

In fact the only peaceful means to convert from a capitalist world to communal efforts for the common good would entail global education as to such principles; in hopes of solidarity based upon sensible thinking and voluntary socialism.

That said; although I personally have little hope for humanity to survive the climate crisis and world wars that capitalism has produced; it would seem that the preservation of a sound Public School system, the strategic utility of social media, and local teach-ins as to the merits of basic communal principles are our only hope if at all.

1 thought on “On A Voluntary Socialism

  1. Clearly, pure capitalism does not work, neither does pure anything in my opinion, because these systems are shaped by people who have vested interests in shaping them. They aren’t shaped by general behavior. So, it seems to me that we need to look at hybrids.Biological hybrids are sturdier than the stocks from which they were grown. Right now democratic socialism looks to be be worth a strong look.

    I think the missing piece of the political puzzle though is the national character. I read a Swede recently who took umbrage to the claim that their political system was responsible for their fine standard of living. He claimed it came from what Swede’s valued and how they behaved toward one another, that is their culture. The founders of our republic mentioned this over and over than we needed to cultivate civic virtue. That we needed to have the attitude of sacrificing some individual things for the public good as the norm. We have abandoned this effort and, led by some very greedy bastards, are pursuing the direct opposite.

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