This movie was by far my favorite of the three. There wasn’t actually anything I disagreed with this time. None of the religious conspiracy theories. I’m very impressed, I recommend you watch it.
Archive for the Protesting Category
This first one is my personal theme song.
Just a few minutes ago I had a revelation while sitting on the crapper on how to bring about Socialism with relative ease and without using force.
Now keep in mind that the Socialism I am referring to here and am almost always referring to when I say socialism is worker-ownership of a business. I am not referring to State-Socialism or redistribution of wealth.
Step 1: Collaborate together a large group of Socialists towards accomplishing the mission(Should be very easy). All or most of these workers need to be employed at a Capitalistic business but not all the same business. Preferably a considerable amount of businesses between them. But every business which each one of them is in needs to have at least the majority of their co-workers also being apart of this Socialist agenda(that’s the harder part).
Example(just throwing numbers out there): 20 different Capitalist businesses all having mostly Socialist workers. About 50 Socialists from each business. About 1,000 Socialists total.
Step 2: One of the businesses is selected for the next step of the mission.
Step 3: The Socialist workers go on strike with this particular business.
Step 4: The other Socialists out of the larger group all voluntarily donate a small amount to the strikers so they are still getting the required income they need. Thus they can continue going on strike for a very prolonged amount of time.
Step 5: With such a strike happening the business will have no choice but to either give into the demands(the demands being that the workers buy the businesses for whatever it cost in creating it) or to hire new workers. The latter being much more likely.
Step 6: When the employer attempts to hire new workers the workers will be bribed into quitting via free pay from the large association of Socialists. The employer will at that point have no choice but sell the business to the workers. Socialism is accomplished.
Step 7: Repeat steps 2-6 with another business until all businesses are Socialized.
Step 8: Grow organization. Repeat steps 1-8 indefinitely.
Since I have been asked so much I will now issue a formal appeal on why I made my conversion from Anarcho-Capitalism to Libertarian Socialism.
First, in-case your not entirely sure what Libertarian Socialism is, it can be summed up quite well in just one statement:
The abolition of as much hierarchy as possible.
Now my reasons:
1. The Educational System
As I have a described in one of my earlier blog-posts, I reeeally despise the system we have now. Not the matter of which it is privately or publicly funded but for the reason that most all of them being based upon “learning” via indoctrination. It does this through a coercive hierarchy. This is my single most passionate political issue and I feel the system we have now must be abolished.
2. The Vice of Manipulation
Anarcho-Capitalism is all centered around abolition of the initiation of force. While I was an Anarcho-Capitalist this seemed to me to obviously produce the most free and consequentially efficient society. But what it utterly fails to take into account is the possibility of manipulation; trickery. Lets face it, the average person is a sucker and that’s why we’re even in the mess we are now. More injustice has come out of government due to people just not knowing any better than that which has come from simply being over-powered. Voluntarism is just not enough. If we all freely decided to enter into contract with a complete dictatorship that certainly wouldn’t be in our best interest nor make us any more free. The educational system is one such manipulative entity and as such, I believe, is the Capitalist business model. The owner of a business is able to decide not to work yet also make more money than any of the workers he hires, simply because he owns the property and convinced the workers to go along with it. The richer he gets the easier it is to get richer, while the workers are left only making just enough to get by. And not to mention if they do anything against his all-righteous will than they are fired.
3. Government = Business/ Business = Government
Both governments and businesses offer a product and/or service in return for revenue. The only difference is that, IN THE CURRENT SYSTEM, governments primarily use force while business primarily use manipulation. An Anarcho-Capitalist government however does not use force, it becomes purely a business operating upon consent. But Anarcho-Capitalism again completely forgets about manipulation. If your an Anarcho-Capitalist just think about this; would you freely enter into a dictatorship? If not, than why would you enter into a business controlled absolutely by one dictatorial person? Because you need a job? Aw, well..you see in that lies the problem, they have the upper hand, you have not very much freedom at all to choose. You may ask, “Well it would be great to be in a business that wasn’t governed like a dictatorship but where would I find someone willing to make such a business?”. Aw, you see, after that I must ask you this; if you cannot find such a business than where would you find such a government? Since governments in your system have been reduced to mere businesses, this means they also have an owner; one who possesses the guns and other utilities of government. The answer is now clear even from Anarcho-Capitalist theory that revolution is in order. If no one is to make a non-dictatorial government than you must use force to make it yourself. OH NO! You may be saying now. But I say to you don’t worry, it is not an initiation of force but that of retaliation. Retaliation from what? From manipulation. In order for us to really be free we must include voluntary manipulation within our theory of force so that it can be revolted against in order to obtain more freedom. To trick someone, even though they voluntarily submit, is the same exact thing as to force them to do something they normally wouldn’t. So now I ask you; if you indeed see now as I do that businesses are also governments, even according to your very own Anarcho-Capitalist theory, will you continue to submit to it?
Comment if you have any questions or statements.
Let it be known that I do not necessarily agree with the views expressed in the videos below. I have provided so many for the purpose of providing different points of view and a broad context on the matter.
Now for the next series:
Now another series:
And to finish it off:
After viewing all these videos I have become very torn.
I think human nature is basically selfish. But also that selfishness is not a bad thing. That, in-fact, the right kind of selfishness is very good and is a healthy construct for morality.
I do not like Socialism because it refutes selfishness and attempts to oppress me with it’s own vision of morality; the same kind boasted by classical religion which is a pollutant of intellectual progress.
But I do not like Capitalism either because it has a foundation upon mind-control. It is merely another version of the state except that the state is authoritative through non-voluntary means whereas Capitalism is authoritative through means of indoctrination and retardation of the masses. Statism and Capitalism have the same ends except the state forces you there while Capitalism tricks you there.
A voice deep within me cries “There must be another alternative!”, but I don’t know what it is.
So for now I will say this:
Direct politics is of trivial importance. No matter what government or lack thereof you have it will still be all for nothing if you have an intellectually bankrupt people. The key to changing society for the better is not through government but through culture; through philosophy and through science.
Besides the reference to Christianity it’s a pretty cool video.