socialism | shannonymous's Blog
I don't get this. For some reason when I brought up my idea of the ideal moneyless society to my grandparents today, they were more than just disinterested, they said it was socialism. I suppose every monetary-less society or group of people who have ever lived must then be called socialists? Amazonians are socialists? The barter system was socialism? Pilgrims? Neanderthals? They said that this system must be better than those. I would have loved to know why, but they were getting pissed off...just sounds like the typical ethnocentrism to me.
I think it's more socialist to have a society where a job is something you receive (if you are good enough), rather than something you do and something you care about. A job in most Americans' point of view is the daily grind that is the tradeoff for monetary compensation, and indirectly food, shelter, water, clothes, transportation, electricity, internet, cell phone, service for all this stuff...oh, and speaking of service, that is what the vast majority of 'jobs' today are. Service for the stuff we buy in order to work in order to survive and succeed.
Why is it socialist to see that this cycle is not even productive? Why is it socialist to have the desire for community support and for people to do what they love (or what they know is needed) in order to help solve problems/sustain life? Why is it socialist to question why we ba
Why is it socialist to understand that this system is not what I want in the least? I don't care about shopping or keeping up with the joneses. I don't care about companies or corporations or business in the least. I do not want or lack anything right now, except ironically a job. In fact, I hate that we have, everywhere we go, everywhere we look, people trying to sell us stuff. Businesses everywhere. Advertising everywhere. People who want my money and they spend 1/3 or more of their lives doing something they wouldn't otherwise do in a million years in order to get it (1/3 of their lives!!!). Sure, maybe it is a fine product, but no one needs it...no one. And if we did, isn't it kind of cruel to sell it to us??? What if we aren't as good at this system as you and cannot afford it? Then we deserve to die? Of course, this may sound far fetched, but if you think about it...this is the way the world works...this is the very basis of our way of life. And if I am not as enthusiastic as many would like me to be about it and that makes me a socialist, then I'd be proud, not ashamed of that fact.
This is also why I would not make a good salesperson.
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