Friday, 21 October 2011

There is an alternative



“The slave is sold once and for all; the proletarian must sell himself daily and hourly. The individual slave, property of one master, is assured an existence, however miserable it may be, because of the master’s interest. The individual proletarian, property as it were of the entire bourgeois class which buys his labor only when someone has need of it, has no secure existenceKarl Marx
The world is rich in materials although some may be running short like fossil fuels, oil and gas won’t last for ever, but we have technology, knowledge and human “doing power” to the extent that if the world was organised in a different way everyone would enjoy a comfortable poverty-free life.

Why don’t we re-organise society to reap the benefits of these scientific advances? Because governments that people are hoodwinked, Influence by slyness are tricked and yes if you like deceived into electing, and yet all these entire capitalists’ governments look for solutions within the framework of money/wages/buying-and-selling system of society.

History shows us that capitalism was set up by a minority of people (the owners of capital) to run in the interests of that minority. If we all had enough capital we’d not be compelled to become wage slaves – then who would do the work?

So, if there’s no profit in it, there’s no production of it and no supply of it. That’s the way the system works today! If you can’t afford it, you’ll have to do or go without it, which includes food, housing and medication.
Some people (because they’ve been encouraged to think solely in terms of money, wages, buying and selling) will unquestionably dismiss any alternative as a far-off dream. Others will claim that human nature will make it impossible.

It’s essential that you understand and believe in the ability of people to change, or you give up any possibility of serious change in society.

The alternative is the world belonging to all the people, producing the things we need to live and enjoy life. Directly meeting people’s needs! This means no money, wages, buying and selling.

Why should we have to buy back what we’ve collectively produces?

This outmoded forced rationing system must go. There’s a world of abundance to work for. Work would be co-operatively organised on a voluntary basis. Everyone would have open access to what they need, and equal voice and vote in all decisions which would affect their lives – this is a world worth fighting for!

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