Why Should Conservatives Be Socialists? by The Anti-Social Socialist

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“The worship of the ancient golden calf has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money and the dictatorship of an impersonal economy lacking a truly human purpose.” — Pope Francis, Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, Nov. 24, 2013

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November 29, 2018

The Anti-Social Socialist on Nov 29, 2018

from the archives:

Capitalism: A Crime Story

The Root Problem by Eric Schechter

Chris Hedges: Late Stage Capitalism Is Killing America, Parts 1-3

Caleb Maupin: Socialism Will Save America!

Michael Parenti: Marxists vs Liberals on Capitalism

How Capitalism Controls You by The Anti-Social Socialist

Howard Zinn: Hidden History of The American Working Class

Chris Hedges: The Plight of the Vast Majority of Americans Goes Unrecognized and Unreported

What is Wage Slavery? by The Anti-Social Socialist

Chris Hedges: Aftermath From The Loss of Thousands of Union Jobs

Richard D. Wolff: I’m Becoming a Fan of Pope Francis: “Capitalism Runs Counter to the Plan of Jesus” + What is Community Wealth Building?

4 thoughts on “Why Should Conservatives Be Socialists? by The Anti-Social Socialist

  1. I’d agree with most of this video, but not quite all of it. Around 0:50 it says

    “We’re both radically against the redistribution of wealth, and think that workers are entitled to the fruits of their own labor.”

    That sounds very 1940s-ish to me. If that’s part of socialism, then I guess I’m not a socialist, though I’m not sure what I’d be called instead. Maybe a post-socialist? an ultra-socialist?

    My own belief is that all our labor is interconnected and interdependent, so there is no way to distinguish clearly where your labor ends and my labor begins. And this “yours” and “mine” business increases inequality and causes poverty and plutocracy; it increases alienation and causes wars and other killings. At any rate, human labor is rapidly being replaced by machines, so there are fewer jobs. Productivity keeps rising, so we don’t really =need= everyone working; we should restructure the jobs so they are all =meaningful=. Ecocide is an externalized cost, and the only way we can halt it is if we SHARE everything. The idea of “yours” and “mine” has ruled us for 10,000 years, but if it ever was useful, that time is now ending.

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