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Esperaux OP wrote (edited )

A community fridge isn't meant to force people to share food wtf? It's a method of dealing with food insecurity in a community. You understand that correct?

Also you are aware of the concept of abolishing commodity production and how that factors into things such as work abolition and moving away from extractivism?

You seem to be describing collectivized industry operating under the capitalist mode of production.

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ziq wrote (edited )

Also you are aware of the concept of abolishing commodity production and how that factors into things such as work abolition and moving away from extractivism?

I'm aware of that Marxist fantasy, yes. Removing profit and exchange from the equation but maintaining industry won't stop extractivism even if profit and exchange were actually abolished, which no socialist revolution has ever done because it's impossible to produce the highly specialized industrial goods today's highly civilized people demand without profit and exchange.

In this fantasy where industrialism is preserved but with goods only being produced to meet the "needs of the people" rather than to make profit or to be exchanged for other goods, lavish "needs" as defined by 21st century yuppies will make it impossible to mine, process and manufacture the goods in a single location by a single population using a single ecosystem's resources, necessitating exchange and profit to acquire and coordinate all the global specialized resources, skills and technologies needed to manufacture the item.

Exploited labor will be utilized at some point along the mining / manufacturing / transportation chain since there's no way for you to control the labor practices of people in distant lands, including all the industries that are involved indirectly (e.g. energy).

Colonization, slavery and ecocide will be perpetuated to produce the specialized goods that are desired by the anarcho-technocrats the fictional society has been built to serve whether they're making a profit or not.

Resources will continue to be extracted and goods will continue to be mass produced whether they're labelled commodities or not. To suggest everyone will just stop extracting resources if everything their hearts desire were free for the taking is straight up delusional. If anything, they'll extract more.

collectivized industry operating under the capitalist mode of production.

No shit. There's the complete history of communism in one succinct sentence. Industrialism and capitalism are one and the same.

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