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shanc wrote

I romanticize the shirkers and idlers

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nostateuniversity wrote

Americans in particular seem to have this cult of martyrdom and struggle when it comes to work. The more hours you work, the more jobs you have, the more dangerous your work environment, and the less money you make, the better you are as a person. I don`t know if this just shows how entrenched the american civil religion is, or if people just lie to themselves to feel better about their position in the global hellscape that is industrial capitalism.

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Pop wrote

Reds: "This mindless daily slog would be great if we owned it collectively!"

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zzuum wrote

As someone working in construction, this is rampant

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celebratedrecluse wrote

in general, this is a problem for subaltern, not just workers. in uplifting a subaltern identity, which has been predefined in conversation with power, the predefinitions are themselves reified.

Leaving behind identity altogether, however, tends to be more successful in destabilizing an intersectional hierarchy. While valorizing the subaltern in the language of power reinforces the fundamental dynamics of power itself, attacking the concept of identity itself leaves power without a familiar landscape to dominate. Instead, the conversation of social contestation is more malleable. Other dynamics and positionalities can emerge, which are made impossible by the current dominant culture and its internal contradictions.

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n_n wrote

Working is another system of oppression that needs to be abolish.

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Sound wrote

The puritan Marxist idolatry of work seems to be self-defeating when faced with the inevitable development of automation.

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