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hamjam5 wrote

I don't think beehives can be described as communism as long as the workers all serve a Queen.


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Even if it's a voluntary hierarchy?


_ziq_ wrote (edited )

You could make the same argument for liberal society, that we 'choose' to work for others. In reality, it's the only way we can survive, so there's no real choice involved other than starvation vs non starvation.


sudo wrote

Not really - there are internal contradictions and exploitation in capitalism, but I doubt there are any in a beehive.


surreal wrote

i think volunteering is a somewhat complex concept for an animal to experience, it requires self-awareness. If you are talking about humans, no ty.