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How many of you are actually going to work in the factories if you get your revolution?

Submitted by ziq in Communism (edited )

Wouldn't you rather do something else with your life? Without capitalism's carrot on a stick (forced servitude), what is going to spur you to do gruelling and dangerous factory work to manufacturer plastic trinkets and gelatin products? If you lived in a society where you could literally do whatever you wanted, why would anyone dedicate themselves to the tedious monotony of furthering industrialism?

Wouldn't it make more sense to do without plastic trinkets and gelatin products?

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TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote

radicalism 101: it is not possible to thoroughly explain the society that we want by using words used for the society we have now. That's why a lot of radicals explain stuff with negations: An-archism, anti-capitalism, etcs.

I do not think that commies want to make useless stuff in their factories. They'll probably make tools, food, MEDICINE, maybe waste-recycling, high-tech and energy. Again, it's difficult to imagine what they will want, but a communist society will probably not have the consumerist fluff that you use as examples of factory products.

In a communist society, people will need to only work a few hours a week, evenly distributed between the whole population. Since the finished product will be usefull to society, empathy would be the main reason for people to do their part.

disclaimer: I'm not communist, not even ancom, so everything I say is AFAIK.

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selver wrote (edited )

I'd work in a factory for short periods of time, to make whatever I need. Not full time though, or even part time really.

But production should be scaled down to local makerspaces, so it wouldn't exactly be a factory.