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Reply to comment by ergdj5 in by !deleted1759

ergdj5 wrote

Spoken like someone who doesn't care about reaching out to real people to change minds and start the revolution.

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Reply to by !deleted1759

ziq wrote (edited )

Are capitalists even capable of libertarianism? It's so frustrating how they warp every anti-capitalist word to mean 'capitalist'.

I cannot know the level of sincerity to Musk’s comments, whether the obvious contradictions arise out of malicious opportunism or innocent ignorance. Yet if I had to the opportunity to turn his ear I would encourage him not just to fight monopolistic power within his own organizations by allowing and collaborating with unionization efforts, but to invest more of that wealth on projects that Iain Banks would actually recognize as anarchistic.

Hey Elon, why not donate a million dollars to something like the IWW, a scrappy, idealistic & anti-state union that organizes where no other union will go? It’s nothing to you and will affect the lives of thousands while enabling labor to help compete against giant corporate monopolies. It’ll rile the commies on twitter and maybe allow Grimes to show her face in public, but mostly it’ll help real existing people.

I ask sincerely.

I'll neverunderstand appeals like this. The guy is a bourgie piece of shit who despises worker control, he's not going to support unions. If you're going to make an appeal to authority, at least aim for an authority who would be willing to piss on you if you were on fire.

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ziq wrote (edited )

He understands it about as well as your average privileged white cyber-'anarchist'. It's not anarchy at all, but it's being presented as anarchy by those books - and so is being adopted by scores of bored USAmericans/Brits/Aussies looking to connect with something.

Like anarcho-capitalism wasn't bad enough, now we've got to deal with anarcho-sci-fi-nerds.

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