EgocomLad

EgocomLad wrote

Reply to comment by ziq in "Rulerless" my ass by ziq

Believe what you want about me, but living by a mine doesn't make you an expert. I understand that capitalism favors mining methods that are harmful to the environment, but that doesn't mean that it has to be that way.

I also don't believe that you're an anarchist in a third-world country who just happens to live near a mine and can type in perfect English. Why not snipe the foremen from cover if that's the case? You seem capable enough, if what you say is true. Then the workers and the community can decide if they want to continue the operation and own the means of production, or decommission the mine.

But that's if you're being completely honest, which seems less likely than you being an anprim who's full of shit and has to make things up to win an argument with a stranger on an obscure internet forum.

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EgocomLad wrote

Reply to comment by ziq in "Rulerless" my ass by ziq

I am an adult and I like to play video games, but capitalism and exploitative labor aren't necessary in order to create them or the systems they're played on. Are you a mining expert?

How can you be certain that the coltan that was extracted in order to produce the device that you typed your response on couldn't be obtained and processed in a way that minimizes harm to the environment?

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EgocomLad wrote

Reply to comment by ChaosBomb in "Rulerless" my ass by ziq

You took what I said out of context by not including what I said in the previous comment. I proposed automating (as much as possible) the extraction of materials necessary to produce those goods so that exploitative labor would no longer be necessary. I support the abolition of capitalism. The machines that would be used to extract those materials would be owned by the workers who operate them. Smash every screen you own if you actually believe what you are saying.

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EgocomLad wrote

Reply to comment by ziq in "Rulerless" my ass by ziq

I'm an egocom libsoc, which means that I'm an egoist first, an anarchist second, and a communist last. I like having nice shit, and if I wanted to own gold or a PS5 there's nothing you could do to stop me from acquiring it.

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EgocomLad wrote

Reply to comment by ziq in "Rulerless" my ass by ziq

How do you propose we continue to produce quality consumer electronics without relying on exploitative labor, then? Are you saying we should just accept capitalism and stop criticizing the current model?

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EgocomLad wrote

Reply to comment by whipskid in Good morning! by celebratedrecluse

I think an anarchist territory would object to being referred to as a "country" on principle and would likely be known as a collective, syndicate, or federation depending on size.

If I were part of an anarchist territory, I would prefer that common currency be abolished or used exclusively for the purchase of luxury goods. Otherwise it would probably be very difficult to eliminate poverty. In terms of foreign trade it would mostly be conducted as an organized exchange/barter of goods of commensurate value, or precious metals could be used if a precise measure of liquid assets were necessary.

The federation would need to export at least some goods of high value in order to avoid any potential trade deficits (dangerous) so there would have to be specialized labor unions within the federation responsible for producing said goods. This would likely include luxury goods (produced mainly for local consumption in order to improve quality of life, with surpluses being exported) and weapons (produced mainly for local defense and protection from external reactionary forces, with surpluses being exported).

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EgocomLad wrote

You get yours in bags? The only kind I really see often are aplets & cotlets which come in boxes, and while they are tasty they have a reputation for being "old people candy".

I love dark chocolate (tony's is nice since it's supposedly slave-free), but within the last year I've developed a taste for pulparindo which are spicy salted tamarind pulp bars. Holy fuckballs the extra spicy ones are amazing to nibble on, I wish they had a habanero variety

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