TributesCom

TributesCom OP wrote (edited )

Reply to comment by lettuceLeafer in The liberal timeline by TributesCom

No more elections, only revolution. Engels explains how this "periodic crisis" will continue to occur with more and more severity until the abolition of capitalism (particularly, markets as a means of distribution) in anti-duhring part 3.

We have seen that the ever increasing perfectibility of modern machinery is, by the anarchy of social production, turned into a compulsory law that forces the individual industrial capitalist always to improve his machinery, always to increase its productive force. The bare possibility of extending the field of production is transformed for him into a similar compulsory law. The enormous expansive force of modern industry, compared with which that of gases is mere child’s play, appears to us now as a necessity for expansion, both qualitative and quantitative, that laughs at all resistance. Such resistance is offered by consumption, by sales, by the markets for the products of modern industry. But the capacity for extension, extensive and intensive, of the markets is primarily governed by quite different laws that work much less energetically. The extension of the markets cannot keep pace with the extension of production. The collision becomes inevitable, and as this cannot produce any real solution so long as it does not break in pieces the capitalist mode of production, the collisions become periodic. Capitalist production has begotten another “vicious circle”

People are forced to always increase efficiency in order to continue making a profit. This causes problems because production doesn't exist in a vacuum and people have to buy the things that are produced in order to actually generate that profit. Eventually this mismatch becomes so great and the economic bubbles that are generated burst and cause much of the previous development to go unused. The only way to avoid this is to remove profit as a motive altogether, or in other words abolishing markets completely. Markets cannot be abolished through reform, only revolution to install a communist vanguard.

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TributesCom wrote

The people who support this guy and say he was just protecting himself are everywhere. It’s not that they don’t understand the inconsistency, it’s that consistency would be impossible, because they don’t actually believe anything. They do not conceptualize the same way we do. Everything, and I mean everything is a feeling to them. It’s a real shame that they coopted the phrase “virtue signaling”, because that’s what it is. Whenever they speak, they’re not actually trying to communicate anything other than membership in the group. When they post, it could be understood best as analogous to a person jumping into the dance circle at a wedding.

Consistency could never come into play, because their “ideas”, if they could be called that, have no relation to fact, as it were. They can occasionally coincide with fact, but it’s just a random occurrence.

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TributesCom wrote

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The Anthropocene Extinction Event does not compromise. We are going to get change the hard way.

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TributesCom wrote

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Let me tell you what a “moderate democrat” means: condemning Earth to extinction in 150 years instead of 75.

Climate deniers get no consideration whatsoever. There is no compromise, no triangulation. When we have to go into the survival domes, the climate perpetrators do not have a place there. They are to be used for organ harvesting and fertilizer.

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Capitalism, even when it's impossibly-attractive-highly-educated-Dutch-people-on-bicycles Liberal Capitalism, relies on infinite growth potential. The entire banking sector and all investments are predicated on this fiction.

Earth has reached human growth maximum. Capitalism is foundationally incapable of addressing the reality which we now face.

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The children are by default based Commies, because they were born late enough that there was never even the illusion, at any point in their life that Capitalism was going to be providing an American Dream™ for them. From the moment they were born, they got to watch all the infrastructure crumble while we poured trillions into bullshit imperialist wars. The economy crashed and they saw everyone's houses getting foreclosed when they were in 3rd grade. Then a period of make-believe "economic boom" where all of the wealth went to robber barons. And then watching their brainwashed Fox News grandparents get radicalized into a fascist terrorist movement.

They give exactly zero fucks about slaving away in capitalism to prop up your 401k or whatever the fuck.

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