The non-agression principle says that between the choice of taking away a part of a wealthy persons property(food) or letting a poor person starve, the poor person would starve because theft is an act of aggression
Yeah, in full accordance with the “non aggression principle” non aggressive bailiffs can non aggressively boot down your door to non aggressively take all your shit, but if you try to stop them they can call the non aggressive private police force who will non aggressively beat you up and take you to non aggressive jail.
that commentary was worth sharing
Huh? By being an anarchist you must adhere to the NAP, and thereby it is an individualist school of thought wherein the individual voluntarily and consensually chooses to labor for both the self and the commune.
Please stop posting such divisive images, they only hurt the any respectable cause that us anarchists are trying to arouse.
There’s nothing divisive about it. its simply stating that the majority of An-commies aren’t anarchist at all because they go against the NAP principles.
are you fucking kidding me
No. I dont care if you want to have a communist society somewhere, even if it was right next door to me. I wouldnt dream of using violence against you no matter how much I disagree with your way of life. Would you extend me the same courtesy? Would you allow me to live in peace while I allow you to go about your ways or would you conduct violence against me for simply disagreeing with you even if I never hurt anyone and all my actions were consensual?
Okay,hold on here for a second. First, Anarchism is by definition, without rulers, and capitalism, is a system where a property owner hires people, which is a system with hierarchy, as in, there are rulers as in not anarchism.
Second, Capitalism is a system based on private property rights. Lets for a second, look at the massive history of oppression created by private property. If I recall, Ron Paul’s opposition to the civil rights act of 68 was based on the fact that he holds private property rights higher than individual rights (and don’t give me that magic of the market bull shit, because those those segregated businesses had the right to integrate if they wanted to, and they didn’t did they). Furthermore, Gentrification is a huge problem we’re facing today, where people are being kicked out their homes because it’s convenient for the property owner. Historically, gentrification has been black neighborhoods, so in a way, it’s still perpetuating racism.
Third, property rights has been used as an excuse to commit violence against people. Like for an example, the battle of Blair mountain, where a coal mining company hired a mercenary army (complete with airplanes) on their workforce because they didn’t want to have to deal with what is essentially democracy in the workplace.
Finally, the man who coined the term “Anarcho-Capitalism,” Murray Rothbard also said “We must therefore conclude that we are not anarchists, and that those who call us anarchists are not on firm etymological ground, and are being completely unhistorical.”
On This Day in Anti-Fascism: October 4th 1936: The Battle of Cable Street!
In 1936, fascism was gaining ground across Europe. In Britain, Sir Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirted British Union of Fascists (BUF) portrayed Jewish people as the cause of the country’s problems. East London had the largest Jewish population in Britain and the announcement that Mosley and his Blackshirts planned a provocative march through the area on October the 4th was greeted with anger and a determination that it should be stopped. A petition was signed and local politicians tried to have the march called off - but to no avail.
On the day, up to 250,000 people gathered to defend the East End. There was a fierce battle with the police when they attempted to clear a path for the march and a barricade was erected and defended in Cable Street. People in their houses threw eggs, milk bottles and the contents of chamber pots from upstairs’ windows, whilst at ground level, marbles were rolled under police horses’ hooves. The march could not proceed and Mosley was ordered to abandon his plans. It was a blow against fascism and that night there was dancing in the streets.
Via The Cable Street Group
THEY SHALL NOT PASS
Thoughts on Education Under Socialism
Just a few thoughts on how socialism will differ under socialism, influenced by my experiences living in a housing coop.
All people should be taught technical skills. Even if your strength is math or science or history or psychology, you should know how to build something out of wood, repair an engine, weld a strip of metal, or fix a roof. These skills can be part of schools (as they are in votech high schools) and/or part of socialist youth groups. This will be especially important during the transitional period, where the need for builders and repairers will increase as we reclaim abandoned houses and shut down factories.
All people should also learn how to cook. While I know a thing or two about following recipes and slapping together a makeshift meal out of lettuce and canned beans, I am stumped by the challenge of cooking for all 30+ people who live in this coop. In trying to prepare kids for growing up and living on their own everyone should learn how to cook for a number of people (not necessarily 30 but more than one or two) using healthier ingredients and containing a balance of nutrients. Also, it’d be cool to learn about international cuisines and spices.
This is all in addition to having an education system that doesn’t rely on standardized testing and actually works for students as well as paying teachers much better and training them well. I wrote an article about the US education system, if you’re interested.
I agree with both those points.
I think the first role of the socialist education system should be an immediate mass programme to eradicate illiteracy, both within the socialist territories and globally. This task can be completed relatively quickly, as we saw in early 1960s Cuba under the socialist leadership there.
Ending the division between manual and intellectual labour should be a critical part of a socialist education system. I think you touched on one half of it, by teaching every person how to do basic repairs and domestic labour (which is also important for emancipating women, as it takes these tasks out of the repressive relations of the family). I think the flip side is to develop a comprehensive course for intellectual development that includes the arts, mathematics, the sciences, languages and the humanities.
Even more than that, I think we can learn a fair bit from the anarchist free-schooling projects, and instead of stressing conformity and attendance (you have also noted the end of stanardised testing, which I agree with) and focus on casual, participation based learning where people are free to learn for themselves as well as in groups.
Anarchist Free schools are interesting in the more democratic approach to education. Most people, have a very poor idea of what democracy is, partially due to sub-par education, and partially due to the fact that they haven’t really experienced democracy function first hand. Children’s first interaction with large institutions is usually some type of school, and schools tend to be the farthest from democracy you can get. Not only is it straight up alienating and discouraging education, but it inhibits real understanding of cooperation, community and consensus. Considering a socialist society would be entirely based in democratic cooperation, an education system that inhibits such a thing is self-destructive.
Manual and intellectual labor shouldn’t be seen as any one better than the other. Not everyone is an academic, not everyone is an artist, and not everyone is good with their hands. The famous quote comes to mind “Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Some education systems will offer students a choice, often by having separate academies or centers within the public high-school system that focus on a trade, art or s.t.e.m. field. That being said, subjects in general tend to be so rigidly separated when in reality there is no such division. for an example, good skills in writing can be used to develop a wonderful narrative along side visual and musical arts, while at the same time it is necessary to be used for research papers, reports, or set of instructions. Furthermore, Math is frequently found in not only science, but architecture, music, and visual arts, and music is very closely associated with physics. I learned fractions in elementary school from my music teacher, and ratios from my art teacher.
I also feel it’s worth noting what standardize testing is, not a means to gauge students progress so teachers can adjust accordingly, but a very lazy attempt at evaluating teachers, and placing students. Teachers are quite capable of gauging their students progress in their own way. Also, the check on teachers that standardized testing is suppose to provide cold be solved by simply having an education system that parents and students are more democratically involved in. (again back to the importance of democracy in education).
This is what feminists mean when we talk about rape culture: these cards are considered socially acceptable and men buy them. Women are socialized into believing they are nothing more than fucktoys and men are raised to believe that rape is a joke.
Stores sell merchandise encouraging men to beat and rape women, and men are complaining about misandry hats? Fucking hell.
I would have no issue with pounding any fucker who had any of this shit on. Fucking psychopathic sexist shitstains. die die die.
what the actual fuck?
I know a lot of people are like ‘lol it’s just a shirt, what’s the big deal??”
the problem is, these things NORMALIZE rape and violence. If your immediate reaction when seeing these items isn’t disgust, it’s because you’ve been desensitized to rape culture (or…you’re a rapist!)
This is disgusting
If I saw someone wear these shirts, I’m obligated to knock the living shit out of them. Just a warning.
That said, Hitler was not just “rhetorically” socialist. That’s ignorant. He supported confiscating all war profits, nationalizing corporations, profit-sharing, and tons of welfare programs for the elderly.
Not that he was some kind of politically correct guy or whatever. He peppered it with tons of murder and other nastiness, because he was bloody Hitler. You know, mass murdering socialist.
That is just dumb. He supported welfare for the Germans, a redistibrution of wealth from conquered people to the Master Race. Mussolini’s fascism had this in common as well. But capitalism does not and cannot survive without some form of welfare state, and Hitler needed to appeal to some classes to stay in power.
That being said Hitler said that America was half Judaized and Half Negrized, and that it was a despicable example of a society because its wealth was being redistributed through a welfare state.
So supporting socializing corporations doesn’t mean your a socialist?
Hahaha. The Tumblr Left, everybody!
whatiscapitalism not knowing what socialism is.
Socialism is worker controlled means of production, and worker controlled society. Hitler nationalizing industry ≠ workers democratically controlling society.
Hahaha. The Tumblr Right/Libertarian(?), everybody!
I’m going to quote a dead Irish dude. “Socialism properly implies, above all things, the Co-operative control by the workers the machinery of production; without this co-operative control, the publich ownership by the state is not socialism - it is only state Capitalism. The demands of the middle-class reformers, from the railway reform league down, are simply plans to facilitate the business transactions of the capitalist class… Were tehy all in working order tomorrow, the change would not necessarily benefit the working class; we would still have in our state, industries , as in the post office today, the same unfair classification of salaries, and the same despotic rule of an irresponsible head…. Rank and file would still be deprived of all voice in the ordering of their industry, just the same as in all private enterprises.” (Séamas Ó Conghaile, State Monopoly vs. Socialism)
tl;dr, if it ain’t democracy in the workplace, then it’s probably still capitalism.
Also, Socialism and Imperialism are kind of at odds, while Capitalism has been pretty good buds with it for centuries. I mean think about it, one country is essentially the capitalist class, reaping the rewards, while the colonies, “spheres of influence” and all that, get stuck with the labor and are frequently stuck in sweatshops if not enslaved.