#710

With the destabilising of the market economy we begin to recognise the monuments of the bourgeoisie as ruins even before they have crumbled.
Walter Benjamin

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#708

Socialism is not about big concepts and heavy theory. Socialism is about decent shelter for those who are homeless. It is about water for those who have no safe drinking water. It is about healthcare, it is about a life of dignity for the old. It is about overcoming the huge divide between urban and rural areas. It is about a decent education for all our people. Socialism is about rolling back the tyranny of the market. As long as the economy is dominated by an unelected, privileged few, the case for socialism will exist.
Chris Hani

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#698

A child free from the guilt of ownership and the burden of economic competition will grow up with the will to do what needs doing and the capacity for joy in doing it. It is useless work that darkens the heart. The delight of the nursing mother, of the scholar, of the successful hunter, of the good cook, of the skillful maker, of anyone doing needed work and doing it well—this durable joy is perhaps the deepest source of human affection, and of sociality as a whole.
Ursula LeGuin, The Dispossessed

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#593

Now, undoubtedly no economic measure can guarantee anything to the whole of humanity. The rest must be able to adjust to the reduced, impoverished living conditions they are offered. Yet this ineluctable reality is covered up with the ideological mantle of contemporary economic and scientific theory: it is covered up and sold off as the way for getting out of all ideology and slavery.

Hard times are looming on the horizon, yet again.

Alfredo M. Bonanno: Let’s Destroy Work, Let’s Destroy the Economy

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#372

We  must ask the question, ‘Why are there forty million poor people in America?’… When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy … You begin to ask the question, ‘Why is it that people have to pay water bills in a world that is two-thirds water?’ … Now, when I say question the whole society, it means ultimately coming to see that the problems of racism, the problem of economic exploitation, and the problem of war are all tied together.
Martin Luther King

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#283

Explain to future generations it was good for the economy. When they can’t farm the land, breathe the air and drink the water…

Anonymous

Published in: on January 28, 2011 at 10:33 pm  Leave a Comment  
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