∴ (Q1) Do you live to work?
Living to work is slavery. Humans have always been slaves to Nature, a beautiful, symbiotic and light burden in most cases but no doubt a burden just the same. Humans have also always been forced, coerced and exploited into the abomination of working for another as slaves. Voluntary or involuntary, if a slave does not work, the slaves does not get the necessities to live, all the way up and trough no real choice, shelter, clean water, or health care, to unholy starvation.
This is only possible through the theft that is private property and with that human capital slavery and taxes. It’s all about theft but of what really?
One can chop up individual stations of slavery or servitude into different degrees of brutality but the slave whatever labelled or called, from chattel slave or serf, to wage slave, a slave is bound to work for another to eat.
Renting human capital for an hourly wage is slavery. Usurping the value of human capital labor outside of the market, through fiat private currency debasement, is more theft and still slavery.
To brush up on slavery and it’s characteristics click thru to; Mike Leung on Abolition of Slavery and Human rentals in a discussion on financing and worker cooperatives.
Noam Chomsky: Wage Slavery = Chattle Slavery
turnbeutelvergesserB Published on Jul 2, 2008
Activist, Linguist and renowned interlectual Professor Noam Chomsky about wage slavery, illegitimacy of power, legitimate use of force and violance; and libertarian anarchism.
Standing Up To Slavery and Human Trafficking So Others Can Live A Life of Abundance – John Rafferty
From abundance to slavery and back again to abundance looks like ending the age old failed concepts and misconceptions at the root levels of theft and subsequently all forms of theft. Private property is theft as well as slavery and taxes.
Capitalism’s requirement of economic exploitation and coercion of human capital amounts to slavery.
To quantify my above repeated assertion that capitalism is slavery.
I’ll start with some relevant quotes from a book refuting the relativist, “postmodern” notion that historical reality is not objective fact, but a “social construct.”
Telling the Truth about History, by Joyce Appleby, Lynn Hunt, and Margaret Jacob, all history teachers at UCLA.
“One of the distinguishing features of a free-enterprise economy is that its coercion is veiled. . . . The fact that people must earn before they can eat is a commonly recognized connection between need and work, but it presents itself as a natural link embedded in the necessity of eating rather than as arising from a particular arrangement for distributing food through market exchanges. . . . Presented as natural and personal in the stories people tell about themselves, the social and compulsory aspects of capitalism slip out of sight and out of mind. . . . Far from being natural, the cues for market participation are given through complicated social codes. Indeed, the illusion that compliance in the dominant economic system is voluntary is itself an amazing cultural artifact.” – Telling the Truth about History, by Joyce Appleby, Lynn Hunt, and Margaret Jacob, all history teachers at UCLA.
In a previous post, I pointed out that the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) explicitly indicated that economic coercion or force is a basic condition for capitalism to continue to exist (Basic Income: A Critique of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty’s Stance ). The following quote agrees with OCAP in so far as economic coercion or economic blackmail characterizes modern capitalist society, but Kay implies that, as a consequence, it is necessary to redefine the nature of poverty. Many social-reformist organizations define poverty exclusively in terms of the level of income, with the poverty line (defined according to a certain level of income) separating those who are defined as poor by the social-reformist left and the rest, who are supposedly the middle class. Such a definition, according to OCAP’s own recognition of the economic coercion required in the job market, is inadequate.
Consequently, OCAP should, in accordance with its own recognition of the economic blackmail characteristic of capitalism, start to organize for the purpose of eliminating poverty conditions that require such economic blackmail. It should, in other words, start to engage in the formation of a movement for the abolition of the power of employers as a class and the corresponding economic, social and political structures.
The social-reformist left, however, will probably not acknowledge the need for a redefinition of poverty that includes the economic coercion of the vast majority of workers. They prefer to deal in platitudes, such as calling the work characteristic of economic coercion “decent work,” or reforms in employment standards and increases in the minimum wages (all necessary, of course) “fair,” or claiming that they are fighting for “economic justice” (while not engaging in any activity that moves towards abolishing the economic coercion characteristic of the capitalist job market dominated by a class of employers).
Voluntary Servitude by Deception
JustAboutMyPolitics Published on Nov 5, 2007
∴ (Q2) Do you support the Abolition of capitalism as a form of slavery?
How Black Abolitionists Changed A Nation
∴ Bellow is an excerpt from Slavery and the Abolition Society Also referred as the Abolition Society, provided by The Ben Franklin Historical Society documenting Franklin’s changing view of slaves, slavery and his Abolitionist opposition to the peculiar institution in his later days. I would just remind that slaves were forbid education, to be taught or to teach themselves in the early Americas.