Escaping CapitalismPosted: December 3, 2011
The world is crazy! It is impossible not to notice the chaotic state of our civilization.
Every day 30,000 children die of starvation! Yet 50% off all food produced is simply WASTED. The atrocities are too many to count and are becoming accepted as normal by western society.
The cause of this apparent collapse is controversial and will be discusses further ahead, however the main goal of this site is to provide practical advice on how YOU can help bring down capitalism! All the way from changing your mindset, to the small things you can apply on a daily basis, such as producing your own energy!
In a time where unemployment, debt, criminality and overall social instability are at historical highs, the change must come from each and every one of us. The only thing worth fighting for is a better tomorrow.
In the western world one thing is common to us all, Money! We need it to buy food, water, clothing, housing, education and even health care. We all carry some in our wallets and we have it in our bank accounts. We use it every single day of our lives and yet we know so little about it!
How did it come to be?
How is it created?
Who regulates it?
The truth is that most people have no idea! That simply use it and assume it as a natural state of human organization.
Money constitutes the blood that makes our current social system go around. In order for the economy to keep going, money must circulate constantly and at increasingly faster speed. But one factor alone characterizes our monetary system and consequently our social system, and that is the fact that it is based on continuous growth. Well if we live on a planet with infinite resources this type of system can never be supported. So a collapse presents itself as inherently inevitable.
You can find out more about how money works in the Money page.
Capitalism is an economic system that became dominant in the Western world following the demise of feudalism. There is no consensus on the precise definition nor on how the term should be used as a historical category. There is general agreement that elements of capitalism include private ownership of the means of production, creation of goods or services for profit or income, competitive markets, voluntary exchange, and wage labor. The designation is applied to a variety of historical cases, varying in time, geography, politics and culture.
Karl Marx provided a differentia specifica for capitalism: People sell their labouring-power to a buyer, not to satisfy the personal needs of the buyer, but to augment the buyer’s capital.
What is important to highlight about capitalism is the fact that people sell their labor as a commodity in exchange for income which they then use to obtain products and services. One of the resulting problems of this system is the creation of technically obsolete or socially irrelevant jobs. The truth is that the majority of people do not enjoy their jobs, they simply get by because they need the money, no personal development, no self-expression or satisfaction!
However the most poisonous consequence of capitalism is the psycho-social ramifications it has on our value system. Society has us chasing a false set of dreams. Fuelled by materialism and ruthless consumption we compete for objects as if their were essential to our happiness.
But a change is upon us and humanity is slowly starting to wake up. So sit back and enjoy this guide on how you can ESCAPE CAPITALISM.