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Greater economic equality makes us all less stupid, more tolerant, less fearful, and more satisfied with life. inequality.org/research/equali

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In the United States of America there is no aristocracy, and the bourgeoisie and the proletariat enjoy equal political rights. But they are not equal in class status: one class, the capitalists, own the means of production and live on the unpaid labour of the workers. The other class, the wage-workers, the proletariat, own no means of production and live by selling their labour-power in the market.

marxists.org/archive/lenin/wor

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Hey, there, comrades,
I'm still thinking about a community dedicated to "casual" communism. See a few of my initial thoughts about it in this video: watch.breadtube.tv/videos/watc

@tskaalgard I hope it was clear that I am congratulating you meeting your nephew for the first time, lol, sorry if it wasn't.

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The universe is not transactional. You do not need to "earn" or "be worthy" of love and respect.

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“Surveillance capitalism” isn’t a corruption of (an otherwise virtuous) capitalism. It is a precise means of describing modern-day capitalism. Opposing it doesn’t mean simply opposing surveillance, it means opposing capitalism.

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The trope that communism is about erasing individualism couldn't be further from the truth. Terry Eagleton articulates this point quite eloquently in Why Marx Was Right:

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Capitalism deprived us of a life.
Exploiting our days for its profit rather than for common good and it's now selling us entertainment on weekends to give us the illusion of freedom.

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I sure wish liberals would let go of the concept of "political beliefs" but they just keep clutching onto the idea that politics is about what you believe to be true in the outside world rather than about what you want to do to/for the outside world

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Bitcoin (and proof of work mining in general) is a crime against humanity.

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