... by this logic, you'd also be part pf the society that provides for the others that would desire to reappropriate time stolen from them...
TIME THEFT MANIFESTO
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let there be a thousand blossoms bloom as far as i'm concerned
you, yourself, are a part of society... if a group of people were to focus their time on other pursuits, the other group (ones not reappropriating time) would have to work to sustain themselves and the group not working (which would be unfair)
employment is not the problem, it is merely the tool used to assign value to people's effort
the ones assigning that value are the real masterminds...
you may revel in your "strategic indifference" as much as you want, but the fact is it offers no solutions to the problems we face...
if you are entitled to a living by society's capacity to provide, then you, yourself, should be providing by virtue of being part of society, otherwise you would be cleaving the people in half; one half who makes effort, and one half that doesn't
the question, then, would be: who decides who goes to which half?
(or would you claim to not be a part of society?)
you cannot live without expending effort to do so... basic necessities do not rain down from the skies
everyone has a role to play in this complex, convoluted system...
the values assigned to our work is biased, skewed...
a small portion of humanity benefits the most from the larger part's toil
but unemployment doesn't exactly help now, does it?
the ones in power working behind the scene should be the target of our unrest, not this shabby system that is only a tool at its most primitive form
retreat to your forests if you want, live a nomadic life, sustain yourself on the bare minimum but know that you STILL have to expend effort to live
and if you want to no part in society's scheme, then don't expect it to sustain you either...
humans are social animals, we’ll always have societies, but not like the current western ones!
there have been, there are and there could be so many kinds of societies that are not based on inequal power relationships, inequal access to necessities, forced employment and alienation. this manifesto tries to make us think about that. we could have inherent worth, not value assigned through employment. we could have vital needs fulfilled because that’s right, without being forced to sell our bodies and time to jobs.
it is sad that you jumped here to reply that you can’t dream of something different and better.
what's sad here is that you read my comment and thought that I "can't dream of something different and better" and that you didn't seem to understand the point of my comment.
it's nice that you can "think of something different and better" but can you actually talk about that further than this abstract idea of "different and better"?
Thinking of the 5+ smoke breaks per shift that continued long after I quit smoking
printing this out and leaving it in the break room. also PRUDENT STEALINGS is so fucking funny great work