Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: the fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the anti-war left, and black people. You understand what I am saying? We knew we could not make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalising both heavily, we could disrupt those communities; we could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.
quote: Kevin Harriman & Kevin Nance
The absurdity of capitalism can be seen in planned obsolescence, a scheme in which products are purposely designed to become useless after a period of time — so that new products have to be bought. Cars, gadgets, lightbulbs, houses, and many other items have an artificially limited shelf life. Under socialism, humans could produce things to last and to be adaptable, minimizing the resources being used; recycling programs would be vastly expanded; single-use products like water bottles and plastic spoons could be reduced, replaced with alternatives, and eventually eliminated.
Happiness is never a sure thing, but happiness can be found at least temporarily, and working toward happiness is always worthwhile. That is the new ideal of our generation: no one ends up happy forever, but maybe we can find people who can (or find ways to) make us happy for a little while.
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