Interesting how all the capitalists are all perfectly happy to get “free money” from the government when it’s called a stimulus check and not called socialism.
@InvaderXan I had to convince my mum to get the free money, she didn't want to out of some sense of pride or something.
I said, look, it's literally your money. You just have to ask for it.
@InvaderXan "I've never claimed benefits in my life and I don't want to start now!" is an attitude a lot of older people seem to have.
But it's like - you've paid taxes all your life, and this is your payback. You pay taxes so that when times are hard, there's theoretically a welfare state for everyone.
@ak I guess if you’ve been fed propaganda about self sufficiency for as long as you can remember, and internalised the idea that getting help is a bad thing, then it’s difficult to unlearn.
@InvaderXan A lot of people, me included, avoid claiming benefits if we can at all help it not because we're too proud but because of the punitive system.
I'd claim benefits if I was unemployed if they didn't make you apply for every degrading job going on pain of having your money stopped for months on end.
Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.