Hello friends! I just wanted to update you that I'll be moving (back) to radical.town now that SBC is shutting down. For some reason I can't transfer my account to there, so I thought I would send a message!
My account is now at @wuz.
Since you are following me here, I thought you might want to continue following me there.
See you soon.
A bit late, but know ya'll dig Le Guin https://chinamieville.net/post/170078670563/forgetting-by-commemoration-or-the-disrespect-of
@firstname.lastname@example.org @silverspookgames just did!
@email@example.com @silverspookgames adding this to my watch later. Looks fantastic!
re: Best use of an example ever, "the yoghurt book"
@scottishwobbly This is essentially the same thing as the Bullshit Jobs angle, and it's one of the most compelling arguments against capital tbh. Imagine how much less work we'd all have to do without so much bullshit
Like making public transit free, so you don't need to build and maintain turnstiles and cameras and gates and bus pass scanners and don't have to hire and pay transit cops
@weapxnfriend I majored in economics and spent the whole time wondering when we were going to stop talking about capitalism and get to other economic systems. Spoiler alert: it never happened.
Best use of an example ever, "the yoghurt book"
" In the movement that brings yoghurt into a refrigerator, there must first of all be cows and a dairy, but there must also be hundreds of people to design the pot and packaging, to find the colouring, to check the taste, to launch the TV advertising; there must be technicians, people to print the packaging, to stick posters to publicity notice boards, and people who transport the jars of yoghurt, put them in the right place on supermarket shelves, stop anyone from trying to steal them; there must be cashiers and manufacturers of cash registers. Let us turn the facts around: the world of yoghurt jars does not make thousands of people live; it forces them into meaningless lives. Hundreds of thousands of hours will be set free when we have large dairies from which jars leave without a label and without colouring. Once the world of capital unravels, the yoghurt will be better and a thousand times less time-consuming for the human community."
@tomatophobia is this a sequel to tinker tailor soldier spy?
@scottishwobbly I had no idea there was this much going on on SBC. I joined cause I liked the idea behind it. I also don't see much of the bad side of it often, which might be because I use Tusky? Anyway, all that to say as a _semi_ casual participant, I really like the ideas you've laid out here.
re: the necessity of work in a post-capitalist society, i think it's important to note there's a huge difference between labour and work and between 'having' to do something because it's necessary or because it's good for your quality of life, and 'having' to do something because your capitalist overlords will starve you otherwise