You are free... its not like you don't have a choice. You could be the leader, the question is: how much blood is it worth? How many friends, family members, strangers, and hired guns are you willing to sacrifice? Are you willing to risk your own life along with those you care for? How much money, time, and effort is it all worth? In order to do anything on a large scale, you need to have the willing co-operation of many people, sometimes, you need to take their souls and they will give them to you.
Capitalism is all about being your own man, and spending your earnings on whatever YOU want. It's when socialist politician swine interfere with laissez-faire economics, to support themselves and the lazy, that the market and government become corrupted. Anarcho-capitalism shall be the way of the future!
Great concept and I agree mostly with the message. Reading other comments where people are pointing out that people use cameras and laptops and fancy software to produce art, sometimes capitalism is unavoidable. But all in all this message is good.
I'm not sure if anyone has actually picked this up, but the line "You are free to do as we tell you" is actually sampled from a Texan stand-up named Bill Hicks. Hicks was notoriously incisive and spared no wrath in his description of his home country. He didn't criticise America out of hand, he criticised what he saw as it's faults. Check out classic albums of his like 'Arizona Bay' and 'Rant in E Minor' for more Hicks wisdom (I think "You are free to do as we tell you" is actually on Arizona Bay, check it out if you don't believe me).
you would have to make contact with the civilised world to be able to be more objective than that. at some level, your statement is true. but it goes beyond that. i think it goes up to the point of choosing to use or to be used. these are the only sides of power. and you do have a choice. that's if you don't think in predestination terms. so you actually have all the freedom you need. of course, in order for freedom to exist, there would have to be barriers. otherwise freedom would be something vague and people would be confused all the time
am vazut ca esti roman si probabil esti stabilit in canada. ma exprim mai bine in romaneste asa ca ma voi folosi de limba materna . In primul rand lume civilizata nu inseamna decat un brand aplicat unui stil de viata. Nu sunt un partizan al comunismului sau a altor forme de totalitarism insa regulile capitalismului se aplica asa cum isi doresc cei care detin controlul cam in acelasi mod ca si in comunism. Argumentul meu pentru asta este ca in esenta totul se reduce la control care isi are scopul exclusiv in rezultate materiale. Crede-ma ca pot fi foarte obiectiv in ceea ce spun pentru ca "contactul meu cu lumea civilizata" este zilnic. Sunt art director intr-o firma multinationala. Capitalismul este un simplu brand facut credibil pentru miliarde de oameni care nu face decat sa deserveasca interese la fel de obscure ca cele ale liderilor cumunisti sau de alta factura. Eu ma comfrunt zilnic cu analize de piata, de target si alte asemenea date si vad destul de clar in ce directie se indreapta totul. Valoarea omului din acest mediu este voarte joasa. Moralitatea este varza, cultura spre zero iar tot ce conteaza pentru majoritate este banul si pozitia sociala. Toti acesti factori sunt niste simple mijloace de manipulare. De exemplu motivarea artificiala a oamenilor de a accede la ceva ce nu au este o simpla forma de marketing. Adica limitarile individului in societate sunt de fapt imense pentru ca el nu mai are foarte multa putere de decizie obiectiva datorita infuziei de scopuri artificiale. Poti vedea la televizor mii de materiale in care vezi staruri si alte sfere sociale la care individul de rand isi doreste acces. De aici mai departe se intampla restul lucrurilor.
Textul din wallpaper este scris de adam freeland, un dj care nu este deloc de pe plaiurile mioritice si care lupta in felul lui pentru combaterea acestei stari de degradare a individului. Omul in societatea de azi are acelasi statut cu cel al unui sclav de acum 200 de ani doar ca este ambalat diferit. Un rebranding daca vrei Nu sunt deloc un pesimist sau vre-un extremist ci doar am o alta parere despre cum ar trebui sa fie lumea asta. Asa ca sper ca mesajele mele sa fie corect interpretate Multam pentru cele scrise
I admit it is not a morally centered system.
I also point out that 100% of the people posting on here, including you, are useing expensive little toys like computers and cameras and art programs.... that all take a bit of capitalism (and inventors motivated by it in the USA) to really exist in the form they are today. Specifically the transistor, computer, internet, and the list goes on. People bust on the USA, But People demanding quality and voting with their money is a more effective goad for higher standards of living and higher quality merchandise and more variety. Communism failed but not before it made its people really misserable. Capitalism won and it didn't really happen overnight. If it was a fluke it would have had pleanty of opportunity to fail.
East Berlin wouldn't have thought it was necessary to shoot people and wall them in to keep them if they were really keeping to the idealistic virtues of communism / socialism. Capitalism is realistic.
God gave us freedom to choose and communism tried to take it away and tried to deny He exists, then it failed- doesn't seem like they had it all together. Any time a government takes over something that was or could be done by free enterprise its a doomed thing. That is because it has practially no reason to do better without competition and reason to constantly adjust.
First of all you will have to excuse my balkan english and gramatics I apreciate your comments but i can not be agree with you on some points. I am from Romania, an ex comunist eastern europe country, but i am NOT A COMUNIST! I can have a more objectiv opinion then a western abot capitalism because i live true the way of how capitalism acts on people. And belive me... you are born in a country with rules made decades ago. I was starting my life in comunism and from `89 i could see how my country and his people are changing to the capitalism rules.
It is a diffrent set of values and this set is not refering to freedom but to the false sensation of freedom. Investors from US or western europe are comming in romania because we are alot more cheep then you are and they can win alot of money useing our brains. You have talk about inventions as transistors, computers and other stuff. Well my friend, Tesla, the inventor of the transistor was from czech republic, the inventor of reactor engine used on your fighter planes was Henrry Coanda and he is form romania. The second largest comunity of programers from Microsoft US, after the Indians are the Romanians. And the list goes on.
The rules of capitalism is about how expensive is your soul. A country as US think that can rule the world by starting wars for some material interests of some powerfull people. And you choose to live like this watching how your brother could die in Irak fighting for this false freedom.
The best things in life are not the second chances but those chances that you can choose and fight to have!
In your country are as free as i am in mine to speek, the diffrence is in the people who are interested in what you are saing. Here i can change something true my actions in a better way of life. In US they create that false freedom to controll the people.
That whay YOU ARE FREE TO DO AS THEY TELL YOU! and those are not my words...
I agree whole heartedly that the many of the most famous people in the US history came from other countries and then became famous here. Einstein for one. This is the place to be and they came here to make their mark. BTW Tesla invented AC current and several other things but the transistor was invented by someone at Bell labs well after Tesla. He deseves more credit for what he did for us but the fact that they all came here and did well at what they did and were not terribly rich from it still speaks to my point. They came here for the freedom. I didn't claim capitalism is perfect, just the best thing going on at the moment.
Sadam was a mass murderer and Osama Bin Laden as well. Sadam wouldn't have been taken down without people who believed in much more than capitalism. People who 'hate' capitalism, or anything else they take advantag of like capitalism are just guitly of hating something about themselves they see in others. You are using your freedom on a medium that wouldn't exist without it. Thus you contradict yourself.
Like any tool capitalism can be used for good or evil. More powerful tools amplify the effect but the tool itself isn't evil. Trying to abolish a freedom or expression of said freedom like capitalism is fearmongering and not constructive use of your time. You may as well lobby to abolish airplanes so people don't fly them into another building. It was hate, lack of empathy and ignorance that made it possible for people to do such an awful thing.
Jesus overturned the tables in the Temple and not in the street. It is a matter of context. Don't fall into the idealist trap of oversimplification.
At the moment i am at the office and i dont have the time for this chat. But i will write you my feedback later this day. Again i respect your opinion but i have more to say. You can find my opinion as a diffrent perception of capitalism. This is because capitalism is promoted as a brand around the world but the rulles are aplied diffrent. I am interested in this discution and if you want we can chat on YM or by e-mail.
Don't get me wrong< I do see problems with a system based on the low points of humanity. I just think realisticlally we have to look at how much worse other "isms" are for the people and places involved. It is up to you to decide. Your rights are sacred too. Your opinion counts for something and that is good.
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