Classism

There are a great many narratives which are detrimental to the American workers, but perhaps the most detrimental is the story of the lazy poor person. It is a course a fallacy. Most of the people in the United States who are poor, work. But then you tell them that, and they’ll begin to make of fun of people in “Menial jobs”. “Oh they didn’t work hard enough, so they are poor now.” How lazy are they when they spend hours preparing. The food you eat while earning much less than you do. It ignores the facts, every job is necessary, someone has to make the hamburgers. But everyone does not have to be poor. Someone takes all he money those workers make, that is why they are poor. If the workers owned their corporation, everyone would be payed a living wage.

Polls

I am interested to see people responses tothese questions, some of my ideas may be more popular then previously thought.

Workers-Collectives; the future of socialism

The best hope for socialism in the United States of America. Why? Because it is a non-violent form of revolution that will allow the workers to seize the means of production. What would seizing the means of productions for the worker? Well it would at the very least mean that you as the worker would own the corporation and be responbile for all decisons made. In my model, all workers would equally share in the profits of this corporation, however, this is more of a base rate. It would be established in each factory what the average number of units produced or some other measurement. If a worker produced more than this then they would receive more than the the base rate. A worker who produce less then the average would receive less than the base rate. Thus workers who are more productive will earn more money. The ideal in this system would have no ” management”. However, some upper level staff may exist, but they would still be required to produce some good, or provide some service, and would only be payed marginally more than other workers. This a small taste of what socialism can be for working Americans, and workers of the world.

Miranda and Lauren are my best friends.

I often get into many arguments about socialism with Lauren, but we alsways manage to stay friends. I think being amiable is one of the most important things in any argument. Unless the opposite side of the argument acts in bad faith.

Socialism in America

Now despite the fact that most people in Amereica assume that Socialism entails some form of state capitalism, but state capitalism and socialism are two antithetical items. This is why, socialism first and foremost demands that they the workers and\or the people own the mean of production. The reasoning for this is that the power should not be concentrated In the hands of the elite, but in the people. To this end the workers and the people should benefit from their efforts, not a priviliged few who own the means of production.

State capitalism re-creates the dynamics of capitalism, the names are only changed. The elite in state capitalism are factory managers and government officials. The workers are allowed to receive the full product of their labor, it instead goes to the state.

As a socialist I advocate the end of capitalism in all its forms. State capitalism will be one of the easiest forms of capitalism to end since we have a representative form of government and nominally own these government corporations.

Therefore I propose that we demand that corporations such as the TVA and other such corporations be taken out of the hands of government, and be given to the workers and the people to manage.

Please ask for specifics, I’m happy to explain myself.

Preface

There are so many things floating about the web about socialism, but most of them are misinformed, or some form of right-wing propaganda. That’s why I’m here, to dispel the myths, to show the American public, that socialism is not Russia, or China, it can be in America, and it truly liberate the people