If you can name a system that is better than capitalism AND EXISTS, I will congratulate you.
Please explain your answer.
why: workers manage their own work and democratically control industry, people democratically decide how the products of their collective labor are distributed amongst society, prohibits people from living off of society’s wealth without contributing to create that wealth
existed: Spain 1936-39 and Ukraine 1921-23. it’s worth noting, though, that anarchosyndicalists established the first labor unions in many countries including china, japan, chile, and like a dozen others
and i mean the criterion that it has to exist is pretty unfair, seeing as how any time people try to abolish or even meaningfully alter capitalism, the capitalists of every nation rally together to destroy opposition to capitalism
If you want examples of this, see:
- The tsarist White Army being funded by Britain, Japan, America, Greece, France, and Czechoslovakia as it tried to destroy the Russian workers’ movements
- US intervention in Korea 1950-53
- US intervention in Puerto Rico 1950
- US intervention in Guatemala 1954
- US intervention in Cuba 1955
- US intervention in the Dominican Republic 1963
- US intervention in Panama 1964
- US intervention in Brazil 1964
- US intervention in Vietnam 1964-75
- US intervention in Uruguay 1976
- US intervention in Argentina 1976
- US intervention in El Salvador 1980
- US intervention in Nicaragua 1981
- US intervention in Colombia 1999
- US intervention in Venezuela 2002
- US intervention in Honduras 2009
- US intervention in Colombia (again) 2009
aside from the fact that this list only contains actions by the us (every capitalist government conducts operations serving the interests of capital), to be clear, most of these weren’t even direct challenges to capitalism, they were attempts to reform it. so you can’t be like “lol well it doesn’t exist so nobody wants it” when literally like, whenever people try to create a non-capitalist society the arsenals of every capitalist state in the world are brought out against them.
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the Triplets of Belleville is about an elderly woman searching for her son who was kidnapped in the middle of a Tour de France race. It’s largely free of dialogue, but the sound effects and such are wonderful. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature—it lost to Finding Nemo.
A Cat in Paris is about a young girl and her cat who discover mysteries in the course of one night. It was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Rango.
Persepolis is based on an autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi about her early life in Iran. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Ratatouille.
the Illusionist is about an aging magician and an imaginative young girl who form a father/daughter relationship. It was also nominated for a Best Animation Oscar, but lost to Toy Story 3.
The Rabbi’s Cat is a story about a cat who swallows a parrot and gains the ability to speak like a human. It is set in 1920’s Algeria.
Ernest & Celestine is the adorable story about a big bear and a little mouse who forge an unlikely friendship. It was also nominated for an Oscar in Best Animated Picture, but lost to Frozen.
Kirikou and the Sorceress is a story inspired by West African folklore that tells the story of Kirikou, a boy who was born with the ability to walk and talk, who saves his people from an evil witch. The film was popular enough to spawn sequels and a stage adaptation.
A Monster in Paris is a 3D animated musical film that is reaaaaalllly loosely based on the Phantom of the Opera. It’s set in 1910 and is about, surprisingly, a monster that lives in Paris, and his love for a young singer.
The King and the Mockingbird is an 80’s film about a cruel king titled Charles V + III = VIII + VIII = XVI, who is obsessed with a young shepherdess, and whose attempts to capture the young girl are thwarted by a mockingbird whose wife the King had previously killed.
Those are probably the most famous of the feature length animated films.
But the animated short films are just as glorious. Here’s a compilation of a bunch of short films and I can link you to others as well.
Sorry for the long answer but I just really love French animation.
To the man standing on the corner holding a sign that said “God hates gays,” I bet your God would have made Eve without a mouth and taught her how to spread her legs like a magazine that she will never ever ever be pretty enough to be in.
Sooner or later, you will realize that you are praying to your own shadow. That you are standing in front of mirrors and worshipping your own reflection.
Your God stole my God’s identity and I bet he’s been buying pieces of Heaven on eBay. The next time you bend your knees, the next time you bow your head, I want you to tell your God… that my God is looking for him.