• @[email protected]
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    96 months ago

    how people fail to grasp the meaning of this expression, beautiful in its simplicity, still amuses me to this day.

    • PorkRoll
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      176 months ago

      Because capitalists have had an effective propaganda campaign to make them think “made in the USA” is good. It don’t mean shit. We need the union label back.

      • @[email protected]
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        56 months ago

        if rules are in the way of profit it is not profit that is going to lose. this was, is and will always be the core problem of capitalism. it is profitable to break the rules.

        • @[email protected]
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          26 months ago

          Or more to the point, the people in charge of making and enforcing the rules ensure that the rules are either not enforced at all, or that the penalty for breaking them is small enough to be seen as just a cost of doing business.

          My shorthand definition of capitalism is when everything is for sale, and that includes laws.

    • @MotoAsh
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      It’s just people failing the basics of logic. A positive expression for something is NOT a hit against things that naturally oppose it. On the other side, a condemnation of something is NOT an endorsement of the opposite. People make that basic “team sports” failure all the time, and even if people get past that, a lot still confuse nuances. Saying an aspect of something is good is NOT a natural endorsement of the whole thing, and same with negatives. Stating a negative is not hating on the whole thing.

      For those who dislike capitalism: Being pro something (like capitalism) is NOT an automatic endorsement of the consequences. Some people truly have not thought through them, or do not have the capacity to think through something as twisted as capitalism.

      For those who like capitalism: The mere ability to point at positives does NOT mean the negatives are suddenly invalid or that people are suddenly not exploited to hell.

      Yet I constantly run in to people who hold these nonsensical views. Pure failures of logic.

      • @[email protected]
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        26 months ago

        we applied a system, in which breaking the rules means winning, to the globe. most people are asleep, dreaming of coca cola and luis vitton. others are wide awake, profiting from the system or fighting it in any way they can. people better start wake the fuck up, we are running out of time and no matter what billionaires tell you there is no planet b.

        • @MotoAsh
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          16 months ago

          Yes, I agree. Who is making that conflation here?