Posted 5 years ago on May 24, 2013, 11:55 a.m. EST by struggleforfreedom80
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Capitalism is the problem. Capitalism is undemocratic, immoral and unsustainable; it must eventually be abolished. But can this be achieved? This state-capitalist system we have today, has by now become well established in many parts of the world. Some would say that it would be an extremely hard, or maybe even impossible thing to do.
Well, there’s no doubt that the struggle for a free and democratic society will be hard and long, but overcoming capitalism is perfectly doable. If we look at history, we see that all sorts of well established systems and regimes have been abolished many times before. Time and time again, people have organized and eventually dismantled the undemocratic and authoritarian systems they were forced to live in. Whether it was slave societies, monarchies, Stalinist regimes, fascist regimes, they’ve all been dismantled many places thruout history.
And it can happen again – including with our current undemocratic system: Capitalism.
But how? How can we overcome this corporate-dominated system? What should the tactics and strategies be? I've shared some of my thoughts on what should be prioritized in the struggle for freedom here:
(If you have some thoughts on this topic, please share them in the comments below)
But what should we replace capitalism with? I think it’s pretty obvious. We should work to create a libertarian socialist society: A free and sustainable society based on solidarity, mutual aid, and workplace democracy. In other words, a real participatory democracy where people have a say in the things they’re a part of and affected by:
Capitalism can, and should be abolished; and we know what it should be replaced with.
Capitalism can be overcome!