anticapitalists

im going to illegally sneak into banks e. cheese or whatever it’s called because trespassing would an anticapitalist act and so banksy wont be able to throw my ass out w/o compromising his aesthetic.

Today's Anti-Capitalists Ignore the Fundamental Problems of Socialism

Today’s Anti-Capitalists Ignore the Fundamental Problems of Socialism

Jonathan Newman writes: Anti-market and pro-socialist rhetoric is surging in headlines (see also here, here, and here) and popping up more and more on social media feeds. Much of the time, these opponents of markets can’t tell the difference between state-sponsored organizations like the International Monetary Fund and actual markets. But, that doesn’t matter because the articles and memes are…

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Message to “Anticapitalist” Vandals in Portland

I hate it when people think they're being deep but really just require a PUNCH IN THE FACE.

I don’t, just to clarify, mean all the emotional things everyone will say from time to time. I just mean when people say they’re buddhists or vegetarians or cite religious texts and try and bring an extra level of moral fibre into their life just to impress people.

And I don’t know why. Fuck them all. Stop making me question the purity of my hatred.

While we’re on the subject of hatred, I hate

-Capitalists

-Anti Capitalists

-Ethnic Minorities

-Ethnic Majorities

-People who like sports

-People who don’t

-Overzealous folk

-Passive folk

-Atheists

-Theists

-Agnostics

-Happy people

-Depressed people

-Over emotional people

-Stone hearted bastards

-Arrogants 

-Modests

etc. I tend to hate everyone until I meet them. Then I decide whether I like them or not. It would be silly to decide any earlier.

The Signs as reactionary liberals

Aries: Calls all criticism “shaming,” can’t be bothered to support anything besides freebleeding and free the nipple

Taurus: “I think there should be a mix between capitalism and socialism”

Gemini: Uses the word “bihet” and proudly guards their explicitly lesbian memes

Cancer: “Blue lives matter”

Leo: Buys every product with a rainbow logo on it

Virgo: “I like gays just don’t shove them in my face”

Libra: Thinks classISM is a problem but not class itself

Scorpio: Ignores all kinds of inequality except the Class Struggle

Sagittarius: Supports hate blogs because of “free speech”

Capricorn: Uses misogynistic and ableist slurs and thinks all poor white people are bad just because some of them are conservative

Aquarius: Anticapitalist, but only because they believe some weird and probably racist conspiracy theory

Pisces: Doesn’t support minority rights until a white, rich, cishet male says something

Why the Rich Love Burning Man

Burning Man became a festival that rich libertarians love because it never had a radical critique at its core.

Burning Man 2014. Trey Ratcliffe

In principle the annual Burning Man festival sounds a bit like a socialist utopia: bring thousands of people to an empty desert to create an alternative society. Ban money and advertisements and make it a gift economy.

Encourage members to bring the necessary ingredients of this new world with them, according to their ability.Introduce “radical inclusion,” “radical self-expression,” and “decommodification” as tenets, and designate the alternative society as a free space, where sex and gender boundaries are fluid and meant to be transgressed.

These ideas — the essence of Burning Man — are certainly appealing.Yet capitalists also unironically love Burning Man, and to anyone who has followed the recent history of Burning Man, the idea that it is at all anticapitalist seems absurd: last year, a venture capitalist billionaire threw a $16,500-per-head party at the festival, his camp a hyper-exclusive affair replete with wristbands and models flown in to keep the guests company.Burning Man is earning a reputation as a “networking event” among Silicon Valley techies, and tech magazines now send reporters to cover it.

CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Larry Page of Alphabet are foaming fans, along with conservative anti-tax icon Grover Norquist and many writers of the libertarian (and Koch-funded) Reason magazine. Tesla CEO Elon Musk even went so far as to claim that Burning Man “is Silicon Valley.” Radical Self-Expression

The weeklong Burning Man festival takes place once a year over Labor Day weekend in a remote alkali flat in northwestern Nevada. Two hours north of Reno, the inhospitable Black Rock Desert seems a poor place to create a temporary sixty-thousand-person city — and yet that’s entirely the point. On the desert playa, an alien world is created and then dismantled within the span of a month. The festival culminates with the deliberate burning of a symbolic effigy, the titular “man,” a wooden sculpture around a hundred feet tall.

Burning Man grew from unpretentious origins: a group of artists and hippies came together to burn an effigy at Baker Beach in San Francisco, and in 1990 set out to have the same festival in a place where the cops wouldn’t hassle them about unlicensed pyrotechnics. The search led them to the Black Rock Desert.Burning Man is very much a descendent of the counterculture San Francisco of yesteryear, and possesses the same sort of libertine, nudity-positive spirit.

Some of the early organizers of the festival professed particular admiration for the Situationists, the group of French leftists whose manifestos and graffitied slogans like “Never Work” became icons of the May 1968 upsurge in France.Though the Situationists were always a bit ideologically opaque, one of their core beliefs was that cities had become oppressive slabs of consumption and labor, and needed to be reimagined as places of play and revolt. Hence, much of their art involved cutting up and reassembling maps, and consuming intoxicants while wandering about in Paris.

You can feel traces of the Situationists when walking through Black Rock City, Burning Man’s ephemeral village. Though Black Rock City resembles a city in some sense, with a circular dirt street grid oriented around the “man” sculpture, in another sense it is completely surreal: people walk half-naked in furs and glitter, art cars shaped like ships or dragons pump house music as they purr down the street.Like a real city, Burning Man has bars, restaurants, clubs, and theaters, but they are all brought by participants because everyone is required to “bring something”:

The people who attend Burning Man are no mere “attendees,” but rather active participants in every sense of the word: they create the city, the interaction, the art, the performance and ultimLibertarianism,Situationists,ately the “experience.” Participation is at the very core of Burning Man.Participation sounds egalitarian, but it leads to some interesting contradictions……

Continued:- https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/08/burning-man-one-percent-silicon-valley-tech/


BANKSY IS A HACK WHO TURNED STREET ART (AN ARTFORM SPECIFICALLY CREATED BY AND FOR POOR ARTISTS) INTO A MASSIVE GLOBAL MONEYGRUBBING ENTERPRISE 

THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT A MAN WHO WAS ONCE FAMOUS FOR VAGUELY SPECIAL GRAFFITI IS NOW SOMEHOW LOADING THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS INO A BIZARRO WORLD DISNEYLAND AND SOMEHOW CLAIMING THIS IS A SUBVERSIVE ANTICAPITALIST WHO THE FUCK KNOWS

STOP SENDING ME ASKS ABOUT BANKSY

this is like. this is just one page that happened to be grouped together conveniently with only one ridiculous deez nuts and waka related question in the middle but. this was not what i was expecting to wake up to. i was expecting to wake up to a headache and rolling over to text my partner and play love live and maybe cry and instead i had 33k+ notes and a whole bunch of mostly incredibly ridiculous asks

how is it that no one gives a shit about anything i say or do until suddenly i have a popular post outta nowhere and it like. explodes like this or accidentally starts a meme and a literary genre. 

and i swear to g-d if i see one person add “and now the weather” to that post i will personally hunt you down and wrap your arms to your body with cellophane so you cant move them to type that ever again