global capitalism and exploitation of cheap labor

‘Developing’ countries are still 'developing’ because they are exploited by multinational corporations from rich 'developed’ countries.

Globalized capitalism paints a gruesome picture of the appalling, deadly practices these corporations engage in to use cheap labor and suppress any opposition through force.

The outsourcing of jobs from developed countries occurred when workers won their rights: protection from unsafe working conditions and products, a guaranteed wage, abolition of child labor, et cetera.

The fact that multinational corporations outsourced jobs to vulnerable developing countries where they can neglect basic human rights proves that capitalism is built on the backs of the poor, who suffer and starve despite resources being abundant.

Neoliberalism has identified exploited countries as 'developing’ to shift the blame and promote a disastrous agenda.

Arguments defending this exploitation usually are along the lines of “well, you can’t expect corporations to protect these people, it’s always the government who is at fault”. Those arguments prove that neoliberals have succeeded in their agenda.

Globalization, under capitalism, has not created a world government, but rather a connection between the ruling class worldwide, allowing for legal agreements that promote their interests above all.

Capitalism kills millions, regularly. Globalization has not only made that easier, it has legalized and normalized it.

anonymous asked:

If you care so much about animals and their suffering, and are comparing them to genocide and slavery, then what is your opinion on the unavoidable agricultural slavery that occurs in the West (usa & europe) where immigrants are used for cheap labour in inhumane conditions? Or the exploitative nature of global commerce where, example, peruvians work below the poverty line to grow quinoa while it's sold almost exclusively to the west as health food?

This argument would be hilariously absurd if it weren’t so infuriating.

First, the “unavoidable agricultural slavery” to which you refer is a consequence of the fundamental immorality of global capitalism, which I have criticized fiercely on this blog and elsewhere.

Second, exploitatively inhumane working conditions for exploitatively underpaid laborers is hugely common in slaughterhouses and meatpacking operations. Which, of course, is just another reason that eating animal products is immoral.

But third, and most importantly of all, pointing out one instance of systemic violence is not the same as condoning all other instances of systemic violence. It seems silly to have to say that, but the question you’ve sent me implies that my view that non-human animals are not morally inferior to humans prevents me from being critical of global capitalism.

If humans and animals are morally equal, then the “unavoidable” agricultural slavery is yet another instance of systemic violence for us to combat, not a trump card to show that animals don’t really have it all that bad.