April 11th, 2005


rant number two--on the free market

rant number two was going to take of from something that zyrc did not write or rather something she wrote and then deleted, curse her. it was going to have something to do with her observation that free market capitalism can't drop wholesale onto cultures who are not already oriented towards the puritan work ethic, and it was going to have something to do with the arrogance of free market capitalism taking itself for the only legitimate form of democracy when it could prove very interesting indeed to amalgamate some kind of non-totalitarian form of government with a non-work-ethically minded economy.

the imagination boggles at such as I suppose if you are an American only some impossible monster could come from something like that. but if one were to vote in a way of life that was not profit driven nor exploitative? what then?

I'm not an economist so I can't begin to argue anything further so that is why rant number two was going to be about this but can't be as I am all about subverting the acquisitiveness of the subject on an intellectual, philosophical and ideological level. this would have its economic consequences which, although I cannot articulate them myself, I would really really like to gain some conception of. because when I read Susie Bright's eulogy of Dworkin the hair on my arms stands up for this also:

“Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation and destroy the male sex.”

over the top, but man. imagine that.