I just realized I missed posting on International Workers’ Day!
It was May 1st. So I decided to offer my belated mandatory civic participation. Here, have some haiku. And memes.
Our jumpsuits have big
pockets, but we have nothing
to keep inside them.
The dog park's empty.
No one to play with these days.
So, what's for dinner?
hasn't been tried, but Mao says
we are getting close!
This button seizes the memes of production.
Well, we’ve run out of
other people’s money and
it’s time to eat grass.
Millions have perished,
but it's a small price to pay.
It will work this time.
That mound of corpses?
That's not real socialism!
Pay for my college.
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The irony of International Workers' Day is that both it and the labor movement that spawned it perpetuate the selfsame artificial class distinctions within society that socialists pretend to oppose.
Both Adam Smith and Karl Marx offered up a rebuke of mercantilist economic and social ideas. The difference is Karl Marx then decided the solution was to just double down on the imbalances and injustices in the name of the "proletariat."
Anyone who truly celebrates and values the individual laborer must of necessity be a free market capitalist. Socialism, like its mercantilist ancestor, is a philosophy of exploitation and confiscation.