Posts Tagged ‘capitalism’

“As technology grows, the need for humans in the force will continually be diminished. This creates a serious clash that proves the falsity of the monetary-based labor system.” ~ from the movie Zeitgeist: Addendum.

And yet, the point of technology has always been to free us from labor. But free us to do what? In a monetary-based labor system, it frees us to starve. And yet, the enemy is not the machine, but the system that requires labor for money.

I had previously thought that the quote from 1 Timothy 6:10 (For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.) was simply a bit of religion hyperbole, but I see now that this is the case.

More from Zeitgeist: “In the United States, the most privatized, capitalist country on the planet, it should come as no surprise that it also has the largest prison population in the world [including prisons run for profit!], and growing every year. . . . as long as we have an economic system which prefers, and in fact creates, scarcity and depravation, crime will never go away.”