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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by oooo000, Feb 28, 2021.

  1. Gnome Chomsky Member

    The industry I work in is constantly in a state of reappraisal we're always looking at methods to improve our processes whether it's being greener, more productive or whatever, you get me on that.

    Why not spend the time saving the planet and working on a greener alternative instead of wasting time on R&D on robot technology where the ultimate goal is to have the robots literally work the world.
    It won't end well for us humans.
  2. oooo000 Member

    You're right in that it will not end well if those in control are primarily concerned with the extraction of profit. Post-work will not benefit society much unless the economy moves toward post-scarcity in tandem.

    If you truly enjoy the work you do, you'd do it without getting paid. Nothing wrong with that unless what you do is harmful to others. In a post-work world you'll be free to work as much as you desire. You just will not be forced to work in order to survive and thrive.

    Here, it sure is about saving the planet; it also is about saving everyone and everything on the planet from exploitation. And it's about shifting society from the dysfunctional factory it is now to a space where anyone, no matter what they do, will be able to live life the way they enjoy living it.
  3. Gnome Chomsky Member

    It's all a bit pie in the sky and I can't be arsed giving it any more consideration life's too short.
  4. oooo000 Member

    Implementing anything new sure is for the few who believe the effort is worthwhile. Here, the effort is not trying to convince anyone who will follow later, but sharing information with those among us who will lead.
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  6. oooo000 Member

    The refusal of work "is directed not to this or to that job, but to the larger system of economic cooperation that is designed to produce capital accumulation for the few and waged work that is supposed to support the rest of us." (https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/quit-job-anti-work-pandemic-b1951136.html)

    — Kathi Weeks, author of The Problem With Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries. (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12741441-the-problem-with-work)
  7. oooo000 Member

  8. oooo000 Member

    "The subreddit is antiwork, not reformwork. We're not liberals, a capitalist ideology. We're leftists, anti-capitalists, and we want to abolish all work.

    Reforming a broken system still gives a broken system.
    Unemployment, poverty, famine... They're all part of capitalism by design.

    We want to abolish work and capitalism. Not reform them. We're leftists.
    We're not liberals. We're anarchists, Marxists, Trotskists, all flavours of the left, and this is our subreddit. We've never been interested in capitalism and will never be.

    We're into crushing it, abolishing it. Liberalism is a capitalist ideology and we're not tolerating it. So if you're anywhere right of abolishing capitalism, Fuck off."

    https://www.reddit.com/r/antiwork/comments/qe0cv5/the_subreddit_is_antiwork_not_reformwork_were_not/

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