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Founded: 12 Jun 2020
Workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains, and a world to gain!
Socialism without adjectives:
FAQ (idea by @PillowMoney)
- Am I a social democrat?
If you support reforming capitalism over abolishing it, such that the capitalist class retains ownership of the means of production, then you are a social democrat.
-What would be the incentive to work in socialism?
Proven again and again by studies, people like to work! Under socialism, the incentive to work would be labor vouchers (look them up to learn more) and under communism, the incentive to work would be just liking to work. You see, in communism, we aim to minimize the amount of work people have to do so that they can do work that they enjoy (one of Marx's conclusions from his discovery of alienation). We would do this during socialism as well, with the implementation of, for example, a four-day workday.
-Communism and/or communist countries k*lled 100/150/200/insert arbitrary number with no basis in fact here million people!
What is anyone's source for this lie? The most "credible" one, from which many anti-communists take inspiration, is the Black Book of Communism, but even its own editors repudiated the 100 million figure. In addition to this, socialism such as was practised in Mao's China and the USSR is not the only type of socialism.
-What is this green socialism/ green anarchism here?
Green politics is anti-capitalist. It believes in the holistic approach to the treatment of the environment, and believes that rapid economic growth will hurt it. Even without the menace of climate change, supporters of green politics would respect the environment over rapid industrialisation. Policies like the Green New Deal, which was dubbed 'Radical Environmental Socialism' are common around the green political sphere, and was actually based off policies of leaders like Theodore Roosevelt.
There are many variants of Green politics, such as green socialism, green anarchism, green feminism, and naturalism. Even though green politics are generally to the left, there are outliers like eco-fascism, which is still anti-capitalist, but wishes to replace capitalism with fascist economics (but have often been supported by capitalist states).