This is a common misconception about communism, and one deliberately promoted by capitalist ideology.
Communism is not about taking away individual’s personal property like blankets. It is about socializing the means of production and distribution for the good of society.
Through socialized labor, the workers of the world collectively create society’s wealth. The benefits should be shared by all, rather than hoarded as profits by a small class of capitalist bosses.
This would resolve the problem (to follow your example) of some people having blankets, others having more blankets than they need, while others have none.
Calling it a common misconception is an understatement - historically it’s one of the greatest lies ever told. It’s really fucked up that western propaganda has convinced people that an immensely popular ideology would advocate for something as absurd and useless as literally having to share all of your personal belongings with everyone. Who the fuck would actually support that?
Communism proposes *personal property* instead of private property. In few words, it basically states that all goods being actively used by me are mine, but if I ever stop making use of them, they could be taken by another person. This should primarily be applied for land: any plot of land not being used can be used by those in need of it, because nobody has the rift to enforce property over land which is not being used, as for that to happen it would be needed some use of violence to stop people walking into the land (i.e. walls, armed guards, etc.). Personal property could be exemplified by a beach house that maybe someone currently is not using, so if someone ever needs shelter, she/he could count on that. My bike, in the other hand, was used by me yesterday, and it’s clear I use it constantly, so it could not be taken by other person.
I’m anti-porn, but when anti-porn activists work with religious groups I get super insulted. Religion has caused me way more damage than porn. Porn is awful, but it doesn’t ruin your family relationships at least not in the same way that being gay or an open atheist does. You can choose not to watch it and choose not to date people who use it. You can’t choose your family’s religion or the predominant religion in your community. Anti-porn activists who acknowledge right-wing Christian groups in any way are a huge slap in the face to the gay/lesbian community. You are fueling the fire that keeps us down. Straight people….
Relationship stats are interesting but FUCK this religious nonsense. I consider organized religion (especially Abrahamic ones) and pornography to be equally oppressive to women. Religion more so because it regulates women in a way that sexist materials do not. Religion also contributes to a culture of sexual shame where repressed people turn to sexist pornography. You can choose to not watch porn but leaving a religious family or culture can devastate someone.
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Hmm idk tho because I see people say that sort of thing all the time.
"Strong female characters can be feminine!!!"
Every strong female character we see is feminine but people still feel the need to say this.
If you actually gave a damn about the fact that men are dangerous enough to threaten YOUR wife, YOUR daughter, YOUR sister you should be working to slowly but surely make the world a better place for HER. You should be supporting rape crisis centers. You should be out in the community educating young men on consent and the harms of objectification.I know that you can’t do everything, but good god do something.
Turtle Beach III by thomasconrad A Honu (as the Hawaians call green sea turtles) relaxing in the shallows.
Its disgusting, really. The idea that I have to watch my actions/words because someone can’t fucking control themselves. How can I be “not a cold man-hating bitch” yet completely impersonal at the same time? Its contradictory.
What I want to know is why more men are not embarrassed by all of this. I mean, how could you not be embarrassed by the fact that women have to step around you so cautiously? Not being able to be treated as an equal friend because you might take advantage of it?
I also just want to platonically hug a female friend.
Ugh, these four men that work at the restaurants outside of my hotel have been harassing me for days. At first it was just “hey baby go out with me” “why won’t you go out with me” “let me *help* you find place X” “you look lonely let’s talk” but one grabbed my shoulder tonight after I kept telling him to leave me alone. It was really late and I just need a good cry and I drink and I can’t get either because of these fuckers. I’m just sitting in my room all jittery.
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project has had their video of Laverne Cox speaking for the rights of child rapists and murderers removed from my youtube account.
I had hosted it there after SRLP removed it from youtube to hide their disgusting rape mongering…
I’m never walking my black ass into Walmart, I hate them anyway.
Soviet anti-American poster during Cold War (1969)
Text: “Equality - American Way”