Ekim 2, 2022
şuradan Gayrneşriyatı
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Humans are now incarcerated in a high-tech capitalist society. We persist in living here under the system because we embrace the fallacious notion that it is the only way to live in the modern world. It is untrue. What we are, at least still, capable of doing is catching glimpses of another way of life that we are now resuming. The Technological-Capitalist System has built-in exploitation and hostility toward people and the environment, which has led to a generalized alienation from nature and our natural surroundings. As a result, we are unable to maintain deep connections with anybody or anything in our immediate environment, including plants, animals, and even our own bodies. The technological-capitalist society is that in which the means of production and distribution are managed by private capitalist entities. This system is based on the continuous production of raw materials for sale with profit. The system encourages technological growth to power fuel production, creating a cycle of greater consumption and a greater production cycle. This growth is guided by the need to keep the shareholders, and their margins of healthy profit satisfied. The system is based on the control of people by other people, in which employees are controlled by the need to sell their work for survival. Capitalists control the means of production (factories, machines, resources, etc.) and the workers who manage them. This is a hierarchical and authoritarian system that is responsible for the continued exploitation of man and nature. It is also the system that gave rise to the technological-capitalist culture we live in today. Humanity’s relationship with nature is based on the principle of domination — this is the source of capitalist alienation from nature. We have attempted to control and subjugate the natural world so that we can use it to maximise our own wealth and power. This relationship with nature has evolved over time, as each new technological advance brought with it new challenges and new ways to subjugate the earth. The Industrial Revolution and the growth of technological capitalism were the most drastic changes to our relationship with nature. The exploitation of workers and the environment have become intertwined. Capitalism has created a need for endless growth, with nature being exploited to feed the system. Technological-capitalist societies have created a distinct relationship between labour and humans. Labour is now divorced from skill, knowledge, joy or appreciation. It is instead a series of repetitive, monotonous and mechanical tasks that humans perform. The work is often dangerous and/or unhealthy, with workers often unable to perform their jobs as they would like due to the strict control of capitalist bosses. This separation between humans and their work has created a false sense of identity where workers believe they are their work and nothing else. This happens because a person’s identity is directly related to the type of work they do. There is little opportunity to excel at work because the bosses want the workers to be average, so they can be easily replaced by someone else if they quit or get fired. Capitalism has created an underlying sense of alienation from nature in technological-capitalist societies. Even though we are physically surrounded by nature, we are unable to feel any meaningful connection with it. We may be surrounded by trees and grass, but we feel no connection with them. Similarly, we may be able to see the sun, but we are unable to feel its warmth or appreciate its life-giving properties. This alienation from nature is a symptom of the larger trend of human alienation from the self. Humans are physically and biologically connected to the natural world. It is our home, but we are unable to appreciate this connection. Instead, we feel empty and lost, unable to find ourselves or have any meaningful connections with other people. This is due to the rise of technological-capitalist society, which has created a culture of alienation from the self. The rise of technological capitalism has seen the loss of meaning in our culture. We have become emotionally disconnected from the things we consume and the people around us. Excessive amounts of money spent on unimportant objects, meaningless luxury items and excessive consumption in general are signs of a society that has lost all meaning in life. The wealthy and powerful have become so obsessed with excess that they have forgotten what it is like to be normal and fallible humans. We are unable to experience joy and connection in our daily lives because we are constantly bombarded with meaningless, empty and often harmful distractions. There is an endless supply of meaningless information online available at the click of a button. Likewise, entertainment and news programmes have become carbon copies of each other, with little to no originality or creativity in the content. Technological-capitalist societies have become obsessed with the idea of freedom and choice. Freedom and choice are important human values that should not be ignored, but the capitalist system has turned them into commodities for purchase. You can be free to do anything you want, as long as it does not inconvenience those who have more power than you. This is not true freedom. You are given the choice to do whatever you like, as long as it does not go against the values of the TCS culture. The freedom and choice in the modern world comes with a price: You must conform to the system and its values. If you do not, then you will be shunned from society. The freedom and choice in technological-capitalist societies are the freedom and choice to be an empty and alienated person, who struggles to find meaning in life. Technological-capitalist societies have become obsessed with these two concepts, to the point of ignoring other human values such as compassion and empathy. The technological-capitalist system has created a culture of isolation and alienation between humans. This is especially evident in urban areas, where people are literally separated from each other by tall buildings and concrete walls. The lack of physical interaction between humans has led to a growth in virtual interaction, such as internet interactions, social media and video games. This has created a culture where people prefer to interact with digital representations of other humans rather than real people, creating a void that can only be filled by more technological interaction. This system has created an artificial sense of self-worth, making people believe that they are what they own and what brands they follow online. People’s self-worth has become tied to their material possessions, as well as their technological and internet-based interactions, which are not real in any sense of the word. The technological-capitalist system is driven by the need for ever-increasing profits, which is bad for the planet and bad for people. This system is the result of a capitalist culture that has become addicted to the idea of growth and expansion. The only way to survive in such a system is to either conform to the values of the capitalist culture or be shunned from society. This system is inherently exploitative, aiming to squeeze as much profit out of people as possible. In order to do this, the system has to create an environment where people are in as much debt as possible to drive up their profit margins. The technological-capitalist system is not sustainable. It is based on an endless cycle of growth and expansion, which is impossible in a finite world. It is only a matter of time before it collapses under its own weight. Technological-capitalist society has created a culture of alienation from the self, nature and other people. The system is unsustainable and has created a false narrative of freedom and choice that benefits only the wealthy and powerful. We can only overcome this system by returning to our natural selves, as well as embracing our connection to the natural world. This can only be achieved by overthrowing the technological-capitalist system and embracing the rise of anarchism.




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