Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

A piece of tergid prose: Capitalism is Feudalism

Just as 'humanism' is Christianity with all its hypocrisy but without its razmatazz, virgin birth, vulgar miracles and gew-gaws, so capitalism is a 'refined' (as in sugar) form of feudalism - with the important difference that place, social position, birth have partly yielded to an aspirational, utilitarian, quasidivinely-established criterion of merit.

Villeins have simply become employees, with much better working conditions, but still in fief to superiors, with very little opportunity for avoiding their globally- (if not divinely-) established prerogatives.

Mass-employment and the employment-imperative are the reduction of the villein to the wage-slave - or worse, to the unemployed - a situation well-understood by those who rule recently-feudal and now-capitalist China.

And technology always further impoverishes the poorest, and further handicaps the most disadvantaged in relation to even the modestly rich.

1 comment:

Wofl said...

'So what ?' most people will say...
Indeed.