I find it really strange that so many people view the credit crunch and recession as a curse. Personally I consider them a groove sensation! Over-consumption stinks up the planet and wreaks ecological havoc. We don’t need more plastic junk, and we should let the car industry go out of business: replacing it with free, fast and frequent public transport. Likewise, many people perform boring and meaningless jobs. Admittedly it is tough being without work in a capitalist society because even basic necessities like housing and food are treated as commodities from which the bourgeoisie can turn a profit. But there is nothing noble about work, no dignity in alienated labour, and we need less not more of it. So let’s start talking up the current crisis of capitalism as something that is making the world a better place whether the rich like this or not. One of our provisional demands must be for progressive unemployment; where those who don’t want to work are paid a decent amount of wedge not to work! Although ultimately money must be abolished, paying for progressive unemployment in the short term is no problem – we can start by expropriating the bankers and then move on to the rest of the bosses. There is no reason why we should pay for their crisis!
And while you’re at it don’t forget to check – www.stewarthomesociety.org – you know it makes (no) sense!