Commit 884a4ce5 authored by Miloslav Číž's avatar Miloslav Číž
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**But isn't this just communism?** Yes and no – not in the usual sense that equates communism to recent historical failures and atrocities of "communist" movements. However, this is a **far left** idea (definition of which will follow further) pursuing ideal communist society using an approach new in many ways, different by being **non-violent, peaceful, evolutionary, opposing rightism as well as leftist populism and false (pseudo) leftism (such as feminism, LGBT and Antifa)**, and revised based on recent history, observations of the late stage of capitalism, the state of modern technology and so on.
Our theory mainly merges existing ideas, old and modern (e.g. anarchism, non-violence, free culture, distributed systems), into a greater whole and tries to show and prove the result is **consistent** and valid. As it's been hinted, we aim to very slowly start replacing **competition** – the main but outdated drive behind the current society – with **collaboration**. We provide all the reasoning for why it is important and how we want to do it **without violence** and with as little harm as possible (considering no change can be achieved with zero harm).
Our theory mainly merges existing ideas, old and modern (e.g. anarchism, non-violence, free culture, distributed systems), into a greater whole and tries to show and prove the result is **consistent** and valid. As it's been hinted, we aim to very slowly start replacing **competition** – the main but now obsolete drive behind the current society – with **collaboration**. We provide all the reasoning for why it is important and how we want to do it **without violence** and with as little harm as possible (considering no change can be achieved with zero harm).
What concerns us about modern society is not that it has flaws or that it is still far away from our ideal, but that instead of trying to get closer to the ideal we are heading in a completely **opposite direction** by supporting and strengthening capitalism, business, nationalism, competition and so on. What we want to achieve is **not**, unlike with mainstream communism, a revolution and putting in place a new world order, but just **steering the direction of society in the right way**.
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## The Issues of Competition
Though our civilization likes to think of itself as advanced, it hasn't, since its departure from the jungle, still solved the very basic issue of **unconditionally guaranteeing food and shelter for everyone**, and it is dealing with countless **catastrophic issues** indicating the opposite of success: extreme **large scale poverty**^[POV] while eight richest people own as much wealth as the poorer half of the world,^[WDI] **wars and crime**, extreme **destruction of life environment**, **moral decline**, **surveillance and loss of privacy**, restriction of people's freedoms, aggressive advertisement, **declining mental health**^[MHD] and happiness of people, **financial crises**, **terrorist acts** such as mass shootings, **media control**, plutocracy (**loss of democracy**) and many others. And though people generally see these issues and acknowledge their threat and necessity to be solved, very few make the extra step – or perhaps are lead not to making it – of actually looking for the **root cause**, which is the only place where the cure can be effectively applied. Curing the symptoms is all the society is trying to do, even though it is clearly not enough and just creates more and more issues. If we keep asking ourselves *why* is this happening for long enough, we will always get to the underlaying cause – **capitalism**, and eventually simply **competition** and rightist thinking.
Though our civilization likes to think of itself as advanced, it hasn't, since its departure from the jungle, still solved the very basic issue of **unconditionally guaranteeing food and shelter for everyone**, and it is dealing with countless **catastrophic issues** that hint on the opposite of success: extreme **large scale poverty**^[POV] while eight richest people own as much wealth as the poorer half of the world,^[WDI] **wars and crime**, extreme **destruction of life environment**, **moral decline**, **surveillance and loss of privacy**, restriction of people's freedoms, aggressive advertisement, **declining mental health**^[MHD] and happiness of people, **financial crises**, **terrorist acts** such as mass shootings, **media control**, plutocracy (**loss of democracy**) and many others. And though people generally see these issues and acknowledge their threat and necessity to be solved, very few make the extra step – or perhaps are lead not to making it – of actually looking for the **root cause**, which is the only place where the cure can be effectively applied. Curing the symptoms is all the society is trying to do, even though it is clearly not enough and just creates more and more issues. If we keep asking ourselves *why* is this happening for long enough, we will always get to the underlaying cause – **capitalism**, and eventually simply **competition** and rightist thinking.
We will talk about **capitalism** and **competition** a lot – these two terms are not equivalent, but from our point of view and in the context of the analyzed issues we can use these mostly interchangeably. We see **competition** as the ultimate root cause of the presented issues, but since **capitalism** (a system based on competition) is absolutely prevalent nowadays, very well observable and widely familiar to most people, and it is at the same time the greatest manifestation of the presented issues of competition, we will sometimes use the word *capitalism* as meaning a *society based on competition*. Capitalism cannot exist without competition and (as we will try to show) society based on competition will lead to capitalism as we know it today (hence capitalism cannot be *fixed*, as the only fix means getting rid of competition, which immediately gets rid of capitalism). Capitalism may also be seen by some as only an economic system, but when it is spread so widely as it is today, it inevitably permeates other aspects of society, such as culture, art, politics and the mentality of people.
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