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The World Beyond Capitalism -- a poem

Posted 9 years ago on June 8, 2013, 12:24 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: capitalism, communism

A playful place, a place of fun, a dancing world of bright colors, a world in which we bubble and overflow into one another and beyond.

A world without hard lines - a world in which identities exist only to be transcended. A world in which the basis of human existence is not identity, but the mutual recognition of our dignities.

Not 'I am', 'you are' — but I-you-we do-create-become. A different form of organization, a different form of coming together. The mutual recognition of humans, and also, in a different way, the mutual recognition of human and non-human forms of life.

Nonsense, of course, were it not for the fact that it already exists – as potential, as rebellion, as the force of the 'not yet' in the present.

To find the world that could exist after capitalism, we must look to the anti-worlds already being created in countless struggles against capitalism – countless cracks in the texture of capitalist domination.

A world beyond capitalism can only be a distillation of the dreams dreamt against oppressions – A redemption of the longings of all who have struggled for a better world.

Look then, to the experimental anti-worlds being created in the struggles against capitalism, to the assemblies that characterized the Occupy movement, and its rejection of representative "democracy".

To the protests against guns and violence and war, to the movements not just against male domination, but for the overcoming of all classifications of people by sex and sexuality.

To the millions who fight against the destruction of the Earth by developing a different conviviality with non-human forms of life.

To the constant push for living in a time liberated from the clock, in the space freed from the measuring rant. To the constant drive inseparable from our humanity to determine our own doing.

In the cracks, in the refusals and creations in the anti-worlds of daily struggles. That is where the urgently necessary world beyond capitalism is to be found.



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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 9 years ago

interesting (1) 40 minutes ago

Perhaps not dead, but on a life support unit. There are still some General Assemblies which are active, but they average 5 to 30 members and have mostly stopped publishing GA minutes. Basically, the hardcore folks of Occupy. Hardly what GA meant at the start of Occupy. I personally don't really count these. I could get a few friends together and hold an Occupy General assembly in my city, with like 10 people. Not sure what that would mean. Is is really direct democracy for the people, or some kind of private meeting between friends?

More here from the Occupy General Assembly Research Project:


[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 9 years ago

the government is being tapped by private interest to sell service to companies with profit motive

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 9 years ago

Clarification; #ows is not "anti-world".




[-] -1 points by HCabret (-327) 9 years ago

What do you suggest as an alternative to capitalism?

[-] 2 points by AnonProudhon (2) 9 years ago

Libertarian Socialism

[-] -1 points by HCabret (-327) 9 years ago

Yah, that aint going to happen.

Collectivism fails because it prohibits creative individual thought and promotes solidarity and groupthink.

[-] 1 points by AnonProudhon (2) 9 years ago

Your argument fails because collectivism isn't a requisite of Libertarian Socialism.

[-] 0 points by HCabret (-327) 9 years ago

No collectivism is a result of libertarian socialism.



[-] 1 points by aramiska (19) 9 years ago


[-] 0 points by 51coin (3) 9 years ago

Anarchist communism or Wikism who's time is coming.

Anarchist communism is a theory of anarchism which advocates the abolition of the state, capitalism, wages and private property (while retaining respect for personal property), and in favor of common ownership of the means of production, direct democracy, and a horizontal network of voluntary associations and workers' councils with production and consumption based on the guiding principle: "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need"


Human progress "wheel and power"

Primitive times, no wheels, everyone help themselves. Hunting era canoe round, slaveholders use of manpower. Wheel horse farming era, the feudal king harness horsepower. Industrial era automobile wheel, the capitalists control oil power. Information age, the mouse wheel, wikis share power.

Some organizations such as online commons (such as Wikipedia, the Wikimedia Commons), wikis and Indymedia are held up as examples of functioning anarcho-communistic organizations.


人类进步的《轮和力》 原始时代无车轮,人人自食其力。 狩猎时代独木轮,奴隶主利用人力。 农耕时代马车轮,封建王驾驭马力。 工业时代汽车轮,资本家掌控动力。 信息时代鼠标轮,维基人共享权力。

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 9 years ago


Total power-wiki community

The original era of the wheel and force of human progress without wheels, all on my own. Hunt one tree turn of an era, slaves with human. The impergium wagon wheel, feudal Kings harnessing horsepower. Wheel of the industrial age, the capitalists control power. The mouse wheel in the information age, Wikipedians sharing power.

[-] 0 points by 51coin (3) 9 years ago

I am gibberish who ARE Taoism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taoism

[-] -3 points by timtim1 (-3) 9 years ago

A Chinese user comes here, writes his message in Chinese, then makes an effort to use Google translator to also post it in English, and you attack him calling his message giberish. Wow! Just wow!

Occupy is about bringing people together buddy! It won't happen if you attack everyone you disagree with or decide you don't like. You're like the opposite of the 99%. Mr. Mob Attack.

51coin, if you're reading this, thank you for writing your message. It's nice to have users from other parts of the world. Not all of us our bigots, so don't be discouraged by attacks from shooz. He attacks almost every new user.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 9 years ago

If you don't think it's gibberish?

Then explain it.

PS I used Bing translator.

Or are you Mr. Puppet?

In which case I will expect a continued attempt at insult.


[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 9 years ago

I'd send it to China for translation, but my daughter is sleeping.

Curiously, his name is French.

[-] 0 points by HCabret (-327) 9 years ago

the problem is that a majority of people are against the abolition of capitalism, the state, wages, and private property.

I personally am against communalism, collectivism, solidarity, groupthink, ect.

People should Think for themselves first and others second.

Communism has will continue to fail as long it chooses to put the group before the individual and money before basic human dignity.


[-] 0 points by 51coin (3) 9 years ago

Do you use wikipedia? Why?

[-] 0 points by HCabret (-327) 9 years ago



[-] -1 points by AnonProudhon (2) 9 years ago

堆堆堆 ~~ 這wikism是莊子的道樞 「物無非彼,物無非是。自彼則不見,自知則知之。故曰:彼出於是,是亦因彼。彼是,方生之說也。雖然,方生方死,方死方生;方可方不可,方不可方可;因是因非,因非因是。是以聖人不由,而照之于天,亦因是也。是亦彼也,彼亦是也。彼亦一是非,此亦一是非。果且有彼是乎哉?果且無彼是乎哉?彼是莫得其偶,謂之道樞。樞始得其環中,以應無窮。是亦一無窮,非亦一無窮也。故曰「莫若以明」。」

[-] 1 points by 51coin (3) 9 years ago


[-] -1 points by HCabret (-327) 9 years ago

how did this get a stinkle?

the sad state of affairs which permiate this country reach into the depths of even the most extreme people.