>>9065>I think it's pretty retarded to only think of your immediate class interests.
Well that's what I did when I joined a union. Capitalism is a zero-sum game. Wealth won't "trickle down." not unless I win the lottery and I don't have a ticket
, I'll be working until I drop.
Robert Ringer, follower of Ayn Rand, said it himself :hard work alone won't get you anywhere. He said his uncle worked hard as street sweeper all his life, and had nothing to show at end of his life except the clean streets.
I wasn't trying to suggest to the OP that they become an cynical bastard and support capitalism knowing how bad it is; only that it's not in their interest to do so, not unless they are a full-time landlord, or a capitalist (i.e.they live off investment income. ) It's been a principle of rhetoric since Aristotle that you convince people of an argument by appealing to what's is in their interest.
>The reason communists align their interests with that of the proletariat, whether they are or not, is because it will literally improve the lives of everyone, and society as a whole.
ok, but the bread and butter struggle for economic levelling which communists are involved in most of the time won't benefit everyone equally. See pic related, from TANS, a few, mostly male, white collar workers will loose out. But unless the OP is a consultant physician, or the CEO of a company, or something like that, that probably isn't the OP.
>You'd have to be a bitter, disgusting, and, yes, retarded person to not want to see society progress to its ultimate state where even if you're not above everyone else anymore, the world is still a much much better place. >It's probably less retardation and more some kind of socially bred sociopathy.
People are above other people in some respects but below in others, mostly . And many people are unhinged or fucked up in some way.
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