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Remove over emphasis on independence from feminism.

Ashton Deroy writes: “Feminism is about self-empowerment.” Says every capitalist Liberal/Libertarian feminist ever. It is wrong, it is an error in judgement that doesn’t fix the problem. Why isn’t feminism about teaching cooperative relationships both professionally and intimately? Why doesn’t feminism care more about the mental health crisis of loneliness? The answer is it does.

We just have to step away from the Capitalist mass produced feminism. The kind that allows Corporate brand Liberalism which you see in Belleville Ontario for corporations to be able to fire a woman for taking care of her father/family. The kind of feminism that serves a purpose only as a placeholder for regression and losing the rights women of the past fought so hard for. Feminism has to include democratic collectivism, unified theory and the ability to condemn Businesses & people who don’t follow the new order.

We can’t settle for Market feminism. It does not work! How can it be feminism if the women who want to participate can’t invite their boyfriends to join the revolutionary culture? It does not work. How can we allow for feminism without political purpose? It does not work. It defeats the idea entirely. We aren’t creating a system of equality. We are creating a Capitalist system that allows a woman to be oppressed the same as a man, which is not the point!

Feminism must be inclusive, egalitarian. It must fight for economic environmental justice. Anything else is not going to work. No one wants Hilary Clinton’s version of Liberal feminism anymore. We need something better! We need something that shakes the earth beneath us.

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Dialogue on Universal Basic Income. Think Right to Work…

 

Ashton Deroy Writes: Honestly, I am so happy someone just took the time to engage me on a topic I am so passionate about and that is Universal Basic Income. Now I want to let my audience know that I am more of a Labour style Socialist. I am a Liberal Socialist after all. Here is what someone wrote to me about Universal Basic Income.

Ontario Economy“Then what is your solution to automation and the reduction of unskilled labor that used to be the entry point into the workforce? Or if people are forced into quarantine and cannot go to work? Sounds economic policy can’t exist when those writing the policies benefit from the system as it is, unless there is a belief or rallying cry from an electorate that holds its politicians accountable instead of voting because they wave a blue or red flag. UBI at least addresses some of these issues without prioritizing stockholders or corporate interests first.”

Ashton Deroy‘s response:

There is a way better answer that doesn’t care at all about corporate or investment interests. It is called the Right to Work. I would support that a lot more than Universal Basic income. With a Right to Work, it is your pleasure to service society you are choosing it and you and entitled to flexible work conditions. With Universal Basic Income, you just get cash.

Honestly, I have heard the argument for Universal Basic Income and how we are on the path to being able to have Automated Communism. Listen to me when I say. In every version of Socialism & Capitalism that fails. It has a lot to do with under regulation and under participation. If you really think about Socialism & Capitalism. What is the real value? The value is in how many people are going to cooperate with the system. How well does it keep society in check?

In this society, we dream of where everyone gets free money. No one except the essential few has to work. It is not a dream! It is a nightmare! North Americans as a whole are not quiet & responsible people. So here is what happens? Addiction goes crazy, obesity goes up & GDP goes way too far down. That is the automated Communist/Capitalist dystopia in a nutshell.

Here is my problem with the state of unskilled labor and how it is being viewed in society currently. True or false low education is directly related to the crime rate? We need to see the obvious flaw in the current system and in Universal Basic income as it relates to unskilled laborers. These really are dangerous & I am sorry sometimes idiotic people we really should be keeping busy for 8 hours a day.  It is called The Right to Work. Some have referred to it as Workfare. I don’t care what you call it.

I don’t care who pays for it. I don’t care how we achieve it. The point of The Right to work is this. Not participating in society has disastrous effects on someone’s mind. Like it or not? People aren’t going to take their Universal Basic income and read poetry all day. There is a bigger chance they take that money and do a lot of stupid stuff. However, with a job to return to tomorrow. Maybe we lessen the possibility of free time for stupidity?

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The New School: Is Liberal Socialism Possible? | How To Be An Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century

 

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A One-Day Conference in Memory of Erik Olin Wright. Erik Olin Wright spent the last years of his life thinking about ways to challenge and transform capitalist societies. He distilled his thinking in a book, How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century (Verso, 2019). The symposium is designed to launch a debate about the strengths and weaknesses of Wright’s approach. We seek to both honor our colleague’s memory and assure that his ideas become part of current discussions of socialism and socialist strategy.

The event will consist of three panels during the day and an evening session that will include tributes to Wright and a keynote by his friend, Ira Katznelson. Full program: http://www.capitalismstudies.org/anti… This event is co-sponsored by the Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies and the journal, Politics & Society.

THE NEW SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH | http://newschool.edu/nssr Thursday, September 26, 2019 Wolff Conference Room, 6 E 16th St 8:00pm-9:30pm

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3 reasons why Business people shouldn’t run the economy?

Ashton Deroy writes: This is blog going to be absolutely nuts. Someone with a Business diploma from Loyalist College is going to actually explain to you why we shouldn’t run the economy. This is straight out of crazy town. Except what will be said? Is totally & completely true.

Now yes this blog is a Socialist platform written by an autistic blogger. Yes we constantly argue the evils of the currents status of private ownership. It is hard to believe I came to this conclusion while taking a Business Diploma in college. Yet here it is. I don’t think just because you own something that it should mean you own people.

Here are my reasons I don’t think Business people should run our economy. For the purposes of this article we will use economy and society interchangeably. That is because the management of the economy directly correlates with the management of society. Economics in relation to Social Politics should be taught as one course. They are not separate topics at all!

  1. Single Bottom lines – Otherwise known as profits over planet and profits over people. Business people are made to put their own gains first. At the expense of everyone else! This is why 44% of jobs in Ontario earn minimum wage. Why is the economy failing? Largely this reason. We can’t run a people last economy otherwise people will not want to participate and society will indeed fall apart.  Companies will sacrifice life & limb just to report high profits. As a result the individual income has taken a huge blow and society is on a downward path.
  2. Greed is good logic – This is the kind of logic used to slowly remove the lowest earners in society not just out of the economy. Out of society & existence itself. Greed is not good! Cooperation is good. Social well-being is good. Elderly people not dying in a wait for long term care is good. Human trafficking victims getting access to safe housing is good. Greed is bad! It hinders our society and is a cost to our most marginalized people.
  3. They are idiots – I am comfortable saying after graduating a Business program at Loyalist College. That I was surrounded by selfish and dangerous idiots! They aim only to exploit people and improve convenience for themselves! Listen Loyalist College students who mostly skipped out Social Responsibility & Sustainability course. You demonstrated you were crappy people. I have no reason to validate what you are doing!
  4. They are against challenging the status qou – All these business people care about is ensuring their gains. Innovation is only welcome if they save money. Like the thousands of teachers the Progressive Conservative government in Ontario is currently trying to replace with computers. They look at innovation, for all of the wrong reasons and it is something we need to put a check in balance in place for .

We need to control Business people in our society. Not allow for the opposite. Greed is bad, idiots running democracy is a kleptocracy, profits are not the end all be all. The status quo sucks! We need to be more responsible and kind in how we operate society. If that means discrediting Business people then that is what I will do.

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3 Rivalries that boosted my ratings

Paul Bell privellaged & old Belleville guyAshton Deroy Writes: Hey readers If you have read my blog for a while you know I like to ruffle a few feathers sometimes. To be honest, if you run a blog, it is something you have to do in order to boost your ratings. People love rivalries, think about it. Socialists versus Capitalism. Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate & Global warming vs Oil companies. Rivalries are unavoidable entertainment.

For me, rivalries have been ideological, professional or just that people annoyed me! Most times rivalries get posted on my blog & go to the top of my ratings. Especially when it involves someone who is locally infamous. This is going to look at rivalries from politics & entertainment. Here are the top 3 rivalries from the blog.

  1. Paul Bell – Paul Bell was running for Belleville Ontario’s City Council. I simply couldn’t have him run in a city election without destroying his search engine presence. I mean he had the audacity to hand my brother an anti-weed pamphlet for his election. Then when we debated it, he tried to make a point that said more about needing gun safety regulations versus regulations against marijuana. No Socialists are hearing out someone who makes an anti-marijuana point. That is just a fact. This rivalry was met with a boost in the ratings & fan faire.Paul Bell privellaged & old Belleville guy
  2. Lily DeVine – Kingston & Belleville entertainer. Also a sad case for why drag entertainment shouldn’t be embraced by the LGBTQ2S+ community. If you want to read on my full Lily DeVine rivalry check out this post. Basically, she didn’t like me because I used to volunteer for Kingston Pride in 2016 for my Digital Marketing Graduate Certificate at St. Lawrence College. Lily DeVine get over it!
  3. Fido Mobile – I can’t say enough bad things about this company. They are overpriced, poor service & terrible to their customers. If you want to read on the issues I had in working for the company click here. Essentially I just think I don’t like the way they treat people. From employees to customers. Fido Mobile is just a crappy corporation we just shouldn’t do business with. Fortunately, a lot of people agree or the blog post would not have been checked out so much on this forum.

From politics to entertainment & even telecom companies. Rivalries have been good for this blog. I think even after I downgrade my plan & go to posting on a regular WordPress. Rivalries will still generate most of our ratings. People just love a good conflict and will go out of their way to check it out. I am a lower middle class, verging on homeless & a gay autistic person. I have a lot of things I could definitely turn in to extremely bitter words on a blog! As long as the writing helps me manage that anger. Also, the result should be viewed for people’s entertainment, then I think this kind of writing will continue to do very well for me.

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The death of Smart Creatives in a mathematically demanding system.

Death of smart creatives

Ashton Deroy writes: This blog is conversational. I do not write from academic opinions nor do I reject presenting my work due to an interpreted quality problem. I write directly without a filter from my mind. This blog is executed more like a view-able personal journal.

This week is reading week readers. Meaning I have nothing to do,except read. This week I have been carefully studying Supply Chain management and Managerial accounting for my courses at Loyalist College, where I attend taking the business program.

What am I writing about today? A few years ago I read the book How google Works by by Eric Schmidt (Author), Jonathan Rosenberg (Author). In this book I explored the concept of a Smart Creative. When I read this book? I believe I found my own identity expressed in the author’s perception of what a Smart Creative was. I was also very sad reading about the types of environments a Smart Creative could not thrive in because for much of my life I worked within those environments. Think of rigid workplaces such as call centers where your only value is to be on the phone working constantly. Nothing else about you including your health & welfare brings any value to the company. If you need to experience this life example, go work at Hinduja Global Solutions or S&P Data. If you are a creative person with interesting pursuits of leisure. Watch as these places strip away your entire identity. Hobbies become unimportant, time with loved ones & slowly work becomes a place you dread. A place where you envy being in bed instead of being at work. 

What I am talking about today? Is how our increasingly mathematical capitalistic society is killing the Smart Creatives. There is never enough money anymore for people at my low income level to get by. It is simple people who should be the smart creative & workers can’t make enough money to guarantee their survival. We see capitalism justified for it’s wealth creation but it still needs to be criticized for the workers’ survival epidemic.

Socially in Belleville Ontario, I can not find my equals. I have no idea where they are! Besides in my home where I consider my roommates Smart Creative types. I can find fewer & fewer equals to enjoy my time with as I go along in Belleville. Apparently I could probably find plenty of students at Loyalist College whom would pay me to do their assignment. This you can see as the academic integrity of the college increasingly comes in to question.

Instead what are we left with in Belleville because of the depletion of ethics, intelligence & focus? Depleted half present people. Right now with the changes to OSAP & financial struggles. People are so divided between their studies & a job. You don’t have people intellectually and academically present in their minds at the college. Instead what you have for example is someone like a student I worked with named Kayla, who didn’t even comprehend that for a reading comprehension assignment she needed to cite the articles from which she read with an APA format. It isn’t her fault though. The distractions of our increasingly financially & personally demanding lives require much attention and mostly it makes our work + mind take a negative hit!

This is why as a Socialist I think the capitalist system is set up for failure. Eventually this system is going to be so inflated that Workers’ & Smart Creatives won’t even be able to do what society needs them to do. (Work) They won’t be able to focus on it. Workers & Smart Creatives will be too busy sorting out shelter issues, food scarcity issues & societal issues. That they will not be able to focus on producing art, focusing on outputs & even workplace improvement.

Increasingly the longer I reflect on Socialism the more I realize. This is not going to be a revolution by the angered workers. It is just an option for a society nearing a collapse. We can become a society focused on the welfare of it’s contributors (Smart Creatives & Workers) . Or the society that smothers Smart Creatives so they never develop their gifts & stresses workers in to an unproductive frenzy.

“Socialism or barbarism?”

“Productivity is the amount of output produced per hour worked.”
“Productivity growth around the world. In over two-thirds of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, annual productivity growth has been at lead 1 percentage point slower since 2008.”

– UK Budget November 2017

My theory is as the quality of life continues to go down worldwide for middle-class families. We will only see productivity go down because no worker will have the fulfillment, financial security & enjoyment of life it takes to be productive workers. The industry leaders, political Conservatives & Operations management teams in Canada, maybe even worldwide have forgotten that Work is a trade. We won’t continue to do it if the economic success does not match the pain levels associated with employment.

References

Schmidt , E., & Rosenberg , J. (2017). How Google Works? New York, New York: Grand Central Publishing.
Eagleton, T. (2018).Why Marx was right: 2nd edition Connecticut, Old Saybrook: Tantor Media Inc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT89fPK22EI