capitalism

[VIDEO] Tax the Rich? Why More Is Not Enough

A critique of both the conservative and liberal perspectives on taxing the rich.
Link: https://youtu.be/SJaoDBJC8M0

PragerU and The Daily Wire misrepresent the facts to exaggerate how much tax the rich pay. However, a large portion of tax revenue is indeed paid by the rich. The argument that liberal progressives make to justify this is: Those who can afford more should pay more. But this accepts the belief that the rich subsidize and support the rest of us.

The opposite is true, at least when it comes to rich capitalists, i.e. the majority of the rich. It’s the working-class who support and subsidize the rich by producing their wealth.

Janji Palsu Vietnam

“Revolusi Tikus” oleh Diều Hâu.

A translation of our piece “The Broken Promises of Vietnam” into Bahasa Indonesia. Translated by Ameyuri Ringo.

Die gebrochenen Versprechen Vietnams

“A Rats’ Revolution” von Diều Hâu.

Eine Kritik vietnamesischer Anarchist*innen am sogenannten „Sozialismus“ in Vietnam.
A translation of our piece “The Broken Promises of Vietnam” into German. Translated by die plattform.

Việt Nam: Những Lời Hứa Bỏ Ngỏ

"Cách mạng của chuột" - Diều Hâu

Người vô trị Việt Nam phê phán cái được gọi là “chủ nghĩa xã hội” ở Việt Nam. Xem bản video từ veritas et caritas tại đây.
Also available in Spanish, French, Greek and English.

[VIDEO] The Capitalist Propaganda of Multi-Millionaire Andy Puzder: A Response

Link: https://youtu.be/41_6RGrZA5o
Video length: 17:28

A response to two propaganda videos by multimillionaire CEO and author Andy Puzder where he argues that capitalism caters to human needs and empowers the masses as a form of economic democracy.

This response video debunks Puzder’s claims while also presenting a broader critique of capitalism more generally.

[VIDEO] Why Capitalism Doesn’t Work: A response to the video “Why Capitalism Works” by Prager University

https://youtu.be/CG_lcbTpR3s

Debunking the video “Why Capitalism Works” by PragerU, aka Prager University, and having a few laughs along the way.

The problems with capitalism are due to inherent flaws and failings within the system. It's not that individual capitalists are greedy. Greed can be an aggravating factor, but even well intentioned capitalists must make profit the priority.

The result is an economic system which sacrifices people’s lives and wellbeing and which threatens the future survival of human civilization and even the survival of our species, all for the sake of profit.

All this is discussed in more detail throughout the video.

[VIDEO] The Abuser Logic of PragerU

Responding to “Socialism Makes People Selfish” by PragerU, a video which tries to convince you it’s selfish to want a society where we're guaranteed what we need for wellbeing and survival.

PragerU uses “abuser logic” – a warped pattern of reasoning that abusers use to convince their victims they’re unworthy of decent treatment.

The working class is in an abusive relationship with capitalism and PragerU wants us to believe we’re unworthy of socialism (which I use as a synonym for communism) or even unworthy of stronger social welfare policies.

My video debunks and ridicules this capitalist propaganda.

Link: https://youtu.be/tfrKOYKyXWw

Οι ανεκπλήρωτες υποσχέσεις για το Βιετνάμ

«Μια επανάσταση αρουραίων» του Diều Hâu

Μια βιετναμέζικη αναρχική κριτική του λεγόμενου «σοσιαλισμού» του Βιετνάμ.
A translation of our piece “The Broken Promises of Vietnam” into Greek. Translated by Ούτε Θεός-Ούτε Αφέντης.

Les promesses brisées du Vietnam

Une toile de Diêu Hâu inspirée par une peinture traditionnelle vietnamienne.

Critiques d’un anarchiste Vietnamien.
A translation of our piece “The Broken Promises of Vietnam” into French. Translated by Collectif Emma Goldman.

[VIDEO] Meritocracy: Capitalism’s #1 Myth to Control You

Meritocracy: a sweet lie we’re told to make capitalism seem fair. But is this lie actually sweet? Is meritocracy something good to strive for, or is it trash?

https://youtu.be/ENsrf27uLJg

This video will:

1. Discuss how belief in meritocracy is used to manipulate us into supporting a system that’s against our interests

2. Present evidence that meritocracy is a myth

3. Argue that capitalists get rich not by merit but by owning assets, and profit gained from this is a form of theft

4. Make the case that meritocracy is not a desirable goal

5. Present a preferable alternative to meritocracy described by Kropotkin in The Conquest of Bread