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Only a Small Number of People are Actually Violent

2018-02-02

violence is not a part of human nature. i refer to the clr james quote which talks about the moderation and quiet suffering of the masses throughout centuries of capitalist oppression. the fact is that it is the social SYSTEM which is violent, due to its logic. the mode of value appropriation is the kernel of all capitalist violence: taking the product of the workers labour and concealing this theft with wages. it’s the logic of the structures which perpetuates violence – we have lost control of the artificial institutions which we have created, and they’re dominating us. this explains why it is always a tiny few people can use outrageous violence against the majority of people.

kropotkin showed that darwin showed that cooperation and interdependence actually caused species to flourish faster and survive longer.