iTanya – Dumping Capitalism

Civil Rights, Community, Liberation, Me, Sacramento, Self Care

I worked for Apple starting June of 2013.
Apple paid very well.
I gained hella knowledge.
I am a muthafuckin Black techie till I die.
Apple had a great cafe.
Apple had a bomb ass gym for 6.00 a month.
I had good benefits.
I worked hard and moved up the ladder.
The customers tho….abusive as fuck.
Like, I don’t get anxiety attacks but I did there.
Then Apple implied a lot that I needed to hide who I was when it came to BLM.

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I Got Fake People Showin Fake Love to Me, Straight Up to My Face

Community, Misogynoir, Politics, Rant, Self Care, War

Preface

Before you read this, please note that not everyone does these things or has selfish intentions. Some people are genuine. I know who they are. I know who my family is, and isn’t. I know that I have a lot of genuine and beautiful love around me in the spaces I spend time in. I don’t fault anyone for being intrigued or their admiration. This about folks being selfish and masking their selfish needs with the false idea of love. This about manipulators and vampires. People that suck the life out of you and compliment you while they do it. This is about the dehumanization of the people burning themselves out for their actual love for people. We show our love with our work.

Black Capitalism

Civil Rights, Education, Liberation, Politics, Self Care, War

Capitalism is the social system which now exists in all countries of the world. Under this system, the means for producing and distributing goods (the land, factories, technology, transport system etc) are owned by a small minority of people. We refer to this group of people as the capitalist class. The majority of people must sell their ability to work in return for a wage or salary (who we refer to as the working class.)

The working class are paid to produce goods and services which are then sold for a profit. The profit is gained by the capitalist class because they can make more money selling what we have produced than we cost to buy on the labour market. In this sense, the working class are exploited by the capitalist class. The capitalists live off the profits they obtain from exploiting the working class whilst reinvesting some of their profits for the further accumulation of wealth.

This is what we mean when we say there are two classes in society. It is a claim based upon simple facts about the society we live in today. This class division is the essential feature of capitalism. It may be popular to talk (usually vaguely) about various other ‘classes’ existing such as the ‘middle class’, but it is the two classes defined here that are the key to understanding capitalism.

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