July 28th, 2021

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How to Starve Capitalism to Death

People have talked about how much they hate capitalism and want to destroy it. Okay, I get that capitalism is toxic; see "The Green Frog Skin" story. I'm also aware that all the bad things communists predicted about capitalism came true, just all the bad things capitalists predicted about communism came true. (They all would've done better to listen to each other and fix the flaws, but none of them were having any of that.) However, destroying capitalism is risky business.

I favor walking away and creating alternatives. Turn on, tune in, drop out! It is not necessarily required to destroy capitalism. It does a lot of that to itself. Use everything from communes to co-ops to swaps and giveaways to take energy away from capitalism. Starve it to death until it is weak enough to drown in a bathtub.

Mostly capitalism relies on making people want things. There is a very limited amount that it can force people to buy before either they revolt or they simply don't have the money to pay up no matter how much they are hurt for not having it. So it can pretty much be starved to death. Here are some ways ...

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Poem: "Come Together to Learn and Create"

This poem is spillover from the December 1, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] bairnsidhe, [personal profile] mama_kestrel, and [personal profile] ng_moonmoth. It also fills the "Baking / Cooking" square in my 12-1-20 card for the Winter Fest Bingo. This poem has been sponsored by a pool with [personal profile] fuzzyred, [personal profile] ng_moonmoth, [personal profile] bairnsidhe, [personal profile] erulisse, and [personal profile] edorfaus. It belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Review: Eat at Naf Naf

The other day, I spotted a Naf Naf restaurant in Champaign, which turned out to be a Middle Eastern grill. Yesterday Doug spotted another in Greenup of all places, so we went back to that one today. See a locator page to search for one in your area. So far they're mostly in the Midwest with a few farther east. It is absolutely worth your while to watch for if you are in range. Helpfully, the logo has a camel on it, which is distinctive and easy to spot.

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