Here we’ll tell you how we define anticapitalism, why it constitutes us and how it will be relevant for the intentional community.
Capitalism is at the same time the economical system, as well as the political or rather the ruling system, in which we live. Capitalism is universal and has become something like a religion to many people. It is not being questioned, not comprehended, nothing’s disputed, you only have to believe in it and abide by it’s rules (even if you don’t believe in it). Most of it’s supporters don’t even call it by it’s name. Instead, it’s called “market economy”,”social market economy” or “parliamantary democracy”.
We do know that capitalism is capitalism and nothing else and we know, that capitalism is for the worst for most people and that it brings about the most suffering and misery in the world. We know, that capitalism will bring forth the worst in people. And we know, that we oppose capitalism and that we want to escape it as much as possible, but we’re also aware of the fact, that that won’t be possible entirely. We know, that there is nothing, that could justify capitalism, there is nothing good in capitalism – everything that is good and useful and beautiful and interesting in it, is it by itself and could be realised in a good society at least as good or even better.
Anticapitalism is insofar relevant for our community, as this is one of our basic values, that everyone has to share, but also as it will leak into many parts of everyday life. Self-sufficiency is eco-friendly of course, but we also want to be self-sufficient to free us partly from capitalism. We want to determine our education for ourselves, instead of being conformised in schools. In each part of our principles you can find some connection to anticapitalism.
“We’ll sit there in the evenings with a glass of red wine and we’ll be release all our hatred against capitalism. That’s also very unifying. Anticapitalism is quite an important cultural element, for me.”