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(en) bangladesh asf: Defeat Ugly Bourgeois Culture, Bring New Anarchist Culture!
Sat, 2 Feb 2019 09:46:32 +0200
Ugly Bourgeois Culture ---- The entrenchment of capitalist hegemony throughout the world
has led to the development of a reactionary and degenerate culture based on hedonism and
glorification of everything disgusting about humanity. The proliferation of Bourgeois
culture holds back revolution as it degrades the ability of the working class to wage
struggle. Bourgeois culture creates the conditions required for the existence of Bourgeois
class alliances with privileged and comprador elements of the working class. Bourgeois
culture provides the necessary social and psychological patterns for the capitalist class
to maintain its dominance over the working class. ---- As imperialism has installed its
servant puppet regimes around the proletarian world, so has it spread Bourgeois culture.
At the heart of Bourgeois culture are the media and entertainment corporations that
effectively dumb down the masses and influence their thoughts and behaviors for the
benefit of capitalism and imperialism . Bourgeois propaganda produced in the Bourgeois
countries is marketed not only to the masses in those countries but also to the masses in
the proletarian exploited countries, thus facilitating the spread of Bourgeois ideas and
values to the proletarian masses.
Bourgeois culture glorifies violence to a very high degree, with gratuitous scenes of
brutality and murder continuously pouring out of corporate entertainment propaganda. This
depravity reflects the mindset at the heart of capitalism .
Bourgeois culture shamelessly hypersexualizes women while pushing the limits of what is
considered morally acceptable and breaking taboos such as the sexualization of children .
Pornography is widespread, helping to push the boundaries of acceptability. Bourgeois
culture promotes liberal, fake "feminism" as a cover for the structural oppression of
women and children under capitalism .
Victim-blaming is an integral part of Bourgeois culture as capitalism attempts to justify
its existence despite its unjust and inhumane nature. The victims of imperialism in the
proletarian world are portrayed as culturally backwards and at fault for their own poverty
when it is, in fact, a consequence of imperialist theft of their resources and destruction
of their cultures . Victims of police violence are routinely smeared and blamed for their
own suffering . Similarly, victims of rape and other physical abuse are often ridiculed
and shamed, while the perpetrators are often absolved .
Bourgeois culture elevates superficiality and stupidity, mindless decadence and debauchery
, and blind obedience to authority. Drug abuse is glorified throughout capitalist
propaganda. Bourgeois culture promotes the idea that morality is irrelevant or obsolete
and that people have no responsibility for their own actions other than obeying authority
. It perpetuates a narrow, selfish mindset based on individualism and opportunism.
Among the working class, capitalism discourages intellectual activity such as reading
books, studying, and discussing important issues . Instead, Bourgeois culture elevates
television, video games, pornography, and other forms of mindless electronic entertainment
which distract the masses from reality, pacifying them while poisoning their minds.
Capitalism wages a war on nature, portraying technology and economic growth as the
solution to humanity's problems instead of social ownership of the means of production .
Capitalism promotes reckless genetic engineering of agricultural crops despite the
potential threat to human and environmental health . Car culture is central to capitalism,
as private individual transport is much more profitable to the capitalists than public
mass transit despite its hugely negative impact on the environment . Capitalism has given
rise to the phenomenon known as "planned obsolescence" whereby products are deliberately
designed to break or become obsolete, increasing sales and profits along with further
environmental destruction and wasted labor . Bourgeois culture mocks the destruction of
nature by pretending to care while promoting blind consumerism and a wasteful, decadent
Capitalism pushes for the constant and expanding use of digital and wireless technology
everywhere which is used by the state for surveillance of the masses . Bourgeois culture
glorifies trans-humanism , the merging of humans with technology, which necessarily
constitutes a type of eugenics program as long as capitalism and class division exist .
The continuing destruction of the natural environment under capitalism is reflected in the
increasing mechanization and enslavement of the working class and in its alienation from
nature and addiction to electronics .
Bourgeois culture celebrates everything that is evil about humanity while ridiculing and
dismissing everything that is good. Bourgeois culture celebrates the Bourgeois lifestyle
which is based upon the exploitation and sacrifice of others. Bourgeois culture is
essentially a culture that worships death, a culture of destruction.
Proposed New anarchist culture
New society must necessarily be based upon a New anarchist Culture that celebrates life, a
culture that respects nature and humanity, a culture that elevates discipline,
intelligence, and self-sacrifice, a culture that stands in complete opposition to all the
reactionary and degenerate elements of Bourgeois culture. The New Culture must support the
healthy evolutionary development of humanity in harmony with the Earth's natural
environment, and it must provide the necessary tools for the successful consolidation of
New structure (state & capitalism demolished)- and the transition to libertarian communism.
New Culture must be based on an entirely new set of values that embody a revolutionary
libertarian communist mentality. Everyone must be held accountable for the values they
promote through speech, music, writing, and other forms of media. New Culture does not
tolerate oppression, exploitation, or social chauvinism. It does not tolerate the
objectification and dehumanization of people, in media or elsewhere, and it does not
tolerate victim-blaming. New Culture upholds self-determination, self-defense, and
Anarcho-Syndicalist organization. New Culture does not tolerate the glorification of
drugs, violence, or sexual depravity. There is no place in New Culture for Bourgeois
degeneracy. New Culture upholds the principle of respect for humans and other biological
life and does not have a liberal tolerance for violations of this principle.
Unlike Bourgeois culture, New Culture promotes a healthy, balanced lifestyle and good
habits that help maintain the health and happiness of the individual. New Culture is based
upon those ideas and actions that support the liberation of the working class and the
protection and rehabilitation of the Earth's ecosystems. Proper nutrition, exercise, study
habits, and social activity are all essential aspects of New Culture, as they are all
important for nurturing healthy, intelligent, and productive people that New Power needs
to survive and expand.
In New Anarchist Culture, technology is viewed entirely differently than in Bourgeois
culture. Nature is more important than technology in New Culture. Technology should be
used to liberate humanity from toil and drudgery in order to make more time for activities
that actually elevate humanity, such as intellectual study and enjoyment of the natural
world. The effects of technology, blatant and subtle, must always be considered. The more
time humans spend interacting with technology, the less time they spend interacting with
nature, and the more disconnected they become from their natural environment, both
physically and psychologically. Too much time spent with technology means that technology
ceases to be the servant and instead becomes the master. Thus, technology must be designed
and implemented in a way that does not interfere with natural processes, in a way that
supports biodiversity, ecological health, and human health. New Culture only values
technology for its ability to liberate and elevate humanity. Mindless or destructive
applications of technology have no place in our New Culture.
New Anarchist Culture is based upon collective ownership of the means of production,
aiming for efficiency of production and efficiency of transportation and distribution
while minimizing the need for human labor. New Culture values intelligent resource
management including conservation of resources and careful planning of production to
eliminate waste and negative environmental impact. Production techniques that are in
harmony with the natural environment are important in New Culture. Closed-loop systems of
production, distribution, and waste management are essential to maintaining the integrity
of Earth's ecosystems. Public transportation and clean energy generation are also
essential. In addition to collective ownership of the means of production, New Culture
embraces collective thinking and problem-solving. With collective ownership of the means
of production along with scientific, democratic decision-making processes regarding
production and distribution of resources, the necessity for labor could be drastically
reduced while providing abundance for all humans in harmony with Earth's natural processes.
New Culture emphasizes critical analysis and objectivity while encouraging criticism and
self-criticism in order to recognize and correct errors. As our opinion If we have
shortcomings, we are not afraid to have them pointed out and criticized, because we serve
the people. New Culture does not tolerate egotism and self-righteousness, but instead
upholds the principle of No investigation, no right to speak. Logic, science, and
discipline are highly valued within New Culture. Only if the masses become sufficiently
advanced in their proletarian consciousness can they successfully wage the revolutionary
struggle. New Culture is essential to bringing the masses to a higher level of Social
Bourgeois culture, politics, and economics are leading humanity and the Earth's ecosystems
to destruction. The ignorance and docility of the masses, and the lack of organization and
proletarian consciousness among the left, allow capitalism to function without
interference. Building New Culture as a part of New Power is essential to our revolution.
The proletarian masses must develop an entirely new set of values, habits, and
institutions, an entirely new way of thinking and living, an entirely new way of
understanding and interacting with the world, if our revolution is to succeed.
Bourgeois culture today is not merely a reflection of the degenerate capitalist system,
but significantly influenced and manufactured by Bourgeois institutions in order to
engineer the consciousness of the masses to suit the interests of the capitalist ruling
class . The successful liberation of humanity thus requires the development of a
proletarian consciousness sufficiently advanced to allow the masses to free themselves
from imperialist psychological manipulation, to free themselves from the state &
capitalist system and the culture of destruction it perpetuates.
In his article "For a Cultural Association," the Italian communist Gramsci discussed the
need to develop an institution to promote and foster the development of a healthy
revolutionary culture among the proletarian masses. Gramsci identified various reasons for
the necessity of such an institution of proletarian culture: to integrate the political
and economic activity of the socialist movement with cultural activity; to raise the level
of political consciousness among the masses so they can better understand and overcome
their problems without relying merely on discipline and trust in their leaders; to explore
the deeper moral, spiritual, and philosophical problems of socialism and revolution; and
to provide a way for revolutionary intellectuals to effectively contribute their skills
and talents to the revolutionary struggle .
As our revolutionary movement grows, the need for institutions of revolutionary
proletarian culture will also grow, although this will not happen evenly across the world.
The need for proletarian cultural institutions will arise where revolutionary sentiment
has taken hold among the masses, where New social Power is being actively constructed. It
is up to the Form of Anarchist Federation of the world to provide the proper psychological
and cultural direction for the development of New Culture among the revolutionary masses
and to support the healthy development of proletarian cultural institutions as a part of
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