Don't fall into the trap of asking or demanding capitalists to fulfill the role of the state. We want to strip them of their economic and political power, not expect them to save the day.
We don't know if a stock exchange on the west coast will succeed, but we do know that if it does, American capitalism will become more dystopian.
Capital continues to become concentrated in less and less places. Maybe this will, someday, make socialism more attainable and likely.
In this post, I give 4 points about socialism that people should keep in mind, to have a coherent, broad, and systemic understanding of socialism, to prevent being bogged down in capitalist talking points.
We don't need to 'convert' everyone into a Marxist theorist for socialism to succeed. But we need to do our best to counter reductive, misleading narratives that dominate capitalist politics.
There's much ado about the 'Trumpiest' democratic candidate - primarily targeting Biden or Sanders. But Buttigeig is really the Trumpiest. If you look past Trump's oafish assholery, this becomes even more clear.
Celebrating and acknowledging the importance of work doesn't mean turning work into an ethical principle. If anything, turning work into a virtue is, paradoxically, a tool of the capitalist class.