May Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. Mainly because I’m what many ‘mericans would describe as a commie.
It’s not a good description. I’m a Libertarian Socialist, a Utopian Idealist, a Democratic Confederalist – and a member of the USA branch of the Democratic Socialists. I’m not a communist, however, though I like a lot of what Marx and Engels put out there. Even the communist despots had some good ideas that should be considered.
What I am is a person who was born into this world and has looked at it intently. My study of the world has yielded some unsurprising conclusions. The world is fucked up. Check out the history of labor here in Hawaii.
It’s been fucked up longer than any of us have been alive and while I love blaming baby boomers for everything, it wasn’t actually them that did it- though they did a bang up job of making things worse for the generations that followed and sucking every last bit of marrow from the bones.
Since I work for enjoyment instead of employment, I don’t have the possibility of calling in sick today so I could enjoy myself and celebrate the workers of the world – who have been exploited forever – even if we called them ‘essential’ for a time.
Baldism.org suggests celebrating May Day this way: May Day – May 1st is a day to celebrate workers of the world and all they do. It’s a day to fight exploitation and wage slavery. If you have a job, take this day off. In Baldism, if you have a job, May 1st is the day you call in sick for religious reasons.
I had ChatGpt compose a nice historical article about May Day and exploitive capitalism here: https://medium.com/@vagobond/may-day-labor-and-exploitive-capitalism-in-the-usa-43f4bd0dd594
I then had it create a sample socialist rabble rousing speech here: https://medium.com/@vagobond/may-day-labor-and-exploitive-capitalism-in-the-usa-43f4bd0dd594
Then I used Night Cafe and Midjourney to create some art for my articles. Now I’m going to have Bard, write an article about why we need to ban employment and wage slavery.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly developing, and with it, the possibility of a post-scarcity economy. In a post-scarcity economy, most goods and services are available to everyone without the need for money. This could lead to the abolition of employment and wage slavery.
Employment is the state of being employed, or having a job. Wage slavery is a term used to describe a situation where people are forced to work for low wages in order to survive. Both employment and wage slavery are based on the idea that people need to work in order to earn money to buy the goods and services they need.
In a post-scarcity economy, most goods and services would be available to everyone without the need for money. This would mean that people would no longer need to work in order to survive. They would be free to pursue their own interests and passions, without the need to worry about money.
The abolition of employment and wage slavery would have a number of benefits. It would free up people’s time to pursue their own interests. It would also lead to a more equitable society, as everyone would have access to the goods and services they need, regardless of their income.
Of course, there are also some challenges that would need to be addressed in order to transition to a post-scarcity economy. One challenge is the need to ensure that everyone has access to the goods and services they need. Another challenge is the need to find ways to distribute the benefits of AI equitably.
Despite the challenges, the abolition of employment and wage slavery is a goal worth striving for. It would create a more free and equitable society, where everyone has the opportunity to live their best life.
Thank you artificial intelligence. I hope you can make things better than our stupid ape ancestors did.