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anatolian
09-28-2018, 07:04 PM
Salam aleykum and peace to all

I have come across this video in YT and found out that it reveals our real problem. The majority of mankind are living in the matrix of capitalism. We have been taught that it is the freedom but in fact it is our own enslavement. We have been taught to live according to this capitalist system inorder to be free and happy since our childhood but this just put us in the matrix of the system from which only an elite class benefit. Study hard to have a good job and work hard to remain in the job and earn more. Earn more to have a good life and the society will respect you more. We just could not understand that each step has just added one more ring to our chain. We have to leave the matrix inorder to see it.

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M.I.A.
09-28-2018, 08:50 PM
You can't affect change from the outside.

And anything I learned about materialism, modesty or humility came from different stages within life..

Not when I screwed up my graduation in 2006. My profession is far from perfect.. that worried me a little.. and I genuinely thought Allah swt would provide a different path for me when I made that choice.

And I struggled for a decade.. really struggled.

I agree that the chains are of our own making.

But I see them differently.. they are chains of responsibility..

But if you already have a roof over your head and food on your table.. have already been to school for however long they kept you..

Then I suppose you can escape the capitalist system, can't you?

What's the point of it all?


The systems of men are far from perfect, for them to retain integrity, morality, ethics ...as they grow...from bottom to top ..is almost an impossible ask.

But one thing is for certain.

PROGRESS.

Yes there is so much to learn from being away from the place.

And even more from trying to get back into the place.

..the only difference between you and the elitists is that they know what they want and they work towards it.

If you were in charge the underclass would simply be judged by different criteria.

But it is Allah swt that raises and lowers.

And having nothing is not the same as having peace.


...just going to watch your video and see how off topic i was.

Edit..

Start off video, I was a shop keeper once. Long hours and working alone.

Once I got robbed.

I called my brother who was close and by the time I he got here the thief drove past again.

We caught him in a car park not too far way and his driver just left him there.

We didn't do anything to him and ended up giving him a lift back to where he was staying.

..he said that I can't be that clean if he was here robbing me.

And I agreed. My pride was hurt but it was all just too cliched.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that when fear of Allah swt replaces worldly fears. Things change.

O you Prophet, exhort the believers to the fight. In case there are twenty of you, patient (men), they will overcome two hundred; and in case there are a hundred of you, they will overcome a thousand of the ones who have disbelieved for that they are a people who do not comprehend.

..it doesn't have to be a literal fight, but in terms of the fear imposed by men as the video says... it is entirely relevant I would think.

http://seekershub.org/blog/2010/04/t...-success-3200/

..so far it just seems like spin on data.

The fact that the pope got a few seconds of time is a sly jab at religion also being a "farm" or "system".. your not an anarchist are you? :p

I suppose that's the end of my blog post anyway, I can't agree with its take on history, society and religion.

I can't agree with it's take on death, fear and oppression..

It's easy to look at places undergoing civil war and genocides and say how wronged we as Muslims are.

And my only response is that we need to grow up.. every day carries on from the last..

And if you say that the world imposes fear on me or hunger on me or deprives me of my rights..

And I feel I should turn my back upon it.


...It's always been the same.

Verily, We shall put you to test with some fear, and hunger, and with some loss of wealth, lives, and offspring. And (O Muhammad) convey good tidings to those who are patient, who say, when inflicted by hardship, "Verily we are of God and verily to Him shall we return;" upon them is the blessings of Allah and His mercy. (2:155)

Honestly, the only fear of the world is the cost of living.

The cost of progress.

...would have been on about 20 quid per hour.. different chains for different folks.. it doesn't irk me.. I just would have thought differently about tomorrow.. and put forward something different today.
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Junon
01-01-2019, 12:18 AM
Salaam

I agree that capitalism can at a fundamental leve can be amoral/sociopathic, it can be very dehumanising.

A historical look at how it developed.

Barren Metal; A history of capitalism as the conflict between labour and usury.

A contemporary look.

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Next up in our Breaking Bad character studies series, Gus Fring. We get to the Chicken Man’s cold, Capitalist core and explore what the character says about our corporate growth-obsessed society.



Throughout history people tended to take a dim view of the capitalist classes. (eg. in Tokugawa Japan 1600 - 1868) Merchant classes were considered at the bottom of the societal hierarchy, they had to work hard to elevate their reputation.

Having said that, its important not to get into mindless condemination of this system, capitalists come in all shapes and sizes. In fact many capitalists themselves criticise 'crony captialism.' For instance many adopt anti capitalist attitudes as an excuse not to do the hard work that is needed to keep a successful society going. Alternatives have been tried and they did not work out well (eg. communism, socialism etc) Many capitalists themselves acknowledge that they have serious PR problems.

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We should always defend capitalism in the court of public opinion, but perhaps we should also be preparing to someday lose the case. Time is money, so let's not waste it arguing with idiots on Facebook. That is lost productivity that could have gone elsewhere...




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Dug up this conversation from our archives. Not to make everything about race and culture, but race and culture are absolutely a factor in why we hate the Progressive Left and Cultural Marxism. With Western Civilization crumbling, and much of the Far East under the boot of authoritarian regimes, Asian capitalists like us find ourselves in an increasingly hostile world.


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