Morning reflections from the village
It’s impossible for capitalism to exist without exploitation, humiliation and degradation of some human beings. It is impossible for capitalism to exist without inequality, injustice, unfairness and inhumanity.
It is impossible for capitalism to exist without marginalising some people.
Capitalism cannot operate without exploitation. There has to be an exploiter and the exploited. If you are economically weak, you are the exploited.
The exploitation of the masses is, in fact, the basis on which capitalism has won the accolade for having solved the problem of production. There is no other basis on which it can operate. For if the workers ever succeeded in obtaining the full benefits of their industry, then the capitalists would receive no profit and would close down the enterprise.
Fred M’membe, Mwika Royal Village, Chinsali