Capitalism is Everywhere
Everything in society is tainted by Statist Capitalism. Everything has that profit margin, that private ownership, that ambition, that directive, that so-called "free market" and those so-called "free-acting individuals."
The bread that is baked, is made with flour that comes from an overseas slave plantation. It is sold in bagging made in a Mexican sweatshop. The lights in the bakery were put together by a traditional American union, but the glass was made in a Vietnamese factory. The mercury in energy-efficient light bulbs is produced in Chinese manufacturing plants, where employees are daily contaminated and poisoned by their working conditions.
The rug at the front of the store was imported from Canada from craft makers. But they wove it with fibers made grown by African slaves. And the dye they used on it was made in a Korean factory, where the underpaid women are made sterile from the chemicals they handle.
So, when you go and grab that loaf of bread from the baker, don't forget what you're eating. It's the product of oppression. Your body finally digests that food, turns it into readily-usable nutrients, and diffuses it through your blood. Then, your cells carry those bits of oppression, violence, rape, and murder to your organs, your skin, your eyes, your tongue.
What determines how you taste was made in sweatshop. What determines how you see was produced by slaves under the whip. The muscles that carry you from here to there were built by hate and oppression.
And at the top of your skin, you can almost see the rage, the anger, and the defiance boiling through -- steam pouring out of suddenly appearing holes, small flames flickering beneath the mountain -- and that's when you wake up, and start acting...
...because if you don't feel that way, then maybe you're not examining your life. Then maybe you're not paying attention to what's going on. You're not really sensing the social environment the way that the world does. Your reality, your experiences, all that you have before you die and disappear forever -- all of it is disconnected from the larger, human experience. It is an abstract, artificial fiction, outside of humanity, outside of civilization. But this is if you deny it! If you understand the fact, and act accordingly, then you have a chance at creating change -- and maybe actually living!
The problem has never been humanity, nor civilization; it has always been systems where only a few control the majority. A control that is effected by government or property, by governors or employers.
No sweatshop could live without military and police intervention. And no tyranny could sustain itself without the funds of some privileged class. Government and Capitalism. These are the two enemies of all that is valuable and good in humanity.