re: the necessity of work in a post-capitalist society, i think it's important to note there's a huge difference between labour and work and between 'having' to do something because it's necessary or because it's good for your quality of life, and 'having' to do something because your capitalist overlords will starve you otherwise
there's this almost fetishistic view on work i've seen some communists espouse where it's assumed everyone will have to do monstrous amounts of work after the revolution & living standards in the 1st world must fall precipitously in order for colonialism to be reversed—
—and i find this
(1) understates the vertical dimension of capitalism — the presence of 3rd world capitalists and 1st world proletarians
(2) buys into capitalist propaganda about capitalism actually being good for anyone but the very richest
the average 'workday' for a hunter-gatherer is 4 hours. the reason we do 8 to 12 isn't because it's harder to survive within an industrial society, but because of the need to generate ever higher profits
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