For the former actress who denounced the porn industry, Mia Khalifa, Onlyfans is socialism at its best. At first glance, it generates between laughter and indignation, seeing how she produces up to 10,000 dollars in a day, while in authoritarian regimes attached to this ideology, such as Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, misery abounds. Countries where salaries are just $16 a month, on average.
In an interview with the presenter “Ziwe” Fumudoh, who is of Nigerian-American origin, Khalifa touched on other controversial issues, and among the statements he gave on the show, Onlyfans stood out, which has positioned the young Lebanese among the paid in its history after his retirement from the porn industry, is “socialism at its best”.
Mia Khalia’s statement originated when the popular “Ziwe” asked her a question about what she called “the exploitative nature of capitalism in the pornography industry”, a definition that Khalifa echoes and added her assertions on the networks they have been crossed out as brief and also badly unfounded.
Although Khalifa’s statements were made in May, they did not have much repercussion at the time. They resurfaced now, translated into Spanish. They were brought to light by a Venezuelan who, like around six million of his compatriots, escaped from the socialism that Khalifa idealizes and now propagandizes.
And it is that there is a speech avoided in what was said by the presenter and replicated by Khalifa: socialism is the solution to capitalism. And if an employee is exploited, what he should do is exploit himself. He does not see a problem in the operation itself, but in the executor.
In doing so, he elevates socialism to what it has been projected for: a utopia. There, exploitation is good as long as the exploiter is not an evil businessman, but is in the name of the revolution. In her case, the sexual revolution, which she has echoed as a spokesperson for abortion, now that it has been revoked at the federal level in the United States.
Functional university indoctrination to discourse
Although she rose to fame for showing off her body, Khalifa holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Texas at El Paso. A simple search exposes how both the content and the teachers are committed to the progressive agenda. Although the classes are in English, references to Latino studies appear as “Latinx,” consistent with political correctness.
The anti-American sentiment, especially anti-European, the division of history between oppressed and oppressor subjects, all form part of the same mechanism of thought that is increasingly recurrent in universities: misanthropy. The contempt for the human being, his history and how, consequently, the system must be changed towards one of greater centralized control, since the human by himself cannot. And worse still, they consider that it should not.
Which exposes a new paradox regarding Onlyfans, since it is an activity that is not regulated or taxed, in which there is greater profit due to payment from person to person. The company keeps 20%. However, as in the socialism that Mia Khalifa yearns for, the masses earn a pittance and only the elites, who preach this system, get rich.
Top 10% of accounts keep 73% of profits
Most accounts take home less than $145 per month (after commission). The revenue model is $0.00 and the next most common is $4.99. To that tiny sum they receive, we must add the time that content creators invest.
As Alex MH Smith, who provides strategic advice to high-growth companies, explains, almost all the money on the platform is being made by a small fraction of creators, while the vast majority are working for nothing.
He explains it through the Pareto Principle, according to which in this case he would expect 80% of the profits to accrue to 20% of the artists, but in reality the results turn out to be much more extreme; more like 99% of profits for 0.1% of artists.
Pro-socialist and anti-capitalist discourse often goes hand in hand with criticism of the 1%, the group of the richest people in the world. But we see that in Onlyfans the situation is not very different. It is even more accentuated. In theory, socialism redistributes wealth. However, Mia Khalifa and the elite 0.1% in the industry are not distributing to others.
In fact, if you measure it with the Gini index, which calculates inequality, the 2020 indicators showed how Onlyfans was less equal than South Africa, then the most unequal nation in the world.
Onlyfans promoters sell a utopia
On the contrary, they are generating a false expectation for a whole generation of young people who see an option of “easy money” that in the long run is a utopia like socialism, where only the elites get rich and the masses do not.
Just as at the time Mia Khalifa denounced the abuses that exist within the pornography industry, how it prevented her from finding a job and affected her family and love relationships, it is a matter of time before so many young women who were exhibited by Onlyfans reproach the same.
Well, while Mia Khalifa claims that Onlyfans is socialism and enjoys huge profits from the 0.1% elite, so many young people expose their privacy in exchange for minimal and often no profit.
And yes, those who benefit from this system do not choose socialist regimes related to their ideology as their destiny, where hunger and persecution abound, Khalifa lives comfortably in the US with a fortune of around 5 million dollars. In other words, she has almost as many millions as Venezuelans exiled by socialism.