Why is capitalism so persistent? Is it the plasticity in capitalist ideology which allows absorbing it's own contradictions by way of reforming them in capitalism's own root image -- patriarchy --..?
Prioritizing individualism in the capitalist economic system has forced the society to delegate social responsibility to state, which is a hierarchical mirror of the top down economic model. This has allowed the state to absorb these contradictions (need for both be controlled by capital itself through politics.
Faith, which is tied to religious and spiritual experiences, is replaced by an irrational faith in rationality itself, and has elevated money, as a token, to the role of a deity. God, but god that only care about our "productive (material)" labor.
And since a lot of our social interactions have become stressful (for a billion reasons,) capitalist alternatives are built to help us socialize without the need of a real society -- real society where interactions are cooperative sharing of resources, ideas and emotional/physical labor with other humans, as opposed to a society where all relations are mediated through markets. We have come up with social tools -- IG, tiktok.. etc -- to help us (and covertly help capitalism) curate these social interactions without the need to engage in stressful social relations.
More importantly (and it is more troublesome that), even the opposition to capitalism have taken the same image of linear top-down model. Ideas like socialist state, planned economy, "vanguard party", and superiority of "scientific" method, seem to me, are only reflections of dominant ideology that perpetuate patriarchy.