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Society is coming apart

Amber 53 days ago
No one wants to work and you can't blame them. The culture of easy money from the finance industry, tech, and celebrities is trickling down. The hard work ethos has some truth but more often than not it's a tool to exploit people, and to divide those with no income and those with just slightly more. You can make 200k and you're still closer to a McDonald's worker and a serf compared to people with real money, passive income investment properties and stocks. You don't even need a good business or business model, by the time a company's failing you could have already sold it in a public offering. And I know this sounds like ramblings in a goths scrapbook but I'm goth and this is correct. There's inflation that's knocked 96% of the dollar's value in 100 years. The FED admitted today maybe it isn't transitory. So it'll get worse. It's always been a way for governments to steal people's labor by spending that money before it affects the average person. Though socialist countries seem to work the same, if not worse, because a power consolidation always forms and paying everyone equal unincentivizes innovation or harder work (an oversimplification). But even still, the median American pay is about $35,000. If Elon Musk for example was operating at 100x the mental and man-power of the average person by median wage this would be 3.5 million. Of course people are confused by his net worth not realizing it's tied to liquid assets, people placing bets on Tesla as a future energy company, pricing in absurd future earnings potential. If he sold and gave all his money away it would decrease in value during the sell off not to mention due to its connection with indexes potentially trigger a collapse in the stock market. The fact that a tweet can cost a company 100 billion dollars should indicate the market operates on hopes and dreams more so than any connection to reality. And that's just one person. As much as you can shit on Elon and Bezos and Zuckerberg, at least they're to some degree providing a service. If they paid their fair share the government would still be trillions in debt, because governments like seemingly any organization with big administrative teams gets bloated and expensive when the people at the top are basically deciding their own salaries, have conflicts of interest to make more money through deals and stock market manipulation and insider trading. Really, how did Nancy Pelosi make $100 million on $200,000 in salary. Banks and hedge funds are the same thing, making some of the largest amounts of money providing the least amount of service. And money is so powerful, humans don't matter anymore. Super computers and algorithms in technology by companies like BlackRock exist to price in and calculate catastrophic events that haven't even happened yet. They have 9 trillion in assets. I believe this AI is in charge of society (see hypernormalization documentary) along with banks, money picks presidents, leaders are mostly performative and symbolic only at this point. Winner takes all capitalism is a nightmare. China is our competitor because they have cheap labor and complete control of their country, plus they just steal all our intellectual property and modify it with their spyware. This gives them a huge advantage because they get all the data that would be highly illegal here to make their decisions, and means they will be ahead of the United States in terms of the social credit score, and eradicating privacy to give them more control. What happens if China has more cheap labor and less regulation to throw into innovation during the AI arms race. People want limitless clean energy but what happens when Chinese factory workers create endless murderous solar powered drones that blot out our skies. Technologies are dangerous without some universal moral backbone which our world seems very far from. So to go back to something basic, I don't know what the perfect answer is. But the fact we can't figure out something as important as healthcare. And this shows itself because even during the pandemic many prominent health officials and organizations both lied to people and seemed to have no idea what to do during a pandemic. What were the people at the CDC doing for the last few decades if the emergency response was handled so poorly. Nothing was done to calm or universally inform the public. Key positions and recommendations were changed to several times, despite precedents for pandemics existing in Asia. The Trump press hearings were a shit show. Without a fix to this you're going to have more societal derangement, the lack of fairness that drives people even further to mental illness, more mathboi flies driving into people and children. And largely this is an effect of greed, a pathological desire for more. Like in this probably fake anecdote, JP Morgan in response to Tesla's free energy device says, "if it's free, where do we put the meter?" I don't know but if we had more energy we would have progressed more quickly and JP Morgan maybe wouldn't be dead or would have at least got to use the internet. Instead go people go for the satisfying short-term, and would prefer the illusion of power over something or someone to inhabiting a better world where they are not in the star player. Tldr nothing new shut up

webmaster 53 days ago
i don't know if you wrote this, but it's essentially spot-on

Amber 53 days ago
I was going to reference portslob in the portion about serfs but felt it deserved better. I am low key enraged by the lack of leadership in the last 10 years and getting demoralized.

i don't care what happens anymore everything is f*cked but im not stupid enough to think there's anything ill do that'll change it so *fart noise*

BULLHEAD 53 days ago
i think everythings gonna be just fine

_d0thack_ 53 days ago

Amber 53 days ago
I only care about what happens to me and the people I care about. Unfortunately it is often pretty intimately connected with everything else. It seems we can go two ways. The one is the Black Mirror episode about the social credit score, which isn't as bad as some people think because there are benefits to security and a lack of privacy despite that dumb quote by Ben Franklin that actually meant the opposite of how people use it. The other is if people say invest in say precious metals and start transacting crypto and they make decentralized everything and decentralized social media, nft stocks in markets to stop the market manipulation and corruption somewhat.

Barbara 53 days ago
amber what kind of gimmick is elon going to pull out of his ass to save this rocket problem

Portslob 53 days ago
The first paragraph doesn't make sense, then I read the last sentence of said paragraph and lol'd then I just stopped reading.

BULLHEAD 53 days ago
i think doug stanhope had a bit about how working hard is stupid?

Amber 53 days ago
Portslob 20 minutes ago The first paragraph doesn't make sense, then I read the last sentence of said paragraph and lol'd then I just stopped reading. I know you don't get it that's why you say cringy things like let's go Brandon

Amber 53 days ago
Working hard is pretty dumb if you don't have skin in the game and you are not being paid proportionally to your work. Work hard to increase your own skills, that makes sense, working hard for Target is absurd.

Amber 53 days ago
Barbara 32 minutes ago amber what kind of gimmick is elon going to pull out of his ass to save this rocket problem Link?

OhMyCar 53 days ago
not reading all of that shit, but diversity is the problem if you didn't say it.

thetowerofrome 53 days ago
Imagine writing that much crap on something like lambgoat. Jesus Christ.