The very question of whether anyone could really, reasonably make use of billions of dollars aside, it may be surprising to hear that it is possible be a billionaire without exploiting others, causing inequality, damaging the society or environment.
It may be even more surprising to hear that egalitarian, pro-people viewpoints and ideologies do not forbid anyone from making money or being considerably rich.
Such viewpoints only require a few simple, harmonious ideals protected:
Just think for a second:
What can’t you do with a net income like $10,000/month?
Aside from living in extremely dense, prime real estate like Manhattan or central SF, or wasting money in extravaganza like $10,000-per-bottle champagne, is there anything that you couldn’t do in our modern society?
With a net income like that, you can live in decent housing in many varied locations, you can buy a house in a majority of cities, you can get a very good car, you can travel, you can save for retirement, you can raise children, you can acquire reasonable luxuries…
Kudos to Biden for actually ending the occupation, which the military-industry complex and right wing did want to continue in one way or the other.
Even as of now, these segments are propagating a narrative in which not occupying Afghanistan being bad for ‘women’s rights’ or the withdrawal ‘having been handled bad’. As if either of those are reasons to keep a hostile occupation going.
Withdrawal was never going to be easy. After having occupied a country for ~20 years and wantonly killing their civilians for profit, could any ‘peaceful withdrawal’ be contemplated?
Through a totally compliant satellite government which…
When inequality causes a societal collapse, you also go through specific experiences. People and things transform around you. Often, they also force you to transform. It is a process that is pretty personal.
It all begins with you starting to notice little changes. People talk about money, wealth more. The better off ones are talking about careers. The rest always seem to have money issues. You start noticing the change among your relatives, friends. People talk about money more — only old people still talk how they used to do.
You start noticing that media programming has changed too. Well…
Eating is a major way with which humans cope with stress. Its built in by evolution. It activates various biological mechanisms that relaxes the body and mind and allows the person to cope up with stress.
Additionally it has a built-in, implied evolutionary message: It means that because you are able to get food and eat, you will be able to survive — there is no famine, natural calamity or any problem that prevents you from getting food and eating. So its a mechanism that works in multiple levels to cope up with stress.
And people are likely want to…
Its the Nayirah Lie.
Kuwaiti Government, A private US PR firm, and US government concocted a lie which said that Iraqi soldiers ‘took away 500 incubators from premature babies in a Kuwaiti Hospital and left them to die’.
This was picked up by media, greatly drummed up, used to rile up the public for war.
A ‘Nayirah’ character, a woman supposedly from Kuwait, came and gave testimonies in US Houses, speaking about the atrocity, to much acclaim and stampede.
This created massive popular opinion to support First Iraq war, and today seen as the reason which first Bush…
The social dynamics that created Trumpism are not being addressed.
Inequality continues. People lack housing, healthcare, jobs. Retirees are struggling. Infrastructure is falling apart.
Biden administration promised various things to solve these before the election, but they reneged on everything as a result of corporate pressure.
$15 minimum wage was silently dumped. Healthcare talk was silently dropped. Promise of bigger stimulus checks went away in the same manner. Infrastructure bill came out weak, and it reads as a means to transfer public infrastructure into private hands — more privatization. Maybe that is the sole reason it happened…
Furthermore, it would…
When some advocate for abolishing the police in response to police brutality, discrimination or corruption, it sounds pretty extreme. For, there is indeed crime in our world, and there needs to be a way for the society to respond to crime.
When looking into details of how policing works in US, and what results its mechanics create, you end up gravitating towards the opinion that nothing short of a total overhaul of policing in US can solve this problem.
From elected sheriffs who push the country level policing in the direction of the their own political sentiments of the…
Recently surfacing information indicates that the Capitol raid was an actual coup which failed to materialize as desired. All recent revelations point to some kind of plan being in action starting from Donald Trump’s election loss and culminating on Jan 6 events, with events building up on and following each other in a systematic way.
The sequence of events is as follows:
In an abrupt move which baffled many, Trump fires Defense Secretary after the election loss — a move which would reveal to have meaning much later.
Trump and his crowd claim election was stolen and start turning to…
Just have look at this scene:
It’s not a scene from the show Walking Dead.
It’s actual Americans (Trump supporters) protesting in Ohio, demanding that the governor reopen businesses during the early stages of the limited lock down.
This attitude was repeated practically everywhere in US, either preventing or complicating pandemic responses, and in many cases causing them to be short-duration measures.