myth: capital will respond to demand by making more things that people want

reality: marketing under capitalism has taken the most advanced technology the earth has ever seen and dedicated all of it to specifically finding things that hurt, upset and enrage human beings and amplifying them in a darwinian evolutionary process in order to maximize our own boundless unending torment

imma just link this here

oddly enough, this was prompted by a... rather unfelicitous response to a shitpost on discord rather than any feedback respecting this post

@Erbun nah, not really in a "humanity sucks" mood right now, been there done that

@carcinopithecus not to mention making useless things and trying to convince people they want/need them

@carcinopithecus @rysiek We as a society have essentially reinvented yellow journalism. :/

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