Thinking about how it's becoming very clear that one of the fundamental problems with our capitalist society is that there is no pause button, on any level. Everything is built around the idea that whatever we are doing, we will keep doing. There's no way to take a break when there is a need for one.
People can't stay home because they have to work to pay bills. Companies can't shut down because they have to pay bills. Economies can't wind down because everything fails if it stops.
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covid-adjacent, uspol, longish
after this is all over, be sure to remind people, as often as they'll allow you to get away with it, that:
telecoms did not need data caps, had plenty of capacity to donate to low-income folks, and were never in danger of going bankrupt because of the lack of data caps or the additional usage
folks who work on computers all day can do that wherever computers are; most tech offices are merely trophies to show off to other tech offices.
the government wasn't concerned with helping people, it was concerned with helping business. it was people who were helping people and often the government merely got in the way of that.
trillions of dollars was found to allocate as soon as they wanted to; every time anyone asks how anything will be funded it's merely to shut down the conversation.
keep a running list of your favorite facts and get them in front of as many folk as you can, as often as you can, and maybe, just maybe, we can get more folks on board for change
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