AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS T SHIRT 3
Okay, as I threatened, I’m going to take a sharp detour and go from how to not spend money to save money to invest money to get to the point you need a lot less money, to how the digital revolution was nothing more than a wealth grab from the elite. I should have continued with the Save Money portion and then made this a new series, but let us not delude ourselves. There are only so many times I can tell you the same money saving frugal tips. Hopefully this will amuse and distract you better. Amused and distracted you will look fondly in my direction and think of me as your aging demented Uncle you feel sorry for and continue to support me.
As we left yesterday’s article I stated that the Internet was the last infrastructure project we’ve seen since the Interstate Project, and you know that one was only built using taxpayers money to help out THE economic powerhouse of the day, the auto industry. They sold it to the fawning public using the twin lies of fast troop movement and civil defense against the godless commies ( each ramp was supposed to have fallout shelters installed ), but only a fool looks at the dismantling of the rail system and fails to see who benefited ( just as you need to see who benefited from the taxpayer built rail in the first place. Hint-who do you think elected another scumbag from Illinois? ).
Public infrastructure is never built for the benefit of the common people. You are told it does. But just like the excuses for war cover up the elites making more hooker and blow money, excuses for infrastructure obscure yet more profit seeking from the bloated and greedy. Remember the ethanol fiasco? We got doubled food prices and an acceleration of farmland degradation, and Turd World instability, and the BigAg folks got subsidies. It was never about energy independence. Doubling the Food Stamp rolls was never about feeding the poor, it was about lining JP Morgan’s pockets with transaction fees as well as BigAg’s ( please try to keep that in mind as you echo the empty mocking calls against “The Free Crap Army”. Just say what you mean. You hate OtherColors and feeding them. Nothing wrong with that-is is just xenophobic which is a tribal survival mechanism ).
What did the digital revolution entail? Primarily, it robotized jobs. What did the Internet do, primarily? It created SkyNet that allowed the robots to communicate, dismantling more jobs. It was a job killer, and all the useful idiots ( myself included, as I became a one man publisher, saving costs from previous jobs which were digitalized ) who were cheerleaders for the revolution voted themselves out of work. I remind you all that primarily delude yourselves by reading conventional media, the true unemployment rate is 25-33% ( no, not by including part timers as unemployed. By looking at the Labor Participation numbers ).
So, sorry, MAGA dudes, your boy Forrest Trump never built a wall to keep out the little brown people taking your jobs ( house construction and meat processing used to be Union. Now they are illegal immigrant friendly and White Overpaid unfriendly. I used to be a dumb ass and hate on Unions myself, having drank the Kool Aid of Uber Free Enterprise. I finally decided I could not stay ignorant all my life if I wanted to actually write something worth thinking about ), and he is a lying liar from LiarsVille about the economy. Yes, his hair is magnificent and he talks a really good game. He is also a Yankee Rich Humper. Sure, better than Shillary, but that is his only claim to greatness.
What is one of those things we crow about as far as the Internet? How supposedly we are always connected and have the worlds library at our fingertips. Always connected. That is supposed to be a GOOD thing? Idiots yapping nonstop into their cell phones 24/7 is bad enough, since they have absolutely zero of any importance to say. You can bet their conversations are vapid enough, being a desperate attempt to make themselves sound important, as well as being their drama delivery system to fill in their empty days, but it also distracts them from things like walking and driving and working, which effects other people.
Yet, astonishingly, their online Always Connected world is an exponential step worse than their Phone World, as any cursory glance at any Facebook entry can prove. Yes, your Little Joey is a flipping prince amongst men. Congratulations. You delivered sperm. You are so different than anyone ever. Barf. As for all the information in the world, sure, that is a bit of a head rush. A nice feature. And the folks visiting Alexandria were pretty happy with their library, as well. Too bad that centralized storehouse of knowledge was no match for a, well, a match. Fire destroyed all the civilized worlds knowledge at one time, and soon when the fire of the carbon fuels is extinguished, there it all goes again.
If Ben Franklin was alive today he would be trying to eat a bullet, as libraries hither and yon race to embrace the digital storage of information. Ben was an advocate of free libraries to balance the playing field and allowing the poor a free education. That was circumvented by mandatory accreditation, and soon to be accelerated by digitalization and then elimination. Knowledge will soon be under the control of the elite again, as the Net goes dark. Enjoying that digital revolution yet? Hell, it is all our faults. We should have known as soon as Bill Gates started shrilling for it that it was evil and needed to be destroyed. First our jobs and then our knowledge. Ted tried to tell us. Now we just get the T-Shirt.
Okay, I feel bad. I’ll return and hopefully conclude yesterday’s topic, tomorrow.
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