right now there are two groups of people in the federal government who are each insistent that their balance between the good of the citizenry and the good of the corporate overlords is the proper balance.
no one in either group is your friend.
every individual, every single one of us here, is an "acceptable loss" compared to an airline or a bank or a hotel chain.
Don't get fooled into thinking some of them are on your side. They're not.
@djsundog Kind of like Franklin's "fish between 2 cats" except the quote doesn't really capture the true nature of their feelings about us.
On a good day, a billionaires can save me and everyone I know from catastrophe, at no personal cost to themselves.
On a bad day, a billionaire can destroy the lives of everyone I know as an unintended consequence of their actions and not even notice.
And if they want to harm me on purpose, they operate on a scale so big I can never go toe to toe with them. Fuck, I can't even go my whole self against a billionaire's toe.
In any way that matters, billionaires are Cthulhu.
@djsundog "good of the citizenry" ≈ "bare minimum to prevent widespread uprisings"
As soon as the powers that be start talking about "saving jobs" above anything else they've lost me, regardless of the party flag they fly or where on the political map they stake their claim.
They are supposed to serve the people. Jobs are not people. Jobs are but a means for people to earn income. "Putting people to work" ultimately benefits the employer, not the people. Somehow this false Job==Person equivalency came to infest politics and we are seeing the result now.
@djsundog The only acceptable loss is the loss of corporate scumbags, they can rot away in their ill-gotten riches.
@djsundog Sorry, to me one choice clearly way better than the other. Until there's an alternative, I'll take that one.
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