[At the United States patent office]:
[Me]: "This is my design for a self-reheating, self-refilling bath tub that uses sustainable, renewable energy..." *hands over document*
[Patent Clerk]: *looks over paper* "...this is just a diagram of you pissing in the bathwater your bathing in..."
[Me]: *nodding* "Genius, right?"
Like, its obvious that decreases in welfare will lead to increases in crime (or what the state calls crime), but realize that this was a deliberate, conscious policy. This is why for-profit prisons boomed in the Reagan era--they were safety valves for the excess humans that society had to stow away, but which the state didn't have the capacity to house. They quickly allowed for and utilized them because they knew what the effect of the policies would be.
I dont know who needs to know this, but the concurrence of austerity--the vicious slashing of social spending across the board--and the growth of the carceral state and industrial complex are no coincidence. That's the most simple definition of what neoliberalism is, and what its project means for us.
He's had a long day:
They're enjoying the newly found shelf space:
I'm clearing off the shelves as part of the packing process (way ahead of schedule to prevent future stress), so now a corner of my room is just books
Socialist. Marxist. Union tradesman.
Back hurts all the time.
Love my bb bois
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!