The tech industry is already dripping with politics, and libertarian-capitalism is reigning. This ideology promotes the mythical concept of "meritocracy" which is used excuse the marginalization of anyone who is not a 20-something cis-white hetero male, and actually leads to denial that it even does happen. It is also the ideology that had let to massive corporate centralization of the internet.
Neoliberal elites: Woe is me! Everyone is so isolated in this day and age! So disconnected from their fellow man! We live and work and die in solitude, as strangers surrounded by strangers! What could be causing this? What forces could have possibly conspired to make us so unhappy?
Neoliberal elites: maybe it's phones.
Okay it's getting to be that time of year again, so I'm gonna save some time and say the thing I inevitably wind up saying every year anyway:
Fuck christmas shoes. It is the WORST Christmas song, and I hate it SO fucking much.
It somehow manages to both be extremely annoying, and also capable of making me cry, and for these reasons I fucking hate it, and I will not tolerate it being played anywhere over the next few months.
uspol, msnbc Show more
i'm so pissed at msnbc portraying all these losses as moral victories. wow great beto came close in texas that doesn't mean shit he LOST. papering shit over as a moral victory only dampens political enthusiasm and makes the public (and libs particularly) complacent and ready to wait another 2 years for an opportunity. like BRUH. in 2 years we'll have TEN years left before complete ecological collapse. fuck off and fuck you
hate-profiteering, facebook Show more
Facebook still sells advertisers the possibility to target the "white genocide" hoax, a primary point of belief of the Pittsburgh synagogue terrorist.
Fecesbook says it is OK for Facebook to profit off this deadly hoax because it had been approved by their own people.
Sadiq reads A People's History of the US by Howard Zinn Show more
Chapter 7, As Long As Grass Grows or Water Runs
"The Indian, not needed--indeed an obstacle--could be dealt with by sheer force, except that sometimes the language of paternalism preceded the burning of villages."
I finished this chapter recently, and its a hard one to read.
90% off ebooks from Haymarket Books https://www.haymarketbooks.org/blogs/52-90-off-all-ebooks-at-haymarketbooks-org. They publish tons of required reading for anyone on the left
Hey, I'm talking to you, yes you, the one who's letting a corporation build your playlists.
Back in the days (and I still do it) we built our playlists how we liked them, and we could skip how many times we wanted, and we were the only ones to blame for choosing that awkward song, no one else.
Oh I almost forgot: order matters!
Clara Zetkin, August 30, 1932
"All attempts to alleviate the crisis while the capitalist system still prevails can only worsen the disaster. Intervention by the state has failed because the bourgeois state does not control the economy, but the capitalist economy controls the state."
Many people now realize their personal data is used for ad targeting, but that's only the shallow end of a deep pool of nefarious data uses.
Here is a list of 10 instances when data can be used against you, like the gig economy, politics, & social media.
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