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Police Reform Works — For the Police
"Decades of reform have built an agile, deadly force that pushes millions of people into the largest carceral system in the world."
One-Fifth of U.S. Beef Capacity Wiped Out by JBS Cyberattack https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-31/meat-is-latest-cyber-victim-as-hackers-hit-top-supplier-jbs?sref=UTbvKgk5
So, I'm not American. I've heard of the "New Deal" and I seem to recall people generally consider it one of the best things ever, for a time? And apparently neoliberalism was invented in large part out of disapproval of the "New Deal"? What? Am I completely misinformed here or is neoliberalism truly just the idea that "we can't have the collective of people(the government) helping people, we have to make them fight each other for the right to even live" or what?
“But of late, since Bismarck went in for state-ownership of industrial establishments, a kind of spurious socialism has arisen, degenerating, now and again, into something of flunkeyism, that without more ado declares all state ownership, even of the Bismarckian sort, to be socialistic. Certainly, if the taking over by the state of the tobacco industry is socialistic, then Napoleon and Metternich must be numbered among the founders of socialism.” — engels, anti-dühring
People are laughing, but I can relate and I kinda think it's pretty disturbing https://old.reddit.com/r/dankmemes/comments/n6s8tz/ive_become_a_briish/
done grading so now I can talk about this more
this is good encapsulation of how individuality is a nonsense concept, in both the material and social sense
materially you have a system of transportation chosen by the gov't in DC, who decided over the course of the 20th century to base their public transport on the automobile, saving rail line for freight instead. roads are just another form of public transport because they are built by the government to transport the public. it's just that we have to buy a car in order to do it (and subsidize the car industry) and good luck if you want to do anything else.
but since you drive the car, it is seen as an aspect of freedom and choice, except for the fact that 1) nearly everyone needs a car, 2) you can only drive it on roads that go to specific locations, 3) you are looked on poorly if you cannot afford or reject the use of cars in favor of proper public transport. It's US individualism in which we always end up doing the same thing
developers: man it really seems like software has been going downhill for the last 15 years
me: CAPITALISM INCENTIVIZES SHORT TERM SUCCESS OVER LONG TERM STABILITY
developers: it just feels like there is no end to the bullshit
me: CAPITALIST INVESTMENT INCENTIVIZES GRIFTING OVER ACTUAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
developers: why is everything so buggy and resource intensive
me: CAPITALISM INCENTIVIZES MARKETING-FRIENDLY FEATURE CHURN OVER USABILITY
hey everyone if you could boost this toot about our new game that would be fabulous!!! me and my partner are two queer weirdo gamedevs and have a really small audience
it's launch day for our game Sparkles & Gems, a breakout type game! it's a breakout + match3ish head-to-head game where you can collect items or play through a VN-like story or play 2-player!!