Americans: healthcare please
Government: Sorry did you say a new military base in northeastern Syria?
Americans: no, healthcare
Government: Alright you drive a hard bargain but here’s a new military base in northeastern Syria.
Sorry we’re not going to be able to do the $2000 checks thing, or the cancelling student debt thing, or the $15 minimum wage thing. Would you accept payment in the form of social media “dunking” on Senate Republicans instead?
Biden is so endearingly befuddled in his old age it’s easy to forget how many children he’s killed.
Electing a new US president doesn’t change the movie, it just changes the soundtrack.
Abusive narcissists are just as motivated to acquire allies as they are to acquire victims. They’re often well-liked in the circles they move in, because the clever ones work hard on manipulating the way they are publicly perceived. This is also the case with the US empire.
Things that should be done in response to the Capitol riot:
- Charge the people who broke laws under those laws
Things that shouldn’t be done in response to the Capitol riot:
- Making new domestic terrorism laws
- Continuing the military occupation of DC
- Censoring the internet
It’s self-evident that Silicon Valley oligarchs conspiring to censor conspiracy theories will not eliminate conspiracy theories; the only thing that can end conspiracy theorizing is for the government to become transparent and cease conspiring.
So naturally we’re going with the censorship via Silicon Valley oligarchs thing.
It’s hilarious how the government which continually rains bombs on other countries has a list of “designated terrorist organizations” which it solemnly adds and removes names from based on which groups it likes and doesn’t like in a given moment.
To design a secure prison, you’d want good locks, high walls, a lot of guards and tons of surveillance.
To make it even more secure, you’d keep all of the above while also tricking the prisoners into thinking they are free.