Big money populism – exemplified by Donald Trump and Boris Johnson – is just one side of the capitalist sociopath coin. The other side, maybe more important, is middle class disconnection. Populism fills the vacuum left by middle class retrenchment. Tribalism and social media are tools for this isolation, not causes…
This is 2020 and our society is more utilitarian than ever. But it’s increasingly a culture without heritage, locked into an ouroboros sham stability that’s twisted to funnel wealth upward as nation-sized corporations destroy the planet’s future. And yet our society is called democratic; so long as the turkeys keep voting for Christmas…
Nominations for the 2020 Oscars have been published to a chorus of criticism about lack of diversity. It’s a neat illustration of equality of outcome, equality of opportunity and the cultural degradation caused by the continued breakdown of communication and truth.
Europe and the United States are the two largest economic blocs. I thought this map was interesting. It visualizes how the European countries would map onto the 50 United States, by equivalent GDP.
There’s much talk lately about regulating social media corporations – for and against these companies having freedom to censor users or protecting individual access to platforms as ubiquitous as a public utility. Should social media be regulated?
Big capital ‘survival of the fittest’ mentality weeds out the exceptional upwardly mobile from the proletariat and what better demonstration of this cynical Darwinian principle than millions of freeborn turkeys voting for Christmas. Who’s to say it isn’t “right” for a country if that’s the outcome? Brexit’s EXIT DAY will mark the final scene of this Act in the Dramatis Britannia one way or another. Parliamentary majority will define what comes after. It won’t be pretty if the wrecking ball is given unregulated, unlimited power to swing.
On 12th December 2019 the United Kingdom goes to the polls in the most divisive, fucked up election in living memory. Whether the voters know it or not, the stakes are enormous. Similarly high stakes play out in the United States in November 2020.
Will the UK (and the USA, in 2020) have woken up to the existential threats to their long-term future or has big capital already conditioned the people of these great nations into turkeys voting for Christmas?