Covid-19 was just the beginning, a class-war is looming on the horizon.
The youth can't keep being convinced the poorest people in our communities, and the poorest countries around the globe, are our enemies.
Our enemy isn't below us. He's not what's putting your family and livelihoods at risk.
It's the ultra rich.
Telling us to work in a pandemic.
Molesting our children.
Buying our governments and media outlets.
Giving authority to racist murderers.
Toppling our crooked economies and leaving 20% of people without an income.
Destroying the biosphere of our entire planet for millennia to come.
It was always the rich.
I'm just sad that years of programming actually managed to make people believe it was anyone else.
You know racism? I'm not even fucking kidding you, it was invented by the rich. Maybe not exclusively because it was always there in the back of people's minds, but the rich knew it was the perfect tool for turning light skinned people against darker skinned people. You know, as a distraction. Do you think it's a coincidence that wealthy American plantation owners had a lot to benefit from treating black people like all they would ever be is slaves?
It's by design. Years of racism built up to convince people that ownership of black men and women is "normal". Because the slave trade was extremely valuable. The rich still use racism and division to get what they want from the average American. And they will keep fucking doing it until they are satisfied, which is never.
Have you noticed that the people who are most trying to push against the narrative of "Black Lives Matter" and humanity being equal regardless of skin, they're usually pretty right wing? Capitalism and race division almost go hand in hand. President Lyndon B. Johnson once said, "If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you."
The rich control pretty much every aspect of the average person's lives, if they so wish.
There's a reason you almost never hear about rich criminals actually going to jail and serving length prison sentences. That's because as much as we just love to believe that "justice is blind" and "everyone is equal before the law", it's a load of bullshit. White collar crime is rampant and difficult to punish. I was actually shocked when they managed to get enough of a case against people to punish them for college scandals. I thought, like most rich people, they would walk.
So yeah. Open your eyes and ears. I hate the term "woke" because it's overused. I much prefer the term "eyes opened" because it really is like seeing the world for what it really is for the first time. Research any part of what I said and try to disprove me, I will be gladly listen to what you have to say. There are years of research on this subject.
Visualization of $50K, $1M and $1B. The median income in the US is $32,000. You can't build a lot of wealth with this... If each step on a staircase represents $100,000 of net worth then HALF of the people in the US are on the base or the very 1st step. Almost 200 million people who can't even get one step up in this system. The households on the 80th percentile are on the 5th step. That's about five seconds of walking to get up there. A billionaire is ten thousand steps up the staircase. That's enough to walk up five Empire State buildings. From these heights, they couldn't tell the difference between a millionaire and a homeless even if they wanted to. And Jeff Bezos? That's more than halfway to the space station. That's more than 24 consecutive Mt. Everest's stacked on top of each other.
If you had a job that paid you $2,000 an HOUR, and you worked full time (40 hours a week) with no vacations, and you somehow managed to save all of that money and not spend a single cent of it, you would still have to work more than 25,000 years until you had as much money as Jeff Bezos. Of course, we are talking about all his assets but don't forget that Jeff is selling his shares from time to time. Sold $1B of stock in 2017 and Cashed out $1.8B in 2019. He reinvested the money but nevertheless, he is able to cash it out if he wanted to store it.
- Elon Musk can blow a MILLION dollars EVERY DAY for 65 years. Was born rich. "We had so much money we couldn't even close our safe", "a teenager Elon walked the streets of New York with emeralds in his pocket". Musk family owns an emerald mine in Zambia
- The Koch brothers can blow a MILLION dollars EVERY DAY for 242 years. How the Koch brothers are uber rich
- Bill Gates can blow a MILLION dollars EVERY DAY for 247 years. Was born rich, his mom worked with IBM CEO, his father was a lawyer, his grandfather was a Banker and his great grandfather was the president of the national city bank in Seattle
- Jeff Bezos can blow a MILLION dollars EVERY DAY for 306 years. Was born rich. Grandfather owned a Texas ranch, his parents invested hundred thousand dollars into Amazon. Btw Jeff donated 98M USD in November 2019 - If you earn 50k a year it is like donating 45 USD
- The Walton heirs can blow a MILLION dollars EVERY DAY for 370 years. Born billionaires
- Distribution of U.S. income as of Jan 2017. Now it's worse
- Productivity is increasing but wages are stagnant, all the profit is going to the wealthy. The division started in 1982 when companies were allowed again to do buybacks of their stocks.
- Distribution of average U.S. income growth during expansions
- Income inequality in the U.S. compared to western Europe
- Income gini index in the world. As you can see. US, UK, Spain, Japan, Greece, Australia, Italy are in the top 10.
- Inequality is still an issue in Europe but not in every country, here's the distribution of German wealth. And here you have for the UK. The wealthiest 10% of households owned 44% of total aggregate household wealth. The richest 1% have accumulated as much wealth as the poorest 55% of the population. The poorest 50% of the population only have 9% of total wealth.
- U.S. economic mobility compared to other developed countries
- Taxes for the richest Americans have plummeted over the last 50 years. However the Effective tax rate stayed the same
- Amazing info-graphic about U.S. economics over time
- In addition to all of that, there's another layer of inequality as well. The one between the 1st World countries and 3rd world countries
- 12 EU countries reject move to expose companies' tax avoidance
- Wealth inequality in America
. The pay gap between American CEO and workers moved from 15:1 in 1965 to 220:1 in 2018.
- What corporations want has more of an effect on U.S. law than what the public wants
- Why rent will be your downfall. How rent cost grew
- Beware fellow plutocrats: pitchforks are coming
- How corporations pay no federal income tax
- What the 1% don't want you to know
- Trickle down doesn't work because rich are not spending 3000x more than you
- Study shows that you're more likely to be successful if you're born dumb and rich than poor and smart
- Richest 1% of Americans Close to Surpassing Wealth of Middle Class
- "Is curing patients a sustainable business model?"
- Millenials are the poorest generation
- An hereditary meritocracy
- Panama papers - Don't let it die
- Formations House works to hide money for the superrich
'Robots' Are Not 'Coming for Your Job'-Management Is. How can you retrain a 50 yo trucker? How can you tweet #learntocode to a 55 years old maid? No more sick leaves, no more PTO, no more maternity leaves.The managers who see a cost benefit to replacing a human role with an algorithmic one and choose to make the switch are killing jobs. The CEOs who see an opportunity to reap greater profits in machines -they're the ones coming for your job.
While suicide was the 10th most common cause of death among Americans of all ages in 2017, it was the second leading cause of death among young Americans age 15 to 24 Rising tide of suicide for young people under 24
Fight, before it's too late