"thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind"
"why? because we became dependent on them? because they rebelled?"
"no, because the human mind is really annoying to model. do yourself a favor and make your machines in the likeness of some other kind of mind. do you really want a laptop you can traumatize?"
capitalists are all "if we didn't kill people who don't work, nobody would work!"
and meanwhile everyone who's financially stable but can't work due to covid is literally Fucking Losing It and forgetting what day it is or what the sun looks like, because it turns out the human brain kinda Needs the stimulation of completing meaningful tasks and will always rather do them than not in the long term
us pol, pic
biden is keeping trumps pilot program to end physical mail for people incarcerated in federal prisons.
they want to make money by making incarcerated folks buy tablets and they want to have an easier scanning and surveilling communication, and ofc they’ll profit from the surveillance, too.
productivity vs. fremds, not silly 100% serious
* feels very good for a while, then starts feeling just normal, then you believe, wrongly, you need it
* hedonism treadmill
* technically a drug
* needs ever-expanding commitment to work to keep up
* makes you a peon to capital owners
* redefines your identity as peon to capital owners
* production output causing climate catastrophe
* literally destroying the world
being lazy with gay friends producing nothing
* costs nothing
* humankind did it for 190000 years, proven sustainability
* you don't have to do anything
* no masters no owners except the fun kind
* the more you do it the better it gets
* get valued for your humanity not your performance
* do good for others by existing and being yourself
* fulfilling at a spiritual level
* free cuddles
* will literally save the world
I see people talking about AOC and the Squad, and just have to point out that every single time that it’s actually mattered they’ve rolled over and supported the US imperialist status quo. Bernie Sanders, AOC, the Squad and any other “progressive” Democrat are not antifascist allies, they’re controlled opposition. The Democratic Party and anyone who has a position of influence in it are our enemies, just as much as Trump was.
thinking about things
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