Rich assholes like this fuck say there is no science behind fossil fuels causing climate change. After all, why would he want to stop what's making him rich. Eventually Earth will FORCE changes. But rich fucks like this will fight it til the end.
...With inequality in the United States having risen to higher levels than any time since the Great Depression and the accelerating effects of climate change creating the potential for hundreds of millions of climate refugees, the wealthy are making additional preparations for the moment when the public finally turns against them—hence the walls, tunnels, and armored vehicles."
It's coming! Prepare to be eaten...
Eat the rich: 7 movies like "Saltburn" that skewer the wealthy https://www.salon.com/2023/12/01/best-movies-eat-the-rich/
Tax the Rich o Eat the Rich https://loquesomos.org/tax-the-rich-o-eat-the-rich/ #CómeteUnRico #TaxTheRich #EatTheRich
When you have near-infinite wealth, practically no game has any stakes.
To the best of my recollection, Melon Husk has hated Twitter since long before he accidentally bought it, and was vocal about wishing it would die. Wasn't his entire plan to buy it just to destroy it?
"The Rich Get Richer" isn't just s saying. Study finds that more billionaires were born than self-made last year.
So, idolizing billionaires isn't celebrating entrepreneurship and can-do spirit. It's fawning over the birthright of Oligarchs.
Watching the video of Elon Musk saying F-U to advertisers was sort of gratifying.
Because it was abundantly clear that he is HURT and FURIOUS that people hate him so much.
Because it's apparent to everyone that the only people that like him are morons.
The Billionaire Ego.
To put it nicely: Fuck these kinds of people.
Jeff Bezos' Superyacht Is So Damned Big It Has to Hang Out With Oil Tankers
The Amazon founder has contributed to the world’s wave of shipping pollution, but it is unclear if he sees the irony.
Being filthy rich is not a qualification.
That one has shitloads of #money doesn't mean they are smart, intelligent, educated, clever, or skilled. It often doesn't even mean that they're good at doing #business.
Why, then, do we let the filthy rich mess with everything?
What’s wrong with the world today? Decades of looting instead of investment.
#EATTHERICH Exclusión social #ESPAÑA 🇪🇸:
"TRABAJAR y ser POBRE: https://www.epe.es/es/sociedad/20231128/trabajar-pobreza-personas-sin-hogar-empleo-precariedad-95137813 la mitad de las personas sin hogar que atiende Cruz Roja tiene un empleo"
IMAGEN: "NO eres CONSCIENTE de lo poco que cobra la gente: por qué nos cuesta tanto ubicarnos en la escala salarial "
Yes, 💯. Now, what should we do about evil? We owe evil people and their companies/countries nothing and have every right to destroy them to protect ourselves. We have a MORAL OBLIGATION to do so to protect our children - all children.
"It’s difficult, I think, to imagine anything much more systemically evil than this spate of bids by the oil companies and oil countries to keep wrecking the planet"
we all live in #apartheid
the world is controlled by the white fellas military
i did spent some time in the ghettos, they did not hate me
people need change as a means for survival, also to my astonishment they do not want to murder our children
people are tired of hate, they need peace to have their gardens flourish
My 2 Cents zu den #EintrachtFrankfurt Riots:
Angesichts dessen, dass #Fußball "Brot und Spiele" ist, welches die Hirne der Massen vernebelt, auf die es ankäme, um für soziale Gerechtigkeit (+Klimaschutz) auf die Straße zu gehen (statt die Spieler* und Bosse mit den letzten sauer verdienten Kröten reicher und reicher zu machen), ist es tragische Konsequenz, dass die tumben Krawalle in den Stadien ausgetragen werden, statt mit der Message #EatTheRich auf der Straße...
*bewusst nicht entgendert
If they can afford to live in Longueville on the water, the $3,000 maximum fine is part of the cost of the process, not a penalty.
Eat the rich or Mother Earth is gonna eat us all.
I find it very theraputic when I'm home sometimes singing very poorly, not harming anyone and giving my vocal chords a total flog mostly happens when drinking and I usually sing about how much I hate rightwing nazi fascist hypocrites... if any neighbours get offended then obviously they support rightwing fascist bigoted politics some where along the line there.
[traducción "Nuestra forma de vida americana solo existe una vez, ¡pero hay muchos planetas! Por eso estamos salvando la #economía, no el planeta" ]
Esto sí es muy real : https://www.xataka.com/literatura-comics-y-juegos/mentalidad-intrahistoria-como-elite-milmillonarios-fantasea-huir-sus-propios-destrozos [ Douglas Rushkoff ] ...cuando uno de los millonarios que le contrataron para conocer su opinión sobre el preparacionismo de los millonarios, le preguntó cómo conseguir que el responsable de su equipo de seguridad se mantuviera fiel a él y su familia tras el “EVENTO” que acabaría con la civilización.
I've been watching a lot of movies from the 30s and 40s lately in which the wealthy class seems to do a lot of horseback riding, skeet shooting, chess playing, tailored dress clothes wearing, sherry drinking, and cigarette/cigar smoking. Not a lot of work going on for those folks.
"Nobody wants to work anymore" is pure projection for the true "loafing class."
The absolute tragedy about this story is the sheer volume of food deserts we have in the US.
Dollar stores are payday loans for groceries. They are predatory for both customers and employees, and once again, the board and the C-suite are rolling in mega-yachts.
Sonofabitch...I'm not seeing ANY news of this posted anywhere, and that should tell you that the billionaires already have absolute control over what propaganda we're exposed to.
I don't think the complaint is to imply the YouTube'rs shouldn't be remunerated for their time.
The concern is that paid reviews are fundamentally biased, and untrustworthy. If I'm watching a review and the presenter says they were paid to do it, well this just became a waste of my time because it's just a paid for advertisement at that point.
A good reviewer is independent. So if I have to pay you to review my product, doing so invalidates the review's impartiality. Because I care about the subtlety around this issue I agree with them, it is icky, so why would they?
Roger Ebert wasn't paid by studios to review their films, he worked for independant news organizations who paid him for his critical analyses.
That a reviewer cannot make ends meet running a channel is YouTube's fault entirely, and passing the costs ever lower only cements the capitalist grip on us. I don't know what the solution is (*cough #EatTheRich *) but throwing away key moral pillars of your profession shouldn't be.
I know I don't shut up about this but frankly not enough #people are angry about the 5-day/40 hour workweek (and I am AWARE a lot of people #work even more than that). I feel like a lot more people should be absolutely furious that we only really have two days a week and some occasional hours in the evening to socialise, run errands, do chores, or relax.
It's no wonder so many people are profoundly lonely and disconnected from their #communities when maintaining a social life in what little free time we have is incredibly difficult. If you have kids, a second #job, a very long commute, or other responsibilities, it's nearly impossible.
We literally aren't meant to live like this and I'll never stop being shocked how many people just take it as the natural state of things and don't want to throw a brick through a #billionaire's window every time they think of it.
"It may be that the climate denialists, even in the 1980s, knew this very well. They denied global heating because they saw it meant social and political change on a scale never seen before. An economic system that had made millions rich and billions at least comfortable would collapse. For those who’ve benefited from the system, death is less frightening than poverty.”
Is there such a thing as a progressive billionaire? Soros may be the exception that proves the rule that all billionaires are bastards - ABAB.
"Conservative Group Accidentally Reveals Its Secret Donors.
"Some of Them Are Liberal Orgs.”
Save the planet, murder a billionaire
> Just 12 Billionaires Produce More Emissions Than 2 Million Average Homes
Billionaires are a Menace to Society...
"Let me put it this way: if you made $10,000 a week – a princely sum by the standards of most people – you would have to work every week from the year of Jesus’s birth until this week to earn over a billion dollars. To earn as much as Elon Musk’s net worth at that rate – currently $180bn, according to Forbes – you’d have to work every week for more than a third of a million years – that is, since before Homo sapiens first emerged in Africa....
... billionaires are a menace to the rest of us: their sheer political size warps our public life. Disproportionately older, white and male, they function as unelected powers, a sort of freelance global aristocracy who are too often trying to reign over the rest of us. Some critics think that the supergiant tech corporations that have spawned so many modern billionaires operate in ways that resemble feudalism more than capitalism, and, certainly, plenty of billionaires operate like the lords of the Earth while campaigning to protect the economic inequality that made them so rich and makes so many others so poor. They use their power in arbitrary, reckless and often environmentally destructive ways."
- Rebecca Solnit
"I have cochlear implants and I can only buy parts to fix them or upgrade then from 1 #corporation bc of tech exclusivity. upgrades to get new processors for both ears cost $23k & insurance only covers 90% (and it’s “good” insurance)"
I'm rapidly approaching an #eattherich frame of mind. I often deal with moneyed individuals for work, and what really pisses me off is a) the assumption that if they pay a bit over the odds they can get their order quicker and b) the rest of us don't need any time off, particularly at Christmas, so what the hell are we doing have a cut-off time for big, bespoke orders so we can get them all out before Christmas?
"12 der reichsten Milliardäre (Musk, Bezos, Slim, Gates...) der Welt verursachen mit ihren Yachten, Privatjets, Villen & Finanzanlagen mehr Treibhausgasemissionen als 2 Mio. Haushalte jährlich ausstoßen."
"Das reichste 1 % der Menschheit ist für mehr Treibhausgasemissionen verantwortlich als die ärmsten 66%. Diese 'Elite' aus 77 Millionen Menschen war 2019 für 16 % aller CO2-Emissionen verantwortlich."
Someone today told me hating the rich was a "tired old trope."
First of all, like most people on the internet, you have no idea what "trope" means.
Secondly, true things can also be heard many times, and the rich being monsters is one of those true things. I fail to see what's "tired" about despising greed. This sounds like a person who thinks politics should work like fashion
So I guess what I'm saying is fuck off, and #eattherich.
Haven’t read the report, but wouldn’t surprise me: https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20231120-world-s-richest-1-emit-as-much-carbon-as-bottom-two-thirds-report #EatTheRich
@breadandcircuses It looks to me like a worldwide collective outcry of rejection of two things:
A. untrammeled brutality
B. the veils being ripped off of the hollowed-out mechanisms and institutions of democratic inputs to the power structure, as demonstrated back in 2014 by Gilens & Page: https://pnhp.org/news/gilens-and-page-average-citizens-have-little-impact-on-public-policy/
@cstross brings an incredibly important diary post, linked below.
Know this acronym: TESCREAL
It stands for:
"transhumanism, extropianism, singularitarianism, cosmism, rationalism (in a very specific context), Effective Altruism, and longtermism."
And know the names of the billionaire tech-bros advocating for these insane ideas that benefit them specifically, and harm the rest of us intentionally.
They are: Timnit Gebru, Émile Torres, Ray Kurzweil, Nick Bostrom, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Sam Bankman-Fried, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Zuck, Marc Andreesen, Nick Land, and Peter Theil.
These people are DANGEROUS. They are bullies. They are thieves. And they are just fine with the implicit murder of millions to achieve their goals.
And, because they're insanely rich, their speech is issued from giant orbiting megaphones. Yours? Not so much. Meaning that, when they saturate the airwaves with their techno-propaganda, we must collectively scream back loud enough to overwhelm their message.
I vehemently oppose TESCREAL. And I vehemently oppose concentrations of capital that allow such minority ideas to drown our majority opinions. Every TESCREAL is a policy failure. #Enough.
I'm tired, boss.
Tired of bein' on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain.
Tired of hostile billionaires occupying and laying siege to our country.
Tired of them wrapping their tentacles around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming their blood funnels into anything that smells like money.
Dog tired, boss.
quote @brandsatzbodo (auf xhitter):
"die spenden verteilen sich zu jeweils gleichen teilen auf folgende projekt:
dorf der jugend, grimma
atomkinder e.v., schwarzenberg
rock am berg merkers, merkers
@Sheril Thank you for sharing this. Education as a public and societal good has always been the rhetoric, but we have to acknowledge that the system has always had, at its core, the goal of preserving the status of elites.
Once again, what's good for the elite is bad for everyone else.
The problem here isn't so much that different income levels have different outcomes. It's that the disparity in income is so great that it distorts *everything*.
Plastic covers 4,5% of global CO² emissions according to a study in Nature of this year and is slated to triple in amount by 2060 according to the OECD.
So yeah, it obviously needs a strict legislation. The rich countries need to put in a lot more effort into recycling and circular economies.
Unfortunately, there're big lobbies working against it, backed by rich capitalist oligarchs. So, if you ask what's next, we'd need to talk about #eattherich
It pisses me off how often corporations try to make customers join them in hating regulations by highlighting each tax as they pass those on to their customers. My ISP bill has several, but this phrase stood out: "Regulatory Recovery Surcharge" #EatTheRich
Meer miljardairs dan ooit in Nederland, rijkste Nederlanders wederom rijker https://www.ad.nl/binnenland/meer-miljardairs-dan-ooit-in-nederland-rijkste-nederlanders-wederom-rijker~aa847a80