Read my lips...tech giants and their investors do not give a shit about you, your family, or your country. Period. And that includes all of the planet. And, make no mistake, they will do whatever it takes to get more of whatever it is they want.
The greedy elite rely on the fact that if they do a couple of seemingly charitable (on the surface) things that people will not pay attention to the atrocities they are actively creating and promoting. They can rely on the majority of the population to remain naive and to praise them, regardless that they are filthy heathens.
Big companies (tech, meat slaughter, coastal "farmers", manufacturing....) care about one thing. More. They want more. And they compete with each other to see who can acquire the most "more".
There are a few ways to acquire "more" quickly. Buy stock. But not hoping it goes up. Buy stock in a way that you make money when the stock drops. Then do everything in your power (hire protestors, help bring lawsuits against them, pay them to fail, whatever it takes) to help them fail. Then sit back and reap the rewards of engineered failure. (Soros, Buffett)
Another way is to spend less. You need the best employees, but that costs you money. That means less "more". Those pesky employees that want salaries.
What to do, what to do?
Genius idea!! Hire the really good employee, let them finish the project, then bring in cheap replacements to babysit the project and make the good employee train their replacements in order to retain their severance benefits. Brilliant! Foreigners will work for nearly nothing ($20,000 per year is a very comfortable middle class income in many countries) and not complain and risk getting sent back to their country. (This is "progressive" slave labor. The left's idea of a good time. Coincidentally, there are plenty of Visa programs, illegal aliens, and "refugees" to fill this need for them. And plenty of human traffickers happy to help them fill those needs.)
Oh no, now it seems that even the slave labor wages are to great a burden for these behemoths to bear! They just can not seem to get "more" fast enough! Replace them with robots! We can tell them it is a good thing because now they are released from the drudgery of that repetitive job task. Now, they are free to sweep floors or answer phones for half the wages instead. You can thank them for the considerable kindness right after you pack your box and vacate your work station.
Wait! Why stop there? We can make the taxpayers pay for part of the labor, too! And convince them to grant us money for buildings and also get low/no taxes! Happy days ahead! If that is not enough, some states let those companies collect the state income tax and then.....keep it! (I really wish I was joking, but that is true. Billions of dollars true, in fact. So sad. )
Big Companies Collecting State Taxes From Workers And Keeping The Money
Huffington Post article CLICK HERE
The fact is, the greedy swine are quickly finding employees useless to them. The irony is that that without those employees, the technology used to replace them would not exist.
Actually, the "more syndrome" is human nature. 140 mph trains are not fast enough. We need to spend 5 billion dollars to have it go 190 mph. Bigger, better, faster! More travel, more pay, more vacation, less work, less responsibility....but more stuff!!! So, yes, all of humanity has a bit of a problem. It is just that the uber greedy have something akin to a mental and emotional illness regarding the "more syndrome".
The world is at the edge of , well, something. Something unsavory. It is being fueled by big business, big tech, big pharma, big investment, big government, insurance companies, hospitals, the Department of Education, and general laziness and trained dependence on welfare programs. Small communities are being forced to close down small businesses as big companies lobby to regulate them out of existence. People are being manipulated into buying cheap, low quality stuff designed with planned obsolescence. Ever ask yourself why old refrigerators lasted for 40 years and new and improved refrigerators are lucky to last 10 years? Suspicious?
In any case, the day of reckoning seems to be around the corner. This article from Technology Review paints a grim picture. One where massive job loss and poverty lie ahead. I know it is difficult to muster up sympathy for people who have contributed to job loss and wage lowering only to have it also happen to them, but it is still worth reading and knowing about what is happening. Take a moment to review this article.
This is the sort of poverty that will be "felt around the world".
While people push for higher wages and executives get paid untold millions, the cost of goods sold and the cost of living goes up with it. What about hitting this nail with a different mallet? Maybe wages that are a bit lower and profits that are not obscene? Maybe it is time for the price of pretty much everything to correct back down to sane levels. Of course, that would mean that mom and pop shops would need to spring up and pull the rug out from under the industry giants.
To combat the potential abuse of deregulating the internet (ending the farce called net neutrality), young tech entrepeneurs in rural areas will need to help build up rural internet access and offer competition to those greedy companies. The internet ran perfectly fine prior to 2015. Remember that? When internet services sprang up like weeds everywhere you looked. Now, that growth is reserved for the obscenely rich.
Are people mentally and emotionally strong enough to go down that road? Can they support their local communities and learn to be happy with who they are and where they live without having to have it all? Do they even remember what a real community is?
We need to reopen those real community centers where the retired, the young, and the working age people all come together to celebrate each other and their community. Stop giving your hard earned money to all of the fake charities. How many hundreds of millions have gone to get clean water in impoverished areas of Africa, yet after 25 years they still have no clean water? But the charity owners seem to drive nice vehicles and live in nice houses. Instead, invest your money in your own community and in yourself and your neighbors.
This is MAGA. And when America is healthy and strong, we help others to be healthy and strong, too.
Oh yes, Merry Christmas!
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