It is a challenge to get a coherent and reasonable view of the whole sickening death spiral most of us, and all other living things on the planet, are up against. If we can’t see it, how do we take action? We are all soaking in this perilous status quo solution because a few people, determined to have everything at any cost, wake up on fire to get more every day, no matter what the price to the most vulnerable among us. Nazis and klansmen are always on point, ready to serve their masters. They know exactly who they want to kill at every moment, in a way that ordinary people don’t.
We are so well marinated in this corporate/fascist moment (where mass death of our most vulnerable “losers” is vastly preferable to even a momentary loss of profits for the most successful winners among us) that it’s impossible for most of our fellow frogs to even see what we are neck deep in or to even imagine that there are alternatives to it.
So effective has Rugged Individualist advertising/propaganda been that even very intelligent and politically progressive friends have come to feel (notice “feel”, not reason or decide) that doddering compromiser Joe Biden is our best hope against Trump/Bolsinaro/Putin et al. Frustrating. The Democratic party has sold out to corporatism to the extent that a gif of a saucy Nancy Pelosi snarkily wagging her finger at an uncheckable Hitler-wannabe seems to be the best we can hope for.
We live by corporate rules, and many more millions will die worldwide because of it. We cannot escape the merciless logic of these rules. Random example:
I’ve been resisting doing the update on my phone for months, hating every update I’ve been forced to do over the years. Yesterday and today the corporation that made my phone began disabling my phone randomly, middle of a call– screen black, $800 device rendered useless. They just did it four or five consecutive times as Sekhnet called to verify that my phone, set to ring at top volume, no longer rings when she calls me. Sekhnet urges me to just do the update for my phone while I scream about Korean fucking fascists (Samsung) and the perfect unbeatable BIRD WINS mindfuck of surveillance capitalism.
How do we get out of this almost boiling pot when the vast majority of our fellow sodomized citizens can’t even see the problem? How do we fucking organize to fight back? Any ideas? You, in the back…