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casualcollapse - 2021-05-11

Be sure to delete after watching
5 for banal ass evil

Meerkat - 2021-05-11

I was 98% sure it had something to do with video games or masturbation.

Meerkat - 2021-05-11

Or video games AND masturbation. Or masturbating to video games. Not that I would know.

Violet Intents - 2021-05-11

Bayonetta fan I take it? 😏

SolRo - 2021-05-12

You clicked that banner ad that says “you won’t last 5 minutes playing THIS game” didn’t you?

Sputum - 2021-05-11

Wow, he completely failed to demonstrate causality in a single of his points.

I wasn't expected to agree with any of this, but I actually do think he's right that many people my age and younger lack community and meaning, both of which used to be supplied by religion.

I think religion and especially faith are dog shit but we haven't done a great job of replacing what it used to provide.

jfcaron_ca - 2021-05-11

Yeah, while we've thrown out a lot of bad stuff with secularization, we've also lost some good stuff. I think a lot more non-profit civil societies, housing co-ops, tool libraries, community gardens, etc would help.

That our standard work weeks are still 35~40 hours/week (assuming you have a single job that is enough - which is increasingly rare) makes it much harder to have the time and energy for these things.

Governments have unfortunately decided that their main job is "running the economy" instead of serving some public good. We need way more organized state support for non-commercial civil society stuff. I say tax the remaining churches like the businesses they are and redirect the money to stuff people actually want to participate in.

SolRo - 2021-05-12

religion was never so omnipresent in recent history as to form a social circle for most people.

The hyper productivity that is required from us at work I believe has played a larger role. There is no time to socialize at work. You’re constantly measured against your peers’ performance - creating a constant atmosphere of competition. “Team building”, even with all its dubious managerisms, is nonexistent in most companies. So the majority of us spend the majority of our waking lives overworking ourselves next to people we hardly know and possibly hate.

Coax_Current - 2021-05-11


jangbones - 2021-05-12

millenials have one quarter of the wealth that baby boomers did at age 34

SolRo - 2021-05-12

That’s only because they’re lazy and eat too much avocado toast.

5 for evil.

Nominal - 2021-05-12

They were born into the most labor-friendly, upwardly mobile period of American history and couldn't wait to strip mine it, cash out, max out the credit card, and send all the next generations back to the Robber Baron era.

Chicken the Did - 2021-05-12

Values and meaning? That's funny. It was ALWAYS about the race to win at the end with the biggest, fanciest shit. Boats, cars. Nice houses. (Doing a Jesus every Sunday made you feel a little better about what you had to do to get those.)

Young people are aware that they are not even get NEAR any of that. They were created with the sole purpose in life of being the servants of pampered, silver poodles and their nepotism shielded grand spawn. They will literally work themselves. To death. Just to 'not be homeless'. That's all there will be for them. While at the same time being -constantly measured- by the things they own. Like those op eds you see cropping up shaming men for not having furnished apartments. How DARE you not run the rat race fast enough! Unacceptable! If you don't win those prizes you just aren't viable. Work-work-work.

My next door, Zoomer neighbor across the hall just died about six and a half hours ago. He stuck a needle into his arm and shot crap into his veins for what turned out to be one last ride. I got to listen to his girlfriend crying in the hallway for an hour. Because oh yeah, the opioid crises was due to those same, silver pampered poodles getting kids hooked on purpose. So they could all sail away in REALLY big boats into the sunset. The world burning behind them was not or never was their problem.

I wanna rip that guy's fat jowls right off his face and beat him with them like a Mortal Kombat fatality.

casualcollapse - 2021-05-12

5 for you..I regret blasting my stars preemptively

ashtar. - 2021-05-12

"Even adjusted for inflation, the median home price in 1940 would only have been $30,600 in 2000 dollars, according to data from the U.S. Census."

"The average annual increase in college tuition from 1980-2014 grew by nearly 260% compared to the nearly 120% increase in all consumer items.

In 1980, the average cost of tuition, room and board, and fees at a four-year post-secondary institution was $9,438, according to the Department of Education. That number has since climbed to $23,872."

"Measured relative to GDP, total compensation and its component wages and salaries have been declining since 1970. This indicates a shift in income from labor (persons who derive income from hourly wages and salaries) to capital (persons who derive income via ownership of businesses, land and assets). This trend is common across the developed world, due in part to globalization. Wages and salaries have fallen from approximately 51% GDP in 1970 to 43% GDP in 2013. Total compensation has fallen from approximately 58% GDP in 1970 to 53% GDP in 2013."

"Since 1980, U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) per capita has increased 67%,[28] while median household income has only increased by 15%."

"Household debt balances through March totaled $14.3 trillion, a 1.1% increase from the previous quarter and now $1.6 trillion clear of the previous nominal high of $12.7 trillion in the third quarter of 2008 during the financial crisis, according to New York Federal Reserve data released Tuesday."

ashtar. - 2021-05-12

I always think it's cute when conservatives are like "you just don't understand basic economics" like, ok bitch let's talk about economics.

ashtar. - 2021-05-12

You're not unhappy because you can't afford a house so you pay all your money to the rentier class, or that you can't find a decent job, or that you'll never pay off the massive debt you went into to pay for college.

You're unhappy because TOMAS JEFFERSON was CANCELLED for RAPING his SLAVES.

The fact that you can lie this flagrantly without spontaneously combusting is a pretty good proof of the nonexistence of god.

jfcaron_ca - 2021-05-12

The fact that more of the GDP comes from capital and not labour is heavily dependant on the acceptance of Intellectual Property as "capital". It's concievable that in a world with weaker IP laws, more rigorous patents (or abolish them), and more liberal Public Domain laws, a whole bunch of this IP-derived GDP would just evaporate. The fraction of the "real economy" (i.e. rejecting IP categorically) represented by labour would then be much higher, I think.

Raise taxes, abolish patents, abolish copyright.

Nominal - 2021-05-12

Because young people are sick of seeing that damn orange/teal color scheme everywhere.

Binro the Heretic - 2021-05-12

Parasitic old people sucking their life energy and ruining the planet?

Cena_mark - 2021-05-14

So much conservativism boils down to thinking the good ol days were perfect, and we're doomed for abandoning the old ways

ashtar. - 2021-05-16

but also avoiding the actual tax rates/social policies we had in the good ole days

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