Anti-colonial Marxism is as good as a country breakfast.
Investors are pissed about it. Its why tech bros are firing people by the thousands (same with Twitter kind of). Finance no longer cares about this kind of shit. They just want Facebook to focus on its massive 2 billion user base to make money for them. The thing about tech bros is that, perhaps more than other monopolists, they belive in their own bullshit visions. They probably dream about giving Ted talks and saving the world.
Honestly tho even it becomes half of what they want it to be it could monopolize a lot of shit. It’s like reinventing the internet so you can charge rent to Amazon. It will be tough without investor support though.
If you live in rural, isolated parts of the US and are a worker you still don’t necessarily need a truck. The people with trucks are usually land owners, ranchers, or business owners in my experience. The workers drive company trucks or they work at a diner or something that has no need for trucks at all. Or the community is dying and people are forced to move to a city, but that is a seperate issue.
As for snow, you just put chains on your tires (sometimes required by law) and only make the trek into “town” very few times during winter. Trucks or SUVs are not actually the most important part, in fact the larger vehicle can make it more difficult in narrow mountain passes. Also many residents in isolated areas are actually wealthy, especially ranch/business owners, and they are most certainly at their winter homes not dealing with snow while working people basically just drink alcohol all winter. None of the businesses I worked at were owned by legitimate residents of the area, but instead also owned property in other states like Texas or California, or in the “nearby” (like 300+ miles away) major metro areas.
Anyways I don’t think it is always true accross all rural spaces that workers specifically need large vehicles. In fact I’d say advertising, and corporate currated identities play a big role in how people choose their car- especially when it leans on outdoor lifestyle branding which is a major fixture in the US settler imagination and of US nation building. It’s not true in the isolated mountain towns I have lived in, nor in the forgetten parts of the desert. It was usually business owners that needed trucks. Poor people were crammed into shrinking small towns while the rich lived on tracts of land. I think people forget that rural often means landed and thus not always poor, not always working class.
However, ultimately I appreciate your skeptism of the narrative of the video. It is easy for yuppies to say what is good for everyone and it is much less possible for people outside of the big city to just let go of their vehicles, big or small. I ended up getting an Outback Subaru because I had to commute 50-70 miles to work from a desert valley to various mountain towns and did not feel safe in a smaller car driving so much but had no need for something bigger. Gas prices are too high for a truck to be an option and I mostly worked in restaurants.
Yes. All of them.
But I don’t speak with them willingly. There is only moral outrage, pearl clutching, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Ya know, the basic white supremacist talking points. We come from a long history of anticommunism.
We were there fighting for the US during the Russian Civil War. We were there aiding the KMT during the Chinese Civil War. We were there in Reagan’s army. It is a baffling, shocking development that now I have so much respect for those who have humiliated my family for over a century.
Idk but I’ve seen several of hers. I’m not a scientist but she is persuasive and seemingly has “no nonsense” criticism that feels constructive. She is more than just a tuber.
Ive only seen one other person on here (unless I just can’t see well, I certainly do partake in the talking-head tuberverse) Its the guy 2nd from bottom on the right. He has done take downs of flatearthers. I think he is an example of a scientist that has a poor grasp of sociology or philosophy and portrays people as drooling fools for not understanding his science. I think it’s off-putting, snobby, even ableist, despite being effective at teaching the science surrounding the earth’s shape.
Back when I was reading up on claims about child soldiers in the Philippines, I came across that communists would try to turn the kids of major figures against their parents. Which I think we all know is not only based but almost too easy. Most wealthy elites have a reputation for being absent at best. Elon is likely a terrible parent and his excuses are undignified. Take the L Elon. Your kids hate you and its your fault.
Yeah ive been watching it and it is about what youd expect. I watch all marvel content because my handlers have instructed me to do so. Other shows like moon knight and loki felt like there were high stakes or were moving the MCU along. This one seems like its mostly filler so far. I guess that could change with todays episode but im not holding my breath.
But muh rock its