There is more at stake here than just a farmer and his few customers — this is about the fundamental right of farmers and consumers to engage in peaceful, private, mutually consenting agreements for food, without additional oversight.
We’re so screwed.
Too much addiction, no consciousness
Don’t trust it, this cosmology is busted
Broken returns to the dusted, stems of corruption
Oppression, deceit, abuse and repeat
They don’t feel complete unless they’re robbin’ the sheep
Man is not a product if you call it that then stop it
In this neurotic godless society
This is such a simple fucking point. Just look at the graph above.
Prison privatisation really takes off in the 80s (in response to increased prison populations from racist war on drugs started in the 70s).
There are companies whose entire existence depend on locking people up, and who are legally obliged to do this as much as possible.
We’ve put private corporations in a position where they can dictate to state governments how many people they must arrest and sentence to prison in a year. There are two possibilities here: either they have some kind of Minority Report style technology where they magically know how many crimes are going to be committed in advance, or people are losing their freedom for no other reason than to improve the bottom line.
And think about the way “business ethics” functions in the capitalist U.S. right now. To be successful, it’s not enough for a company to stay afloat and it’s not even enough for them to turn a profit. All anyone cares about is growth: the highest possible profit must be made this quarter, but next quarter’s must be even higher.
There’s a reason that graph keeps going up.
Conservatives like to trot out old sayings about how no democracy can survive once the masses figure out they can vote to give themselves the keys to the treasury. Well, how’s a republic supposed to survive this?
Major cities like New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and even Houston have been declared by the Department of Homeland Security to be within the official 100 mile ‘border’ of the United States, subjecting 197 million citizens to electronic belonging searches without any suspicion.
Important stuff, people
when i see an israeli jew on fb writing on an acquaintances wall to “fucking kill them all” in reference to the palestinians, I wonder if he can even pause for a moment to wonder about that kind of thinking and his people’s history?
someone has to go first and take a step. b/c each side can point to pain and loss in their families, we’ll otherwise keep going round and round and round. And i don’t see how that first step can be by anyone other than those with the power in the region.
i’m not hopeful…
I don’t get.
Any of it.