corporate masters

anonymous asked:

I am totally on board with the idea that Capitalism is inherently full of inequality (even inherently racist) and is extremely unstable. I see the value in evening out the wealth distribution and see that Capitalism essentially makes us slaves to our corporate masters which lower productivity and overall happiness. I feel like it is 100% possible to have Communism in a Democracy. My only problem with it is that what is a person's motivation to do a hard job if doctors make the same as cashiers?

doctors and cashiers wouldn’t “make the same” under communism. doctors provide service to society, and in return they are provided their basic needs. every contribution matters equally to make society work, so they are all given what they need in exchange for their labor. material needs would no longer exist under full communism

Think of it as plastic memory, this force within you which trends you and your fellows toward tribal forms. This plastic memory seeks to return to its ancient shape, the tribal society. It is all around you—the feudatory, the diocese, the corporation, the platoon, the sports club, the dance troupes, the rebel cell, the planning council, the prayer group … each with its master and servants, its host and parasites. And the swarms of alienating devices (including these very words!) tend eventually to be enlisted in the argument for a return to “those better times.” I despair of teaching you other ways. You have square thoughts which resist circles.
—  Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune

Cassian Andor Week –> Day Four // Leadership

cassian andor and his team of loyal rebels he leads onto scarif

Lieutenant Taidu Sefla - the highest in command and one of the final survivors, he helped guard the route to the master switch

Corporal Stordan Tonc - a Pathfinder and veteran of Qemia 7, he helped divert Imperial forces on Scarif

Sergeant Ruescott Melshi - a fellow officer working under Draven, he led the Wobani extraction team and helped unite the unit

Private Yosh Calfor - a Hard of Hearing demolitions specialist from Mykapo with a fondness for bloodhounds

Progressive Agenda Worth Fighting For: 2017 Edition

1.) Single-Payer Healthcare For All

2.) Federal Jobs Guarentee: bring back the 1974 Humphrey-Hawkins Full-Employement Act

3.) Federal Protections FOR ALL LGBTQ PEOPLES

4.) A REAL path for citizenship for ALL Dreamers and illegal immigrants who work and pay taxes.

5.) Expand Social Security: there are currently multiple bills in Congress to expand and strengthen Social Security for future generations, while guaranteeing the wealthy pay their fair share into the program like all the rest of us!

6.) Eliminate ALL subsidies for Big Oil & Gas industries and begin FULLY subsidizing and supporting Renewable Energy sources for a FULL conversion to a Carbon-free Economy

7.) Make ALL PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES TUITION FREE and FORGIVE ALL CURRENT OUTSTANDING STUDENT LOAN DEBT!!!!

8.) Pass a new Voting Rights Act for the 21st Century that GUARENTEES the right to vote for ALL citizens regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, class or social status! NO MORE VOTER ID LAWS!!!

9.) Federally Guaranteed Public Transportation & Job Training: in a world where the economy and jobs can shift rapidly in various fields to various locations, a Federal Guarantee to modern Public Transportation and Job Training isn’t just a luxury, it’s a necessity. Give the workforce the tools they need to find new work and sources of income for their families so another “Great Recession” can never again destroy the livelihoods of so many families for so long a time

10.) TRUELY PROGRESSIVE TAX REFORM: since the 1980’s when Reagan and his “Supply-Siders” cut taxes on the wealthy while cutting back Federal Aid to the states, taxes have become more and more regressive. High Property taxes in the states made up for the Federal Aid that used to be paid for by high end marginal tax rates on the wealthy, but this means the Working & Middle Classes bear the brunt of the tax load while virtually guaranteeing an unequal education system dependant on wealthier tax payers who sequester themselves into small patches of neighborhoods throughout the country while Working & Middle Class neighborhood’s schools get gutted.
We can change this system be raising Marginal Tax-Rates on the wealthy back to their Post WWII highs of 70-95%, using the money to support local Public Schools and Libraries with money that no longer has to be dredged from the lowest income homeowners. This will also have the added benefit of greatly reducing Inequality over time through better educations for Working and Middle Class students while re-establishing an effective cap on incomes earned by the top 1% of earners.

ALL OF THESE IDEAS ARE DOABLE AND MANY WERE IDEAS PREVIOUSLY IMPLEMENTED IN THE POST WWII YEARS RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA. THESE PROGRESSIVE POLICIES HELPED CONTRIBUTE TO THE MASSIVE BOOM IN THE ECONOMY SEEN THROUGHOUT THE POST WAR YEARS FROM THE 1940’s-1970’s AND ONLY WHEN SUCH POLICIES WERE ABANDONED DOD INEQUALITY GROW OUT OF CONTROL.

IT’S TIME AMERICAN CITIZENS ORGANIZED AND STAND UP IN SOLIDARITY TO CHALLENGE THE POLTICAL ELITE IN BOTH PARTIES AND THE CORPORATE MASTERS THEY SO HAPPILY OBLIGE. IT’S TIME TO STAND UP TO THE WEALTHIEST CLASS OF MODERN SLAVE DRIVERS WHO WOULD HAPPILY SEE US ALL IN CHAINS LABORING TO INCREASE THEIR WEALTH.

STAND UP! ORGANIZE! TIME TO SAY ‘ENOUGH’S ENOUGH’ AND TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK FOR THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS, NOT JUST THE TOP 1%!!!!

Hippy new year and Merry X-mas

Tis was a hard year. Crisis, exams, fail in college and returnin to the school. Welp. I wish that everything will be great in 2017.
Also I wish what you are all will be OK and don’t cri about F in exams or failing a new art. good luck and hippy new year.

С новым годом, пацаны.


Also check my awesome x-mas tree.

Shout out

to all those tumblrs that have a hard/boring/tedious/job

and work fucking so hard for so little reward

don’t worry, we understand your strife

having to pay bills and feed your family

fuck those corporate masters that enslave you

one day we will cut these bastards up

and share the spoils equally

anonymous asked:

Does Tom Brevoort seriously think 'standing for something' is the same thing as publishing radical left-wing propaganda?

Why don’t you ask Tom?

But I would think that it would be a matter of belief, wouldn’t you? Do you believe that the editors you are accusing of “publishing radical left-wing propaganda” are doing so as part of some vast conspiracy, just following the orders of their left-wing corporate (WHAT???) masters? Or do you think it’s more likely that they are promoting ideals that they believe in and stand for?

Long live the new flesh!”- The rallying cry of the Biopunks, usually as they’re being arrested.

The age of TITLEWave is an age of machines; of cybernetics; of robot arms and going into debt to pay for those arms. Autonomy is not given to those wired to the machine, but it must be fought for with every scrap of will; or else kitbashed through trial and error.

But, there are those who want meat. They want bodily autonomy freed from the puppetry of strings; they want ecology of the new world free from corporate masters but resting with humanity instead; both within and without, the chaos that is life working for humanity, not against it.

Thusly, the Biopunks exist.

They produce biological implants, new species; new strains of body warping micro-organisms; new functions of flesh beyond even nature; in hidden bio-labs that are; more often than not; heavily legally dubious or, at their worst, ethically dubious.

But, it’s shockingly accessible to the poor; thanks in no small part due to certain surpluses of certain things I may have to talk about another day along with the technology developed by the Biopunks that has made starting up a functional bio-lab shockingly cheap.

There’s a lot of women and LGBTQIAP folks there, and though; as said before; they’re considered a very “white” subculture; they are more racially diverse than they’re given credit for (Though, as per usual, less than they like to think), and their philosophy is one of undermining authority with bio-alterations that are very quiet, but then become very loud to wreck the rich and help the poor; like Brian O’Blivion’s Black Bloc-ers

(And yes they have actually tried audiovisual signals as a means for their work, to small but growing success)

They have something of the opposite problem of the Solarpunks in that, while a lot of shitheads adopt their philosophy of bodily anarchy and autonomy while getting a few implants (Organic flame/acid throwers are particularly popular) to act like jackals, their actual creations have seen surprisingly little adoption; most likely due to the stigma the Megacorps put on their visible usage and the fact that having a job can be the difference between life and death.

Though, of course, there are some efforts to ameliorate this and make more “disguise friendly” implants, though the community is divided over that, along with the issue of their stupid; stupid “feud” with the Solarpunks or how much consent is required for some of their more… immaterial alterations (Think mutagen oozes and Videodrome signals).

This is not helped by the fact that they are chronically and comically disorganized a lot of the time. Of course, taking advantage of that disorganization, there’s a nasty sub-faction of the Biopunks, not-so-secretly wedded to multiple certain Megacorps, but that’s for another day…

As per the rest of TITLEWave, this faction and the ideas behind them are free to use so long as I, Thomas F. Johnson, am credited as their creator.

anonymous asked:

The young die for the wills of the elderly in power and their corporate puppet masters. America has never represented the people so long as lobbying has been allowed. We are an oligarchy, where the wishes of people don't matter.

why do you think I’m going to comment if you’re gonna send a deliberately argumentative anon to me at 11:58 PM

  • Isabel: My grandfather has done time.
  • Ed: What for?
  • Isabel: No one knows for sure. He changes the story every time you ask him.
  • *multiple flashbacks*
  • Master Guerra: I defrauded a major corporation.
  • Master Guerra: I robbed the second-largest bank in France using only a ball-point pen.
  • Master Guerra: I created a hole in the ozone over Mayview.
  • Master Guerra: I killed a man... with *this* thumb.

Dear brothers and sisters, now is the time to open your eyes.If you have not yet woken up to the reality of profiteering and enslavement we’ve been warning you about, I hope you realize we are fast running out of time. The governments of the world and their corporate masters do not want us to speak. Why? Because we unlock truths. We expose villains. We exorcize demons. Citizens of the world, we are here to help. If you have any interest in waking from your slumber, in retrieving lost, damaged, or stolen memory, we are here for you. We have your back. We are fsociety.

anonymous asked:

can you explain the whole "tumblr doesn't want discourse" thing to me?

Sure.

It goes like this: Tumblr was conceived of as a “microblogging” site, a la Twitter. It’s less intended for creating content than sharing content, and they never really intended for people to write long pieces of text or have conversations back and forth on them. 

You can see this in how quick Tumblr has always been to truncate conversations and change them from “reblog as text” to “reblog as links”. What’s really telling is the fact that they didn’t include any such truncation feature for picture posts, only for text posts. Now, the site’s architecture doesn’t really accommodate truncating picture posts (since truncation changes the post type to link, which would hide the picture), but that’s not the reason picture posts don’t truncate. If they had thought it important to include truncation for picture posts, they would have created a post type that accommodated it.

No, they just didn’t plain didn’t count on the idea that people would be having conversations below picture posts. The space below pictures is for captions, not conversations.

They expect social interaction to happen. They count on it. But serious discourse? Long conversations? This is both counter to their expectations and their perceived interest. 

I mean, in the first place, the same three or four people talking back and forth on a post doesn’t produce the same value from their point of view as one person creating something that catches fire and circulates on its own, collecting a string of one-line notes or reblogs without comment. 

But more importantly, Tumblr doesn’t want to be responsible for keeping peace in an atmosphere where people are using Tumblr to discuss politics or vent about their personal struggles instead of posting song lyrics and pictures of cats and superheroes. The presence of what some call social justice discourse on Tumblr and the ad hoc communities that have sprung up around marginalized identies is something that the corporate masters can only see as a headache. To put it simply: the want product, not progress. 

So this is why we get update after update designed to make the site less useful to the serious user while appearing slicker to the more casual or newer user. This is why updates tend to make conversation harder. And most of all, this is why the staff doesn’t give a rodent’s hindquarters about protecting communities or policing hate… because the sooner people stop junking up their cat meme sharing service with serious discussion, the happier the suits will be.

It’s been years and Denny’s is the only corporation that has effectively mastered the art of speaking to us Tumblr youths.

I think it’s because they’re the only one that has sincerely immersed themselves in our culture and participated enthusiastically, rather than simply googling “How the kids talk these days” and just calling it a day.

Fuck, I may get me some pancakes out of sheer gratitude for the fact that they took this approach.

OP NANOOK 2013 by Combat Camera
Via Flickr:
As Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship SUMMERSIDE sails the waters off the coast of Eclipse Sound, Nunavut, the ship’s company has the rare opportunity to catch a glimpse of a polar bear on a very large iceberg during Operation NANOOK 13 on August 19, 2013. Photo: Master Corporal Holly Canning.