Would you advise someone to flap towels in a burning house? To bring a flyswatter to a gunfight? Yet the counsel we hear on climate change could scarcely be more out of sync with the nature of the crisis.
The email in my inbox last week offered thirty suggestions to green my office space: use reusable pens, redecorate with light colours, stop using the elevator.
Back at home, done huffing stairs, I could get on with other options: change my lightbulbs, buy local veggies, purchase eco-appliances, put a solar panel on my roof.
And a study released on Thursday claimed it had figured out the single best way to fight climate change: I could swear off ever having a child.
These pervasive exhortations to individual action — in corporate ads, school textbooks, and the campaigns of mainstream environmental groups, especially in the west — seem as natural as the air we breath. But we could hardly be worse-served.
While we busy ourselves greening our personal lives, fossil fuel corporations are rendering these efforts irrelevant. The breakdown of carbon emissions since 1988? A hundred companies alone are responsible for an astonishing 71 percent. You tinker with those pens or that panel; they go on torching the planet.
it really is hard not to buy pride themed stuff from corporations. it really is. I see McDonald’s putting out pride themed packaging and I Want It. I do. I want to buy something that makes me feel accepted, like I’m loved, like I’m celebrated.
But corporations do not love me. they do not accept me. they do not celebrate me. they love money, they celebrate profit. that is all we are to them. and that is the truth.
I know it’s hard not to buy these things but remember where these corporations stand. they support and partner with police. they are #bluelivesmatter and #alllivesmatter. they support politicians that would send us to conversion therapy given the chance. they allow us to be fired for our gender and sexuality. they are not here for us. they are here for our money.
Evans and Marta Ramos have one thing in common: They have each cleaned
offices for one of the most innovative, profitable and all-around
successful companies in the United States.
Ms. Evans, that meant being a janitor in Building 326 at Eastman
Kodak’s campus in Rochester in the early 1980s. For Ms. Ramos, that
means cleaning at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., in the present day.
the 35 years between their jobs as janitors, corporations across
America have flocked to a new management theory: Focus on core
competence and outsource the rest. The approach has made companies more
nimble and more productive, and delivered huge profits for shareholders.
It has also fueled inequality and helps explain why many working-class
Americans are struggling even in an ostensibly healthy economy.
$16.60 per hour Ms. Ramos earns as a janitor at Apple works out to
about the same in inflation-adjusted terms as what Ms. Evans earned 35
years ago. But that’s where the similarities end.
Evans was a full-time employee of Kodak. She received more than four
weeks of paid vacation per year, reimbursement of some tuition costs to
go to college part time, and a bonus payment every March. When the
facility she cleaned was shut down, the company found another job for
her: cutting film.
Ramos is an employee of a contractor that Apple uses to keep its
facilities clean. She hasn’t taken a vacation in years, because she
can’t afford the lost wages. Going back to school is similarly out of
reach. There are certainly no bonuses, nor even a remote possibility of
being transferred to some other role at Apple.
the biggest difference between their two experiences is in the
opportunities they created. A manager learned that Ms. Evans was taking
computer classes while she was working as a janitor and asked her to
teach some other employees how to use spreadsheet software to track
inventory. When she eventually finished her college degree in 1987, she
was promoted to a professional-track job in information technology.
than a decade later, Ms. Evans was chief technology officer of the
whole company, and she has had a long career since as a senior executive
at other top companies. Ms. Ramos sees the only advancement possibility
as becoming a team leader keeping tabs on a few other janitors, which
pays an extra 50 cents an hour.
They both spent a lot of time cleaning floors. The difference is, for Ms. Ramos, that work is also a ceiling.
This one is fairly obvious, as they control the website. However, They have no control over the content on this website, only the form it is presented in. In this way, they are weaker than many on this list. However, with their unnecessary changes and rampant “bugs”, they are a force to be reckoned with in the blue blogosphere.
Corporations have very little power in terms of content creation and format, but they act as a warning mechanism for all the small time bloggers like you and me. To get a grip on what is no longer funny, just take a sneaky peek at a corporate blog. I guarantee you’ll know what I mean when you see it.
Slimetony and his Court of Fools
These Tumblr comedians dominate the note economy by setting each other up for joke after joke in a neverending cycle. With a unique, trendsetting format that many have tried to copy, he and his pals have climbed to the top of Tumblr with relatively little competition.
Sandsverse and Meevesverse
These are some of the few blogs that have truly become one with the website. They employ a strategy of avoiding discourse by creating a “universe” and only interacting with those who obey its rules. These blogging giants are everywhere and with the way things currently are, they will never truly lose power.
The Woody Collective
A movement the went unnoticed on Tumblr for many years that has just now surfaced for all to see, claiming the corpses of fallen Tumblr Giants and Vagrants, presumably gaining their powers. Their motivations and full capacities are not currently known, but they currently appear to be a force for justice in this strange and confusing world.
Please, if you are able, add onto this database so we may be properly prepared for dealing with these beings.
Unless you are a victim of abuse or
faint of heart
People have to realize, it’s statistically
impossible that there are no pedophile rinks in your government, and in
big banks, and in international corporations. Not to mention how well
connected to each other these institutions are. There are tens of
millions of people around those circles, around the world, and you only
need a sample of a few hundred to surely find someone who has raped
multiple minors. There are more than a few hundred people who have
hundreds of millions of dollars, and you can only imagine how much you
could get away with if you had those kinds of resources and connections.
The more powerful someone is, the easier -not harder, easier- it is for
them to get away with it. Here’s the proof of all of that.
I also wanted to highlight a specific name from this video
22:17: “the flight logs also show that Bill Clinton went to Jeffrey Epstein’s island fucking frequently.”
“Billionaire hedge-fund mogul, Jeffrey Epstein, became a free man
five years after he was first accused of sexually abusing underage
… During Epstein’s terms of house arrest, he made
several trips each month to his New York home and his private Caribbean
island. In the early stage of his sentence for soliciting prostitution
for a minor … he was allowed out to his office each day. Meanwhile
Epstein had settled more than a dozen lawsuits brought by the underage
girls who were recruited to ‘perform massages’ at his Palm Beach
mansion. Seven victims reached a last-minute deal … days before the
scheduled trial. Each received well over a million dollars, an amount
that will hardly dent Epstein’s 2 billion net worth.
Beach Police Department identified 17 local girls who had contact with
Epstein before the age of consent. The youngest was 14 and many were
younger than 16, and
that was just one of those things many homes around the world20:38he
also owned property in New York, Santafe, Paris, London, and the
The subsequent investigation by the FBI, reaching as far back as 2001, identified roughly 40 victims,
whom Epstein referred to as his ‘Yugoslavian sex slave’…
are some heavy allegations surrounding politicians and royalty who
spend their time with a convicted pedophile [Jeffry Epstein].
Brought in on the billionaire’s private jets, nicknamed by locals as
the ‘Lolita Express’, numerous girls were allegedly taken to his 78th
acre little st. James hideout in the US Virgin Islands. It is claimed
that they were made to take part in depraved orgies….
… Court papers claim visit included prominent American politicians,
powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime
minister, and other world leaders. The flight logs also show that Bill Clinton went to Jeffrey Epstein’s
island frequently. The flight logs show that he went there 26
times in 3 years.
The most powerful people in the world are doing this
with impunity because nobody has the power to stop them, and when they
are -like Epstein- finally brought trial, he simply pays off the victims and escapes the sentencing“
Among the 40 interview subjects are CEOs and top-level executives from a
range of industries: oil, pharmaceutical, computer, tire,
manufacturing, public relations, branding, advertising and undercover
marketing; in addition, a Nobel-prize winning economist, the first
management guru, a corporate spy, and a range of academics, critics,
historians and thinkers are also interviewed.“