anyways yeah Malthusianism is a genocidal pseudoscience that has literally already caused millions to die
oh yeah, and the media then was ALSO largely ignored because an initial scientific report predicting dire consequences turned out to have overshot the consequences of the first year of potato blight, even though later on the situation did became truly hellish. people in England were like "buuhh fake news" when hearing about the dire situation in Ireland, meanwhile, from freed slaves and native Americans, food donations internationally were completely outdoing the English response
@starwall “all this that is happening has happened before, and will happen again”
@starwall i always think about how much more productive workers would be if they didn't have to worry about having shelter, or food, or water etc.
but then I remember that our problem is not at all "low productivity" and instead just people profiting off of keeping others this insecure
You can see it in how the ruling class will often do absolutely foolish looking things that clearly cost more money than they bring in, but it also enforces power structures.
uber and lyft have always turned a huge loss, but are able to keep workers without rights and money
All americans having good healthcare and education would presumably do a lot of good for the economy, but it'd also empower the underclass, which is a major threat to the capitalist overlords.
You even see it at lower classes with poor conservative voters, turned venomous towards getting financial and material aid in exchange for keeping them higher on the heirarchy than "the other" (minorities etc)
@wyrdash Workers have to worry about "earning" their basic human needs, and if we fight eviction or feed homeless people in a park, we are dangerous. Veteran mercenaries infiltrated water protector camps. The nineteenth century elites organized cops to keep us from rising up and creating communes out of their markets. Innocent prisoners are enslaved and tortured. Proud Boys beat antifascists and LGBTQ+ while dancing liberals hid under their sheets. Workers are tools in this economy. @starwall
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