Late stage capitalism

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 4:08pm
Low Down Low wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 4:01pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 3:09pm
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02 Apr 2024, 2:49pm
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02 Apr 2024, 2:29pm


Transfer some money from public health to poison gas. We can appreciate the irony as they're choking.
I will certainly chuckle heartily when some poor sap dials the emergency paramedic number only to receive a number disconnected message.
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Couldn't agree more, bunch of dumb fucks with their 1,000 year reich. How dull and unambitious was that? We're going to rule forever, like from here to kingdom come baby!

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Low Down Low wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 4:20pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 4:08pm
Low Down Low wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 4:01pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 3:09pm
Low Down Low wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 2:49pm


I will certainly chuckle heartily when some poor sap dials the emergency paramedic number only to receive a number disconnected message.
You, sir, are welcome in my bunker any time.
Thank you mein fuh...i mean thank you, kind sir!
Hitler was a loser. We're winners!
Couldn't agree more, bunch of dumb fucks with their 1,000 year reich. How dull and unambitious was that? We're going to rule forever, like from here to kingdom come baby!
Anyway, what were we talking about? Right: fuck the rich in the fucking ear.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 4:34pm
Low Down Low wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 4:20pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 4:08pm
Low Down Low wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 4:01pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 3:09pm


You, sir, are welcome in my bunker any time.
Thank you mein fuh...i mean thank you, kind sir!
Hitler was a loser. We're winners!
Couldn't agree more, bunch of dumb fucks with their 1,000 year reich. How dull and unambitious was that? We're going to rule forever, like from here to kingdom come baby!
Anyway, what were we talking about? Right: fuck the rich in the fucking ear.
Don't know why but that reminds me of something i read on the twitter machine a couple of years ago and stuck in my head, goes something like "the UK and US stopped investing in infrastructure in the 1980s because the free market would fix pot holes and make the trains run on time and now nothing literally works anymore and you can't do anything but 4 people are, like, richer than God."

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Low Down Low wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 5:04pm
Don't know why but that reminds me of something i read on the twitter machine a couple of years ago and stuck in my head, goes something like "the UK and US stopped investing in infrastructure in the 1980s because the free market would fix pot holes and make the trains run on time and now nothing literally works anymore and you can't do anything but 4 people are, like, richer than God."
It was like a goddamned Buddhist chant back then, "the magic of the marketplace, the magic of the marketplace." And then when the magic was proven to just be a con man's trick, well, gosh, shucks, whaddayagonnado? Certainly can't go back to the government taking care of these common needs because of woke and taxes and freedom. The only sensible course is to let everything fall apart.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 5:14pm
Low Down Low wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 5:04pm
Don't know why but that reminds me of something i read on the twitter machine a couple of years ago and stuck in my head, goes something like "the UK and US stopped investing in infrastructure in the 1980s because the free market would fix pot holes and make the trains run on time and now nothing literally works anymore and you can't do anything but 4 people are, like, richer than God."
It was like a goddamned Buddhist chant back then, "the magic of the marketplace, the magic of the marketplace." And then when the magic was proven to just be a con man's trick, well, gosh, shucks, whaddayagonnado? Certainly can't go back to the government taking care of these common needs because of woke and taxes and freedom. The only sensible course is to let everything fall apart.
Read my lips. There. Is. No. Alternative.

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Low Down Low wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 5:30pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 5:14pm
Low Down Low wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 5:04pm
Don't know why but that reminds me of something i read on the twitter machine a couple of years ago and stuck in my head, goes something like "the UK and US stopped investing in infrastructure in the 1980s because the free market would fix pot holes and make the trains run on time and now nothing literally works anymore and you can't do anything but 4 people are, like, richer than God."
It was like a goddamned Buddhist chant back then, "the magic of the marketplace, the magic of the marketplace." And then when the magic was proven to just be a con man's trick, well, gosh, shucks, whaddayagonnado? Certainly can't go back to the government taking care of these common needs because of woke and taxes and freedom. The only sensible course is to let everything fall apart.
Read my lips. There. Is. No. Alternative.
There is no such thing as society.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 5:49pm
Low Down Low wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 5:30pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 5:14pm
Low Down Low wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 5:04pm
Don't know why but that reminds me of something i read on the twitter machine a couple of years ago and stuck in my head, goes something like "the UK and US stopped investing in infrastructure in the 1980s because the free market would fix pot holes and make the trains run on time and now nothing literally works anymore and you can't do anything but 4 people are, like, richer than God."
It was like a goddamned Buddhist chant back then, "the magic of the marketplace, the magic of the marketplace." And then when the magic was proven to just be a con man's trick, well, gosh, shucks, whaddayagonnado? Certainly can't go back to the government taking care of these common needs because of woke and taxes and freedom. The only sensible course is to let everything fall apart.
Read my lips. There. Is. No. Alternative.
There is no such thing as society.
Terrifyingly it would seem there is even no such thing as a dead Margaret Thatcher.

https://www.ft.com/content/3c7554cd-b74 ... 5a16134153

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Low Down Low wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 6:04pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 5:49pm
Low Down Low wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 5:30pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 5:14pm
Low Down Low wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 5:04pm
Don't know why but that reminds me of something i read on the twitter machine a couple of years ago and stuck in my head, goes something like "the UK and US stopped investing in infrastructure in the 1980s because the free market would fix pot holes and make the trains run on time and now nothing literally works anymore and you can't do anything but 4 people are, like, richer than God."
It was like a goddamned Buddhist chant back then, "the magic of the marketplace, the magic of the marketplace." And then when the magic was proven to just be a con man's trick, well, gosh, shucks, whaddayagonnado? Certainly can't go back to the government taking care of these common needs because of woke and taxes and freedom. The only sensible course is to let everything fall apart.
Read my lips. There. Is. No. Alternative.
There is no such thing as society.
Terrifyingly it would seem there is even no such thing as a dead Margaret Thatcher.

https://www.ft.com/content/3c7554cd-b74 ... 5a16134153
Jesus fucking Christ. Labour's going to win this election by saying nothing. You don't have to validate evil along the way.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 9:25pm
Low Down Low wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 6:04pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 5:49pm
Low Down Low wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 5:30pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 5:14pm


It was like a goddamned Buddhist chant back then, "the magic of the marketplace, the magic of the marketplace." And then when the magic was proven to just be a con man's trick, well, gosh, shucks, whaddayagonnado? Certainly can't go back to the government taking care of these common needs because of woke and taxes and freedom. The only sensible course is to let everything fall apart.
Read my lips. There. Is. No. Alternative.
There is no such thing as society.
Terrifyingly it would seem there is even no such thing as a dead Margaret Thatcher.

https://www.ft.com/content/3c7554cd-b74 ... 5a16134153
Jesus fucking Christ. Labour's going to win this election by saying nothing. You don't have to validate evil along the way.
Yeah, you'd nearly have to conclude it's not even performative anymore. Like, they really do like her!

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 9:25pm
Low Down Low wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 6:04pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 5:49pm
Low Down Low wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 5:30pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 5:14pm


It was like a goddamned Buddhist chant back then, "the magic of the marketplace, the magic of the marketplace." And then when the magic was proven to just be a con man's trick, well, gosh, shucks, whaddayagonnado? Certainly can't go back to the government taking care of these common needs because of woke and taxes and freedom. The only sensible course is to let everything fall apart.
Read my lips. There. Is. No. Alternative.
There is no such thing as society.
Terrifyingly it would seem there is even no such thing as a dead Margaret Thatcher.

https://www.ft.com/content/3c7554cd-b74 ... 5a16134153
Jesus fucking Christ. Labour's going to win this election by saying nothing. You don't have to validate evil along the way.
That is just bullshit. Plus I'm not paying the F.T. to unlock their stupid article.
Thatcherism is the antithesis of a working class heart.
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Low Down Low wrote:
03 Apr 2024, 3:14am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 9:25pm
Low Down Low wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 6:04pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 5:49pm
Low Down Low wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 5:30pm


Read my lips. There. Is. No. Alternative.
There is no such thing as society.
Terrifyingly it would seem there is even no such thing as a dead Margaret Thatcher.

https://www.ft.com/content/3c7554cd-b74 ... 5a16134153
Jesus fucking Christ. Labour's going to win this election by saying nothing. You don't have to validate evil along the way.
Yeah, you'd nearly have to conclude it's not even performative anymore. Like, they really do like her!
I'm not exactly being original or insightful in saying that Reagan's triumph came in the form of Clinton and Thatcher's in Blair. A whole fucking generation later, they still can't quit her.
"Grab some wood, bub.'" - Richard Nixon, Checkers Speech, abandoned early draft

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Apr 2024, 6:35am
Low Down Low wrote:
03 Apr 2024, 3:14am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 9:25pm
Low Down Low wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 6:04pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 5:49pm


There is no such thing as society.
Terrifyingly it would seem there is even no such thing as a dead Margaret Thatcher.

https://www.ft.com/content/3c7554cd-b74 ... 5a16134153
Jesus fucking Christ. Labour's going to win this election by saying nothing. You don't have to validate evil along the way.
Yeah, you'd nearly have to conclude it's not even performative anymore. Like, they really do like her!
I'm not exactly being original or insightful in saying that Reagan's triumph came in the form of Clinton and Thatcher's in Blair. A whole fucking generation later, they still can't quit her.
And when Thatcher was once asked what her greatest political achievement was and answered "Tony Blair and New Labour", I believe it was tongue in cheek but not entirely so. Thatcher and Reagan established the ground rules by which modern politics is fought. Anyone can still play the game, but if it was a football match, it would be played in stadia bearing their names in dazzling bright lights.

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Low Down Low wrote:
03 Apr 2024, 7:28am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Apr 2024, 6:35am
Low Down Low wrote:
03 Apr 2024, 3:14am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 9:25pm
Low Down Low wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 6:04pm


Terrifyingly it would seem there is even no such thing as a dead Margaret Thatcher.

https://www.ft.com/content/3c7554cd-b74 ... 5a16134153
Jesus fucking Christ. Labour's going to win this election by saying nothing. You don't have to validate evil along the way.
Yeah, you'd nearly have to conclude it's not even performative anymore. Like, they really do like her!
I'm not exactly being original or insightful in saying that Reagan's triumph came in the form of Clinton and Thatcher's in Blair. A whole fucking generation later, they still can't quit her.
And when Thatcher was once asked what her greatest political achievement was and answered "Tony Blair and New Labour", I believe it was tongue in cheek but not entirely so. Thatcher and Reagan established the ground rules by which modern politics is fought. Anyone can still play the game, but if it was a football match, it would be played in stadia bearing their names in dazzling bright lights.
Yup, running the show the way you want is pretty meh; getting your political opponents to also run the show the way you want is monumental. There were a number of problems with Corbin, but he at least wanted to pull Labour away from the gorgon's gaze.
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Re: Late stage capitalism

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Apr 2024, 7:34am
Low Down Low wrote:
03 Apr 2024, 7:28am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Apr 2024, 6:35am
Low Down Low wrote:
03 Apr 2024, 3:14am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Apr 2024, 9:25pm


Jesus fucking Christ. Labour's going to win this election by saying nothing. You don't have to validate evil along the way.
Yeah, you'd nearly have to conclude it's not even performative anymore. Like, they really do like her!
I'm not exactly being original or insightful in saying that Reagan's triumph came in the form of Clinton and Thatcher's in Blair. A whole fucking generation later, they still can't quit her.
And when Thatcher was once asked what her greatest political achievement was and answered "Tony Blair and New Labour", I believe it was tongue in cheek but not entirely so. Thatcher and Reagan established the ground rules by which modern politics is fought. Anyone can still play the game, but if it was a football match, it would be played in stadia bearing their names in dazzling bright lights.
Yup, running the show the way you want is pretty meh; getting your political opponents to also run the show the way you want is monumental. There were a number of problems with Corbin, but he at least wanted to pull Labour away from the gorgon's gaze.
I would actually go back a step from Corbyn, to his predecessor Ed Miliband who was/is the most inoffensive guy you could imagine, offering a very mild progressive shift away from the orthodox centre right and, for his heresy, was denounced as "Red Ed" and destroyed. I don't know whether Sanders got a fair go in the US but at the same time, nothing about his programme struck me as being insanely out there or radical.

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Low Down Low wrote:
03 Apr 2024, 7:45am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Apr 2024, 7:34am
Low Down Low wrote:
03 Apr 2024, 7:28am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Apr 2024, 6:35am
Low Down Low wrote:
03 Apr 2024, 3:14am


Yeah, you'd nearly have to conclude it's not even performative anymore. Like, they really do like her!
I'm not exactly being original or insightful in saying that Reagan's triumph came in the form of Clinton and Thatcher's in Blair. A whole fucking generation later, they still can't quit her.
And when Thatcher was once asked what her greatest political achievement was and answered "Tony Blair and New Labour", I believe it was tongue in cheek but not entirely so. Thatcher and Reagan established the ground rules by which modern politics is fought. Anyone can still play the game, but if it was a football match, it would be played in stadia bearing their names in dazzling bright lights.
Yup, running the show the way you want is pretty meh; getting your political opponents to also run the show the way you want is monumental. There were a number of problems with Corbin, but he at least wanted to pull Labour away from the gorgon's gaze.
I would actually go back a step from Corbyn, to his predecessor Ed Miliband who was/is the most inoffensive guy you could imagine, offering a very mild progressive shift away from the orthodox centre right and, for his heresy, was denounced as "Red Ed" and destroyed. I don't know whether Sanders got a fair go in the US but at the same time, nothing about his programme struck me as being insanely out there or radical.
Sanders is a pretty basic social democrat, but even in the case of Canada he'd be on the left side of our social democrats. When I vote now, it's with a deep sigh that I choose NDP. Nowhere close to what I want them to be but the "best" of a very rancid barrel.
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