Start Your Own

If Twitter can boot you off for political speech it doesn’t like, why can’t a bank or an airline do the same?

And then we can all chant “so start your own airline” together.

Another question is how short the distance from booting you from an airplane for political speech and booting you off for skin color. It happened before, so why not again?

16 thoughts on “Start Your Own”

  1. A Russian lj user offers another possibilities to add to covid in 2021:

    // (From Russian) Yesterday’s power outage in Pakistan, which left 200 million people (the entire population of the country) without electricity, looks like a somewhat ominous anomaly.

    If this is a purely technical failure, then it demonstrates that there is a critical vulnerability in the system, which is capable of disabling the entire power system completely, albeit for a while. If this is a failure by design, then perhaps Pakistan has become a training ground for continuing the story of the coronavirus terror. And it will continue, but at the new level. And not only in Pakistan. After 2020, no assumptions seem excessively alarmist any longer.

    PS. By the way, on the topic. Literally now, inexplicably, the light in the Vatican has disappeared, and on January 8, a large-scale drop in frequency had been recorded already in European electricity networks, but was quickly restored.

    Russian post:
    https://el-murid.livejournal.com/4645033.html

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  2. Is this blogger alarmist, twisting usual occurrences into signs of the approaching 2021 you-wish-it-were-covid-only future, or a sign that when capitalism doesn’t need workers and working factories, newly useless citizens will be invited to start their own electrical grids if reliable electricity is important to them?

    If large masses of people truly become useless, except as a training ground for AI, that’s what one would expect to start happening.

    Btw, third world’s residents may also be used to train AI and w/o UBI payments.

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    1. And as usual, it starts with some really despicable people. Everybody applauds because they are just so despicable. How can you avoid being glad?

      Then the category of despicable is expanded to the point where anybody can be in it and nobody ever knows for sure.

      The funny thing is that it’s been done so many times, yet people still fall for it, acting extremely surprised when in turns out that everybody falls into the “despicable” category.

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  3. “how short the distance from booting you from an airplane for political speech and booting you off for skin color”

    The current ideology of communities of oppression tries very hard to continue connecting politics and skin color.

    Skin color may function as a shortcut to reveal one’s supposed political views before one opens a mouth at all. On the positive side, it saves time.\ joke

    Now seriously, ethnic belonging still is a good predictor of political views in many parts of the world, including in my country (Jewish/Palestinian). Older than Israel first world countries were supposed to have moved beyond this point by now…

    Another aspect is that I am unsure booting people off for political speech predicts better future for society than booting them off for skin color.

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  4. “Another question is how short the distance from booting you from an airplane for political speech and booting you off for skin color.”

    After 911 middle easterners were racially profiled and kept at the airport for “security checks” until after the plane left.

    Since the incoming Patriot Act (Orwell Act of 1984-2021 imo) is bound to be far more draconian, I wouldn’t be surprised if various racial groups were profiled and excluded during times of protest or unrest or something.

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    1. Oh yes. Biden has already announced that business reopenings will be based on the race of the owner.

      Why the owner and not the workers? Because the Democrats no longer even know how to say the word “worker,” I guess.

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      1. “Why the owner and not the workers? Because the Democrats no longer even know how to say the word “worker,” I guess.”

        From where I’m standing it looks like they’re trying to destroy small business so that the only work available is in government or a business owned by the oligarchy.

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          1. “people can be servants in the oligarchs’ houses”

            And now you know why Downton Abbey existed…. with its wise and considerate aristocrats nurturing the grateful and loyal servants…
            Those who know the history point out that it’s all malarkey (employers regarded servants more or less like people now think of washing machines and dishwashers) but it gives a nice fantasy for those who won’t have other options….

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          2. “Or people can be servants in the oligarchs’ houses. They always complain that it’s hard to find good servants.”

            Not to mention that they can always “work” as prostitutes, who are increasingly euphemistically called “sex workers” and “sugar babies”.

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