What Is Neoliberalism?

Jen Psaki was asked about shortages and she ridiculed the question.

A father came to a school board meeting to talk about his daughter getting raped thanks to school policies. He was dragged out, beaten up, and slandered.

People are forced to take experimental medication or face unemployment. “But how will we make a living?” they ask. “How will people get medical services if there’s a shortage of nurses?” Nobody cares.

“Why aren’t the hundreds of thousands of migrants crossing the border not tested for COVID?” a journalist asks. The answer is a shrug. Nobody cares.

Murders have grown by 30% in a single year. Was it a great idea to impose austerity on police services? Who cares?

Everything is more expensive, a record number of children has been squeezed out of public schools, countless kids dropped out of schooling for good. And nobody cares.

This ‘nobody cares’ is neoliberalism. You are completely alone in a battle for rapidly diminishing resources. What you used to know as ‘government’ has one overwhelming interest: how to help Pfizer, Amazon, and Walmart to squeeze more profit out of you. It no longer even pretends to have any interest in you not dying. Your only use is that medical experiments can be conducted on your body. If you croak, all the best. Neoliberalism doesn’t need that many people.

All of our complaints about how our well-being is decreasing, our savings are evaporating, and our children are suffering are addressed to the previous form of society. But it’s now dead. Nobody cares.

This isn’t about “corrupt governments.” This is way beyond that. The whole relationship between citizens and country has been redefined. There no longer are citizens or countries. There’s Pfizer and the enormous state apparatus of all governments on the planet at its service. Healthcare, education, jobs, and eventually food will be rationed to those who agree to have Pfizer (and Facebook and Alibaba, and so on) to conduct experiments on them. And their children.

What is the purpose of beating up the father of the raped girl? And of facilitating another assault by the same criminal? What is the purpose of chopping off 14-year-olds’ breasts and penises? What is the purpose of forcing vaccination on naturally immune people? Or injecting kids with mRNAs? It’s to get us to understand that it’s no longer our labor that can be used to extract profit. It’s our bodies. We are interesting as collections of organs.

The current situation is not a fluke. It’s the destination of the road we all traveled for quite a while. And look at us, we are still marching in the same direction, chanting slogans.

More about Chapelle

I have no idea what Dave Chappelle said about trans people in his recent show because I barely managed to get through the first 40 minutes. The show was excruciatingly boring. Most of the jokes were about how white people are racist, stupid, ugly, racist, poor, dirty, ugly, racist, and stupid. I don’t, of course, believe that the show needs to be cancelled or the comedian persecuted in any way. Everybody has a choice to watch or not, and I exercised my choice once I realized I was falling asleep. If I needed to hear more of this kind of thing, I’d subscribe to the NYTimes. Or unmute a faculty meeting.

But it’s a sign of how desensitized we have become to this sort of thing and also how ludicrous the discussions of ‘white supremacist terrorism’ in this country are.