she's right, you know, is Black Amazon (as so often):
This new awareness of privilege while very poppy and not as much current cultured as it strives to have you believe , does not stem from the amazing awareness and beneficiance of the new scions, or cultural creatives. it is not a post irony renaissance .
It's a very tangible reflection that the space between privileged and un privileged is WIDENING and the number of us making the leap is DWINDLING.
With the average salary DOWN from the 50's and that's in PURE money WITHOUT inflation. The dollar isn't going nearly as far as it used to and nowhere near as far as it needs to. The real spaces for innovation ( read: making dem dollars) are medicine and technology, matching almost perfectly with the areas American school children blow the most chunks at .
Immigration drives wages down because someone running from abject poverty and or death will take a job if it pays just about anything and greedy bastards will always take that deal, while elite higher education is populated by almost entirely the upper middle class and above or the SUPER achievers spawn of the foreigners,poor,brown, et al. ( GO ME!) , or in some cases the unholy combo of both, and well
" THEY TAKE OUR JOBS"( south park voice)
If this sounds like some dreaded post apocolyptic vision of the future ...
" Welcome to thunderdome ladies and gents. Your opponent will be the embittered long suffering oppressed of a system you helped along by ignoring. They've been hardened by generations of poverty, physical labor, war,oppression, lack of education and no real social norming. They're armed with street smarts, illegal weaponry,a damn near maniacal thirst for justice and the confidence you can't run forever, plus more than a few fights under their belts. You , you shield yourself in what privilege you have left and the shroud of your own ignorance. And this document thingy you've been using as toilet paper oooh and buckets of irony and entitlement. HAVE FUN and try to bleed only on the wood chips"
and you wonder why I like that machete so much.
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