The Mental Disease of Late-Stage Capitalism
Joe Brewer
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I do get kind of tired of hearing some old rich people talk about how they painted houses to get through college. Or how they work 16 hour days when they’re flitting about in luxury vehicles, in luxury clothes, having luxury lunches and golf outings, etc, that count as work.

But I also tired of hearing young people talk about how they’re entitled to this or that, and get offended at every little thing or so called micro aggression.

A lot of what it comes down to is class structure, since we’re into the Marx terminology here. So many young people would never consider being part of the working class and wearing a blue collar. Odd that this is the class of people Marx was championing, but the young socialists of today decry the working class as something beneath them. They would rather be poor and live with their parents than becoming a diesel mechanic or truck driver. I understand, I used to be the same way.

And I’m not saying this is the answer. I’m just making a point. I used to be the same way. I was raised in an upper middle class family and the working class was just something completely separate from everything I had known and experienced. This all the while I was traveling around the country with long hair pretending to be kind of poor.

It was okay to be a poor hippie, but not poor working class. I think that sentence explains a lot and a lot could be written on it.

To bring it back, I think automation, AI, and a global economy throws everything out of whack. We’re just going to have less, and be poorer than our parents and grandparents. Can’t blame them or ourselves. It’s just the way it is. I do not expect any socialist revolution. It will simply be the logical progression of what happens when there are no more jobs. Either that or maybe all these people marching for “Science” would like to see an end times display of evolution at work. Who survive?