… is ad-driven media on the internet. It simply doesn’t serve people. In fact, it’s not designed to. The vast majority of articles, videos, and other “content” we all consume on a daily basis is paid for — directly or indirectly — by corporations who are funding it in order to advance their goals. And it is measured, amplified, and rewarded based on its ability to do that. Period. As a result, we get…well, what we get. And it’s getting worse.
Excuse the bad grammar, but our mother was a woman who was never not in control. Her makeup was immaculate, she dressed impeccably, managed huge high-rise buildings and was savvy enough to work for Trump for a year and get paid most of what he promised her.
I respect a lot of things about Vera: She had been a single, working mother, raised a kindhearted son, and dealt with terrible hardship and loss in her lonely life. I feel for her. But that doesn’t excuse the times she pretended to choke on my cooking, or when she compared me unfavorably to an array of barnyard animals.