Someone I care about thinks I’m paranoid. Because I don’t want to end up working for a company that doesn’t give a shit about the well being of people or our environment. Because that couldn’t possibly end up happening. Obviously I’m paranoid and think the “evil corporations” are “out to get us”.
To clarify- I simply understand that because of the monetary economy it’s increasingly improbable to find any company that actually gives a shit about anything other than their bottom fucking line.
She thinks I think that I have a “special sense for danger” like her old man. -__- considering the reason I’m even aware of this shit is that it was pointed out and clearly explained to me and not by magic or wtf ever she thinks, yeah, no.
People are just overwhelmed with information on so many fronts that generally it’s a bitch to get a decent picture of the major connections. Add that most people who aren’t seeing the connections are pretty comfortable with their life and how things are, even if they’re shown why would they care to bother believing it’s anything but a conspiracy. Forget the fact that a conspiracy generally requires collusion and this particular rat trap is entirely self propelling and happening by the accident of a run away monetary economy. But who cares right? As long as the illusion of security and sanity can be maintained. Good luck when the walls finally come crashing down.
She thinks I should “focus on being happy” and that there’s “nothing I can do about it” so I shouldn’t worry about it. I love her, but omfg. That attitude is 90% of everything wrong with everything.
"Just worry about yourself." "You should focus on your own happiness." "You can’t change anything anyway so just ignore it." Well fuck that shit. A society of people like that and no fucking shit nothing is gonna get better. A society of self interested apathetic cowards who’re more interested in happiness and productivity than in the fact that people are starving and dying while more than enough food to feed them just gets thrown away to maintain demand. Fuck that. Fuck that all to hell.
I might be a little insane from stress and frustrated effort, but I don’t think I care to be “sane” perpetually “happy” or “productive” in a fucked up world where my “productivity” is just accelerating humanity’s self destructive spiral and my “happiness” is fucking delusional and in complete constant disregard of the suffering of others.
Honestly it was a little surreal basically having her tell me to just get in line and conform and keep with the status quo. I wonder how many people who work for companies directly fucking the planet are blissfully happy. Fucking great for them, all happy, productively fucking our next generation completely over.