there are lots of lefty folks who start companies! lots of folks who have good ideas and are generally agreeable! lots of folks who, at face value, are trustworthy
but google started with "don't be evil" and now they're Google
the capitalist machine eats the best of our intentions and platitudes from trustworthy sources become weak points for exploitation. the good people aren't enough to stop corrosion – and insisting on safeguards isn't distrust
gonna move to @catdad
THIS IS ALARMING https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/baldwin-street
maybe i shouldve hung around and chatted to the baby. it was probably really bored y'know. but then again, i don't want that baby to grow up thinking it can just phone up random people like that. it might become an entrepreneur
finding out about an old band you’d never heard of before and looking them up is either
A) They released one single and then the members evaporated. 3 albums of unreleased material have been put together over the last 30 years.
B) This band was formed when dinosaurs were alive and have mutiple platinum albums. Their song (x) is the most sucessful song to ever be recorded.
if you refuse to pay your rent because you "organized" with people on the internet, your landlord will just laugh and evict you
as many people as possible under a single landlord have to strike at the same time in order for the strike to be effective at all. plus, you need a plan, some kind of idea of what legal muscle you need to be able to summon when the landlord fights back, and an idea of how you'll deal with the inevitable blowback, because there WILL be blowback
like, hey, getting the word out that rent strikes are possible and a good idea is great. sure, fine.
however, striking because someone tells you to online is the WRONG way to do it. you have to organize with other tenants in your house/building/complex or it won't fucking work.
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