Wanting 2 speak 2 an American when I call customer service is NOT xenophobic. I pay way 2 much money 2 call n2 a company & cant understand who I'm talking 2. Furthermore, the outsourcing of service & manufacturing jobs-
for cheap labor sweatshops overseas is flat out unpatriotic & only designed to increase profits for wealthy executives. Enough. Bring those jobs back home & tax the hell out of companies that send these jobs overseas. I am American & I want to see Americans have these jobs at-
a good living wage. I am starting 2 examine closely the companies I choose to do business with & I am starting 2 move business away from companies that exploit cheap labor & export American jobs overseas. Real talk. If U want 2 take a stab at ending race & class tension in this-
country, start with BRINGING AMERICAN JOBS BACK HOME. In my perfect world, any corporate executive that balked at this, I would charge them with treason, lock them up for life & garnish every bank account & tangible asset they have. Our political parties have been co-opted-
by wealthy donors who donate to campaigns of politicians who will keep their wealth concentrated through favorable tax policy & the protection of their outsourcing manufacturing & service jobs. It is high time we view these people as the Benedict Arnold vultures they are.
This is why I argue that Steve Jobs should have died in prison. His arrogant dismissal of President Obama's request that he bring Apple manufacturing back to the US was deserving of a life time of solitary confinement to a 2x2 prison cell. Real talk. I am brutally patriotic.
And I have no sympathies for oligarchs who have approximated their business structure as close as possible to a slavery model where the ultimate goal is achieving the cheapest labor costs possible. 2 stage off the collapse of America, U must deal w/these people swiftly & harshly.
Outsourcing American jobs is the most treasonous thing a corporate executive can do. We must treat the murder of jobs like we treat the murder of human beings. They are able 2 achieve wealth by stagnating wages 4 those at the bottom & outsourcing as many jobs possible.
Biden should have a come to Jesus talk w/corporations asap & then proceed with policies that hit those hard who do not comply. That is, unless Biden is still in on the ruse. In that case, don't give him a second term & start now screening the next so called political star.
Every empire collapsed when the gap b/t the have's and havenots became too great. Society as we know it is unsustainable when inequality becomes too vast. We are reaching just such a feverpitch in this country & if something isn't done to reign in corporate excess & greed,
we are all doomed. Head this off now or face a different type of climate change that has rocked every empire from Rome to the Ottomans. This will require moving from a model of "profit maximization" to "profit optimization." This means moving from a profit model of squeezing-
blood money from a turnip w/o any concern 4 the land/ community that turnip comes from 2 a profit model that asks the question, "what's the most amount of money I can make while still being a good corporate citizen?" This has 2 B nonnegotiable or the cliff we face will be 2 tall-
to turn back from. To be clear, this slave-styled capitalism that exploits cheap labor is not just embraced by white people. Even black business owners fall prey to this mindset. Think Oprah Winfrey & Tyler Perry paying Monique $50K for a movie they made $63Million.
& don't give me that BS about "a contract is a contract" or "that's just business." My nigga, slavery was just business & that business went on for 250 yrs. This is precisely what Dave Chappelle is raging about now. Any black person buying n2 this mindset has bought n2 the very-
foundation of white supremacy. I often pay people more than what they charge b/c I value them as human beings. My spending behavior matches the type of world I want 2 live in. Even in my law practice, I refuse 2 take more money from a settlement than the client even when our-
original contract entitles me to more. I hv a way that I move through the world that mirrors how I want 2 B treated. I need U 2 start asking questions like this: what type of human beings would pay their leading Oscar winning actress $50K for a movie they made $63M? (Oprah/Tyler)
What type of human being would say "that's just business" when asked about why Sean John clothing line is made in sweatshops where workers make less than 3cents/hr 4 a 100hr workweek? (P.Diddy). What type of human being would tell his workers "dont disturb me unless I summon U" &
then chide another human being for having integrity (Steve Harvey).Or what about the hypocrisy of Dave Chappelle, while complaining about basic fairness & chiding Netflix 2 "do what is right"& remove "The Chappelle Show" from their platform unless he is compensated royalty wise,
but doesn't use his power as leverage to do for Monique what a white actress Jessica Chastain did for black actress Octavia Spencer in demanding Spencer be paid 5 times what she was originally offered for an upcoming movie they both are starring in. Take note that in each of my-
examples above, I am starting with how "Us" as black people treat each other. There are too many examples where we have allowed white supremacy to corrupt us so much, we have taken on this "just business" mindset which negates completely the decency in how we treat people.
My wife can tell you firsthand all the money I've turned down simply because I didn't want to get in bed with people whose values & ethics didn't match mine. All money ain't good money & I like sleeping well at night. I have passed on some big opportunities that could have-
made me even more extraordinarily wealthy. Even as I navigate the film making business, I have been very slow to involve certain people even though I know they could bring my scripts to the big screen in a heartbeat. However, when I watch how they treat the people around-
them, I want no parts of them or their world. So I table it, for now & begin the long arduous search for another point of entry. Now to be clear, I am not demanding purity in those I do business with, but I am very concerned with how those I do business with treat others.
Remember, if U watch people closely, U can tell exactly who they are & what they value. I am fortunate 2 have achieved independent wealth such that I can navigate much of life on my own terms. So I dont hv 2 beg people 2 put me on. I am quite fine w/taking the Tyler Perry route.
(notwithstanding anything above).Remember, "profit optimization" over "profit maximization." How we treat people matters. I've paid a high cost 4 keeping my independence & values. As poet Rudyard Kipling once said, "there is no cost too high for the privilege of owning yourself."

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