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15 Apr, 12 tweets, 3 min read
Worker oppression still works! Yay!
You can stay a shitty person and still get filthy rich! Huzzah!
You can completely ignore people's pleas for better treatment. It won't stop you from continuing to hoard unimaginable wealth! Yippee!
Becoming obsessed with wealth is a sickness. It robs people of their humanity.
Oh! I got another good one.

The "woke mob" can't stop us. (Whew I was getting worried). Turns out the only real power is still white men with money! Hooray!
What's most disgusting about Sacks's comment is not celebrating the success of the Coinbase IPO. That's fine. A bunch of people who managed to get a piece of their equity had their lives change this week. That's not a bad thing, regardless of how shitty the leaders are.
Sacks is making a conscious decision to tie this to the political and cultural issues that Coinbase had been embroiled in. He's creating a false narrative where the "woke mob" was trying to stop this from happening. That was never true. And it is incredibly dishonest.
Brian Armstrong oppressed his workplace because he's an asshole. Not because he was afraid they wouldn't IPO. Not because they weren't doing their job of working to make him obscenely wealthy. It's because they wanted him to give a shit about other things and he just doesn't.
David Sacks is taking this opportunity to remind everybody that he doesn't give a shit either. Him and his buddies are going to keep doing whatever they need to in order to continue extracting wealth from all of us. And it doesn't matter what we want. They can just say no.
We have to start hearing and accepting the truth of these messages. We need to start investing in our own collective power and using it as a counter pressure to capitalistic oppression. That's the only thing that has ever worked. Besides guillotines of course.

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From the article. Basically:

1) paying people to start home during a pandemic works

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There's also this.

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It is so not the flex people think it is.
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I really need to put this on a billboard or something.
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I guess this is happening. I need to get a beverage...
It'll be pretty off the cuff. Aniyia and I don't really have time for these things to be planned. But we're willing to be fairly open about the lessons we've learned in our relationship.
Tune in if you're interested. We're gonna try twitter spaces. You can't really link to it. So watch my account and look for it at the top of the app where the "fleets" are.
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