From the very beginning, nations used corporations for power and profit until corporations turned a corner and reversed the process, transforming nations into support vessels, making use of their militaries, diplomatic functions, and, most importantly, the resources of the people
Corporations were a means of nations moving beyond their boundaries, particularly so they could profit off colonization, slavery, and exploitation. Then, once profit reached a point, the corporation began feeding off the nation and used those boundaries against the people.
Hypercapitalism threw gas onto the fire of growing corporate power, creating an international system to their purpose and liking. Now, corporations have evolved beyond states, outgrown them, subsisting off them as support and theater.…
When we talk about taxing corporations and the wealthiest few, we’re talking about reclaiming the resources we gave them through our tax dollars, their infrastructure, their resources, their protection. It’s taking what’s ours through a gross, disgusting investment.
Politicians and economists have completely twisted the reality of corporations and this repulsive redistribution of wealth. We’re suffering under unnecessary austerity as these bodies double-dip profits, buy off our government, and dismantle representative politics.

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Starting an “extra inning game” in the 8th inning of a doubleheader with a runner on second is a confluence of unbelievably stupid and insulting ideas.
I’m just so tired of abysmal management and all this needless, exhausting tinkering.
You’re baseball. Stop this garbage. Quit trying to please people WHO HATE BASEBALL.
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The capitalist system was LITERALLY built on the backs of enslaved people of color and the systematic destruction and exploitation of their societies.

This is the undeniable, demonstrably accurate origin.
To begin the capitalist system, a relentless machine that continues based on and fueled by the continual exploitation of people of color, European powers relied on the mythology of white supremacy to enslave and destroy people. That’s how accumulation worked.
Slavery, colonization, forced labor, genocide, the establishment of prejudiced laws and government, were all tools of capital accumulation.

Capitalism isn’t incapable of racism. It’s literally intertwined and indivisible. Pointing out cultural “progress” doesn’t change this.
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It’s beyond ghoulish that people are suffering and dying while the wealthy and politicians sit around talking about the sanctity of patents and intellectual property.
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Nothing Biden proposed last night was "radical."

It was an uncontroversial plan to modernize America after decades of intentional destruction on behalf of the wealthy and powerful.

We have to recognize how we've arrived at this point of crisis.

Biden's address is already being framed as "radical" and "socialist," but it was simply a reckoning with very real problems.

That it could be treated as dangerous is proof of just how far the Right has lost its grip on reality, and the purpose they serve.

Let's be very clear.

The GOP's only purpose at this point is to obstruct progress, redistribute wealth from the poor to the wealthy, and convince Americans the government can never do anything to help them and then redirect their anger toward vulnerable populations.

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Maintaining the alternate reality where white supremacy and oppression of people of color is of the utmost importance.
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