Posted 9 months ago on Dec. 14, 2019, 9:54 a.m. EST by agkaiser
from Fredericksburg, TX
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
In the checkout line the computer was telling me to wait. I told the cashier. She said, "no, it's me that it wants to press this button," as she did.
Then she commented that soon we'd all be replaced by machines. I asked, "Who will buy all this stuff when that happens?" She shrugged and I continued. "I don't think our leaders have thought that far ahead. She assented.
After I left the store it occurred to me that the ruling class of Wall St. Oligarchs and the ten percent of people, who manage we the people who pay mortgages and buy our life support and borrow more from the ruling elites to stay even, are thinking ahead. Perhaps they envision a world without the unnecessary burden of 90% of the population that are straining resources and overheating the atmosphere by our activities of existence. After all, we'll no longer be needed to produce the things they want for themselves in the brave new world of total automation. I used to think that without projection conservatives would have no vision at all. Am I wrong?
Almost everything conservatives do: global warming denial; aiding and abetting FIRE sector parasitism; supporting pharma and medical infrastructure price gauging and bankrupting of America; private prisons and police abuse of the poor and minorities are all destructive. All these things and robotic replacement of workers are threats to the survival of [at least 90% of] the human race. Billionaires, bankers, investors and stock [after] markets are enemies of the human race. So their parasitism of the human race could be nearly at an end. And the rest of us ...?