Jeff Bezos is worth R3-trillion. He’s done everything right to be the best animal among us. It’s survival of the fittest. He deserves to be King.
The 500 wealthiest people are worth R100-trillion. The interest from that is enough to run South Africa forever. No need for taxes. Imagine that. But the reality is that we, like the rest of the world, are getting recession, and some big companies are going to gobble up more small companies, and more robots will occupy our office chairs – some of them will look like sexy Japanese, and we’ll dream of buying one.
We can’t complain because we’re losers. Greed is the human way. We’re everything Darwin thought us to be. We’ll survive, even in a cave, ’cause we’ll have sex until there’s another lazy one of us. No one can destroy us. We’re our production line. We’re a product, as important as the latest Kardashian handbag, celebrity signature or politician’s dick we suck.
We’ve no right to complain. We’re proudly without pride. We’re not gonna wear covid masks because the only freedom that matters is that Jeff doesn’t make a profit from it.
CAN WE BUILD A POLITICS OF HOPE?
“Deep down, are humans really selfish, brutal, and cruel? For much of the last century the most famous experiments in social science, from the Stanford prison experiment to the Stanley Milgram electric shock study have purported to prove that we all have a monster lurking just behind a carefully crafted social veneer.”
Listen to this podcast, ‘Can we build a politics of hope?’