Student Council President
I have to disagree with this as I think what we have now is organised, directed and enforced production line suffering. Although perhaps it is kind of deserved because people won’t stand up to it. I’m not convinced I think a smiling man (or woman) in a suit explaining to everyone they have to work for peanuts and freeze and enrich their landlords for the benefit of everyone above them in the social order, and that this is actually a good thing is any better (or really any different) than a feudal lord doing the same thing at the point of a sword. Our modern rulers are just less honest about their motives which are, and always have been, to enrich themselves at the expense of others.
Neither of those systems were particularly chaotic, they were both organised hierarchies with masters, authorities and servants. Lord/Knights/Peasants or Politicians/Police/Workers I think it will probably always be this way, because there are always people able to manipulate others, people who are easy to manipulate and people who’ll enforce the rules with violence if you give them a shiny uniform. Do I care what replaces the current system, or have any hope it would be any better? Not really. Thousands of years of history have shown it never is. But I would quite like to see the current rulers of the world torn down and made to suffer as they’ve made others suffer in one of those chaotic events we have from time to time. It would be cathartic, if nothing else. I find my manifesto now includes very little other than the word “revenge” writ large.
It is an attempt at organisation, but because it is in the interest of the few it does not work. The result is chaos that is for the most part behind closed doors, but it is so prevelant that it bleeds through in to what we can see on a societal level (wars, crime, poverty, all the bad stuff)
On an individual level, in the private life, you can see more chaos for what it is. When you analyze the individual lives of those affected by the above it is truly chaotic as a result of the failed organisation. This is what I mean by the concealment, the awful things happen under the surface, we all know about them, but what many don't know is they are far more prevalant than what we think.
Revenge is understandable, but I am sure you know already that it is only a brief feeling of victory before it is hollow.
What is happening in America is strange indeed. Their rulers have an entirely different electorate to deal with (control) so it manifests in these ways.I knew this would happen, I dread to think which of my medications I might be denied if I lived in the US now (I'm on at least 7 of them), and Trump is responsible for this, he stacked the supreme court with far-right misogynists who he knew would overturn Roe vs. Wade. Though I'm also pretty miffed about Biden's lack of decisive action on it overall. Some others might not care what happens to vulnerable women and other pregnant people (trans men, non-binary female assigned at birth people) in the US or countries affected by the increasingly draconian global gag rule thanks to Trump and many before him's foul foreign policies that result in women and girls in those countries commonly being repeatedly re-traumatised throughout life (female genital mutilation, child marriage to adult men, and forced birth on top of that), but I do and this makes me lividly angry.
After Roe v Wade, women in anti-abortion states can’t access life-saving medication for everything from chronic pain to lupus to ulcerswww.theguardian.com
They've had to go really far into a world of fantasy, with the rise of the internet and the spread of information their only form of action is to spread as much disinformation as possible and for some reason also deliver on these hard-line policies.
I've thought a lot about it and why they'd do such a thing because there's little support for it from the general electorate. (Much like Brexit, nobody cared about the EU until we were repeatedly told that we should)
I read a theory that it's to create money for the courts, but I feel there has to be more to it than that. What I do know is that there are sociologists working hard to determine what benefits they can reap from such a policy because I don't for a second believe that the reason for it is anything to do with "pro-life".