This is what is happening: The Macroparasite, comprised of government, finance, and business, identifies and targets all assets of the mass of people in order to absorb those assets. Those assets are time, money, jobs, and anything else you can think of as an asset. The Macroparasite has been trying to turn them into money in its own pocket since the beginning of time. However, there have always been inefficiencies in identifying and absorbing the assets of The Mass. But with the advent of advanced computer and communications technology the Macroparasite has become extremely good at taking your assets. If you plot the advance of high tech against the wealth gap you will see what I mean. American industries could not have gone overseas at the rate they have been in recent decades without the revolution in computers and communications technology. Why did they go? They were transferred overseas to absorb your job asset and put the money in it's own pocket. The fast food industry would eventually absorb its jobs by way of robots even at a 3 dollar per hour rate eventually. It is not about the cost of workers; it is about the money workers take from the bottom line at ANY pay and benefits level. They are transferring the job asset of the mass into their own pockets and blaming The Mass for its greed to have a decent life....or any life at all. As for money, tuition increases are far beyond inflation and interest rates. The future debt load of today's graduate is unconscionable. The education business part of the Macroparasite, in its overarching greed, has realized that future earnings are an asset of a significant part of The Mass and it wants them. Student debt is now over one trillion dollars, more than all credit card debt. It used to be that an education was something you bought and paid for and the benefit accrued to you and your family over your lifetime. Not anymore. The benefit is rapidly being transferred into the pockets of the Macroparasite. Also, interest rates in this country have taken 400 billion dollars a year away from depositors in interest and transferred it directly into the pockets of the finance community part of the Macroparasite. And now it wants to take what you have in the present through NEGATIVE interest rates. Effectively saying that all you have belongs to them. As for your financial future, you don't have one. The U.S. Government part of the Macroparasite, by way of the Congress, Treasury Department, and the Federal Reserve System, has saddled you and your children and grandchildren with about 100 trillion dollars of unsustainable debt and obligations. As for the rights asset of The Mass, look around you. Rights are under relentless assault by the Macroparasite on all fronts from free speech to gun rights etc. What can you do? Not much. Hyperliberals intent on saving everyone from everything, including your rights, and the smug, fatcat lobbyists of smug, fatcat corporations in conspiracy with a corrupt and incompetent government have stripped you, the citizen, of practically every form of influence. We even have a President who, in his recent State of The Union Address, referred to the American People as "noise." But you still have the vote. And if a sledgehammer is all they leave you to express your anger, perhaps you should swing it.
This is the same president that called citizens trying to influence their elected representatives "noise" in his latest State of the Union Address. This is the same president that called the United States military, "my military" during the Syrian crisis. This is the same president that tries to rule by Executive Order because he doesn't understand or accept the legislative power of Congress. Now he tells us we must allow the government to access every communication we have in case we are child pornographers or terrorists. This is a man who doesn't understand or accept personal rights, freedoms, and privacy, and their cost. This is a king.
Rights and freedoms are defended not just on the battlefields of our nation's wars, but in our daily lives. And when we can no longer pay the daily price for freedom and rights we can no longer have them. We have become a nation of cowards unwilling to pay the price of rights. Because of hyper-liberals like the president we must raise the suffering of individuals, however few, above the rights and freedoms of the 320 million Americans who live today, and the perhaps billions to come. Rights and freedoms are controversial because they cost. And rights and freedoms, once lost, are only regained by blood. That is a lesson of history..
You cannot save the last life without destroying every right and freedom we have, and not even then. This is a sad truth that adults in a true democracy should understand.
Driving is and always been the most intense social activity we will engage in on a daily basis. We cooperate and even conspire with each other to break the law in order to get to our destinations quickly and safely. I doubt they will be able to program the complex second by second social decisions we make every day. I think Google now thinks the same as they have separated out the autonomous car part of Google, probably because they expect it to be sued into oblivion eventually by the families of autonomous car killed human drivers. If an autonomous car breaks the law and someone dies, the record is there in the database. Present that to the jury and watch the money flow. If they want autonomous cars to be on the roads of this country with humans, a corrupted and incompetent Congress will make sure we have to accept a certain number of machine-caused deaths and maimings. The Congress will have to strip human legal rights to allow widespread use of killer machines on our highways. Google has the bribe money to bring this about.
Another point: OSHA doesn't allow a certain amount of machine-caused deaths and maimings in our industries, why would it here?
"An entire fraternity of strapping Wall-Street-bound youth. Hell - this is going to be a blood bath!" -- Post Bros. Comics