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Obscurity

The answer to any kind of abuse or wrongdoing should never be to make exposing that abuse or wrongdoing illegal.  Only by drawing attention and holding accountable the transgressors can things get better.

End ag-gag laws.  End corruption.   End abuse.

Instead, let’s mandate streaming cameras in all farming facilities that create products destined for the public food industry.  Let’s make it the law that everyone has the ability and the right to see every step of how food gets to their table.

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Slavery

Large companies that are a ubiquitous part of everyday life, including Nike, Coca-Cola, and Apple, are bribing our elected government officials for the right to continue having their products made by literal slaves in China.

Think about that the next time you spend your money

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Repression

Governments and police departments around the world are colluding to make it a crime to collect evidence of police officers committing crimes.

Police abuse their authority with impunity, and increasingly you can go to jail for trying to hold them to the higher standard that being the enforcers of society’s laws demands.

Society is crumbling under the heel of totalitarian regimes.

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Imagine

A world without borders.   Where people aren’t hated, hunted, murdered just because they live on the other side of an imaginary line.

A world without for-profit medicine.  Where people aren’t condemned to die from treatable maladies because they don’t have the money for treatment.  Where life saving research is done to better the human condition, not for new revenue streams.

A world of humans,    Where people aren’t hated because they look, or speak, or believe differently.   Where people are accepted as human beings, and not disregarded for ethnicity or caste or income bracket.

A world where actual science isn’t a political opinion.

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Timeclock

Did you know that the vast majority of elected politicians spend their time and office resources not doing the work they were elected for?  And that they sell lobbyists the ability to write their own bills for the sole benefit of large campaign donors?

It’s past time that we put politicians on the clock.   Make it a crimeto campaign and fundraise during office hours.  Make politicians put in a full shift doing the work for which they were hired (elected) every day, like the rest of the working world.  Make them limit sick time and vacations to the same meager schedules as most of the American workforce.

Completely abolish all lobbying, and enact very harsh punishments.

If anyone else spent their employer’s time and resources begging for money, selling favors, and often flat out refusing to even meet their responsibilities the way politicians do, they’d be fired so fast…  but we’ve collectively decided that it’s just fine to have this as our form of a “democratic” government.    It’s all scams and bullshit, and it needs to stop.

By the people, for the people.   All the people, not just the 400 people that own 99% of America’s wealth.

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Control

I’ve become an NPC in my own life.

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Existential

Not having existed prior to my birth has yet to inconvenience me in any way, so why should not existing after all of this be any more bothersome to me?

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Desire leads to suffering

Never own anything you aren’t willing to lose.
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Hypocrite.

Your beliefs should guide your actions.
My actions are not subject to your beliefs.
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When does it end?

The entire world rose up and said
No More Police Brutality.
The police responded with more brutality.