Message from Flint in Nice Respectable People Group #general


2018-08-29 03:47:37 UTC  

Going back 3 or 4 gens anyhow

2018-08-29 03:47:38 UTC  

Literally everyone in IE would @William Russell

2018-08-29 03:47:59 UTC  

That’s no joke

2018-08-29 03:48:16 UTC  

Corporate earnings way up, stock market way up, wages... the same. Angry people, why's that?

2018-08-29 03:48:26 UTC  

People are making our salaries in a pay period.

2018-08-29 03:48:39 UTC  

@Deleted User fs my dude. I'm not an economist, I'm not smart enough to re-invent the wheel, all I know is that romanticizing miserable periods of human history is bad

2018-08-29 03:48:49 UTC  

and then going to book it when it all falls apart

2018-08-29 03:49:05 UTC  

only to come back to invest in the shattered and cheap market

2018-08-29 03:49:50 UTC  

My mom's mom was definitely aristocracy, but most of the rest of my family was lower class and rose up, or was already middle class for generations

2018-08-29 03:50:29 UTC  

My great grandfather and his family were driven from Missouri into Mexico. We were refugees.

2018-08-29 03:50:32 UTC  

There was a period of US history where land was owned by the greatest proportion of the population in the middle part of last century, but that proportion is rapidly shrinking, and will shrink even greater when the bubble pops and property values plummet

2018-08-29 03:51:00 UTC  

All I want in life is to be a land owner

2018-08-29 03:51:07 UTC  

Well not all but...

2018-08-29 03:51:19 UTC  

I’ve been saving for about 80 acres

2018-08-29 03:51:43 UTC  

Take it before they take it all for themselves

2018-08-29 03:52:06 UTC  

There’s liberation in owning land.

2018-08-29 03:52:26 UTC  

Kinda, lol

2018-08-29 03:52:31 UTC  

A privacy I’ve never had being a renter my whole life

2018-08-29 03:53:10 UTC  

I feel like land ownership especially in rural america is a sign of aristocracy.

2018-08-29 03:53:44 UTC  

Definitely.

2018-08-29 03:54:14 UTC  

I used to believe all the myths about the South being open and free and people hunting and the poor fishing

2018-08-29 03:54:28 UTC  

You're lucky you are not in the west. The western half of the US is mostly owned by the federal government. That's why we have so many wildfires. 90% of the California wildfires are started on federally managed land.

2018-08-29 03:54:34 UTC  

Turns out everywhere is owned and to hunt you have to pay a lease or find the owner of the land

2018-08-29 03:55:01 UTC  

I'm from out west originally, that's why I had a false impression of the South

2018-08-29 03:55:09 UTC  

California...

2018-08-29 03:55:16 UTC  

kek

2018-08-29 03:55:18 UTC  

*Southern* California...

2018-08-29 03:55:22 UTC  

Oooof

2018-08-29 03:55:28 UTC  

*Los Angeles*...

2018-08-29 03:55:33 UTC  

OOOOOOOOOF

2018-08-29 03:56:20 UTC  

@Flint yeah crazy it's almost like the top 2% of the earners in this country are trying to create a soft Serfdom

2018-08-29 03:56:42 UTC  

At least real Feudalism had some sense of community

2018-08-29 03:56:49 UTC  

They're gonna get got by the commies if they keep it up.

2018-08-29 03:57:13 UTC  

They wonder why so many debt laden students are reading about the Oct Revolution

2018-08-29 03:58:25 UTC  

I only care because the 1% is going to convince the poor whites to defend them from the commies

2018-08-29 03:58:44 UTC  

I wonder why the Far Right is so Authoritarian? Is it because of the fact that so many people came from Libertarianism, and it's a Reactionary move? Is it because of Moldbug's early influence?

2018-08-29 03:59:07 UTC  

@Deleted User You're well read on early movement thinkers, right?

2018-08-29 03:59:10 UTC  

Fascism is Capitalism on it's death bed, they say

2018-08-29 03:59:11 UTC  

NRx guys?

2018-08-29 03:59:44 UTC  

I don't know how true that is, but it's true enough to look into

2018-08-29 04:00:14 UTC  

I think the authoritarianism in me comes from knowing that people on their own don't do what is beneficial to the whole.