Tuesday, May 19, 2020

On Medium: The Hypocrisy of Thanking First Responders

Read on about our hypocrisy in thanking the first responders to the COVID-19 pandemic, while doing nothing to ensure that they earn a living wage.

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  1. Super solid, and timely. I work at two warehouses now and i definitely feel the burn right now. People do essentially live on Netflix at this point.

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    1. Thanks. I may aim to write some more short, pugnacious articles like that one for awhile.

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  2. Is hypocrisy of mass media universal for all countries? I listen to some McLuhan old lectures, things are aligning.

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    1. I was thinking especially of the anchors on corporate media stations like CNN. The more successful a public individual, the more he or she has to bow to standards of political correctness, and the PC thing to do in a pandemic is to thank the first responders. If you think about it even for a nanosecond, though, you realize the PC code in that case is a hypocritical cover up of how those responders and the rest of the lower-middle class members of the real economy have been screwed over by neoliberal globalization.

      Is it the same in all countries? I don't know because I watch only North American news. I'd expect that all the corporate media types would be politically correct in that way. Are you in Europe? Have you heard celebrities virtue-signal there by publicly thanking the first responders?

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    2. Noticeable uplifted levels of political correctness. No leadership and autonomy of decision making, but rather echo-copying decisions of other countries. Thanking and sweet-talking, but in reality, problems are pilling up for many people, and nobody touched real problems of junk-food, alcohol consumption, and other first causes of bad immune system, and how to systematically solve them. Some things are "normal" and they are business(es), especially. I wonder, if the parasite will falloff naturally, or it will be painful process to the whole system, or, it will stay there, deeply rooted.

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