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Youth Underemployment, not Unemployment, will kill the Status Quo

As many of you are aware, unemployment is a major issue in many developed and developing countries. High levels of unemployment amongst the youth has been behind recent rash of internal strife in countries from Tunisia and Egypt to Chile.

However, in my opinion, overt actions such as the ‘arab spring’ and public demonstrations in spain, greece and chile are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. It is youth underemployment, not unemployment, which poses the most systemic threat to the status quo. In that respect, the phenomena of “grass eaters” in Japan is a trailer for the yet to be released full length feature. And yes.. I briefly wrote about this very topic a few months ago, but did not follow it up at that time.

Let me explain you why underemployment, rather than unemployment, is the real game changer.

1. The underemployed are more numerous and much less visible than the unemployed. They are also therefore not the target of most programs to improve the economy.

How many of you have jobs which even approach the stability and benefits your parents had- at your age? How many of you work in jobs which require far less ability than you have? How many of you have any worthwhile degree of security about your livelihood, profession or vocation?

2. They are cynical insiders- not optimistic outsiders. The unemployed might believe that things will get better, but the underemployed know better.

The Arab youth think they may have a chance at good jobs after the dust has settled. Can you honestly say that? can the Japanese grass-eater who only had temp and part-time jobs throughout his adult life say that? Can the highly educated and competent Spanish guy who waits tables at a restaurant in Barcelona say that?

3. The lack of decent employment makes them delay family formation. Moreover feminism and the changing nature of the job market further affects their willingness to play by the old rules.

How many of you are going to get married, buy a house with a white picket fence and have 3-4 kids? Or should I say.. how many of you will do even ONE of those things? Between feminism, laws which discriminate against you and constant income instability- there is not motivation to play the game by the old rules. It is just cheaper buy a gaming console, the latest electronic gadget, a sweet car, hook up with willing woman, buy sex or fap to porn.

4. Consequently they do not have the same expectations, consumption patterns and behavior as their parents. However eCONomic predictions are based on similar generational lifecycles.

As I have said a long time ago, adults preferring video games and an online existence to physical reality is an indictment of the current status quo. However economic activity and maintenance of the status quo requires people to play the game in the same, or very similar, manner.

The status quo cannot function if most people don’t couple, buy bigger houses, bigger cars, drop 2-3 children, put them through school, sports and university. The economic system, and by association the machinery which allows a few to profit of it, requires most people to have a middle-class (or better) existence.

Some might use examples such as South American and some Asian countries to support the idea that a small rich elite can remain alive in a sea of poverty. However they forget that those countries never industrialized to the level of developed countries. Even today, China and Brazil are less than developed once you step outside of Shanghai and Sao Paulo.

Extensive industrialization and the information revolution do indeed change the palate of options as far the ability and sustainability of a small rich elite in an otherwise poor country. Just as the widespread use of the printing press made absolute monarchy impossible and the second phase of the industrial revolution made WW1 and WW2 possible, the current set of conditions are unfavorable to stable feudalism- as the Brazilian and Chinese elite have been discovering in the last decade.

So what does this all mean or lead to?

It is very likely that conscious, and subconscious, unwillingness by underemployed youth to maintain the status quo will be the major factor in its demise.


  1. Mr Stricter
    October 3, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I agree pretty much with everything here. Heck it in someways is my experience. I’d love a large family and all that but I simply cannot afford it and will not subsidize the wealthy by raising my kids in poverty so they can have another Bentley off my low wages.

    What will happen next is going to be in large part do to policy, if by some miracle we develop a broad based system of wealth distribution and make good policy calls, a smaller version of the same system can continue, maybe with less production of stuff we don’t need but it would be recognizable.

    If we do not, we will get what Harvey Danger wrote in Flagpole Sitta

    Been around the world and found
    That only stupid people are breeding
    The cretins cloning and feeding
    And I don’t even own a tv

    and the civilization will stop sustaining itself. Maybe not now or even in the Boomer’s lifetimes but it will happen.

    Its an end game with few choices all of them involve spending large sums of money

    #1 The probably impossible ,kill off the unwanted somehow and hope they don’t kill you first (and they will 100%)

    # Pay off the unwanted so they don’t breed. Fat chance with the religious and if somehow you were successful you’d have few people to sell too? I mean really would the US remain a power if say all that was left were a few middle class people and the rich? Say I dunno 60 million I really doubt it. This is the class that always has small families and as such, between automation and over-education you could not replace them. A society with a birth rate below replacement (or a sub society, c.f over-educated Whites and Asians) is long term doomed.

    #3 Build a distributionist society and prevent it. I am sure I could write pages on the topic so I’ll clog someone else’s blog with that but spread the wealth or lose your civ, pick one.

    • With the thoughts you’d be thinkin
      October 9, 2011 at 12:16 am

      The poor are disproportionately Black, Hispanic, Native, Muslim (Pakistani/Bangladeshi/Arab)and/or Leftist voters in various western countrieries so its unlikely that any solution is feasible due to liberals not wanting to be racist or conservatives not wanting to subsidies them.

  2. October 3, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    this doesn’t get talked about enough in the manosphere but men should avoid military conscription and “traditionally masculine” things like becoming a cop. Why support a society that doesn’t support you…..

    Also things like “bankruptcy” should be looked upon with the cold rationalization that an employer uses when laying off employees. That is to say someone should walk away from large sums of debt when they can and feel no shame in doing so. The phrase “man up” is misandrist and used to shame men into doing what is not in their best interest…..

    as more of us “opt out” they will start to have problems…..

  3. October 3, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Every generation has had those who wanted to play a different game.

    Whatever their numbers might have been, they were socially and economically invisible.
    And when they died, they were quickly forgotten.
    They left behind no progeny to carry on their legacy.
    For all practical purposes they were expunged from the history of the human race. Chalked up as evolutionary mistakes.

    If you want to know what the next generation is going to be like, look to the conformists who do what they’re told. They are having the children and thereby determining the future, not the rebels.
    Who do you think our parents were?

    Densely populated civilizations with a tradition of female infanticide to avoid expensive dowries have dealt with this sort of social problem for generations.
    In Chinese culture, the man that can never marry is a “bare branch” that will never bear fruit. Like the herbivore men, it seems that most of these men were still put to some use and didn’t do too much to rock the boat.

    Now, on the other hand, if there are too many bare branches who also must contend with empty stomachs, there is some potential.

    In the late Qing period in China, countless young men without any prospects were driven to join the triads, a group of criminal cartels which eventually became a huge destabilizing influence and open enemies of the Imperial government.

    If conventional society fails at its mandate beyond a certain point, you can have actual new societies forming within the old rather than just another insipid and impotent “counterculture.”
    But like any other major social change don’t hold your breath until the people also lack for bread.

    The older generations did not have the technological ability to scorch the earth, actively or passively.

    • Mr Stricter
      October 3, 2011 at 8:59 pm

      The problem you aren’t seeing is that the most socially compliant class (educated, hard working, mildly secular, law abiding) can’t replace itself and sustain the inputs it needs to keep its traits. These people (we’ll call them K reproducers) are essential to keeping civilization alive and they are not being supported.

      If you study the demography, globally the violent, ignorant, fanatical and lawless are the ones who since they require less inputs (we’ll call these R reproducers) are breeding and they for the most part cannot sustain anything.

      Modern civilization is incredibly fragile and one good sized non nuclear war, say a US civil war would result in a global economic meltdown and possibly starvation deaths on an unheard of scale.

      Think of all the bio war labs, chemical plants, nuclear plants, unattended toxic and radioactive waste sitting there just waiting. Hundreds of tiny Chernobyls waiting to happen

      Right now a lot of people who by nature and desire are K types are locked out of a political system that serves people who are more reckless than psychopaths. These people are your seed corn and they aren’t being planted and they are angry.Them just saying “screw it” and dropping out is the best case outcome. In that case enough people are left who can take apart everything before the system implodes (c.f the South African Nukes)

      Of course there is no guarantee (hello Fukishima) but there is hope

      Other outcomes are much much worse. heck with technological advances a few nihilistic nut jobs could possibly basically end human civilization.

      • Mr Stricter
        October 3, 2011 at 9:01 pm

        In case there is confusion, I agree with AD’s statement about scorched earth.

      • P Ray
        August 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm

        the most socially compliant class (educated, hard working, mildly secular, law abiding) can’t replace itself and sustain the inputs it needs to keep its traits. These people (we’ll call them K reproducers) are essential to keeping civilization alive and they are not being supported.
        Who is choosing to consider them not worth reproducing with? ‘Cause that’s where the problem lies…
        The people who had kids in the past … created that problem today by not doing anything about their attitudes…

  4. October 3, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    oh, and as a conspiracy theory nut, this I must say….

    maybe diablo is really the CIA trying to round up “dissidents.”

    • Mr Stricter
      October 3, 2011 at 9:00 pm

      They’ll be pretty busy. I am pretty sure that 90% are dissenting right now and its only going to get worse.

  5. Columnist
    October 3, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I belong to the underemployed. I agree with AD.

  6. October 3, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I liked the article stoner posted here.
    Though, I question if life is necessarily that different for people in the West.

    In our culture, having women on the career ladder creates artificial scarcity.
    Say a woman brings in a 35k salary? How many millions of men are already disqualified?
    No scarcity of men higher up the ladder discourages her. She just buys timeshares of a suitable member if she needs to. Same principle as a Sheikh and his harem. Or she decides to take no mate at all and dotes on cats instead of children.

    Coordination over the internet has made mobs, social resistance much more dangerous than before. Watchdog sites like wikileaks have made it difficult for powerful organizations to act in secret.

    But technology has also brought new means of escapism and distraction.
    In Western culture, “loser” men remain atomized despised pariahs with no real life culture of like people to join that will actually work in their interests.
    Until disenfranchised males start working together, they are doomed to remain invisible and powerless.
    Right now, there’s still enough prosperity left in Western nations that you don’t see the level of hopelessness and desperation required for anything more than murmurings of discontent in the manosphere.
    Of course, the manosphere was just barely catching on even a few years ago.
    And I suppose one could see Anonymous, the chans as disenfranchised men centralizing their power. It’s a beginning I suppose.

    I think it would be presumptuous to suppose the CIA gives a damn about us.
    Think of all the people out there saying crazy stuff and actually making threats.
    It would be cool, though, if I could tell people at cocktail parties: “Hey I’ve got a case file with the ___ (insert agency.)”

    • P Ray
      July 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      You left out the miles of cock she probably sampled.
      I wonder which man wants to be last for that.

  7. Michel
    October 4, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    What do you think will happen as a result of this, AD?

    What is your dystopian scenario for the future?

  8. October 4, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I’m pretty sure social trends like not desiring marriage or wanting the responsibility of kids, and even giving a whit about buying assets like homes and cars were long underway before this recession. Increased urbanization and subsidies to higher education means more frequent and ever changing assortment of mates, and as for the standard of living our parents had, our post materialist, pro-hippie values means living 5-to-a-2 bedroom apartment is just a-ok. It frees up more money for booze and Burning Man after all.

    This guy writes alot about values moving away from accumulation and bourgeois “instrumental rationality”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Inglehart#Writings

    Basically even if good money came back, we’d just use it to travel to Europe or South American all the time, and not to invest for retirement.

    • P Ray
      August 25, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      For most people “Investing for retirement” means your money is still circulating in the system. Which means it can “suddenly disappear”.

      • P Ray
        April 18, 2013 at 4:23 am

        Ooh, just like what is happening in the “democratic” country of Cyprus.

  9. Octavian
    October 11, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    great analysis. as an overworked and and underpaid male under 30 i approve this message.

    ps: family formation has gone the way of the dodo bird.

  10. hans
    October 16, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Even lawyers are finally smelling the “roses”.


    Or it´s dawning on some how fucking clueless they actually are. Boy will the steamroller hit them hard.

  11. November 15, 2011 at 10:30 am


    “Also things like “bankruptcy” should be looked upon with the cold rationalization that an employer uses when laying off employees. That is to say someone should walk away from large sums of debt when they can and feel no shame in doing so.”

    Bingo zingo. I tried to play the game by starting a company, lost/failed, and wound up with oodles of debt. Chapter 7 gave me the freedom to save, to move, to try again somewhere else.

    (You can’t undo student debt, but you can move to a country with no financial extradition, of which there are plenty.)

    I can’t buy a new car or a house, but guess what? Fuck it! I refuse those balls and chains anyway.

    The one scary thing that made me want to NOT do it? The terror that having zero credit for ten years would prohibit me from having sex again. But guess what: Any sex on a fundamentally prostitution basis is bad for me anyway.

    THEY don’t have to pay, so why do you?

  12. November 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Craig Himself–

    “THEY don’t have to pay, so why do you?’

    I’ve tried to explain that to Diablo, he just won’t listen…..

    you might find this interesting….




    Rock On!

  13. P Ray
    February 17, 2015 at 1:23 am

    A good quote about this
    “Technological advances can’t be passed on in the form of fewer hours worked, because human work forms the basis of the value of money, and a debt-based monetary system requires we continually produce more money or have people defaulting on their debts through no fault of their own. That’s the real deal.”

    Remember, people require debt to pay for their education … that only may pay off.

    In short, educating yourself to be an employee … is learning how to be a prostitute that needs an employer-pimp.

  14. P Ray
    August 13, 2018 at 4:11 am

    I’ll just put this here then.
    Remember, “debt is the most civilised form of slavery”

  15. P Ray
    December 18, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    After awhile of people getting told
    “Life is unfair” …

    it has finally become second nature to tell the unemployed
    “You’re not entitled to a job”

    Can finally be done here: https://old.reddit.com/r/UnemployedTears/

    (Apparently, unemployed people can become “school shooters” or “violent criminals”. Thankfully, they can’t become “terrorists”, that is only for non-whites)

  16. P Ray
    January 7, 2019 at 10:35 am

    The existential dread of …
    – not having a purpose in life
    – having a purpose in life working for people who are oblivious to what you do

  17. P Ray
    January 16, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    And the backlash begins … with big data providing some answers:
    “Recruitment agency finds that only half of specifications are needed to interview
    Talentworks analyzed CV’s for over 6,000 applications across 118 industries
    40 per cent of requirements is the same as having 90 per cent of requirements
    For women, it was found that they only needed 30 per cent to get an interview”

    “1 point 1 day ago*
    I knew this already long before the data. I mean, does anyone dare to suggest here that it wasn’t pretty obvious back in college that women had an easy time getting and flipping jobs and internships while the average men seemed to struggle to get even one? It’s pretty ducking obvious when our walk into any company be it a bank or store or office and the interns are always hot chicks. Where all the men? Think about it, If you were a horny cuck boss (which is pretty much 100% of company bosses) and you were given a choice of hiring a hot college girl or a chadpreet as your intern, who would you hire? Duh. You would hire the college chick each and every time because like all other male bosses, you are hoping to get in her skirt.
    The last chick who applied for my company was fought over by 4 other companies because of her looks. My boss was so desperate to get laid with her that he offered $5000 (which is more than double the starting intern salary for a man) as her intern salary but she rejected because she got an offer for $8000. In comparison, the male interns in my company are making only $1500 and they are always let go after their internship period. This is why women will always have an advantage over men in the job and economy market. Now The job pill finally proven with data. Women are not only romantically privileged, they are privileged in every other way including the economy. [reddit forum] is mentally retarded to even deny this.”

    get ready for the turbo blackpill. 100% of women who are interviewed get the job. I repeat, ONE HUNDRED PERCENT. Source:

    • P Ray
      October 14, 2019 at 7:54 pm

      The other reason why it seems like there’s no problem with male unemployment … is because “there is no problem with male unemployment if you’re white and handsome”:

      • P Ray
        February 19, 2020 at 8:14 am

        This telling statement confirms it:
        blackpill: Knowledge of the world and technology has progressed so far that the most important job skill in 99.9% of fields is social ability. They don’t need a genius to carry out their duties, they need a reliable, non-autistic person who can read the room, diffuse arguments, get along with everyone, and impose their authority respective to their position in the company.

        In other words, there’s no real shortage of skilled professionals, there is a shortage of presentable professionals.

        Ever notice how those companies complaining about the lack of skilled professionals … never seem to go bust or have to scale back their expansion plans?

        It’s basically psychological priming, where the candidate is told “you are very lucky to have this job” and “there is a shortage of skilled people” meantime their salary doesn’t go up and they’re treated as disposable.

        Many people in management know how to say the right things to get people on their side to achieve the manager’s goals … then discard them as soon as the manager is able to move on to a better position.

    • P Ray
      March 31, 2020 at 10:54 pm

      Seen elsewhere (thread talking about sociology major married to a STEM major, who “wants her husband to find her a job”):
      There is something seriously wrong with the way things are set up when the most productive members of society do not have a clear position at the top of a social hierarchy.
      Remember Productivity has never had anything to do with power.
      The people in power have always been lazy, treating the productive members of society as sheep to be shorn.
      The only difference is that now they can’t do it openly, and instead have to disguise their slavery as “working for a wage” and their plutocracy as “capitalist democracy”.

    • P Ray
      April 19, 2020 at 12:33 pm

      Programming with karlie kloss:

      involves changing directories via the command prompt, to look all hacker-y, until she gets to the one with her code. Just lol.

      She probably outsourced the development … then claims it as her own.

      Like how some people buy food from a restaurant … then claim they cooked it themselves.

  18. P Ray
    February 5, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Ever notice the people who tell us money isn’t important … are the ones with plenty of it?

  19. P Ray
    February 16, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Another reason why people have to care for the welfare of those they work with:
    Gary Martin, gunman in Aurora shooting, had long history of violence: Stabbing one girlfriend, threatening to kill another

    Meanwhile, regular/ugly guys have trouble even talking to a girl before she goes “creep” or “I’m being sexually harassed”

    It makes it very difficult to be sympathetic towards female victims of domestic violence, when they ignore or berate regular/ugly guys trying to communicate with them verbally, for the guy who communicates with his fists. But maybe that’s because women are interested in improving themselves, by learning the language of violence.

  20. P Ray
    February 24, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    One thing I do overhear from time to time is how “young people don’t want to work” from parents.
    What the (stupid) parents don’t understand is that when there’s no paid work available, do they want the young to work for free – and subsidised by their own family?

    Scene from American Chopper (should be called American Papa, with some of the moronic badgering going on)

  21. P Ray
    March 14, 2019 at 10:38 am

    I wonder whether dishes cleaned by people with Master’s degrees are more sanitary than those cleaned by people with “2 years experience”. /s
    This is the horrific reality in Canad. But maybe the 2 years experience has a workaround: be a girl with a nice face and rack … oh wait, those are getting free money on Patreon, Twitch, Chaturbate or Gumtree …

    The funny thing is, camgirls like Ozy Frantz that do noodz or masturbation … tell men they are oppressing women. If men didn’t earn more than women, they wouldn’t be able to pay for dates – since “the person who asks, pays” and “women want traditional men” lel*.

    *Only when it’s a regular/ugly guy. If you’re Chad, as advocatus points out – you can piss in her mouth and she’ll like it – probably since Chad is “marking her as his woman”.

  22. P Ray
    March 25, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Ah, music to my ears:
    Rise of the robots: 1.5 million jobs are now at ‘high risk’ of automation, official figures reveal – and the most threatened roles are womens’
    Jobs in the UK held by women and young people are at higher risk than other demographics. A total of 7.4 per cent of all jobs are under threat, and over 70 per cent of these belong to women.

    Well … sex worker’s livelihoods are threatened by camgirls like Ozy Frantz, now those “admin workers” can get their livelihoods threatened by automation …

    Also, if women workers are the ones most able to be automated away … doesn’t that mean that many of their roles are … bullshit jobs?

  23. P Ray
    April 10, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    In one picture:

    Good ole avocado on toast, such a handy soundbite to throw out.

  24. P Ray
    April 17, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    The downside to “rightsizing” is sudden employee transfer to “limbo, purgatory or Hell” … on the other hand, a good opportunity for anyone who suddenly needs employment, hope they get it. “The old must make way for the new”:
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6934611/Terrifying-moment-Aurora-shooter-opens-fire-police-killing-five-workers.htmlTerrifying footage shows US gunman firing at SWAT team after he shot and killed five of his colleagues at manufacturing plant on the day he was supposed to get fired

    Surveillance footage from the February 15 mass shooting was released Wednesday. It shows the moment Gary Martin, 45, inset, prepares to ambush police officers. The clip, posted online by police, shows four camera angles from Henry Pratt Co in Aurora. It shows Martin, who had one pistol and eight pistol magazines, in the lobby. He then picks up a bin of cleaning products, throwing them to the ground. Cops are then seen running towards the lobby as police cars swarm the parking lot. Martin, who was carrying a black ammunition bag, was killed in police gunfire. He killed five co-workers and wounded six other people, including five officers.

    Well, looks like the Henry Pratt Co has 6 vacancies now!

    • P Ray
      April 17, 2019 at 11:12 pm

      On the other hand, it was people in HR that got the interdimensional transfer, for me it is difficult to be sympathetic simply because my experience is they exist to shield the boss(es) from the effect of decisions. In short, the HR will fire somebody, when the boss actually made the decision.

      Well, life is unfair … and unfairness has consequences.

  25. P Ray
    April 27, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Actually correct, as nowadays people with advanced degrees are now either hired:
    1. to incrementally improve software as part of a team
    2. to fix the boss’ stupid mistakes or software that the boss didn’t write but who claims they did.

    Usually you can tell it’s a #2 job when there’s very little documentation.

  26. Lolmala
    April 29, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    An interesting note: The Law school Kamala Harris attended has a 22% graduate unemployment rate. On top of that, 21% of its graduates employed in part-time/short-term work.

    The tuition is 40-50k/year.



  27. P Ray
    May 10, 2019 at 8:37 am

    When you’re a man applying for a job:

    NOTE: Women get in because of affirmative action, THEN have the cheek to act as if men who didn’t get the job are all below her … AND act as if the job is super-easy when they have men to lean on at work … BUT cry to HR when a dirty joke is made.

    Meme gender indeed.

  28. P Ray
    May 17, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Coming soon to your/every country:

    Enjoy the “trickle-down” eCONomics.

  29. P Ray
    May 30, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Somewhat related:
    Police recruit, 25, who was rejected because he wasn’t black, disabled, transgender or gay – despite being a physics graduate and policeman’s son – finally joins force that discriminated against him, two years later
    Matthew Furlong wanted to follow in the footsteps of his detective inspector father but was rejected from Cheshire Police. A tribunal found he was discriminated against for being a white male.

    This is what that punk song was about: “Guilty of Being White” … along with the other news story that in the US, if you are too intelligent you can’t become a police officer.
    Note: A force composed of affirmative action dimwits is also not a good conclusion …

  30. P Ray
    September 10, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Literally Youth Underemployment, not Unemployment, will kill the Status Quo
    Job seeker shoots business owner after being told they weren’t hiring
    By Mazech Media -August 24, 2019


    Share to friends
    Authorities are looking for a job seeker who they say shot the owner of Watts recycling company, Abc7 reported.

    The incident occurred about 5:10 a.m. Aug. 12 along the 1700 block of East 111th Street between Wilmington and Compton avenues, Los Angeles Police Department said.

    According to the report, the man went into the business looking for a job, but employees told him to come back another time because they weren’t hiring. The suspect “eventually located and contacted” the owner who also said they weren’t hiring, police said.

    He took out a gun and shot several times striking the business owner in the arm, investigators said. The business owner was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

    The gunman remains at large as at the time of this report. He was described as being between 25 and 35 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds, according to KTLA news.

    Looking for a job? Search and apply to newly posted jobs below

    I notice they don’t mention the person’s ethnicity. Maybe he’s like Gunner Wright, the way he was depicted in Dead Space – could be light skinned black guy, white, south american, arab? In other words, racially ambiguous.

  31. P Ray
    October 19, 2019 at 6:55 am

    If you’re tired of Monopoly, try this free variation, “Obozo’s America”:

  32. P Ray
    November 6, 2019 at 2:53 am

    Good to know:
    Translation: OK boomer (i.redd.it)
    submitted 1 day ago by xxx

    My gf’s explanation of why “ok boomer” became a thing is spot on
    ‘Millennials tried for so long to explain using facts and evidence that they don’t actually have it that easy and they aren’t just lazy, but it became very clear that boomers don’t care about facts, evidence, or reality for that matter.
    So this is what has resulted.
    We’ve given up.
    I feel like “ok boomer” is kind of the equivalent of “Wow, you’re so horribly wrong, but I don’t have the time or the energy to repeatedly explain something to you that you’re not going to listen to anyway.’

    Baby Boomers are CONservatives, which easily makes them CUNTservatives.

    • P Ray
      December 13, 2019 at 5:30 pm

      A lot of good advice in this picture.
      Not knowing how the situation is rigged can make you depressed … which is an easy step to suicide or substance abuse … that also makes it possible for you to be ignored in an unfair situation or not be seen as a victim … which makes you even more depressed.
      Knowing the situation is rigged means you can minimise your commitments to a rotten society.

    • P Ray
      December 16, 2019 at 6:59 am

      As Bree Newsome Bass said:
      1.I don’t know who needs to hear this but you are not a capitalist.
      2.You are a salaried employee working in an industry owned by an actual capitalist.
      3.People keep confusing simple commerce– which has always existed–with capitalism, a specific type of economy.
      4.Folks swear up and down they are capitalists and don’t actually own anything.
      5.The people who have the power to repossess your belongings if you miss a payment are the true capitalist.
      6.You are a worker and a consumer trying to be in false class solidarity w/ billionaires.

      I would add But some people only feel good when their own people are screwing them.

  33. P Ray
    February 2, 2020 at 10:33 am

    Remember, work hard and you will succeed.

  34. P Ray
    February 26, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    ‘Fired employee, 51,’ returns to Milwaukee’s MillerCoors HQ using stolen name tag and ‘shoots dead five people before killing himself’
    Authorities responded to reports of an active shooting at MillerCoors in Milwaukee on Wednesday afternoon; police confirmed six people died
    The 51-year-old gunman was found dead at the scene in an apparent suicide
    CEO Gavin Hattersley confirmed the five victims worked for Molson Coors
    At least 600 people work at the complex, which includes offices and brewing facilities; workers were ordered to find a safe place to hide during the shooting
    One employee said they an email saying the shooter was located in the stairwell of one of the brewing facility’s buildings
    President Donald Trump sent his condolences in the wake of the shooting

    Looks like someone decided to “turn it loose!”

  35. P Ray
    April 17, 2020 at 3:05 am

    Another way of killing the status quo:

  36. P Ray
    September 30, 2020 at 5:15 am

    One of the “fairy tales” in the modern age, is the idea that companies INVEST TRAINING in their newly-joined workers so they can’t be expected to pay decently.

    It sounds really good, but to make them gulp like goldfish or blubber incomprehensibly, do ask … “Can I see the accounting which qualifies that statement?”

    Because the reality is, companies think they are your religion, the CEO is the messiah, and the rest of you are merely filthy parishioners who have to tithe their income (via either overtime, uncompensated commutes, entertaining clients on your own dime, having certificates and qualifications that they didn’t pay for, and owning vehicles or specialised equipment that the company will borrow from you to close their own deals)

  37. P Ray
    October 10, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    Another good post:
    “”You can also work 8 hours a day with 1 hour break but that means that you’re an additional hour at work which you don’t even get paid.
    This hour is worthless.
    Add in half an hour drive to work and back and you’re at 10 hours a day.
    That’s 50 hours a week with 40 of them paid.
    24-10(work)-8(sleep) = 6 hours a day left for the rest; means eating, shitting, laundry and other mandatories.
    That’s fun.
    We should be thankful that everybody is allowed to work and earn money.
    We only have to pay a little bit (40%) to the state so immigrants, transgender surgeries and single moms can be financed.
    But that’s nothing, we still have 60% of the money to buy things with.
    Well, minus the 10-20% tax on everything.
    Well, what should I buy with my 48% money?
    A dumb smartphone for 500$ which is manufactured in China for a total cost of 75$ and which is obsolete a year later because of “updates”?
    A fancy car so other people can see how successful I am?
    Maybe a Netflix subscription so that I can get the newest propaganda about how evil white men are.
    Isn’t this a fulfilling life?
    We should all be thankful.”

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