2021, and political discourse is redefined as Angela Rye going on ESPN First Take with Stephen A. Smith to discuss their plight in America despite getting paid millions to talk to a camera in an air-conditioned studio. On George Stephanopoulos’s ‘This Week’, Rye claimed that the American police force exists for the sole purpose of “returning slaves to their masters.” Go to her Linktree, and the first link is a YouTube video with ebonized curriculum for white parents to teach their kids. Perhaps her view on parenting comes from Black Lives Matter’s policy stance of redefining the family unit into American law. Maybe it has to do with transforming the American education system into a politically and racially driven one rather than one that teaches practical knowledge.
With ESPN being the primary news source for millions of Americans, the reality for most people is to compare the social justice policies of the politicians to determine the best option to run the federal bureaucracy despite knowing nothing about the regulations that protect consumers and our infrastructure. This results in the Presidential candidates crafting their platform into sound bites that can be easily marketed to the masses on Instagram while passing legislation that will put Americans into brand new but poorly built 700 square feet apartments.
On TV, you will see commercials of the high life in downtown San Francisco to get you to inadvertently support the ushering in of The Great Reset. Quantitative easing policies combined with the COVID handouts are creating a market bubble. In other words, the prices of goods are higher than their nominal value or what the average American can afford like in 2008. However, this time, the bubble is with the entire market and not a certain sector. Basic goods like toothbrushes and paper towels are now beginning to experience high prices. The dollar is printed at an exorbitant amount to stimulate the economy to the point that we are now in the early stages of a hyperinflationary period.
The world leaders understand that the era of quantitative easing is coming to an end as the perpetual stimulus will lead to a crashing of the economy as we know it. To counteract this, the government is promoting a lifestyle based on working remote jobs for large corporations from a small apartment. The average apartment is decreasing in size and quality, and you are continually being asked to pay more. The restructuring of labor and lifestyles are to accommodate for the future scarcity of resources. Living in small apartments means using less energy and having less kids as we eat unspecified and unseasoned rice and beans for every meal. If you are lucky, maybe an unmarked can of meat is rationed to you. The farms and arable land in the United States are increasingly being bought by the Chinese, which is chipping away at one of the few sectors where the United States has a trade surplus. Because of this, China has a lot of leverage on trade deals, but also our food security. Without food security, Uber Eats and stability of the federal government will be in jeopardy.
In 1776, the Founding Fathers envisioned liberal democracy consisting of intellectual debate and education, but the fruit it bore is Snapchat and Little Caesars while we watch corporations sponsor another dumb celebrity post about their new paid partnership to promote a product they knew nothing about a week before. In a functional society, the debate would center around agriculture, foreign policy, and healthcare insurance and infrastructure. However, sitting in my La-Z-Boy, I realize that since Bernie was screwed out of the Democratic nomination twice, that we must have traded health insurance for Section 8 Housing after handing Biden two rigged wins. Now, the topics of Medicare for All and the integrity of the elections are too lengthy to discuss in this article, but we have our opinions at Hard Hat Philosophy.
But hey, the utopian society where we are promised to supposedly have “free” transportation where your ride to work is provided by a partnership of Uber and Tesla operating purely based on compassion for the public sounds like a nice idea while under the influence. However, reality hits after waking up the next morning. I would like to say that we all know this is just another experiment with socialism, but after having lengthy conversations, it is apparent that many blatantly support a large dependency on the government properly rationing out basic needs. The economy is already monopolized by private corporations, but now the state is attempting to change these organizations into government agencies.
At the core, the solution is to change public discourse which will change public policy, but the reality is that nothing will change. For now, your bread and circuses are Uber Eats and YouTube. At this point, just prepare for the Secretary of HUD to become more relevant than the Secretary of State as our living standards will be at the mercy of the bureaucratic monopoly on housing. Drinking a Michelob and hoping the internet stays on when the economic fallout occurs is the best we can hope for. Enjoy the facade while it is still somewhat alive. Tony Montana thinks it is dead, as he mentioned in “The Facade is Dead”, but I think it might be alive for another couple of weeks.
(El Presidente) 2021. “I Traded Health Insurance for Section 8 Housing” Hard Hat Philosophy. 2/18/2021 HARD HAT PHILOSOPHY - Home