My wife vs. neoliberalism, story includes anti-poor attitudes
So at my wife's school there was a kid whose family couldn't afford the fees to play in their school sports team. It was in the triple digits. The mom told them they didn't have the money, so he couldn't play. The person she talked to said that's fine. There is a scholarship. They'll waive the fee if the kid writes an essay about why they can't afford it and how much they love sports.
The mom says no, we're not doing that. That's humiliating. The person, not getting the point, says oh but there's a scholarship... Anyway, so the mom and my wife talk and she can't believe it. After thinking it over a bit, she goes to speak with some admin people, saying this is humiliating and unnecessary. The administrators agree, and they are going to change the policy. Nobody gets in trouble, they just won't do this to the next kid who can't pay.
I really do think the reason the Internet isn't really good for us is because we as a species aren't supposed to be aware of the trauma of billions of people all over the world that we are functionally able to do nothing about. We can have empathy for the people around us but eventually this existential suffering just turns into a dull, gnawing pain, like that old injury that sometimes keeps you up at night
Disordered eating, capitalism
I really think that people focus on telling others "you're sick because you eat sugar/animal products/soy/carbs/GMOs/whatever the food bogeyman of the week is so that they never have to think that maybe, just maybe, the reason why so many of us are so often tired is because of circumstances out of our control
I see annoying health nuts, preachy veg*ns, and keto promoters as collaborating to keep people from thinking about the cause of their suffering
Listen folks, the reason why I'm tired and stressed is because I'm a disabled person existing under this last season of capitalism. Telling me to eat nothing but raw beef ain't gonna change that.
Whenever I see scientific discoveries credited to a particular scientist I always think about everyone involved in the discovery actually happening. While no one could dispute that the authors put a lot of work into their findings, who is being left out? What about the partner who takes care of the children or home so the researcher can focus on their work? What about the underpaid or unpaid interns who do much of the heavy lifting? What about the janitor that keeps everything clean and liveable and the office staff that keeps things running logistically? Everyone's labor is a crucial part of this puzzle, but whose work gets acknowledged?
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.