Originally Posted by Dalyn
I guess I’ll get a small amount of satisfaction when Trump supporters find out Brietbart and InfoWars are no longer included in their base internet package, and they have to pay an additional 15 bucks a month for the Russian Puppet Propaganda Package.
This is the worst effect (to me) of Trump and his administration + a GOP congress:
They've introduced so many incentives for citizens to become self-serving, non-community minded assholes Just. Like. Them.
Given the odds they're stacking against the low-income and minority/non-rural folks out there, and the complete gutting of the social safety nets + public schooling system they've undertaken, I admit to having the protective parent instinct to just say "fine, fuck you, pay me" and get as independently wealthy as possible so at least MY kid(s) will be able to go to a decent school and me and my wife can retire comfortably.
Which is NOT the solution. What's the point of MY kids being OK financially if the world they inhabit is full of shit racist people, corporate nation-states, a destroyed environment, and about 3 species of animal left?
But if I can feel those self-preservation impulses to just amass wealth and fend for ourselves, I can only imagine the systemic effect on the country's fabric these policies could have over a generation.