We’re Starting to Feel Like There’s Nothing Left to Lose | by Jessica Wildfire | Oct, 2021 | An Injustice!

Striketober is happening. Workers across multiple industries are protesting. They’re walking out on the job. They’re lying flat. It’s everywhere. We’re talking about shipping, manufacturing, education, retail, fast food, and everything in between. Workers aren’t worried about shortages, because most of them could never afford to live anyway. It doesn’t matter to them if a Peloton bike or a fancy toy doesn’t arrive somewhere on time. They’re not bothered by empty aisles and shelves at grocery stores, because they already knew the pang of hunger and long term food insecurity.

Billionaires can finally watch their profits dry up, and their shares tank, because there’s nobody left to do anything.

The same thing is happening in China, and other countries that relied on massive debt and cheap labor. You can’t run an economy with such staggering wealth gaps. We can’t live in a world where a handful of people are trillionaires, and nobody can afford to buy what they’re making. This is Karl Marx in action. This is what he meant when he talked about alienating workers from the products of their labor. We’ve created a bubble economy on exploitation and debt.

This was always going to happen.

It was inevitable.

We’re Starting to Feel Like There’s Nothing Left to Lose | by Jessica Wildfire | Oct, 2021 | An Injustice!