r/LateStageCapitalism Mar 28 '22 Wholesome I'll Drink to That Go Vote!

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r/LateStageCapitalism 14h ago All-Seeing Upvote

I got charged $1.77 for crying while being prescribed antidepressants

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r/LateStageCapitalism 8h ago

Change my mind

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r/LateStageCapitalism 9h ago

โ›ฝ Military-Industrial Complex EndMilitaries

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r/LateStageCapitalism 1h ago

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’€ Dying Planet "Don't look at our oil spills though!"

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โ€ข Upvotes

r/LateStageCapitalism 13h ago

๐Ÿ˜Ž Meme Jesus Christ There Has To Be Some Fucking Way Out

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r/LateStageCapitalism 21h ago

๐Ÿ’– "Ethical Capitalism" On March 2012, Bales walked into 3 different homes and killed 16 Afghan civilians including 9 children. 4 of them were girls between the ages of 2 and 6. Bales reportedly dragged the children by hair and shot them in the mouth. โ€œItโ€™s the very essence of Imperialism what transforms men into beasts"

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r/LateStageCapitalism 4h ago

๐Ÿ™ WORSHIP CAPITALISM ๐Ÿ™ taking the pose while Paris is rioting

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r/LateStageCapitalism 8h ago

๐Ÿ“š Know Your History Seems harsh?

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r/LateStageCapitalism 11h ago

๐Ÿ’ฌ Discussion Another bs article! Itโ€™s not polyworking; it STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE!

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r/LateStageCapitalism 11h ago

๐Ÿ’ฌ Discussion Raising Children under LSC is a Miserable Experience


Any other parents struggling with raising children under LSC?

I used to think we were drowning in neoliberal propaganda, but it's so much worse when you have kids, and oftentimes I feel more powerless than ever.

I am 45 and my daughter is 8. I feel like capitalism has hijacked our children's mind, time, and attention.

You want your children to enjoy afternoons and weekends with other kids? Good luck. No one is available. They are in an after school program so that both their parents can hustle more. Or if one of the parents actually has free time, they are taking their kids to enrichment classes (and probably hustling on their laptop while waiting). And if you finally find someone with a kid you can meet at the park, the kid is only there for a short window of time before they are hustling again. Oh, and the parent won't have time to chitchat and enjoy the afternoon with you because they have an earpiece on so they can attend a meeting.

Summers are the worse. My wife and I had the best memories of summers, playing with kids in the woods and river. But it's just more of the same. No one is available, so we end up having to send our kid to several things throughout the year. And my god, they are insanely expensive, and the quality is low.

What does every kid associate with fun? Disney World. And the more times you go, the better your life is. The only way I have avoided Disney infiltrating her mind is by reading so many books with her that her mind has other places to go. Otherwise, if you are typical hustler parent, of course you are going to throw a tablet in front of your kid and let them watch Disney films over and over.

How about public school? It's alright I guess, but you should see how Big Tech has infiltrated them. They learn "technology" on an iPad, and sign up for so many different platforms. Oh, that Epic! Reading app they use? Guess who is on the board of that company? Randi Fucking Zuckerberg.

What do the kids talk about at the bus stop? Hey, who and who's dad just bought a Tesla. "What model?", asks an eager 6 year old? Oh, don't worry. You will find out soon, because his Dad is going to drop off his kid at the bus stop in the Tesla, despite living 5 houses down, so everyone can admire it.

Someone finds out your kid or some other kids likes to do something? Someone is going to start planting the seed in your kid's mind about how to monetize it. Ohhhh, and better yet, how to scale it. They can sell their art, or become a content creator... the possibilities are endless, but god forbid you enjoy a hobby for the sake of it.

Want to meet other parents? Get ready to talk about stocks and real estate and how to get your kid into an Ivy League school.

The thing is that I cannot always enforce my ideas on my family and oftentimes, I feel the best path is just provide and go with the flow. But that just means flowing into neoliberalmania. I am lucky enough to work from home, and I have an open door policy with my daughter. She can come in and bother me anytime, because if I'm the only one left not hustling in her life, it's better than nothing.

I started reading about Marxism and socialism when I got out of college over 20 years ago, and have managed to maintain some semblance of sanity. I joined several socialist groups over the decades, and that helped. But since raising a kid, I have:

  • Bought a nicer car, because it's safer.
  • Bought a house in a better school district, which ends up surrounding your family with more upper-middle-class liberals.
  • Setup investment accounts to help pay for college.
  • Paid a lot of money into enrichment programs, because I'd feel terrible if my ideology ultimately sacrifices my daughter's well-being.

Being a parent under LSC forces you to see so much of the rot in our society up close and it's even sadder because you see the world through the eyes of a young child who deserves to experience the world in a pure manner. Curious how other parents on this subforum feel and how do you handle these things?

r/LateStageCapitalism 6h ago

I have no words.

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r/LateStageCapitalism 1d ago All-Seeing Upvote

โœŠ Resistance Solution to the banking crisis. :)

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This will work 100% in place of quantitative easing.

r/LateStageCapitalism 5h ago

โœŠ Resistance France: The entrance of Bordeaux City Hall is set on fire during riots


r/LateStageCapitalism 3h ago

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’€ Dying Planet Wall Street is thirsty for its next big investment opportunity: The West's vanishing water


r/LateStageCapitalism 1d ago

This golf course installed right next to the Great Pyramids is about as LSC as it comes. ๐Ÿคฎ

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r/LateStageCapitalism 16h ago

๐Ÿ“ฐ News But nobody will raise wagesโ€ฆ

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r/LateStageCapitalism 1d ago

โ›ฝ Military-Industrial Complex End Militaries

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r/LateStageCapitalism 23h ago

I love living in a dystopia, it's just like my favourite tv shows ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

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r/LateStageCapitalism 14h ago

r/worldnewsvideo on Reddit: Texas Teacher Reprehended for teaching students their legal and constitutional rights. They put it in WRITINGโ€ฆ


r/LateStageCapitalism 11h ago

One perk of being rich is you get a lot of free stuff that most people have to pay money for


r/LateStageCapitalism 5h ago

Patients choose near-suicide options when they cannot afford treatment fees (Vietnames study)


r/LateStageCapitalism 1d ago

How the mighty have fallen

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r/LateStageCapitalism 1d ago

๐Ÿ˜Ž Meme After 130 years of struggle, what's changed?

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r/LateStageCapitalism 20h ago

๐Ÿ”„ DemPublican Party The parties are just two sides of the same coin. Doesnโ€™t matter which right winger is in charge, it all still leads to fascism and suffering.

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r/LateStageCapitalism 13h ago

๐Ÿ“ฐ News Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said the Bard chatbot would make mistakes. It called Google a monopoly and asked for the government to break it up


Sometimes I think fortune has become a rage bait site, but the CEO did actually say Bard should not have said this.