Lots of restaurants will permanently close...
In early June, the number of diners seated across Waitlist and Yelp Reservations was down 57% compared to pre-pandemic levels.
While ordinary Americans find themselves at their most vulnerable, the deep state is salivating. Rahm Emmanuel’s famous dictum, “never let a crisis go to waste,” applies equally if not more so to artificial and exaggerated crises. Just as 9/11 gave us the patriot act, so will Covid-19 be used to ram through elevated measures of surveillance and control.
Former Bush official Jack Goldsmith and his co-author Andrew Keane Woods describe exactly how the deep state will use Covid-19 to enhance and consolidate the trend of internet censorship that began in the wake of the 2016 Presidential election.
Covid-19 has emboldened American tech platforms to emerge from their defensive crouch. Before the pandemic, they were targets of public outrage over life under their dominion. Today, the platforms are proudly collaborating with one another, and following government guidance, to censor harmful information related to the coronavirus. [The Atlantic]
As with all crises, Covid-19 has been used to push previously uncrossed boundaries of censorship. One example of note is the proposed censorship of the “Wayback Machine.” The Wayback Machine is a device that archives the history of the internet so users can access deleted sites, ensuring internet transparency and accountability.
As mainstream websites were forced to delete any information on Covid that conflicted with the ever-changing narratives of the so-called “health-experts,” internet users were taking to the wayback machine to access this deleted information.
Researchers at MIT took exception to the public’s ability to access forbidden information on covid, and even lobbied the wayback machine to delete information conflicting with the “expert consensus” entirely.
The old saw that the “internet is forever” might apply to an off-color joke posted online 10 years ago, but evidently it does not apply to information that conflicts with the “health experts” ever changing narrative consensus on Covid-19.
The original Atlantic article continues:
As surprising as it may sound, digital surveillance and speech control in the United States already show many similarities to what one finds in authoritarian states such as China.
Funny how that works, isn’t it?
“I am going to guess that the typical reader here“ will see his business (however “needed”) fall off, as those who lose their jobs (however un-“needed”) will be buying less (or none) of almost any good or service we might happen to sell.I think one of the things going on is that we really do not need a workforce as large as it was pre COVID-19. The workforce was about 160 million people or so with 130 million employed. Currently there are about 30 to 40 million out of work, but everything seems to be still working. The utilities are on, food and fuel are available, anything you would want can be delivered from online ordering . The big problem is that there are probably all kinds of jobs that are not needed and could be eliminated without effecting production. The problem is then what would happen to the debt that most of those people had piled up from income of not needed jobs. Keeping people working at government jobs may be one way to mitigate that problem, just as how some ancient civilizations had public works projects to make monuments and such. It is also possible that governments are simply in denial as to how bad things are going to be for tax collections and not doing anything to reduce their payrolls.
james Altucher related stories in the financial crisis of 2008/2009 about talking with the CEOs of some companies where they told him in private that many of the jobs they had in the company where simply not needed. The CEOs used the excuse of restructuring from the financial crisis as cover to eliminate those jobs and avoid any negative media about doing it.
I think we are going through a similar process today; many jobs simply add no value and have nothing to do with servicing the customers of the company or institution and are not coming back once things get to normal, probably around 2022.
I am going to guess that the typical reader here is not in that situation and is doing work that directly effects a customer and is needed; even if out of work now should be employed again sometime this year. But out favorite group to deride, SJWs and the looney left, most if not all will probably be out of work for a very long time.
As bad as things are for some for employment, I fear that something far worse is going to happen in the second half of this year or first half of 2021.
And also: beware the “cashless society” and whatever arguments are used to rationalize it.
Revolver Analysis: Bush Official Wants To Use Coronavirus To Install Chinese-Style Censorship - RevolverCovid-19 be used to ram through elevated measures of surveillance and control.www.revolver.news
A lot of bureaucracy is just the execution of algorithms anyway. Many of it is just being a human robot. NPC Job at its finest.I'll put in that I've actually done some work that very possibly lead to that. I've worked on some projects that involved system upgrades that would make processes like accounting reconciliations semi-automated....which means you need a few less bureaucrats whose only job is to just review the paperwork and make sure that all the numbers are the same.
Lots of restaurants will permanently close...
In early June, the number of diners seated across Waitlist and Yelp Reservations was down 57% compared to pre-pandemic levels.www.restaurantdive.com
Seems they want us to be worker units to be used then discarded. Wondering if they create some sort of euthanasia program once a worker unit is deemed old an thus unproductive? I would put nothing past them. Thank you LeoniusD for the heads up about ALDI they won't get another penny from me disgusting!