The woke capitalism thread [Get woke, go broke]

Devon Stack said somewhere recently that people ask him when others (particularly whites) will put their careers on the line to say "enough" to the open borders / censorship / lockdown regime. He replied that he can't even get people to do risk-free, easy things like cancelling Netflix and avoiding Amazon. Too addicted to comfort, I guess.

It gets even more basic than that: people fail to use substitutes that work just as well for non-tech purchases (fashion being one of the best illustrations). Instead they continue buying from companies that openly hate them when the faulty choice can be avoided with ease.

People should read Roy Baumeister’s academic articles on decision fatigue and willpower and his book with John Tierney, Willpower. People tire of making distinctions and choices very, very quickly. That is obviously not an excuse when so much is at stake in our society. It does, however, demonstrate that, even with our more sophisticated economic environment, we readily revert to conserving mental and physical energies. This is why otherwise informed people insert themselves into the marketplace with continuing shortsightedness, spiting themselves by supporting corporates that insult and undermine them all the time.

The pattern repeats around the world. Mostly irreligious Czechs are based by Western standards (their views on migrants should be a semi-model for shameless West European and American fools) yet I see countless rightwing and non-crazed, reasonable folks in this country with new Nike, Adidas and other brand items from top to bottom. In fact, although these brands can be associated with the underclass at times in CZ and Poland, they are more likely to be worn in many cases by the right than the left. Czech leftwing circles tend to be old school Marxist/socialist and far less woke than American and other Western ones, so anti-corporate feeling is stronger here. The woke element IS growing, for sure, but the political, social and especially historical context differs in EE. Nevertheless, people in CZ, who do not approve of the foreign woke madness in the main, frequently do not put two and two together and realize Nike and Co. want the exact same for them in time as the US.

Netflix, HBO Max etc are very powerful oligopolies with few substitutes but the shoe and clothing industries are far more open in terms of company choice, even with the massive size of Adidas and Nike et al. Moreover, each major fashion brand has categories that are more or less replicated by competitors, with no major differences - it is a logo and patterning separation. Who could really distinguish many types of shoes if it were not for obvious markers like the Nike swoosh or three stripes of Adidas?

The difference on many metrics between various computer and smartphone brands (hate to say it but it is true) is very discernible, so people have much less of an ability to pick and choose here.

I do not know how woke Brooks is, for example, but I see enough non-leftists and even non-liberals still buying Nike filth all the time. Why not go with Brooks, folks? Or whichever other company shuts their mouth on woke madness the most? The people who burnt their Nike shoes and apparel were usually attention-seekers or silly and there is nothing wrong with keeping clothing and footwear you already have, but there are plenty of companies that do not pay Kapernick types millions a year to hate on Western history.

We should not split hairs but rather focus on honing our decision-making processes. There is no perfect solution in making purchasing choices. If Gillette really loves to hate you, then choose the brand that is not Gillette or learn to shave like your grandfather or great-grandfather. People can easily implement a system, like 10 brands to always avoid, focusing on reusable or sturdier items, or cutting cable television so you learn to live without it. It becomes automatic pretty rapidly and mistakes can be made right with more information (which comes at you all the time).
 
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It gets even more basic than that: people fail to use substitutes that work just as well for non-tech purchases (fashion being one of the best illustrations). Instead they continue buying from companies that openly hate them when the faulty choice can be avoided with ease.

People should read Roy Baumeister’s academic articles on decision fatigue and willpower and his book with John Tierney, Willpower. People tire of making distinctions and choices very, very quickly. That is obviously not an excuse when so much is at stake in our society. It does, however, demonstrate that, even with our more sophisticated economic environment, we readily revert to conserving mental and physical energies. This is why otherwise informed people insert themselves into the marketplace with continuing shortsightedness, spiting themselves by supporting corporates that insult and undermine them all the time.

The pattern repeats around the world. Mostly irreligious Czechs are based by Western standards (their views on migrants should be a semi-model for shameless West European and American fools) yet I see countless rightwing and non-crazed, reasonable folks in this country with new Nike, Adidas and other brand items from top to bottom. In fact, although these brands can be associated with the underclass at times in CZ and Poland, they are more likely to be worn in many cases by the right than the left. Czech leftwing circles tend to be old school Marxist/socialist and far less woke than American and other Western ones, so anti-corporate feeling is stronger here. The woke element IS growing, for sure, but the political, social and especially historical context differs in EE. Nevertheless, people in CZ, who do not approve of the foreign woke madness in the main, frequently do not put two and two together and realize Nike and Co. want the exact same for them in time as the US.

Netflix, HBO Max etc are very powerful oligopolies with few substitutes but the shoe and clothing industries are far more open in terms of company choice, even with the massive size of Adidas and Nike et al. Moreover, each major fashion brand has categories that are more or less replicated by competitors, with no major differences - it is a logo and patterning separation. Who could really distinguish many types of shoes if it were not for obvious markers like the Nike swoosh or three stripes of Adidas?

The difference on many metrics between various computer and smartphone brands (hate to say it but it is true) is very discernible, so people have much less of an ability to pick and choose here.

I do not know how woke Brooks is, for example, but I see enough non-leftists and even non-liberals still buying Nike filth all the time. Why not go with Brooks, folks? Or whichever other company shuts their mouth on woke madness the most? The people who burnt their Nike shoes and apparel were usually attention-seekers or silly and there is nothing wrong with keeping clothing and footwear you already have, but there are plenty of companies that do not pay Kapernick types millions a year to hate on Western history.

We should not split hairs but rather focus on honing our decision-making processes. There is no perfect solution in making purchasing choices. If Gillette really loves to hate you, then choose the brand that is not Gillette or learn to shave like your grandfather or great-grandfather. People can easily implement a system, like 10 brands to always avoid, focusing on reusable or sturdier items, or cutting cable television so you learn to live without it. It becomes automatic pretty rapidly and mistakes can be made right with more information (which comes at you all the time).
I'm planning a trip to that area as soon as travel opens, glad to hear the culture is not overly americanized. Yeah, nobody really seems to change their consumption habits, but that's both sides. Chick fil'A is still doing quite well for example. Problem is not many Christians are billionaire investment bankers so most corporations follow a different set of ideological beliefs, you would think they wouldn't want to help create conditions wherein their stores get burnt to the ground once every 5 years or so, but we live in clownworld so... Plus they are "too big to fail" and the Fed, insurance, etc. For my own virtue signal, I use an electric trimmer to shave because I like the stubble look, but that's not because of gilette. Also I just ignore pretty much all western media now and use adblock for the web. Haven't been subjected to an Ad in years, It's pretty sweet.
 

dicknixon72

Pelican
It gets even more basic than that: people fail to use substitutes that work just as well for non-tech purchases (fashion being one of the best illustrations). Instead they continue buying from companies that openly hate them when the faulty choice can be avoided with ease.
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Or choose to buy pre-owned/used if possible. This works well with larger durable goods as well, such as tools, appliances, automobiles, and can even be done with certain clothing. Your dollars directly benefit a local business rather than the principle corporation.

That said, I don't think I've ever consciously owned anything Nike unless it was a promo item or company shirt given to me in the past.
 

CynicalContrarian

Owl
Gold Member
Serial...?
A movie no one would have asked for; except the most die-hard feminists.
That now, has such little market appeal, even if it was a good movie.
All the while. The Clowns supposedly spent 200 million dollars on the damned thing...

Heh. I don't think the movie or the situation was supposed to be an unintentional comedy...

Cruella Pitch Meeting​


Cruella - Why?​

 

Papaya

Peacock
Gold Member


The disappointing commercial reception is puzzling because critics embraced the film, showering it with some of the best reviews of the pandemic era.

I dont know but any film set in NY with a cast entirely comprised by "people of color" immediately brings back images of BLM riots last year and serves as a painful reminder of how far, what was once a symbol of the West's success, has fallen

No thanks
 

CynicalContrarian

Owl
Gold Member


TL;DW ?

I don't blame you.
This 'Doomcock' guy tries too way hard with this tedious alternate personae.

Anyway.
The jist of the video is in regards to Hellywood failing to generate profits in the age of the Plan-demic.
Or at least. Failing to generate enough profit soon enough to make big blockbuster type films worthwhile.

Y'all can make it worse for Hellywood by ensuring you never sign up for a streaming service whereby they can charge you continuously after the free trial.
Use Walmart type gift cards with a preset amount to then access a streaming service.
Yet when the gift card amount runs out, there is no ability for the streaming service to continue to charge the card.

Watch the one show or the one movie you want. Then bail.

Or just use PirateBay from the outset... :sneaky:


You have no obligation to fund sinister sods.
 

Dusty

Peacock
Gold Member
Get woke, go broke is cope. It’s more like “get woke or go broke”.

Corporations are getting woke because it points the pitchforks away from them, and towards working class white people.




American Express, which made a $2.3 billion profit last quarter, invited the great-grandson of the Nation of Islam’s founder to tell its employees that capitalism is evil.

It was part of the credit card giant’s critical race theory training program, which asks workers to deconstruct their racial and sexual identities, then rank themselves on a hierarchy of “privilege.”

According to a trove of documents I’ve reviewed, AmEx executives created an internal “Anti-Racism Initiative” after George Floyd’s death last year, subjecting employees to a training program based on the core CRT tenets, including intersectionality, which reduces individuals to a tangle of racial, gender and sexual identities that determine whether he is an “oppressor” or “oppressed” in a given
 

CynicalContrarian

Owl
Gold Member
Heh. :sneaky:
Not really surprising considering the lawsuit. Guess that is the type of 'girl power' Disney doesn't like... :sneaky:

Exclusive: Disney Has Cut All Ties And Projects With Scarlett Johansson

"Now, they’re cutting ties with the actress, which again makes them look a little childish. When you’re a business as big as Disney, lawsuits happen. When you refuse to talk to the people you’re working with, you can expect even more lawsuits to happen. That’s an opportunity to bring in lawyers and work out the finer details. It’s an opportunity to be professional and get things on track. If this lawsuit has been publicly filed, and Disney had come out addressing the concerns of Scarlett Johansson, a person they’ve worked with on major projects, they could have shown that they are a company that cares about the people they work with. Instead, they’re cutting ties and running."

 

newcomer

Sparrow
Orthodox Inquirer
The pattern repeats around the world. Mostly irreligious Czechs are based by Western standards (their views on migrants should be a semi-model for shameless West European and American fools) yet I see countless rightwing and non-crazed, reasonable folks in this country with new Nike, Adidas and other brand items from top to bottom. In fact, although these brands can be associated with the underclass at times in CZ and Poland, they are more likely to be worn in many cases by the right than the left. Czech leftwing circles tend to be old school Marxist/socialist and far less woke than American and other Western ones, so anti-corporate feeling is stronger here. The woke element IS growing, for sure, but the political, social and especially historical context differs in EE. Nevertheless, people in CZ, who do not approve of the foreign woke madness in the main, frequently do not put two and two together and realize Nike and Co. want the exact same for them in time as the US.
Unfortunately there will be elections into House of Commons and surveys show that a lot of young people are going to vote for this globohomo party, bringing the western liberal progressive politics into more of a mainstream. I hate to say it, but the West is the nest of trends and young people here get easily manipulated with all of this.

I know I was too, but I snapped out of it, Glory to God

Still it frustrates me, I wonder how will my country look like 10 years from now on...
 

Batman_

Kingfisher
Yet if that same company had been recklessly negligent and he ended up having a leg amputated in an elevator accident, he would get, what, $500,000 for pain/suffering and future lost earnings combined?

Absolute clown world.

There was a black man named Robert Jones who was falsely convicted and spent TWENTY FOUR years in prison and only got a 5 million dollar settlement.

$137m for some racial slurs is beyond ludicrous. I cannot believe that story is even real.
 
There was a black man named Robert Jones who was falsely convicted and spent TWENTY FOUR years in prison and only got a 5 million dollar settlement.

$137m for some racial slurs is beyond ludicrous. I cannot believe that story is even real.

You guys STILL don't get it I'm sad to say. It's not the $137 Million penalty that are the issue here, it's not about Tesla at all. This is about the frustration and feeling of powerlessness and unfairness that you are currently experiencing. Remember Active Measures, we are at the tail end of the demoralization phase where all existing cultural and social norms are being questioned and attacked. The aim here is not to go after Tesla, they will never end up paying this much after appeals. The goal is the same as it has been when sending innocent patriots to prison while letting Antifa thugs roam freely: It's demoralization. This will get ever more crazy and abusive until a certain section of society has either been eradicated or effectively been rendered 2nd class citizen. Last year I may have considered a third possibility but after what I have witnessed since early 2020 there is a snowball chance in hell we ever see any pushback. The Marxists are now in full control of all Western institutions.
 
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