I heard UPS is about to face a strike bigger than anything in US history, while the writers and actors are out in solidarity as we speak. There’s a possible outcome of these mass labor actions that I don’t know if any of these glorious fighters are prepared to face. Can’t the corporations involved just let themselves fail?
Think about it. These fucks all have insurance on their insurance on their insurance, financial vehicles that are impossible for human minds to handle in their complexity. Shit that makes big math brains reach for the calculator, all constructed to absolve any rich person from ever truly losing. Golden parachutes, bankruptcy laws more generous than anything even the millionaire class has available to them.
Couldn’t the paymasters of UPS see a labor force that has become unmanageable and just say, fuck it, UPS doesn’t exist anymore, and all laugh their way to the fucking bank, and live out the rest of their lives in crystal palaces drinking unicorn blood wine and masturbating to surgery videos, or whatever it takes to make a billionaire shoot his goo?
I think the financial system has become a million times more sophisticated since the days of labor action past, when the bosses had to resort to machine gun massacres. I think the only real mass action that can succeed at this point is stuff that rejects the system completely, works outside of it. Don’t try to make the industry equitable, just build anarcho-syndicalist schemes that allow you to work outside of the industry altogether. Dark UPS, deliver my packages. I’ll pay you in potatoes and unused oxycodone from my last dental work. Dark Hollywood, make us the movies you could never have made under Time-Warner-AOL-Starbucks-Huawei-Purina.
That’s my fear on one hand, and my dream on the other. Good luck to the strikers just the same, and long live the fighters.