As was once said, “I am angry as hell and not going to take it anymore.” Who said that? I think I know.
American business, with the exception of a few like Disney, really sucks today. It is being run by greedy selfish money-grabbing money-lovers with no concern or sensitivity for human beings. They don’t know what it means to EARN money “the old-fashioned way,” but know how to take money. They may call themselves “capitalists,” but they are not. They are more like Castro and other communists who confiscated property and jammed broadcast signals from sources they did not want people to hear.
The government, as imperfect as any human institution can be, is not the problem. The fascist oligarchs, trying to grab control of this nation, are the problem. Companies like Disney stand up to the puritanical ones who side, like a bunch of lemmings being led off the cliff, with people like DeSatan of Florida and many others elsewhere, like Abbott of Texas and so forth.
For instance. Gannett and the local Pravda, in line with what is happening to eliminate local news and cultural interests (while sports remains tops), has eliminated a local channel listing in the newspaper. It’s bad enough that it is difficult here in this rural hilly area to have a tough job receiving FREE broadcasts and finding no one willing to be hired to install an antenna for local television. But to pay for local television on Spectrum and have no CAPITALIST COMPETITION at work, is simply bizarre and taking America down the wrong road for the sake of the oligarchs who wish to create a nation of haves and have nots. So, what does one do with the elimination of a local television grid which has always been a part of local newspapers as long as television has been with us? I see an ad that Amazon is selling 6-month TV Guide subscriptions at a low price. So I jump at the chance to have a local television grid which has been lacking since the hedge fund greedy owners of Gannett yanked it away from us several months ago.
Sounds like this should have been great, right? Long story short. Here we are after twice being billed by Amazon and receiving subscription notices from TV Guide, trying to get delivery of TV Guide. We ordered it in May. Still, in June, we don’t have it. We are told it will begin in July. American business once ran much better than this. I got angry at the people at Amazon, after being led around and around and around. It was not just one isolated event in which I felt helpless at getting something done. No. This event is added to a list of events from many different American companies.
The nice thing to report. Amazon offered a high-price for a hardcover book and almost half cost for a Kindle. We tried Kindle and we hated it. We tried Nook and we hated it. For cookbooks and reference books, the Kindle app for desktop comes in handy. But to sit and read a book on Kindle? Don’t be absurd. Besides being visually impaired, the complications we have with technology and the costs to keep it going is out of sight. I would rather pay $6.00 for a gallon of gasoline, then all the bullshit of costs surrounding broadband, cable, streaming, desktop and laptop computers, and other media. Sure. The cost to read this book on Kindle is half the cost of a hardcover book. But when I add all of this stuff up over a year’s time, the amount to pay for several hardcover books and/or borrow from a library, is much less over one years time. Even if we pay $6.00 for the Sunday New York Times (when it ever gets delivered, I don’t know), is far less than the technology shit. The subscriptions (if we could ever get them) are less than spending money on the gasoline to go to the store (not sold in my rural hometown) and the price of the newspaper. If we could ever get the newspaper delivered.
Go to hell big business for dropping this shit in the laps of consumers on the DEMAND SIDE OF CAPITALISM, especially for rural folks. We still don’t have the TV Guide delivered and Amazon customer service would rather be vindictive towards me because of my anger. These folks explain, insincerely, “they are concerned.” Concerned? Then do something and resolve the situation to my satisfaction. NOPE. Not done. Only the supply side of the market is supposed to be satisfied, not the DEMAND side. That is tantamount to fascism, Nazi-ism, and communism. Central control and we all just bow down or else get shot, whether figuratively or truly shot.
Such greedy Americans be damned. That is my hope. They be damned.