I’ve always thought that farmers and especially farm workers should be paid the most, as they literally keep us alive with their back breaking work. This would apply to family farms and not corporate ones. And as for the rentier class, simply ship them all off to someplace like the late Epstein’s island where they can attempt to live out their depraved lives all on their own.
Can you say NEOFEUDALISM ?
I have been a loyal customer and have bought a lot of crap from Amazon over the years. But I would gladly cease doing business with Amazon entirely if I thought that my individual boycott would accomplish anything. But it won’t. Individual boycotts are useless, serving only to appease one’s conscience. However, a boycott, en masse, by millions of us at once, with a letter of intent to that greedy bastard Bezos and his corporate-board minions, would definitely send a message. We are going to have to hit these corporate assholes in their profit margins. That’s the only thing they can relate to. A boycott of this type would be even more effective than protesting in the streets. We are going to have to mobilize. We – the working class, the marginalized, the elderly, the minorities – cannot keep taking this shit over and over and over. Greed is NOT good, a country is NOT a corporation, and CEOs and corporate fat cats have no place in our government, trying to run this country like one.
Hi PaulK, I noticed after trying your web address that you have a space after quakerworks and before the period before net which makes the address invalid. Once I eliminated the space it worked fine. As someone who makes many typos myself, I thought I would point this out to those who try and fail to reach your info. And I assume we all know to replace the asterisk with an h as well. Thanks for the work you do.
And now that he is reaching his goal of non accountability in any deaths/illness of same wage slaves with no liability he has ended this miserable hazard pay.
Socialism or barbarism, that is the choice.
You notice that Jeff the MOFO Bezos WONT let them have a union?Sends his fleet of legal vultures to pursue and harass those workers who DARE to try to organize. Even the $15.00 issue. Yeah, finally agreed but made it in practice, so hard to get it that very few qualified!Left ambulances!!!Outside warehouses rather than pay to install air conditioning. You have to remember this MOFO would not exist in a?REGULATED MARKETPLACE with proper UNION AND LABOUR LAWS. And?His sick empire is right round the world. One of the horrible effects of the Big C is how it has increased his business. Unfair practices you say?You betcha!And msm sings his song. Not too long ago on a alleged “liberal blog” there was some hapless commenter who is drinking his Koolaide straight up!“Thinks” Jeff is a…wait for it…LIBERAL.
Maybe now, that his fangs are showing? Folks SEE who and what he really is?A criminal abuser of employees and a criminal business thug using what were once illegal business practices to crush his competitors. He has been enabled by successive administrations that have stripped the workers of America of their fundamental rights. This!IS predatory capitalism folks! Guess whos laughing at all the human misery as he makes another billion?
Personally, although it is at times difficult, I been boycotting Amazon since forever. #BoycottAmazon!You wont regret it! He treats his employees like disposable cups!He should be?behind bars. Seriously.
Really sorry to hear that, Tom.
Hey there. I just posted my response, without reading your comment. You may be right about boycotting but it?DOES make you feel better. And as an aside, I read not too long ago…that in fact with Amazon…all it would take is 3 to 4% of his customers to boycott and it would?SERIOUSLY affect them.
In my opinion too, he IS guilty of crimes. His labour “practices” alone are worthy of prosecution. But then when the judiciary has been stacked and the DOJ is now drumpfs lap DOG?Legal actions really would be a waste of time.
But yes, a letter! another petition!SOMETHING!Would be great and it could be INTERNATIONAL remember. There are so many worker/slaves in his warehouses all around the world suffering…I could draft a letter or maybe you?Use Avaaz for the petition?Whatever. You are not alone in these observations or in the simmering rage you are feeling towards this unrelenting cruelty[thats what it IS] and obscene greed of this creature called Jeff Bezos. I got attacked by his paid minions on Twitter[which I dropped out of years ago]…just for commenting about how awful ONE worker’s experience in trying to get her healthcare covered for an injury she incurred at WORK. They were relentless…kept at me!Weeks went on. It was like venturing out and being swarmed by hornets or something.
They are just like him…RUTHLESS. Lets do it!I been boycotting but it is a lonely futile gesture. I would welcome some online activism and I KNOW I am not alone…Hey there!
Wouldn’t it be nice if “Off With His Head” stickers started showing up in Amazon warehouses? Perhaps then the message will get back to Emperor Bezos.
thanks giovanna. it was a hard fight.
In Vietnam we received, on scale per rank, $65.00 per month hazardous duty pay on top of the $300 regular pay for the rank of E-4.
The hazardous duty pay about equal to the Amazon’s $2.00.
As far as profiteering during a pandemic, don’t we do the same with war? Hence forever war’s.
If I don’t write *ttp instead of http and if I don’t leave that space before the .net part, commondreams won’t let me publish my comment.
Got it. I thought all you had to do was the http part. Thanks for the clarification.
I have read that Jeff Bezos met his wife while working on Wall St., so apparently the idea of fleecing the sheep was a well learned skill. : ).
Hi Phred _Pharkel:
Remember—Bernie is still on the ballot, and the more votes he gets, the more HIS delegates get to remind and hopefully force the Bezoites of the DNC that WE the People are all supposed to share in what makes America a ( said to be ) great nation. Livable wages, a clean environment and getting the Supreme Court to face tha facts that Corporations are NOT people. And if the votes are in for the Bernie and the Squad’s ideas of fairness—then those ideas MUST show up in the DNC platform.
If Bernie’s platform is ignored again----------then I am very much believe that WE the People will have to remake that ,“More Perfect Union,” come to life—in spite of the sold out DNC deadheads! : )
Yeah in 1933 another Fascist hated unions so much he began to smash them claiming they part of a Jewish Conspiracy to rule the Globe. He then put in place the Nazi run German Labor front who were tasked with ensuring a more productive and obedient work force.
Last I heard Bernie was off he ballot in NY and other states were going to follow
Hell is for “heroes”
Bernie is back on the ballot. Thanks to Mr. Yang, becasue the previous presidential candidature sued NY state over this, and Bernie is back. Thank you Mr. Yang!
Does anyone really really believe that any of these multi-multi-millionaires and billionaires give a royal F**k about anyone but themselves? If you do, I go some bridges I’d like to talk to you about.