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Which stands to reason that they eventually get bored with child porn and move onto something fresh and hardcore i.e murder porn.

"Videodrome is a dark Canadian movie about a sleazy CEO of a small cable TV station and his discovery of a broadcast signal featuring live torture and murder. As fascination turns into obsession, then into physical illness, the movie symbolically describes, in a very extreme and graphic way, the impact of mass media perversity on the human psyche, as well as the dark forces behind it."
https://vigilantcitizen.com/moviesandtv/the-movie-videodrome-and-the-horror-of-mass-media/
Yep great movie, very 'prophetic' dare I say.
 





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...here's the 'money quote' in this article: "When mainstream companies normalize or partner with the pornography industry they tacitly endorse and fund the sexually exploitive content and messages that the pornography industry produces."
...who knew this was even happening?...

https://townhall.com/columnists/hal...g-and-child-sexual-abuse-pornography-n2555869
Heinz's 'Food Porn' Ads Fund Sex Trafficking and Child Sexual Abuse Pornography
Haley Halverson
Posted: Nov 04, 2019 1:18 PM


The global companies Kraft Heinz and Unilever recently came under fire for advertising on Pornhub—a large, sexually exploitive, pornography site that normalizes themes of racism, incest, and violence against women.

Unilever ran an advertisement for its brand the Dollar Shave Club. The ad read: “If you use our bathroom products you won’t have to visit this site as much.”

Heinz ran an even larger campaign by taking over the homepage of the pornography website for an entire day and running a “#FoodPorn” campaign for its Devour frozen meal products.

Why does this matter?

When mainstream companies normalize or partner with the pornography industry they tacitly endorse and fund the sexually exploitive content and messages that the pornography industry produces.

Not only is pornography linked to a myriad of public health harms, including sexual dysfunctions and mental health problems, but it also frequently portrays and encourages sexual violence against women. For example, today on Pornhub’s landing page are sexually graphic videos with themes of “amateur teen” and “step” family members (a.k.a. incest themes) and women being “sexually broken” by men who use their bodies.

  • Research Shows that Pornography Teaches that Women Enjoy Sexual Violence: Analysis of the 50 most popular pornographic videos found that 88% of scenes contained physical violence, and 49% contained verbal aggression. Eighty-seven percent of aggressive acts were perpetrated against women, and 95% of their responses were either neutral or expressions of pleasure. Another study, from 2018, found that 90% of teenage females in videos containing visible aggression displayed pleasure in response to that aggression.
  • Research Shows that Pornography Is Linked to Increased Sexual Violence: A 2015 meta-analysis of 22 studies from seven countries found that internationally the consumption of pornography was significantly associated with increases in verbal and physical aggression.
As if that weren’t enough, likely sex-trafficking victims and victims of child sexual abuse have recently been found on this “mainstream” pornography website.

Recently, a pornography company owner and director were charged by the federal government with sex trafficking 22 young women by force, fraud, and coercion. These young women state that the men lied to them by promising that if they made pornography with him it would only be sold overseas in limited quantities when in actuality the videos were uploaded to the Internet and ended up on Pornhub.

These women say they were “manipulated into signing contracts,” sometimes while “under the influence of alcohol” or “while being bullied by men in the hotel rooms where the scenes would take place,” Motherboard reported. They also state that their release agreements had missing terms, and staff members would rush them into signing the paperwork anyway.

Some of the videos posted on Pornhub were viewed more than 40 million times, and the channel featuring the videos became the 20th most popular channel on the site.

Pornhub finally pulled the videos off of the website after the federal charges were filed, though the site continues to eroticize sex trafficking with approximately 1173 current pornographic videos tagged with the keywords “sex trafficking.”

In addition to this, over 50 pornographic videos documenting the sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl who had been missing for a year recently appeared on Pornhub.

The reality is that Pornhub has not (and never will), keep sex trafficking and child sexual abuse images off of its website. By speaking with sex trafficking survivors, and reviewing online forums where sex buyers talk to each other, it’s clear that many prostituted and sex trafficked persons regularly have videos of their sexual exploitation uploaded onto mainstream pornography sites, by sex buyers, pimps, or traffickers.


Is this the kind of industry that mainstream companies should get in bed with?

Luckily, Unilever has now committed to never advertise on Pornhub again. A spokesman said that some content on Pornhub that was revealed to them was “deeply troubling and we will ensure that none of our brands advertise on Pornhub again, or on any other porn site.”

This is a socially responsible response that recognizes the seriousness of their misstep and the harmful nature of the content their advertising decision normalized.

On the other hand, Kraft Heinz is justifying their ad choices.

Kraft Heinz’s director Nigel Dickie has stated that, “The DEVOUR frozen food brand, which is only sold in the US, had a one-day promotion solely as part of the brand’s Super Bowl activation. The brand was explicitly talking about #Foodporn, which has become a cultural phenomenon on Instagram.”

This statement is not merely apathetic to the sexually exploitive themes and content on Pornhub. It is a rationalization and a justification of a business deal that gave money to support a platform profiting off of sex trafficking, child abuse, and themes of incest, racism, and violence against women.

It’s time for Kraft Heinz to stop making excuses and to acknowledge the harms of partnering with the pornography industry. Anything less is an affront to their supposedly “family-friendly” brand and an insult to survivors of sexual abuse and sex trafficking.

***Update*** ...Heinz is NOT 'shying' away from this.... they really are proud of their 'Food Porn' advertising theme... I just now found this on the Devour Frozen Foods website tonight....
 





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...here's the 'money quote' in this article: "When mainstream companies normalize or partner with the pornography industry they tacitly endorse and fund the sexually exploitive content and messages that the pornography industry produces."
...who knew this was even happening?...

https://townhall.com/columnists/hal...g-and-child-sexual-abuse-pornography-n2555869
Heinz's 'Food Porn' Ads Fund Sex Trafficking and Child Sexual Abuse Pornography
Haley Halverson
Posted: Nov 04, 2019 1:18 PM


The global companies Kraft Heinz and Unilever recently came under fire for advertising on Pornhub—a large, sexually exploitive, pornography site that normalizes themes of racism, incest, and violence against women.

Unilever ran an advertisement for its brand the Dollar Shave Club. The ad read: “If you use our bathroom products you won’t have to visit this site as much.”

Heinz ran an even larger campaign by taking over the homepage of the pornography website for an entire day and running a “#FoodPorn” campaign for its Devour frozen meal products.

Why does this matter?

When mainstream companies normalize or partner with the pornography industry they tacitly endorse and fund the sexually exploitive content and messages that the pornography industry produces.

Not only is pornography linked to a myriad of public health harms, including sexual dysfunctions and mental health problems, but it also frequently portrays and encourages sexual violence against women. For example, today on Pornhub’s landing page are sexually graphic videos with themes of “amateur teen” and “step” family members (a.k.a. incest themes) and women being “sexually broken” by men who use their bodies.

  • Research Shows that Pornography Teaches that Women Enjoy Sexual Violence: Analysis of the 50 most popular pornographic videos found that 88% of scenes contained physical violence, and 49% contained verbal aggression. Eighty-seven percent of aggressive acts were perpetrated against women, and 95% of their responses were either neutral or expressions of pleasure. Another study, from 2018, found that 90% of teenage females in videos containing visible aggression displayed pleasure in response to that aggression.
  • Research Shows that Pornography Is Linked to Increased Sexual Violence: A 2015 meta-analysis of 22 studies from seven countries found that internationally the consumption of pornography was significantly associated with increases in verbal and physical aggression.
As if that weren’t enough, likely sex-trafficking victims and victims of child sexual abuse have recently been found on this “mainstream” pornography website.

Recently, a pornography company owner and director were charged by the federal government with sex trafficking 22 young women by force, fraud, and coercion. These young women state that the men lied to them by promising that if they made pornography with him it would only be sold overseas in limited quantities when in actuality the videos were uploaded to the Internet and ended up on Pornhub.

These women say they were “manipulated into signing contracts,” sometimes while “under the influence of alcohol” or “while being bullied by men in the hotel rooms where the scenes would take place,” Motherboard reported. They also state that their release agreements had missing terms, and staff members would rush them into signing the paperwork anyway.

Some of the videos posted on Pornhub were viewed more than 40 million times, and the channel featuring the videos became the 20th most popular channel on the site.

Pornhub finally pulled the videos off of the website after the federal charges were filed, though the site continues to eroticize sex trafficking with approximately 1173 current pornographic videos tagged with the keywords “sex trafficking.”

In addition to this, over 50 pornographic videos documenting the sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl who had been missing for a year recently appeared on Pornhub.

The reality is that Pornhub has not (and never will), keep sex trafficking and child sexual abuse images off of its website. By speaking with sex trafficking survivors, and reviewing online forums where sex buyers talk to each other, it’s clear that many prostituted and sex trafficked persons regularly have videos of their sexual exploitation uploaded onto mainstream pornography sites, by sex buyers, pimps, or traffickers.


Is this the kind of industry that mainstream companies should get in bed with?

Luckily, Unilever has now committed to never advertise on Pornhub again. A spokesman said that some content on Pornhub that was revealed to them was “deeply troubling and we will ensure that none of our brands advertise on Pornhub again, or on any other porn site.”

This is a socially responsible response that recognizes the seriousness of their misstep and the harmful nature of the content their advertising decision normalized.

On the other hand, Kraft Heinz is justifying their ad choices.

Kraft Heinz’s director Nigel Dickie has stated that, “The DEVOUR frozen food brand, which is only sold in the US, had a one-day promotion solely as part of the brand’s Super Bowl activation. The brand was explicitly talking about #Foodporn, which has become a cultural phenomenon on Instagram.”

This statement is not merely apathetic to the sexually exploitive themes and content on Pornhub. It is a rationalization and a justification of a business deal that gave money to support a platform profiting off of sex trafficking, child abuse, and themes of incest, racism, and violence against women.

It’s time for Kraft Heinz to stop making excuses and to acknowledge the harms of partnering with the pornography industry. Anything less is an affront to their supposedly “family-friendly” brand and an insult to survivors of sexual abuse and sex trafficking.
Wow that's bloody insane o_O
 





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themes of racism
I've seen porn and never noticed any racism. Could you explain this how there is a theme of racism in porn?

Side note: I've tried the Devour pizza. No where near good enough to be called food porn.
 





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I've seen porn and never noticed any racism. Could you explain this how there is a theme of racism in porn?

Side note: I've tried the Devour pizza. No where near good enough to be called food porn.
....I can't.... but maybe Haley Halverson can.... I just copy/pasted the report she wrote....
...good catch! I've never gotten any particular sense of 'racial' elements in any porn I used to look at... but that's just me...

Haley Halverson
Biography


Haley Halverson is the Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation where she develops and executes national campaigns to improve policies and promote corporate responsibility. Her advocacy work has contributed to policy improvements in the native online advertising, retail, and hotel industries. Haley regularly speaks and writes on topics including child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, prostitution, sexual objectification, and more. She has appeared on NBC's Today Show, BBC News, New York Times, and more.
 





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I've seen porn and never noticed any racism. Could you explain this how there is a theme of racism in porn?

Side note: I've tried the Devour pizza. No where near good enough to be called food porn.
The racism in porn runs the gamut of stereotyping and both work/financial discrimination for "actors" of color to some of the most destructive and abhorrent images you will ever witness. Its super real and honestly has no biz being discussed in depth here.
 





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...here's the 'money quote' in this article: "When mainstream companies normalize or partner with the pornography industry they tacitly endorse and fund the sexually exploitive content and messages that the pornography industry produces."
...who knew this was even happening?...

https://townhall.com/columnists/hal...g-and-child-sexual-abuse-pornography-n2555869
Heinz's 'Food Porn' Ads Fund Sex Trafficking and Child Sexual Abuse Pornography
Haley Halverson
Posted: Nov 04, 2019 1:18 PM


The global companies Kraft Heinz and Unilever recently came under fire for advertising on Pornhub—a large, sexually exploitive, pornography site that normalizes themes of racism, incest, and violence against women.

Unilever ran an advertisement for its brand the Dollar Shave Club. The ad read: “If you use our bathroom products you won’t have to visit this site as much.”

Heinz ran an even larger campaign by taking over the homepage of the pornography website for an entire day and running a “#FoodPorn” campaign for its Devour frozen meal products.

Why does this matter?

When mainstream companies normalize or partner with the pornography industry they tacitly endorse and fund the sexually exploitive content and messages that the pornography industry produces.

Not only is pornography linked to a myriad of public health harms, including sexual dysfunctions and mental health problems, but it also frequently portrays and encourages sexual violence against women. For example, today on Pornhub’s landing page are sexually graphic videos with themes of “amateur teen” and “step” family members (a.k.a. incest themes) and women being “sexually broken” by men who use their bodies.

  • Research Shows that Pornography Teaches that Women Enjoy Sexual Violence: Analysis of the 50 most popular pornographic videos found that 88% of scenes contained physical violence, and 49% contained verbal aggression. Eighty-seven percent of aggressive acts were perpetrated against women, and 95% of their responses were either neutral or expressions of pleasure. Another study, from 2018, found that 90% of teenage females in videos containing visible aggression displayed pleasure in response to that aggression.
  • Research Shows that Pornography Is Linked to Increased Sexual Violence: A 2015 meta-analysis of 22 studies from seven countries found that internationally the consumption of pornography was significantly associated with increases in verbal and physical aggression.
As if that weren’t enough, likely sex-trafficking victims and victims of child sexual abuse have recently been found on this “mainstream” pornography website.

Recently, a pornography company owner and director were charged by the federal government with sex trafficking 22 young women by force, fraud, and coercion. These young women state that the men lied to them by promising that if they made pornography with him it would only be sold overseas in limited quantities when in actuality the videos were uploaded to the Internet and ended up on Pornhub.

These women say they were “manipulated into signing contracts,” sometimes while “under the influence of alcohol” or “while being bullied by men in the hotel rooms where the scenes would take place,” Motherboard reported. They also state that their release agreements had missing terms, and staff members would rush them into signing the paperwork anyway.

Some of the videos posted on Pornhub were viewed more than 40 million times, and the channel featuring the videos became the 20th most popular channel on the site.

Pornhub finally pulled the videos off of the website after the federal charges were filed, though the site continues to eroticize sex trafficking with approximately 1173 current pornographic videos tagged with the keywords “sex trafficking.”

In addition to this, over 50 pornographic videos documenting the sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl who had been missing for a year recently appeared on Pornhub.

The reality is that Pornhub has not (and never will), keep sex trafficking and child sexual abuse images off of its website. By speaking with sex trafficking survivors, and reviewing online forums where sex buyers talk to each other, it’s clear that many prostituted and sex trafficked persons regularly have videos of their sexual exploitation uploaded onto mainstream pornography sites, by sex buyers, pimps, or traffickers.


Is this the kind of industry that mainstream companies should get in bed with?

Luckily, Unilever has now committed to never advertise on Pornhub again. A spokesman said that some content on Pornhub that was revealed to them was “deeply troubling and we will ensure that none of our brands advertise on Pornhub again, or on any other porn site.”

This is a socially responsible response that recognizes the seriousness of their misstep and the harmful nature of the content their advertising decision normalized.

On the other hand, Kraft Heinz is justifying their ad choices.

Kraft Heinz’s director Nigel Dickie has stated that, “The DEVOUR frozen food brand, which is only sold in the US, had a one-day promotion solely as part of the brand’s Super Bowl activation. The brand was explicitly talking about #Foodporn, which has become a cultural phenomenon on Instagram.”

This statement is not merely apathetic to the sexually exploitive themes and content on Pornhub. It is a rationalization and a justification of a business deal that gave money to support a platform profiting off of sex trafficking, child abuse, and themes of incest, racism, and violence against women.

It’s time for Kraft Heinz to stop making excuses and to acknowledge the harms of partnering with the pornography industry. Anything less is an affront to their supposedly “family-friendly” brand and an insult to survivors of sexual abuse and sex trafficking.

***Update*** ...Heinz is NOT 'shying' away from this.... they really are proud of their 'Food Porn' advertising theme... I just now found this on the Devour Frozen Foods website tonight....
WOW!!!
I had NO idea about this whatsoever and the article makes very salient points. I can say this, Michael Huffington, whom was married to HuffPo founder Arianna HEINZ Huffington (they have since divorced and he has come out of the closet) was a MASSIVE investor (over 5 milli) in DEN and its associated scandals. Whom was DEN and its associates you might ask? Only the very entity that the seminal, anti-Hollywood pedo documentary "An Open Secret" put on blast. It ties in w/good ol Brock and the gang and winds itself around both the Rep and Dem circles of power so there you go eh?
https://steemit.com/pedogate/@richq11/pedogate-the-huffington-connection
https://disobedientmedia.com/2017/0...andal-was-a-clinton-global-initiative-member/
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/articl...cret-hollywood-underage-sex-abuse-documentary
 





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Child Pornography is Flooding the Internet While Feds Jerk Off

"The root of the problem can be traced back to the twin poisons of liberal ideology (paraphilia and individualism) and corruption. The National Center of Missing & Exploited Children has been compromised by bribes from big tech companies, according to a statement given by their Canadian counterparts to the Times. Google, Facebook, etc do not see the 4,400% increase in child pornography on the internet in the last five years, much of it enabled by their platforms, as that big of a deal. On the other hand, they also know that there is still a taboo against it in America (for now) so they pay watchdogs to avoid emphasizing their role in this controversy."
 





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Child Pornography is Flooding the Internet While Feds Jerk Off

"The root of the problem can be traced back to the twin poisons of liberal ideology (paraphilia and individualism) and corruption. The National Center of Missing & Exploited Children has been compromised by bribes from big tech companies, according to a statement given by their Canadian counterparts to the Times. Google, Facebook, etc do not see the 4,400% increase in child pornography on the internet in the last five years, much of it enabled by their platforms, as that big of a deal. On the other hand, they also know that there is still a taboo against it in America (for now) so they pay watchdogs to avoid emphasizing their role in this controversy."
If this is true, and I am not saying it is false, then this is just another reason to shutdown big tech like the Google and the social media companies.

Porn is an addiction and many, many are or have been addicted. The emotional damage and desensitization it causes in the viewers is real and can lead them down horrible and dark paths. It causes so much pain and suffering. The normalization of so much perversion in such a short time and in such a fast manner really scares me about our future.

My faith in God is what sees me through however.
 





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....this article has to do with a Virginia man with a known conviction for child pornography and sex with a minor, was just was elected to the state Senate....
...tried to copy/paste as usual, and the result was unreadable... so just a few selected quotes.... full article with pics at link....

https://neonnettle.com/news/9374-virginia-elects-democrat-previously-jailed-for-sex-with-a-minor
Virginia Elects Democrat Previously Jailed for Sex with a Minor
Joe Morrissey, once arrested for distributing child porn, now elected to the state Senate

Morrissey was originally arrested for possessing and distributing child pornography, along with allegedly raping his teenage assistant.
The charges were later bumped down and Morrissey was jailed for “contributing to the delinquency of a minor.”

At the time the scandal broke in 2015, Joe Morrissey was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.

...it gets worse from here, but you get the idea.... he ran unopposed....
....how wild is it when a known offender can win an election to a state senate office? ...wonder about all the others who hold office, but their misdeeds have not been brought to light?

https://neonnettle.com/news/9374-virginia-elects-democrat-previously-jailed-for-sex-with-a-minor
 





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One friend of mine said this, it used to be trickier to get a pornographic magazine say you had the urge after the shop had shut. Then the next morning in the cold light of day the magazine doesn't seem so appealing, but with the internet there is no cold light of day... sad times.
It's called delay discounting. There are experiments that demonstrate causal evidence btw delay discounting and increased unethical behaviour.(link)

We looked to prior research to identify mechanisms that were likely to intensify when consuming pornography, and likely to increase unethical behavior. Prior research suggests at least two, non-mutually exclusive mechanisms for pornography consumption to influence unethical behavior: it may encourage delay discounting and intensify dehumanization of others (and therefore increase moral disengagement). Prior research posits that these mechanisms activate or intensify when viewing pornography.
 





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I've seen porn and never noticed any racism. Could you explain this how there is a theme of racism in porn?

Side note: I've tried the Devour pizza. No where near good enough to be called food porn.
Porn is an industry where the worst of humanity is sold to the lowest bidder and every norm or value is to be mocked and attacked. Racism is a huge part of that equation of misery......
 





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Child Pornography is Flooding the Internet While Feds Jerk Off

"The root of the problem can be traced back to the twin poisons of liberal ideology (paraphilia and individualism) and corruption. The National Center of Missing & Exploited Children has been compromised by bribes from big tech companies, according to a statement given by their Canadian counterparts to the Times. Google, Facebook, etc do not see the 4,400% increase in child pornography on the internet in the last five years, much of it enabled by their platforms, as that big of a deal. On the other hand, they also know that there is still a taboo against it in America (for now) so they pay watchdogs to avoid emphasizing their role in this controversy."
Do you feel that the corrupt liberals have their own methods, distinct from the corrupt conservatives? Or do you feel that they are both arrivals at the same perverse destination once the ride stops?
 





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I think your first answer addressed my question better.
The racism in porn runs the gamut of stereotyping and both work/financial discrimination for "actors" of color to some of the most destructive and abhorrent images you will ever witness. Its super real and honestly has no biz being discussed in depth here.
Porn is an industry where the worst of humanity is sold to the lowest bidder and every norm or value is to be mocked and attacked. Racism is a huge part of that equation of misery......
 





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Do you feel that the corrupt liberals have their own methods, distinct from the corrupt conservatives? Or do you feel that they are both arrivals at the same perverse destination once the ride stops?
Thanks, I hope you don't mind a long reply.

Personally I agree with a lot of what Eric Striker brought up in the article. Both parties and both institutions of government and business are complicit. The social leftists (LGBTQ activists) are turning a blind eye in the name of "free expression", but the Republican senate and administration are clueless to the magnitude of the social disease of pornography/child abuse that's festering.

I'm less fanatic in my views, for example I disagree with the idea that "all governments, all billionaire elites are satanic pedos, etc." As a whole people are distracted and unfortunately very average. The boomers are stuffed full of good wine and expensive food, the richest most selfish generation in American history, what do they care? To the upper crust there's nothing wrong in the US, nothing wrong with the economy, because they literally live in a different world.

Just like with the issue of the unstudied effects 5G or data privacy, there isn't enough regulation/oversight of the computer tech industry. I heard a thing on the radio about how business' pay for scientific research. Their lobbyists together with lawmakers (state and federal) face almost no resistance.

This is why I'm growing in favor of MORE government, but with the right minded people. Trillions in tax revenue are being squandered on private contractors of the MIC. We can't trust corporations to work for anything more than their own profits. We need our brightest souls (not economically privileged attorneys) to step up as leaders and guide this sinking ship.

I keep saying it but public attention has to raised, it all starts there.
 





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Thanks, I hope you don't mind a long reply.

Personally I agree with a lot of what Eric Striker brought up in the article. Both parties and both institutions of government and business are complicit. The social leftists (LGBTQ activists) are turning a blind eye in the name of "free expression", but the Republican senate and administration are clueless to the magnitude of the social disease of pornography/child abuse that's festering.

I'm less fanatic in my views, for example I disagree with the idea that "all governments, all billionaire elites are satanic pedos, etc." As a whole people are distracted and unfortunately very average. The boomers are stuffed full of good wine and expensive food, the richest most selfish generation in American history, what do they care? To the upper crust there's nothing wrong in the US, nothing wrong with the economy, because they literally live in a different world.

Just like with the issue of the unstudied effects 5G or data privacy, there isn't enough regulation/oversight of the computer tech industry. I heard a thing on the radio about how business' pay for scientific research. Their lobbyists together with lawmakers (state and federal) face almost no resistance.

This is why I'm growing in favor of MORE government, but with the right minded people. Trillions in tax revenue are being squandered on private contractors of the MIC. We can't trust corporations to work for anything more than their own profits. We need our brightest souls (not economically privileged attorneys) to step up as leaders and guide this sinking ship.

I keep saying it but public attention has to raised, it all starts there.
This is a really good post, thank you.