Perhaps there is no perfect way to convey how absurdly obscene it is that a single person can "have" over a hundred billion dollars.

But "You Are Jeff Bezos" is damn close:

Also, perhaps there is no perfect way to satirize .

My little parody of the aforementioned game is definitely not even close:

@djsumdog I have never personally bought anything from any of these, in fact.

Amazon was the closest to get my monies this one time, but setting up an account was such a hot mess of a process that I just bailed before I actually got to the ordering part.

Never gave any of these my monies.

I do recognize that for many these are the cheapest, most reasonable options. Can't blame them. I don't believe responsibility for dealing with late stage capitalism is with individual people making individual choices.

@djsumdog couple of things.

First, as much as you or I might disagree with his policies, Biden stopped being "Former Vice President" quite a few months ago. Your choice of words here strikes me as trumpian bullshit.

Secondly EU did not allow ISPs to scan e-mail, it allowed service providers to automatically scan messages directly carried by the systems they provide. Still bad, but a world of difference. Facts matter.

@djsumdog third, anyone who follows me probably knows what my idea of solution is: regulating Big Tech.

Yes, there is danger in this, and yes we need to be vigilant, and yes governments will abuse such power to regulate.

But right now we're being screwed with our pants on by Big Tech and I do not see any other way to fight back. Also, my experience teaches me that this *can* work, if enough people get informed engaged.

@rysiek, by regulating big tech, i hope you mean applying anti-trust the hell out of them. there’s very little a government can do if the corporation has more money (and thus power) than the country gdp. maybe the usa, china and the eu can do something but the rest of the world is still a data mine. heck they even blackmailed individual europian countries.

@cnx absolutely yes, anti-trust the hell out of them. Plus regulations like GDPR (which turned out pretty effective for certain privacy/data security related things), or the coming Digital Services Act which might contain language about platforms as infrastructure and requirement for open standards or something along these lines.

@djsumdog oh wow, that escalated quickly. Well, it was nice knowing you, but I have a strict policy against white-washing (hah) fascists.


@rysiek The perfect way of satirizing either of the two is ... being themselves.

@rysiek Absolutely not. But just imagining this already makes me laugh my knee away.

@rysiek Regarding "Support EDRI" CTA on your page: "EDRi is the biggest European network defending rights and freedoms online" but ... the only social media on their page are those destroying rights and freedoms online. What a credibility and encouragement to support!

@miklo I have made that point to them before. I wonder if @whvholst would have anything to say?

@rysiek @whvholst To be honest - majority of their members has literally nothing to say when asked. F.e EFF or panoptykon - the only two examples - i have asked them several times.

@miklo @whvholst yeah, as time goes by I am more and more convinced EFF is useless. Their particular brand (word chosen here very consciously) of digital human rights activism tends to have a surprisingly libertarian tinge, when one thinks about it (with the exception of Cory's work, which I always find solid).

@miklo @whvholst on the other hand, Panoptykon is a small, overworked, swamped organization and I can understand how they might not have the resources to spend on checking out random FLOSS social networks. There used to be 50+ of these:

That said, they are on fedi, via a bot: @panoptykon

And I think they tried being here in person:

I agree not being active here undermines their credibility somewhat. That's why I quit :birdsite: years ago.

@miklo @whvholst @panoptykon prowadziłem NGO, wiem jak to wygląda. To naprawdę nie jest takie proste.

Nadal uważam, że dobrze by było, żeby Panoptykony tu były, ale rozumiem konieczność ostrożnego wybierania, na co idą środki.

@rysiek @miklo @whvholst @panoptykon ale nie rozumiem jak moga sobie pozwolic na fejsa, ale na fedi już nie

@kuba @miklo @whvholst @panoptykon z ulotkami o legalizacji aborcji idziesz na skłot, czy stajesz na patelni przy Metro Centrum?

Jeśli masz ograniczone środki, które z tych miejsc wybierzesz, by najbardziej efektywnie dotrzeć do największej liczby ludzi?

Moim zdaniem to nie musi być albo-albo, ale na pewno dodanie fedi do kanałów to *jakaś* dodatkowa praca.

@rysiek @miklo @whvholst @panoptykon nooo z tego samego powodu ICD ma konto na FB. Ale fedi w porownaniu FB to drobna rzecz sie wydaje...

@rysiek @whvholst @panoptykon Wiem jak sie robi NGOs za 10-20x mniejszy budżet niż ich więc nie przyjmuję do wiadomości tłumaczenia, że to przez brak środków. Po prostu to kwestia podejścia. Jeżeli nikt z organizacji nie używa osobście alternatywnych social mediów to organizacja tez ich nie będzie używa. Ew "na odwal się| uruchomi bota do cross postowania.

@miklo @whvholst @panoptykon spoko, nie ma co okładać tego zdechłego konia. IMVHO powinni tu być.

@rysiek @whvholst @panoptykon Ja rozumiem dylemat maksymalnej skuteczności przy danych środkach. Tylko,że tu mamy specyficzny przypadek że idą w skuteczność kosztem wiarygodności. Od razu mam skojarzenie z Linux Fundation , która jak sie kiedys okazało, w biurach używa(ła) windows'a...

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