[I’ve worked in the Customer Service industry all of my adult life. Health insurance and Care seems like a luxury. A savings account is a luxury. Taking time off of work when I’m sick is a luxury. And I’m lucky. Is this the American Dream? I am the 99%]
Still rolling in: these. wearethe99percent is collecting stories of the 99%-ers.
Shouldn’t this be the socially awkward pigeon?
The Most Interesting Man in the World
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This isn’t funny, it’s a problem and is why liberals lose.
No more than one-third of Americans have valid passports. I’ve created a choropleth map to illustrate the disparate distribution of traveling Americans. Further background and data here.
So basically, by and large, the people least likely to go anywhere, see anything, or enrich their understanding of people and the world are also the ones who keep voting to fuck this country further and further into a pseudo-capitalist abyss (read: capitalism becomes moot when nearly all investment capital is held by less than 1% of the populace, because then you have an oligarchy).
Thank you xenophobia!
Can you thank the overwhelming poverty in those red states first? Also, thanks for perpetuating red state / blue state nonsense! Things are always so, so cut and dry!
Exhorting people to “expand their horizons” by traveling more is one of the most elitist/classist things I’ve ever heard my otherwise well-meaning left-wing friends say. Because a lot of people can’t afford to do so. If you can barely pay the rent, then you’re not about to jet off to Europe. Maybe think about the privilege and sheer luck that allowed you, the Enlightened Globetrotter, to expand your horizons abroad while remaining oblivious to some simple truths in your own home.
I’ve been to Portugal, Spain, Italy (many times), Slovenia, Croatia, Greece (many times) Turkey, through the Suez canal four times, Dubai and Bahrain. It was cool and all but travel is kind of overrated because basically everyone just smokes, eats, drinks, pukes and fucks in those places just like I do at home. Is it more cool doing those things while literally looking at the Sistine Chapel ceiling? yeah I guess, but it didn’t make me a better person. Also poverty, elitism, &c. &c.