50 years ago, America’s biggest employer was General Motors, where workers made the modern equivalent of $50 dollars an hour. Today, America’s biggest employer is Walmart, where the average wage is eight dollars an hour.
… And Walmart released their annual report this month, and in it was the fact that most of what Walmart sells is food. And most of their customers need food stamps to pay for it. Meanwhile, Walmart’s owners are so absurdly rich that one of them, Alice Walton, spent over a billion dollars building an art museum in Bentonville, Arkansas… And she said about it, “For years I’ve been thinking about what we can do as a family that can really make a difference.” How about giving your employees a raise, you deluded nitwit?
BILL MAHER, Real Time
(Source: inothernews, via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)
"I have the last unshredded pictures
of our matching eyes and hair. We’ve kept
to separate sides of the map,
still I’m startled by men who look like you.
And in the yearly letter, you’re sure to say
you’re happy now. Yet I think of the lawyer’s bewilderment
when we cried, the last day. Taking hands
we walked apart, until our arms stretched
between us. We held on tight, and let go."
— From Getting Out by Cleopatra Mathis (via hush-syrup)
among human relations, is there an objective truth?
"Human beings are good at responding to urgent crisis. We’re really bad at responding to slow moving crises but its the slow moving crises that end up undercutting civilizations and societies."
"so casually cruel in the name of being honest"
— All Too Well
Time and place are compressing. Soon there will be now.
If you were here, I’d be home now.