them: oh look, <big tech company> has a history of everywhere I've been
me: horrifying isn't it! these big companies spying on us...
them: oh, I've got nothing to hide, how is this bad for me?
me: it's not about you individually, but the power they get from all this data rivals or exceeds that of governments, and that impacts decisions made about many aspects of our lives in very real ways
them: well, I've got shares in <big tech company>
That moment I really viscerally realised how effective it has been allowing "regular people" to receive a small benefit from capitalism. They then support the whole damn thing. Most of which has nothing to do with a little investing here and there, but with power and domination, and all sorts of other shit.
The whole #homeowner thing is similar. They own property as #investments and as a way to avoid paying any #tax, rather than the other way around (the more valueAdded #land/ #realEstate a person owns the more they should pay in tax).
These people are entitled too. "Why should I not be able to buy properties for my kids?!"
@nicksellen People keep forgetting about what happens if (read: when) that information falls into the hands of some bad actor. Data breaches happen all the fscking time.
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