— Andrew Rush (@andrewrush) March 30, 2020
Do you like the future? I don’t. The future was a mistake; let’s go back.
People were wondering why Biden would hire Harvey Weinstein's damage control team.
Well, now you know. He knew what to be prepared for.
— Boots Riley (@BootsRiley) March 29, 2020
Where’s #metoo at now?
That’s what I thought. People scoffed when I said what #metoo was really about. But I was right.
My dad keeps saying the US won’t be able to handle more than weeks like this. After first I thought that was crazy, but he is correct.
— James Marsh (@JamesMarsh79) March 29, 2020
You dad is right. If the economy doesn’t re-open by June-ish, we are well and totally fucked.
I predict that when things go back to relatively normal (assuming they do), there is going to be a HUGE pushback against remote work by MBAs and managers. They do not like it — at all. It doesn’t matter that it’s vastly more productive. MBAs are mostly extroverts and like the power. As long as they control the workplace, it’ll never be widely allowed.
You will begin to see the effects of this soon. It will not be pretty.
Covid-19 overlays paths and pieces on the gameboard, previously unseen.
They were always there.
— Jscott (@DailySuicide) March 28, 2020
The hidden (well, hidden to most) complexity is being brutally revealed. I wish I could say that people would learn some hard lessons out of all this, but they won’t. Mostly, they don’t learn. Just new people take their place over time.
I’m guessing 10 more weeks before we see the first signs of economy reboot.
This is going to get really brutal. I’m not seeing any historical comparable for what we’re headed for. Not WW2, not the Great Depression, not the Spanish Flu. This is a totally sui generis cataclysm.
— Venkatesh “wanna go brrr” Rao (@vgr) March 29, 2020
Another of the few people who understands what is happening. How and why do most people think so linearly? It’s hard for me to do so at this point. I guess I have just trained myself that linear thinking is almost never useful outside of a classroom toy problem, though it is far easier. And of course it’s what is taught in school so it’s all the “educated” can handle.
If there were ever one case where that sort of reasoning is utterly useless, it’s right now.
You think you’re ready for what’s coming. But you’re not ready.
This. Healthcare workers making tough triage choices because they have to are not the enemy. https://t.co/Egfcri407N
— Yael Grauer (@yaelwrites) March 29, 2020
Yeah. What the fuck is up with that? Have seen many “progressives” claiming this. If the medical system lacks resources, triage choices will be made. Has nada to do with eugenics. That is fucking utterly moronic.
Ideologies dying all around us, too.
I'll admit I used to be peeved that Westerners would defund, deplatform, Out me, get me detained- just because I looked weird.
But now that they are literally willing to link arms and die en masse rather than "look weird" wearing a mask, gotta say at least they're consistent👍
— Naomi Wu 机械妖姬 (@RealSexyCyborg) March 29, 2020
Naomi Wu bringing the heat. I see why people hate her; she’s a lot like me.
In about three months or so if we don’t restart the economy, very bad things will happen. People are making analogies to the Great Depression but that’s not likely or valid; far more probable is that it’ll look like what happened to Russia in the 1990s and early 2000s. Russia had somewhere in the neighborhood of two million excess deaths as a result.
The resulting economic fall here will be far worse, and the sociological resiliency to handle it is also just not present. I’d say the excess deaths therefore will be minimum 20 million, and possibly as high as 40 million.
If you think this is sensationalism and idle speculation on my part, just wait. I’ll be right and you’ll be wrong. Though it won’t matter much. I’d rather be wrong.