Idly wondering if there’s something that would bring the US to actually do some public infrastructure work. Apparently week-long blackouts aren’t it. Years-long water poisonings aren’t it either. Maybe when cars can’t be driven anymore? Or maybe they’ll just get off-road cars?
@wxcafe it'll take a threat to private profit that can't be pushed into the hands of the public to deal with for that to happen.
@wxcafe widespread blackouts would do it
@interneteh see cal
@wxcafe I know. I stand by it
@interneteh ah okay, well. I guess we'll see, and I hope you're right :)
@wxcafe I feel like PG&E is flirting with getting privatized. But I may be underestimating how much political power they have in the state
@wxcafe yes, and also smug thinkpieces about how people who can't afford hummers aren't trying hard enough
@wxcafe Our public officials are almost all conservative/centrist garbage, the cops are militarized, and companies know we're too complacent to revolt in any meaningful way. So you're right, the rich will get generators and off-road vehicles and install air-conditioning systems while poorer senior citizens get heat stroke. Nothing will change unless ordinary people get mad enough to do something drastic, which I don't see happening any time soon.
@wxcafe mass strikes and protests shutting down cities for weeks at a time would probably do it
@radikalgrafitio yeah so revolution