In the startup world, you work hard and you move fast in order to make other people rich.
Other people. Not you.
You're a small elite of very smart young people who are working very hard for an even smaller elite of mostly Baby Boomer financiers so they can buy national governments, shut the governments down, destroy the middle class and the nation-state.
That's been going on a long time. It's not something you invented; that's a historical development. There's a lot of reasons that the nation-state's got to go. There's a lot of reasons why a middle class is in the way.
But that's what you do. That will be the judgment of history for your startup culture. They're going to say that the twenty-teens were all about that:
“It was a tacit allegiance between the hackerspace favelas of the startups and off-shored capital & tax avoidance money laundries. And what were they doing? They were building a globalized network society.”
And that's what's coming next: an actual globalized network society. You're routing around it from the bottom while they climb over it from the top, but you're both aimed in the same direction. That's why you're in tacit allegiance, whether you know it or not.
And right now everybody lives the way that people used to live under empires in colonial states. We're all auto-colonialized by the austerity. That's your big dragon. That's your actual dragon. Not, like, the little tactical dragon. That's the BIG DRAGON. And you know it's the big dragon because you're part of it. You're actually its brain and its nervous system.
And as long as you are making rich guys richer, you are not disrupting the austerity. You are one of its top facilitators.
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