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Social media algorithms written to show users a constant stream of rage bait end up leaving large swaths of the population foaming at the mouth.
Anger, man. I just feel like there is so much rage and animosity in society that has been brewing over the past few years.
I read a very interesting article on rage against retail workers that easily applies here.
Very long story short, average Americans have lost all real power over their lives; but as compensation, they were given the promise of buying power. Your job doesn’t pay enough, there’s no social backup programs, your ability to go to the doctors depends on how valuable a rich guy thinks you are to the company (very few people in my store get full-time, which is required if you want healthcare)…
…BUT, work hard enough and you can buy a PS5 or anything else you want. That’s your real (and only) power you have in life.
So when these consumers go to Best Buy and are told “No, you can’t have a PS5”, they freak. They don’t care why. All they care about is this is the only thing they have left in life that makes them feel in control and a fucking kid is mumbling something about supply chain.
Better title: Why air rage cases are taking off
Baggage charge that was suppose to be temporary is still in effect. The prices have gone up. Wait lines longer. More security checks. No more food on flights. The seats are closer and less comfortable than ever before. Throw in a pandemic and masks.