Do you still want to kill corpsey or have you reconsidered?
You should read that big Harper's piece I posted in The Coming Authoritarianism. It explains the situation pretty well. The gist of it is we're heading back to a similar situation to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in the sense that the elite operate in a different economy to the rest of us, one that isn't constrained by borders, much like they did when the East India Company was at its peak. That, coupled with AI and automation, means they can gradually phase out democracy and leave the running of things to machines whilst rendering the rest of us obsolete.
you had an accompanying reading list from the author?
As a comprehensive school student in Leeds in the 1980s, I was struck by the lip service that was paid to equality by the City Council while children from disadvantaged backgrounds were let down.
While we were taught about racism and sexism, there was too little time spent making sure everyone could read and write.
These ideas have their roots in post-modernist philosophy – pioneered by Foucault - that put societal power structures and labels ahead of individuals and their endeavours.
In this school of thought, there is no space for evidence, as there is no objective view – truth and morality are all relative.