Back before we left for this trip, I ordered a book via Amazon.com on a Friday, and found it on our door step Saturday morning. I have read the tales of beleaguered Amazon employees who are monitored all day long via tracking devices, and probably fired if they don’t measure up. A strike would be a good thing, set the company back on its heels, force it to be more humane. However, the only thing I have read is that Amazon employees (maybe a thousand) planned to walk off the job in protest to inaction on climate change. I’ll bet that story died in its cradle.
If it really happened (I have not checked), how much would anyone want to bet that they would be paid to do that stunt? Such coordinated mass action among people with barely time given them to have a smoke is highly illogical.
Anyway, as I opened the package I thought, you know, I could have waited a week, ten days, whatever, for it. There is no big rush. Why stress some tired wretch working a graveyard shift to get me my book, and get it to me now!!! It would be nice if Amazon had two supply lines, one for regular patient people, and another for millenniums who can’t wait a day or two for their hats and t-shirts and gadgets. (Lord knows they are not buying books.)
I now read where Amazon has pledged to purchase and put into service 100,000 electric delivery vehicles. Maybe I am a moron, maybe I have missed the essential underlying economics behind electric vehicles, but I must ask, where is Amazon going to get its electricity? From the moon? Are employees now going to be forced to run on treadmill generators?
Electricity comes from several primary sources, most notably coal, oil, (increasingly) natural gas, hydroelectric and nuclear (I do not grasp that technology and am aware of the idea that those plants are merely storage depots for excess supply off the grid). Way down the list are things like whirlybird killers, big shiny cowboy belt buckles, and oh yeah, solar panels,
Amazon is paying homage to the gods of climate change. It is a sad thing to watch, but then, I don’t regard Amazon as a natural phenomenon anyway. If I have taken anything to the bank from MMG, it is that people like Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerman, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and others are actors, not entrepreneurs. Given a script, they will recite their lines. If they are told to go along with the climate change hoax, they will do so.
By the way, Miles Mathis too is back on the job, and I wonder when he will address a current hoax, climate change. To my knowledge, this world-class scientist has not addressed the issue. Bring me up to speed if I am wring.