Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Kill the Radio

There are dozens, literally dozens of videos on Youtube of people smashing cheap radios with hammers of various sizes.  There is one of someone trashing one with an arc welder, and a couple painful ones with antique radios. It definitely tells us something unappealing about consumer-culture:
A. People happily destroy working goods.
B. That mass production has lowered the cost of goods to the point where they are absolutely or otherwise valueless so the below will occur.

But it is most disheartening to know that those prices are lowered by depriving working people of a fair wage.  In sum: cheap hammers, cheap electronics, and in the end, cheap people in both senses of the word.

Radio vs. Arcwelder