There are many crises in the United States that should occupy the attention of the media. Rents and housing prices are rising across the country, health care costs are out of control, thousands of migrants were massively deported in chains, COVID still kills 1,500 people a day and gas prices are through the roof. But if you listened to the media at today’s White House press briefing, the biggest issue facing the American people is little Timmy not getting the latest Mandalorian funko pop in time for Christmas.
Over the past few days, the media has started hyping up the possibility of supply chain issues affecting product availability for the big Christmas shopping season, seemingly not being able to indulge in our annual orgy on greedy consumerism is the ugliest possible thing that can happen in our country.
Concerned concerns were brought to the White House press briefing this afternoon as concerned journalists asked the Biden administration to be responsible for the abundance of settlements, muncheroos and stocking stufferinos around the holiday. “Based on everything announced today, can this administration guarantee that packages arrive on time?” asked CBS reporter Ed O’Keefe.
This question is completely ridiculous. President Biden is not Santa Claus. and he is not personally responsible for globalized supply chains are now emerging from more than a year of pandemic -induced slowdown and not keep pace with demand.
Psaki responded by correctly pointing out that “we are not the Postal Service or UPS or FedEx. We cannot guarantee. All we can do is use every lever at the federal government’s disposal to reduce delays and address bottlenecks. in the system, including ports and the need for them to open longer hours and we can continue not only workers in the press and unions but also companies to take as many steps as possible to reduce the delays. ”
CBS’s @EdOKeefe Jen Psaki asked if, given supply chain issues and backing up ports, the White House “could … guarantee that holiday packages would arrive on time.”
Psaki: “We’re not the Postal Service or UPS or FedEx. We don’t guarantee” they were there at Christmas. pic.twitter.com/QK2QXD258Z
– Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) Oct. 13, 2021
With all that is happening in the country today, it is absurd to see the media shake their hands and play a Christmas -influenced scandal. three months from the holiday! And you know, it’s probably not the worst thing in the world for American consumers who don’t immediately satisfy any consumeristic urge that pops into their heads anytime soon.
American citizens in general live in an exorbitant luxury fueled by the exploitation and takeover of countries in the global south, and one day we will learn to live without capitalism’s alienation of empty purchases.