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Jeff Bezos has expressed interest in watching the anti-capitalist film "Squid Game"

 


Everyone should watch Squid Game, the new South Korean Netflix series that is exploding in popularity right now. However, if anyone has important lessons to learn from the film's dystopian tale of late-stage capitalism's cruel rat race, it is Jeffrey Bezos, founder and former CEO of Amazon.

 

On Sunday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos praised Netflix for implementing an international strategy that enabled the Korean show to become a global phenomenon, calling the company's business success "impressive and inspiring." A parenthetical note, on the other hand, made it clear that the richest man on the planet might not be aware that Squid Game is actually not very favorable in its depiction of the Jeff Bezoses of our world, as indicated by the parenthetical.

 

"I'm looking forward to watching the show," Bezos wrote. Indeed, Jeff and I would be interested in hearing your thoughts after you have had a chance to watch this Parasite meets Hunger Games critique of the class inequality created by the very exploitative, predatory capitalist systems that you benefited from at the expense of your workers' fundamental human rights and decency in the first place.

 

In case anyone has forgotten, Bezos owes a significant portion of his staggering net worth to the Amazon employees who have reportedly had to resort to piss in bottles and shitting in bags in order to keep up with the grueling demands of their employer and workplace, according to reports from the company.

 

Over 20,000 employees contracted COVID-19 as a result of the company's repeated failure to protect workers throughout the deadly pandemic, which was attributed to a lack of proper safety protocols, harsh working conditions, and a lack of transparency surrounding pandemic protocols (along with an unknown number of deaths). During the pandemic, Amazon refused to provide employees with paid sick leave, but Bezos made more money than he ever had.

 

While the company actively gambled with its employees' lives, it ran disturbingly cheerful advertisements thanking them for their "essential" contributions. Even though Amazon does not appear to be willing to spend much money on worker protection, the company appears to be willing to spend a lot of money on a public relations strategy to counteract all of the negative press surrounding reports of abusive working conditions.

 

Now, obviously, Squid Game is a work of fiction. A reason why Eat The Rich sentiments are resonating with so many people is that the movement has become mainstream enough to be featured at the Met Gala in New York.

 

If you've watched even the first episode of Squid Game, you'll understand how ironic it is for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to completely miss the point of this disturbing show while simultaneously marveling at its profitability for the company. Even though the show's message is not subtle, it's easy to see why so many global viewers can relate to its metaphor for how the one percent trap the rest of us in a cruel capitalist game that they will never be able to truly "win" (at least not without losing all remains shreds of humanity).

 

Twitter users attempted to warn Bezos of the dangers he was about to encounter.

 

Another made it clear what role Bezos would play in the fictional world, and it turns out that it isn't the hero at all, as one might expect.

 

Others suggested that he make a list of the lessons he learned from the experience.

 

Many people used the tweet as an opportunity to point out that we all despise living in this city.

 

In any case, let's get back in touch with Jeff, either after he has actually watched Squid Game or after the guillotines are brought out for the super-rich. We hope they are able to put Netflix in space for his sake!

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