oh yeah, that train line isn’t bad. it got extended to northgate, and they’ll be extending it further all the way to everett. but yeah, it’s the only real passenger train in the region, its very limited in it’s reach, it isn’t particularly fast, and like you said it’s taking forever to build. i think it’ll be done in 2024, so not quite as long as you said, but yeah - China could probably build HSR for half the state in the time it takes us to extend this one line.
on a related note is the west seattle bridge. they discovered there was a fault in it in like 2019 or 2020, and said that it would take them like 5 years to fix it. so if you need to get to west seattle, fuck you
that first one really speaks to me. i feel like america has a lot of economic potential that gets squandered under capitalism. i like to imagine a future a couple decades down the line where the revolution has brought Communism to america, and they work together with China to bring prosperity and equal opportunity to everyone.
China, 1000%. I have been planning on moving to Portugal, then China after that, but tbh this European energy crisis is making me consider just beelining straight for China instead.
There certainly is a part of me that wants to fight, to contribute to the Revolution more directly. But to be honest, I doubt I have the nerve for it. I would much rather advance the cause of Socialism from within an AES country, supporting the Revolution in america from afar.
normally the new year is a time for optimism, for making resolutions and having hope for the future. and while i remain optimistic about the long term future of humanity, that near term optimism is absent. living within the us becomes a lot more stressful once you realize the country is heading towards collapse, though if you ask me sooner is better than later.