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How do Americans square things like this with their insistence that they value freedom of the individual?

My anecdotal impression is that most Americans can't be bothered to think about these topics at all, and if you try to bring them up it's brushed off with a "I can't be bothered to think about anything that isn't day to day getting by".

I wish anyone I knew outside of tech circles cared even 1% as much... but I've given up trying to point out all the instances of corporations fucking over the public.

Ask 100 Americans if they agree with these restrictions and 99 would say "hell no". Sometimes the government allies with corporations just to fuck us over. If you try to fight it, they call you a "populist".

They also value corporate profit.

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