Mr. Beast Curing 1000 people of blindness is an example of the system working.

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It was a warm and sunny day in June. I just woke up at my best friends place after a night of clubbing. Completely hungover. As I got the notif on my phone for the new cake video. I showed it to my friend and grinned. We need to watch this now. So we turned on the big TV and watched it. Didn't even had the puke lmao. Despite being sick af
 
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Damn you guys are savage towards this guy. I don't really care for the videos he makes but I'm also not the target demographic of 12 years old. At the very least he isn't a p3d0 like all those gaming YouTubers aimed at kids.

But idk if I'd call him and this video proof the system working/correcting itself. It's very charitable what he's accomplished with the video and I will commend him on it, but fact remains there's still hundreds of thousands of other people out there getting screwed by a distinctly American healthcare system. People in poor health by no fault of their own shouldn't have to rely on a few rich people feeling charitable to get the unrealistically priced treatment they need.

The system, "our their democracy" is working as intended. A select few elites get to launder tax payer money through foreign nations while we reap none of the direct benefits. Case in point, Israelis get free public healthcare and free university thanks in part to a shit ton of US foreign aid coming their way.

I think the term for this sort of thing is "struggle porn," it plays into this American myth of how excessively hard work/determination will inherently result in upwards class mobility. A 97 year old walking to her two jobs everyday just to afford the trailer she's living in isn't admirable like the media frames the narrative, it's depressing. But it serves as mostly a cope, an example for those to go and say "well what's your excuse, wagie? If people worse off than you are playing this game, then you should too." I don't think they can fathom an alternative yet obtainable reality where this doesn't have to be normal. Of course everyone can't get paid millions doing some glamorous job, but a majority of downtrodden people also don't have to excessively suffer for the benefit of those in charge either.
 
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me at the mrbeast hospital waitroom eating my mrbeast burger with 1000 other rapidly dying people waiting for the scheduled video where we all finally get to have life saving surgery.

Mr breast walks in the room, he is 286 years old, we all know his age by heart. His body is perfect, so tall and strong, unmarred by scars and growths, He is perfect, divinely perfect, He looks just like he always does, unchanged from even his earliest videos. The room erupts in a chorus of moaning and crying, finally, our pain can end, the long years of 20 hour workdays in the mrbeast factory had finally paid off and we had collected enough mrbeastpoints to ensure our future health coverage. The others hadn't been so lucky, most could not make the trek to the hospital after retirement and died on the street, most never even got to see the outside. He turned to the massive camera suspended from a crane bolted to the ceiling. HEEY GUUUYS TODAY WE ARE GOING TO BE CURING 1000 PEOPLE OF LIFE THREATENING DISEASES! His voice was so clear and loud, so different from the speakers projecting the hundreds of years of mrbeast videos on repeat, over and over again, everywhere from the factory floor to the coffin sized rooms we called home for our entire working lives, Finally he was here, our saviour, our god, and we would be imoortalized for ever in one of his sacred videos, our purpose, our collective dream finally coming true! Many who were lying prone in their beds suddnely sat up wide eyes glued to the beast, trying to speak in hoarse voices before shuddering and falling down still. No matter, they would be forcibly ressurected, at least for a time, to serve in the video. All was well, the system was working, all those years were worth it, it all was worth it. As my vison and hearing faded, I could only think about how perfect everything was.
 
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I think the term for this sort of thing is "struggle porn," it plays into this American myth of how excessively hard work/determination will inherently result in upwards class mobility. A 97 year old walking to her two jobs everyday just to afford the trailer she's living in isn't admirable like the media frames the narrative, it's depressing. But it serves as mostly a cope, an example for those to go and say "well what's your excuse, wagie? If people worse off than you are playing this game, then you should too." I don't think they can fathom an alternative yet obtainable reality where this doesn't have to be normal. Of course everyone can't get paid millions doing some glamorous job, but a majority of downtrodden people also don't have to excessively suffer for the benefit of those in charge either
I wouldn't really call the video struggle porn, it focus's more on "oh look at all these people getting healed by Mr. Beast, cause they can't afford to heal themselves" than "oh look at these people surviving through the Struggle(TM) of blindness!"
 
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I wouldn't really call the video struggle porn, it focus's more on "oh look at all these people getting healed by Mr. Beast, cause they can't afford to heal themselves" than "oh look at these people surviving through the Struggle(TM) of blindness!"
Should've been more clear, meant that bit in response to the video Taleisin posted about "feel good stories." Like I said in regards to Mr. Beast and this video I don't really have any complaints directed at him, it's honestly good work he's doing here. One could try and argue he's just doing it for attention or selfish reasons but that's getting to a level of cynicism that even I find off-putting, and tbh from what little I've seen of him I don't think that's the case at all. I totally get the appeal of his videos on a basic level, it's like he's living life with an irl modded account and he's just having a mix of fun and paying it forward.
 
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I've seen this video be a very hot topic of sorts all around the internet as of late, and I've seen a ton of black and white, chronically online opinions about the whole thing outside of this thread, bar maybe one or two takes in various places. Mr. Beast has always been a mixed bag for me, so on the surface, I do think that him curing blindness is pretty cool.

Ultimately, it does make me think about the US system, and I'm in the group that thinks that healthcare should be more on top of these things rather than getting to the point of a rich celebrity doing the things the government should. I'm pretty sure I'm just being a broken record here by supporting that point again, but I really don't know what else to add other than that the discussions I've seen elsewhere have been trash.
 
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Ngl Soros is on the sigma grindset tho, way more money to be made in perpetuating issues and devaluing currency.
 
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Who's this twat? Jeez, I remember the good old days of YouTube. There was this one guy, MrBeast6000, he made these hilarious videos where he would show off shitty intros that people made for their channels. It was pretty funny. He had these running gags like buying weird stickers off Amazon like a huge sticker of an Asian man, that was the most well known. Hell, he even bought a $1000 keyboard one time, I found it a little silly that he spent so much money for a video but y'know, he made a couple of videos with it and it was pretty entertaining. I haven't seen him in a while, last I heard he was doing these endurance challenges, like counting to one million or watching the same video for several hours straight, but that was years ago... I wonder what he's up to now? Anyway, modern YouTube sucks now and this guy is no different, feel-good story or no.
 
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I believe that this is an example of the youtube system working for the better, because it's a good act being rewarded.

Anyway what do you guys think about the video and my little opinion on it.
i thinkz u mite hav forgotten tha part l8rr on in this p0st wen u menshun that dis is an exception of da norm ....
i meen tha only reezon mr beast evnn does stuffz like dis is cuz he haz the money 2do it, otherwise he wud just b doin tha same stuffz evrry other yout00ber doez -_-
da utube systemz izz still broken ;-;
... i meen at least hez not killin innocent kidz soz cool i guess -w- XD
srsly thooo leik i dunno mr beast ish pretty boring contentzz && i think n0eb0dy else izz gunna fill his sp0t since he alreddy fillz it4 h1mselfs :p
 
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I think jimmy is a naturally good person, but I dont think this is an example of the system working. Its just the exception, plus it downplays his kindness when you put it like that as if this is some sort of "Cog in the machine" type action when in reality he goes out of his way to get the funds and do the videos, when he could just do easier cheaper content.
 
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i thinkz u mite hav forgotten tha part l8rr on in this p0st wen u menshun that dis is an exception of da norm ....
i meen tha only reezon mr beast evnn does stuffz like dis is cuz he haz the money 2do it, otherwise he wud just b doin tha same stuffz evrry other yout00ber doez -_-
da utube systemz izz still broken ;-;
... i meen at least hez not killin innocent kidz soz cool i guess -w- XD
srsly thooo leik i dunno mr beast ish pretty boring contentzz && i think n0eb0dy else izz gunna fill his sp0t since he alreddy fillz it4 h1mselfs :p
Sorry, I realized my wording was probably confusing for many. When I say that its proof of the system working, I mean that it's an example of how the system Should work. I'm really sorry about the wording, and if you want I'll edit the original post.
 
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Sorry, I realized my wording was probably confusing for many. When I say that its proof of the system working, I mean that it's an example of how the system Should work. I'm really sorry about the wording, and if you want I'll edit the original post.
When you say the system... which system in particular? There's a lot of different systems at play here
 
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