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Cake day: Sep 28, 2022


It saddens me that people exist who are more angry at having apartheid and genocide pointed out than about the apartheid and genocide.

You got me before I could edit and clarify.

I don’t claim it isn’t true as a blanket statement. I said I would hesitate to make that claim. I’m not making any positive claim here, I’m in fact stating that I don’t make blanket statements if I don’t feel I have enough data.

I disagree.

  1. The “far left” want to end capitalism, the far right want to increase the power of those who already hold power in the capitalist system. This is not the same.

  2. You provided two center right examples. If you want a center left example, does the “far left” hate Bernie more than literal fascists? I doubt you’ll find a majority saying so.

  3. I can’t speak to this one. I don’t like Putin or Assad, and I dont know much about Maduro, but I thought he was from somewhere in South America. How can that be “anti-western?”

  4. I dont recall a meeting where Russell Brand was dubbed the spokesperson for any left party, let alone “the far left” as a whole. Have you ever tried speaking to someone who is “far left?” What exactly do you think makes someone “far left?” Even better, how do we all get generalized into being grouped with some dude I forgot existed until you name dropped him?

  5. Maybe there exists some “unhinged hostility” against Israel on the left. I haven’t seen a hint of it, but I won’t make a strong claim. I will say that when I talk about genocide and apartheid, those things are bad, mmkay?

  6. I’m not sure the average far right person could honestly define globalization, they use the term as a racist or anti-semitic dog whistle. I also think the average “far left” person doesn’t dislike the idea of the people of the world getting together (does the phrase “workers of the world unite” ring any bells?) the issue we have is with the way its been handled, which is to exploit as many workers as possible, as obscenely as possible, for the enrichment of a lucky few.

Respectfully, I don’t think you have a single strong point, let alone “many, many more.”

I’m sure that’s true for some, but I would hesitate to make that as a blanket statement.

“The third world is not poor. You don’t go to poor countries to make money. Most countries are rich. Only the people are poor. Ordinary people pay the costs of empire. These countries are not underdeveloped, they are over exploited.” -Michael Parenti

I feel like we need a new Blue Collar Comedy tour, one with class consciousness mixed with the comedy. “You might live in a shithole country if… both parties operate concentration camps!”

Obviously I shouldn’t be involved in writing the jokes.

The US. So I’m working against authoritarianism and covid-aiding death cultists here.

I don’t care, I’m not trying to make that point.

The point I’m trying to make is I live in a country that has no leg to stand on when it comes to pointing fingers. A country that made blood sacrifices of over a million people so that a few uber wealthy shit sandwiches could be more wealthy and powerful. I’m not worried about what’s going on in China because I’m suffering under an authoritarian regime on this side of the Pacific.

Maybe if people who constantly whine about China would help me change things here, I would have the ability to change things there.

It’s wild how few words one would have to substitute for that same page to be about the USA.

Edit: not all that wild, more normalized, banal and infuriating.

That is a REALLY good point, it looks to me like a lot of the most popular and/or sophisticated far right propaganda outlets also function as cash grabs.

But to your original question, yes, I recognize DonutOperator as propaganda. He has platformed extremist right wing politicians in the past, and the main function of his platform is to normalize police violence. (Edit: I forgot that his platform has grown. The main function of the YouTube channel under that name is to normalize police violence, a lot of what seems to have grown around that is the cash grab stuff)

More power to them but I’m not visiting a casino in a town with cops as rabid as they have in Kenosha. 😬

It devalues the word. Reagan was “comparatively progressive” next the last administration. But we don’t make that comparison because we aren’t trying to trick Americans into thinking Reagan did anything good for workers. Like we shouldn’t call all right wingers nazis, we shouldn’t call any moderate right wingers “progressive.”

I also have to tell you, workers rights and power are the very basis of leftist politics. Has been since at least 1848.

A surprisingly pro-labor article from the New Yorker. I am tired of the lie printed near the end of the article though: "Now, after months of store closures and firings, they understand that even a comparatively progressive Democratic Administration can’t—or won’t—do much to safeguard that organizing, either." We need to stop calling the administration of gulag builder and police militarizer Joe Biden "progressive." It's absurd and robs the word "progressive" of any meaningful definition.

I just checked and both PragerU and DonutOperator still exist on YouTube. If they have ever had anti propaganda rules, I can’t think of a time I’ve ever seen them enforced.

I feel callous but it’s so hard to keep mourning the victims of capitalism when the mass death machine never stops.

A picture of my working class friend who is pro-police.

“Freedom of speech” went out the window faster than Superman when Lois Lane is falling from a 10th story window.

ADL jumped the shark at least a year or two ago when they started slandering people who don’t like apartheid as anti semites.

What the fuck is wrong with everyone involved in that shit, and why do we tolerate it?

Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.

Feckless Dems wring their hands and raise funds, and do fuck all about it.

The anti-union tactics employed by our president and legislative bodies were pretty dogshit as well.

Big “oof” to see the government over there looks just as dirty and dishonest as here in the US. Critical support to all striking workers.

That article reads much more sympathetic to the affected people than I expected it to. Thanks for bringing this to light.

“Scaled to a timeline.”

This is one of the wildest and scariest consequences of capitalism. The sheer volume of mass death under capitalism means nothing because life doesn’t matter to capitalism defenders. One just makes up 100’s of millions of deaths, declares an equivalence, and continues on down the line.

Obedient serfs will say it don’t be like it be, but it do.

no, i mean this here is what they say about you, they talk about left ideas like it’s dangerous communism/dictature with all the negative consequences.

Yes I know, this is why we must leave them behind.

They say that they have to be extreme to counterbalance the other extreme.

I’m not saying this is never said, but I will say that I have never heard this and I pay a decent amount of attention. What they usually say is some variation on a lie or conspiracy theory.

Nobody ever listen to each other because everyone keeps going more extreme. Rather than trying to find a common ground.

I listen to both their leaders and their voters. The leaders are whom I’m attempting to tell people to walk away from because they spew unhinged garbage designed to distract the majority of their voters from the fact that it is the very people they vote for making their lives worse. No, I can’t find common ground with people willing to grind up humanity for the profit of a handful of wealthy, powerful monsters. And the entire point of the video is to encourage you to stop trying to find common ground with them because that’s a bad idea that has only lead to suffering and mass death, and will continue to lead to suffering and mass death. We need not allow barbarism a seat at the table.

Akron PD Tearing Down Signs
APD hopes we will forget their crimes. This gang cannot be reformed.

I, for one, have heard enough from the right for at least one lifetime.

If the human garbage that thinks child murderers should still be cops endorses you, I don't want you NEAR a court room.