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Politics and Government / Re: Best Political Cartoons
« Last post by davedan on Today at 12:26:21 am »






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Politics and Government / Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Last post by Kanzenkankaku on Today at 12:13:22 am »
Trump Qult is arguably the real RINOs because they don't even have a core ideology, all they have is worship of a senile millionaire.
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Politics and Government / Re: What are your future presidential predictions?
« Last post by SCarpelan on February 16, 2019, 11:46:42 pm »

Depends on what sectors you apply socialism in. I sure as hell don't want the government making cars, or publishing books. I don't mind regulation around those things (safety standards, obscene material), but I don't want the government being the body actually doing the building and publishing. The profit motive, once properly regulated, works to serve the interests of the public in those cases.


Government control != Socialism

Socialism means the workers control the means of production and the commons are not privately owned. More authoritarian interpretations do result in government taking the place of capitalist owners and controlling the means of production but that's not the whole picture. The most socialist actors in the current economic system are actually co-ops where the workers directly decide what happens to the fruits of their labor. This is why the agenda of current Labor leadership in UK is to support and create more of them.

Originally the end goal Communism was pretty much the opposite: making government unnecessary and it dying away as an institution. The later interpretations became more authoritarian and are in an important way indistinguishable from the capitalist system. If a worker has no say to how the end product of their labor is used it doesn't really matter if the one deciding that is a private citizen or a government.
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Politics and Government / Re: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act question.
« Last post by Kanzenkankaku on February 16, 2019, 11:41:02 pm »
Risky strategy. Might work if democrats fall for the trap and do the democrat thing where they alienate the left and non-elitists.

It's also just a plain dick move. GOP assholes.
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Society and History / Re: Good Things People Say on the Internet
« Last post by Kanzenkankaku on February 16, 2019, 11:04:05 pm »
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I knew tumblr radfems had no morals… But watching some of them vehemently defend two women sexually assaulting a trans woman in a bathroom is disgusting. There is no way around it - groping someone’s butt and their chest and exposing your genitals to them and locking them in a bathroom absolutely is sexual assault and it should be condemned by everybody, especially feminists. Imagine having so little empathy for others that you will defend sexual assaulters because they are women and the victim is trans. Some of you post graphics that say “believe survivors, trust survivors, respect survivors” until the victim is part of a group you don’t politically approve of. Absolutely disgusting. Some of you truly have no empathy for anyone who is outside of your in group.

For the record, they're talking about the reactions to this. The women who did this are disgusting human beings, and the same goes for anybody who defends them knowing what they did.

Remember that only males do this kind of sick, evil shit to other people according to TERFs

Remember that, according to TERFs, trans women are actually male, therefore it must have been the trans woman who was at fault here.

<barfs>

She has a penis, so obviously she wanted it therefore its not rape.

brb chugging bleach because it tastes better than my mouth after even thinking about typing that shit.
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Politics and Government / Re: What are your future presidential predictions?
« Last post by dpareja on February 16, 2019, 10:07:56 pm »
Controversial opinion time, but socialism IS freedom and without the former we have very little of the latter.

Depends on what sectors you apply socialism in. I sure as hell don't want the government making cars, or publishing books. I don't mind regulation around those things (safety standards, obscene material), but I don't want the government being the body actually doing the building and publishing. The profit motive, once properly regulated, works to serve the interests of the public in those cases.
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Politics and Government / Re: What are your future presidential predictions?
« Last post by Kanzenkankaku on February 16, 2019, 09:23:46 pm »
Controversial opinion time, but socialism IS freedom and without the former we have very little of the latter.
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Politics and Government / Re: Worst Political Cartoons
« Last post by davedan on February 16, 2019, 09:14:59 pm »


You wanna criticize Ebert? That's fine, it's your right, even if you're this harsh. But doing it right after the man died is fucking despicable.

This is the point when you figure you just stop pretending right?
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Society and History / Re: Worst of Social Justice III
« Last post by niam2023 on February 16, 2019, 02:37:48 pm »
Yeah - and depending on certain things, those random internet nobodies can get really scary really fast.

As I alluded to with the sasaeng, some of them have taken to threatening boyband members' girlfriends, others have sent their blood with a note begging for the guy to drink it so they can be together forever, still others have engaged in some nightmarish bullying if someone gets too close to a singer or something.

There's also idol culture, which is mostly horribly ill-behaved men, which has recently included a petition to ban female idols from ever associating with men ever again "because they're supposed to be pure."
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Society and History / Re: Good Things People Say on the Internet
« Last post by dpareja on February 16, 2019, 06:21:59 am »
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I knew tumblr radfems had no morals… But watching some of them vehemently defend two women sexually assaulting a trans woman in a bathroom is disgusting. There is no way around it - groping someone’s butt and their chest and exposing your genitals to them and locking them in a bathroom absolutely is sexual assault and it should be condemned by everybody, especially feminists. Imagine having so little empathy for others that you will defend sexual assaulters because they are women and the victim is trans. Some of you post graphics that say “believe survivors, trust survivors, respect survivors” until the victim is part of a group you don’t politically approve of. Absolutely disgusting. Some of you truly have no empathy for anyone who is outside of your in group.

For the record, they're talking about the reactions to this. The women who did this are disgusting human beings, and the same goes for anybody who defends them knowing what they did.

Remember that only males do this kind of sick, evil shit to other people according to TERFs

Remember that, according to TERFs, trans women are actually male, therefore it must have been the trans woman who was at fault here.

<barfs>
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