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  1. Comment on Has anyone in an online discussion/argument ever actually changed your opinion about something? in ~talk

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    You should try socialist spaces. The issue you've had seems more to do with liberals refusing to discuss anything with anyone opposed to them, holding a stuffy snobby "educate yourself" attitude....

    You should try socialist spaces. The issue you've had seems more to do with liberals refusing to discuss anything with anyone opposed to them, holding a stuffy snobby "educate yourself" attitude. Socialists on the other hand very much embrace directly engaging with people if they're genuinely engaging in good-faith. It makes fundamentally no sense not to seek out and attempt to engage and educate others, it is necessary in fact, because it is the only way you get that information to many of them otherwise.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Severe wildfire conditions will continue across California, but pattern shift will improve air quality in ~enviro

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    Oh. Well that's ok then!

    Oh. Well that's ok then!

  3. Comment on Why don't we just ban the buying, selling, and merging of companies? in ~talk

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    Socialism or extinction. ✊✊✊

    Socialism or extinction. ✊✊✊

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Why don't we just ban the buying, selling, and merging of companies? in ~talk

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    Not literally every regulation, because many regulations are supported or opposed by people within their class who have competing interests that benefit or gain. The difference here is that you're...

    Not literally every regulation, because many regulations are supported or opposed by people within their class who have competing interests that benefit or gain.

    The difference here is that you're making something that affects their ENTIRE class, not something that affects a small section of them.

    The alternative is to take their capital the same way it was initially acquired: by force.

    I'm fairly confident this is the only option and Marx was right all along. They won't go willingly into the night, anyone that attempts to take it from them via electoralism will simply be killed/couped in efforts to prevent it as we have seen globally with other electoral victories for socialists. We're heading towards a situation where a fight occurs where they either win, keep their wealth and guarantee near extinction for everyone else or they lose and we at least mitigate some of the damage to the world.

    I think mitigating the giants would be lovely. They need breaking up but they're not going to break them up when they're fearful of the rising China tech and online sector.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Why don't we just ban the buying, selling, and merging of companies? in ~talk

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    No one in this thread is addressing the elephant in the room and it's that the capital-owners are in charge of making the rules therefore you will never ever make a rule that completely screws...

    No one in this thread is addressing the elephant in the room and it's that the capital-owners are in charge of making the rules therefore you will never ever make a rule that completely screws them all over unless they are voluntarily doing it because they feel a need to in order to suppress the potential for revolution. FDR's new deal for example was one such instance where the capital-owning class voluntarily took a hit because they perceived dangers to themselves and the system they control if they did not.

    They currently don't perceive that as was clearly demonstrated by their willingness to completely screw even a mild socdem who wanted mild socdem improvements for society.

    They're never going to willingly take on a rule like this because it would be absolutely devastating to their wealth and power.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Being Finnish: A Guide For Soviet Spies – An archived booklet reveals how communist spooks were instructed to blend in with Finnish locals in ~humanities

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    Was that one of the colour revolution countries?

    Was that one of the colour revolution countries?

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Being Finnish: A Guide For Soviet Spies – An archived booklet reveals how communist spooks were instructed to blend in with Finnish locals in ~humanities

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    I believe you are mistaking social democrats and radlibs with socialists.

    I believe you are mistaking social democrats and radlibs with socialists.

  8. Comment on Being Finnish: A Guide For Soviet Spies – An archived booklet reveals how communist spooks were instructed to blend in with Finnish locals in ~humanities

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    Free healthcare. Elimination of poverty. Elimination of homelessness. Imprisonment for antisemitism. Elimination of joblessness. Elimination of illiteracy. Elimination of food insecurity. 7 hour...

    Free healthcare. Elimination of poverty. Elimination of homelessness. Imprisonment for antisemitism. Elimination of joblessness. Elimination of illiteracy. Elimination of food insecurity. 7 hour work days.

    Man those socialists... What awful human beings they were!

  9. Comment on Being Finnish: A Guide For Soviet Spies – An archived booklet reveals how communist spooks were instructed to blend in with Finnish locals in ~humanities

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    Good job I did not then.

    Good job I did not then.

  10. Comment on Being Finnish: A Guide For Soviet Spies – An archived booklet reveals how communist spooks were instructed to blend in with Finnish locals in ~humanities

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    I didn't defend Lukashenko, don't make things up. He's not good, that doesn't change the fact that interventionism by nato is not at all intended to make the lives of the people better and will...

    I didn't defend Lukashenko, don't make things up. He's not good, that doesn't change the fact that interventionism by nato is not at all intended to make the lives of the people better and will result in a catastrophic outcome for everyone.

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  11. Comment on Being Finnish: A Guide For Soviet Spies – An archived booklet reveals how communist spooks were instructed to blend in with Finnish locals in ~humanities

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    The fact all the "Radio Free" outlets are propaganda is extremely well known, so much so that it's on actually on all their wiki pages....

    The fact all the "Radio Free" outlets are propaganda is extremely well known, so much so that it's on actually on all their wiki pages.

    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is a United States government-funded organization

    During the Cold War, Radio Free Europe (RFE) was broadcast to Soviet satellite countries and Radio Liberty (RL) targeted the Soviet Union. RFE was founded as an anti-communist propaganda source in 1949 by the National Committee for a Free Europe.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Free_Europe/Radio_Liberty

    Then there's Radio Free Asia:

    Radio Free Asia (RFA) is a United States government–funded, nonprofit international broadcasting corporation that broadcasts and publishes online news, information and commentary to readers and listeners in East Asia. Its stated mission is "to provide accurate and timely news and information to Asian countries whose governments prohibit access to a free press."

    it was established in the 1990s with the stated aim of promoting democratic values and human rights, and countering the narrative of the Chinese Communist Party.[5] It is funded by a grant from the U.S. Agency for Global Media (formerly the "Broadcasting Board of Governors"), an independent agency of the United States government.

    If you're smart and read between the lines on things like "to provide accurate and timely news and information to Asian countries whose governments prohibit access to a free press" you can see the real point is "to project soft power through using our propaganda outlets to influence the citizens within regions we want to project ourselves into".

    It seems to give a lot of attention to Belarus

    The Belarus protests are an attempt by the nato group of nations to destroy the living standards of a country in their pursuit of bringing russia and other countries within its sphere of influence back under the heel of imperialism. Nothing about them is organic and believing there is anything benevolent about the intentions of nato/europe with regards to Belarus is naive. The people's living standards will be ruined through rapid implementation of neoliberal policy and privatisation of nationalised industry while they stick as many missiles and military bases as they can in the region because it's on Moscow's doorstep.

  12. Comment on What are the oldest games you still regularly play? in ~games

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    What do you think of Two Point? I've considered it a few times but not pulled the trigger because it doesn't quiiiiite feel like it would capture what I loved about Theme Hospital. I've been...

    What do you think of Two Point? I've considered it a few times but not pulled the trigger because it doesn't quiiiiite feel like it would capture what I loved about Theme Hospital. I've been burned by attempts to recreate Dungeon Keeper 1 which have all basically not at all understood what made that game special too so I'm hesitant. People don't seem to "get" Bullfrog.

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  13. Comment on Effective political giving in ~finance

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    Do this but for PSL and Green instead.

    This is why I'm an advocate of indirect giving. If you want to support Biden or the Senate campaigns, find underfunded Congressional, state and local candidates running in districts those big campaigns need to win. Downballot candidates target groups of voters that may be invisible to the bigger campaigns, but whose vote will help them in November.

    Do this but for PSL and Green instead.

  14. Comment on Dune | Official trailer in ~movies

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    The jihad change to crusade is probably good news. Religious war being a bad thing to be avoided in the context of the story would shoot over the heads of the american audience that this is...

    The jihad change to crusade is probably good news. Religious war being a bad thing to be avoided in the context of the story would shoot over the heads of the american audience that this is targeted at if the word jihad is used. Their response would be "haha right jihad bad!" whereas crusade on the other hand has become a word embraced and encouraged among far-right groups. It has more potential to do good in terms of its influence on the audience and basically means the same thing. The fact they're an obvious reference for middle eastern petro-states won't be lost through just this word.

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  15. Comment on Being Finnish: A Guide For Soviet Spies – An archived booklet reveals how communist spooks were instructed to blend in with Finnish locals in ~humanities

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    RadioFree Europe is literally a propaganda outlet for anti-communist propaganda and peddling neoliberalism. As cute and fascinating as this terribly sinister booklet involving table manners is......

    RadioFree Europe is literally a propaganda outlet for anti-communist propaganda and peddling neoliberalism. As cute and fascinating as this terribly sinister booklet involving table manners is... They're a horrendous outlet and this kind of stuff serves to cutely suck unaware people into consuming the rest of their ideologically-driven content.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Apple disabling 'Sign in with Apple' for Epic Games on September 11 in ~tech

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    I don't see how this hurts Epic at all. It's a really weird strategy to take. All it does is make every Apple user that experiences this less likely to ever use "sign in with Apple" ever again.

    I don't see how this hurts Epic at all. It's a really weird strategy to take. All it does is make every Apple user that experiences this less likely to ever use "sign in with Apple" ever again.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Deca-Dence is anime of the season by a big margin, fight me.

    Deca-Dence is anime of the season by a big margin, fight me.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on The unbelievable story of the plot against George Soros in ~misc

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    I definitely wouldn't consider Bill Gates the least vile. I appreciate that you didn't make any effort to suggest they're not all vile though.

    I definitely wouldn't consider Bill Gates the least vile. I appreciate that you didn't make any effort to suggest they're not all vile though.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on What color is the sun? in ~space

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    Sure, but you'll look ridiculous and everyone will eyeroll while you do it. The sun is yellow.

    you can defend almost any answer

    Sure, but you'll look ridiculous and everyone will eyeroll while you do it. The sun is yellow.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on The truth is paywalled but the lies are free in ~news

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    I see them as both state media (media doing the bidding of the state) and as media pushing narratives that benefit the state. Both are interchangeable at any time the US government feels like it....

    I see them as both state media (media doing the bidding of the state) and as media pushing narratives that benefit the state. Both are interchangeable at any time the US government feels like it. Whether you want to call it "willing" alignment or infiltration that creates an annexed corporation that becomes a defacto wing of the state -- it's the same thing.

    1 vote