#7201

jiroemon1897 posted:

how people saying socialism actually want communism (lol);


mccarthyist hysteria never died and a lot of people sincerely believe that anyone left of Reagan is either a secret communist or a dupe of secret communists. cold war ideology runs really deep. i've been thinking about that a lot lately in conversations with My Dad, who means well but got a humanities degree in the 70s from one of canada's biggest centers of Sovietology, a completely insane field full of cranks and spooks. while he intellectually understands that a lot of the people who wrote his textbooks have since been refuted as coocoo bananas and swept into the dustbin of history, the stain on his heart remains.

#7202
"i know they didnt teach me X the right way but i dont want to have to learn another way, ive obviously been getting by with this knowledge so far" seems to be common belief. that being said i dont want to learn math another way.
#7203
i forgot that i had aranged a plumber to come in today and obviously i panicked and hid the large bust of joseph stalin i whimfully purchased in the first place i could think of, inside the fridge. shameful
#7204
i understand it's not cool to post about the weather but i've been to some pretty hot places and london is so fucking hot today jesus christ. and none of the buildings are made for extreme heat (or cold), a/c is mostly not a thing here. this is insane, we broke the climate.
#7205

tears posted:

i forgot that i had aranged a plumber to come in today and obviously i panicked and hid the large bust of joseph stalin i whimfully purchased in the first place i could think of, inside the fridge. shameful



i was taking a lyft to an important meeting today, and the entire fucking time i had to pretend that i have no idea who jordan peterson or joe rogan are, and that i do not have any strong opinions about politics or society in general. yelling at cabbies and showing statues to plumbers are irrelevant, don't sweat it.

#7206
i find most people can have a civil conversation actually even if you don't agree that jordan peterson solved all problems forever. people are not like twitter users, who are not people
#7207

drwhat posted:

i find most people can have a civil conversation actually even if you don't agree that jordan peterson solved all problems forever. people are not like twitter users, who are not people


you are a better man than i catmod, i unseath my katana if someone in my neighbourhood dares criticize the immortal technique (heh) of marxism-leninism

#7208

belgend posted:

you are a better man than i catmod, i unseath my katana if someone in my neighbourhood dares criticize the immortal technique (heh) of marxism-leninism


or other gender!

#7209
i find it helps to keep in mind that you could be wrong about something/everything and everyone's just fuckin trying to get through the day/life/world/bullshit as much as you are. maybe this is easier for me because i have absolutely no claim or belief that i am a scholar or that i know how marxism works or any of that.
#7210
i just tell people what i believe. i don't really get the point of hiding it. it's not like i have some corporate job to lose. cheerful persistence a la newt gingrich is how i talk about it.
#7211

drwhat posted:

i find it helps to keep in mind that you could be wrong about something/everything and everyone's just fuckin trying to get through the day/life/world/bullshit as much as you are.



HTTP 404 Empathy Page Not Found

#7212
been chilling in the white mountain lately, with the real government
#7213
they call your bedroom white mountain because of all the dandruff. piles of it. just sitting there. (it's still where the real government meets)
#7214

Parenti posted:

i just tell people what i believe. i don't really get the point of hiding it. it's not like i have some corporate job to lose. cheerful persistence a la newt gingrich is how i talk about it.



yeah what the fuck i constantly talk class politics. that's everyday micro-praxis. i don't talk cuz i'm right/wrong i talk cuz it means constant feedback

#7215

shriekingviolet posted:

they call your bedroom white mountain because of all the dandruff. piles of it. just sitting there. (it's still where the real government meets)



It's cocaine.

#7216
my mini-thesis is due tomorrow and i am pretty done with academia forever. it would be cheap to blame academia for this since the reality is i just don't like the culture for my own reasons. everyone has been nice and accommodating to the extent that they could be expected to be. i enjoyed the teaching part and got good feedback all things considered. i will use the skills/knowledge i learned. it helped my financial situation a fair bit as a low-income person and allowed me to travel more. but i think i'm just going to do skill-building types of workshops and such in the future and avoid theory/history courses. i enjoy learning but yeah. there is a lot of strange ego and politics involved which seems like a waste of time to me.
#7217
Good luck regardless & congratulations.
#7218
i drew this for a comrade's birthday lol
#7219

jiroemon1897 posted:

In like 10 minutes this douchebag crammed in: evolution being a bunch of lies, man; school vouchers being good; the word government meaning mind control,



is this the truck he drives

#7220
FREE YOUR STRAW MAN is my flamewar mantra
#7221

Make Turtle Island of America Great Again



USA IS LAW OF THE SEA HOME OF THE SLAVE



This man has read Settlers.

#7222
this man has listened to coast to coast am for 40 years running
#7223
is that sound part of the song or did the car do that. did the wind pick up or did another piece of the suspension rust out. is that my tires or is the pavement uneven. i hope someone out there is burning leaves
#7224
moving out of amerika this month, trying to get rid of books and a year and a half worth of london review beforehand. i would be happy to ship to a po box or discreet business or abandoned house if anyone wants anything. i am not cop.
#7225
What books do u got
#7226

jansenist_drugstore posted:

moving out of amerika this month, trying to get rid of books and a year and a half worth of london review beforehand. i would be happy to ship to a po box or discreet business or abandoned house if anyone wants anything. i am not cop.



prove it. put a bomb in the box and send it to Jacobin.

#7227
if the box is full of actual leftist writings then you don't even need the bomb, they'll still be just as devastated.
#7228
I hereby claim as many books as possible
#7229
this was shown at a work meeting as a "motivational video"



"we went to Afghanistan to save a child" lol
#7230
i subjected my self to that whole video in solidarity. wow. do you still have a job?

#7231
if the motivational aspect is "work harder or we'll force you to watch more of these videos," hell it'd work on me
#7232
I had to stop at TedX
#7233

Synergy posted:

this was shown at a work meeting as a "motivational video"



"we went to Afghanistan to save a child" lol



Thanks, im so fucking pissed

#7234
Jesus fucking christ

"when i came home from my last tour... a lot of people also tried to demonize my dreams and my following my heart by saying how dare you fight for the right to go to war, are you a war-monger, do you wanna hurt people... it doesnt matter what your politics are, it doesnt matter what yiur thoughts about someone's capabilities are, no one has a right to tell somone else that their dream is wrong"



*applause, whoo-ing*

I genuinely want to see this fucker hanged as a war criminal.

#7235
yesterday i saw rifle toting italian armed forces hop out of an armoured car and start questioning a black guy on the street

some berlusconi era safe streets program let soldiers drive around the city at night to keep order and now it dovetails w the interior minister salvini threatening to mass deport africans and middle easterners
#7236
Ever since i was a child, my dream was Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains/An' go t
#7237
whats so real about it?
#7238
My grandma got a sample ballot in the mail for the first time since becoming a US citizen and asked me if I knew anything about the candidates. I told her I didn't know much but I would take a look, and it turns out she had registered as a Republican. Then she told me that she already knew who she would vote for governor because he's a nice man that will keep the illegal immigrants out of the country. None of that was really surprising, I already knew she was racist, but hilariously, after me trying to argue about indigenous land rights, the empire excluding subjects from its core, and the parasitism of American life on Mexican labor in very broken Russian, she brought up District 9, the movie.

She thought the point of District 9 was that illegal immigration is bad.
#7239
Let me talk to her.
#7240
I can't believe your grandma watched District 9