#1
what's your predictions for 2020? it's so great to meet all of you
#2
I predict Macho Man Randy Savage will return and lead us to a bright socialist future.
#3
It'll be the year when the rhythm is gonna get all of us
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#5
welcome
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#7
either trump is gonna verbally own warren repeatedly in the debates and take another four years, or maybe we're going to witness biden presiding over the decaying american empire as his own staff incompetently attempts to hide his own decayed and senile mind from the american public. either way it'll be a real blast to spectate as we distract ourselves from burning alive starved and thirsty on an increasingly uninhabitable planet choked by our own toxic fumes. those are my predictions but really anything could happen between then and now, the only certain thing is that white supremacy will thrive and even if the bubble of venture capitalism bursts, american imperialism and capitalism will remain ascendant for the foreseeable future unless china saves the world. god bless.
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#9
with every new death of mustang, a new hope emerges in the form of a new poster
#10

aerdil posted:

either trump is gonna verbally own warren repeatedly in the debates and take another four years, or maybe we're going to witness biden presiding over the decaying american empire as his own staff incompetently attempts to hide his own decayed and senile mind from the american public. either way it'll be a real blast to spectate as we distract ourselves from burning alive starved and thirsty on an increasingly uninhabitable planet choked by our own toxic fumes. those are my predictions but really anything could happen between then and now, the only certain thing is that white supremacy will thrive and even if the bubble of venture capitalism bursts, american imperialism and capitalism will remain ascendant for the foreseeable future unless china saves the world. god bless.


I think China's pretty cool but it's a little much to ask them to save the world isn't it?

#11
my prediction is that Bernie Sanders will win the nomination and then the presidency, and will wildly succeed at everything he tries, including dismantling American imperialism; his presidency will end when he signs a bill that abolishes the USA and restores sovereignty to indigenous nations.

the date on that bill? April 1st!
#12
2020 prediction, a new class will be born

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#13
and that class will be albert einstein
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aerdil posted:

either trump is gonna verbally own warren repeatedly in the debates and take another four years, or maybe we're going to witness biden presiding over the decaying american empire as his own staff incompetently attempts to hide his own decayed and senile mind from the american public. either way it'll be a real blast to spectate as we distract ourselves from burning alive starved and thirsty on an increasingly uninhabitable planet choked by our own toxic fumes. those are my predictions but really anything could happen between then and now, the only certain thing is that white supremacy will thrive and even if the bubble of venture capitalism bursts, american imperialism and capitalism will remain ascendant for the foreseeable future unless china saves the world. god bless.


warren isn't going to win the primary and never was gonna, even democrats can smell a loser that obvious (and besides that's not what she's there for)

#15
I think 2020 is gonna be a real shitty year for America
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thanks for asking op thats really nice of you, 2020 will be fucking amazing, im gonna smoke some big weed and drink some beer and take some drugs and listen to music that is too fast then i will teach some children some stupid science shit like atoms and maths and how to detect sulfate ions using a few drops of hydrochloric acid followed by some barium chloride (aq), observing if a white precipitate is formed - this will serve them well in their future, rinse and repeat death is certain see you in 2021
#17
The road to Bethlehem will become yet more crowded with beasts seeking to be born.
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dimashq posted:

I think 2020 is gonna be a real shitty year for America



thirdplace posted:

even democrats can smell a loser that obvious



jeantatlock posted:

it's so great to meet all of you


#19
Maybe like Noam Chomsky or Don Rickles or someone will die in 2020, or like idk really anyone could die i guess. Tina Fey?
#20
2020's probably going to be a good year for me. Said that last year about 2019, didn't seem to pan out like that, but maybe I'll be right this time who knows.

Politically the fascist unconscious will continue its inexorable rise across the world, your heroes will be defeated and die, the oceans will boil with the blood of the noble and infamy will win the day. No big changes really.
#21
I predict that in 2020 wealth alone will be considered the sign of a man's good birth, proper behavior and fine qualities. And law and justice will be applied only on the basis of one's power.

Men and women will live together merely because of superficial attraction, and success in business will depend on deceit. Womanliness and manliness will be judged according to one's expertise in sex, and a man will be known as a brāhmaṇa just by his wearing a thread.

A person's spiritual position will be ascertained merely according to external symbols, and on that same basis people will change from one spiritual order to the next. A person's propriety will be seriously questioned if he does not earn a good living. And one who is very clever at juggling words will be considered a learned scholar.

A person will be judged unholy if he does not have money, and hypocrisy will be accepted as virtue. Marriage will be arranged simply by verbal agreement, and a person will think he is fit to appear in public if he has merely taken a bath.

etcetera etcetera
#22
Everyone on this forum is so depressed, I hope you and some of the other new posters might be more positive. In 2020 a lot of the bad stuff everyone above said will happen, a lot of it won't, and for all the bad stuff that does happen new political consciousness will construct and organize itself to fight back.
#23
i will continue making bad, contrarian posts, happy holidays
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colddays posted:

Everyone on this forum is so depressed, I hope you and some of the other new posters might be more positive. In 2020 a lot of the bad stuff everyone above said will happen, a lot of it won't, and for all the bad stuff that does happen new political consciousness will construct and organize itself to fight back.


im not depressed i dont think.. hell it helps if you just ignore the so called important elections in the criminal first world

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colddays posted:

Everyone on this forum is so depressed, I hope you and some of the other new posters might be more positive.


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karphead posted:

I predict that in 2020 wealth alone will be considered the sign of a man's good birth, proper behavior and fine qualities. And law and justice will be applied only on the basis of one's power.

Men and women will live together merely because of superficial attraction, and success in business will depend on deceit. Womanliness and manliness will be judged according to one's expertise in sex, and a man will be known as a brāhmaṇa just by his wearing a thread.

A person's spiritual position will be ascertained merely according to external symbols, and on that same basis people will change from one spiritual order to the next. A person's propriety will be seriously questioned if he does not earn a good living. And one who is very clever at juggling words will be considered a learned scholar.

A person will be judged unholy if he does not have money, and hypocrisy will be accepted as virtue. Marriage will be arranged simply by verbal agreement, and a person will think he is fit to appear in public if he has merely taken a bath.

etcetera etcetera


#27
i think 2020 would be a good idea!
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colddays posted:

Everyone on this forum is so depressed, I hope you and some of the other new posters might be more positive. In 2020 a lot of the bad stuff everyone above said will happen, a lot of it won't, and for all the bad stuff that does happen new political consciousness will construct and organize itself to fight back.



everyone is depressed off the forum, too!

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hi jeantatlock
#30
listening to the radio today, i was struck by how many fascist stations are on the FM band now. before, these toilet stalls were relegated to the weird, scratchy bands of AM radio, something geared towards old men on their commute. now, right wing talk shows are syndicated to popular FM stations, to young people, selling ministry “medishare” programs, where good christians don’t need to shell out to someone else’s birth control. now, they’re on in crystal-clear definition talking serious nonsense (the mental gymnastics are astonishing) and doing their very best to completely warp their listenership’s sense of reality. i listened to a man argue with himself that some trump official was both set up and also guilty because he’d plead guilty to charges in court. the confusion and anxiety is totally palpable in this FM world. some comfort is found when discussing the tropes of, you know, “the bible says if you aren’t willing to work then you shouldn’t be able to live” and racist dog whistles around welfare, but you can hear the hosts truly struggling around newly delivered talking points about antisemitism and BDS. they seem almost frustrated, and you can see them squinting at some copy as they’re reading it and asking what the hell the S in BDS stands for anyway. there’s the sheepishness when they admit they don’t have any hot sound bytes to deliver on the 2020 DNC candidates (there’s no life or at least good radio here) and are resorting to AOC and some schiff hecklers instead. there’s a frustration as they realize that trump is actually extremely corrupt, but that if the rest of the rotten government isn’t going to be held accountable for it, why should he? shouldn’t their guy get to suck up some of that surplus value, too?

liken this to the hospital waiting rooms where fox news is ubiquitous, where cracker families sit around wringing their hands and stressing about the cost of healthcare while simultaneously ready to leap to their feet and hiss at a brown woman on television. it’s like the fascists are getting all the muscle memory cues to satisfy their urges, but even their own pea brains can’t exactly take what’s being shoved in them anymore. after all, these people know how to do basic tasks like use credit cards to buy shit online, drive a car, wash their hands, read letters, etc. but the pond scum being blasted at their frontal lobes is too noxious even for them to digest properly.

these fascists sitting in their cars and in hospital waiting rooms still know something is up. they’re furious about it, and, like all fascists, get extra furious when they think they’re being laughed at by someone smarter than them. (leftists, on the other hand, i find get a bit resentful and demoralized as opposed to furious.) this fury has made the right dig in even deeper to the delusions spun on the radio. they see it as a point of pride now, a badge to be worn, to say that yes they understand that actually labour hasn’t been in power for the last 12 years but everything bad is because labour has been in power for too long. they absolutely hate every woman and especially every woman of color who is in any position of power in the united states but are so grateful, really, that they still have a clear lodestar on which to attach their sexual and racist hatred.

the cognitive dissonance is overwhelming. people are losing their ability to think, to compose complete and clear thoughts. the bile is rising, and now that the oxy has been cut off, it’s looking for somewhere to go.

so, rejoice! my prediction for 2020 is the beginning of the end of the united states of america. the core is so swiss-cheesed at this point, crawling with fascists and the fruits of its new media cultural project, that it can no longer command the gravity necessary to hold itself together. capital is at once tearing down all forms of community while scrambling to preserve the social reproduction necessary to keep its lights on. as goonewardena writes: the beast of absolute immiseration is slouching towards a center struggling to hold.

the bad news is, dear reader, that this can only mean war! bitter, nasty war where we all find ourselves more isolated and alone than before. having foregone any traditional forms of organizing and simply taking refuge in own own prisons of social media, the anglophone left is utterly unprepared to meet the global holocausts of the 2020s. I don’t want to put too much on that anglophone left, as i know there are third-wordlists here, but every non-anglophone leftist i’ve ever worked with agrees that they are unfortunately pretty key. the cancer of individualization has metastasized and the prognosis, outside some sort of deus ex machina of key people pulling their heads out their own asses, or some extraterrestrial intervention, is grim.

thanks again for inviting me to your lovely forum. i hope to live up to the expectations you may have of me, and indeed strive to exceed those if i can, no matter what they are.
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cars posted:

hi jeantatlock



hello!

#32
its important to be positive about life (complex amalgamation of chemical processes on skin of ball in three dimensional void moving in direction of time, requires energy in usable forms)
#33
I predict i will begin my lifes work as the reincarnation of Jesus Christ this year
#34

jeantatlock posted:

(leftists, on the other hand, i find get a bit resentful and demoralized as opposed to furious.)


yeah i noticed this in myself and i've been seeing it going around in other places, and i thought, oh yeah that was me a few days ago and that's probably not healthy. but i like how this place does challenge people. i'm also still a rHizzonE cadet and i think they kinda have a "tough love" approach around here you know. so i like to see more new people, and welcome again. i think we should sit around the mess hall and make jokes about the veterans when they're not listening. and play pranks on them.

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#35
cool sig song OP. ive been listening to tommy wright iii lately which is really similar

#36
i remember driving up the east coast in my early 20s and listening to AM stations in each state, and hearing a song that was about "The Long Arm of Love". I guess it was supposed to be a cowboy country-Western-Protestant-Christian thing, "You'll never escape the long arm of love", and we were sitting there shuddering and snorting and trying to hold in laughter because the station was really fuzzy and faint. We really wanted to hear the lyrics because we were at a stage in life where fisting jokes were top-flight comedy. The person I was with was born in USSR and said they were going to write a letter to Putin telling him, if the guy who wrote that song stepped off a plane, arrest him immediately.
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jdpon by november