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sudo wrote

It's a good thing the admins actually give a shit here, and won't turn a blind eye to mods abusing their power. I'm a communist, but the FC mod fiasco is just shameful.

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Defasher wrote

I've never gone to that sub, what happened?

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sudo wrote

Basically, the mods had a list of things they would instantly ban people for, most of which were fine. But eventually, the mods decided that anime was counterrevolutionary (which a lot of it is), and anyone who liked it would be banned. There was no nuance here; if you said you agreed that the majority of anime is garbage, but there are one or two shows that are okay, you would still be banned. It's fine to sarcastically say that all anime is terrible, but to non-sarcastically ban people over that is bad. Then, there was a user who said they enjoyed punk-rock, who was banned for that. There were a few other silly things that users were banned for. Eventually, one of the top moderators kicked off all the other mods abusing their power, and invited new ones. Things were okay for a while, until the new mods started banning religious people.

TL;DR: the mods abused their power, and got away with it because mods aren't elected or subject to recall on reddit.

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Nakroma wrote

Why is anime counter-revolutionary? Serious question

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TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote

I'd argue that anime in general promotes fascism (at least from a westerner point of view. I can not talk about how anime affects japanese since they do not have the same culture). In anime you can find:

  • Meritocracy. Often, the only way of advancing plot is mc beating the stronger and taking theire place.

  • Hierarchied societies (for example the divisons in bleach)

  • Passive/unassertive women (+harems)

  • Seinen/Horror plot rely on people beign naturally evil

Of course there are good anime, and not all anime follow these points, and watching anime wont turn you fascist, but I would not be surprised that lonely 4chaners idolizing anime and living in virtual worlds got theire political opinions from them.

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DKv54 wrote

So you are saying that despite an anime having those themes and watching them, they won't make you a fascist? Is it okay to enjoy anime that might have problematic elements like that?

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GrimWillow wrote

Much of "western" media propogates bullshit too. Anime is like a medium for expression. It's not fair to blame "Anime" style for problematic messages just because problematic messages is what is distributed most.

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sudo wrote

Most anime is very sexist, and sexism is counter-revolutionary.

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BlackFlagged wrote

If that wasn't enough to convince you that vanguard's don't work, idk what is.

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sudo wrote

Because the mods weren't elected, and weren't subject to recall. We want to set up a system where government officials are elected, and are subject to recall at any time. The userbase was very clearly against the mods - if they had the option to recall them, this wouldn't have been much of a problem.

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Defasher wrote (edited )

So a lot like the current system, then. Good luck trying to impeach Trump.

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sudo wrote

Uh, no, not like the current system at all. The people don't have the option to recall Trump; only congress does. I mean the people themselves should be able to vote on it. You're effectively saying, "What system do you like?" "Communism." "OMG, they said capitalism!"

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BlackFlagged wrote

Direct democracy is an anarchist principle, I don't really get why you're associating it with state communism, which never gives the people direct power.

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sudo wrote

Pretty sure direct democracy goes back to ancient Greece, long before anarchist theory existed. Also, state communism is a contradiction - communism is only when the state has withered away. If you want to see what communists really want, read State and Revolution, chapters 1 and 5. What you think we want and what we really want are totally different.

I'm anticipating you're going to say something like, "Just look at the USSR." If you are going to say that, then I say, we don't want to do things exactly the same way they were done in the USSR. We want to do them the way Lenin describes in State and Revolution.