Naokotani

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Naokotani wrote

Communism is a good. It is where humans need to be, and I don't really want to stop using it because imperialists have tried to destroy its meaning, or because reactionaries are going to cry about me using the term.

The only time I "defend" the USSR and China is when I elevate them to the same level as the US or other western countires when people try to defend western democracies. In my view, the diffrence between the US and USSR is that the US had a few hundred years head start to access massive slave labour, and an entire continent to exploit because of genocide. The other difference is that the USSR lost the cold war and the US won.

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Naokotani wrote

I wrote the above post in a hurry. I don't want to give the impression that I am anit-vegan. I am vegan myself, and the environmental impact of meat consumption is just one of many reasons that I am. Ending the Needless harming animals, who posses conciousness similar to our own, for our own gratification is the best argument for veganism in my opinion.

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Naokotani wrote

I hear you, but I am actually pleasantly surpised how many liberatarians there are on /r/linux. It is unrealistic to expect everyone who uses linux to be in that vein though(though it would obivously be nice).

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Naokotani wrote

Learn from what they did well and what they didn't do well.

Yesterday I had someone tell me that he didn't read Hegel because he was a racist. Does the fact that he was a racist mean that absolutely everything he said and did was total nonsense? Of course it doesn't.

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Naokotani wrote

Another worrying aspect of this is related to net neutrality. As fewer and fewer companies begin to dominate the internet, it will become much easier to convince people to accept things like interent pacakges that are valid for only certain sites. Since they generally only view those sites anyway, it might be difficult for the average user to see what they are losing.

Of course, this is a cycle. Once people begin to accept internet packages, over time they will simply be unaware of the previously neutral nature of the internet, and these companies will further their grip on information.