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NeoliberalismKills wrote

The worse things get the more likely governments are to brutalize you back into the workplaces. The US labor history is one of violent government repression. Arguably the worst of all the industrialized countries. And one of armed resistance.

I think, in the US at least, the working class will need to organize a massive general strike and be prepared to defend ourselves.

And the government doesn't need an excuse to get violent. If it wants to do it it will and bull shit an excuse later.

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NeoliberalismKills wrote

I don't think Clinton would've opened child concentration camps (though I could be wrong). I think leftists tend to underappreciate that the micro differences are real people's lives and real suffering (because they understand that for the rest of the world it doesn't matter). Would Clinton have made a difference for anywhere else besides those on American soil? Not a one.

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NeoliberalismKills wrote

I had my wife bring them home. There's a no kill shelter a half hour away. Going to call on Monday to see if they'll take them. I'll probably have to wait til next weekend to go but they're safe on my 3 season porch (need to keep my cat safe just in case they're sick) with food, a litter box and water. Much better off than they were.

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NeoliberalismKills wrote

I agree cats shouldn't be outside for that exact reason. They're decimating native animals all over the world.

I had my wife bring them home. Probably going to bring them to a no kill shelter half hour away. They spay and neuter so even if someone takes it and allows it outside they won't at least have offspring.

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NeoliberalismKills wrote

As I said above, and as GaldraChevaliere has also said, some visions are utterly incompatible. Right winger's vision of society is authoritarian and brutalizes the "Other." If you stand for solidarity and freedom then you oppose the right wing agenda. There is no agreeing to disagree. There's only agreeing to stand aside as they brutalize others. Always the powerless, of course, as they worship power.

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NeoliberalismKills wrote

There's certain things that one cannot simply agree to disagree about. Marxists and anarchists for instance. Either they're right and the revolution will never be possible by anarchist means or anarchists are right (of which I am one) and their efforts will ways devolve into authoritarianism. This is a gulf that cannot be bridged because failure is inevitable for one side or the other. Can a civil debate be had about why we believe what we believe? Sure. But somebody is right and it has significant implications for the future of a just society.

I am not as active on here as I would like to be so perhaps I am missing a particular situation.

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NeoliberalismKills wrote

If the adults in the area aren't intervening physical self-defense is the only solution. Put another way, when "civilized" means aren't possible "jungle" rules apply. I used to think otherwise because those kids are likely victims of terrible parents, as theblackcat already said, but getting bullied fucks you up. Believe me. Sometimes you have to choose the least bad option.

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NeoliberalismKills wrote

The store manager. Yes. She uses condescension and rage to control people. People are literally afraid to ask her a question because you never know if she'll be decent or vicious. She makes a lot of money to do it too.

Most of the assistants are just like me in that they're doing the best they can to feed their families. They get judged based on how they treat me. Dislike some but cannot say I hate them. They aren't vicious ass holes.

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NeoliberalismKills wrote

"I'd just like to see the Americans go home and quit fucking up other peoples lives."

Couldn't agree more.

And I wasn't trying to play devil's advocate. The article made it sound like he was just a reporter. And the US has a large and useless definition of terrorist. I was doing due diligence with someone who probably has access to sources less biased to me in the heart of the empire.

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NeoliberalismKills wrote (edited )

  1. I wasn't arguing that at all. Definitely something that needs to be addressed. And something American leftists have been trying to address. Problem is, like all counties, it isn't an actual democracy.

  2. The article listed what could be new precedence. And I'm fairly certain Anwar and his son weren't murdered with meta-data but actual hard intel. So it would be a precedent.

But you are correct the precedent for murdering civilians has already been set. The members of MOVE and Fred Hampton come immediately to mind..

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NeoliberalismKills wrote

The article never dealt with the evidence against him. How are you so certain he's an actual propogandist?

Also, any precedent making it easier to kill Americans makes the revolution harder and makes it more likely the US will just murder minorities here and label them terrorists after the fact.