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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.

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NeoliberalismKills wrote

This answers your question. Combined with having children to feed, healthcare tied to employment, being able to be fired for any reason and the worthlessness of legal protest (meaning you need to risk jail). I'm not excusing the utter lack of sincere action on this. This is just the facts on the ground. Hopefully the occupation of I.C.E SS facilities moves to other actions.

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NeoliberalismKills wrote (edited )

Hitler had the advantage of technology so he could do it on an industrial scale. No doubt the US would've gone the route of Korea and Vietnam (carpet bombing everyone and everything) on the indigenous people if they had the same technology. And the US literally inspired Hitler.

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NeoliberalismKills wrote

How young? My 10 year old likes Black Lightning. It's got Black Power. Illegal government expirements on the black community (it obviously happened). Strong female characters.

Troll Hunters on Netflix is entertaining and doesn't reinforce too many bull shit values. The team dynamic is heirarchical but his friends can and do call him out all the time.