Punk_Kropotkin

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Punk_Kropotkin wrote

The real danger is self driving cars choosing to run over a pack of pedestrians rather than swerve and risk injuring the bourgie driver. Mercedes has already stated their cars will do that.

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Punk_Kropotkin wrote (edited )

Russia in 1917 was a largely peasant agrarian economy with massive corruption problems, widespread shortages and very little modern industry. It was frankly extremely remarkable how they managed to industrialize so quickly and put the first satellite into space just 40 years later. Obviously, central planning hits hard limits when you get to middle incomes, but it seemed to work astonishingly well for a time. American politicians and economists were also very afraid up until around the 1960s.

Like it's absolutely delusional to discard the economic and technological achievements of the early Soviet Union, even if you think (as I do) that they were based on oppression, murder, and environmental destruction to a large degree. That was not something other countries in their position managed to do, even if they had their own murder and oppression (and they mostly did).

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Punk_Kropotkin wrote

Just watch for LSC, FC, /r/soc etc mods coming in to the non-authoritarian subs to post a lot and try and make friends. Inevitably they will make it to the mod team where they can destroy the sub.

It happens over and over again. Watch the mod lists and you'll see the tankie mods get added to the bottom as soon as the sub gets popular, and then the mods above them slowly get purged until they've taken over the sub and turned it into a Stalin-circlejerk like all the others.

r/latestagecapitalism is a great example of the tankiefying process.

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Punk_Kropotkin wrote

Hate to break it to you but a few tens of thousands of propaganda dollars on Facebook ads and Twitter bots are not going to have a significant effect on the cultural malestrom we inhabit consisting of home-grown racists, conspiracy theorists, 4chan trolls, Klan spammers, angry preteens, aggrieved nationalists, and yes long-standing separatists in various regions.

All this "Putin is masterminding all political chaos" bullshit is just an attempt to excuse the huge amount of terrible people that live in our society ("Putin is behind the rise of American neo-Nazis!") or the real reasons for anger that are driving some movements ("Catalonia would never want to separate if it wasn't for Putin!").

Look upon our culture, ye credulous, and despair. It isn't fucking Putin or Russia's doing that we're in this mess.

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Punk_Kropotkin wrote

No, go on, I'm a super scary person who's WORKING FOR PUTIN!!!

Liberals have lost their god damned minds with this Russia shit. Everyone who disagrees with them is a Russian bot or "useful idiot".

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Punk_Kropotkin wrote

Let this be a lesson to us. Never show kindness to the ruling class.

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Punk_Kropotkin wrote

Since shootings always lead to massive increases in gun industry profits, that answers your question. Chaos is profit.

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Punk_Kropotkin wrote

Yes but how would it be enforced if cops didn't have guns to enforce it?