RedEmmaSpeaks

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RedEmmaSpeaks wrote

It does kind of go with Centrist philosophy, where rather than espouse something radical that would actually save money in the long term and benefit everyone, they try to meet half way by reducing the price somewhat, ignoring the fact that it's already five times too expensive and their solution maybe reduces the cost by a percentage of a percent.

Reply to Incels by /u/RedEmmaSpeaks

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RedEmmaSpeaks wrote

Judging by the comments, my link has hit more of a nerve than I thought. I posted it because "Hey radical cartoons are cool" and I didn't think this board was the type of place that supported incels.

I am curious to know what got everyone fired up? Not trying to sound rude, but I want to be a better person and learn more about the world, and you do both by asking questions.

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RedEmmaSpeaks wrote

White men can conveniently ignore Idpol, because it doesn't affect their day to day lives too much. In fact, they often benefit from Idpol. Women, PoC, and minorities don't have that choice. Whether we acknowledge it or not, we are drafted into the fight from day one.

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RedEmmaSpeaks wrote

I can disagree with some of the small stuff, but when it comes to the big stuff like basic human rights, I have zero fucks to give. I am not going to sit down and make a case as to why you shouldn't oppress entire religious or minority groups for just being who they are. Doing so, suggests that these things are something which IS up for debate, the very idea I find monstrous. Either you believe human rights belong to everyone or you don't. And if you don't, fuck you.

You can't agree to disagree or to coexist with people who don't want you to exist at all.

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RedEmmaSpeaks wrote

While I won't completely dismiss the use of bullets, I honestly think that actions like The Punch might work better in the case of guys like Richard Spencer and Milo Yiannopolous. Both are so obsessed with a facade of hypermasculinity and strength that sometimes, actions like The Punch are enough. It revealed the weakness lurking behind all Richard Spencer's bravado and turned him into a goddanged joke, which is one of the worst things for a Fash. Few things do they despise more than being laughed at. Don't underestimate the effects taking the piss out of them can have.

I don't know if anybody on this board is as obsessed with animated movies and superhero films as I am, but what I liked about Rise of the Guardians (which might be Dreamworks's best movie) is that the key to defeating the villain, Pitch, the source of all darkness and misery in the world, turned out to be turning him into a joke, doing stuff like hitting him with snowballs while he's in the middle of his "You cannot defeat me!" villain monologue.

Fashs pretty much have to constantly maintain their facade of strength, because well, there's nothing to back up all their big talk. They know that if they show any vulnerability at any time, if someone sees it and uses the opportunity given to him/her, they will be challenged in some way or another. As soon as they're challenged, they start immediately demonstrating that the dragon is a coward and the dragon can be defeated.

It's sort of like what one of the kids in Rise of the Guardians said towards the end, when he's facing down Pitch: I believe in you. I'm just not afraid of you.

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RedEmmaSpeaks wrote

Really when it comes to Propaganda of the Deed, the thing to remember is how easily it can go wrong and well, one deed isn't going to be enough. The State has a damn near limitless amount of resources, so they can and will go after you; expecting anything less than this is a damn foolish thing. You're in for a long fight. This isn't like Star Wars where you just hit this one target and the State goes down like the Death Star.

Though an example of Propaganda of the Deed that actually worked, is the brave anonymous soul who punched the living daylights out of Richard Spencer. Spencer has said that actions like that have led him to cancel many speeches and meetings, because it's no longer fun for him anymore. In addition, the punch served as a reminder to people on the Left and generally marginalized groups that deep down, the dragon is a coward who talks big, but flees at the first sign of trouble. The punch is proof that the dragon can be defeated by revealing its many weak points to the world.

The infamous punch was memed to hell and back thanks to nerds on the Internet, so chances are, everyone has seen it and has their favorite version of it. Me, I like any and all versions, but my personal fave is the one sit to DMX's "X Gon' Give it To Ya" so that's what I'll link to. Because having a video of Richard Spencer getting that shit-eating grin punched right off his stupid face, improves every thread, regardless of content.

https://youtu.be/fErUIxAK2HA

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RedEmmaSpeaks wrote

Problem is, there's no such thing as being an ethical consumer in Capitalist-dominated society. You buy free trade coffee, because you don't like the idea of slave labor being used so you can have your morning cup of joe? Chances are the company selling you the free trade brand is owned by a company who will happily buy coffee often harvested by child labor. It all tangles together. Do what you can to minimize the harm you do, but again, there's no such thing as ethical consumerism.