styrofoam

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styrofoam wrote

  • If you can find a way for me to stay focused while reading, I'll do it.

  • For me, it is necessary. As I mentioned before, I listen to most of these while multitasking, so for me it's an additional use of my time. Checking for bias and deception is also necessary while researching and consuming written materials.

  • You can say the same about any form of media, right? Research is also produced by other people. There is no way to escape external bias.

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styrofoam wrote

  • For me it's faster since I lose focus easily while reading and most of the things I do throughout the day require the use of my hands and my line of sight (I can listen to videos and audio though)

  • Finding someone who's generally reliable is important if you're going to watch videos. Most of the things that I hear about, I wind up reading up on later, and the facts match what I heard. Ideally people try to find folks who don't lie and are capable of fact checking themselves. This goes for books and news reporting as well as yt though.

  • I wound up getting good book and documentary recommendations by listening to people's videos.

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styrofoam wrote

I think these are good places to start. Without looking at specific examples of how you carry yourself, I feel like it's hard to give exact feedback.

Reading the history of the people you get involved with, and knowing the facts behind the situation we find ourselves in is also important.

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styrofoam wrote

I feel like I'm at the point where I no longer possess the energy to digest positions like this anymore. It's the same stuff over and over. Is there any benefit to rehashing the same discussions ad nauseum?

It really gives the impression that they have no fucking clue what they're talking about since dialogue never advances beyond the 101 state.

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styrofoam wrote

I kind of want to go out, as a normal person, to document how bullshit the whole November 4th thing is. I'm not convinced there's any point in antifa attending an event that was "made up." I also don't like the idea of letting fash fabricate a confrontation. Someone chime in if you have a different perspective.

Seems like they're either going to go to most of these places and look stupid, and/or if they're especially ambitious, use it as an opportunity to impersonate antifa or try hurting people they've decided are antifa.

But it's truly bizarre that they're doing this and I don't understand what the goal is. I mean, if they wanted to attack or impersonate antifa, there are plenty of legitimate protests they could try corrupting.

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styrofoam wrote

Goddammit, I know there are some, but I can't think of all of them off the top of my head.

Princess Mononoke is arguably one. From what I remember it had a pretty decent conversationalist angle. Good societal commentary as well. People have told me that Nausicaa is the same way, and it's a great movie from what I've seen, but I always fall asleep on it halfway through.

Other than that, there's an episode of Little Witch Acadamia the goblins, elves, etc. that work for the school form a labor union, go on strike, and shut off the magic at the school as a show of force. The main character joins them and calls out the bourgeoisie by name. Episode 14 if you care.

Neo Yokio critiques capitalism, but I know that people can be sensitive about calling western stuff anime. ATLA is anti-imperialist, I guess.Shimoneta is anti-authoritarian maybe? Black Clover is, like, pro the poor.