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Cake day: May 03, 2020


Yes I’m dedicated to self criticism and reform

cross-posted from: https://lemmygrad.ml/post/356919 > >‘*Omar al-Mokhtar is considered the great symbol for the Libyan resistance (Jihad) against the Italian occupation. In 1922 he reorganized the Mojahideen and re-ignited the resistance against Italy after World War I when the [Fascists] thought that they succeeded in silencing the Libyan resistance. Omar Al-Mokhtar was ill [a] couple of times and many of his comrades asked him to retire and leave the country; he was [nearly] 80 years old. But he refused and kept fighting and he deserved a name given to him as “The Lion of the Desert.” On 16 September, 1931 the [Fascists] hanged Omar Al-Mokhtar in the city of Solouq and they forced the Libyans to watch their hero be hanged. [No consideration to Omar Al-Mokhtar's old age, no consideration to international law and no consideration to world war treaties.](https://web.archive.org/web/20191105000003/http://www.libyanet.com/omar001.htm)*’ > > ([Source.](https://archive.is/20121216130041/permai1.tripod.com/umar.html) Note that the ‘Mojahideen’ is not to be confused with the unrelated Afghan mujahideen.) > > As paraphrased in the dramatization [*Lion of the Desert*](https://yewtu.be/watch?v=4qhHpfHgyUU), to General Rodolfo Graziani: > > >‘*We will never surrender. We win, or we die. […] You will have the next generation to fight, and after the next, the next. As for me, I will live longer than my hangman.*’ > > — Omar al-Mukhtar (1862–1931)

There’s a problem in this is that there is an easy trick you can play with this logic whereby anyone you don’t wish to tolerate needs only to be accused of intolerance first.

Rather, the measure for tolerating something or not should not depend on whether it is tolerant or not. Rather it should be based on whether or not it is tolerable, which obviously is not the same thing.

Also, critically, the majority of Mainland Chinese people (as surveyed by Western organisations like Harvard), support the CPC

This information would have been useful if people in China were not forbidden from not supporting it.

Therefore, one, the Chinese people in China don’t want or need your white saviour complex.

So then why would they need a communist party, which brings the message of salvation from a white European man? You call that representing Chinese values?

Two, this notion that the people and the government exist as separate, independent entities where you can hate one and love the other, is entirely nonsensical.

People everywhere in the world hate their governments. That’s quite normal. In the USA there are people who hate the US government but it doesn’t mean they hate themselves. A government is not this kind of sacrosanct symbol or representation of the nation as you are claiming, unless you believe in fascism where the state is supposedly this kind of unquestionable embodiment. In the USA that notion of, “If you question the government you hate America,” was held very strongly by the far-right. I would say it’s a far-right value.

In any case, well-off people who sit atop a powerful and wealthy state are not in the same class as the working poor. Xi Jinping doesn’t work. He’s just a wealthy politician. His wealth is supported by the impoverished Chinese who sleep in the factories where they work. Then you tell me, that I must love the CPC in order to love China? No thanks. China existed for thousands of years without it and will in the future will continue to do so.

This graphic is extremely misleading. I wonder, did you even read it before posting it? It only gives five examples, all of which are invalid. There are four examples of racism not at all related to political opposition to the Chinese communist party, and the fifth one is political but not racist. For most of them the PRC did not even exist at that time.

This is a strange and illogical presentation. Whoever made this was just begging for a conclusion they had no evidence for.

If you just want to say, “Oh there’s a history of racism against Chinese”, yes that’s true, but stop using that as an excuse for silencing legitimate criticism of bad policies. It’s only convenient and useful for you to talk about racism against Chinese, but you don’t say anything about when people in China are racist themselves.

I feel like they’d probably know a little more if they had one

Disagreeing with the policies of China’s government is not “sinophobia” I can’t believe how stupid anyone could be to actually believe such a thing. You cry about bigotry but your own posts are just full of it. It’s a poor excuse for moderation, and it really is just an excuse to silence people who don’t play along with your fairy tale communism. You talk about narcissism yet you only seek to create an echo chamber for your extreme and inaccurate views.

It’s so bizarre to see someone make such a brazenly false and inaccurate rationalization for what’s going on, but I guess these are the stories you tell to comfort yourself. The only people who “couldn’t stand to be disagreed with” are the admins who remove and ban content that they dislike. It’s nothing more than that, otherwise most of us would stay on these instances in spite of the presence of obnoxious and toxic western leftists. Most of us who fled are not liberals but all you guys do is straw man and say every thing you don’t like is liberal. If you cared about education so much you’d start with yourself. The issue was never “free speech” but bad moderation. That’s just another ridiculous straw man.

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/429490 > -Two large tsps of instant coffee > -Dissolve with hot water in the bottom of the cup > -Stir, add milk > -Put ice in glass, move coffee to your glass > > Cheaper than Starbucks > I'm gonna try this with ground coffee and different types of milk. Overall the coffee sets the taste and intensity while the milk sets the texture of the coffee. > (Make coffee in a cup then move it to a glass when milk is added to avoid breaking the glass)

Pay it no mind. It’s just a bunch of Americans larping as communists

I guess different doctors can have different approaches but in theory they should be avoiding the use of drugs unless it’s really needed

The worst government is the one that uses mass surveillance

Is it possible Lemmy could get in legal trouble though

The only thing that doesn’t make sense about what you wrote is that the purpose of psychiatry isn’t to pit people against other people. Could it be distracting? Sure. However its true purpose is to promote health and capitalism or no everybody should be healthy

I agree it makes a difference. Even what you eat changes the bacteria in your gut and those bacteria control your brain and determine how you feel

It’s not the sort of thing you recover from, you just manage it with lifestyle habits including diet, exercise, and some various tricks, and medicine if necessary. I take famotidine as necessary and it works pretty well for me.

Cooperation beats competition every time

So is it just assumed that the East is otherised?

Centrists are literal Nazis in sheep’s clothing

Can you explain what is GRSM

I agree with you the fact that she was 14 (rather young) is a factor. She might not have been aware what other people knew or didn’t know, like maybe her same-aged friends in her village or something were never told about sex, but their parents knew but didn’t talk about it. That sort of thing. Some people if they live in this kind of conservative bubble they may be surprised even as adults to see gay people. Maybe it’s because of my age but I remember when even in America people were shocked even as adults to find out about certain things because the society they grew up in didn’t have a place for them. Yes some people are just naive and not worldly. Hard to relate to especially now if you’ve had the Internet since birth.

I just don’t think in this case she’s lying but her experience has an explanation, like her age as you mentioned.

snap is the worst

Yes and it’s likely true that this person did not know. Your assertion that this means gay people don’t exist is bereft of logic. I already explained this in a previous response, and I’m sorry if you don’t understand.

One thing you’re doing wrong is making absolute assumptions about everyone in society being identical. Not all individuals in a society have the same experience, which I’m sure you know.

Just to give you a case in point, my grandmother who grew up in the USA, said she didn’t know what sex was until she was an adult, and she was quite elderly when she found out about anal sex. By your logic, this would mean, that if my grandmother was telling the truth, that sex did not exist in the USA and nobody knew what it was. This is false reasoning.

Воқеан, ба ахлоқи шумо таъҷуб мекунам.

Well you are and have been for a while misrepresenting this discussion, so if you are really as knowledgeable as you claim then we can leave it here.

Яъне, он қадар китоб хондаӣ, лекин ҳеҷ тарбият наёмӯхтӣ? Падарат ба ту чӣ ёд додааст? 😔

This has nothing to do with whether or not gay people exist, but how society views or deals with these topics. The total absence of any law shouldn’t be taken to mean societal approval. If it’s so taboo that they won’t even talk about it, there won’t be any mention of it publicly or at home, so no laws, and some people will grow up not knowing what it is.

You seem not to be very well aware of how this works. Part of the marginalization of sexual minorities does involve pretending they don’t exist, and you may also have heard of this place called the closet but if you don’t know what that is you can ask someone else.

If you think all gay people are open and out in the DPRK and they get treated well by society, I would be a bit skeptical.

Like I mentioned elsewhere, communism in North Korea isn’t California communism…

Аҳ, душмани диринаи ман… Мебинам, ки ҳанӯз ёд нагирифтӣ чӣ тавр бо дигарон дуруст муошират кунӣ.

I have no opinion on this, it’s just that in traditional or conservative societies most people may not know about these matters especially if they’re taboo

Probably much like it is in any other country

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Announcing /c/Armenia
Welcome to our wonderful little community. Please join the Matrix chat because it's very active and welcoming.

Geopolitics Matrix Chat
I've officially created a geopolitical discussion group on Matrix. I would like to affiliate it with this Lemmy community.

There are some problems with the title and description of this community. First of all, Kashmir is not a part of India, so the Indian flag should not be displayed in the title. Second, the description falsely claims that Free Kashmir is "occupied" by Pakistan, when in fact it is India that is occupying Kashmir. India's occupation is violent and has made Kashmir one of the most heavily militarized zones in the world.

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XMPP Toki Pona Chat Room
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/82155 > Toki! > > I started a chat room for anyone here using XMPP. All of the offical toki pona chats and forums are on platforms I don't care to use, so I thought I would create a room for anyone else in my shoes. > > [tomo laso](xmpp:toki@inn.treeblue.space?join) > > Drop on by! I am new to toki pona myself, and the room is young and quiet. Feel free to come make some noise :)

Regarding Peter Bourgon’s Excommunication
I read in the news that Peter Bourgon was officially excommunicated from Go "community spaces". I'm curious if this community space, [!golang@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/golang), plans to comply with the ban. I think it would be useful to identify and support spaces that will not carry it out.

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просто так

Room Announcement
Recently [room-announcement@chat.disroot.org](xmpp:room-announcement@chat.disroot.org?join) was created in order to announce rooms on XMPP. I was thinking Lemmy might also be a good tool to use for something like this. The question is, should we use c/xmpp for this or create another community? In my opinion, the former seems more logical given the fact that announcements probably won't come often enough to warrant the creation of a separate community page, and this community already has a decent number of subscribers.

If you want you can use this image for the Lemmy community as well. There is a site that makes these for all country flags, and i prefer this version because compared to "flat" flag images, it's got a little bit of shading to make it visually pleasing. The file size is also impressively small.

Matrix Chat
Glad to see someone already created this sub. I hope it is managed well. I wanted to announce that I created the group "Free Palestine" on matrix.org Hopefully we can collaborate with this community.

Join Us
I recently started playing this game and wanted to introduce the community to some Valheim chats that could use members: Matrix: [#Valheim:matrix.org](https://matrix.to/#/#Valheim:matrix.org?via=matrix.org) (yes it's case-specific) XMPP: [valheim@chat.disroot.org](xmpp:valheim@chat.disroot.org?join)
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Congratulations on the Month of Rajab
Everybody knows that Ramadan is the holiest month on the Islamic calendar, but what is Rajab? It is two months before Ramadan, followed by the month of Sha'aban. These two preceding months are important to Muslims because they are a prelude leading up to Ramadan. In other words, when Rajab arrives, that is when we start getting excited. :)

Swedish Egg Coffee
Has anyone dared to try this?