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To be hinest with you I don’t think blocking access to (for example) Facebook and providing an indigenous alternative to it amounts to restriction in an ethically sensible way. I was going to write a longer reply but I am a bit drunk so I’ll refrain. Let me know what you think about so I can try to explain myself a bit better.


You’re welcome if you come here LeGaLlY


so you claim that Chinese alternatives are free from dark patterns, don’t get people hooked, and don’t track users on the internet?

No. I meant it’s wrong to assert that it would be a good practice to open up the market for western software companies and try to beat them by making a better product.


Like let’s say for instance, trying to make a better product?

By saying that you’re implying that Facebook and Twitter are good products. Which they aren’t for the users because all they do is get users hooked using dark patterns and track their every move across the internet to show them targeted advertisements and sell their data.

I don’t understand how someone can be spending their time on an instance of a federated service meant to provide an alternative to this class of services and then suggest competing against them in the free market of ideas. Get some perspective.


But is it really freedom if CIA can’t even run a campaign like Project Earnest Voice in China?


When the masses support someone it’s Trumpism. Real non-populist democracy is when 1/3 of the people don’t turn up for the general election.


I expected nothing and was still let down



What the ACTUAL FUCK was him “drinking” Flint water while saying “this is not a stunt” and saying that he ate lead paint as a child.



I loved the main sub reddit thread about it. The rage was palpable. The general sentiment was that regardless of UN’s stance towards Taiwan and Taiwan’s status as a sovereign nation, the UN rep should have been more respectful and should have handled it more professionally. Libs mad.


This citations needed guy sounds very anti-communist. I see him everywhere on communism related wiki pages.



Read another article where some people from management said they hire a bunch of people for the explicit purpose of firing them to meet this quota.


I am supposed to clock in at 9am and because our boss lives in a different time zone sometimes I have calls as late as 8pm. I fuck around during work hours to make up for it but work melding into actual life into an indiscernible mess is very depressing.


I am completely lost as to what this comic is trying convey.

Communists and fascists are the same? I don’t think so because in the comic they seem to have different objectives. But also communists are aware that they are polar opposite of fascists. So no communist is under the delusion that they should seek an alliance with fascists. So what the hell is this shit?



Yes they were. They are a bit more woke these days. Anti-imperialism is still close to non-existent but in mainstream movies and TV shows it is zero.


In my experience which isn’t much comic books do much better at going against the grain when it comes to politics. TV shows and movies are always focus grouped bullshit that take off whatever revolutionary edge there is.


I have watched a news video about them. It was pretty sad. While I am sure they immigrated for material reasons mostly, their Jewish faith was something they took into serious consideration but they were living in poverty and neglect with many of their people facing deportation regardless of their adherence to Judaism which is of course not a surprise to us since we know the reality of apartheid Israel a bit better. I hope Israel at least how it exists right now stops being a thing in my lifetime.


Maybe he means that what settler states have done is orders of magnitude worse? At least I hope so.



24 minutes of Assad destroying reporters

Had no idea what he sounded like before, especially when talking in English, so thought it was interesting…


Reading Palestine-occupied Palestine conflict related threads on Reddit's default subs is depressing the fuck out of me

What the hell am I even reading. The general understanding of the situation there, of what’s going on, what has been going on for more than 50 years, is absolutely braindead. Even some pro-Palestine people seem to only have a vague understanding of the genocidal settler-colonial project that Zionism…


Made the mistake of engaging with an anti China robot on an Indian left subreddit. When I asked for evidence for genocide they gave me this AP News article as proof of genocide. I wanted to discuss this article because it has the veneer of being scientific because it uses graphs so people jump on th…



Sharing this because I assume most people are unaware of far-right Indian subreddits (not that I think one should know about them) so it would be slightly interesting. …






Why do politicians in the USA oppose the $2000 stimulus?

On a reddit comment I saw some Republican apologia (they don’t think direct cash payment is the best way to stimulate the economy, it’s because of the deficit) so I got thinking and realised I don’t have concrete knowledge of why they oppose it. Is it because it will squeeze money out of handouts th…



An Overview of the Farmers' Protests in India

This article has a good class-based analysis of the peasant agitation against the proposed farm bills. I recommend reading it in its entirety but I will copy…





What was China's diplomatic status like before embracing Deng's policies?

In a conversation with Morrin, Hakim (both youtubers) said China was diplomatically isolated at that point. By the west because the Mao era, and I know that their relations with immediate neighbours aren’t the best right now. Can someone tell more about this?..