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Imagine being in a coma and waking up today to see Tavares play his first game in a Leafs jersey holy shit boys. HNGGG

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i'd think i was still in a coma tbh

4 points · 2 days ago · edited 2 days ago

meg is fuckin yoked for a natty

Bismarck shifted the European balance of power more than anyone since Napoleon. That being said he definitely had his shortcomings and strategic mistakes. The Kulturkampf comes to mind, and the humiliation of France would come back to bite Germany.

12 points · 4 days ago

Yeah. Fascist leaders tend to have a knack of knowing what's going on around them, and having a coherent ideology they wish to implement. Stephen Miller is likely a facsist, Bannon too, given what he is doing/promoting in Europe. The Republican electorate is moving hard in that direction too.

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Bannon's views on history and culture are pretty in line with a fascist perspective. He's all about maintaining integrity of the culture (which immigration obviously destroys( and believes in clash of civilizations theory.

Louder for the people in the back.

Don Hamerquist writes:

Nothing but mistakes will result from treating it as “bad” capitalism—as, in the language of the Comintern, “the policy of the most reactionary sections of big capital”.

Fascism in my opinion, is not a paper tiger or a symbolic target but a real and immediate danger both in this country and around the world. However, the nature of this danger is not self-evident. It requires clear explanation and it requires the rejection of some conventional wisdom. Fascism is not a danger because it is ruling class policy or is about to be adopted as policy. Not even because it could have major influences on this policy. Nor is it a danger because of the “rahowa”, racial holy war, that is advocated by some fascist factions. The policies of official capitalism carried out through the schools and the criminal justice and welfare systems are both a far greater and a more immediate threat to the health and welfare of people of color than fascist instigated racial attacks and their promotion of racialist genocide. The real danger presented by the emerging fascist movements and organizations is that they might gain a mass following among potentially insurgent workers and declassed strata through an historic default of the left. This default is more than a possibility, it is a probability, and if it happens it will cause massive damage to the potential for a liberatory anti-capitalist insurgency.

In this country, particularly, radical anti-fascists must be prepared to compete ideologically and every other way with fascists who present themselves as revolutionary and anti-capitalist and who orient towards the same issues and constituencies as the left. This is not to deny that capitalist reaction exists within and influences fascist movements, perhaps even decisively in some places and at some times (Eastern Europe?). However, I think that both logic and evidence supports the conclusion that this side of fascism is on the wane in this country and in many other areas of the so-called developed world.

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Anybody who's interested should check out Emilio Gentile's ten constituent elements of fascism. It's probably the best definition out there imo.

Just to think that someone born on 9/11 and after will be able to enlist in the military soon. What a disgrace.

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The Forever War

Spider-Man in general? Watch Spectacular Spider-Man, a whole lot of conflict comes from Pete really needing some cash because they're getting hosed. His beef with Eddie Brock in that adaptation stems from Eddie being really really mad at Pete for doing shitty stuff for money, it's pretty interesting.

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don't forget about my dude miles morales too

Yeah but is there any picture of Hitler candyflipping 2 tabs and 200mgs of M at Tomorrowland? Because that's the cure for fascism

Checkmate

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hitler was just a misunderstood hypebeast in need of a really good acid trip

lib!!!! succems killed rosa!!! lmao the fuck u mean kronstadt and catalonia arent even real places smh

man nhl 98 still holds up

can yall fill me in on what Nike did

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They made Kaepernick the face of their new just do it campaign with the subtext 'believe in something, even if it costs everything'

Kaepernick is obviously a chill guy but fuck that “consuming is activism” trash.

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Yeah pretty much in full agreement here. Believe in something, even if Vietnamese child labourers are suffering to bring it to you

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Dunno about any leftist perspectives but I know that alcohol has been linked to depression, especially if you binge. I used to be bad for binging but I cut it down to once a week with a moderate intake and I've been doing pretty good since.

I can definitely get with the stupid shit you do and say when you're drunk though. IMO that's one of the biggest factors that exacerbated the depressive aspect of it all for me. Nowadays, my rule of thumb is everything in moderation, and it's been working pretty good for me. But I take extra care to not go overboard.

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IMO this is the best one. The Charlottesville episode overall was super hot fire

How The World Works by Chomsky (a really good and highly accessible summation of his positions), The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein, Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason by David Harvey, Towards a New Socialism by Paul Cockshott, and Homage to Catalonia.

I hate doing this and it isn't totally relevant but isn't cockshott a terf?

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1 point · 2 months ago · edited 2 months ago

I wasn't aware of this but a Google search reveals he's unfortunately said some TERFy shit. Still TANS is worth a read as it deals pretty much exclusively with economic issues.

The military is an institution dedicated to protecting the economic interests of plutocrats

You're an idiot. This is blatant disregard of history.

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26 points · 2 months ago · edited 2 months ago

This is a direct quote from George Kennan, head of the State Department, in a formerly classified document titled PPS23 written in the immediate aftermath of WWII:

We have about 50 percent of the world’s wealth, but only 6.3 percent of its population…. In this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity…. We need not deceive ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of altruism and world-benefaction…. We should cease to talk about vague and…, unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better.

It's not disregarding history. The US is the wealthiest and most powerful empire in the entire history of mankind. The reason it has half of the world's military expenditures isn't to defend democracy against comparatively underfunded militaries like China and Russia, who see little value in traditionally large armies in the age of nuclear and information warfare. It's to maintain control over the United States' share of the global wealth, at the expense of the countries that this wealth is extracted from.

RED HOT Joe Biden SURGES to the top of preseason POWER RANKINGS after POTENT offseason acquisitions, while FLOUNDERING Bernie Sanders attempts to REAFFIRM team identity and culture! Tune in to First Take tomorrow for EVEN MORE idiotic harebrained analysis!

Unfortunately, "we must reorder society around human need, not private profit," the most radical thing being said here, comes from the Jacobin writer, not Sanders. I worry, as I have always worried about Bernie, that he has no particular interest in justice beyond our borders.

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at this stage in his life i believe he's a reformist. he's had too much history with leftist movements in the past to call himself a 'democratic socialist' with the real meaning of 'social democrat'.

facts don't care about ya boot-errr marxism is illogical

44 points · 2 months ago · edited 2 months ago

"You're going to love this, trust me. What you're seeing now is my normal state. This is a Social Democrat. And this, this is what is known as a Social Democrat that has ascended past a Social Democrat. Or, you could just call this a Socialist. And this...is to go even further beyond! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

He’s a golden assassin, and when he gets it off his shot is deadly, but I think that’s the biggest area he needs to work on, is getting his shot off.

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Same here. If he can start shooting that puck quicker he's gonna score a lot more goals

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