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“Global force for good tm”
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sickness is just a state of mind who tries to make you lazy in your work
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Lib thoughts on the legal systems in China vs Singapore
Anyone else noticed this? I see this all the damn time on places like Reddit, such consistency. Examples are the things most commonly mentioned in Western discourse about those countries, not a comprehensive review on their legal systems and issues there's. ## China: * Death penalty for massive, seven or more figure financial crime, embezzlement, and accepting bribes (read: squarely a 1% crime, *you* will never even see that much money let alone have any chance to be sentenced to death for it) * Death penalty for drug trafficking (read: punish*able* by death, as in that's the maximum sentence, not a *mandatory* sentence, and in reality executions for drug trafficking is uncommon and reserved for extreme cases, like the kingpin of a cartel) * Most death penalties are suspended and commutable to life in prison or even less, meaning that the number of people actually executed is a lot less than the number sentenced to death on paper. * Some places have a registry for men convicted of abusing women, that women can search up so they are informed when looking for a partner. (Not a country wide thing as far as I know, just certain provinces, though I wouldn't be surprised if it becomes national in the future. I believe it was first developed for the more rural, hillbilly regions where that crap is a lot more common and women get a lot less social support in the community.) * Social credit system that works almost exactly like the West's credit score system and isn't actually for punishing any sort of crime as it's apart of civil law and not criminal law. (In fact "social credit" is a mistranslation, it's actually "socialism credit", which still sounds weird till you realize it means "a financial credit scoring system adapted for socialism with Chinese characteristics" as opposed to "how well you tow the socialist party line".) Libs: OMG THAT'S SO EVIL! HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION! ORWELLIAN TOTALITARIAN HELLHOLE! THEIR LEGAL SYSTEM IS DESIGNED SOLELY TO OPPRESS! SEESEEPEE IS THE DEVIL! ## Singapore: * Public flogging with whips that would be considered animal abuse if used on *livestock* in most other places. For things like littering and spitting. People literally pass out instantly from the *first* of many lashes all the time. * MANDATORY death penalty for drug *possession*. Like, that's literally the *only* possible punishment unless the president pardons you. * Death penalties are handed out so often that it's literally become a meme on Singaporean social media. * Numerous studies show that Malays are far more likely to be sentenced to death than any other ethnicity, for the same crimes. Libs: Wow! Such a great and efficient country with an effective legal system! A shining example of law and order keeping civilized society going! I love Singapore!
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Transcription: > Porfirio Lerdo de Tejada has reorganized the Armed Forces into the Mexican Red Army. The military is now devoted to defending the dictatorship of the proletariat. > The international revolution will not be won through the jabbering politicians, it will be won through force of arms. All the bourgeoisie of the world are assembled against us, the enemies of the proletariat are omnipresent. The Red Army is the only force standing between survival and annihilation. Is it implying what it think it implies? That the devs are conscious that world liberation can't be achieved through reform but through violent revolution? And that the Red Army's purpose isn't to mindlessly conquer stuff as some libs may think, but to protect the revolution? Honestly at this point I'm willing to bet that some of the devs are comrades. Victoria 3 might be unpolished, but because of things like this I love this game.

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What video games are you playing? What have you finished recently? What do you plan to play? - Video Game General Discussion Thread #16
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Can you guys give me a real ML run down of the Fall of Rome?
Yes, I know there's the Parenti book, I'll read it, but I may or may have not procrastinated all of my essays for school and time is of the essence. Love y'all

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Someone thought I came from the circus today,how's y'all's day?
There's a circus thing going around algeria and it stopped stopping or will stop around my city, anyhow I walk into astore and the owner starts speaking broken English to me,I ask him why and he asks me if I'm with the circus or not... I am not mad, but it's funny as hell, if you were wondering what I bought, it was thigh highs.

What movies are you watching? What do you plan to watch? What have you watched recently? - Film/Cinema/TV Show/Streaming Show General Discussion Thread #16
[@HaSch@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/HaSch) [@v12riceburner@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/v12riceburner) [@Detectorist@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/Detectorist) [@samuraigenius@banana.dog](https://banana.dog/users/samuraigenius) [@Samubai@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/Samubai) [@ButtigiegMineralMap@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/ButtigiegMineralMap) [@Drstrange2love@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/Drstrange2love) [@drstrangelove@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/drstrangelove) [@SovereignState@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/SovereignState) [@Leninismydad@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/Leninismydad) Discussion questions: What TV shows or films have you watched recently? What subscription services are you subscribed to, if any? Question of the week: What do you believe are the best shows/movies of 2022? Anyway, make sure to also answer the questions in the title! Thanks!

Isnt it strange that radio free asia isnt reporting on actual atrocities commited by israel towards the palestinians ?.. just saying
cross-posted from: https://lemmygrad.ml/post/455150 > ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/c4f7aadd-c287-473d-98f1-8bfe099935c8.jpeg) > > ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/e76ba529-bccd-4a49-a629-98d15314f3d5.jpeg) > > Hmm.. very strange

J.Helmer on de-sexualization of Ukraine
Key excerpt: "...Unreported in the Ukrainian media, or the western press, is the desexualization of the Ukraine, except for Lvov. To resupply the army, the Zelensky government has imposed a prohibition on men leaving the country. Those who have escaped managed to do so by paying bribes of up to $25,000. The stream of Ukrainian refugees reported in Poland are predominantly women and children. The flow-on effect reported in Germany, Sweden and Norway is similar – and the result is widespread sex trafficking. A source in Oslo: “Of 30,000 refugees in Norway, I’ve been told that 95% are women. For the first time in their lives they have decent living, education, training, welfare stipend and prospects of jobs. In return, they will solve the demographic crisis of northern Europe. I see many Arab migrants [to Norway] with Ukrainian women. In Germany, Britain and Sweden, men are having a great choice of feminine and not feminist women. The Swedish police also say that nearly 100% of the prostitutes they arrest are now Ukrainian. Some of this is what I read in our mass media. I’m not sure what is the truth.” A source in Kiev: “Broken-family girls move abroad, those in stable relationships, with their men mobilized, do not. Undereducated or working class women, or men, eventually will leave because they know there is zero economic future. Their Ukraine is wrecked and people will leave. Just when, we can only guess. The Ukrainians who profit from the US and EU cash and from the arms trade – the westerners – they will stay until or unless the Americans evacuate Zelensky...” " http://johnhelmer.net/general-patience-and-the-pause-that-refreshes/#more-70342 In general there is a lot of interesting (sometimes controversial but always thought provoking) stuff on Helmer's site - http://johnhelmer.net/



Introducing Parenti Bot
I've taken it upon myself to bring the ParentiBot we all know and love from the hellsite reddit to Lemmygrad. Have you ever been in a situation where the Parenti quote applies? As quotable as Michael Parenti is, people pretty much always mean the same quote. There's no need to go searching for that quote anymore. Simply mention ParentiBot like this: [@ParentiBot@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/ParentiBot); or use the phrase "Parenti quote" (casing and space between characters doesn't matter) in your comment or post. I'm open to suggestions as to how the quote should be formatted. Currently the quote is in its entirety all in one block quote. As much as we tankies love our walls of text, I've had an admin express concern that having a bot posting walls of text in comment threads can lead to a worse thread reading experience for the threads the bot appears in, and I can see where they're coming from. For the more technically inclined, I invite you to [view the source code](https://codeberg.org/SleeplessOne1917/Lemmy-Parenti-Bot). It has a copyleft license, as all based software should. Finally, to admins and moderators, feel free to reach out to me if you need help making a bot. The power of bots has been used for cringe purposes here before, like the mass downvoter, but I'll gladly help make based bots.


Introducing Parenti Bot
cross-posted from: https://lemmygrad.ml/post/455637 > I've taken it upon myself to bring the ParentiBot we all know and love from the hellsite reddit to Lemmygrad. > > Have you ever been in a situation where the Parenti quote applies? As quotable as Michael Parenti is, people pretty much always mean the same quote. There's no need to go searching for that quote anymore. Simply mention ParentiBot like this: [@ParentiBot@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/ParentiBot); > or use the phrase "Parenti quote" (casing and space between characters doesn't matter) in your comment or post. > > I'm open to suggestions as to how the quote should be formatted. Currently the quote is in its entirety all in one block quote. As much as we tankies love our walls of text, I've had an admin express concern that having a bot posting walls of text in comment threads can lead to a worse thread reading experience for the threads the bot appears in, and I can see where they're coming from. > > For the more technically inclined, I invite you to [view the source code](https://codeberg.org/SleeplessOne1917/Lemmy-Parenti-Bot). It has a copyleft license, as all based software should. > > Finally, to admins and moderators, feel free to reach out to me if you need help making a bot. The power of bots has been used for cringe purposes here before, like the mass downvoter, but I'll gladly help make based bots. If we can make a ParentiBot, we can make any of the old bots we all know and love. I will seriously and gladly make the Volcel Vanguard bot if people want it and if anyone knows where to find the text it's supposed to post.