I wasn’t just talking about her I was talking about how we react to people in general. This is just one example of someone makes a stupid comment or something and unless we know they are acting in bad faith we should be more cautious about reacting with such vitrol as I have seen here and elsewhere.
I didn’t know the background of where she got started. I didn’t rly care. My thoughts on the subject was “oh look a climate change activist that is popular and said a few based things. That’s cool. Maybe they will keep being based.” Which then turned to disappointment but I felt some comments were being a bit harsh. This was the first thing I’ve seen of her being a major lib and falling in line with western narratives but then I don’t follow ppl like this… Or anyone for that matter. This site is like 90% of my exposure to what’s going on in the world.
Yeah I get it. It makes me sad for the person and angry at the people that did this to them in the first place. Attacking a person for falling to propaganda only helps those that spread the propaganda by pushing those infected away from us. If some kid makes a dumb remark and you scream at him it’s just going to push them into the arms of the enemy. We have to try and reason with them if there’s a chance they aren’t engaging in bad faith. And from her track record I don’t think she started out as a puppet. If we immediately ostracized every potential comrade for something they said that was propaganda, when they do not know better, then we would have very few comrades.
Weather she is now, idk but I don’t think she started that way. I think she was just a kid fighting climate change. She got media attention by the libs for pissing off the conservatives. She was starting to go hard left and getting out of favor with the libs for a bit and I assume that’s when they started really laying on hard to reign her in. Idk if she’s been reigned in or is just being mislead. The anti Russia propaganda is one of the hardest pushes that has been done in a good while and even from our standpoint we know Putin is, in general, a POS, it’s just in the instance of this war he happens to be in the right.
I will not condemn a young person for being affected by mass media propaganda, especially when they started out with a just cause. The hate should be reserved for the ones that did this to her. If you hate and reject every potential comrade for being impacted by western propaganda you will have very few comrades. I said was worse shit than her at that age thanks to western brain rot. Now I have turned several of my friends into communists and push back on western BS when I hear it. If there one thing I learned doing this its that if someone says something dumb (like this little post of her), while not acting in true bad faith, and you respond with vitrol, you just pushed someone away that you could have reasoned and talked with.
They have been saying they aren’t terrorists whilst supporting them for decades. They have been saying they aren’t Nazis whilst supporting them for decades. Yet they don’t get called out why? Because of misdirection. Shifting the blame. Pointing the finger at the other guy. The US being called out globally as being responsible for this act has much greater ramifications than misdirecting and blaming Ukraine. They will misdirect and get away with it. When the time comes for the US to abandon Ukraine they will say “see look at all this bad stuff Ukraine was doing we couldn’t continue to support them after all there terrible acts they were hiding from us.” Then the libs will all nod their heads and be like “yeah of course we are still the good guys.”
I’m not saying this article is bad. It’s good that they are loosing control, but it’s still a misdirection no matter how you look at it.
This reeks of misdirection. Reports came out months ago that they know the US did it. Now they trying to shift narrative to blame Ukraine. Not that they didn’t also had a hand in it or took part in some way, more than likely, but we all know the US is the primary responsible party here.
I think as the war gets closer and closer to a Ukraine loss the western narratives will start attacking them more and more to shift blame and act like the US was tricked into helping them or something like that.
“Let them fight”
The article feels like they are trying to push a "but these capitalists are actually the good guys fighting the evil military industrial complex. " As if I am supposed to be seeing any capitalist in a good light and not know what they are primarily concerned with is being about to outsource more labor at the expense of the local working class.
When things in a socialist country go well it’s because of magic free market. When things go bad it’s because ebil gommunism is bad.
They cannot deviate from this course. They cannot allow any credit to socialism. If they did their articles would never get published and if THOSE did then writers would wind up fired and/or dead.
I remember a post talking about federation with us and one comment (person 1) was saying they should just absorb our community completely. Someone (person 2) responded with basically “yeah they are probably not willing to do that” and gave a few examples pertaining to they difference is drama levels.
Que persona 2 getting Rabbidly attacked by person 1 in a very long comment chain that was literally the perfect example as to why we would want to stay separate. I didn’t go back to Hexbear for a long while after that.
Stuff like their intense struggle sessions are what drove me away. Idk if they have changed it now but when I was over there a lot they had no vetting and no way to IP ban so any trolls could just spam accounts. There’s a lot of users that come off as so over the top that I can only assume they are trying to make certain communities look bad. You have to be wary of any community that’s and easy target for controversy. And if you go in and try to have a reasonable argument or criticism of any kind you get immediately attacked. I still go there. They have a great news source and good info, but there are definitely bad faith actors.
This one actually gives an accurate portrayal of the even using the wests own original documentaries about it before they came up with the “tanks making meat pulp out of protestors” crap. It have interviews from some of the leaders of the protestors and you realize how fucking narcissistic and evil they are. One girl crying because students were trying to resolve matters peacefully with the government and going on about how they only way for them to “open people’s eyes” was to FORCE the government to engage in a large scale massacre. Literally they were trying to get their people to get themselves killed so the could play the “the government is evil and murdering us” card. All these leaders, btw, got paid by the west and were brought over and given nice cushy lives once it was all over.
Oh and just a heads up, THERE IS SOME GORY SHIT IM THIS VIDEO. At one point the protesters had tied an unarmed PLA soldier to a van and lit it on fire. They then put a hat and sun glasses on him (his burnt corpse) and took pictures mocking him.
I cant really give too much detail into what my job actually involves but the simple version is I’m a tech writer for a pharmaceutical company but the kind of writing I do isn’t super transferable to a lot of other areas, even within the pharma industry. Which had made job hunting a removed. I am kind of out in a rural area so remote working really opened me up to a lot of new possibilities and way better pay ranges compared to local. Now that remote work is dwindling though all those possibilities are crumbling away and I can’t find shit local. I don’t want to have to move for a job. It fucking sucks. All because some rich fucks need to boost their investments into corporate real estate by forcing people back into offices.
Libs ruin everything. lol. They have plagued every good leftist sub to ever exist. They pile in because the memes are funny but then they start screeching about “gommunism no food 10 trillion dead.” Eventually pushing out all the leftists that made the sub shine and turning it into an unfunny cesspit of liberal brain rot. Causing them to search out the next sub with good memes and content. Repeating the cycle endlessly. They are parasites. Nothing less.
I tolerate my family because I kind of have to. Still at the parents. Probably die in this house at the rate I’m going. They are somewhat open to socialist ideals but they have the hard core Christian brainrot thanks to my siblings crazy as fuck family. My siblings family are a bunch of fucking landlords.
Friends wise I cut off one because he turned into an incel fascist. Another I keep at arms length because while he hates capitalism and thinks himself aligned with communism he’s also super racist and ever view of any foreign communist country is straight Fed propaganda.
Other friends are neutral and I don’t bring up politics or low key support communism but don’t talk about theory. Like I’ll share news and posts and stuff about China and stuff and they won’t deny the western propaganda is B’s but they aren’t going out of their way to show support.
Then I have a few friends I have converted to pretty hardcore communism and we have had a few get togethers and just talked straight theory which is super awesome. It’s the main reason I don’t want to move for work because I finally have a group of real people that openly talk communism with me.
Lol if they can’t handle us they sure as shit can’t handle Hexbear. I love me some Hexbear but we are tame in comparison. I feel like people can have decently calm and reasonable arguments and discussions over here. On Hexbear things can get pretty heated pretty fast. The memes and shit posting is too notch though. No one dunks on libs better and no one is more ready to go harass some chuds on reddit.
I am not so young anymore. Mid 30s. Things starting to ache. Not sure I can stomach going back to school. Mind isn’t as sharp as it used to be anyway. Learning and focusing on learning is harder. I’ve had too many years of stress and sleep troubles. I know I’m not THAT old but I FEEL so much older. So much time I wasted. I wish I had learned about the truth of communism a decade ago. Back when I had more time to set myself on a better course. Plan things out better. Right now I’m just focusing on keeping my head above water and hope some better opportunity presents itself I just don’t know what else to do.
I’m in a similar boat. I have nothing but respect for the people of the DPRK. I think living there or China would be amazing. That being said I think I’d be too ashamed to try and live in NK. Like I know I wasn’t even born when the US massacred them and have nothing to do with how our country continues to fuck them over, but I just can’t get over it. Like every day I’d feel like I should just apologize to someone. That and idk how I could even contribute to their society. There’s nothing I feel I could do that someone in their country couldn’t do just as well or better. I honestly feels that way I couldn’t go to China either. I just have nothing that makes me stand out to be truly worth it other than just wanting to live and work peaceful.
I do not, and will not, ever, play online pvp games. It’s not fun. Ppl get angry and aggressive no matter what country/ethnicity etc they are. Some societies might be less shitty as western gammer assholes but it’s still bad.
Co-op games at least, typically have a “work together” mentality. The Monster Hunter community has probably one of the best online user base I have played with and it’s basically the only multiplayer game I play anymore. One of the biggest reasons? You don’t have to have to communicate very much. lol
This is incorrect entirely. Megatron was a gladiator who wanted to take over Cybertron and turn it into a massive ship and go around conquering worlds. The deceptions are all a hyper militarized fascists type and are meant to be depicted as such. That’s why they all take the form of various military vehicles. The whole reason the war started was because of energy shortages and the most militarized forces began fighting amongst themselves until Megatron came in and formed the deceptions and hatched his plan to conquer Cybertron.
The Autobots that resisted the decepticon are workers. They have always been at a disadvantage because they, being a worker class, lacked the kind of weaponry that deceptions had. This is why they are almost always seen as working vehicles. Prime always pushed a narrative of seeing all life as equal and such. Even their history, Prime was the last descendant of the original “god” like entity that created the Autobots and he decided to be reborn as just a normal autobot and live as an equal with the rest of his people.
This all being said l, neither side can really be seen as fascist or communist. However the narrative is the deceptions are the hyper militarized, warhawk factions and the Autobots are primarily made of the worker cast resisting them.
Honestly there are a lot of things that bother me, but I really hate the term “pet peeve.” Idk it just always sounded like such a dumb term. I remember the first time I heard it wasn’t until highschool and I had to write a fucking speech in English class about one of them. It just always thought it sounded stupid. Like literally it could just be said “What are some of your peeves?” and have the exact same meaning. Then some jackass somewhere threw “pet” in there like you have some level of endearment towards these things that bother you? Why? It just makes no sense to me.
Also the Maoist revolution would be a good example to pull ideas from.
If it were me trying this I would probably go with a bard. Really can’t beat their charisma and their skills. I’m more versed in pathfinder so idk what skills are like in then newer DnD stuff, but I would go hard into diplomacy, bluff, perception, and sense motive, or whatever the DnD equivalent of those are. I would put a point into those every level. This will give the the best chances of getting people on your side, negotiating, and detecting spies, and assassins. Being a revolutionary leader these are a must. Reaming points can be spread out among other useful skills but these staples are necessary.
Now in Pathfinder there’s a feat called leadership that lets you slowly grow a small army. It gets bonuses from charisma as well. One thing it also does if give you a higher level companion character/NPC that’s like, one level below you at all times. I would definitely get this feat if it’s an option. And have the companion character be either a paladin or a cleric. Paladin is best if you need extra persuasion and general brute force. Cleric is gonna give you even more spell options and give you access to Miracles in late game (if all that exists in the new DnD). In addition both of these classes are also higher charisma classes and will generally allow you to spread the necessary skills out to a wider variety.
So setting is a big factor in these things. Assuming this is in a setting of medieval and magic with barrons, lords, kings, queens, etc there really would be no concept of communism. As in, you wouldn’t really call yourself a communist per se. Communism came about as a direct result of Capitalism. Specifically capitalism during/post industrial revolution which is kind of where the proletariat as a class came to be. Yes there were always peasants/workers but being peasants serving a lord is different being a worker trying to sell your labor to a capitalist. All the literature, all the theories and such that ML is based on kind of requires capitalism. Even accepting that capitalism is a somewhat necessary stepping stone from feudalism to communism.
You would have to go about things based on the fundamentals of what communism is. Not necessarily as a communism. More along the lines of a pseudo-communism or proto-communism. A communist before the concept of communism was. Fighting for the rights of the peasant class. Overthrowing lords and driving society to provide for all and sharing resources for the benefit of all. You’d have to form a new government that all agreed on the dissolution of any form of lordship. You would have to rethink how businesses and merchants worked.
One example I have was a friend that played a half ogre that was raised by a farmer. His whole trope was just around defending the working man. Supporting farmers and workers to join forced and defend themselves against tyranny. Teaching that only through mutual cooperation could their lives be improved and as long as power was concentrated in the hands of few then they rest would suffer. That land and resources should be used to make all lives better and that a person’s life and work are intertwined and that all lives and professions should be seen as important. More about the fundamentals that communism is built on rather than communism itself.
As far as how you would carry out a revolution I wouldn’t look just at the Bolshevik revolution. It’s a different kind of revolution in general and a different era. It would probably be better to look at various medieval revolutions such as when King Charles dissolved the English parliament which eventually led to a civil war/revolution. It’s not an easy thing to do. You will need to have people spreading the word and idealology. Teaching people and creating an underground of support all while in a setting of feudalism where some local lord can just call for your head on a pike and you have no recourse. The ideal character for this would have been a paladin, cleric, or bard. Someone with a good Charisma roll because that’s how you will carry this out. Charisma roll the villagers, the leaders, the soldiers. Gotta make those speeches and get ppl on your side. Ppl willing to die for you. To put their lives at risk to spread your idealology.
It would honestly be easiest to install yourself as the new king/queen and then slowly work the government into something more akin to what a communist country would have. Make you focus on improving the lives of peasants. Create a system of education and use that to teach your proto-communism idealology. Then have a plan in place to slowly dissolve the monarchy into a representative body elected and controlled by the workers unions/guilds etc. Think of how China is doing their transition from capitalism to socialism with the end goal of being a fully socialist state by what, 2050 I think? It’s easy to make yourself a king/queen in these kinds of games. It’s hard to create a whole new form of government while also having just dismantled the only one the people have ever known.
If you are in the US there’s a few places you can buy bulk dried beans from. I have been wanting to stock up for a while I’m case of hard times. There’s a site called azurestandard that ships to drop off locations and they have pretty good prices on dry beans. Like a 25lb bag for about $1 per lb. I’ve been working on ways to make garbanzo beans tofu using the whole bean which should make it “meatier” in texture. I’m not vegan but I’m down for a non-processed, high protein, meat replacement to supplement my diet with and garbanzo beans are a shit load cheaper than most meats and can be stored long term in dry form.
Bonus, I have been reading articles about the effects on lacto fermentation on beans and some beans will see a soluble sugars decrease of 75% after fermentation. Which is awesome if you are trying to do low carb in general.