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Cake day: Aug 24, 2019

The truth is comrades…
There was never any alt. You got bamboozled. No, I'm joking of course. My question is: do you want to keep the hunt going, or has everyone had their fill? After all, what is important is what was left unsaid, and so it's important to have it said. I'm guilty of that too sometimes. Reply now or face the consequences!

Remember: cooperation is encouraged. The person who finds out the name gets to pick who receives the game, which means you can help people and still win the prize!

In this case I think it might be the very first joke I’ve seen Wisconcom make. Although on his Twitter he briefly had “Marxist-Leninist-Maoist” in his bio.

Good, this makes winning the game even more fulfilling.

Spam wave was taken care of
The update to the Lemmy backend reworked the blocklist and so every instance that we previously blocked was unblocked. We added it back in, let us know if there's more instances we should defederate from.

The alt hunt game is still ongoing comrades
This post will self-destruct in 10 seconds (no it won't) The alt hunt account is still ongoing comrades, not until I say it's over. First time? Read this: https://lemmygrad.ml/post/500112 Second time? Then get to hunting. I'm waiting. Third time? Read carefully 😉

Okay one of the very few times I actually said wtf out loud after reading something online

I had to ask around and it’s a discord server he had (still has? unsure) to try and “coup” prolewiki and take control of it.

I’m guessing, knowing him, that since he made a meme about it it’s still alive. We’ll be more careful about letting in new editors then. He can’t even keep a secret project secret lol

On the contrary, he gets really mad about it because he is 100% serious.

Oh wait I still had a page open!

anyway like I said tl dr

He deleted his account as he usually does 😉

Doesn’t matter, I know he still reads us. Next time I’ll remember to take screencaps.

Here I managed to save this:

Anyway he's back on lemmygrad and left me 5 nice notifications, including lengthy comments on 7 days-old posts of mine. I didn't read any of them lmao, but it probably amounted to going thermonuclear or something similar. Idk he seems kinda obsessed and totally not salty. Please do send him all your best wishes, don't hesitate to tell him in DMs too.

No it makes sense. 4channers are contrarians at heart. Their white supremacism comes from a different place than liberals.

Both MLK and Malcolm X talked about the white liberals and how at least with the openly racist conservatives/fascists, they knew they were an enemy, but the white liberal would look like your friend until he stabbed you in the back.

At heart we have a fundamental difference in that 4channers are contrarians and liberals (which include trumpists) are followers.

The 4channer would totally say the same things and even worse if the government supported Russia over Ukraine. Let’s not forget they committed their share of shootings too.

Edit: and that’s my problem also with these “the worst person you know just made a great point” or “broken clock is right twice a day”. Every time you say that, you cede ground to fascists, comrades. Every time you see that happening is an instance where we could have been there saying the same thing from our POV, but we didn’t.

Fascists are never truthful, they only ever twist words to get what they need out of them. If we let them be the face of the anti-war movement, then that’s what they will become. And anti-war people will rally to them.

Yeah to be clear there are some specific use cases for VPNs. Torrenting has never been a problem for me though (never once got a letter) so I don’t see myself paying for a service that doesn’t seem to add any value to my internet browsing. In fact getting websites switched to Japanese or whatever because I use a VPN sounds more like a negative.

All VPNs I have found in the imperial core are imperial-aligned and they only have servers there. NordVPN, despite being headquartered in Panama (the place that the US invaded to build a canal so, yknow), has no servers there.

Like ProtonVPN free only offers servers in the Netherlands, USA, and Japan (you unlock c/alwaysthesamemap if you pay for it). If you want privacy those three countries are exactly those you should not connect in.

Hamachi was hacked, they made it out with an encryption key.
The incident happened in november 2022 and I received an email update just now. If you have an account with Hamachi, they've reset your password and you should change it. Because I switched to Firefox's password manager... I don't have to do anything. For the first time in my life a notification of hacking doesn't have to be a bother. In 2021, I wrote on lemmygrad that Albion Online's forums were hacked and I received an email that my password was hacked. This prompted me to finally switch to a password manager and just let it generate strong unique passwords for every application I use. It also auto-fills them in. This means even if the hackers get my password (if they manage to decrypt it over the hash and salt), I don't care. It's not gonna lead them to anywhere else. It's already been reset too so it's not even good for my Hamachi account.

You cannot talk about VPNs without talking about fed involvement.
VPNs have become a huge market in recent years, with all of them offering essentially the same service but branded differently. I've talked about VPNs before and how you likely don't need one if all you care about is "privacy". Otherwise it has some usecases for like downloading torrents or accessing geo-blocked content but that's about it. To synthesize, the VPN owners can see what you do instead of your ISP when you use a VPN. You better trust that they don't keep logs and encrypt your traffic. Who do you trust more, some VPN company, or your ISP? That's a personal question only you can answer. Privacy and "security" is what VPNs advertise heavily on. Security is nonsense from their part; there is no additional security to using a VPN. NordVPN for example likes to talk about the evil hackers in starbucks that will hack your wifi, but that literally never happens (not never never but not enough to justify paying them money for it). In any case, all VPN rankings omit one very important fact: fed involvement. **that's** security 101. The CIA controlled an encryption company for decades (established after WW2): Crypto AG. They sold encryption machines to embassies around the world under this name, and it was only found out they were CIA in the 2010s. We've known since Snowden about backdoors in Windows that allow the NSA to bypass encryption and spy on anyone they want. And it's a very glaring issue. Look at any of those rankings and they'll talk about privacy and encryption protocols, and never once mention potential fed involvement or other causes for concern. Even worse, if they do talk about it, they often talk about "Chinese" involvement. How the fuck did the discourse get so bad in just 10 years? They don't even have anything to back it up. Meanwhile we have evidence of NSA and CIA involvement in encryption and surveillance. NordVPN especially is strange. They advertise a LOT and always sell at a discount (which makes the VPN cheaper than most competition). ProtonVPN too, I don't trust anything Proton ever since they surrendered info to the feds about one of their clients (an eco-activist). Secondly they are a "Swiss" company like Crypto AG, but were not founded by Swiss people. So again, who do you trust more? Some VPN company trying to sell you a product under false pretences, or your local ISP company?

A philosophical question that is often asked 8th graders is “are you free?”

And most at this age already know that no, they are not.

Realistically what kind of information can a spy balloon gather that you couldn’t find on Google Maps?

You don’t have to tell me, we are the same person after all so I already know

This went unnoticed so here have it again >:(

I did one even better, I copied the files to a local drive and then asked for a refund lol

Cool, igg games has it!

edit: oh but it looks setup is gonna be a pain, I’ll buy it just because you told me to. Beware.

Yeah it’s how they keep track of issues

Oh that was an issue back when Lemmy came out too. You can make a report on the git: https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues if it’s not there already

I should note the host is implying this is a disturbing idea, although his arguments are not very pushy or convincing. I’m sure he’s a huge lib though (I know the host, he’s nationally famous in France, just didn’t ever care to read into his politics). But sometimes they’ll do that to let the guest dig themselves into their own hole of arguments, and also French TV is different to US TV, hosts have to remain fair (like they used to in the US before Reagan)

Over and over again
I work, a mere husk inhabited by the will of another. For 99 years I have been living this nightmare. I have no memory of my real self. I just know to answer the phone. No hunger. No thirst, no joy, no will. You just work, work, work. But you can still be bored. The crushing weight of this indefinite labour. For 99 years I have been answering calls. Just one last day and, when I am 100, I get to die. That's how it works here. Once you turn 100, you die. And that's it. Finally I will be free. I welcome this release. But the universe has other plans. I wake up from a bed. Memories come flooding back to me. Who I am, where I was... I was in a synthetic reality. I remember my real life. I am not 100 years old, I am 24! I don't work in a telecom centre, I was going to go to college! I had friends, I had a family, I had things to live for! A soft beep rings in my head. I look up. "His 1 hour is up, put him back in for another 100 years" "Yes boss" "We need more clerks, so put him in Capital City. And don't bother me again today, I was taking the yacht out when you called." "Yes Mr. Zuckerberg" I drift into unconsciousness as a sedative is pumped into my arm. I am a clerk in a city hall. I work, a mere husk inhabited by the will of another.

Bumping so more people have the chance to play. By the way, much like a real alt account, I am not saying anything. edit: very cool, we have “pin to local” now with the update! I’ll pin this to the whole of lemmygrad for a few hours just so everyone has a chance to see it.

Good! If nobody finds it I will be very disappointed.

This was for your scheduled monthly log off time. Please resume browsing now, and look forward to next month’s mandatory grass-touching period.

That is something to consider. I don’t want to interfere with the game (hence why I am not replying to anyone in the thread, I think I can drop that), but I also don’t want this to turn into a witch hunt. I might step in more if it starts to get too far, here’s hoping it stays fun and casual.

He isn’t being very difficult thankfully. He clearly lacks the technical skills needed to actually be a pain, and so the most he can do is make alt accounts and write articles that nobody reads.

So if we didn’t have to worry about him, we wouldn’t have to wonder every time someone requests an account if they could be a wisconcom alt and that’s probably it. At this point while he is a stalker, he doesn’t really feel like one. More like a slight nuisance. You just deal with him and then wait for him to reappear. Everytime he does you’re surprised he’s still trying but then you just learn to have fun with it.

Comrades, I have a confession to make… (you could win big, read this to participate)
I have been terrible and have hidden an alt account on lemmygrad! Spring is coming up soon in a few months, and that also means Easter. And Easter means Easter eggs! Anyway. As you might have guessed, your goal in this Easter egg hunt will be to find out my alt account! You could win a Steam game out of it! (Not any steam game but a specific one as I have some keys, but it's good I promise). Here's an FAQ to help you out during this hunt: # Why are you doing this? I got the idea from last time Wisconcom tried to infiltrate (not the discussion from a few days ago, even earlier) but never got around to it. I want to show him how easy it is to actually make a convincing alt if you put some effort into it, which he never cares to do. But I have full faith in my comrades to figure out my alt account in a timely manner! I must let you know that I taken care to make this alt account as ethically as I could, considering the circumstances. I can't say much more at this time though. # How do I participate? Everyone can participate, except the admins as they know which account I have hidden around if they look into our account requests. You will have to rely on your sleuthing skills as well as discuss with your comrades (edit: forgot to finish my sentence); As of now I will not be replying to DMs about the alt, but this could change too. When you feel that you have collected sufficient clues, drop a comment in the thread below! # How do I win? This is where it gets interesting. To win, you must not only correctly identify the account, but also explain your reasoning. Then, you must make that reasoning known in the comments below -- that's right, everything you say can be used by anyone else to help them so make sure you're right! This means you also can't just spam account names until you get the right one. The first person to figure out the correct account wins! But if you win, you get to decide _who_ should win the key to the game, it doesn't have to be you. That way, you all work collaboratively like communists instead of filthy individualistic capitalists. (we can change this if you also collectively decide it's a bad idea). There might be runner-up winners (2nd, 3rd place etc) as I had originally set aside one key for the game but I still have some that people apparently don't want to take. How ungrateful! # What do I win? I don't want to spoil the game just yet but it has good reviews, it's a good time waster and it came out not long ago on Steam. # What if the hunt is too hard? In the spirit of an egg hunt, I might periodically drop hints. I won't specify how though, you'll have to keep your eyes open. I have no idea if this is gonna be easy or hard, so we'll see how it goes. # When does the hunt begin? And when does it end? The hunt begins now, my alt could be literally anyone! Maybe it's not even created yet? 👀 Who knows! Certainly not me. And it ends whenever I run out of keys. However, if people find it fun, then we will not spoil the answer until everyone has had their fill. The remaining players will simply be playing for fun. If nobody finds my account for a month, let's say? Then the hunt still goes on! You will find this alt, or perish. It's an order!

Trotsky would have been insufferable if the internet existed in his time. He would make twitter threads after twitter threads tagging the CPSU every time lol

To clarify something though, hoxhaists are not all blanket-banned, neither on lemmygrad or prolewiki. On prolewiki we only ever banned two hoxhaists, wisconcom and another one like 2 months after the project was started.

Yeah, ProleWiki is a nice project that is unfortunately still too obscure lol

I have to clarify that I’m not taking revenge on him per se. What I am doing is countering his lies about us. For example, he’s currently editing a leftypedia page about prolewiki and spreading lies after lies (right after they resurrected too, he has no shame). So I’m in contact with the admins over there to explain the situation.

Really I just want him to stop smearing the name of prolewiki everywhere, and so everywhere he goes I follow and tell people about him and what he does.

So far he’s on leftypedia but if he goes to other spaces, then I will follow too of course.

He also tried to pull this stunt on rationalwiki a while back but they quickly had enough of him and banned him lol.

On that same leftypedia article, he showed some screenshots though (that might be photoshopped, who knows), but I have no idea where he got them from. He says it’s from his blog.

Yeah, pretty much what Gopnik said. There’s so much to go through I could write a book on it. There’s some history here https://en.prolewiki.org/wiki/Prolewiki (scroll down to Internal conflicts) but it doesn’t even begin to cover all the shit he tried to pull.

Damn, almost a year already. Time flies.

But I was right when I said it wouldn’t last “weeks” like Russia originally said. They all said that, but wars never end that quickly unfortunately.

The thing with wisconcom is…
He left prolewiki of his own accord. He told us he disagreed with where we were taking the project (that he joined for 5 months, far after we started it), and logged out by himself. We said okay, that's your choice. Then his messianic tendencies overtook him and he came back to prolewiki with a lengthy petition to make him into an admin, give him auditor positions so he could double-check our editor applications. Just a whole list of things that we had no reason to grant him. At this point he got into a huge debate with forte and afterwards was banned because, once again, he would not budge on anything. We _owed_ him everything he asked for, on the basis that he was an anti-revisionist. He even came back _exactly 3 days later_, I shit you not, like some kind of Jesus. Somehow he deluded himself into thinking that prolewiki is a catch-all marxist encyclopedia and should be run as such. But it was never -- I was there from the start, I should know. But the thing is. If he had made his own wiki, his own Hoxhaist wiki with his own rules and ran it however he wanted after he had left? We would probably have helped him and kept in contact. I think he doesn't have the technical skills to do this kind of thing. But he can ask people on discord to set this up with him. And then he can run it however he wants. He could have even asked prolewiki for help. He's been harassing us since November, imagine if in that time instead of trying to make alts that we catch in seconds and make twitter threads and a HUGE article on leftypedia or rationalwiki to smear our name, he could have even taught himself how to get a mediawiki website running. But instead he decided to burn all bridges and then, when we didn't magically forgive him (messiah complex strikes again), he started harassing prolewiki and lemmygrad -- nonstop since November. He seems to think ProleWiki reaches millions of users. We register 150-250 visits a day and have 2k followers on twitter. Not bad? Yes, but remember there are communist content creators that drive much more traffic (Lady Izdihar for example has 20k followers on twitter). Instead of focusing his efforts on trying to infiltrate and bring down a wiki that barely gets noticed, he could be building his own. This is clearly unhealthy obsessive behaviour. Anyway, tell me if I'm posting too much about him and you'd rather see less content like this. There's a lot of contact going on with him these days and he says really funny stuff (totally seriously too). I know he also obsessively checks on Lemmygrad and Prolewiki so, hi wisconcom! Please open your own wiki!

toMemes"You liar!"

He will have to go thermonuclear if we keep lying!

toMemes"You liar!"

Not as funny for the thing I was going for. I just think it’s funny to quote someone as just saying “You liar!” lol.

But I wasn’t sure how to convey that correctly. Since Wisconcom also likes to pretend we doctor screenshots to make him look bad, I didn’t want to just delete the blackened part either.

"You liar!" - Wisconcom, 14:22, 29 January 2023 (UTC) made me lol. hope it makes you lol too.

(This is taken from his weird “Prolewiki reconstruction committee” discord server in which there is just him and two other people btw)

Thorough vetting processes that are more like interviews and establishing a close relationship with people you want to give authority to. Also note things they do that raise suspicion, for example wisconcom’s liberal stances on China were known (it was a whole thing on lemmygrad too) and he kept editing the china page on prolewiki for his hoxhaist nonsense. Eventually we put a moratorium on it just for him.

Yes, we are reviving the Stasi comrade. The GDR never died!

There is no choice… we have forced him to go thermonuclear!

btw I shared this thread to wisconcom on his substack so please leave some nice messages for him because I know he’ll see this – he obsessively checks lemmygrad every day.

He’s always like that. One minute we are the vilest revisionists in existence, and the next he’s all “I was joking” or “that wasn’t serious” or fake apologising and extending the olive branch.

I am expecting another escalation in Palestine.
The occupier has deployed their special forces ("Yamam") in and around Jerusalem, as well as the occupied West Bank (three battalions). Reinforcements have been sent to the border with Gaza. Of course, as we know just how much settler soldiers dread being sent to Gaza, this will probably not help them very much. However, it remains an escalation from the occupier and Hamas has already hinted that they will be following suit. We could expect another all-out operation like we saw last year during the Sword of Jerusalem operation.

The occupier never learns and is now reaping the result of their massacre
For people that didn't follow, earlier this week the occupier sent its army into a refugee camp in Jenin and killed 9 people at least. They then prevented emergency services from helping the wounded. In retaliation, the resistance factions fired rockets from Gaza. Afterwards, the occupier bombed Gaza with fighter planes, which were intercepted with anti-air rockets. Furthermore, and this is very big news in my opinion, an operation was launched in Jerusalem (or Al Quds) with firearms. So far 8 settlers were killed. More info as I get them.

The question that’s on everyone’s mind: was Stalin white?
This is a serious question, not a meme.

9 Palestinians were martyred in Jenin today. 15 are severely wounded.
The occupier raided a refugee camp and launched grenades mounted on launchers into a home as well as one rocket from a portable rocket launcher. There is video footage here: https://t.me/GazaNewsPlus/1993 Then, the occupier prevented emergency response from reaching the area to help the wounded and put out the fire. This is a massacre, plain and simple. A crime against humanity.

Should this community be merged into Shit Reactionaries Say?
It got completely ignored because of the name. So what do you think? Should we keep it open, or merge it into the new SRS?

The merger into just two Shit X Say communities is complete
Very good job on the part of community mods who backed up and deleted their communities pre-emptively. I went ahead and deleted the last few communities, which had just 6 posts on them on average. From now on, please only post to [!shitreactionariessay@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/c/shitreactionariessay) and [!shitultrassay@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/c/shitultrassay). Please do not make new "Shit X Say" type communities. Two communities were archived, these are Shit Liberals Say and Shit Fascists Say. They were made "mod-only", which means you cannot post there but can still comment on existing posts. We decided to archive them by popular demand and because there were so many posts on them people didn't want to lose.

Please use c/ShitReactionariesSay instead (link inside)
[!shitreactionariessay@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/c/shitreactionariessay) This community will be archived and no more new posts will be able to be made. Please use the merged community above to post what you wanted to post here. As a reminder also, no more new "Shit X Say" type communities are allowed on Lemmygrad except for the above and [!shitultrassay@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/c/shitultrassay) for ultracommunists.

This community will be merged into Shit Reactionaries Say
Please post everything you wanted to post here to [!shitreactionariessay@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/c/shitreactionariessay) instead. Mods are not very active so I'll try to get this community closed down (no new posts). ~~It will be deleted in 7 days along with all other Shit X Say communities.~~ edit: community will be closed down and new submissions made to mod-only, so you can still look at it but can't post.

Entering merger grace period: when this post is 7 days old, we will delete all “Shit X Say” communities except Shit Liberals Say and Shit Ultras Say
For those out of the loop, we are merging all "Shit X Say" communities into just two: [!shitliberalssay@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/c/shitliberalssay) and [!shitultrassay@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/c/shitultrassay). **From this moment:** users are not allowed to make new communities in the "Shit X Say" vein and should not post in any "Shit X Say" community that is not one of the two above. **7 days from now:** we will delete the extra communities (all except the 2 above) If you mod a Shit X Say type community, back up the posts before we delete them. Just copy the URL as they are not entirely deleted from the server, just hidden. We also recommend you put your communities on mod only so that people don't inadvertently post new content there (just click on this icon and then check the "make community mod only): ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/d8759995-19b3-423e-862a-0d1798cfe5df.png) Or alternatively, pre-emptively delete your community if you've backed up the posts. For now we will place everything in Shit Liberals Say, which should become Shit Reactionaries Say, but there's discussion about just making a Shit Reactionaries Say community. Personally I'm not sure which is best. There's 1.5k posts on SLS and we would basically lose all of them, but at the same time it might confuse people to post to Shit "Liberals" Say about monarchists or fascists.

Proceeding with the Shit X Say merger: the status of Shit Liberals Say
The merger is going along nicely and I will soon announce the grace period (after which we will delete all SXS communities except for SLS and a Shit Ultras Say community that will be created). Most mods of the soon-to-be deleted communities have given me their approval for deletion and have already backed up their post URLs. However, SLS is not responding. We want to merge (most) everything into that community as the name is easily recognisable and it's the biggest community for that, meaning they wouldn't have to back up the hundreds of posts that were made there. At this time however only one mod of SLS, [@AnarchoBolshevik@lemmygrad.ml](https://lemmygrad.ml/u/AnarchoBolshevik) is somewhat still active on Lemmygrad -- and they haven't got back to me regarding the merging, which will probably make SLS much more active. What I'm proposing to the community then is that **all the mods of soon-to-be deleted communities be named mods of SLS.** Easiest solution in my opinion. After the merger is complete, there will only be two communities allowed for Shit X Say types community: SLS, renamed Shit Reactionaries Say, and Shit Ultras Say. All other communities of this type will not be allowed anymore.

China stole my wife
I was paid big bucks to write this harrowing tale of survival for this publication. China stole my wife. I came home one day and China was in bed with my wife, both naked. I was startled, but not as much as when she said she was leaving me for him and I could see myself out. I'm typing this from a motel room trying to figure out what I'm gonna do now. Probably gonna go back to one of my mistresses until I figure something out. And that is the reason we must nuke the People's Republic right this instant. Update: I have been told my wife's lover's name is not China but Chad.

LAST CALL for the merging of Shit X Say communities [read this]
As the lemmygrad community was heavily in agreement of merging our many (~10) "Shit X Say" communities into one, we are moving forward with that. But here I'm proposing the last call to make your voice heard before we start deleting stuff. Our proposition is to have 2 communities : - Keep ShitLiberalsSay for all things from reactionaries and non-communists, because it's a big and active community - Create a new ShitUltrasSay community for all things from "leftists", e.g. MLMs, anarchists, trots, patsocs, ultras, leftcoms... The merger will look like this (again still a proposition): - In a first step, a grace period of several days is allowed so that you can save content from all the deleted communities. We'll also announce which communities will be merged where. - In a second step, we will delete the superfluous communities. This means all their content and comments will be deleted from the front end, but still accessible via direct link. - In a third step, we have to assign the new ShitUltrasSay community (not yet created) to someone. I'm not entirely sure about how to solve that yet. If all the current mods of Shit X Say community want to pitch in and decide between themselves if they want to mod together or something. - After that, we will clarify in the main sidebar that everything should be posted in those two communities and we will delete all new communities that bear the Shit X Say label that can fit into one of the two existing communities. All inputs welcome of course.

Which freedom fighter are you? Take the quizz!
**You are Bandera** Congratulations!

Xi has not been seen for two weeks: is he dead is the question.
Beijing, China. Dictator for life Xi Jinping has not appeared in public for over two weeks. I mean, we've poured over social media, Youtube and CNN and didn't see him anywhere. That means he's dead, right? Our mole inside the CCP was unavailable for comment at this time. But just to drive clicks, we made up this quote: "Xi is definitely dead. I think. I haven't seen him either for a while. Could be huge."

INTERVIEW: man recounts harrowing time working in China
"It's difficult for me to open up about this...", Matthew* begins. (\* we changed his name for fear of repercussion from the CCP) "But you made me a sweet deal and so here I am today, giving the people what they want". He draws a tepid smile. "Well, here it is. For 2 years I worked in China, under the watchful eye of the CCP. It was horrible. I was made to report at work at 8am sharp, and could not leave any sooner than 5pm. Not only that, but I spent most of my day in front of a computer screen doing repetitive, mundane tasks." Matthew marks a pause to recompose himself. "Who does that? It's a blatant human right abuse of my white privilege". Listening to his story, I couldn't agree more. "I endured this nightmare for two years until I said enough was enough and I literally escaped with my life. One day, I got up from my desk and ran out of the building, dodging the security guards dressed in plainclothes. I never looked back, and here I am back in good ol' USA." Does Matthew have any advice for people planning on working in China? "Just don't do it. It's not worth it. The pay was pretty good and rent is cheap, but it's not worth it -- cause you lose your FREEDOM. I may not have a job here in the USA and I can't take sick days, but at least I'm free". Any last words you'd like to share? "Yeah, just one I guess. Vote Trump!" For many, President Trump represents a past golden age that he has been trying relentlessly to bring back. The election was stolen from him however as he was making real advancement and almost finalising our collective wish as a nation.

BREAKING: China has no heroes, unlike us proud Americans
*Authored by Meg Zhang* We've asked our team around the office if they could name some historical heroes from China, and they came up empty-handed. None of us could name any impactful historical figures from the country. The discussion came up after I realised that I could not name anyone. My American husband pointed out I don't speak Chinese and it would make it difficult for me to know about Chinese history. Yet answers around the office were as confused and reserved as, I imagine, the average Chinese person when they have to trudge through daily life in their dystopian nightmare. "Heroes in China? Like in Genshin Impact?" said Ryan, our intern. "Uh... general Tsao's or something?" confidently said our proud Aryan boy Geoffrey. Yes, as it turns out, China has no history and no historical figures -- either real or legendary -- to turn to. It seems the CCP invented a whole backstory when they seized power in 1951 in a coup. This is not surprising, as history was banned under Mao and all were made to worship him. He is not a hero however, because Chinese people were brainwashed into deifying him. He then invented a new history for China that would fit his communist utopia out of thin air. Read next: It's time to be proud of the Pledge of Allegiance again.

Renowned Dr. confirms China is located in parallel universe
Earlier this week, a renowned doctor at U of T, that some consider a world-leading theorist in his field, has "confirmed" China is located in its own parallel universe. "I ran the numbers", the doctor confides to the China Bad Times, "and no matter how much I twisted them, they always came to the same conclusion: China is located in its own parallel universe". This discovery opens up many new possibilities about the future, he admits. "Obviously this has many ramifications, and opens up many new possibilities about the future". One such possibility, he says, is that China is by definition not populated by human beings, which could make the whole country a legitimate military target. "Honestly, it makes so much sense suddenly. They might as well be aliens from outer space. I'm no lawyer, but from what I understand since they're not in our dimension, Chinese people don't fall under "Earthly" law, i.e. international law, laws of warfare, rules of engagement, stuff like that. And I'm not just being paid to say that by my sponsor". (The China Bad Times has been unable to reach a lawyer for comment prior to the publication of this piece). This discovery certainly opens up many new questions and uncertainties about the future of China, amidst a deadly covid wave and rampant corruption in the now non-country. In 2019, China drew outrage from the international community for their treatment of peaceful democratic protesters in Hong Kong. "Hong Kong? No, they're totally in our dimension" reassures the doctor.

Narco on tankiejerk found out about prolewiki and objects that we called the 1911 revolution that established the Republic of China a bourgeois revolution. Then they drop this in the comments lmao

Get on my level
To go on Twitter, I don't just open a new tab and type Twitter dot com I open Lemmygrad and I make a post with twitter.com in the URL field. Then I submit that post and I click on the link at the top. Finally I delete the post because I'll be damned if I let you see it. It's for me only. How many levels are you on?

Thank you Spotify for this ONE time you recommended a good band to me. Discovered this song in my weekly mix and yep, the band is great. They never got the attention they deserved apparently but their first three albums are solid classic prog rock. They're still making music to this day (i don't know how many original members are still in this band though) but they've had their ups and downs after their prog period. Tried many different styles, even glam in the 90s when grunge was the rage (that's a... choice) and then weird avant-garde underground-techno-hard-rock mix, I kid you not, but they've had bangers too in that period. Definitely start with the first three albums if you like this one though.

truly a christmas gift

btw if your country buys F-35s
Not only is it the most expensive fighter jet they could buy anywhere in the world, not only does it repeatedly crash, You can't repair it yourself. You have to get engineers flown from the USA for repairs because there's secret tech in it that you are not allowed to open yourself. What a fucking piece of shit plane, I sincerely think it was created just to see who is still licking the US' boots to this day.

The world is falling more and more into fascism
If you think it's bad now, it's gonna get worse in the coming years. Reading and analysing what's been happening around us for the past 10-20 years, it's clear that we're in a Nazi Germany situation. And when fascism will be here, we will ask "how did that happen?" The future looks bleak.

Mushroom Files #3: Mario’s portrait
By all accounts, Mario is a mercenary working for the Mushroom Kingdom royal family. He has been on their payroll for decades and his main purpose in this political landscape is to be their guard dog, their loyal unit the family sends when there is unrest or military operations of any kind to complete. He was therefore used to quell the various Bowser rebellions, and has been confirmed to have been instrumental in the Sarasaland Invasion of 1992, which saw the royal family deposed and Princess Daisy installed in their place as a puppet. Below is a rough diagram of Mario's unique appearance and the functions of his military uniform: ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/d221a699-c353-4d82-ba4b-648c3ed182ff.jpeg) Mario's history begins in Italy, where he lived until he mysteriously vanished from records only to reappear 6 years later in the Mushroom Kingdom, fighting against the first of Bowser's rebellion. Considering the timing and context, it is likely that Mario was active in the Years of Lead as a CIA local hire. During those times, the CIA payrolled Italian fascists to commit arson, kidnapping and other various acts of terrorism to create instability in Italy and prevent a communist revolution. Where did Mario learn to fight? This answers the question. He was then likely sent to the Mushroom Kingdom (as we know from Files #1 that the CIA materially and financially supports both the royal family and Bowser, playing both sides against each other) but it is unknown whether Mario remains on the CIA payroll today. It is more likely that he founded a mercenary company in the Mushroom Kingdom with his "brother" Luigi (a cover story).