I know what kind of people and things liberals have sympathies for and what they will overlook and justify.
So fuck them and their atrocity propaganda. I like the soviets. I like Gaddafi. I like the revolutionary peoples of China. I like Palestine. I like the DPRK.
Fuck you, liberals. It's your own standards and hypocracies that allow me to appreciate revolutionaries without much criticism because they dont have to justify shit to you liberals.
Kulaks deserved it. Landlords deserved it. Plantation owners in Cuba deserved it. Colonizers deserved it. Yankees deserved it. Ukronazis deserved it.
Debate these potatoes, libs. 👊👊
Like Warhammer lore is digestible because it's very self aware that it's ridiculous.
Battletech unfortunately is really self serious. The different houses of the Inner Sphere are basically a rough sketch of what a redditor thinks America, Europe, Russia, and China are and Japan.
Then you have the clans who are basically exiled nazis with a handful of quirky social progressive quirks.
This. Is a shame because Battletech and MechWarrior are really cool.
But the understanding of states of any stripe is basically what a redditor thinks if they were also from the 80s.
I think I would appreciate sci fi that werent blisteringly inaccurate and vulgar appropriations of real modern day states. God damn.
So. Im not gonna link it and Im gonna try to keep this short. But there is a slap fight between these two liberal creators over the rhetoric and language over "groomers" and Belenciaga.
In the video that Xander made; he made the salient point as to why SOH's rhetoric against peadophilia is a masked discussion about anti LGBTQ actions.
Now... I know it's rotting my brain listening to these clowns but I could not ignore the point that Xanderhal and the online progressive antiauthoritarians make against Nazi coded language promoting hate against queer people and how the way THEY talk about non western countries is the same primrose path that the right uses against queer communities.
To say a country is authoritarian and to keep hammering on that and insisting you have the right to say it is ignoring the fact that what happens usually, after that is that rhetoric is used to do something colonial or imperialist with... USian bombs and weapons.
When you label something as bad, be it countries being authoritarian or be it queer folks are groomers; then what the subtext in saying these things is SOMETHING must be done about it.
I jist find it interesting that the progressives can identify dog whistlers of right wing violence as fomenting an environment of bigotry but then totally miss that accusing countries as authoritarian gives the "democracy promoters" the go ahead to intervene... 100% of the time to the benefit of western capital.
I know of one person here but also around the internet that folks are speculating that AC6 will play like Dark Souls.
I gotta say; I dont think so. This game was being made in parallel to Elden Ring most likely.
And Miyazaki isnt the head director. Apparently he STARTED on AC6, but down the line; the Sekiro director picked it up; a different person.
If anything; this means likely that AC6 started production after Sekiro under a completely different team entirely.
Dark Souls 3 and Bloodborne were successes; but I doubt it was at THAT moment that FromSoft settled into just focusing on DS styled games. Again, Sekiro was dramatically different.
MAYBE AC6 might have influences from the souls series in its melee approach, but there's too many other moving parts to believe it's just gonna be robot Dark Souls.
To recap: Im a sanitation worker.
I work full time 40 hrs. A week.
I bike home for 3 miles from work every day.
Then I go into the gym and do ONE compound lift. 5 sets 4 reps. As heavy as I can manage or as much as the machines will give.
So a single night may look like:
3 mile bike ride then bench press.
Or 3 mile bike ride then pull ups or some lat pull down
Or 3 mile bike ride and ab wheel
Here is what I have to show for 1 month of this. Keep on mind, im not eating cleaner. Im just eating whatever.
Ive lost 3/4 of an inch off my waist. My chest is getting more toned. My core is looking tighter and even my intercostal muscles around my ribs are getting more pronounced.
I have lost it least 6 pounds and my biceps are looking a bit bigger and a bit more vascular.
One thing that has happened is that I leave the gym WANTING to do more. But I dont do that. I dont want to cause myself to potentially burn out. So that's a nice psychological trick that Ive encountered. Not doing more makes me want to do more the next day which keeps me going on the daily.
I would recommend doing this if you're dealing with depression and are slightly out of shape or skinny fat or could stand to slowly burn off 10 to 20 pounds.
If you're more experienced, them this likely aint gonna do shit for you or you are already doing WAY MORE than what Im doing now.
I dont want to spam the forum with this on the weekly. But now im starting month 2 and Ill check in with you guys at the end of December.
Their obsession with free speech and how people thinks society went too far to ban Kanye from twitter after his PRO. NAZI. Media tour makes me SERIOUSLY resent western values.
Liberalism is white supremacy.
...If you are even SLIGHTLY marginalized... Get a means of self defense that puts bigots in the ground.
westerners arent going to stop until there's a ubi for conservative voices and leftist voices are put on notice for being devisive.
Death to this whole fascistic psycho world.
Also. I know what all this bullshit is about. It is all mass hysteria about trans people. It's transphobia top to bottom and side to side.
Here's some free speech for the west. The anticolonial and anti imperialist left trapped in the west who have a platform to be heard by many are transphobic by always lumping social progressivism into the democratic party platform AND... those same leftists low key hope that more stochastic terrorism kills more trans people. I said it and Im not wrong. How is that for free speech?
The culture war IS real. While it's easy and mostly correct to say that the culture war is just bourgois media telling the masses that a culture war is going on so as to divide and conqure; it doesnt mean it ISNT true. It also doesnt mean that there arent a just side and an unjust side in this culture war.
There is no general working class.
There COULD be a "general all encompassing" working class. But that requires admitting social and cultural responsibilities within certain ranks of this so called working class. Each identity section has certain responsibilities and duties.
The culture war is not just some smoke screen to distract. And it is vulgar and sloppy to pretend that that is ALL it is and the people caught up in it are in the wrong for falling for the grift as if each side of the culture war has equal responsibility to "drop" their grievances.
There is an ocean, a GALAXY of difference between secularists or queer folks dunking on the straights and the Christians on social media and mass shootings at gay bars and trying to cram in Christian nationalism into secular law.
There is a GALAXY of difference between Black folks telling white folks in tiktok to stay home on the opening night of Black Panther 2 and a white person shooting up a Black church.
When it comes to the culture war; it is important to ask the question: Who is responsible for standing down and surrendering space? Something tells me that it is the white workers whose grievances are the illusion and not real. Something ALSO tells me that it is the colonised worker, the worker of color, the queer worker, and the non male worker who is owed the attention, who should SHAPE the cultural narrative, who should be able to speak plainly of the historical injuries and define on THEIR TERMS what should be the appropriate actions that white christian straight male workers should be doing to advance the revolution.
Ive not seen an equivalent act of terror from the marginalized that comes even remotely close to the working white terror of the so called agrieved white christian male. One of these types of people are killing people in great numbers. The others arent doing that.
And that aint just some slick deceptive talk from corporate mainstream media.
The ones that are responsible are the ones that are inspiring the violence and those doing the violence. Some people are doing the terror and others are basically saying dont do the terror. These are not the same and they're not equally responsible for culture war.
Thr idea of GTG is about not working your muscles to failure, but to practice your exercises consistently.
This might mean instead of doing 100 straight puships, you might do something like 10 or 15 reps, take a rest and do that again until you reach 100 but never really getting to a failure state.
My experience feels anecdotal, but doing so... I went from doing 4 pull ups per set with extreme effort in 2 weeks to something approaching 7 to 8 reps with extreme effort.
🤔 Ive done shit like this all the time, especially the one punch man challenge and it might take me all day to get it done or just an afternoon, but it was never killing me and I managed to trim up nicely during the summer.
Anyone else tried it?
Free education -Soviet Union, China, Cuba, Vietnam
15% wage for rent - Soviet Union
Land Redistribution (Landback?) - Cuba, China, Soviet Union
Unions - Soviet Union, Cuba, China, Vietnam, DPRK
Free natural disaster reconstruction - DPRK
State of the art public transit - China
No electricity bill -Gaddafi Libya
No interest loans - Gaddafi Libya
On work site medical care - Soviet Union
Pre employment unemployment UBI - Gaddafi Libya
We can go on and on and on and on and on.
If one is an "anti tankie", then it must follow that one must be against these kinds of policies.
Progressives and leftists DREAM of having these things. But they're committed to being against the tankies.
They have yet to demonstrate how the masses are supposed to get these benefits by negotiating and appealing to the good graces of capitalists.
But they're TERRIFIED at the prospect that the people.may do these exact things AT GUNPOINT. As if they know those guns are meant for them.
First 7 days have come and gone. I have not skipped a single day.
Recap: each day, 5 sets 4 reps of heavy resistance of a single exersize. Bench press, pull up, or ab wheel. Each day, 3 mile bike ride from work.
I had to change things up a bit. The ab wheel hit TOOO HARD and I had to switch it up to focus on bench and pull up stuff.
Also, I did a couple days of cable bar heavy rows or dead lifts if I wasnt feeling pull ups.
Results so far: I lost 4 to 5 pounds of weight. Certain areas of my body has tightened up a little. I feel more energetic. My pull up strength has gotten much better as the 4th rep isnt AS HARD as it was at the beginning. Bench stays strong and consistent and my chest has tightened up a bit.
Nothing super duper dramatic; but so far the 3 mile bike ride mixed with 1 compound movement of heavy weight is yeilding some interesting results.
I jist finished watching Ukraine on Fire.
If the USA would do that... Then I cant even say in good confidence that the USA is even a republic.
If the USA would do that shit anywhere; then how can any of us trust the results of any American election?
I have a partner in my polycule relationship that is going to date someone from Ukraine. 😒
I have a problem. I can respect that ANY Ukrainian is likely pissed about the Donbas war and the Russian SMO.
I dont know this man. And Im already disgusted with myself for being prejudiced.
My partner is a socially progressive liberal. And they once tried taking me to task about China once before.
I told them it was best we never talked global politics.
But I will absolutely 100% lose my entire shit if my partner starts going openly rah rah for Ukraine.
My partner says they love and adore me. But they dont have a deep appreciation of me being a Tankie and they deserve to know. They deserve to understand or at least know who I am.
I cant abide a lover living in a lie and giving their love on a misunderstanding.
How do I approach this diplomatically and in good faith? Because Im probably gonna have to meet this guy and frankly... He is a Ukrainian in the US. Im being prejudiced; but I am automatically expecting this guy to obviously be against Russia and at best; reactionarily supporting Azov and Banderites simply because they're the ones fighting.
Look. There was a lot of leftists out here giving the GoP too much shine and too much rub with their claiming of the Donbass war money funneling is wrong.
If the red wave happened; they would NOT have ended the funneling of weapons and cash to the ukraine.
They would have blamed the dems for starting shit and causing a moral trap and NOW we cant pull out because we have to RELUCTANTLY fight the Russians instead of being enthusiastic about it.
And Im frankly done playing along with the anti imperialist left giving the GoP way too much credit simply because the republicans are morally lucky and currently morally advantaged.
These MAGA politicians are not some right wing populist thing that we should BELIEVE them about their whole anti war posturing. Stop. They're full of shit and just as fake as the squad and Bernie.
So Ive got depression that really saps me of my motivation.
However. Fuck it. Im gonna try for 30 days at least the LAZIEST workout routine I can think of.
Firstly. Im a janitor. I work 40 hrs a week cleaning.
Every day right now, I bike 3 miles home from work.
So. Instead of building a whole program that requires me to do several moves with several sets.
Im gonna bike home. And then do 1 move! 5 sets of 4 reps. As high of resistance my body will allow.
The other day, it was 5 sets of 4 reps wide grip pull ups.
Last night was 5 sets of 4 reps bench.
Tonight will be 5 sets of 4 ab wheels.
I dont care. Im just gonna do this exact thing for a month.
So it takes me about 20 minutes to get home and about 10 to 15 minutes to bang out these reps.
Im 189 lbs right now. Im hoping to lose 10 lbs, but im not in a rush.
Imma find the hell out and see what happens.
So by my guess, Ill be doing bench press 2 or 3 times a week as well as pull ups and ab wheels.
Ill let you all know what happens in a month. If anything; it wont be a total waste of time and maybe ill at least develop a good habit.
What use is there of shareholders, lenders, ceos, and finaciers?
Why are they absolute when it comes to shutting down production, manipulating the MOP, and calling the shots?
What is the empirical evidence of their genius or their ability that... If they were too disappear; the whole of society would be left confused, blind, and inert?
I know we all say the truth that they really are just useless parasites. But genuinely more and more; the capitalist class is looking just as vestigial as royalty and aristocrats.
What is the point of them? Cause there MUST BE at least some material benefit to them at least a little... Right?
The only thing I can think of is that boards of directors seeves as a working model of what a high ranking vanguard may look like with all the trappings of material conditions and proletarian class based ideogly being the motive of success instead of profits.
Why does anyone tolerate this arraingment?
Okay. Honestly.... It has nothing to do with voting for sentators and reps that are worth voting for. Those dont count and they're both ACTUALLY bad.
However. My state IS actually putting things on the ballot that will allow me to directly choose to amend the state constitution to either ban abortions constitutionally or... To NOT do that.
Such a thing doesnt seem like a waste of time in my view. And... 🤷♂️ It MIGHT be a good idea to also vote on judges in my state courts if they're progressive.
But I would like to maybe have some comrades weigh in on voting for judges; especially comrades who are marginalized by the police state. If I was to also vote on judges as a cracker; how do you think I should go? Vote? Dont vote? Only pick progressive judges?
Marcus Garvey... Ho Chi Mihn... George Habash and Bashar Al-Assad. Vladamir Lenin... thomas Sankara. Malcolm X. Huey Newton. Xi Jinping and Chairman Mao... Joseph Stalin. John Brown. Che Guevara. Fidel Castro. Tecumseh. Arthur Griffith. Michael Collins. Erik Honecker. And Josip Tito. Long live. Will live. Lives forever.
Inspired by a very terrible song.
...You end up knowing things. Because you know; the world is revealed to be mad. But because you knew, you end up becoming mad to the world.
I cant do it. Even if Im wrong about a particular event... Ive lost the ability to trust the opinions of people I genuinely trust or care about. I cant engage in any way with people who view the Iran protests or the HK protests or Taiwan issue or the Donbass conflict.
I must have gone insane.
I get it now. Dark Brandon is gonna cancel all student debt likely in the next two weeks to a month... Delivering it with ICBM nukes! 🤣 Cant collect a debt if all the borrowers are dead.
Kherson and the dam situatiom is getting scary.
Edit: I dont know if anyone has been keeping up to date with the conflict, but forgive me for being hysterical and paranoid, but we could be looking at a nuclear event soon.
Both Russia and NATO and Ukraine is accusing each other of being guilty of a nuclear attack that hasnt happened yet. And they're telling the same story, drawing the same conclusions, and blaming each other. Some are speculating this can happen as soon as two weeks. Im trying to be light hearted and jovial and just shit posting about student debt and all this ridiculousness. But my god... We could literally all be dead in two weeks.
Maybe I should log off. Spend the next couple weeks focusing on things that bring me joy. If Im wrong; then I havent wasted my time. If Im right; then I haven't wasted my time.
I have. And for whatever reason, FB will straight the fuck up deny me sharing a link. It will tell me flat out it is due to me being abusive. And this is me sharing info with a comrade who KNOWS my approach. My shit talking couldnt be abusive no matter how much I crank the edgey knob with this particular comrade.
Just wild, sibling. Wild.
I was thinking about that point that people bring up about military spending with the US and Im getting suspicious that the actual money spent on the US military is a mirage suggesting a capability that far far surpasses the capabilities of the next 10 near peers of the USA.
Something just doesnt add up.
The US has spent trillions on its military yet NATO and the US is having a tough time making the fight against Russia trivial.
If the money spent is any indication of capability; then it follows that besting Russia in Ukraine should be trivial. But that is not the case.
You see... I can understand designing weapons in order to kill and win wars which Im sure that is the principles of Russian and Chinese philosophy in warfare.
But what if the US is doing that... But also allowing the profit motive to have a say? Im starting to think that the USA is blowing money on overvalued systems that are AT BEST, MAYBE a tiny bit more effective than the oppositions' weapons.
It aint like Ukraine was short of capable fighters with covert NATO training and backing.
For all the trillions spent on NATO; Ukraine should have settled this conflict months ago. Ukraine should have defeated the Donbas rebellion before it could even find its footing.
For real though. What the fuck? Is the west genuinely a paper tiger in the most real sense?
Consider also colonial projects like Isntreal. With all their backing from the US; they havent managed to just bulldoze Palestine into the phantom realm. They STILL have to put in effort.
It's just very strange... The realities don't match up with the money or the talk.
The only way it makes sense is if the west develops weapons for profit first and foremost, which doesnt always mean the highest quality.
The US keeps talking about leading NATO in a counter attack against Russia if Russia uses nukes.
They keep saying this and with the recent events of Nordstream, Im becoming increasingly worried that the US is fixing to do a false flag.
And none of the US and EU's behavior have been making any sense as of late.
Just... Man. Sometimes in the grind, youre doing your thing and we take a moment to do kind things for each other.
Fuck.... Solidarity is a beautiful thing.
For those of you who are working, I hope you have a wonderful, productive, and friendly, and FAST shift.
For those who are not working, I hope you are having a productive day and may you find good fortune and a workplace full of folks who care about each other in a very real way.
And for those who arent working or not looking for work or cant work for whatever reason, I hope your day is uplifting, beautiful, and personally fulfilling!
Trump becoming president again in 2024 or Trump actually getting busted?
I think Trump getting busted might be a bit funnier and a bit more... Illuminating of the sincerity of the MAGA reactionaries.
I wanna see Trump get busted and the MAGA reactionaries do basically NOTHING in response.
...I just want my spouse and our partner to get what they need and that they get it without unequal exchwnge between nations.
I want my trans partners to get the SPECIFIC AND EXACT things they need as easily as getting a soda out of a vending machone.
I want education to teach youngsters to NOT BE ASSHOLES. You know... Teach them to not be bullies. Stop hyperventalating about CRT and teach your wild ass crotch goblins to not beat up the gender non conforming kid or beat up the immigrant kid or beat up the minority kid.
Stop LYING about medicines.
And can we PLEASE for the love of all that is fucking sacred do this shit without colonizing? Can we fucking please?!
How fucking DARE these so called patriot people DEMAND people I know and love to stick their necks out for the revolution AND THEIR SAFETY NOT BE GUWRANTEED BECAUSE THEY'RE GAY OR GENDER NONCONFORMING OR NOT WHITE?
Patriots need to STOP ACTING LIKE THE PROBLEM IS THAT THE MARGINALIZED ARE BEGGING, PLEADING, AND DEMANDING SAFETY AND MERCY AS A FUCKING DISTRACTION OR NUISANCE OR SOME PSYOP COOKED UP BY THE STATE!
I DONT GIVE A FUCK THAT THEIR LANDLORD IS TAKING 80% OF THEIR WAGES AND THEY WORK 90 HRS A WEEK. THEY AINT GETTING FUCKING MURDERED FOR JUST EXISTING.
...Fascists wanna kill the people I love. Communists are trying to look the other ways at the violence that is promised to the people that matter most to me.
I fucking hate this timeline.
Fuck communism. Strap whitey to a rocket and fire it into the fucking sun.
The drama around the new movie and the lead being Black and how crackers are crying over it has convinced me that rhe dissolution of white America, and all manner of Indigenous and Black and marginalized nationalisms are legitimate.
Reparations are legitimate. Black and Indigenous independent capital are legitimate. Black and Indigenous socialism is legitimate. Land Back is legitimate. Total defeat of white armies is legitimate. Expulsion of white people back to Europe and being excommunicated from the western hemisphere is legitimate.
The only thing whiteness understands is conflict and domination. whites deserve ZERO ACCESS to any form of land or resource or labor that involves any Indigenous or nonwhite effort.
I dont think anyone can convince me that white people want peace. The abused should be able to evict their abusers.
I cant stand it. whiteness is just insanity. Antisocial, desperately hateful madness. Its only defining characteristics is just what it supposedly isnt and what it is opposed to. A means of defining an enemy. That is all whiteness is. A retreat from humanity and a search for an enemy. Because if it didnt have an adversary, whiteness would have no concrete meaning.
If ANY self determination movement or anticolonial movenent has the ability to expel their exploiters and colonizers, not only should they, but they are obliged. And no. white people dont get a chance to understand it if and when it happens.