I will say that it makes me incredibly uncomfortable that Rainer seems to be close to PatSocs, and this is something I have discussed with him before. But when I read his facebook posts, his followers don’t seem afraid to call him out when he says something that is wrong or worth of criticism.
I think calling people liberals and wreckers can be a fair label, but that overuse of it can as you say, push others away.
I’m not you and I haven’t had your experiences, but I haven’t seen any of his followers picking those examples that you mention. Not denying that isn’t a possibility, just I haven’t seen it.
From Rainer’s perspective, I understand his point of view that allowing neoliberals to coopt movements rather than having marxists organize and lead can seem like communism and landback are being delegitimized, and that we must first and foremost not lose communists to democrats, so to speak, and we must take heed of those who channel criticism of capitalism into criticism of socialists. I don’t fully agree with Rainer, speaking as a POC myself, but I tend to find him in at least good faith.
An illegal invasion is when Russia liberates Ukraine after NATO used it as a fleshlight to bomb Russia for a decade and expected Russia to turn the other cheek.
You sure as shit would be pissed if China started setting up hundreds of millions of dollars of military equipment in Mexico and started shelling Texas for 8 goddamn years, banning the English language and committing ethnic cleansing of people with American and European heritage in Mexico, killing thousands as the world turned a blind eye and blamed the U.S.
Its a web-series created by Vivziepop, set in the same universe as her upcoming series, Hazbin Hotel.
Hazbin Hotel is a adult musical/black comedy/action/drama animated series that takes place in Hell. Hell is overpopulated, so every year special angels called Exterminators are sent from Heaven to Hell to randomly and wantonly kill any/all demons they come across.
Hell is ruled by Lucifer and the wealthy aristocratic Goetia, and then in third place are the Overlords, powerful demons that are usually former sinners who have acquired great supernatural power and influence upon death and arriving in Hell.
Charlie Morningstar is the daughter of Lucifer and the Princess of Hell. In stark contrast to her father, Charlie is an upbeat, optimistic, caring, sincere, precious and mostly peaceful. Her idea is that to stop the yearly purges of demons, she wants to start a Hotel that will act as a therapeutic resort to allow former sinners to redeem themselves and ascend to Heaven, so that way Hell won’t be overpopulated and the yearly purges will stop.
Her idea is often ridiculed and dismissed as childish and naive, yet her hotel will be bankrolled by one of the most powerful and respected and feared overlords, the Radio Demon Alastor. He almost definitely has ulterior motives, but he’s content with the humor that sinners failing to redeem themselves will bring.
Helluva Boss is more of a action spinoff about a team of for hire Assassins that will assassinate any human or even demon for the right price.
I’m currently having an extremely depressing day, for mostly unknown reasons. Usually, my friends and family tell me I’m the strongest and toughest person they know, a mountain by comparison. Yet, even I struggle with suicidal and depressive thoughts.
Don’t worry, I’m not going to hurt myself or anything. It just sucks.
I was recently diagnosed as having Borderline Personality Disorder, after I suspected myself of having it for the better part of 8 years now.
I’ve been doing a metric shit-ton better for myself over the past several years than I ever have before, but regardless, it still sucks sometimes.
I’m not asking for all the stock advice or wisdom or fortune cookie proverb stuff, I’ve heard and read it all before.
Sometimes I paradoxically like to feel sad and miserable, because it reminds me I’m still alive and I have skin in the future of this hellworld.
Even though I’m 25, sometimes I feel like I’m still 17, and I’m always told I’m extremely wise beyond my years and “an old soul”.
Being male and partially non-binary, and being diagnosed with BPD, is still extremely weird to me.
I think lots of people make the mistake of thinking that life has to evolve in Earth-like conditions or to our standards.
I agree that is more likely, but we are our only frame of reference and the sample size is quite large. I’m more or less confident that life is out there, but I’m not sure if we’ll discover it in time before capitalism is overthrown or leads to planetary extinction.
If it puts your mind at ease, multiple scientists think its only a matter of time before we discover alien life on other planets, decades or even years from now.
I’m currently developing ideas I have for a story that takes place on a water world. I’m not sure if I want it to become a script for a tv series, video games, comics, but most likely a novel series.
Imagine something similar to Star Trek and Mass Effect mixed with elements of Destiny, Ben 10, Avatar, and Halo.
I find Neptune to be utterly fascinating. Ever since I was a kid, I always felt this mysterious attraction to it, like a calling.
And I’m not just saying this because the latest Destiny 2 expansion takes place on Neptune.
I also only recently learned that Neptune is an “ice giant.”
Meaning that despite being primarily made of gas, the extreme atmospheric pressures and varied temperatures mean that the deeper you go into the planet, at a certain point that gasses become so compact that it becomes almost like a liquid mix, and that Neptune itself has a rocky core under thousands of miles of searing winds, methane, water ice, and raining diamonds.
One of my ideas, even though its very unlikely, is to claim refugee/asylum status in China. Since Latinos and leftists are often persecuted in the U.S., and China might want to improve their PR image in accepting refugees from the barbaric shithole known as Amerikkka.
I’m at a loss for words. I’d also hope if I somehow got a job in China, I could bring my family as dependents.
I have a cocktail of mental disorders that prevent me from holding employment though. I’m not physically disabled and I’m not mentally handicapped, and I could still try to work if I could.
Isn’t saying that you don’t think Americans can battle our own imperialism kind of the same as you saying that we shouldn’t worship Sakai-like book worship and that people are often more than their apparent material conditions, and we shouldn’t be revolutionary defeatists? If we don’t try addressing internal imperialism, that makes it harder on the rest of the proletariat around the globe. Maybe not the exact same, but its the same general idea.
His reasoning is that even in times of crisis and with little options, the Bolsheviks (yes, the material conditions between then and now aren’t anywhere near the same) would work alongside reactionary trade-unions, if and when they had no choice. I don’t think that is necessary for the moment though.
After re-reading your third paragraph, I think you have some good points.
I will say he rightfully decries liberals, but as you say, his tacit support for Rage Against the War Machine can definitely be a case of actions speaking louder than words.