“Have these gentlemen ever seen a revolution? A revolution is certainly the most authoritarian thing there is; it is the act whereby one part of the population imposes its will upon the other part by means of rifles, bayonets and cannon”

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  • frippa@lemmy.mltoAsklemmy@lemmy.mlAre you a 'tankie'
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    14 days ago

    And they sometimes get called “tankies” too by people to the right of them. That’s why I both think it’s a useless term (if everybody is a tankie, then nobody is) and why I think I fall in the definition (as most leftists do, I’ve seen pretty mild social democrats being called “tankies” by liberals)

    Plus ultimately these blanket descriptions are pretty useless IMO, you’ll find extremely heated debates between “tankies” themselves on many topics, there’s no consensus, and there are many different ideologies “tankies” subscribe to. It would be like saying that Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians and Greens are all the same thing. We could call them “dronies” maybe.










  • frippa@lemmy.mltoGenZedongWtf I love AI now
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    29 days ago

    For real, I feel like 99.9% of what people say are “AI problems” (datamining, polluting the web) can be attributed mainly to our rotten late-capitalist society and the fact that the entities who are developing said AIs are for-profit companies. In China we see AI used for good, mainly in industry, because it’s actually well-regulated and not entirely left in the hands of oligarchs.

    IMO AI (not only GPT chatbots) can be extremely beneficial to society, if just we abolished the profit motive.