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What postings?! I thought ebul si si pea censors literally any critique of China ever!!#!!11


notepadqq and geany are also good alternatives, in my experience.


Something that constantly reaffirms itself with me is that the body count of dead nazis and their sympathisers is far below what it should be, both war-era and the contemporary manifestations.


[opinion / rant] The book "1984" was a massive self-own

@AgreeableLandscape’s post about the book 1984 by George Orwell just spurred my thoughts and I felt like sharing. Nothing more, just my take on it over the years: …


They vote this way because it’s a nation of soulless, immoral sociopaths who worship money and believe every conceivable human action or exchange should have a price tag attached.


“They pick the lock, they dump the whole can on the street and then as the sort through the things they want while the garbage is either on the sidewalk or out on the street,” said Public Works Acting Director Alaric Degrafinried.

Yo Alaric, just thinking out loud here but it’s almost as if material conditions for many under capitalism are so bad that they feel compelled to go digging through the rubbish of others in hope of finding food or sellable goods.


I’ve personally witnessed two rental properties in my area, each managed by different companies and each “owned” by different absentee parasites, jack their monthly rent up by $50 each over the summer. And this is nothing; I’ve read anecdotes of $100+ monthly increases at time of lease renewal in other cities, especially common when a property is transferred to a new owner (assuming the tenants don’t simply get an eviction order).

Housing conglomerates seem to collude with each other, maintaining rent demands at roughly equivalent levels to ensure nobody gets too good of a deal in their area (the “market rate”). They keep watch on an area’s median wages and incomes, ensuring 25-50% of everything the tenants make through endless toil goes directly to their coffers and whatever meager crumbs get tossed to the working class from the political oligarchy over the years are quickly snatched up as well.

Among the lowest paid workers it’s also possible, due to decades of stagnant wages and uncontrolled rent increases in all directions as properties are steadily bought up and consolidated over time, that someone could be trapped in their current housing as prices of everything increase around them to the point that their income no longer passes the 3x or 4x income-to-rent ratio check, effectively making them immobile.

In my observed case, to absorb a $50 rent hike while also accounting for income taxes, the tenant would need an immediate roughly $.50/hour wage increase. Good fucking luck negotiating literally any kind of raise for any reason with your masters.


It’s been said his account could’ve been banned at multiple points in the last few years since it literally violated Twitter terms of use on many occasions. Wish it would’ve happened, then maybe he could’ve fucked off to Gab or Parler or some other right-wing garbage dump where his bullshit belonged.


Yea it looks like just another troll, I believe it has happened before for a bit until the miserable fuck gets bored or found and banned. Definitely more noticeable here because of the small userbase and lower post activity (compared to chapo.chat or the old reddit forums).

I’m also less than thrilled over the recent federation with lemmy.ml and the obnoxious liberal and blatant trolling/reactionary shit some of those users have spewed into lemmygrad crossposts. I’d think the recent streak of downvoting here to be from one of them considering the variety of insufferable centrist, anti-communist, and radlib sentiments I’ve seen expressed there.


This is the best caricature of the hysterical racist Westerner hatemobs on that trashfire site that I’ve seen yet, like a page from reddit.txt was taken and updated for 2020. Even the wildly exaggerated numbers are not looking too far off after seeing some of the topics created this past year.


The actual tragedy being that the communists didn’t have necromancers to raise these assholes from the dead so they could be shot again.


Everything in this video is absolute truth as is the eye-catching title, by definition. Word is that this video was partly censored by Google in that it won’t show in search results or recommendations, you would need to be on Second Thought’s channel or directly linked to see it.

America is a fucking shitshow.


I listened to that podcast, it was fucking insufferable. I knew nothing about its creator then but something about the way he presented it - his choice of words maybe, or the vibe of one of those fucking prepper assholes he gave off - I just couldn’t stand it. There seemed to be almost a glee in his foretelling of societal breakdown, and one or two of what I interpreted as almost anti-leftist remarks woven in. He also had a bunch of doomer fanboys on some left-ish subreddits (especially /r/collapse) who would fellate him any time social disorder was brought up.

Anyway I got a pretty clear libertarian/anarchist vibe from his podcast and these tweets have driven it home.


Really well done and comprehensive article on this fascist police state. As the regression of labor rights and working conditions have demonstrated since the industrial age, any technology or tools that are controlled by capital-serving entities will always, inevitably lead to dystopian hellscapes like this.


Jasper Mobile Home Park is run by Robert Ripley and his management company, Texas PMR. Ripley has been attempting to run residents out the community in order to flip the property into something more profitable, and has utilized BCES to carry out this task. BCES provides a way for landlords to sidestep the state’s eviction process, which has been mostly on hold during the coronavirus pandemic.

They have gone as far as to recently crush the home of a resident while they were in the hospital with all of their belongings inside of it.

residents have reported some of these were crushed with live pets still remaining in them.

Jesus fucking christ, reading this and all the other heinous shit committed against the residents in the name of capital, my blood is about to boil. If this hasn’t kicked shit off by now I can only say the residents of that trailer park have the fucking patience of saints, and that motherfucker Robert Ripley of Texas PMR deserves a slow fucking death after watching his own house get bulldozed. Where I’m at in my life and the way shit is going I would’ve been out for this this parasite’s fucking blood if that happened to me, and his god damn head would be on a pike by sunset at the gates to the trailer park.

residents of Jasper Mobile Home Park in Northeast San Antonio and their supporters rallied outside of the office of Bexar County Eviction Services (BCES) to protest Helen Klonek, the owner of BCES, who has collaborated with the management of the mobile home park to intimidate residents into leaving through the use of bogus eviction notices and other threatening tactics.

After crying, she told the activists that, “This is just business” and, “People gotta make money,” referring to the mobile home residents as “peons” before driving away.

No, you fucking cockroach piece of shit, you don’t need money, you need the gulag or the fucking wall. You’re lucky you weren’t torn apart by the very people you’re actively trying to make homeless and you have absolutely fucking nothing to cry about.

These oppressed people made two mistakes during their demonstration, letting that fucking lady leave her landlords-r-us eviction assistance business on functioning legs, and not setting the business on fire immediately after. I cannot even fucking believe the shit I am reading. How the absolute fuck is there not a riot in progress over everything in that article? Is this all psychological learned helplessness from decades of abuse and oppression?

God damn the USA and death to capitalism.


At the jobs I’ve had where anti-union shit was part of the “training” videos, they were always the longest videos, exceeding the length of all the other training videos and having scripts with the most hokey cringeworthy scenarios conceivable. They made the unionizers look and act like these sinister con artist salespeople types, presented the not-yet-unionized employees as victims of lies and coercion and toward the end had them tell the audience how they can just gO To ThEiR MaNAgEr with all their problems and pay raise requests because that definitely works and the private capitalist company is just oh so empathetic and generous!

The last place that had this shit in orientation lowballed all the positions’ wages for the nature and importance of the work, offered zero benefits to speak of outside the usual dogshit health insurance plans (literally zero, no vacation time, no PTO, no paid holidays, your only compensation was your hourly wage), were always short staffed due to constant turnover, had horrible management, and never gave raises for any reason.


It is objectively good to destroy an icon that represents immorality, slavery, endless warmongering, violence of all forms, hypocrisy, greed, and selfishness among countless other vices.

As a bonus every time something like this happens, right-wingers have aneurysms after Fox “News” have to waste time and effort manufacturing outrage over it.


Some time in the future after humanity has collectively awakened to the nature of slavery and cruelty inflicted on it by capitalism and its attendant institutions of oppression, and abolished both, I hope historians and descendant communists look back on this period and remember and condemn capitalism and the fiction of money as the tools of barbarism that they are, until humanity’s last breath is drawn.

If I were religiously inclined, my one and only hope (regardless how this plays out) would be for the careerist millionaire neoliberal politicians who ultimately allowed this to happen, the banking system and landlord parasites, the shitstain street pigs who enforce their rules, and all the right-wing bootlicker motherfuckers who take up arms to support these oppressive institutions, to all burn in the hottest fucking fires of hell until the end of time.

Like if I could just Thanos snap every breathing soul of those fucking groups out of existence I would do it without a moment of hesitation. I am beyond the point of rage and I am so fucking done with this entire system.


Great economic model we have here, no enablement of waste or unnecessary pollution for frivolous bullshit at all. Same system that incentivized asshat airlines like this to fly planes empty back in early summer to avoid losing flight slots at airports in absence of mArKEt dEmANd (and thus keeping the line god pleased).


Someone on olde CTH once said it was referring to a ‘normal’ ratio on tweets of 10+ likes/hearts for every 1 comment/reply, but if you said some really stupid or inflammatory shit you’d see that ratio plunge to 1:1 or worse indicating there was a great deal more talk than simple liking and moving on and that the tweet was probably not well received, thus “ratio’d”


From that date, any provision of service to distribute or maintain the WeChat or TikTok mobile applications, constituent code, or application updates through an online mobile application store in the U.S. will be prohibited, the order said.

Sounds like a common region block that regressive copyright parasites love so dearly. You could presumably use a VPN to force a non-US Apple or Google store to load where the app should still be available.

If it gets you to the download and your account doesn’t get punished for ‘suspicious activity’ or whatever, I imagine you’d need to keep the VPN around to fetch future updates for the app.


Second Thought makes a clear, easily understood and unapologetic talk about the fascist threat that has been growing in USA for several decades. …