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Gropey Joe says Ukraine must clean up corruption before it can join NATO.
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 14, 2021:
You have Joe Derangement Syndrome!
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 14, 2021:
@Tom81 I don't like Biden, but at least I don't have the affliction that you and @Edgework suffer from!
How to spot a moral panic.
Hanno comments on Jun 12, 2021:
There are more laws against teachers sexually abusing kids than schools sexually abusing kids… according to your logic we are in a “moral panic” about sexual abuse of children….
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 14, 2021:
@Hanno "There are more laws against teachers sexually abusing kids than schools sexually abusing kids" For starters, this is false. But despite your faulty analogy, your comparison to South Africa gets us to the heart of the matter. When we follow your logic to its conclusion, CRT is just a dog whistle representing any aspirations for civil rights. Which brings our discourse back to desegregation in the US, no foreign case studies needed.
How to spot a moral panic.
Hanno comments on Jun 12, 2021:
There are more laws against teachers sexually abusing kids than schools sexually abusing kids… according to your logic we are in a “moral panic” about sexual abuse of children….
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 12, 2021:
That's false on many levels.
How to spot a moral panic.
Alysandir comments on Jun 11, 2021:
So it's a moral panic to create fire breaks before the next wildfire is started. Instead, we should wait for the wildfire to be good and raging hot before we think about how we're going to contain it. Interesting strategy.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 12, 2021:
@wolfhnd There's little evidence? Can you at least admit that housing policy during the FDR administration was racist?
How to spot a moral panic.
Tom81 comments on Jun 11, 2021:
Maybe because people have seen what Mao's cultural revolution led to, and they're trying to prevent that from happening again. Learn some real world history instead of Agitprop indoctrination
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 12, 2021:
@Tom81 You don't even know what it is.
Young right-wing operative campaigning against critical race theory can't name one text.
Sensrhim4hizvewz comments on Jun 11, 2021:
Are you implying that everyone needs to read and memorize CRT in order to campaign against it? Do you have to commit a murder to know murder is wrong??
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 11, 2021:
No, literally just name one text, author, or otherwise be able to correctly define it. To use your example, if you want to avoid doing wrong, e.g. a murder, you have to understand what a murder is.
How to spot a moral panic.
Tom81 comments on Jun 11, 2021:
Maybe because people have seen what Mao's cultural revolution led to, and they're trying to prevent that from happening again. Learn some real world history instead of Agitprop indoctrination
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 11, 2021:
@Tom81 I long for the day when we treat each other by the content of our character and our arguments, not the color of our flags.
How to spot a moral panic.
Tom81 comments on Jun 11, 2021:
Maybe because people have seen what Mao's cultural revolution led to, and they're trying to prevent that from happening again. Learn some real world history instead of Agitprop indoctrination
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 11, 2021:
@Tom81 You are a bit dim, eh?
How to spot a moral panic.
Sensrhim4hizvewz comments on Jun 11, 2021:
A society decides to fight back against satanic CRT and they are in "moral panic"? The only ones in moral panic are the CRT/Intersectionalists because they have no morals!
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 11, 2021:
Not a moral panic. Not critical race theory. You all are bad with definitions.
Young right-wing operative campaigning against critical race theory can't name one text.
sqeptiq comments on Jun 11, 2021:
Kendi wrote its bible!
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 11, 2021:
@sqeptiq I bet you can't name one actual text either!
How to spot a moral panic.
Tom81 comments on Jun 11, 2021:
Maybe because people have seen what Mao's cultural revolution led to, and they're trying to prevent that from happening again. Learn some real world history instead of Agitprop indoctrination
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 11, 2021:
Here's some history: this moral panic, and this conservative movement, grew out of the fight against desegregation in the US. They've been calling any push for civil rights for Black people communism since then. Never mind that their narrative took a big hit with the end of the Soviet Union. But it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks.
Young right-wing operative campaigning against critical race theory can't name one text.
sqeptiq comments on Jun 11, 2021:
Kendi wrote its bible!
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 11, 2021:
Not critical race theory.
Clueless Federalist Reporter Gets Schooled on Post-WWII History [twitter.com]
Tom81 comments on Jun 11, 2021:
@WilyRickWiles You need schooling in post WW2 history yourself, as you're pretty clueless when it comes to the oppressive, authoritarian system you have a hard on for
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 11, 2021:
I am pretty clueless--I don't know what system you're talking about--because I surely have not been starting any conversations about it!
How to spot a moral panic.
govols comments on Jun 11, 2021:
It isn't really about teaching CRT so much as teaching almost everything through the lens of CRT, queering the curricula, or decolonizing maths. It the viewing of every fucking thing through Critical Theories of whatever sort that's the issue.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 11, 2021:
You just made up a very ill-defined (so much so that we can't even have a discussion of its merits) problem that does not exist. Which is the point.
I'm pretty sure I want to go to a White House event just so I can not stand when Biden walks into ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 10, 2021:
Oh no, you have BDS! Biden Derangement Syndrome.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 11, 2021:
@Beachslim Must be contagious!
Do any of you feel betrayed after defending the uber-wealthy and now finding out that they don't ...
Beachslim comments on Jun 10, 2021:
Nope. Taxes are theft!
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 10, 2021:
@wolfhnd I mean if you're just accumulating assets, charging rents, receiving passive income, neither you nor your investments are making capital expenditures, and you're capturing power over politics, public goods, and labor while not paying taxes, I'd say you're not productive!
I'm pretty sure I want to go to a White House event just so I can not stand when Biden walks into ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 10, 2021:
Oh no, you have BDS! Biden Derangement Syndrome.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 10, 2021:
@Tom81 You just keep making things up!
I'm pretty sure I want to go to a White House event just so I can not stand when Biden walks into ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 10, 2021:
Oh no, you have BDS! Biden Derangement Syndrome.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 10, 2021:
@Tom81 Haven't we been over this already? Are you still confused?
NEW VIDEO - Naomi Osaka is the most privileged athlete on the planet, and is unwittingly using that ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 10, 2021:
News flash: you aren't entitled to anything from celebrities. I know it's a big wake up call but you'll be happier thinking about them less. Trust me.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 10, 2021:
@sqeptiq I pity that celebrities, especially Black ones, live rent free in your head!
NEW VIDEO - Naomi Osaka is the most privileged athlete on the planet, and is unwittingly using that ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 10, 2021:
News flash: you aren't entitled to anything from celebrities. I know it's a big wake up call but you'll be happier thinking about them less. Trust me.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 10, 2021:
@pbuck0145 Anyone is fair game for criticism. But does "I'm offended because a celebrity did or did not say or do something I feel entitled to" really count as criticism? Or is it just whining like a baby?
QAnon was the real human traffickers all along [vice.com]
Ranticore comments on Jun 10, 2021:
By Vice News, no less. One of the liberal social justice warrior's mouth pieces. Words are violence, men are women are men bullshit. Gender pay gap, white people are the collective antichrist. Paid for by gracious donations from the one and only George Soros. Move along; nothing to see here.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 10, 2021:
Oh the blissful ignorance of following right-wing speech codes.
QAnon was the real human traffickers all along [vice.com]
sqeptiq comments on Jun 10, 2021:
You're actually claiming that Q carried out the only human trafficking that's ever occurred. 😄 The more I see of you and @JacksonNought, the more I'm convinced you're both actually mentally ill.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 10, 2021:
It's called an expression--kind of like when people like you call liberals or leftists "the real racists." It does not imply that they are the only ones, ever in history, though it does imply that some of the specific political accusations might be misdirected.
Do any of you feel betrayed after defending the uber-wealthy and now finding out that they don't ...
Beachslim comments on Jun 10, 2021:
Nope. Taxes are theft!
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 10, 2021:
@Beachslim What's an honest living in your mind?
Do any of you feel betrayed after defending the uber-wealthy and now finding out that they don't ...
Beachslim comments on Jun 10, 2021:
Nope. Taxes are theft!
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 10, 2021:
@Beachslim A professional who lives in the US. That does not make me a government employee.
Slippery slope
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 10, 2021:
Maybe you should ask an importer of US shale oil!
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 10, 2021:
@KeVince Not interested.
Do any of you feel betrayed after defending the uber-wealthy and now finding out that they don't ...
Beachslim comments on Jun 10, 2021:
Nope. Taxes are theft!
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 10, 2021:
@wolfhnd As a professional in the US and not, e.g. a gig worker, yes, I am somewhat complicit in that system. Though I try to be as aware of that system as much I can, work against it, and minimize my harm as much as possible. At the same time, I am not a member of the corporate elite, so I have no real power. And to be clear, I'm not making claims of individual morality, as you did against me. While I did not go into details here, I am making a commentary on the material reality of our political economy (i.e. the system, not individuals, and material, not ideological). More here. https://idw.community/group/JokesMemes/discussion/233446/the-right-get-government-out-of-housing-also-the-right-no-not-like-that-hey-heres-a-new-mo
The right: Get government out of housing! Also the right: No, not like that! Hey, here's a new ...
Penrodster comments on Jun 10, 2021:
There is a disturbing buy up by a bunch of different investment groups. This with the $6 Trillion corporate welfare transportation bill indicates a sudden downturn to the economy coming.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 10, 2021:
But regardless of who has hegemony, the centrality of real estate to the economy isn't changing under capitalism.
The right: Get government out of housing! Also the right: No, not like that! Hey, here's a new ...
Penrodster comments on Jun 10, 2021:
There is a disturbing buy up by a bunch of different investment groups. This with the $6 Trillion corporate welfare transportation bill indicates a sudden downturn to the economy coming.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 10, 2021:
The housing buy-up IS the economy. If you have assets, you charge rents, take advantage of overseas labor, and accumulate more assets, backstopped by the Fed, so a downturn is unlikely unless capitalism fails. If you don't, you're a servant. Your choices: be happy, hate capitalism, or struggle for hegemony vs. the corporate elite on behalf of private capital.
Do any of you feel betrayed after defending the uber-wealthy and now finding out that they don't ...
FrankZeleniuk comments on Jun 10, 2021:
I've known for a long time that if you have money and you want to keep it you need to retain a tax lawyer and a tax accountant. Thubut I s you can avoid over-paying on all your taxes. Even the upper middle class has the luxury of employing experts to minimize their taxes. I really don't see why ...
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 10, 2021:
What thinking exactly are you commenting on? All I did was post a link and shame you all a little bit. I didn't share any analysis of our political economy.
Do any of you feel betrayed after defending the uber-wealthy and now finding out that they don't ...
Beachslim comments on Jun 10, 2021:
Nope. Taxes are theft!
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 10, 2021:
@Beachslim You're such a good servant!
Do any of you feel betrayed after defending the uber-wealthy and now finding out that they don't ...
Beachslim comments on Jun 10, 2021:
Nope. Taxes are theft!
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 10, 2021:
But they're not taxpayers 🤔
As black gun ownership rises, the left claims 2A is racist- [bearingarms.com]
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 9, 2021:
FTFY: liberals. Because the only good gun is a gun defending corporate property and enforcing segregation.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 9, 2021:
@SpikeTalon There has never been gun equality and there certainly will not be under neofeudalism. Institutional legal documents don't exist in a theoretical vacuum.
As black gun ownership rises, the left claims 2A is racist- [bearingarms.com]
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 9, 2021:
FTFY: liberals. Because the only good gun is a gun defending corporate property and enforcing segregation.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 9, 2021:
@SpikeTalon Documents are products of institutional history.
As black gun ownership rises, the left claims 2A is racist- [bearingarms.com]
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 9, 2021:
FTFY: liberals. Because the only good gun is a gun defending corporate property and enforcing segregation.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 9, 2021:
Though, of course the history of this country, including its legal documents, is racist LOL.
I'll say it again, why don't we just go back to the idea, that was common 100 years ago?
Tom81 comments on Jun 7, 2021:
What about the communist idea - you work, and you still starve?
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 8, 2021:
@Tom81 Well what a convenient exception you've set up for your argument! I'll see myself out.
I'll say it again, why don't we just go back to the idea, that was common 100 years ago?
Tom81 comments on Jun 7, 2021:
What about the communist idea - you work, and you still starve?
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 8, 2021:
@Tom81 Funny how the list of "starving" countries overlaps with the ones that the US is trying to starve.
I'll say it again, why don't we just go back to the idea, that was common 100 years ago?
Tom81 comments on Jun 7, 2021:
What about the communist idea - you work, and you still starve?
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 7, 2021:
Sounds like capitalism to me!
BoycottNorthFace! GoWokeGoBroke Fossil fuel industry mocks 'virtue-signalling' North Face Sky ...
sqeptiq comments on Jun 6, 2021:
Don't clothescuck yourself with WokeFace!
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 6, 2021:
WokeFace is CANCELLED! Stay trad or go bad like the devil!
Jeff's Chirpty
Weltansicht comments on Jun 4, 2021:
all aboard
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 4, 2021:
@RubyFord Very selectively compiled.
Report: 'White Fragility' author DiAngelo won't respond to offer to debate famed African human ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 4, 2021:
Grifter refuses to debate grifter. News at 11.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 4, 2021:
@SpikeTalon Not a critical race theorist though!
Now you can oppress tranimals even while using their pronouns
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 4, 2021:
You're so oppressed!
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 4, 2021:
@sqeptiq Oh no, someone's wrong on the internet!
Fashion magazines aren't what they used to be!
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 3, 2021:
Triggered?
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 4, 2021:
@Weltansicht Millionaires aren't wealthy. And who brought up communism?
Fashion magazines aren't what they used to be!
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 3, 2021:
Triggered?
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 4, 2021:
@Weltansicht Proud McCarthyist, eh?
Fashion magazines aren't what they used to be!
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 3, 2021:
Triggered?
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 3, 2021:
@A1fredo Sounds like you're triggered.
Patriots dot win
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 3, 2021:
Meritocracy is a liberal fairy tale.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 3, 2021:
@govols My point: liberals tell the fairy tale of meritocracy to rationalize the contradictions of neoliberalism. Neoliberalism is the dominant system. Meritocracy is the false story they tell to maintain its legitimacy.
Patriots dot win
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 3, 2021:
Meritocracy is a liberal fairy tale.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 3, 2021:
@govols You can always check a dictionary.
Patriots dot win
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 3, 2021:
Meritocracy is a liberal fairy tale.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 3, 2021:
@govols Glad you concede that it's the result of a fairy tale, though, even if you think it stems from utopian egalitarianism rather than a rationalization of the existing elite.
Patriots dot win
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 3, 2021:
Meritocracy is a liberal fairy tale.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 3, 2021:
@govols Meritocracy is a euphemism for the dominant system of neoliberalism--and a fairy tale if taken seriously as an ideology.
Patriots dot win
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 3, 2021:
Meritocracy is a liberal fairy tale.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 3, 2021:
@govols I'm talking about a dominant system in the real world that calls itself meritocracy. You're talking about a fairy tale idea in your imagination, and then contrasting with two opposing ideas that I did not bring up. We are not the same.
Patriots dot win
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 3, 2021:
Meritocracy is a liberal fairy tale.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 3, 2021:
@govols How can I be more clear? My original comment stated that meritocracy, the subject of the meme in the original post, does not exist (and is liberal). With the first word ("No") of your response, you disagreed. I countered with the example of Bill Gates, one of the most powerful figures in the liberal establishment, which purports to be a meritocracy. A meritocracy implies a society that rewards people according to their abilities, with the implication that there is opportunity for most people willing to work hard enough to become skilled. So my example mentioned how Gates's success did not come from hard work. And to be clear, it had nothing to do with his ability, whether you think that is innate or the result of hard work. You also expressed opposition to the ideas of "equality and blank slate theory," which had nothing to do with what I wrote, aside from perhaps the implication that society is (or should be?) a meritocracy based on innate ability rather equal opportunity. To that, I countered by mentioning how Gates's success did not come from his genes.
Patriots dot win
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 3, 2021:
Meritocracy is a liberal fairy tale.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 3, 2021:
@govols Gates's powerful parents were able to communicate a path to the elite to their son along with the financial and social means to execute it. Once realized, he took up the mantle of that system and its reproduction.
Patriots dot win
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 3, 2021:
Meritocracy is a liberal fairy tale.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 3, 2021:
@govols Nor is it a coincidence that many of the mainstream institutions of power are a legacy of the first industrialists in the northeast US.
Patriots dot win
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 3, 2021:
Meritocracy is a liberal fairy tale.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 3, 2021:
@govols Bill Gates didn't become powerful because of his genes or his hard work.
What is "Critical Race Theory"?
Penrodster comments on Jun 2, 2021:
Makes me wonder about the implicit bias against gun ownership. That was a town that should have been armed.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 3, 2021:
@Penrodster I'm confused, you seem to agree with me, so why accuse me of playing dumb and cheerleading? E.g. They SHOULD have had more arms, but there are EXPLICIT systemic reasons why they could not. I'm not cheerleading at all--not sure where you got that from. That accusation is what threw me off--thought you must be turning my argument around to make a claim that white people are being oppressed (like most of the others here).
What is "Critical Race Theory"?
Penrodster comments on Jun 2, 2021:
Makes me wonder about the implicit bias against gun ownership. That was a town that should have been armed.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 3, 2021:
@Penrodster Play dumb? I'm the only person naming the systemic forces! The rest of you are in fantasy land. "In theory Black people could have more guns and be protected!"
What is "Critical Race Theory"?
sqeptiq comments on Jun 2, 2021:
CRT teaches that all the races are the same and that all nice and nasty things need to be evenly distributed across all races for fairness' sake. So since blacks are 13% of the US population, they need to be 13% of the math professors on the nice side and 13% of the jailbirds on the nasty side. But ...
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 3, 2021:
@sqeptiq Huh? Do you actually think university boards are full of critical race theorists?
What is "Critical Race Theory"?
Penrodster comments on Jun 2, 2021:
Makes me wonder about the implicit bias against gun ownership. That was a town that should have been armed.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 3, 2021:
@RobBlair Ah yes, I'm sure that would have gone well. Surely they would have been able to amass the necessary arsenal (including anti-aircraft weapons) before a preemptive strike or arms race. At the end of the day, the problem is that the racist white terrorists have much of the state on their side.
What is "Critical Race Theory"?
Penrodster comments on Jun 2, 2021:
Makes me wonder about the implicit bias against gun ownership. That was a town that should have been armed.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 3, 2021:
@Penrodster What rights would those be?
What is "Critical Race Theory"?
sqeptiq comments on Jun 2, 2021:
CRT teaches that all the races are the same and that all nice and nasty things need to be evenly distributed across all races for fairness' sake. So since blacks are 13% of the US population, they need to be 13% of the math professors on the nice side and 13% of the jailbirds on the nasty side. But ...
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 2, 2021:
@sqeptiq Neither do leftists or critical race theorists.
What is "Critical Race Theory"?
Penrodster comments on Jun 2, 2021:
Makes me wonder about the implicit bias against gun ownership. That was a town that should have been armed.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 2, 2021:
@73jazzbass Care to explain how?
Father destroys Critical Race Theory in heartwarming video with daughter A video, depicting a ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 2, 2021:
Can you explain what Critical Race Theory is?
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 2, 2021:
@adriaan23 The only thing vague (in the sense of broadly playing to people's racist biases) is the conservative moral panic about it.
What is "Critical Race Theory"?
sqeptiq comments on Jun 2, 2021:
CRT teaches that all the races are the same and that all nice and nasty things need to be evenly distributed across all races for fairness' sake. So since blacks are 13% of the US population, they need to be 13% of the math professors on the nice side and 13% of the jailbirds on the nasty side. But ...
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 2, 2021:
@sqeptiq Sure if your definition is "any guy who talks about race."
What is "Critical Race Theory"?
sqeptiq comments on Jun 2, 2021:
CRT teaches that all the races are the same and that all nice and nasty things need to be evenly distributed across all races for fairness' sake. So since blacks are 13% of the US population, they need to be 13% of the math professors on the nice side and 13% of the jailbirds on the nasty side. But ...
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 2, 2021:
@sqeptiq Say what you will about Kendi, but he is not even a critical race theorist.
What is "Critical Race Theory"?
RobBlair comments on Jun 2, 2021:
Critical Race Theory: - "Defund the Police" movement pushed by the ironically named Black Lives Matter movement - Rising murder rates against blacks is ignored while black squares on social media signal obedience - Black police officers belittled by white teenage girls - Segregation of ...
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 2, 2021:
@RobBlair Like I said.
What is "Critical Race Theory"?
Penrodster comments on Jun 2, 2021:
Makes me wonder about the implicit bias against gun ownership. That was a town that should have been armed.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 2, 2021:
It goes to show that gun rights only truly exist for the dominant social group (largely conservative white men of the petit bourgeoisie) whose acts of terrorism have the tacit support of the state because they serve to maintain the status quo hierarchy--a.k.a. "law and order." Also minorities are inherently vulnerable to this sort of thing based on having fewer numbers alone.
What is "Critical Race Theory"?
RobBlair comments on Jun 2, 2021:
Critical Race Theory: - "Defund the Police" movement pushed by the ironically named Black Lives Matter movement - Rising murder rates against blacks is ignored while black squares on social media signal obedience - Black police officers belittled by white teenage girls - Segregation of ...
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 2, 2021:
That's what I thought. It has nothing to do with the specific theory that goes by that name and everything to do with dog whistling opposition to any study, speech, or policy that advances civil rights. Just rehashed racism and "cultural Marxism" type narratives from the desegregation battles when modern conservatism was born.
Father destroys Critical Race Theory in heartwarming video with daughter A video, depicting a ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 2, 2021:
Can you explain what Critical Race Theory is?
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 2, 2021:
You'd think for such an urgent ideological threat someone would be able to describe it!
Father destroys Critical Race Theory in heartwarming video with daughter A video, depicting a ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 2, 2021:
Can you explain what Critical Race Theory is?
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 2, 2021:
@w0tn0t I want to know what you all think it is. Because it wasn't really a big thing until your moral panic started. I suspect that you 1. Don't know what it is and 2. Are using it as a dog whistle for the usual grab bag of things conservatives haven't liked since the days of Jim Crow segregation.
Father destroys Critical Race Theory in heartwarming video with daughter A video, depicting a ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 2, 2021:
Can you explain what Critical Race Theory is?
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 2, 2021:
@w0tn0t What's the theory?
Father destroys Critical Race Theory in heartwarming video with daughter A video, depicting a ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 2, 2021:
Can you explain what Critical Race Theory is?
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 2, 2021:
@w0tn0t To be indoctrination, there must be a doctrine... so what is it?
Father destroys Critical Race Theory in heartwarming video with daughter A video, depicting a ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 2, 2021:
Can you explain what Critical Race Theory is?
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 2, 2021:
@sackClothProphet Wasn't asking you, but you kind of proved my point. I doubt any of you can actually explain in your own words what it is.
Why You SHOULD Boo “Take A Knee” [youtu.be]
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 1, 2021:
It must be exhausting to be a reactionary.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 2, 2021:
@Tom81 Why is it off limits to criticize capitalism? You know it's possible for a criticism of capitalism to be correct and not imply advocacy for communism.
Why You SHOULD Boo “Take A Knee” [youtu.be]
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 1, 2021:
It must be exhausting to be a reactionary.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 2, 2021:
@Tom81 You still don't get it. AND you have the nerve to project!
Having trouble coming up with a punchline for a new Communist joke .
WilyRickWiles comments on May 31, 2021:
The funny thing about conservatives is that they blame communism, a system that does not exist in the US (or meaningfully in the world after the fall of the Soviet Union), for all of the things they don't like about capitalism.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
@FrankZeleniuk Stale JBS nonsense.
Why You SHOULD Boo “Take A Knee” [youtu.be]
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 1, 2021:
It must be exhausting to be a reactionary.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
@Tom81 Me: We have an economy dominated by real estate and rent-seeking tech platform monopolies. You: Why is this dude always complaining about paying rent for his apartment?
Why You SHOULD Boo “Take A Knee” [youtu.be]
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 1, 2021:
It must be exhausting to be a reactionary.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
@Tom81 Sure, use cliche anticommunist name calling to dodge getting called out for totally misunderstanding my posts.
Why You SHOULD Boo “Take A Knee” [youtu.be]
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 1, 2021:
It must be exhausting to be a reactionary.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
@Tom81 Also, re: rents: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rent_seeking
Why You SHOULD Boo “Take A Knee” [youtu.be]
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 1, 2021:
It must be exhausting to be a reactionary.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
@Tom81 Like a typical reactionary you confuse the systemic with the individual. Describing our political economy != describing my individual concerns.
Why You SHOULD Boo “Take A Knee” [youtu.be]
sqeptiq comments on Jun 1, 2021:
Kneeling is for cucks.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
Cuck is just projection by cop bootlicking petit bourgeois.
Why You SHOULD Boo “Take A Knee” [youtu.be]
WilyRickWiles comments on Jun 1, 2021:
It must be exhausting to be a reactionary.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
@Tom81 Say what? When have I ever done that?
In conservative US, censorship is when you don't burn books about race.
Beachslim comments on Jun 1, 2021:
That doesn't even make sense
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
@Tom81 There are differences, and they make all the difference in the world: who does it serve and who has agency?
Having trouble coming up with a punchline for a new Communist joke .
WilyRickWiles comments on May 31, 2021:
The funny thing about conservatives is that they blame communism, a system that does not exist in the US (or meaningfully in the world after the fall of the Soviet Union), for all of the things they don't like about capitalism.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
@FrankZeleniuk There is no real left in the US today because the left gets its power from labor. Labor has been crushed, moreover there is no longer much real labor done in the US.
Having trouble coming up with a punchline for a new Communist joke .
WilyRickWiles comments on May 31, 2021:
The funny thing about conservatives is that they blame communism, a system that does not exist in the US (or meaningfully in the world after the fall of the Soviet Union), for all of the things they don't like about capitalism.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
@FrankZeleniuk They do more than lobby. They write laws, manufacture consent, and implement policy. Alluding to the great work of G. William Domhoff here (Who Rules America). This article is a good primer. https://whorulesamerica.ucsc.edu/local/growth_coalition_theory.html
In conservative US, censorship is when you don't burn books about race.
Beachslim comments on Jun 1, 2021:
That doesn't even make sense
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
@Tom81 Just trying to make the distinction that corporations != communist. Hard to get a basic point across here!
In conservative US, censorship is when you don't burn books about race.
sqeptiq comments on Jun 1, 2021:
How much of your income do you give to blacks as reparations?
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
@parsifal It's a dumb question.
Having trouble coming up with a punchline for a new Communist joke .
WilyRickWiles comments on May 31, 2021:
The funny thing about conservatives is that they blame communism, a system that does not exist in the US (or meaningfully in the world after the fall of the Soviet Union), for all of the things they don't like about capitalism.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
@FrankZeleniuk To simplify, corporate elite = Bill Gates, private business interests = Dick Uihlein
Having trouble coming up with a punchline for a new Communist joke .
WilyRickWiles comments on May 31, 2021:
The funny thing about conservatives is that they blame communism, a system that does not exist in the US (or meaningfully in the world after the fall of the Soviet Union), for all of the things they don't like about capitalism.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
@FrankZeleniuk In most of the world, the US has hegemony over capitalism. There, corporate elites control government. And private business interests contest them for control. They are likely to win eventually, and that will put government into even fewer hands. In China, it is controlled by a formal party, but the differences between that and the corporate policy planning network are small in the grand scheme of things. They both plan, manage, and concern themselves with the same interests: extracting resources from the global south and accumulating and managing assets in the global north. The corporate elite controls most NGOs. The UN seems to be fading except to the extent it serves the corporate elite (who often prefer their own orgs like WEF). The corporate elite largely manage publicly traded companies and have a liberal tradition (including philanthropy) whereas neither is true of private business interests. Often the latter operate strictly to the benefit of immediate family. Moreover, they might be confined to a specific region or not have as much financial flexibility as a publicly traded corporation. Hence the jealousy of regulation and finance. Their base is the petit bourgeois whereas the corporate base is the professional managerial class. Mere planning does not socialism make.
In conservative US, censorship is when you don't burn books about race.
Beachslim comments on Jun 1, 2021:
That doesn't even make sense
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
@Beachslim Capitalism, neoliberalism, neofeudalism, fascism, call it what you want, it's about pulling the rug out from under the people. Communism is about people taking the rug back from capital. Are you part of the capital class, corporate or private?
In conservative US, censorship is when you don't burn books about race.
Beachslim comments on Jun 1, 2021:
That doesn't even make sense
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
@Beachslim You must not be familiar with the art of privatization and disinvestment. Step 1: Give people monthly UBI Step 2: Abolish the services the the government provides ("for people's tax dollars" if you prefer viewing through that lens) Step 3: Landlords eat up that $1,000 Step 4 (Optional): Abolish UBI
Having trouble coming up with a punchline for a new Communist joke .
WilyRickWiles comments on May 31, 2021:
The funny thing about conservatives is that they blame communism, a system that does not exist in the US (or meaningfully in the world after the fall of the Soviet Union), for all of the things they don't like about capitalism.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
@FrankZeleniuk There is one world economy: global capitalism. In the global north the dominant activity is pouring surplus value into asset management. In the global south, the dominant activity is resource extraction. Within that system, there are different groups fighting over the same interests: largely, 1. The corporate elite, 2. Private business interests, and 3. China.
In conservative US, censorship is when you don't burn books about race.
Alysandir comments on Jun 1, 2021:
Choosing to go against parental wishes and claiming it's a free speech issue is one of the lamest arguments I've heard yet. If your ideas have merit, then that should be your argument; not that you have a Constitutional right to teach children something their parents do not approve of.
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
College students are adults. Stop infantilizing adults. Also, conservatives should stop their moral panics and book banning
In conservative US, censorship is when you don't burn books about race.
Beachslim comments on Jun 1, 2021:
That doesn't even make sense
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
@Beachslim To the extent that he supports it (if he still does), it's in order to destroy the welfare state, control people, and extract rents from them (recipients don't make out so great in that scenario). Corporate fascism.
In conservative US, censorship is when you don't burn books about race.
sqeptiq comments on Jun 1, 2021:
How much of your income do you give to blacks as reparations?
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
How much of your income due you give as tribute to the Wilks Brothers, Peter Thiel, and Dick Uihlein?
In conservative US, censorship is when you don't burn books about race.
Beachslim comments on Jun 1, 2021:
That doesn't even make sense
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
@Beachslim You would have the universities even deeper under the control of Zuck's chauvinistic Harvard crew.
In conservative US, censorship is when you don't burn books about race.
Beachslim comments on Jun 1, 2021:
That doesn't even make sense
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
@Beachslim Mark Zuckerberg is a capitalist. Facebook's largest investor, Peter Thiel is a neo-feudalist like you. Publicly-traded corporations, privatization, US military contracts, and disinvestment aren't communism. But yes, all of that has us headed in a fascistic direction. I'd have thought that you would be happy.
Americans Don’t Know What Memorial Day Is [youtu.be]
WilyRickWiles comments on May 31, 2021:
https://youtu.be/nvSK7hN4Kgw
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
@WayneHawthorne Even if that were true, it would be to a lesser degree than the aforementioned systems.
In conservative US, censorship is when you don't burn books about race.
Beachslim comments on Jun 1, 2021:
That doesn't even make sense
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
The right is campaigning to ban the study of racial prejudice, calling it "critical race theory" (a real field of study but the right is using it as a broader dog whistle). Anyone who disagrees with them is accused of doing "cancel culture." Seems pretty clear to me.
Americans Don’t Know What Memorial Day Is [youtu.be]
WilyRickWiles comments on May 31, 2021:
https://youtu.be/nvSK7hN4Kgw
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
It's a choice between public goods in the hands of publicly traded companies, enriching the corporate elite, or public goods in the hands of individual plutocrats, enriching them and those in their patronage.
Americans Don’t Know What Memorial Day Is [youtu.be]
WilyRickWiles comments on May 31, 2021:
https://youtu.be/nvSK7hN4Kgw
WilyRickWiles replies on Jun 1, 2021:
@WayneHawthorne On the one hand, liberals degrade democracy in the interest of the corporate elite, resulting the system of and justified by the ideology of neoliberalism, and enabled by the professional managerial class. On the other hand, conservatives degrade democracy in the interest of large private business owners, resulting in the system of and justified by the ideology of feudalism, and enabled by the petit bourgeois. The only difference is that the latter is relatively more oppressive, leading to starker inequality--the former being relatively more inclusive. And of course, as capitalism progresses (regressively), the former becomes more like the latter by the day. I say a pox on all of both of their houses!
Americans Don’t Know What Memorial Day Is [youtu.be]
WilyRickWiles comments on May 31, 2021:
https://youtu.be/nvSK7hN4Kgw
WilyRickWiles replies on May 31, 2021:
@Andyman I'd rather die than be mistaken for a liberal

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