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/u/outwrangle before everything went to shit in 2020, /u/emma_lazarus for a while after that, now I’m all queermunist!

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I have no idea what you're talking about officer. 🙂

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I have no idea what you're talking about officer. 🙂

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I voted for Biden to "stop fascism" in 2020.

He proved that was fucking stupid when he became a genocide collaborator and I'm not making that mistake again. I now believe he's as much of a fascist as Donald Trump, which is why he keeps trying to collaborate with the fascists to get a fascist border deal passed.

But! I have no idea what you mean by "do something about it" officer. I'm a good citizen, I would never do anything. 🙂

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I'm not pretending shit, I'm telling you the literal truth. There is no "in-group". There is no "plan". I keep telling you that I'm not doing anything, officer, but you keep trying to bait me anyway. I wonder why! 🤔

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I will say that soup kitchens are good but they can never accomplish anything beyond feeding people.

But I'm not going to performatively suggest doing something that doesn't matter. What else you got? Petitions? Marches? 🙄

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He probably doesn't remember.

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Trump's supporters don't care, so all it shows that Biden is a fascist collaborator.

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The American people are demanding a ceasefire but he doesn't seem to be listening to that.

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A total ceasefire is the only way to stop the genocide. Surely you realize this?

Also, we can't possibly know what's happening behind the scenes. What his administration is saying is happening behind the scenes could very well be a total lie. Until I hear him publicly demand a ceasefire I'm going to assume that he supports the genocide.

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Excuse me, the US is still the king of genocide.

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No, not really. There's a lot of whitewashing of US history, especially in textbooks. If you ask the average American they wouldn't even call anything the US did "genocide."

I recommend reading Lies My Teacher Told Me.

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Oh no that's new. Back when the genocide was in a more active phase and there were "Indian Wars" they were very explicit about it.

But today, you're right, they just teach a few key atrocities and handwave the other hundred million. I must have misread lol

I think that's just the different stages of settler-colonial development.

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Depends on the estimates you use.

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Do you... Think that list is authoritative?

The population of Indigenous Americans is estimated to have decreased from approximately 145 million to around 10 million.

135 million.

Not all of that was the US, the old empires of France and Spain and England played a huge role, but since it's founding the US has killed millions along with Canada and Mexico. Disease played a large role, but much of that was deliberately spread which muddies the estimates.

And that's just one of the genocides the US was involved in. There have been many others.

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That genocide isn't the only genocide the US has been part of, either as a direct genocidier or indirectly by supporting the genocidal regime.

No one is gonna take this crown from the US!

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My attention was originally brought to this by the book Lies My Teacher Told Me - I listened to an audiobook so sadly I can't really search it for the relevant passage without investing a bunch of time. Instead, here's the relevant Wikipedia article which covers it. "The population of Indigenous Americans is estimated to have decreased from approximately 145 million to around 7-15 million between the late 15th and late 17th centuries, representing a decline of around 90-95%."

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Probably passed 30,000 a long time ago, but at this point it's becoming difficult to count the bodies. There are so few hospitals left, essentially no emergency services, and so many people buried under rubble.

Just how Israel wants it.

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Such a shame he killed the only troop willing to die for Palestinians, instead of killing- well

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I wish he had another choice. We failed him by not being organized enough to welcome him as a comrade. Instead he chose to do the only thing he could. I admire his courage, but it's a damn shame we lost someone willing to die for Palestinians.

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I wasn't aware of that, but I say that's an indictment of their organization; a small org that doesn't ever get beyond charity work and the occasional street protest could not save him from despair. A few thousand likes on Facebook? Is that the height of the organization he could join in his area? I'm sure they're trying their best, but we have to get organized on a much larger scale to be able to do anything that matters.

Beyond being an indictment of their org, that's an indictment of us all. We are not organized enough. Not even close.

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I suspect people see that he's willing to fight and don't really care what he's fighting for, the mere fact that he fights (and fights dirty!) is what makes him different. Normal politicians don't seem to fight for anything and just give up whenever things become difficult or illegal 😉

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What, exactly, would a gun do if he was a suicide bomber?

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He's on fire! Shooting him wouldn't stop a bigger boom!

I'll give the cops this: they probably were not trained on what to do if someone lights themselves on fire. They just fell back on basic training.

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There's a metal fence. What would he even get close to?

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I wish there was another option for him.

We failed to be organized enough.

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If he wasn't alone what would shooting him accomplish? You still haven't actually presented a compelling reason he needed to be kept under a gun.

I think it's understandable that people untrained for a situation like this would fall back on the default, I know I wouldn't know what to do, but calling that "reasonable" as if it really makes sense in hindsight is a stretch.

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🤡

queermunist ,
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Y'all say shit like this but when I say Israel is a cancer that must go for peace to have a chance y'all get mad.

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That's definitely not what genocide means. Destroying the Israeli group is genocide. Destroying the Israeli state is not.

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Cauliflower or some kind of texturized vegetable protein?

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So basically, all the financial warfare against Russia has failed.

Seems more like Europe is mostly hurting itself instead.

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I guess we'll see how inflation is in the next year. It's cooled, but remember all that inflation is now baked into the system. Prices don't actually go down when inflation does.

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Are your food prices going down? Your rent?

These things are connected.

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Yeah, I overstated my point, Russia hasn't been untouched by sanctions and trade war. That said? The Eurozone slipped into a recession in June and GDP growth been flat since then, I don't know why people are trying to argue that they haven't been hurt by this. The US has orchestrated a master stroke of geopolitics. It has been able to hurt its rivals in both Europe and Russia at the same time and tricked them both into doing it to themselves and thinking its in their own interests.

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Asserting so does not make it so. The Eurozone is in recession and growth is flat, meanwhile Russia is still growing. Russia is coming out ahead of this sanctions/trade war with Europe.

That said? The US is the real winner here. It gets to hurt Russia and Europe and the same time and make them think it was their idea! Meanwhile, people just assume anyone who doesn't say Russia is going to collapse any day now is working for Putin. 🤡

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woaw .2%

so growth

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Surely you realize that near-zero growth isn't good, right? Or that it's a clear sign that Europe is still clearly being harmed?

And anyway, that still dodges my overall point - the US benefits from keeping its rivals weak.

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I mean like how the IMF said their economy grew over 5% last quarter.

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Reminder that the Red Sea attacks have still resulted in zero casualties. In response, the US-UK has killed 22 fighters.

Disrupting trade is punishable by death.

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That was a different group. I guess they're all the same to you, huh?

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>wave a rainbow flag while murdering Muslim children by the thousands

"But why do Muslims hate gay people???"

Israel wrapped itself in a rainbow flag to attract liberal support, but they're a homophobic society. They just do it for propaganda purposes; it tricks idiots into thinking Israel is good and stokes the fires of blowback across the Muslim world.

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Genocide is fine, tho. 👀

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This is no different from sanctions if you bother to think about it. Sure it's more scary, but they aren't killing people. That should count for something. They're just limited by their material conditions and doing whatever they can to stop the genocide.

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Different group. Turns out, lots of people in that region hate the US!

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My plan is to force Israel to stop the genocide.

And they aren't shutting down all global trade. Just ships going to or from Israel. Sanctions, essentially.

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Sauced up airfried beans in a tortilla.

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