I really should make a #introduction
Kaiji may be my favorite anime. I've never really thought too much on the view on capitalism presented in the show.
VRV isn't really a place I expected this kind of thing to come from, but it's an interesting thought.
It's a great series in any case, so I encourage anyone to watch it.
Wacky idea Show more
Create an anti-capitalist line dance song that contains instructions for ending private property, but say they're dance moves.
Start inserting the song at school dances. Run flash mobs with the dance. Then everyone will know how to end private property.
So, as it turns out, due to capital flight social democracy is off the table. Really a good historically supported explanation of why we're down to socialism or barbarism.
I don't like UBI Show more
Others articulated well how UBI doesn't break hierarchies. I'll skip that.
When presented as a replacement to other welfare programs, the most fundamental problem is that even in the same place the needs of one are not monetarily equal to needs for another, nor is the need for even the one constant. This is best exemplified by medical needs. For example, an asthmatic or diabetic needs expensive medicine and medical care far more often than most of the populace.
Teacher rant (abandon hope, ye who enter here) Show more
I was surprised to see the guy described as the bottom of the barrel handing it in with a smile.
Because I told them my values.
10/10: Trying on your own, mistakes be damned.
5/10: Copied from a classmate to have it
0/10: Not doing it at all.
When they heard this, I got another surprised look. They got the idea that bad work is valued more than copied work.
THEY SHOULD'VE KNOWN THIS FOR YEARS.
Not railing against Men's Rights people Show more
That movement is mostly shit, but the pieces that are not need to be addressed. Don't give MRAs shit for opposing infant circumcision. The left actually has decent explanations for high suicide rates. Not having the draft is a better answer, but if the draft is given as a necessity, it should fall on all. Men's Rights is not a left movement. It is a weird mess that often seems held together by a straw man of feminism, but identifies real issues sometimes.
This video by @Alienation181 is epic and important and needs more leftist eyes on it. Information dominance is something we all have to study if we want to win:
This is an older video than I thought it would be. Not so much of a change in the last decade.
People talk about a fall of the United States' empire. The popular assumption is such a fall inevitably creates a dark age.
Visions for a positive post-imperialist world exist, but wide-spread acceptance of the positivity of a post-imperialist world does not.
Adult life Show more
The popular conception of parenthood is lacking. It's viewed as this time where you become a milquetoast version of yourself who puts job security as highest priority.
This isn't intrinsic to parenthood, though. This is the result of a core problem of capitalism, working class precarity, amplified by the intrinsic higher stakes of parenthood. If your kid's access to needs depends on a job that isn't guaranteed, you need a better system.
Abortion discourse Show more
In arguing that charity is not a substitute for access to abortion I ended up realizing that "Crisis Pregnancy Centers" are a great real life example of the use of so called charity for control.
If you don't already know, CPCs are set up to confuse people who are trying to get an abortion to go there instead of an abortion clinic. They make claims that they'll support the mother and bombard them with lies and manipulation to prevent an abortion.
Capitalism eating itself Show more
Five venture capitalists create an AI to create startups that creates a highly successful startup to gamify eating the rich
So, this video is good to watch and makes an absurd number of good points
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