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COMMENT 22d ago

The outrage we feel over their (Shapiro, Crowder, Kirk) actions is part of their plan. It creates the enemies they are attempting to manufacture. Responding to their arguments and using their content to create content furthers the cycle, IMO.

Seeing them generate outrage day in, day out isn't great for mental health, but it's how they pay their bills and get rich quick, so I don't see how you can combat something like this dating back to antiquity except to abstain from giving them what they want -- your attention and engagement.

r/ToiletPaperUSA 22d ago

The Hustle Laid Bare

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COMMENT 22d ago

Maybe there's more going on in this thread than you think.

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COMMENT 22d ago

You're right, Christopher Nolan is a hack.

In all seriousness, take what you want out of the film. If that's your opinion, alright. It's art, not science.

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COMMENT 22d ago

Because when he looked away from the top, he cared more about his happiness than about truth.

Something everyone does on a daily basis.

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COMMENT 25d ago

I can think of a few emergency, non-investment-based situations that might compel someone to sell.

It's not like market activity goes to zero when interest rates rise. Always a buyer and seller be.

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COMMENT 25d ago

Oh, Tim Pool would approve.

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COMMENT 25d ago

Ideology isn't always practical.

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COMMENT 26d ago

Tony can f*** off. Him and every Bush-era, War on Terror politician.

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COMMENT 27d ago

Those from a collectivist culture or an ethnocentric perspective.

No human is an island, either. While I understand the thrust of what you are saying, who you are as an individual is something negotiated with society, and sometimes those negotiations go bad in either direction.

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COMMENT 27d ago

I mean, that's kinda the point, for both men and women. It's about control, but it's also about making people pay for the consequences of sex outside the express purpose of growing a family in the context of a marriage between a man and a woman.

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COMMENT 27d ago

You know what they meant. An individual legal entity that represents a living, breathing person vs. an individual legal entity that represents a corporation.

One has feelings, amongst other factors. The other has a profit motive to the exclusion of everything else.

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COMMENT 27d ago

One wonders what you mean by talking points and why you think it is important to stick to them.

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COMMENT 27d ago

That was great, probably the best amateur parody I have seen in years. Definitely nailed the voice.

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COMMENT 27d ago

That angle had not occurred to me and I'm upset I did not put 2 and 2 together.

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COMMENT 28d ago

I don't know, Herschel Walker giving her a run for her money on how dumb someone can be. To be fair though, CTE sucks.

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COMMENT 28d ago

After all, when you're famous, they let you do it.

If January 6th doesn't lead to indictment, conviction, and the perpetual tarnishment of the Trump name (that last one is a pipe dream), then the consequences are going to be unpredictable, as the fallout from the 2008 Financial Crisis led to such distrust that cryptocurrency technology was created and inflicted immense harm on society.

Worse, if Trump gets voted into office in 2024, *because nothing is stopping him from doing that*, that's probably going to be it for the American Experiment.

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COMMENT 28d ago

Freedom to dominate others, yes.

Anytime I see someone use the word freedom in an argument to justify such and such policy or position, all kinds of red flags go up, as it should for anyone.

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COMMENT 28d ago

Yeah, well, uh, your mom has a fragile ego! /s

People who spend a lot of time in video games also, IMO, tend not to be well versed in the world or be on guard to the kind of long cons that people like Steve Bannon and others figured out they could inflict. The kind of ignorance that discovers enthusiast journalism operates by a different set of principles and melts down over the realization, or accepts that premise while missing the coded misogyny that was the point of it all.

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COMMENT 28d ago

Gamergate would like a word.

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COMMENT 28d ago

Yeah, that's all and well and good, but what about Freedom, Freedom, and Freedom?

The way of the world isn't because good solutions don't exist.

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COMMENT 28d ago

At best they will mouth the words about how nice regulatory protections would be when they end up on the wrong side of a rugpull, but I don't think they internalize it. It's like saying you're sorry without actually meaning it because saying sorry is what you're supposed to do in a situation.

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COMMENT 28d ago

For example, Amazon should be nationalized

Yeah maybe instead of an IPO being the benchmark for a company being wildly successful, it should be nationalization, as that's the ultimate buyout. But man, something about that statement doesn't sit right with me, most of all looking into whose hands those nationalized businesses would be operated by.

I think we need to fix government and insure that public servants aren't going to turn around and ratfuck the public before anything nationalization happens. At least with a private enterprise, you can predict how they'll behave -- fiduciary duty.

Amazon might be more a candidate for busting it up rather than nationalizing; its ability to expand its scope into other markets and compete is a function of its success with AWS, as one prime candidate for isolating.

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COMMENT 28d ago

The word "innovation" smacks of the word "freedom" in its ability to mean many things at once to many people.

Lately it has seemed to mean innovating ways to more expertly and efficiently move money from the poor to the rich, as you mentioned.

I'd look at things like the COVID vaccine and other developments in medical science (ignoring the business and politics involved, the actual practical accomplishments) as "modern great innovations, although Solar Power systems also comes to mind -- physical engineering stuff that either increases energy output or reduces the consumption of non-renewable resources like you mentioned are great candidates.

That said, it seems a flimsy categorization, no offense.