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[–]d3rr 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (8 children)

Do we have the willpower to not support the MIC? Our bank accounts, purchases, and 401ks all perpetuate the violent status quo.

[–]sodasplash 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (6 children)

Join Robinhood and WSB and just yolo a bunch of FD's. Die or win trying.

Honestly, though, I think this is why Trump is so brilliant and Liberals are so stupid for fighting him and thinking he's stupid. We HAVE to go to space. It's absolutely BRILLIANT to divert the military industrial complex to space.

Hell yeah I support the military industrial complex -- IN SPACE.

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Hhahaa that sounds fun. The approach I have in mind though is following in the footsteps of some religious groups in the US and refusing to invest in war. The old socially responsible investing thing. There are ways to bring it to the individual level.

https://njjewishnews.timesofisrael.com/abusing-socially-responsible-investing-to-attack-israel/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disinvestment_from_Israel#Disinvestment_efforts

[–]sodasplash 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes, I fully support people being aware of where they expenditures and investments go. It’s amazing to me when people don’t even think two steps down the line.

[–]Jesus[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Liberals as democrates today are not really liberals. The are neo liberals, modern liberals, not the classical liberals that have advocated for free markets in the 19th and 19th centuries. We have neoliberal freemarkets now, which means deregulation by regulation, if that makes any sense.

NASA is just an arm of the military. But most of the money probably goes to weaponizing space and puttign more suviellance tech into space. And for other weapon projects.

[–]sodasplash 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

well, American "liberals" have always been different from "liberals" of classical economics

in the classical economic sense, "liberals" in the john smith, invisible hand sense want to open markets and expand the inter-connectivity of the world

In America, "Liberals" are communists, who in a classical economic sense are conservative. But this is far too difficult for most to understand.

[–]Jesus[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

You're conflating a bunch of terms together and generalizing. Can you be a bit more specific.

[–]sodasplash 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I’m actually being way more specific than you.

[–]Jesus[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If we learn how to become a community and work at local levels through sustainable farming and barter than yes, we would be ready.