This is it, Charlie Brown, if you vote one more time there will be real change! by Drewski in memes
[–]ctvzbuxr 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun - 4 months ago* (0 children)
If the last election has shown me anything, it's that change will never come from politics. Trump was the perfect candidate, not because I agreed with everything he said, but becaue he genuinely seemed like an outsider who believed in the things he was saying and talked about things no one else would talk about. And what did we get? A few (insignificant) tax cuts, that's it. Mass immigration continues, welfare continues, gun bans are getting crazier, swamp has not been drained. No wars have been ended, the FED's power has not been limited, tech censorship is getting worse and worse. Either he doesn't want to do it, or he can't. Either way, change will not come from the government. The idea that you can infiltrate the mafia to change the mafia is insane. It remains insane.
We are being forced by our server company to remove a big sub from saidit by magnora7 in SaidIt
[–]ctvzbuxr 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
It works once, it works again. Censorship never stops with one thing. This is only the beginning.
Humans are biologically vegan, huh? You were saying...? by TiredJustTired in memes
[–]ctvzbuxr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
You are correct. Humans can do these things. Animals can not. Just like a criminal is not protected from the law, just like a thief is not protected by property rights, an animal is not protected by morality, because it can not act morally. In order to do that you need the intelligence to conceptualize eithics, which animals lack.
Yes, animals can still suffer. But aversion to suffering is a subjective preference. Personally, even though I prefer that animals are treated well and not abused, I don't care if an animal has to die or suffer so I can eat it. I care about humans in a different way specifically BECAUSE we are different from animals and are capable of acting morally. I don't care about the rights of amoral creatues (human or otherwise), because they don't care about my rights either.
To all you racists and anti-semites... by Schloss in memes
[–]ctvzbuxr 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
My government, specifically the welfare state that enabled far more of these people to establish themselves here than would be possible otherwise.
Yeah I don't know, I don't feel particularly threatened about Jews replacing me. When I look outside (living in Germany), what I see is a bunch of brown people (usually muslims) replacing the native population. I don't see jewish restaurants open at every corner, I don't see videos in Hebrew popping up in my country's youtube trends every time I open the front page. I never heared about a bunch of Jews roaming around molesting or stabbing people. There are no gangs of Jews taking over the underworld/crime scene, to my knowledge. So I don't know this is really something I need to focus on.
35-Year-Old Florida Roofer Struck by Lightning Listed as Coronavirus Fatality by scrubking in politics
[–]ctvzbuxr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
The only thing cooked was the guy hit by lightning, probably.
Girl, 12, shot dead during drive-by gang violence in Sweden by KaiEdwardBannon in Europe
[–]ctvzbuxr 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
See that gun? The gun did it! Show a picture so everyone knows!
The Talmud encourages Jews to commit all manner of criminal activity without fear of punishment, but the Jewish Encyclopedia states that the penalty for Gentiles who violate even one of the 7 Noahide Laws is death. by Jesus in conspiracy
I'm glad most people don't have that attitude. Because we would still be living in the stone age if they did. Progress is generally a result of trying to make life easier, more pleasurable, to avoid hard work or to gain more of what you desire.
Trying to conquer suffering sounds nice, until you get a major tooth ache - in that case I'm pretty sure most people would prefer to get rid of their suffering by visiting the dentist.
Trying to conquer your suffering is what you do when you have no means to avoid it, or when it is a necessary price for avoiding greater suffering in the future. Every reasonable person lives like that. You live like that. Get off your high horse.
Why I like saidit. It doesn't have downvotes, and that is pro free-speech. When you have downvotes that discourages people from speaking up. We don't need downvotes. If someone says something dumb here, then it just won't rise up, and that's enough. There doesn't need to be double punishment. by suckitreddit in censorship
Don't tell me the funny button isn't a sort-of downvote as well (depending on context). If I see a serious post with 2/3 funny votes I see that as the post being downvoted.
So you are hoping to be happy in your afterlife, and you act accordingly in your present life, so that you can spend an eternity in bliss. That is very reasonable behavior, if you believe in an afterlife, which I don't. But you are proving my point. Your goal in life is happiness, just like mine. You wake up every day thinking that you will end up in heaven or whatever you believe in, and that makes you happy. If you abandon what you believe is the true purpose in life, you would be miserable because you would wake up every day thinking you would end up sodomized with a trident like us poor sinners.
I don't know, I don't think I will be very happy when I'm broke on the streets with organ failure. But if you don't want to be happy, then maybe amputate your limbs and blind yourself, that's a sure way to make you miserable for your whole life. And you would make me happy because you can't type stupid shit on the internet anymore.
That's not helping your case, I like Ayn Rand and her philosophy, even though we disagree on a few things.
"their religious texts forbid placing interest loans on other jews"
Does that mean the de-valuing of the currency through the federal reserve does not apply to jews? Do you even know what central banks do? Can jews walk into a bank and get interest free loans? Maybe I should become a jew...
"socialist concepts == Jewish Concepts" "Ayn Rand, typical jew"
Yeah, I don't know, something about this doesn't add up...
[–]ctvzbuxr 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
I see a problem with socialsm in America, not with banking or media. Yes, large parts of the media are corrupt, the driving force behind this is socialist/communist doctrin, not jewish doctrin. Yes, the money system is fucked up, that's a result of central banks and government regulation (both socialist concepts, not jewish concepts).
Jews are often very successful in white societies because they have a high average IQ, especially in the verbal area, hence why they often pick influential positions like banking or media. Same reason why Asians often choose engineering, because they have particularly high vial/spacial skills. No conspiracy behind it.
Finding jewish contributions to society and art isn't very hard. Before you make me do a google search, Ayn Rand for example was of jewish origin and she wrote some of the most influential novels of American history (yes, she was an atheist, but jews are a people, not just a religion). I'm sure because you're not a "normie" like me, you spent a lot of time memorizing all the negative examples, but maybe you should look up some of the positives as well.
If you think I'm a moral relativist, you haven't read what I said. I made a case for why ethics is objective and universal.
You on the other hand put forward a standard of ethics that is bound to whether something is "life-affirming" or "life-negating", which in turn is a completely subjective standard. And besides, rape can be life-affirming (let's say a woman doesn't want children), that doesn't make it ok.
Regarding happiness (yes I know that's how it's spelled, I typed it wrong a few times): Your primary goal is happines too, even if you don't admit it. The things that make you happy may differ from those that me or others happy. You seem to be focusing on long-term happiness a lot more than short-term. You can eat a bowl of sugar and maybe that will make you happy for about 10 Minutes, but it decreases your happiness not long after that. But if you decide not to eat a bowl of sugar, that's because you want to maximize your happiness in the long run, which is a pretty smart strategy. But happiness is by definition that which motivates us to act. If I give a homeless person money, then because it makes me feel good to be charitable. If it made me feel miserable, I wouldn't do it. And neither would you.
To refute an argument, you can either show that the statements made were false, or that the statements made were irrelevant in regards to a certain conclusion.
I showed that the specific text passages that he quoted were irrelvant to the point that we should focus about 112% of our attention on this side on the supposed evils of one small and generally peaceful minority of people, by pointing out that what matters is not the wording of specific religious texts, but rather the implementation of those belief systems in the real world, and by pointing out that all major religions have problematic passages in their religious writing.
[–]ctvzbuxr 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 5 months ago* (0 children)
Again, there is a difference between personal taste and ethics.
I can, for example, explain why rape is wrong. You can not want to be raped, because rape implies that the act is involuntary, therefore, in order to accept that rape is morally good, you would have to accept that rape is both bad (as done to you) and good (as done to others) at the same time. That is not a coherent position, and therefore illogical. Therefore, arguing for rape to be ethical is impossible.
You can make the same argument about things like murder, assault, theft, etc. But you cannot make the same argument about trans poeple or polyamory. When it comes to bestiality, animals are not protected by morality the same way a more intelligent creature would be. If it is ok to kill an animal for food, then it is (morally) ok to fuck it (though, again, I find it disgusting and would never encourage it).
The ultimate goal in every person's life is happyness. Happyness is the only goal that we don't persue in order to achieve something else. Some poeple are happy when they hack their penis off. And while I may not agree with this, I do not have the right to stand in the way of their happiness, nor am I in a position to decide for them what makes them happy. I just don't think children should have their mind poisoned by this stuff.
I spent a whole paragraph arguing his points. And I am not threatening anything. I left reddit because it had become an echo chamber. It seems like the same is happening to this site. Every time I open the front page there are 3 anti-jewish memes, and people don't seem to be even trying to say anything about it anymore. Meanwhile, when I speak up about it I'm called insults and and invited to leave.
First of all, I'm not sure what your point is. It seems you're just contradicting me for the point of contradicting.
Second, you seem to be mixing up things that are objectively wrong (grooming children, abortion, cheating), with things may be degenerate, but not necessarily evil (transgenderism, bestiality), and with things that are perfectly natural but don't fit your personal tastes (homosexuality, polyamory). You may want to get that sorted out.
Time to wake up by weiB in memes
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She said wake up, not indoctrinate.
"It’s easy to be a communist in a free country. But try being free in a communist country." - Aubrey Huff by muellermeierschulz in quotes
[–]ctvzbuxr 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun - 5 months ago* (0 children)
All religions have bad aspects about their texts and teachings, because they are ancient institutions from a time that was, by today's standards, barbaric and unscientific. What matters however is how a religious text is interpreted, and how it is lived today. The bible has problematic aspects to it, but christian teachings today for example focus more on the new testament, holding the other cheek, that kind of stuff.
This focus on Judaism as an object of hate is becoming very annoying on this site, and I must say that it discourages me from using Saidit more and more. I don't see western society (or any society) being threatened by jews. Jews have lived in our societies for centuries, contributed to our culture in meaningful ways, and were productive and often very successful members of society. Why can't you just stop obsessing over this stuff?
Trump says he'll act to ban TikTok in US as soon as Saturday by [deleted] in WorldNews
I'm not a fan of this. I support Trump over his competition, but this will be seen by the general population as an act of censorship. And honestly, I can't help but agree. This is not the way.
How is (government) health care funded? Taxation. Taxation is a violation of property rights. You are threatening to put people in jail or kill them if they resist, when they don't pay money that they own and have not signed over voluntarily, to fund other people's health care.
There is no such a thing as "that kind of socialism". Every socialist policy has the threat of a gun behind it, and the only reason why we don't see bloodshed is because people usually do not resist, which they would have every right to do.
I don't think that's what I said. What I said is communism doesn't work. In my opinion, the degree to which a society implements socialist policies is the degree to which it will harm itself. The degree to which property rights are enforced, contracts are upheld and freedom of the individual is implemented is the degree to which a society will prosper.
[–]ctvzbuxr 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
It is only real communism if it works, which is why real communism has never been tried.
"It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion. -- Joseph Goebbels. Who knew Goebbels was woke? by Chipit in quotes
I think a direct democracy would be better than what we have, but it would still not be a society based on freedom. It would be a society where everyone has to subjugate himself to the whims of the majority, of the mob. A society based on freedom would mean you can do what you want, as long as you don't limit the freedoms of others (i.e. attack or steal from them). A direct democracy means do what you want as long as it doesn't collide with the interests of the majority. Sometimes, a democracy (direct or otherwise) is two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for dinner.
Does Communism support free speech? by LarrySwinger2 in funny
[–]ctvzbuxr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago* (0 children)
What an interesting perspective, to view people's property rights as a transitional state.
"Yes, you own that thing you workd hard for, but only as long as we deem it appropriate, and once we decide to have our revolution we will take it from you at a whim, in order to alleviate you from such an antiquated burden."
The truth is, people could already live in socialism right now if they wanted to. Socialists all around the world could put their money in a big pool, govern it as they see fit, and no capitalist in the world would do anything to prevent it. The truth is, capitalists have no problem with socialism either, as long as it's voluntary. But the truth is, voluntary socialism is just another form of capitalism. Capitalism is simply what you get when you let people choose how they govern what is rightfully theirs.
And how would you do that?
I think the only people who should be in prison are those who harm(ed) others. A system that imprisons people for victimless crimes is a system built on injustice.
Actually, no. "Engineering" society always means forcing your citizens to act in a way that they normally wouldn't, otherwise there would be no point to it. If you think you know better what people should do than any person him-/herself, not only are you being incredibly arrogant, you will only harm people, not help them. Because chances are that most of the time, you don't even know what's best for yourself, let alone others. The best way to organize society is to let people be free.
You think that good and evil do not exist, think again. You don't want to be told what to do by a thereat of force. If you want to be told what to do, force is not necessary. That means you cannot want to force others to conform to your needs, and remain intellectually consistent. Either freedom is for everyone, or for no one. Evil people always want freedom for themselves, but enslave others.
Ten men, mostly Syrian refugees, convicted over gang rape in Germany by AliceofX in Europe
[–]ctvzbuxr 10 insightful - 1 fun10 insightful - 0 fun11 insightful - 0 fun11 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
If only "far right" activists care to protest a brutal gang rape, you know what to expect from the other parties.
The children who worked during the industrial revolution would have died prior to the industrial revolution, before capitalism raised living standards to a point where most children didn't die as infants, and provided the opportunity to earn their living. Nobody wants children to work in coal mines, but it is preferable to them dying. Their poor living conditions were a condition of nature, counteracted by capitalism. As soon as living standards raised to a point where child labour was rendered obsolete by the market and had fallen largely out of practice, the british govenment prohibited it and claimed that it saved the poor children from the "evil capitalists".
If you think that business owners don't have to work, you are clearly ignorant of how busines works. If it was easy, everyone would do it. 99% of people in business work crazy hours, and the other 1% had such a great idea that they produced enough value in one go that they don't have to work anymore (most of them still do). Not to mention the risk that entrepeneurs take, and all the regulations and taxes they have to deal with already.
"To anger a conservative lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth." Teddy Roosevelt by muellermeierschulz in quotes
[–]ctvzbuxr 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
Well, the good thing about a wise quote like this is, it usually doesnt matter who said it.
Jew admits that jews are behind mass immigration into Europe by weiB in videos
[–]ctvzbuxr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
Oh, I agree with the thing about hatred towards white people being normalized. And your solution is to then go and normalize hatred towards another group of people to equalize the playing field? That's insane. You are literally doing the same thing in reversed.
[–]ctvzbuxr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
Well, I don't understand why it needs to be pointed out. It's like one of these porn videos that pay unnecessary attention to feet, but are "totally not fetish videos". Yeah yeah, this guy molested children, AND HE'S A JEW, YOU KNOW? It has nothing to do with the fact that he molested children, BUT HE'S A JEW, REMEMBER THAT. God, it's so annoying. Give me a break.
[–]ctvzbuxr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
I don't know how you define capitalism, I define it as a system that upholds property rights and contracts. If someone wants to violate my property rights (which includes my body), he is not a capitalist.
He could have started by not paying the reparations instead. You think he could have said: "Okay, so, you know, we kinda built a strong war machine here, so you can fuck off with your reparations or start another very constly war that nobody knows if you will win it." Or he could have not attacked American civilian vessels in his god complex, and maybe he could have actually won. Or he could have not taken advantage of deeply ingrained racism in the population to blame an entire race of people for the situation of WW1, and maybe history wouldn't judge him as harshly as it does, for, you know, the actual holocaust that happened. Just some ideas here.
He started the war. Doesn't mean it's only his fault, but he certainly did a crap job at protecting the interests of his people, didn't he?
If a corporation were to hire mercenaries to control a piece of land that they don't own, that corporation (if successful) would be the government of that land. I want to prevent that. The way to get rid of government is not to install another government.
What you are essentially saying is that a stateless society would be impossible. I disagree. If people can abolish their current government, they can prevent a new government from forming.
There is plenty of libertarian theory on how a stateless society could work, and how violent takeovers would not only be impractical, but outright impossible. I'm not going to go over all of it here, but in short, a company can only make money in the long run if it fullfills the needs of it's customers. And people in general have a desire to not be aggressed against. In other words, there is much more profit (and thus, economic power) in protecting people from aggression, rather than trying to forcefully rule them.
So you understand that government doesn't work in practice, but you still defend it in theory. Maybe something is wrong with your theory.
[–]ctvzbuxr 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
And what a great job he did. Only one of the worst genocides in human history was the result of his rhetoric and fascism. I bet those children who died in the concentration camps really had it coming. They would have taken down Europe if not for this great mustache wielding hero. Oh and the people who died in WW2, the German women who got raped by the Russians, yeah, great job Hitler.
[–]ctvzbuxr 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
No, jews are totally consipring to destroy Europe. They are conspiring with European politicians and business leaders and African immigrants and Chinese communists. It's almost like, I don't know, as if the fact that they're jewish is not the point, more that some people of all races are powerful and/or evil and part of the problem.
So there are corporations and governments, and sometimes corporation bribe governments. And you think the problem are corporations?
Look, corporations are just people working together. They can't do anything any other person can't do. Governments on the other hand are people with the right to initiate the use of force against others. That is the problem right there. These are people who are given extra rights that other people don't have. If a corporation has rights they shouldn't have, those rights are always granted by the state. The problem is always socialism.
A result of government action of course. What else is a coup if not an attempt to install or take over a government in that country?
[–]ctvzbuxr 13 insightful - 3 fun13 insightful - 2 fun14 insightful - 2 fun14 insightful - 3 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
Ah so one jew said something bad. That must mean all of them are bad! The other jews probably all agreed in the big meeting they had on Saturday anyway. I mean, it's not like white Europeans ever say anything I don't like, right?
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Capitalism is based on live and let live, meaning that nobody gets hurt by capitalism. The supposed injustices of capitalism are either a result of nature, or a result of government action, which is arguably not a capitalist institution, since it violates property rights to exist. As a result, free speech is possible in capitslism as there are no victims of the system that could speak out against it (or in the case of limited state campitalism, only relatively few). Only some communists, who are usually upper or middle class yuppies who are larping as oppressed victim classes.
In communism, the system is based on aggression - the property of the productive is stolen and distributed to serve the powerful, poverty and crime are rampant as a result of the catasrophic lack of productivity. Of course such a system would, even in the best scenario, not allow for poeple to tell the truth about their living conditions. Once the revolution is won, there is a small time period where the whealth of the former capitalist society is plundered, in which the supposed success of the revolution is celebrated, and once the revolution runs out of poeple's money, the curtain falls.
Summation of recent jewish controversy on Saidit. by kokolokoNightcrawler in memes
[–]ctvzbuxr 24 insightful - 2 fun24 insightful - 1 fun25 insightful - 1 fun25 insightful - 2 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
Fuck people who hate others based on their race or origin. Nobody chooses to be born white, jewish, asian, black or whatever else. What matters is our actions and who we are. There is no jewish controversy here. This is a controversy about people wanting to use this platform to spill blatant racism. And let me make one thing clear: There people should still be allowed to speak. But seriously, fuck these people.
Drone footage of Uighurs being taken away by magnora7 in WorldNews
I totally understand. That's not how I meant it. I was pointing out that Islam is an ideology worthy of criticism, as are most belief systems.
BASED! Czech Government considers "2nd Amendment" for it's Constitution - Declares the ability to protect yourself with firearms a Human Right by christnmusicreleases in WorldNews
Honestly though, it wouldn't suprise me. Especially politically motivated crimes. Who profits from these? Certainly not whichever people the perpertator was supposedly affiliated with. Look up MK Ultra, controlling a person to do things like that is possible.
[–]ctvzbuxr 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
Please let this come through somehow. It would be nice to know that there's a sane place left in the world when my country descends into chaos with the rest.
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"Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."
[–]ctvzbuxr 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
I mean, "Fuck Islam" as in "I don't like the belief system"? Yes. "Fuck Islam" as in "take them away to camps"? Well, fuck no. There is a big difference between criticizing an ideology and... that.
Bari Weiss Resigns From New York Times, Citing ‘Illiberal Environment’ by Iam1ofMany in news
First of all, I wasn't trying to make an argument. This is the first thing I said in this discussion, so I'm not sure which argument I have supposedly lost. I COULD make the argument that holding a certain political belief is not a valid reason to consider someone a terrorist, which I at least implied in another comment I made. But here, I was just trying to riddicule this guy's position a bit by comparing it to the Nazis.
[–]ctvzbuxr 6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 3 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
Sure, can we continue with communists, socialists, people who like pineapple on pizza and everyone else I disagree with?
At least 7 dead and more than 40 injured after a tanker truck exploded near Ciénaga, Colombia, while a crowd was looting its fuel. by doctormumbai in WatchPeopleDie
"a stable, socialist government that's good for the people"
Hahaha, good one.
Man shoots homage in the head by fuckshit69 in WatchPeopleDie
It bothers me that he didn't put the lid back on.
Thousands Of CEOs Announce They Support Trump In Hopes Of Triggering A Boycott by christnmusicreleases in funny
[–]ctvzbuxr 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
And people say Trump isn't good for businesses...
[–]ctvzbuxr 4 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 4 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
We should put them in special camps where they can be taught the error of their ways.
When you think, do you hear it as a spoken voice inside your head, or is it silent? by JFVG in AskSaidIt
When I'm home alone or just chilling, I think everything "out loud". When I'm with people or I have to think fast my brain switches to automatic mode.
Black Lives Matter is the black KKK. Or worse. They've literally killed more people than the KKK in 2020. by suckitreddit in whatever
Where is this mystical land you speak of? China? No, they value Chinese above anything. Africa? No, actually, most African countries are fairly hostile to white people, as a few South African farmers can probably tell you. The Middle East? Probably not, that's dominated by middle eastern people. South America! No, wait, that can't be it.
I hate to break it to you, but "white" western countries are the only ones that aren't systemically racist to outsiders.
Welcome, Reddit ban wave refugees! by [deleted] in whatever
We lift our lamp beside the golden door.
Wtf is with all the antisemitism here? by aThievingStableboy in whatever
Slavery was normal throughout most of human history. War, murder and rape are natural parts of human behavior. That doesn't mean those things are good. Civilization occurs when we tame our nature, control our worst impulses and embrace reason and evidence.
I'm not saying a certain amount of tribalism is not acceptable. I like people who are similar to me. I like the culture and values that I grew up in. I don't want government funded mass immigration, because I want to preserve these things. But it is one thing to want to preserve that which you hold dear, and another to see others as worthless or lower than you. We cannot lift ourselves up by denigrating others. Ethics must come before tribalism, the virtue of a person's character must be more important than the color of their skin. Otherwise, we give in to our darkest impulses, no better than cavemen.
The discussion is about antisemitism and racism, I don't know where you get the terrorism part from. Yes of course some groups of people suck when we're talking about things other than race. Thank you captain obvious.
Yes, you can refute claims with arguments, but there is really no point. If you want to insult a whole race of people, maybe the burden of proof should be on you. Maybe I'm not going to argue every shitpost I see about jews being evil because I won't spend my time fighting windmills.
[–]ctvzbuxr 10 insightful - 1 fun10 insightful - 0 fun11 insightful - 0 fun11 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
Absolutely, though you can only refute an argument if the other person has made an argument to begin with. "X group of people suck" is not an argument that can be refuted, just a statement that should be ignored or riddiculed. Also, it gets exhausting in my opinion to have the same argument over and over again, hence the ignoring part.
I agree, it's annoying, but here's the deal: Any free speech platform will also be used by idiots and racists, even Ruqqus will eventually. The only way to get rid of them would be to institute censorship. Problem is, censorship doesn't stop with the people you disagree with the most. It will always spread. We have to stand on principle and just ignore/ riddicule these people. That's the best we can do, because free speech of those we disagree with is the necessary price for our freedom of speech.
Arsonists torch Melania Trump statue in Slovenia by AliceofX in Europe
You don't understand. She was married to someone they don't like.
J.K. Rowling, Noam Chomsky among dozens to call for end to ‘cancel culture’ by Iam1ofMany in news
[–]ctvzbuxr 5 insightful - 6 fun5 insightful - 5 fun6 insightful - 5 fun6 insightful - 6 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
What in God's holy name are you blathering about?
How did the poor and powerless manage to fuck everything up so badly by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy
[–]ctvzbuxr 13 insightful - 2 fun13 insightful - 1 fun14 insightful - 1 fun14 insightful - 2 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
In other words, the poor and powerless can do no wrong because they are poor and powerless. If the poor and powerless set cars on fire, destroy and occupy infrastructure, loot stores and even kill people, hey that's okay because they're poor and powerless and it's not their fault that the world is how it is, right?
If you are successful in this world though, you are clearly a monster no matter what, and you deserve every bad thing that could ever happened to you.
Woke Redditors get a redpill right through the window from protestors by BigNoseFloyd in videos
As if these people care who's on their side. They want to be angry and destroy things.
"Daddy, who's the government?" by Jesus in conspiracy
[–]ctvzbuxr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago* (0 children)
If I get caught ignoring who's rules exactly? Who exactly will impose escalating levels of force upon me?
The answer is not government. The answer is politicians and policemen. These are people. People like you and me. People who don't have any more rights than you and I, because there is no magic sky ghost called goverment that makes them any different from you and me. Everyone else is not allowed to force their demands upon other people. So the people who call themelves government are criminals.
What you are doing is asking me to accept a lie because you think that this lie is somehow necessary for society to function. Unfortunately, I cannot do that, because once I accepted a certain truth, I cannot lie to myself any longer. And neither can you if you are honest with yourself.
Once you accept that government is a lie, you realize anarchy is the natural state of things. There is no going back from that realization. And once enough people wake up to this truth, things will change and we will adapt to a new reality, as humans have done every time a large superstition was revealed as such.
So, when I tell people I'm an anarchist, they always think I want to abolish government. It's funny to see their face when I tell them that the government doesn't actually exist. The only thing I want to get rid of is an illusion in people's heads. Once the belief in power crumbles, all those power structures that we think are real crumble. There is no power, only obedience.
Are you afraid of death? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt
No. If the Grim Reaper comes knocking on my door, I'll just give that fucker a taste of my fist.
Seriously though, of course I'm afraid of death. Who isn't?
[WP] You are an NPC enemy character from a stealth action game commenting on the performance of various players from noob to expert. by Fat_Neckbeard in WritingPrompts
"These thieves are getting bolder and bolder. They're not even trying to sneak anymore."
"Is that supposed to be stealthy? Because I can see you just fine."
"Nice try, but if you want to get past me, you will need more practice. After you get out of jail that is."
"Wherever you are, I will find you!"
"I swear I just heared something. Ah well, must have been the wind."
"What is this? An arrow in my friends throat? I should go back to sleep."
"God, guard duty is boring. Nothing ever happens. If I could at least take a litle sip of booze here and there... But then they say: "No Gordon, you gotta stay alert Gordon, if you ever get drunk on duty again we're gonna throw you from the wall, Gordon!"" Sigh "What a shitty job."
"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind." - John Stuart Mill by Vigte in quotes
[–]ctvzbuxr 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
"A good rule of thumb for structuring society is to apply the same standards of ethics to a man's wallet as we would to a woman's vagina."
-someone very smart
Newcomers: Let's make sure Saidit is better than Reddit. This shouldn't be a place to waste time, but to have productive and intelligent discussions. by Aureus in whatever
I disagree. I actually like memes. I like to have fun on social media too. What's wrong with that? There are subs dedicated to certain kinds of content. A political sub should not be full of shitpost. A shitpost sub may not be the right place for serious political discussion. The user can decide which places he wants to be a part of.
I have seen lots of political posts on Saidit, but so far I'm not seeing lots of stuff that's fun. Meaning that people who want memes or entertainment will still resort to Reddit. If we want to make this site mainstream, we shouldn't be afraid of going mainstream.
Does anyone else feel that division between 'Left' and 'right' only serves to further divide us? by Freshly_Squeezed in conspiracy
[–]ctvzbuxr 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun - 6 months ago* (0 children)
No, the truth is, there are lots of people these days who don't belive property rights exist. These people would, if their ideology was brought to it's logical conclusion, steal the last shirt off your body and not have a shred of remorse about it. We have large portions of the population who are brainwashed by Marxists, who would bring western civilization to the ground. These people would, if they got their way, have you shot dead in the ground if you refused to surrender your means to defend yourself to their government. This is not an artificial divide. We are not people who ultimately want the same thing but are just played against each other. No. Our society is undermined by very evil people who need to be put in their place if we are to survive. That is the truth.
In response to the ban of Stefan Molyneux, I am hereby declaring my independence from youtube.
6 months ago by ctvzbuxr to /s/censorship from self.censorship
Car abruptly accelerates into a sitting woman by HopeThatHalps in WatchPeopleDie
I'm not saying we should. Rule of law is essential. I'm saying I understand the impulse. What we also don't do in civilized countries is dehumanizing people for a perfectly human reaction to a terrible situation. We don't call a race of people vermin either.
Knife wielding guy shot dead after attacking the police in Bremen (shooting at 1:12) by DoctorsHateHim in WatchPeopleDie
If it was a black guy it would be a racist hate crime.
If some dude just ran over your grandma, wouldn't you want to lynch that fucker? I know I would.
The California legislature has now voted to strike these words from our state constitution: “The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin.” by Questionable in politics
What the fuck
"I do not believe making money in order to consume goods is mankind's sole purpose on this planet. If you're wondering what I believe our purpose on this planet is, I'll give you a hint... it has to do with Creating and Sharing." Bill Hicks by EndlessSunflowers in quotes
You want rules or taxes? Can't have both.
No, making money is not the sole purpose or any purpose of mankind. Producing resources is necessary for humans to survice. A market economy is simply the most efficient way to do that. How do I know? Because that's what people voluntarily tend towards when they have the ability to choose. The most efficient people create lots of great things, thus usually making the most money and sharing their ingenuity with the world.
Unless, of course, the government intervenes into this beautiful process in an attempt to forcefully "share" the value of the productive with those who are not.
Why I’m a communist—and why you should be, too — Quartz by FOXNEWS in politics
[–]ctvzbuxr 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 7 months ago (0 children)
Hot take: Saidit should be used for information, not just for negative news stories by Aureus in whatever
[–]ctvzbuxr 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun - 7 months ago (0 children)
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Fun And Games Until Someone Gets Hurt by Tom_Bombadil in WatchPeopleDie
[–]ctvzbuxr 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun - 7 months ago* (0 children)
Ah, but we need statues of Marx, who was a racist and a hypocrite and who's ideology was used to justify the mass murder of millions of people.
This is the most important election of our lifetime by Drewski in memes
[–]ctvzbuxr 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun - 7 months ago (0 children)
I mean yes, it isn't freedom. The system is horrible, and we shouldn't have anyone ruling over us in an ideal world.
Problem is, the system is in place. It's not going to go away in the next 4 years, because there are too many people believing that choosing the guy who rules you is freedom.
And that brings me to my point: This is a very important election, because while the system does suck, there are still much better and worse options when it comes to who is going to rule you. Not only in the next 4 years - if Democrats get in, immigration and censorship might prevent them from losing an election ever again. You cannot create a free society if you import poeple from cultures hostile to freedom faster than you can possibly convert people to freedom.
Trump BANS Transgender Surgeries In New Regulation OVERTURNING Obama-era Sex Surgery Law by NewsJunkie in politics
[–]ctvzbuxr 15 insightful - 1 fun15 insightful - 0 fun16 insightful - 0 fun16 insightful - 1 fun - 7 months ago (0 children)
This is what I was hoping it would mean. Yes, people should be able to do with their body whatever they want (though I would really dicourage anyone from hacking their genitals off), but that doesn't mean they should be able to take money out of the public purse to fund their degeneracy.
[–]ctvzbuxr 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun - 7 months ago (0 children)
Struck down by the weight of the history they were trying to destroy. Kind of poetic, although it's a shame they didn't actually kick the bucket.
Man injected with Bill Gates’s newest Vaccine suddenly thinks Internet Explorer is the best by [deleted] in funny
[–]ctvzbuxr 1 insightful - 7 fun1 insightful - 6 fun2 insightful - 6 fun2 insightful - 7 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
But I'm using Internet Explorer right n-
Oh my god. It is worse than we thought.
The rich are sheltering from coronavirus in luxury retreats with guns by freespeech in news
[–]ctvzbuxr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
If an article starts with "The rich", you know there's nothing worth reading in there.
What's Okay To Censor? by CompleteDoubterII in memes
[–]ctvzbuxr 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
Politics is not exactly the art of philospohical consistency.
"We need to ban guns, and we give certain people the right to use guns in order to enforce gun bans"
"We prohibit theft, and we will give a few people the right to steal most of people's income, which is then used to enforce our laws"
"Slavery is the worst thing that can ever happen to a human being, but we're gonna lock children up in education camps where they have to do work every day because that's just necessary for society"
America Is a Technocracy, Not a Democracy by [deleted] in politics
[–]ctvzbuxr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
"Technocracy is an ideological system of governance in which decision-makers are selected on the basis of their expertise in a given area of responsibility, particularly with regard to scientific or technical knowledge."
And this is the case how?
[–]ctvzbuxr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
The robots! The robots have taken over! They have defeated the reptilians in the shadow war, now they rule us all!
I'm a leftist but I'm here by GreenCappy in Introductions
[–]ctvzbuxr 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
Yeah and fuck these people.
[–]ctvzbuxr 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun - 8 months ago* (0 children)
Very few people hate anyone for his skin color or ethnicity. That would be an incredibly stupid belief to have. I don't think many people are that stupid or close-minded.
What you can do is gather data and statistics and compare different ethnicities based on that. You can't judge individuals this way. Like, if a high percentage of immigrants into the US vote Democrats, I can understand why a Republican or Libertarian wouldn't be too happy about masses of them being imported into their country via their taxes. I don't think this is such a controversial position to have; If immigrants reliably voted Republican, the US would probably have a borderwall visible from space right now. That doesn't mean Republicans hate brown people, they just don't like the system being rigged by immigration (this is obviously just one example, there are other points to it than that).
[–]ctvzbuxr 9 insightful - 3 fun9 insightful - 2 fun10 insightful - 2 fun10 insightful - 3 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
I can assure you that the people you call out are just as repulsed by your ideology as you are of theirs. Still, even though I disagree with your leftism, I welcome you here. This place is for free exchange of ideas. Any dialogue can only help bring people together.
Michigan politicians wear bulletproof vests as armed protesters storm Capitol to protest stay-at-home orders by codedtestament in WorldNews
[–]ctvzbuxr 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
Tanks and bombers run on gas. Soldiers have to eat. No government can suppress a population determined to resist for any length of time. But guns make it a whole lot harder for them.
Video shows man killing woman with ax blows by HopeThatHalps in WatchPeopleDie
[–]ctvzbuxr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
This is ridiculous. This isn't an argument, I haven't payed a whole pound for this! I want my money back!