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GivingEuropeASpook

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They want a shutdown lol this idea that negotiating will avert it is silly since you don’t negotiate for things you don’t want.

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Man if only someone at the DNC would see this…

EDIT: y’all I was being sarcastic

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Such an idea is impossible anyways, because to ensure a benevolent society you need to incorporate the wide range of viewpoints and experiences of the people within it, something a dictatorship, by definition, precludes.

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I know, I was joking

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What matters is perception and public messaging and that is currently one of a centrist president incapable of reigning in a foreign ally or continually calling out House Republicans for their shenanigans that put American lives at risk at home and abroad.

Conservatives have constant control of the conversation because they have zero qualms publicly stating how their political adversaries stand in their way. But instead it looks like Democrats trying to win Republicans support by adopting republican policies instead of bullying them into accepting the plan of the majority party of the upper legislature and presidency.

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Oh yeah, if he started talking like half of his most rabid supporters do online then he’d be way more popular.

If people could quote President Biden’s personal attacks on white supremacists, book bans, etc then they’d get a lot farther with the politically disengaged.

Imagine if you had Biden (or his social media team) out here on the daily constantly mocking GOP culture war shit as inherently un-American and out of touch with normal people?

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Nah if Trump was in office in the last four months there’d be open conflict across the Middle East with thousands of US troops bound for Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, etc

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Too busy trying to court centrist voters and uphold a dying status quo

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I know right? This quote in the headline makes her out to sound so tepid like “please mr president could you maybe be more confrontational against the fascists who want to kill me and my allies? 👉👈”

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The impression I had gotten from interviews (Al Jazeera, the Guardian, Haaretz) was that Israeli civilian police were there and exchanged fire with Hamas but that it was HOURS before they came across any IDF personnel. I’ve been focusing on this less as the time goes on and the catastrophic situation in Gaza gets worse and worse, so maybe further sources have come out regarding the Nova Festival.

Regardless I would like to see consequences to the people who authorized a festival so close to Gaza in the first place…

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I don’t know how to confirm this myself but I have read and heard that before anything else, after it was known Hamas fighters were inside Israeli territory, the IDF first move militarily was to start bombing Gaza. No one can argue honestly that the IDF defends Israelis - its literally just the most reactionary of religious Zionists that they serve.

Secular Jewish Israelis? Nah they can fend for themselves for a few hours, we’ve gotta attack Palestinian civilians, says the IDF. And that’s not even bringing up that 20% of Israeli citizens ARE ARABS, some of whom were also attacked in their homes in Southern Israel 10 days ago, but of course the same people calling Hamas human animals will go after them next (not to suggest they aren’t already, only that Gazans face more immediate extermination).

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Hope these are accurate! PiS’s actions towards democracy and free press are sickening

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Damn right when the premium plan is going up (at least in my country)

GivingEuropeASpook,
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Well then he HAS made the college conservative if the studsnts are fleeing, opening up the space for their preferred students. Headline makes it sound like he failed.

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“Cmon, can’t we all just hate queers in peace, together?”

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Yes, let’s escalate the conflict further, surely this will save lives!

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Theres pointing out bias and theres making bad-faith accusations of motive with no basis

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You can literally find Palestinian diplomats on BBC and AL Jazeera doing exactly that while placing it in the wider context of the 50+ year occupation and the fact that Israel is still the bigger military force in this

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Its cause they do it to non-Europeans in Gaza or stand aside while settlers in the West Bank do it

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“Both are evil” rhetoric is often used to justify or obfuscate one sides crimes, and because on the broader scale, Israel unfolds destruction and death at a higher scale, so there’s a lot of intense emotions from thise keyed into Palestinian struggle. That’s why so many want you to pick.

It is important to remember Hamas ≠ Palestinians, and Israeli government ≠ Israeli citizens. Yes, they live in a colonial state, but Hamas doesn’t care if they try to fight to change it or not, furthermore, most left leaning people are in colonial states or in former colonizing states so they are basically saying they think violence against them is justified too. Everyone should be aware of their privileges and work to dismantle the systems that create them, but that doesn’t mean they need be killed in order to realize that!

It’s ridiculous because you’re absolutely right too, Israeli calling them all “human animals” and doing a total blockade of Gaza is a war crime, but so is what happened to Shani Louk. In the world I am fighting for, the people responsible for both would be held accountable.

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My side is the good side and therefore is justified in its actions! It can’t do something wrong against those monsters!

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I get it, but it saddens me to think how many people might be around me both irl and online that would be alright with or even happy about the death of unarmed people of all ages and genders. Or that the people on the left in particular (since that’s my camp) suddenly don’t care about sexual violence if it’s being perpetrated against someone they’ve decided deserved it or was a legitimate target because of social grievances

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Both are crimes under various international laws, some people seem to think you fight one by committing the other

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I can’t think of a single successful revolution that didn’t end up with significant civilian casualties

A gross oversimplification. Will civilians inevitably get got in the crossfire or be targeted by reactionaries during protests as part of the revolution? Sure. But there’s a difference between that and seeking out and targeting a site without a military presence and civilians from more than just Israel.

Remember the Reign of Terror in France?

Not a good example to cite since that destabilized revolutionary france and helped create the conditions for Napoleon to rise to power.

Revolution is bloody and revolution leads to civilian casualties, but at its core it’s caused by systematic oppression by the government and inaction on behalf of the population

Again, a revolution is bloody because of the people reacting against it, it doesn’t have to be because your side decided to target civilians and perpetuate cycles of violence. The revolutions that created long lasting new paradigms didn’t serve as vehicles to enact vengeance.

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There are a lot of people on the left who think that they oppose things by adopting the reverse of whatever Mainstream Media says or by unironically endorsing what the right wing fear mongers about.

For example, if the Mainstream media dehumanises Palestinians, then they should dehumanise Israelis back. Opposing Israeli apartheid is not only the same as supporting Hamas but not supporting Hamas means your don’t REALLY care about Palestinian liberation.

Another example being that liberals and conservatives fear monger about how Palestianians all want to kill Israelis and anyone who supports the settler state, and so some people on the left adopt that as their actual viewpoint in order to “oppose” the right.

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