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TonyStark

@TonyStark@progressivecafe.social

Administrator of progressivecafe.social
Progressive voter and activist, engineer.
Account on Fediverse since February 2019.

#VoteBlue #ClimateAction
Secular Jew

Now “Too Jewish.”

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TonyStark, to Michigan
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These wins give Dems back their trifecta in state government.

“In 2022, Democrats won control of both houses of the Legislature for the first time in almost 40 years. With Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also romping to reelection, the party secured unified control of Michigan government and passed a slew abortion rights, gun reform, LGBTQ+ rights and pro-labor legislation last year.”

Democrats regain full control of state House with two special election wins:
https://michiganadvance.com/2024/04/17/democrats-regain-full-control-of-state-house-with-two-special-election-wins/

TonyStark, to random
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If a bunch of Matisyahu concerts got canceled and now a college valedictorian’s speech got canceled, both over “security concerns due to Middle East issues” and you’re not equally concerned about both, you’re really missing the whole concept.

dukepaaron, to random
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Lolololo! Can't make this shit up 🤣

TonyStark,
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@dukepaaron My representative, a Democrat, voted for that. Voters voted for him. That’s who he represents.

These weirdos don’t understand voting, either. Or representation. Or antisemitism. Or words.

TonyStark,
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@dukepaaron @ClintBarton It’s hard to list off all the things people care about that I don’t. Including that Trump fell asleep the other day or whatever. Most stuff doesn’t even need the attention. I honestly wasn’t planning to post anything about any of these votes at all until it came up. I prefer to use my limited social media time on other stuff.

TonyStark,
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@dukepaaron @tjcasser @sickmatter @acarson @rochelle I only hypnotized 4 people today so I guess I need to get cracking.

TonyStark,
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TonyStark, to random
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If you’re sharing stuff such as “it’s the Jews” or “it’s all secretly AIPAC”, you’re not progressive, you’re not an “indie journalist”, and you’re not digging up some underground Jewish cabal activity.

You’re a conspiracy theorist no different from Alex Jones or Marjorie Taylor Greene spreading space lasers and people drinking blood and all the right wing stuff you’ve claimed to abhor. You’re no different.

The Jews Aren’t Taking Away TikTok - The Atlantic:
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/04/antisemitism-conspiracy-theories-tiktok/678088/

“Characteristic of anti-Semitic online discourse, these videos and others like them interchangeably reference individual American Jews, American Jewish organizations like the Anti-Defamation League, American pro-Israel lobbying groups like AIPAC, and the state of Israel, as though they are all part of one single- minded international conspiracy to take down TikTok. When a commenter asked Carroll to "look into universal studios pulling their music from TikTok," a reference to the Universal Music conglomerate's dispute with TikTok over royalties, Carroll replied, "Universal CEO is a Jewish man."”
“Consider recent American history: In 2018, a far-right gunman who blamed Jews for mass immigration murdered 11 people in Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue. In 2019, assailants tied to the Black Hebrew Israelite movement attacked a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, killing three; one of the shooters had written on social media about Jews controlling the government. In 2022, an Islamic extremist took an entire congregation hostage in Colleyville, Texas, and demanded that a rabbi get a convict released from a nearby prison. These perpetrators-white supremacist, Black extremist, radical Islamist-had essentially nothing in common other than their belief that a Jewish cabal governed world affairs and was the cause of their problems.”
“The reality is the reverse: Jews constitute just 2 percent of the American population, and although they exercise influence like any other minority, they frequently disagree among themselves and do not dictate the destiny of the majority. Politicians voting against TikTok are pursuing their conception of the national interest, not being suborned to serve some nebulous Jewish interest. Remove the Jews from the equation, and the situation will be the same. Conspiracy theorists typically claim to be combatting concealed power structures. But as in this case, their delusions make them unable to perceive the way power actually works. Thus, conspiratorial anti-Semitism hobbles its adherents, preventing them from rationally organizing to advance their own causes by distracting them with fantastical Jewish plots.”

TonyStark,
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@ShiitakeToast Oh, excellent. I’m actually on the Lower East Side today because I had a meeting earlier and was considering checking out the rest of the city today because I haven’t been here for awhile but gonna just head out then. Unbelievable.

TonyStark,
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@ShiitakeToast Thank you.

TonyStark,
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@dukepaaron If they can’t lie about us, they’ll be nothing left for them to hold against us.

TonyStark,
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@raf @dukepaaron You can find it on left TikTok now along with we broke the Baltimore bridge, we canceled “Gossip Girl”, we caused inflation, and we shot the sheriff. We’re super busy.

TonyStark,
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@slcw

Antisemitism isn't just the world's oldest form of bigotry, it's also one of the last acceptable forms.

TonyStark,
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@slcw @kilroy_was_here

It's wild to me, someone who's left of center, that the same people who think themselves relatively well versed in microaggressions seem to readily want to commit them on Jewish people all over the world, including people who are entirely uninvolved.

And yes, it’s definitely reminiscent of that.

ClintBarton, to random
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🤔🤔🤔 I wonder ....

TonyStark,
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@ClintBarton I think it is with everyone except Republicans.

Snowshadow, to random
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@TonyStark
I am sorry to bother you. I tried to enlist someone else but he is unfamiliar with Canadian politics.

Could you please look at this thread? There are three accounts with no followers all made in June 2023. No replies etc...this thread is weird. They are trying to discourage Liberals and promote Maple MAGAs.

If you have the stomach and the time could you look at this?
I reported the thread but....🤷‍♀️

https://mastodon.social/@Snowshadow/112283795506603949

TonyStark,
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@Snowshadow Thata ok. Always ok. It comes up as “page not found” for me, though…

One of those accounts, I definitely recognize as a name I blocked. I have an unfortunately good memory for names like that.

TonyStark,
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@Snowshadow Oh, I see. It’s on Lemmy which I’m not federated with. BRB.

TonyStark,
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@Snowshadow Be right back. 😂

I had to look at it outside of my app.

Looks exactly like the stuff we get here that says “both parties are the same” or “Biden didn’t get everything done he needed”. Just in a different wrapper.

TonyStark,
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@Snowshadow Anytime!

dukepaaron, to random
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Thinking of starting a new social media business called AsAJew.

For a small fee, I will be your token internet Jew and will back you up every time you want some cover over your totally fucked up antisemitic bullshit.

Hit me up.

Rates negotiable.

TonyStark,
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@dukepaaron @acarson I just came here to say exactly that-if you’re going to do that On Here, you’ll definitely need to offer a bulk discount or a buy 9, get your 10th antisemitic comment covered for free program. For individuals or whole instances.

TonyStark,
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@dukepaaron @acarson Finally can afford all the dill pickles we want.

dukepaaron, to random
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I've been following this very weird post on my "unprotected" account. The one that sees all the racist, antisemitic, misogynist, homophobic shit the fediverse produces in the normal course of the day.

This shithead makes a set of easily verifiably false allegations to try to get rid of a single user account that catalogs antisemitic content in the fediverse.

I read every post the account ever made yesterday. No truth to this at all.

And it spawns conspiracy comments from other users including accusations that this is an Israeli state actor.

What happens when fediblock is misused to target an account that catalogs, with receipts, antisemitism?

Nothing?

Very strange place yall built here.

What's the difference between this and Shitter other than having fewer people of color and Jews?

I encourage everyone to follow @endantisemitism

You may disagree with it occasionally. You may know it gets it wrong occasionally.

What a great opportunity for healthy dialogue and understanding.

TonyStark,
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@dukepaaron Ned is just another peaceful internet guy!

TonyStark,
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@dukepaaron OK, check out this one which I also suspended from here. This is whack.

TonyStark,
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@tjcasser @dukepaaron The Ned guy in one breath says he’s open to discussing his potential own antisemitism and then boosts an account saying the Jewish instance here is all Holocaust deniers.

TonyStark,
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@Heimdall @dukepaaron Conspiracy theory paranoia?

TonyStark,
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@rochelle @dukepaaron Good news: Anyone can have a Mastodon account.

Bad news: Anyone can have a Mastodon account.

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