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he/him

if you devalue trans people in any way, including nb people, please block me

I respectfully request that you not refer to me using slurs

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“Oh yeah, that’s the shit! They’re really loving me now!”

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They’re not. I have celiac, and I’ve learned from reading labels that they often have completely different ingredients/manufacturing conditions.

They’re not QC rejects, but they’re also not the same thing repackaged.

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My provider claims generics can have different fillers and such. The active ingredients have to be the same, though.

If I really wanted to be sure, I’d ask a pharmacist.

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See, this is what people say, but now that I’ve been reading labels I don’t believe it.

For example, I cannot eat Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, but some off brands are made with a different formula that doesn’t include gluten and is manufactured in a safe environment.

Conversely, I can eat Cheerios, but not most store brands, Lucky Charms but not most store brands, etc.

And that’s just cereal! Even drugs vary wildly. Sure, the active ingredients are the same, but the other contents can really vary.

Some foods have similar ingredients, but are either manufactured on shared equipment with wheat and dairy, or not.

I now believe that most store brands are made in a unique environment. I’m open to being convinced otherwise, but if you need more examples, I can check my cupboard and tell you all kinds of things!

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I love your username btw

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I’d call a horseologist and tell them to get over here right away, there’s no time to explain

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LemmyNSFW (nothing against it, but I’m not here for that)

Hexbear

These are the only two

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My instance already blocks those, otherwise I’d add those as well

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I was in the same situation. I started to walk and longboard every day and track my calories without exception.

Eventually, you can see changes and it becomes easier over time, but oh boy I never shame anyone for their body size, because it’s hella hard, and if you’re coping with other problems like depression or addiction, it’s gotta feel damn near impossible.

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I saw a BBC documentary about a similar situation. People are being exploited on both sides of the phone line.

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I left beehaw because I was being targeted by a user using gaslighting and lies.

When I responded to this user (I will admit, too strongly), the mods removed my comments, but left his initial lies and gaslighting up, even though I had reported them (and even messaged one of the admins directly – it was actually a beehaw admin’s actions against my comments.) To be clear, I understood the removal of my comments, but I did not understand why the user’s lies and rudeness against me still remained.

I mentioned tumblr because it was where the information I was sharing had initiated, and I encouraged people to take the discussion there, since a productive discussion was no longer possible here. I never said I was moving there myself.

I then removed the rest of my comments and posts on beehaw.

I was already on tumblr, so I didn’t “move from” Beehaw to there. I was also already on this account, so nor did I move here – I was already here all along, where I’ve had no similar problems.

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Oh, please. One of the first things Biden did was open more concentration camps. He’s continued Trump’s wall (guess it’s Biden’s wall now). Millions of people die due to lack of healthcare access, and all liberals have is Obamacare 2.0, a slap in the face.

Sure, they’re not as bad as Republicans, but that’s a dismally low bar. They’re still complicit in fascism and genocide. They’re still defending capitalism.

Want to talk about strawman? Let’s talk about how every time someone mentions these things, Libs deflect with wild unfounded accusations of supporting Trump.

American liberals are only marginally better than Republicans. And if you’re in one of those camps, they’re no better at all.

Edit: I actually thought this was a different thread. I’ll still leave it though because it’s all accurate.

This is the kind of shit I’m talking about. By this logic, the anti-trans anti-POC laws in my state are alright, according to liberals. I’ve heard the same thing from them about the border camps and wall - “Biden has no choice!” Bullshit.

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Thank you! I’ve been rapidly losing faith in people lately. My dad taught social studies, and this is exactly the same things he would say. Seems we’ve lost sight of this somewhere along the way.

Might I add that it is so important that we not treat any person, including the president, as if they are beyond reproach. I find this trend of deflecting any criticism of one president with wild unfounded accusations of supporting an even worse candidate to be extremely troubling and, quite frankly, anti-democratic. I wish I could persuade more people to support equity and oppose systemic oppression, but it’s frustrating when the very people who proclaim to care refuse to engage in good faith.

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He was compelled by law to continue the wall

…because “he was just following the law” and “he was just following orders” famously excuse human rights abuses and other atrocities

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There it is! Everyone get in here!

This is EXACTLY what my post is about!

We’ve got:

  1. Deflecting with “you’d rather have a dictator/Trump” – that famous wild unfounded accusation
  2. Can only conceive of either tyranny of the majority or authoritarianism
  3. Hand-waving / downplaying human rights abuses

B I N G O!

I’m going to leave this here for you, because this user addresses this better than I can. (Not sure how to do proper links here, but you should still be able to read the comment.)

As that user said, even following the principles of our current republic, this doesn’t excuse something like anti-trans laws or border camps.

And when it comes to leftist ideologies (this is a leftist community, after all, not a capitalist one), there are also other even more democratic and equitable options.

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I’m very involved in my community. I sit on two city committees, I meet at least twice a year with my city council rep and email her in between, I vote in every election, I attend rallies and events like Pride and BLM whenever my schedule permits, I work for a charitable non-profit that helps people (don’t want to get too specific because doxxing), and I’ve considered running for local office before deciding my schedule just doesn’t allow it.

I’m also fairly poor, but I still donate monthly to Lakota People’s Law Project and Minnesota Freedom Fund.

And even online, I try to discuss real problems and don’t straight up lead with telling people to fuck off. I also don’t make excuses for fascist institutions such as ICE with their border camps. I point out the troubling things Biden is doing because we need to find a way to stop these things by any means necessary.

So I do agree with your advice, but it’s not a zero sum game. I can do all these things and also be online. I feel like you’re just saying this as a silencing tactic and deflection.

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But it’s not the only alternative to authoritarianism

Tell that to the people this post is about. Also, as you have mentioned, the current system allows this. The majority of people could support ICE, and it would still be inequitable and oppressive. The majority may oppose returning land to tribal control, but it is still colonization and genocide.

Only ideologies like Anarchism preclude this, since they by definition oppose such hierarchies and don’t rely on a glacially slow system that winks while people suffer.

It doesn’t matter what the majority want. Often, the majority want to harm other people. If you don’t believe me, then you haven’t heard from enough American liberals who will make batshit claims such as this being the best system in the world or that they “have no other choice” but to force oppression and genocide as long as it’s sanctioned by the law.

Clearly, this is not a good system. Never has been.

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False. Provide evidence before you make such a claim. This is a lie used to silence progressives, leftists, and post-leftists, because what we say makes you uncomfortable.

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You are literally the person this post is about.

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Wrong on all accounts. It is the hierarchical system and the state that exacerbate bigotry.

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Some people in this thread make me wonder how centrists and status quo defenders manage to find their way into a leftist meme forum 😂

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Incorrect. I challenge you to scour my post and comment history for any mention of Hamas or anything that would justify you asking such a question. (I’ll save you some time – you won’t find it.)

Otherwise, we’ll just assume you’re deflecting.

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Thank you. I think you’re right. It must be so nice to be able to have a family one can love.

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This doesn’t seem correct. Any criticism of a Democrat immediately elicits defensiveness and wild accusations of supporting Trump. I’m starting to think they’re incapable of actual empathy. Imagine defending something like ICE or Israel.

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