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Great, the next round of distraction theatre is here sooner than expected, and no one is even questioning what this is serving as cover for.. 🎉🙄

Either way, it achieves its goal - get/keep the public riled up in its division and focused entirely on the next round of blue v red, while those who control both (and who exist outside of the party system, and therefore completely outside of voter control, by design of course) continue to relentlessly fuck us over.

Labour have been declaring loud and clear who they are and what they stand for (lmfao, as if spineless Starmer can even "stand" for anything), anyone who still believes they offer an alternative at this point is as gullible as a tory voter.

I will continue to vote none as long as I am forced to pick between one evil and another, there is no "lesser" when they both play for the same team (and it isn't team working class).

You have a choice, to see this for what it is and not participate in their divisive charade. Be brave enough to see solutions outside of the narrow system those in power have created for you to feel like you are participating in the decision making (like the pretend wheel you might give a toddler to play with in their car seat so they feel like they're driving), and instead start making decision for yourself, that will actually impact your life and the lives of those around you - start consciously unlearning the lies you've been indoctrinated with all your life (like that parliament has or ever will serve the people and not for those who own the land and hoard the money), spread this information to others, and start organising alternatives to the bullshit we're expected to keep putting up with (namely the continued extraction of resources from the people upwards, or "reverse trickle down" which is how the system was designed to work, and the aforementioned division of the people in to blue v red instead of haves v have-nots. E: and that isn't just a money thing, it's a privilege thing, too) because it's the easiest way to keep us from revolting.

Fucking revolt.

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The way the artist managed to get the top green layer of clothing look sheer over the red is genuinely impressive considering how easy that would be to turn in to a muddy brow mess, especially on silk, which wants to naturally let colours to run in to each other. Really incredible.

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Ok, so the packaging design made me think this was a faked cereal at first (you know, that you add milk to) and then I read that you tried some, and was genuinely horrified.
The reality in comparison is much less alarming lmao..
I'd probably at least try it if I still ate dairy.. ¯\(ツ)

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It's a good thing they've been dredging the (now sewerage filled) rivers and sorted all the other flood defences out in preparation!

Oh, wait... 🙄

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Anything to avoid addressing the actual cause of the issue... 🙄

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988 240p?) (vimeo.com)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 American fantasy comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis from a screenplay written by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman. It is loosely based on the 1981 novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf. The film stars Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Stubby Kaye, Joanna Cassidy, and the voices of...

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Having originally (and repeatedly) watched it on scratchy video tape, it can't be worse than that lol

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Let me just get out my worlds tiniest violin for these exploitative hoarding motherfuckers.

It's either that, or the guillotine..

Or they could, you know, just give up their wealth if their suffering is so great?
Nah?
Didn't think so.. 🙄

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And this is like tip of the iceberg bare minimum type shit, it's not even suggesting workers own the means of production or anything that radical, all it is is paying employees a more appropriate share of the profits (the company is still making an obscene amount of that profit, and the employees are still under paid for their labour, it's how the pyramid scheme we call capitalism works, but this is proof that even while continuing to roll in billions, other employers don't have to be keeping their employees on poverty wages, they choose to).

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I wish I had the patience to go and post this in reply to every tankie I've seen today defending the "honour" of this piece of shit in the name of Iranians who they've convinced themselves they can speak for (yet somehow never speak up for their best interests, only in defence of their "great leaders" interests, curious.. 🤔🙄).

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Tankies are people who claim to be communists, but who exclusively support authoritarians and their oppressive regimes, past and present, because these authoritarians call themselves communists (think believing Nazis were socialists because it was in their party name), even though their actions have nothing at all to do with communism, and fascists co-opting leftist language to gain power being a well documented phenomenon.

It's pretty easy to tell really: if a project is/was stateless, classless, and moneyless - congratulations, it's almost certainly communism, and those who support it are communists (or possibly one of several varieties of anarchist, like myself).

However if one or any of those conditions aren't met, and/or there is a single dictator or a small group of cronies holding on to power claiming they've been met, but the reality is clearly different - congratulations, you basically have run of the mill fascism on your hands and those who support it are tankies (who, as I pointed out in OP, almost always speak up and in defence of a "dear leader" but never in defence of the people themselves, because all they care about is the regime, not the people living under it).

In the case of the fediverse, there are a couple of dedicated instances almost exclusively occupied by tankies, who have made it their goal to essentially troll and brigade anyone who doesn't agree with their, frankly bizarre, views (calling it "dialectics" to make themselves feel better). They're generally easy to avoid though, by blocking individuals, or their entire instance.

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western tankies especially can be very weird

Right, and they call anyone who disagrees with them, even actual communists, "McCarthyists" 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

Seriously though, anyone who sees any reason whatsoever for communists to support the Iranian government mustn't have a single fucking clue what communism is about.. They're a fucking joke (if only they didn't go around giving leftists such a bad name)..

That's a fantastic, and not at all surprising piece of information though, thanks for sharing!

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No problem, glad I could help.

Just to add, pelespirit is more or less right about the origin of the word, you can read more on the wiki

Body Brokers (2021) (www.imdb.com)

An eye opening movie based on the realities of the for-profit rehab/addiction treatment complex (though the text at the end, as well as revealing some horrific related statistics, also makes it clear that this is a at least partly promotional material for the 12 step programs, which have their own issues)....

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Anyone who still believes in, never mind promotes the lie that is (and always has been) the "American dream" should be categorically ignored, if not publicly chastised.

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That, or they have a vested interest in continuing to perpetuate it and keep it "alive", like the owners of this publication clearly do.

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Lol, "could".. I'll believe it when I see it..

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Just another typical non-apology, nothing to see here...

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Infants aren’t the ones answering the call for a gathering of people with a certain name.

Their parents easily could be though..

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Ugh, you believe the racist myth about a perfectly safe (and very tasty) ingredient that occurs naturally in many foods you probably eat regularly?

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