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#97 what r yr politicals in Off Topic

tbh i wrote a ~1000 word response explaining how the entirety of my post pretty clearly explains what I believe
but i kinda felt like you wouldn't understand that one either
reread the post im replying to
then read anything about communism
and think critically how communism can be characterized as a reaction to capitalism rather than an independently developed system

posted about a year ago
#92 what r yr politicals in Off Topic
michael-i'm not reading the communist manifesto. i've already had to read parts for courses and it's bleh. i want to know what you find so acceptable in communism; not what those 150 years thought.

I've mostly just been shitposting so far, but here's an actual thoughtpost (though uncurated)

1. I believe capitalism is inherently exploitative. Not gonna explain why, as thousands of well-regarded pages on the subject already exist.
2. To suggest capitalism is the best economic system possible when the economy has only existed for 200~20000 years (depending on where you wanna start) is optimistic. If you view economics as the efficient sharing of resources, suggesting we developed an optimal solution after such a short time belies a lack of creativity. Communism might not be more efficient, but the current market is unlikely to be optimal either. Therefore, we should be moving away from capitalism.
3. Communism offers an idea of a society that I think is more egalitarian while rewarding work. Under capitalism, work is not tied to income, allowing the existence of classes of people propped up by the working class. The veil of ignorance covers most of my belief here, but in general I think the entire idea of heritable social-class is something we (global we) should be working to move past. Humans are probably smart enough (or will be) to figure out a way to make things fair in the future. The great trend in western society has been away from hierarchy over the past 200 years, and I'd like that to continue. Abolishing states and social class are unlikely in my life-time, but I'd like to start paving the way where possible.
3.5. The current distribution of wealth is dumb. Really the entire idea of money is an inexact abstraction to keep track of who's socially "worthy" of staying alive, and the faster we can move past that the better.

You should finish reading Marx because regardless of if you agree with his solution, his critiques are still relevant today. There's a reason plenty of liberal and right-wing sociologists continue to use his frameworks to understand class structures in capitalist societies. Reading in general is cool, and if nothing else understanding anti-capitalist thought will help you understand capitalism better.

ps tag yrself

posted about a year ago
#80 what r yr politicals in Off Topic
michael- why would anybody willingly accept that type of government? genuinely curious.

if ur so genuinely curious that u'd type that nerd essay but didn't even take the time to read a 150 year old paperback im not gonna be able to help u
but the fact u think communism has a government is l o l

posted about a year ago
#76 what r yr politicals in Off Topic

u might wanna look up the etymology of the word Utopia, then
(Hint: it's communism. More is a deal in the history of leftwing thought)

posted about a year ago
#73 what r yr politicals in Off Topic
and communism isn't?

u realize communism is a conceptual utopia, right?

posted about a year ago
#15 grad school in Off Topic

but what if they think im clingy?

ty for the advice but ive been hitting all the bulletpoints here so i guess ive had shit luck :(

posted about a year ago
#12 grad school in Off Topic
MarxistAsk your current professors + advisor for contact information or to contact them for you - it will be taken much more seriously.

my applications so far have been based mostly off people my current PI knows or collabs w/
2 of them are US and one is EU
all got personal emails citing the parts of their research I liked and talked about models or w/e I'd been thinking about based on their work

none bothered to email me back :(

posted about a year ago
#1 grad school in Off Topic

How do i find a COOL advisor? No one emails me back :(

posted about a year ago
#34 what r yr politicals in Off Topic

I dont believe in hierarchy
Capitalism is a failed system
Read kropotkin

posted about a year ago
#7 what r yr politicals in Off Topic
crabfwhy did u make the hyperlink a link to the image that u spoiled

proofreading is hard

posted about a year ago
#1 what r yr politicals in Off Topic

very transparent attempt to data-mine the political persuasions of competitive gamers

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#163 lol b4nny in TF2 General Discussion
ArguedOysterthis is why internet psychology is bullshit. you don't even know the guy. doesn't b4nny write music and play guitar or something?

edit: also b4nny has played for 95 hrs over the past two weeks, average of almost 7 hrs/day. Dunno how your friend spends way more time than that learning, along with having personal time, but that's damn impressive.

7 hours a day isnt that much, unless you're tying to say working people can't have hobbies
Just cause you do other things doesnt mean you care about them
Obviously im making up assumptions

Edit: sry that was overly mean
He doesn't spend that much time playing tf2, 40 hours a week is a low-average amount of time to spend at work and it is his job after all. Maybe he makes music, but maybe he's halfassin it and doesnt really care. Youre right that it's armchair psych, but i dont think saying he's overly concern with tf2 is controversial

posted about a year ago
#153 lol b4nny in TF2 General Discussion

I've spent 10 mins thinking about it and even the people who no life real things dont get as mad as b4nny does. An acquaintance applied to Harvard med, the guy spends way more time and brainpower learning than b4nny does playing tf2. He also takes failure way better. My theory is he can actually relax because he has "personal" and "professional" passions separated. B4nny has made his personal passion (vidya) into his only source of fulfillment and now he can't do anything to actually relax. Idk maybe he should start woodworking or smth but i think hes gonna crack eventually if he can't find something "real" to be passionate about.

posted about a year ago
#152 lol b4nny in TF2 General Discussion
capnnofapnhonestly, I think b4nny just needs to find passion in something other than tf2. His self esteem is way too dependent on tf2 and it has to be really stressful to have your livelihood depend on a game you know isn't going anywhere. I don't know that much about his life outside of tf2, but I think it would really help him grow as a person if he found something else to be good at. I'd love to see b4nny spend more time exploring his other interests and see where that takes him. I know he likes writing music and that would probably be a great emotional outlet for him and it would be a great way for him to prove to himself that he's more than just a really good tf2 player.

idk if this is copypasta or something but literally every toxic edgelord I've met in this game has gotten a LOT more chill when they started lifting or focusing on school or something. getting this upset over a casual pug just makes it look like your entire personality is invested in being good at tf2, and youre taking anything challenging that as a personal affront. I understand wanting to be good at something to the point you dedicate your entire life to it, but b4nny makes me glad I'm not that attached to tf2 anymore. Letting a video game have that much control over emotions just made me angry all the time

posted about a year ago
#22 dogs in the EU in Off Topic
DuMmTmi thought this was a happy dog thread :(

posted about a year ago
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