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Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:44 pm
by Brentai
Don't fall into the trap of assuming that these people are irrelevant just because they're beaten down and angry. The Nazis did become the prevailing force in Germany and a number of other countries for a time, and did so by very simply taking advantage of a situation where most people felt like "losers". The modern crop of advantage-takers don't have the serendipitous advantage of a recent Treaty of Versailles to build off of, but they do potentially have something much sweeter: a world they can drop into the crapper them-fucking-selves and a populace that's too damned confused by the modern information overload to even notice it. Preferably, I'd like to avoid having to deal with both another goddam Loser Army and the circumstances necessary for their mobilization.

Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:50 pm
by Mongrel
Brentai wrote:Don't fall into the trap of assuming that these people are irrelevant just because they're beaten down and angry. The Nazis did become the prevailing force in Germany and a number of other countries for a time, and did so by very simply taking advantage of a situation where most people felt like "losers". The modern crop of advantage-takers don't have the serendipitous advantage of a recent Treaty of Versailles to build off of, but they do potentially have something much sweeter: a world they can drop into the crapper them-fucking-selves and a populace that's too damned confused by the modern information overload to even notice it. Preferably, I'd like to avoid having to deal with both another goddam Loser Army and the circumstances necessary for their mobilization.

Even without the very real damage already wrought by modern white terrorists and GGer scum, I would have thought that the very fact of our making legitimate comparisons to actual capital N-Nazis would make it clear that these people are anything but irrelevant? That they're in fact quite dangerous?

Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:01 pm
by Friday
The real weakness of liberals isn't (wasn't) kindness or empathy. It's their penchant for underestimating the enemy, writing them off as clowns incapable of harming anyone.

Trump's election mostly eradicated that weakness, at great cost.

As I said, it's important to understand the nature of your enemy. They are a bunch of whiny crybaby losers. It's also important to not underestimate them, or the harm they can cause to real, flesh and blood human beings if you do so.

Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:30 pm
by Mongrel
I think the underestimation comes with the unfortunate assumption that progress is always continuous, and that any setbacks are merely hiccups which can be worked out by "sensible people".

Shit can get bad yo. My childhood taught me to never underestimate the crazy shit humans can normalize in even just one generation.

Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:47 pm
by mharr
François wrote:don't have whatever flavor of intelligence is necessary to realize they've been lied to ("oh, I'm actually lonely because my atrophied sense of empathy drives social-type people away and I can't find a decent job because capitalists have been suppressing income growth since before I was born").

I think staring that sort of truth down is more a matter of bravery, a broken sense of humour or maybe just bloody minded fatalism. I can certainly understand people being emotionally unable to accept it because fucking hell it's a scary and hopeless looking abyss.

Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:48 pm
by Mongrel

Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:37 pm
by Mongrel

Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:31 am
by François

Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:53 pm
by Mongrel

Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:15 pm
by Mongrel

Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:23 pm
by nosimpleway
And that driver? Albert Einstein

Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:13 pm
by Friday
And that car? It clapped after it landed the plane

Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:15 pm
by Mongrel

Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:54 am
by Büge


This thread is Perfect

Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:03 pm
by Mongrel
There's a whiff or two, but mostly this account is an absolute scream:






Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:07 am
by Mongrel

Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:41 pm
by Copen
Mongrel wrote:

If this isn't just one event it now needs to be.

Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:10 pm
by atog
apparently it's 4 minutes of rasslin' and 12 minutes of gospel singin

Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:24 am
by Mongrel


Pfff hahaha

Nice.

Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:24 am
by Mongrel