On this one episode of river monsters the guy is talking about how he’s so far from civilization, no civilization near, far from all civilization, and so on. Except he’s standing in a house a few feet from a person grinding corn into flour, a child playing with toys, and a person watching the child. Later, he goes to the nearby boats and is shown around by a guy in basketball shorts.
He’s literally in a town of people talking about how there’s no civilization.
I guess only white towns count…
Marx: “The communists turn their attention chiefly to Germany, because that country is on the eve of a bourgeois revolution, that is bound to be carried out under more advanced conditions of European civilization.”
Was there a bourgeois revolution, exactly? I’m not a Marxist and I’ve only really read through the Manifesto, I’m unsure if Marx predicted this correctly. The German Revolution was mainly due to war, which was unsuccessful anyway.
Unless it’s the National Socialists, which would be pure bitter irony.
The manifesto was written on the eve of the 1848 revolutions in Europe, which overthrew the French monarchy and attempted to create a united Germany, I think that’s what Marx was referring to.
Um, so called “National Socialists” are anti-leftist and anti-Marxist. You know the Nazis literally killed Marxists and put them into concentration camps, right? There’s nothing ironic going on there, fascists have always been capitalist enemies of the proletariat, the name “National Socialist” is a misnomer, there’s nothing socialist about them. There’s a specific sort of right wing co-option going on there but I won’t get into it..
The communists in Germany during the nazi regime were some of the staunchiest resistors of nazism.
I’m pretty fucking tired of this anti-historical bullshit where communists and socialists are blamed for a regime that literally murdered them by the thousands.
I know the OP isn’t directly doing that here, but the snide association of socialists and marxists with nazis is de facto engaging in this narrative.
German fascism isn’t an “ironic” socialist uprising, shit I probably wouldn’t even count it as a bourgeois revolution, it’s right wing oppressive reactionaryism and it’s pretty blatantly such.
Today I said to a room of people that I would totally date a woman with a full beard.
The thing is…I am not overly fond of facial hair. Even every cis man I have ever dated was clean shaven, I usually don’t go for anyone with more than a mustache or a bit of stubble (though that’s not gender specific, ladies w/suave mustaches are welcome too).
I wasn’t actually talking about my preferences in a partner, instead I was rejecting the discussion that she was inherently undesirable and gross. This also involved outing myself and putting myself firmly in with the queer/gender stereotyping nonconforming (I actually have no idea of the woman at issue’s sexuality) people…as if the shaved head wasn’t any bit of a clue…
Awkward silence ensued. I don’t think they even knew how to respond to the idea.
[Image: 6-piece blue colored background with a Siamese cat.Text reads: “Finally find medication that works… Allergic to it.”]
I jumped through all my insurance company’s hoops and finally got to try Lyrica for my fibromyalgia! It started working and I felt better than I had in years - I was so excited; I felt like I had a new lease on life. Then my face exploded in hives. My doctor had to prescribe me cortisone before I could even wash my face again…
Lyrica does nothing for me, but Cymbalta-damn was the difference noticeable. I sometimes wish I was back on it, even though I had an unusual (though not technically allergic) reaction to it and was having outright hallucinations as well as other mental symptoms.
I used to work at McDonald’s making minimum wage. You know what that means when someone pays you minimum wage? You know what your boss was trying to say? ‘Hey if I could pay you less, I would, but it’s against the law.’
When I read truscum talking about trans as a medical condition, I do compare their rhetoric to disability rights theory, medical models, etc. and find it really fucking wanting.