Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General)

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But yeah, the US debt is guaranteed to break $30 trillion under Biden. There's nothing he can do to drop the deficit to <$500 billion a year right now well, unless you want to tax the rich…, and with the current deficit it's likely to break that milestone before the year is even over.
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It’s a shame that Chinese citizens can’t pull what Russians are doing and will sure as hell never come close to pulling a Jan 6th.
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Which is why China coming out on top means a full extinction of human rights as a concept, the idea of individual freedom being lost forever, never to return even if humanity reboots.
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@CaptainXtra
It’s a shame that Chinese citizens can’t pull what Russians are doing and will sure as hell never come close to pulling a Jan 6th.


Bold of you to assume that the Chinese are easily cowed

Underneath the graphs, however, such “mass incidents” have been increasing over the last decade. This rising unrest is, in fact, recognized by numerous official sources, such as the Annual Report on China’s Rule of Law (No 12). Other than attempting to tally and taxonomize the “incidents,” this report also noted that roughly 30% of them took place in Guangdong province, in which the PRD is located. But many such reports, including this one, take only a small number of mass incidents reported in major media outlets and generalize from this subset. Others, such as the China Labor Bulletin’s strike map , mine reports from the Chinese internet in a much more systematic way, but the data stretches back only a few years. Their map is also intentionally focused on strikes, rather than all “mass incidents,” and therefore often excludes forms of unrest that are initiated outside the workplace and do not take the form of labor grievances.


Fuck liberal, middle-class Russians. Chinese Proletarians are the new lit
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Well there's gonna' be some rioting in Tacoma. Just saw a video taken yesterday of a large amount of rioters standing in front of and yelling at a police SUV. The officer gunned it and mowed down (including ran over) at least a dozen of them.

Edit: looks like the group was watching a couple of idiots doing donuts in the intersection and the cops showed up to stop them, at which point the mob surrounds the police SUV to allow the offenders to get away.
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Which is why China coming out on top means a full extinction of human rights as a concept, the idea of individual freedom being lost forever, never to return even if humanity reboots.

I can only wonder how much the Chinese Leadership was laughing it’s ass off on Jan 6th.
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IMO the "ACAB" motto/movement is not a good mentality to have and that would only just make issues related to crime and police even worse.

Yes there are a lot of shitty cops around the world that do need to be called out and punished, and yes a lot of police forces (especially in the US) need a serious overhaul on how they work and how they respond to situations, but trying to say that all the people on the side of law enforcement are shitty and horrible people just creates a really toxic mentality to have, and also makes some people just come across as heartless psychos too (i remember back when the blm protests were at their peak and we had people cheering and celebrating over cops getting hurt and even killed).

Can't we call out police brutality and push for serious police reforms without having t jump on this extremism shit?
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@MethidMan
I hate how recently the default reaction to these things is to jump to the biggest extreme possible instead of trying to work out on something that can actually work.

Like Dustcan said months ago, giving major reforms to the US police is a good middle ground between challenging and changing the status quo, without having to default to mindless anarchy.
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Reform the police, sure, but defund the police, I mean, maybe defund the dysfunctional parts but don't get rid of the police force entirely.


That's what "Defund the police" means. Of course, being a Lefty slogan, it's not self-explanatory and leads to misinterpretation.
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@Dustcan
Well why not change it to "Reform/CHange The Police" instead?

Same slogan, but it gets the intended meaning across much better.

I swear as a leftist other leftists make me weep at how stupid they are
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Well for ACAB
Because it was already a slogan actually just appropriated because it was catchy

It was used by rebels, criminals, as well as, interestingly enough, white supremacists.

ACAB isn't new to the movement its been around as long as people have thought police were unfair.

Defund the police is actually pretty good
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@Dustcan
That's what "Defund the police" means. Of course, being a Lefty slogan, it's not self-explanatory and leads to misinterpretation.

And that's just the problem, when people hear it, they think it actually means defund the police as in get rid of all their funding until they shut down. It sends the wrong message and people misunderstand what the real goal is.

You want a slogan that gets people to think of what this cartoon is trying to convey:



It's ironic because even though the cartoon explains it nicely, the white rat represents people who immediately think of this cartoon:



My point is, we shouldn't have to explain what the slogan means; the slogan should already point out exactly what it means on its own.
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