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Chinese Gamers Draw Ire For Dominating World’s Most Popular Game
“Despite being prohibited by the game’s rules, Chinese players regularly form alliances with players they don’t know so long as they both speak the same language. In this winner-takes-all scenario, Chinese players on PUBG are willing to eliminate “foreign” foes in order to allow one another a better chance at surviving longer.

And dare we say it: The willingness of the masses to fulfill a higher objective signifies the existence of a greater good — just the kind of “socialist value” that Chinese authorities criticized the game for lacking.”
games  gaming  china  socialism 
yesterday by diasyrmus
Anonymous Conservative -- Charles Manson, Ultra-r-strategist
'...It is insane. It is cowardly. It is blatantly racist. It is shameless about all of it. But this is exactly what the leftists are thinking. The only difference is, Charlie was open about it – and he was planning on having 144,000 children during the Apocalypse while everyone else was dying. -- They’ll import these swarthy Middle Eastern Muslims, the Muslims will brutalize everyone and kill them, and after the white Christian westerners are all killed, the leftists will emerge from their hiding spots in the wreckage and take over, because the Muslim retards have shown that they have no ability to lead themselves. -- They will help the impoverished welfarites attack the rest of America and destroy it, and then they will emerge form the ashes and take over because the welfarites will all be broke, and unable to lead themselves. -- They will help the criminals defeat all of the rest of America, and when it is over the leftist will crawl out from under their rocks and take over from those retarded savages. -- They will bring in all the Mexicans, and after the white westerners are gone, they will emerge from their holes and immediately the Mexicans will recognize that they can’t possibly lead themselves. In each case, the white liberal will be lofted in the air on the shoulders of brown and black imbeciles, who will clamor to be led by their white greatness. -- Whether you are talking about the white liberal, SJW, or Cuckservative moron, this is the evolved r-strategy, designed to bring in the out-group, and use it to kill off indigenous K-strategists. It is just the most obvious incarnation of the strategy. I love the narcissism, racism, treason, psychopathy, and cowardice, all just openly spoken off. -- The only difference between Charlie and the average liberal is that Charlie was dumb enough to speak openly about his plans.'
rkselectiontheory  faggotry  shame  narcissism  envy  fantasy  socialism  subversion  LYAHF 
yesterday by adamcrowe
YouTube -- Paul Joseph Watson: CREEPY UNCLE JOE
'In what world is this normal?' -- Revelation of the Method
socialism  predation  revelationofthemethod 
yesterday by adamcrowe
Kolakowski on conservatism
"A Conservative Believes:

1. That in human life there never have been and never will be improvements that are not paid for with deteriorations and evils; thus, in considering each project of reform and amelioration, its price has to be assessed. Put another way, innumerable evils are compatible (i.e. we can suffer them comprehensively and simultaneously); but many goods limit or cancel each other, and therefore we will never enjoy them fully at the same time. A society in which there is no equality and no liberty of any kind is perfectly possible, yet a social order combining total equality and freedom is not. The same applies to the compatibility of planning and the principle of autonomy, to security and technical progress. Put yet another way, there is no happy ending in human history.

2. That we do not know the extent to which various traditional forms of social life--families, rituals, nations, religious communities--are indispensable if life in a society is to be tolerable or even possible. There are no grounds for believing that when we destroy these forms, or brand them as irrational, we increase the chance of happiness, peace, security, or freedom. We have no certain knowledge of what might occur if, for example, the monogamous family was abrogated, or if the time-honored custom of burying the dead were to give way to the rational recycling of corpses for industrial purposes. But we would do well to expect the worst.

3. That the idee fixe of the Enlightenment--that envy, vanity, greed, and aggression are all caused by the deficiencies of social institutions and that they will be swept away once these institutions are reformed-- is not only utterly incredible and contrary to all experience, but is highly dangerous. How on earth did all these institutions arise if they were so contrary to the true nature of man? To hope that we can institutionalize brotherhood, love, and altruism is already to have a reliable blueprint for despotism.

A Liberal Believes:

1. That the ancient idea that the purpose of the State is security still remains valid. It remains valid even if the notion of "security" is expanded to include not only the protection of persons and property by means of the law, but also various provisions of insurance: that people should not starve if they are jobless; that the poor should not be condemned to die through lack of medical help; that children should have free access to education--all these are also part of security. Yet security should never be confused with liberty. The State does not guarantee freedom by action and by regulating various areas of life, but by doing nothing. In fact security can be expanded only at the expense of liberty. In any event, to make people happy is not the function of the State.

2. That human communities are threatened not only by stagnation but also by degradation when they are so organized that there is no longer room for individual initiative and inventiveness. The collective suicide of mankind is conceivable, but a permanent human ant-heap is not, for the simple reason that we are not ants.

3. That it is highly improbable that a society in which all forms of competitiveness have been done away with would continue to have the necessary stimuli for creativity and progress. More equaliity is not an end in itself, but only a means. In other words, there is no point to the struggle for more equality if it results only in the leveling down off those who are better off, and not in the raising up of the underprivileged. Perfect equality is a self-defeating ideal.

A Socialist Believes:

1. That societies in which the pursuit of profit is the sole regulator of the productive system are threatened with as grievous--perhaps more grievous--catastrophes as are societies in which the profit motive has been entirely eliminated from the production-regulating forces. There are good reasons why freedom of economic activity should be limited for the sake of security, and why money should not automatically produce more money. But the limitation of freedom should be called precisely that, and should not be called a higher form of freedom.

2. That it is absurd and hypocritical to conclude that, simply because a perfect, conflictless society is impossible, every existing form of inequality is inevitable and all ways of profit-making justified. The kind of conservative anthropological pessimism which led to the astonishing belief that a progressive income tax was an inhuman abomination is just as suspect as the kind of historical optimism on which the Gulag Archipelago was based.

3. That the tendency to subject the economy to important social controls should be encouraged, even though the price to be paid is an increase in bureaucracy. Such controls, however, must be exercised within representative democracy. Thus it is essential to plan institutions that counteract the menace to freedom which is produced by the growth of these very controls.

So far as I can see, this set of regulative ideas is not self-contradictory. And therefore it is possible to be a conservative-liberal-socialist. This is equivalent to saying that those three particular designations are no longer mutually exclusive options."

[via: http://blog.ayjay.org/against-consequentialism/ ]
politics  via:ayjay  conservatism  liberalism  security  socialism  society  philosophy  enlightenment  envy  vanity  greed  aggression  brotherhood  love  altruism  despotism  happiness  peace  freedom  humans  economics  bureaucracy  democracy  pessimism  conflict  leszekkolakowski 
2 days ago by robertogreco
The Climate Crisis? It’s Capitalism, Stupid - NYTimes.com
Even casual readers of the news know that the earth is probably going to look very different in 2100, and not in a good way.
socialism  ecology  capitalism  communism 
2 days ago by Jswindle
The Kids Are All Red: Socialism Rises Again in the Age of Trump
Good read on @PhillyDSA. I'm hearing similar stories on how people found socialism where I'm living.
FromPocket  dsa  socialism 
4 days ago by matthewog
The Kids Are All Red: Socialism Rises Again in the Age of Trump
Many of the socialists I talked to seemed to once believe — really, truly believe — in the American Dream. And now they no longer do. Perhaps when you take a generation of idealists, tell them they’ll get a house and a car if they do everything they’re told, and then fail to make good on that promise, it’s inevitable that some of them will end up being Marxists.
socialism 
4 days ago by isaacsmith
Merénylet a kolumbiai nagykövet ellen
1987. január 13-án merényletet követtek el Enrique Parejo González, Kolumbia Budapestre akkreditált nagykövete ellen. Ez az írás alapvetően az Állambiztonsági Szolgálatok Történeti Levéltárában található iratokra építve próbálja rekonstruálni a történteket. Azonban ahhoz, hogy megfelelő képet tudjunk alkotni a merényletről, szükségesnek találtam egy szélesebb áttekintést adni a kábítószer-kereskedelem helyzetéről, tekintettel arra, hogy a merénylet szervesen kapcsolódott a nemzetközi drogkereskedelemhez.
magyar  drug  terrorism  crime  socialism 
4 days ago by soobrosa
Ann Coulter -- YES, VIRGINIA, IMMIGRATION IS TURNING THE COUNTRY BLUE
'...The only reason Democrats want a never-ending stream of Third World immigrants is because they know immigrants will help them win elections, allowing The New York Times to write self-congratulatory editorials like this one last week: "Virginia Rejects Your Hateful Politics, Mr. Trump." -- Well, technically, millions of Third-Worlders living in Virginia rejected Trump's "hateful politics." But guess what? They also rejected John McCain's pusillanimous politics and Mitt Romney's soft-spoken politics. -- They were brought in to vote for the Democrats. That's the real job immigrants are doing that Americans just won't do.'
america  migration  socialism 
6 days ago by adamcrowe

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