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Re: What's Happening In the World?

Post: # 10801Post Garrett Gilchrist
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:38 pm

AmyDentata writes:

The thing you have to understand about millennials is we were trained for 18+ years in preparation for a world that no longer exists.

Those before us managed to get in on that world that no longer exists. Those after us started out knowing that world no longer exists.

We were right at that cutoff where the lies fell apart. Unprepared and without a parachute.

This doesn’t mean those after us got off easy. The world is still fucked. But millennials experienced major whiplash by reaching adulthood right at the crucial turning point..-

It’s a part of our psyche and it will always be. That kind of whiplash leaves scars..

IMO don’t bother with generational discourse unless it’s trying to come to a better understanding of each other.

Or to rip on proverbial boomers.

Do the generational equivalent of sharing your salary, so we can all see how we’re being fucked.

The “STEM PhD pumping gas” thing first became a thing with millennials, and it sure af wasn’t millennials making it happen.

For the next ten years after that, everyone still acted like real benefits were a thing. Major gaslighting. Old Economy Steve nonsense. Just walk outside and trip over all the job opportunities that fling themselves at you!

I’m so disabled that I’ve never had regular employment and even I could see how extreme the changes were.

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Re: What's Happening In the World?

Post: # 10802Post Garrett Gilchrist
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:33 am

lukeisamazing writes:

the public: please stop killing innocent people.

police: fuck you! I'll kill you just for asking.

politicians: you know what the police could really use? tanks






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Re: What's Happening In the World?

Post: # 10812Post Garrett Gilchrist
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:42 am

To paraphrase someone else, "Rather than vote along party lines for full fascism, the conservatives on the Supreme Court are now playing musical chairs with the moderate position, in order to preserve the apparent legitimacy of the court."


No, the Irish weren't slaves. That's a meme created by the alt-right.
https://medium.com/@Limerick1914/all-of ... 65e445802a

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Re: What's Happening In the World?

Post: # 10813Post Garrett Gilchrist
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:48 am

"A Trump campaign Facebook ad calls for an "end" to left-wing groups along with a pic of a red upside-down triangle.

The Nazis used that exact symbol to identify political prisoners in their concentration camps.

Today, Trump tweeted that he will "BLITZ" the left."

https://twitter.com/C_Sommerfeldt/statu ... 7462012928

Trump ran 88 ads with 14 words in the first sentence.

https://twitter.com/mmfa/status/1273644108561686530

They've done this before- a white supremacist dogwhistle- with a DHS press release, approved by Steven Miller's wife. 14 word headline, 14 bullet points (with one bullet replaced by bolding for plausible deniability), a mysterious 88 in the second to last bullet.

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2018/02/15/we- ... safe-again

It's now been removed from Facebook. Probably part of Trump's plan though. Now he gets to cry that he's being censored, and push for even more special treatment by Facebook and Twitter, while the ads have already done their work and been seen everywhere due to this coverage.

Right-wing propagandists control the narrative we see on Facebook, no matter who we are, and this is part of how.

https://twitter.com/ParkerMolloy/status ... 0636702721

RIGHT ON SCHEDULE
https://twitter.com/aNerdskull/status/1 ... 6373308416

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Re: What's Happening In the World?

Post: # 10814Post Garrett Gilchrist
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:19 am

https://twitter.com/abbydphillip/status ... 8432915459

In this interview Trump says:
-he made Juneteenth famous
- testing is overrated
- mask wearing is a political statement against him
- China may have intentionally allowed the coronavirus to spread to hurt the US economy

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-talk ... 1592493771

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