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  1. Hmm I certainly found him insensitive in this one, my thing is to my understanding the Yugoslav intervention seemed pretty justified tho NATO should have gone through the UN. I don't really think it was an imperialist endeavor. Vaush should certainly tone down the 'its ok to dehumanize people with bad ideas'
  2. @Aaron p Have you watched Leo's video 'Is gender a social construct?' This might help answer some of your questions. To address some; the 'mental illness' you are referring to is gender dysphoria, which by no means do all trans people experience. There's complete medical consensus on transitioning being the best treatment for it. That's really easy to find. Being trans alone is about as 'mentally ill' as a feminine man or masculine woman is. What Matt or Ben don't want you to know is that, for example, a trans woman knows she is a biological male. That's the whole point of being 'trans'; going from one thing to another. Gender is social. This effectively means people like Matt and Ben are merely upset about a biological male in a dress and fulfilling the social roles and identities of a biological woman. People's brains are breaking over the gender/sex distinction. It's not about thinking you are something that you are not. People have a very deep sense in "what a real man is". "Real men provide for their family" "real men are protectors" These roles and identities are associated but not limited to biology. A trans woman is a type of woman that is not a biological one. Most gender dysphoria is experienced around 7 years old. Puberty also greatly exaserbates the dysphoria. Children are very carefully vetted in assuring the feelings they experience are their own. Children don't have as much logical baggage and unlearning to do. Explaining trans existence is as simple as "born a boy but living a girl" etc. It's like the people who act like gay people are confusing to kids. Like uh, "they have two dad's/moms." Quite simple explanation. Parents don't say "oh you might be a boy/girl". They'll say "I'll love you no matter who you are" and gender confusion would be something the kid is already experiencing and expressing. I don't think it's common for these conversations to be done irresponsiblely but sure it's possible. Keep in mind hormone blockers have been prescribed for hormonal imbalances since the 70s and are reversible. It's not legal for children to undergo irreversible treatments like bottom surgery.
  3. I love that meme too lmao and yup, Marxism-Leninism was developed by Stalin, it easily coincides with Stalinism in my book. Some of Lenin's early writing contributed to communist thought at best. Yeah, it's all fine and well until people become arbitrarily anti-establishment. And like, ACAB can be too abrasive while also has it's place when accompanied with a cogent argument. The meme for the far-left is "US bad" but to the point of anti-US imperialism at all costs. Even the milquetoast version is "a declining power tries to stop rising powers (China, Russia)" and proceeds to undermine valid criticisms of these states. They'll also be very uncritical of state media like Venezuela's by just taking their word on everything. Wolff's anti-vaccine mandates with Dore was pretty disappointing also. & you know it's bad when liberals are making better anti-imperialist arguments..
  4. Saw this on Facebook and came to share also. A collaboration must come of this! Lol ;p
  5. Trying to rehabilitate the image of Marxist-Leninist states is a lost cause. He still loves his brand of imperialism. He's more of a liability than he is useful.
  6. Yee, on one hand atleast he's off the Trump gravy train, but it still seems Joe is always taking one step forward and two steps back.
  7. Yes, Utah is Mormon land and Mormons are like the largest Republican majority group at around 80%. They are very blue on the spiral so I don't think Trump's abrasiveness jived well with all of them, hence senator Romney's popularity there. Things look like they'll shift with younger generations. I think the rural/urban cultural divide will be less on political lines over time. Left-right/Urban-rural really just isn't 1-to-1. Montana is a huge state for hunting and wildlife baked into their culture so alot of single-issue voters on guns i'd imagine. Alaska and rural areas eat up individualist philosophy but honestly US conservatives are still liberals. There's a compatible middle ground as most in the US are moderates. Kinda back to square one gotta just combat disinfo campaigns with our right foot in front of us
  8. Look at California, the LAPD has had the worst problem with racist police gangs in the whole country in modern times. If you look at the southern poverty law centers hate map, you'll see that hate groups do not at all only stay in the rural parts of California or the country. I think population has alot to do with it. Cali, NY, Texas, & Florida each alone probably have more racists than the rest of the country just based on population. While being unfamiliar with other racial groups makes it easier to be racist, I think that place of ignorance doesn't inherently lead to the hateful positions. I think all the familiarity in the world wouldn't matter if all you are taught is hate.
  9. Seems many would be shocked at how many people at her weight can be far healthier than people skinnier than her. & Likely to live a far more fulfilling life than people with this neurosis over physical health. Her size isn't even 'bbw' in porn, and pornstars her shape will drastically outcompete skinnier girls. Not realizing this is a little out of touch pun intended lmao. And who was upset about Adele's weight loss? Conservative tabloids or cherry picked poorly expressed teenagers? Backlash was around people celebrating weight loss as the core of her achievement rather than as a health achievement because body positivity has alot to do with decoupling weight as a core indicator of health and beauty. It seems suiting as many people who were previously overweight don't appreciate the people who treat them more worthy once they lose weight. The discourse certainly trivialized a personal experience as is the cost of being a public figure but yeah using her personal life to make philosophical points can be a bit inappropriate
  10. Twitter brings out the worst in people.. Where the reactionary aspects of people's perspectives can fester. JP thinks models should be role models or have that aspirational quality rather than a model as representation. I see people sick of beauty standards from all perspectives. Alot of people are overweight in the U.S and appreciate beauty in their shape. I think a majority of men are attracted to thick/chubby women sexually in private and the majority of women would take a bigger guy over a lankier guy. For me this woman's body is far more ideal than some "slender" supermodels which to me, are lanky. Alot of it has to do with what you've been exposed to. Could remind you of your wife's body etc. I think the beauty in imperfection is very resonant. I've noticed im often attracted to girls with a little bit bigger noses. When I struggled with acne in high school I was attracted to girls who had acne (yup sounds weird but thats the brain for ya).
  11. https://www.instagram.com/tv/CZiEfWaheKA/?utm_medium=copy_link This clip where Rogan jokes about a white person's brain having better genetics and the other clip calling black people apes are pretty bad. Sociology is a blindspot in this forum. Rogan wanted to garner attention as an amorphous bernie-trump supporter so it shouldn't be surprising that you can probe his positions for cohesion only to find him holding water for some wacky ideas. People will recognize problems in the media without acknowledging the ones with the largest media figure. Holding people in positions of power accountable is an important feature. But sure, it's unfortunate when all eyes are on you people will throw everything to see what sticks. Lucky for Rogan he has a nice cushion of cult following. Rogan epitomizes issues in today's society worth addressing. He's not worth 'hating' but there's some things about him that people should be against. While it's not easy challenging the status quo, it's certainly a noble cause challenging this pervasive way of thinking. That's not even considering his misinformation. "opinions" should be presented appropriately
  12. I think most people are good by this metric. How are people who genuinely believe they are protecting an election worse? I'm not sure cordial Nazis in suits are so far off from those in arm bands, or that harm must always be explicit. But saying things like trayvon martin had it coming is pretty explicit enough. "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children" innocent sounding phrases can be a vessel for alot of hate. I just don't buy the sleight of hand that denying oppression is much better than being more directly complicit in it. To OP, it's "communist" China! Acknowledging the human rights abuses of nonaligned countries and abuses that aren't threatening to capital is right up his alley. Export our own abuse and distract!
  13. Thich Nhat Hanh has passed away today. ): Has touched the hearts of many.