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GrandInquisitor 4 points ago

Yeah, and some people realize that from one or two weeks abroad, especially if they go to a developing country. It's much more stark seeing abject poverty in let's say India or Guatemala. But also, some people I know just are on some kind of resort circuit. They went to Paris maybe once. They have been on a cruise that stops in whitewashed tourist ports of call in the Caribbean. They've been to a high end resort in Cancun, etc. "OMG I'm so well traveled! Life is so much better outside the US." They haven't had to have a job, date, open a bank account, get a work visa, etc. Those experiences will unveil the hidden problems in a country. There are, though, to be clear, things that are wonderful about many different countries and regions.

To your Europe point, yeah, there's definitely a lot of anti-American animosity. That's partly because they are brainwashed too by selective education and media. Some of it is founded on some of our foreign policy. I found that in many non western countries, they loved Americans and looked up to our country. So, it's a mixed bag.

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GrandInquisitor 6 points ago

Right, i've worked in similar countries, on poverty and development. Off the beaten track. Abject poverty that makes ours look like nothing comparatively, tyranny, much higher crime rates.

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GrandInquisitor 6 points ago

There's also lots of middle and upper class kids who go to maybe England, France, Italy, etc, for a few weeks total, and have no sense of the rest of the world. But even for Europe, my ex-girlfriend said it right, once you actually live in a few of the countries you realize there are issues too. In Ireland she said she was treated much more sexist than in the US. Same with France, Italy, etc

I'd say you can travel a bit for fun and still hold on to the anti-American views. LIVING abroad will change that, especially in developing countries.

I myself did work in and lived in Asia, as well as in the Caribbean and Central America. I loved my travels and experiences, but I realized that it was bullshit that the left claims that everywhere else is better. There are a lot of great things about the US, and west for that matter.

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GrandInquisitor 2 points ago

The claim is his first job as a teacher at a prep school was gotten through connections with Barr's dad. I don't know.

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GrandInquisitor 1 point ago

i think there's already a Green Party candidate

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GrandInquisitor 3 points ago

Right wasn't one to Jack Nicholson's house? My first guess is so they could be discrete. But also, didn't it come out that Heffner had secret videos and film of famous people having sex? LIke a library of it?

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GrandInquisitor 3 points ago

While this paragraph makes sense in a vacuum, and on other topics than China versus BLM, it doesn't make sense when we realize that police brutality in the US is overexaggerated. I'm not excusing it where it occurs, including with George Floyd. And, if this was China, these protesters would have received FAR worse treatment, let alone rioters. Rioters would have likely been mowed down. From the article:

"Let me be clear that I do not mean that other countries should be excused from human rights violations because of social injustices in the US. But the endemic problems with America's criminal justice system, which have persisted across both Democratic and Republican administrations, undermine Washington's credibility to take other countries to task for their abuses. To command authority globally, the US must, at the very least, abide by the standards it seeks to apply to other countries."

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GrandInquisitor 1 point ago

One time I used Wypipo with a black colleague who I drank with. He laughed and said "WHO taught you our codes?"

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GrandInquisitor 2 points ago

It's not necessarily illiterate. It's a black slang thing.

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GrandInquisitor 2 points ago

Probably the losers used logic and evidence.

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GrandInquisitor 2 points ago

This is good, because a lot of people on here are laboring under the fallacy that the scale is only a line from right to left, from less government to more. That's not accurate. Anarchists are mostly left wingers, but have those left wing values as seen above. Libertarianism the word itself came out of the anarchist left in the 1800's/early 1900's. In Europe it still means left wing anarchists in some places. Similarly, there are right wing authoritarian groups historically, and left. Think Catholic Church in medieval era or Muslim theocracy, or even monarchy, versus socialism and communism.

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GrandInquisitor 2 points ago

I don't know bro, CNN told me that horse was literally a white nationalist, and attacked peaceful protesters. Will you disavow?

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GrandInquisitor 2 points ago

But also, if we are going to do that, it's only fair that every person has to pay for their ancestors' wrongs. From Mongol invasions to Muslim slave traders, from Aztec human sacrifices to empires on the Indian sub-continent.

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GrandInquisitor 9 points ago

I legitimately don't know what to think of friends, family, and people online who think lockdowns must continue and gatherings are for nazis, yet protests are great and have no connection to spreading corona.

I get people are brainwashed, but come on.... That's some next level shit right there.

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GrandInquisitor 2 points ago

That's a point that's important. Even when i was a more far leftist, I didn't feel comfortable with trendy "gestures" and virtue signalling.

I actually think that this is one angle of attack to use with open minded lefties. Some already don't like virtue signaling and "slacktivism" online. One can even support causes without thinking virtue signaling and band wagoning is good.

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GrandInquisitor 2 points ago (edited)

That's true. Yeah, although, they've been here a lot longer.But, that's true for anything. If we can go back to 1776 for the founding of "evil America," or 1500's for Cortez conquering Mesoamerica/Aztecs, then where does it stop? Why does it stop there? Why not keep going back to when the Aztecs conquered tribes around them and also moved to modern day Mexico City? Why not go back to when Navajo invaded the 4 corners area? etc etc.

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GrandInquisitor 2 points ago

i feel bad for Native Americans though. Usually they are ignored by all but a minority of serious social justice activists. They just don't have the political capital of the much bigger African American community.

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GrandInquisitor 14 points ago

I grew up in CA. NOr Cal. USed to love the 60's lore. Studied it. Lived much of the residual still in Nor Cal.

There are not a few alternative researchers who think that the 60's counterculture was in part a CIA type color/cultural revolution.

I highly suggest watching these. Very serious red pills:

https://youtu.be/V2l3zizWvHM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PN451C3m0w

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GrandInquisitor 2 points ago

All you need for med school is the pre-requisites. In fact, medical schools had a major push several decades ago to recruit more people with a more diverse background of STUDY, not ethnicity, etc. My uncle was a theatre major, but did all the pre-med reqs. Then he went to med school.

The whole idea is that they were addressing their own studies that bed side manner/social skills frequently weren't developed in doctors, and many didn't have enough social and communication skills.

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GrandInquisitor 2 points ago

Doesn't it make your hearts rest at peace knowing that all these "liberal" media outlets, which claim to be woke af, turned down a cheap established generic drug for a new patented drug (Remsd.) that would cost a lot more and help big pharma?

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