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  • @Fades
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    1676 days ago

    So goddamn sick of fascist populists. Fuck humanity, so fucking stupid it can’t help but shit the bed and fuck everyone else right along with em

    • @[email protected]
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      6 days ago

      Fascism doesn’t just come and go because people wax and wane in collective stupidity, it’s a very specific set of conditions including Class Colaborationism, rising nationalism, and declining material conditions causing people to long for “the good old days” and “take care of our own, the immigrants are stealing from us so we can’t.” The Class Colaborationism bit is important, because it explains why Social Democracies are especially vulnerable to fascism, as Social Democracy is also based on Class Colaborationism, just not based on nationalism and violent suppression.

      People don’t randomly become fascist out of nowhere, it’s a failure to move forward and improve conditions that is being taken advantage of by bad actors to solidify power.

      • Joe Cool
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        126 days ago

        Yeah, free, happy and educated people don’t suddenly wake up as fascists one day.

        • @FreakinSteve
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          36 days ago

          No, they are conditioned to it by radical fascist talk radio and little betas like Charlie Kirk

      • @iopq
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        -35 days ago

        Note that conditions haven’t been getting worse in America, but there’s a campaign by the populists to make people feel like it’s worse.

        The economy is better than before the pandemic, the wages have finally started beating inflation (to the point people are making more now in wages than before the pandemic). But if you’re on social media you would not think this is the case.

        • @[email protected]
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          75 days ago

          Conditions have been getting worse. Capitalism requires this. Wealth disparity is skyrocketing, wages fail to keep up with productivity, and American Imperialism is causing genocide.

          A minor uptick as compared to a couple years ago does not mean Capitalism is no longer declining.

          • @iopq
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            15 days ago

            Except the uptick is from 1990, it’s been getting better for about 34 years now, with setbacks in the dotcom crash, financial crisis and the pandemic.

            There haven’t been better wages at any point in US history as we beat the uptick of the 1970s some time ago

            • @[email protected]
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              15 days ago

              Wages have been stagnating with respect to productivity, disparity is rising, home ownership is becoming more impossible for the average person, and the bulk of this decline is exported to the Global South which we brutally exploit for cheaper goods.

              • @iopq
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                14 days ago

                Home ownership rate has been steady for decades

                The wages have been going up, just not exactly as fast productivity for several reasons:

                • @[email protected]
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                  14 days ago

                  That certainly doesn’t look steady, lol. Large investment firms and banks are buying up a large number of single family housing, making it unaffordable.

                  Wages do go up, yes, with respect to inflation. They get nowhere close to productivity increases, as exploitation rises.

    • @[email protected]
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      436 days ago

      Your post describes exactly the state I’m in. Fuck all these greedy fucks, fuck the dumb shits that vote them, fuck the conservatives enabling these Nazi fucks.

    • @UnderpantsWeevil
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      316 days ago

      So goddamn sick of fascist populists

      They’re the only ones allowed to do any populism. Ratchet keeps tightening, because centrists refuse to do anything nice for people and leftists who obtain the power to do so get labeled “tankie” and run out of office.

      So of course, the only people allowed to say anything with a baseline public appeal are going to win a fucking popularity contest