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Musk's takeover of Twitter official

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Meh. Still going to be the toxic dumpster fire that it already is.
 
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Wait, Musk is WEF? He's a global young leader??
 
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but at the same time I'm ride or die with Ye at this point, so anyone who gives him a platform is alright in my book until proven otherwise.
Ye's different in the sense that unlike most the billionaires/elites he essentially came from nothing. Wasn't like his parents pissed a ton of money towards him. Additionally black billionaires are rather rare, they don't have the benefit of generational wealth or (as Ye brought up) ethnic nepotism.

capitalists make WAY more money when they can convince every group to get along and agree, so that they can all agree that they should buy mr. capitalists' bullshit
I agree on a lot of your other points but I have to disagree here. In general when it comes to luxury or "cultural commodities" the biggest pay pigs are going to be progressives by virtue of conservatives being typically stingy with their wallets. But that's just my personal observation on the dynamic.
 
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There's no such thing as a good billionaire, but some are probably better than others. I'm by no means an Elon Musk dickrider given his enthusiasm for neural interface, but at the same time I'm ride or die with Ye at this point, so anyone who gives him a platform is alright in my book until proven otherwise. I also agree with Musk when he says that a return to healthy public discourse is the only way to prevent the country from tearing itself apart, assuming it isn't already too late. The left's ideological hegemony isn't sustainable; it's already leading to a ton of resentment that could end up hurting minorities just as much as the stuff we're being forced to focus on.
>left's ideological hegemony
lmfao i wish
imagine looking at the current political landscape and thinking the left has an ideological hegemony
 
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My prediction? Musk is going to spend the next few months acting like he's the saviour of the internet, we'll see a lot of impotent nerd rage coming from the left wing, and in about six months everything will settle down and it'll be business as usual.
 

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I agree on a lot of your other points but I have to disagree here. In general when it comes to luxury or "cultural commodities" the biggest pay pigs are going to be progressives by virtue of conservatives being typically stingy with their wallets. But that's just my personal observation on the dynamic.
This is a fair observation without any doubts, there is still a market divide between the hard left and hard right of socially acceptable opinions, which definitely causes upper-middle-class marketing to skew more progressive than lower-class marketing.

I'm talking more a level deeper, wherein pushing tacit social acceptance on conservatives is good for their bank accounts because it means that they can have the gays shop at their store and take their money without also losing the conservative consumers.
 
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guy i don't like buys social medium i don't like from other guy i don't like.

now for the weather....
yes and no. people have been able to socially engineer entire social movements with this technology. One might even argue elections have been decided with it. its kinda a big deal
 
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yes and no. people have been able to socially engineer entire social movements with this technology. One might even argue elections have been decided with it. its kinda a big deal
Guy I don't like social engineers elections to go ways i don't want instead of other guy I don't like social engineering elections ways I don't like**

FTFY @dorgon
 
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Thats a fairly reasonable viewpoint to hold, though I don't personally agree at all.

The one thing I don't get is how you think big corpos pushing fake acceptance of people to get them to buy their shit as anywhere close to a "left ideological hegemony." I believe you're conflating neoliberal capitalist economics with the vaguely left concepts that they're trying to virtue signal to, which is exactly what they want you to do. It serves the two-fold purpose of getting dumbass neolibs on the left side of the overton window to give them money, as well as getting both dumbass neolibs on the right of the window as well as any further right-winger uneducated about leftism to further hate the concept of something they don't understand instead of realizing that a leftist system would actually be a favorable to them personally.
Old-school Marxism is hardly relevant in most of the West these days. The New Left ruined everything. Now most self-identified "communists" march in lockstep with the covid hoax and the rest of the globalist agenda because they've given up on real people's power. I'm not falsely conflating anything. And yes, I've actually read a bit of Marx. More Lenin and Debord, though. I would consider myself a right-wing socialist
 
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Old-school Marxism is hardly relevant in most of the West these days. The New Left ruined everything. Now most self-identified "communists" march in lockstep with the covid hoax and the rest of the globalist agenda because they've given up on real people's power. I'm not falsely conflating anything. And yes, I've actually read a bit of Marx. More Lenin and Debord, though. I would consider myself a right-wing socialist
FREE OCALAN :antiUNFLag:
 
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FREE OCALAN :antiUNFLag:
one of the few things I liked about /leftypol/ was that they filtered "rojava" to "a dozen US military bases in Syria" lol. I know ocalan has been in jail for awhile but I have a negative view of the kurds overall, especially since most of them are sunni. bookchin is a meme and bob black's rebuttal of his thoughts "anarchy after leftism" is still one of the funniest pieces of theory I've ever read
 
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one of the few things I liked about /leftypol/ was that they filtered "rojava" to "a dozen US military bases in Syria" lol. I know ocalan has been in jail for awhile but I have a negative view of the kurds overall, especially since most of them are sunni. bookchin is a meme and bob black's rebuttal of his thoughts "anarchy after leftism" is still one of the funniest pieces of theory I've ever read
you clearly haven't read Sociology of Freedom then.
 
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Old-school Marxism is hardly relevant in most of the West these days. The New Left ruined everything. Now most self-identified "communists" march in lockstep with the covid hoax and the rest of the globalist agenda because they've given up on real people's power. I'm not falsely conflating anything. And yes, I've actually read a bit of Marx. More Lenin and Debord, though. I would consider myself a right-wing socialist
The Ye worship made me suspicious, now this has sealed it, you're just either contrarian to a fault, trolling, or have genuinely no idea what the hell you're talking about.
 
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The Ye worship made me suspicious, now this has sealed it, you're just either contrarian to a fault, trolling, or have genuinely no idea what the hell you're talking about.
Slight addition in that yeah, pure old-school Marxism isn't the most relevant (I don't think I claimed that it was), and a lot of self-proclaimed communists are, indeed, barely to the left of sanders, if that far, (which factors into my point about culture homogenization) but after that you pretty much lost me to whatever ideology you're indulging in.
 
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Now most self-identified "communists" march in lockstep with the covid hoax and the rest of the globalist agenda because they've given up on real people's power.
What I find odd about this is how these self proclaimed "communists" "radical leftists" (etc whatever boogeyman label one wants to apply to generally "progressive" individuals) are the amount of them I've personally meant that claim to be these holistic vegans, yet insist you must take the covid vaccination + boosters with them. But again that's just my own personal experience.

Additionally, most left leaning individuals I knew were the ones most passionately buying into covid hysteria. Perhaps the semantics behind my exact labeling of this group is a bit off, but in general the group I am speaking of are the same types of people who coincidentally seem to have been the most amplified voices on Twitter, ie socially progressive, be it through pure virtue signaling or greed, you can not deny the effects that type of discourse has had over the last 7 or so years (at the very least.) It has demonstrated that control of Twitter makes a very real impact on the real world.

Regardless, trying to rejoin a centralized corporate/deep state backed social media just because the public face of ownership changed is a mistake. Better off in internet niches like this or in the real world for fulfilling interaction. If one insists on sharing spicy memes and propaganda to surface level internet users then perhaps Twitter is back on the table.
 
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