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by natraj
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

i mean yes, i could imagine a completely and utterly different scenario than the one described, but i don't find it particularly useful to do so.
by natraj
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

Sounds like you're saying "be one of us and put up with the shit we put up with or get the fuck out". that's certainly one way to look at the extremely prevalent tensions created by gentrifiers who move into a neighborhood, refuse to be part of the community at all, and call the cops on p...
by natraj
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

But it's not like *all* laws are oppressive by nature. There are still the basics like catching murderers. i disagree that as our current system stands, even something as basic as "catching murderers" is straightforward. i think that the way our prison system is set up is unjust and oppre...
by natraj
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

i feel like another enormous disconnect in these conversations is where you try to draw this line of "not qq bad because plenty of police do their jobs without corruption / police brutality / etc." i don't disagree! i think that statistically speaking there are likely a plurality of police...
by natraj
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

no but you can elect to be simplistic about it if that makes you feel better. eta: i should give more of an answer than snark, it's just tiring people's dedicated commitment to being obtuse if you criticize certain institutions. but the longer answer is that i find it irrelevant what any individual ...
by natraj
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

i mean what you're saying is irrelevant nonsense though. people who say "all cops are bastards" are generally not the same people who try to draw distinctions between good cops and bad cops: we do not think that good cops exist. it's just not true whatsoever that "good cops" have...
by natraj
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

we seem to be losing you on the part where what we are saying is that it is impossible to be a cop without choosing to participate in the institute of policing, which is inherently bad. you are welcome to argue about the "inherently bad" part of police as an institution, but instead you ar...
by natraj
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

cu it's hilarious that you think joining twin oaks or similar actually is like a get out of capitalism free card, that's not remotely how it works. we build communities like twin oaks as a way to survive and be less harmed under capitalism but it's so fucking stupid to think that that gets you out o...
by natraj
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

it's a good thing that nobody was saying that 100% of cops torture anyone then. what we are saying is that 100% of cops are guilty of willing participation in a system whose purpose is to use state violence to prop up white supremacy. There are no whites in prison? ah yes that's exactly what that m...
by natraj
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

I'd say their numbers are about 100% of the human population. The number of hypocrites that think that they are not is not much smaller. im really sorry you have such a negative view of the world, but it's not actually born out by how humans behave. certainly it's in the best interest of those who ...
by natraj
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

the point I was disagreeing with was that literally, without exception, 100% of cops are Bad People who torture and ... . it's a good thing that nobody was saying that 100% of cops torture anyone then. what we are saying is that 100% of cops are guilty of willing participation in a system whose pur...
by natraj
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

i mean, i don't think it's even slightly possible to abolish these systems in isolation, but they do not exist in isolation to begin with. i think if we want to work on abolishing the police & prisons, we first need to work on addressing the underlying factors that exacerbate violence. if we had...
by natraj
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

We'd rather construct an apparatus to sanctify hundreds of killers -- providing them the right to commit thousands of murders per year -- then permit the possibility that a single murderer might go free. right! i think this is what it comes down to ultimately. american society is extremely invested...
by natraj
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

you're talking as if this is in fact a hypothetical for everyone participating in this discussion. i have been a victim of horrific violence myself, and had family murdered. it didn't magically convince me that calling MORE murderers in was the right solution, and, in fact, when the cops got involve...
by natraj
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

that only follows if you think that police are the only possible way to deal with crime. the system of policing we have was founded in white supremacy and exists, still, to utilize state violence to uphold white supremacy and protect capital. it is impossible to act as an enforcer of this violent wh...
by natraj
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

there are zero cops in the entirety of america that are Good Cops. every single cop is terrible.
by natraj
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 301
Views: 70646

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

oh no he won't have any more silly marvel cameos :( maybe they'll edit him in, i think he would appreciate keeping up the silliness legacy
by natraj
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 834519

Re: Today I Made:

WHAT how else is scone pronounced?
by natraj
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

people in Christian normative cultures, regardless of whether or not they themselves are Christian, internalize Christianity to such a huge degree that it's evidently impossible for y'all to even conceive of religion in a way that DOESN'T try to impose Christian centric mindset on it. like, the idea...
by natraj
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

I'm not applying any different standards to one religion or another. Is there something special about Judaism that should disallow people from self identifying into it while allowing people to do so into other religions (Maybe you don't think this is the case for other religions either in which cas...
by natraj
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

yeah like it's honestly 300% ridiculous that a bunch of non-jews in this thread are trying to explain at us how literally all of jewry is wrong on this issue and y'all have the correct pov but the short answer is that a) lots of jewish people think chabad is WRONG but they're still jewish; b) the ch...
by natraj
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

anyway not on the topic of People Insisting That Shit We're Literally Already Fucking Doing Is Too Improbable To Happen and rewinding a bit to Reason #573 this administration is antisemitic, in the wake of the pittsburgh shooting pence invited a messianic jewish "rabbi" (who he called &quo...
by natraj
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

(also it's not been like it would be the first time we have specifically revoked the citizenship of a veteran in order to deport them, i guarantee you no matter what line the administration is considering that people pretend is Too Far, we've ALREADY DONE IT.)
by natraj
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

It's a different thing if folks were accepted as citizens, and this was revoked. Closer to home. Whereas if they avoid going retroactive, they can still celebrate a big win. anyway being a person of color in America is literally just an experience of constant daily gaslighting, wherein you can spec...
by natraj
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

Bluntly, because it would affect a lot of people that are not their target. Military kids, immigrants who are not from south of the border, etc. Doing it retroactively would be difficult to apply to only a single group, but not anywhere else. Legally, there's no real difference between a citizen wi...
by natraj
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

Reinterpreting the 14th is in the realm of possibility; but making it retroactive is quite simply not. why on earth not? our government has already recently proved they are 100% okay with passing completely bullshit retroactively applying laws so long as they target reviled groups, i don't see how ...
by natraj
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

aaaaaaaaaaanyway my post was about the fact that the trump administration has frequently dogwhistled antisemitic bullshit (his whole "i'm not a globalist i'm a nationalist" is literally pandering directly to white nationalists and jewish people have talked For A Long Time about how " ...
by natraj
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

a) i said the administration, not trump personally, and there have been in the past two years so very many antisemitic rightwing fucknuts that trump has surrounded himself with that it's terrifying b) but since you're talking about trump personally his constant and very vocal refrain about george so...
by natraj
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

eight dead this morning in an antisemitic hate attack at a pittsburgh synagogue. this could go in the "dark news" thread or whatever but i feel like the rise in hate crimes is pretty relevant to a presidential administration that has no pretense of subtly stoking these things and literall...
by natraj
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

anyway in today's daily dose of facism the administration is looking to legally defining me out of existence. not that it is new that they hate trans people but this is still getting Tiring.
by natraj
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4191
Views: 580919

Re: The Darker Side of the News

No More Deaths, the group that he's a part of, is faith-based. From their site, "Since 2008 we have been an official ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson." From wikipedia, "No More Deaths was founded in 2004 by area religious leaders, including Catholic bishop Gera...
by natraj
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: vvitch
Replies: 9
Views: 4951

Re: vvitch

this movie was fine, but imo it would actually have been more scary if the supernatural element wasn't manifest or even present at all (with the exception of the very ending which had no real effect on its spookiness and could stay) but if all the tension and terribleness didn't clearly come fro...
by natraj
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 276
Views: 69341

Re: News in brief

in which corruptuser demonstrates how very little he knows about pregnancy
by natraj
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

Far as I can tell, there are two crimes. One being the original charge, the second is that they are an illegal immigrant. simply being in this country unauthorized is not a crime, though, and also this case was explicitly talking about all immigrants, documented and undocumented. The plaintiffs inc...
by natraj
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

Spoilered for tangential: Personal property, the ability to feel some degree of ownership and control over access for a space are important to us as individuals, to our ability to -be- individuals outside of our deepest thoughts, to feel comfortable that we have a place to be individuals without be...
by natraj
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

trump administration starts denying visas to same-sex partners of diplomats/un employees anyone who is already gearing up to be like "well this is just Fair And Equal treatment it's not anything bad because it's the same policy as heterosexuals" can choke on a hot poker and die, there are ...
by natraj
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:53 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is adult media inherently better than child media?
Replies: 55
Views: 3403

Re: Is adult media inherently better than child media?

i mean i was completely ignoring j_s's initial post because it was completely nonsensical and barely coherent. but yes, i was also taking you to mean what you're talking about now and it's still wrong. media rated r/m can't cover every topic to every depth that media rated g/e can, not the way you s...
by natraj
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

by natraj
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613557

Re: Trump presidency

i've lost track in the whole rapist judge fiasco about whether this was posted already so sorry if this is a repeat but anyway in further the administration literally just does not give a fuck if the whole world burns news their own environmental impact statement predicts a catastrophic 7 degree ris...
by natraj
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is adult media inherently better than child media?
Replies: 55
Views: 3403

Re: Is adult media inherently better than child media?

obviously adult media can cover some different topics than child media, but that doesn't inherently follow that that makes it better. (also, children's media absolutely can cover topics of sexual assault, and there's enormous value in managing to do so in ways that make it both accessible and releva...

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