211
submitted 1 week ago by bdonvr@thelemmy.club to c/world@lemmy.world
top 42 comments
sorted by: hot top controversial new old
[-] ramenshaman@lemmy.world 56 points 1 week ago

Fuck Trump, fuck Biden, and fuck Netanyahu. And while we're at it, fuck Putin and fuck Xi. Not a lot of decent people at the top these days.

[-] TimeNaan@lemmy.world 13 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

That was always the case. Being at the top pretty much requires being a bastard.

That's why the best ruler is no ruler.🏴

[-] random_character_a@lemmy.world 0 points 1 week ago

Waiting for our AI overlord?

[-] TimeNaan@lemmy.world 10 points 1 week ago

No, for horizontal, anarchist mass organization

[-] ramenshaman@lemmy.world 7 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Anarchy is a great way to get taken over by another country. As far as I know, anyway, maybe I'm missing something.

[-] TimeNaan@lemmy.world 2 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Historically, anarchists have been very good at organizing effective and well motivated armies. Usually with democratically elected officers. Look up the Black Army of Makhno, CNT-FAI, EZLN and YPG, these are all good examples of anarchist (or anarchist-adjacent) armies.

[-] Lumisal@lemmy.world 7 points 1 week ago

Statistically and unfortunately however, they have been very bad at not being taken over by non-anarchy eventually. And it'll likely get worse for a while with robotics.

Source: Look at world map.

[-] TimeNaan@lemmy.world 1 points 1 week ago

Robotics are not that great at fighting against insurgencies. Just like most technology, it usually isn't enough to destroy movements that are popular among the wider population. Look at the Afghanistan war for example.

[-] Lumisal@lemmy.world 1 points 1 week ago

I should clarify: advanced autonomous robotics.

[-] TimeNaan@lemmy.world 1 points 1 week ago

Ok, but that's not the point I was making. I meant that vast technological superiority does not mean military superiority.

Guerrillas and militias have been very effective at combatting powerful empires throughout history because they have the backing of the populace and can hide and resupply with ease, unlike invading forces.

This will not change because of a single technological advancement, especially since insurgents can also use this technology themselves.

[-] Lumisal@lemmy.world 4 points 1 week ago

That's not a single technological advancement though, it's multiple.

But either way, I think it'll make a difference because it eliminates a big factor that's always been present:

Humans.

Autonomous robots would never tire, would be able to maintain themselves to a degree, and the controlling force never has to worry about their loyalty. Also eases stress on the empire's citizens because they're not the ones being sent to fight anymore, either. Easier to do the bread and circuses.

Hopefully I'll be wrong about it.

The lesser of two evils, ladies and gents.

[-] distantsounds@lemmy.world 14 points 1 week ago

Genocide, whaddaya gunna do. Your tax dollars at work.

[-] bdonvr@thelemmy.club 1 points 1 week ago

Yeah well uh, Trump would've sent 1.2bn

[-] krzschlss@lemmy.world 25 points 1 week ago

Can’t wait for tomorrow’s most upvoted posts on Reddit and Lemmy teaching us how the other clowns from the rival circus are still worse. While condemning the killings of children in Gaza with those weapons sold today.

It’s impossible there was ever a society this manipulated and stupid.

[-] can@sh.itjust.works 27 points 1 week ago

Don't they have a point though? Your system is broken and the lesser of two evils is all you ever get to pick.

[-] Cosmonauticus@lemmy.world 5 points 1 week ago

Yeah but when you point that out you're called a idiot for unintentionally backing Trump. Any criticism of the system or Biden no matter how deserved somehow is support for Trump

[-] homesweethomeMrL@lemmy.world -1 points 1 week ago

The package can be blocked by Congress if a majority in both chambers object.

Now we get to find out how many of our excitingly new progressives know who their representatives are. Or even if they have representatives. If they do, can they work out the seekrit next steps? Only time will tell.

[-] SwingingTheLamp@midwest.social -1 points 1 week ago

No, it's actually not true. First-past-the-post voting mathematically tends to result in 2 dominant parties, but there's no mathematical rule that determines which 2 parties. The first two in American history were the Federalist Party, and the Democratic Republican Party. The duopoly has changed several times over the years, and it could change again if we wanted it. Democratic voters have affirmatively made the choice that supporting genocide is better (read: easier) than trying to shake things up.

[-] yetAnotherUser@feddit.de 4 points 1 week ago

You will change the Democrat-Republican duopoly as soon as you convince everyone to stop participating in consumerism (beyond one's basic needs).

Which is to say: never.

The last time neither a Republican nor a Democrat was President was more than a century ago. Good luck changing the people's habits as well as the monumental support structures both parties have erected to prevent any third party from gaining traction, ranging from super PACs to literally the entire American news network, including social media.

[-] PriorityMotif@lemmy.world 1 points 1 week ago

There's a large number of Jewish people who are Democrats and politicians are more worried about points than doing the right thing.

[-] kaffiene@lemmy.world 9 points 1 week ago

FFS. Biden is a complete cunt. Trump GOP is still worse

[-] bartolomeo@suppo.fi -1 points 1 week ago

We can do it. We can make him dumber than he was. Dumber, weaker, slower.

[-] Mastengwe@lemm.ee -2 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Wait, you mean to tell me that a bunch of twenty-somethings have figured it all out and everyone else is entirely wrong about everything? Where have this happening before????

Oh yeah… that’s right. Every election cycle.

Nuance is for people who don’t want to be constantly outraged by everything that ever happens.

[-] rimjob_rainer@discuss.tchncs.de 17 points 1 week ago

Why does Biden want innocent people dead and why does nobody try to stop him? What has become of humanity? Has everyone gone insane?

[-] FenrirIII@lemmy.world 9 points 1 week ago

Republican lawmakers in Congress have introduced legislation intended to prevent any further pauses in weapons shipments to the US ally.

It's all bullshit

[-] TimeNaan@lemmy.world 5 points 1 week ago

Ideology is one hell of a drug

[-] random_character_a@lemmy.world 5 points 1 week ago

Business and military industrial complex is one hell of a shitshow.

ftfy

[-] TimeNaan@lemmy.world 2 points 1 week ago

Fair. It's a bit of both.

[-] kaffiene@lemmy.world 17 points 1 week ago

Wot? No more crocodile tears? Fucking hypocritical genocidal cunt

[-] A_Random_Idiot@lemmy.world 17 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Hes really pulling a Hilary with this shit.

Intentionally throwing away an election he thinks is sure fire win for him, because Trumps the only other option.

The risk isnt people turning to vote for Trump, the risk is people that would have voted for him not voting at all. . Because he'd rather doom a people to extermination than fix his own country.

[-] force@lemmy.world 16 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Man Biden is really trying to lose the upcoming election isn't he. A year ago I would not have predicted that he would fuck up such an easy reelection this badly, but here we are. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory I guess.

Apparently Biden has always been this shitty when it comes to Palestine. Some things children just never grow out of it seems.

[-] krzschlss@lemmy.world 5 points 1 week ago

Millions of children never grew old because of Kissingers little psychopathic padawans in Washington for decades now. Those children don’t care about this one losing or winning his little beauty contest.

And millions of children will die in the future no matter whose dick is being sucked in the Oval Office. There are more omnipotent deciders who decide who lives and who dies.

This greedy, bloodthirsty, manipulative, sociopathic voting won’t change anything no matter who wins.

[-] DancingBear@midwest.social 14 points 1 week ago

Damn, Biden doesn’t want to win the election or save democracy

[-] Aceticon@lemmy.world 1 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Maybe the Democracy you think is still there to be saved is already gone and all you have left is the folklore of it rather than the real thing.

It would certainly explain Biden's dictatorial persistence on supporting the Zionist Genocide all the way with weapons and ammo even when the majority of Americans has turned against it, his and his party's reaction to student demonstrations and how all of this would make no sense for somebody trying to avoid losing the election to Trump.

I lived in a country with Proportional Vote and what we're seeing from the elected leader of the US would never happen there in an election year, not even close, as the politicians there trully fear electoral defeat.

[-] TimeNaan@lemmy.world 2 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

I disagree, living in such a country. Our self-declared "left wing" was eager to participate in both Iraq and Afghanistan and host CIA black sites on our soil.

There is no democracy in global capitalism. There can only be different shades of authoritarianism.

[-] dumblederp@lemmy.world 13 points 1 week ago

USA: "It's good business"

[-] SuddenDownpour@sh.itjust.works 13 points 1 week ago

Headline from two days ago:

‘Total outrage’: White House condemns Israeli settlers’ attack on Gaza aid trucks

My comment on it:

It’s taken them over half a year, but Biden has finally discovered that Israel is committing crimes against humanity. Let’s hope they don’t forget about it the second Netanyahu pretends to be a little bit obedient.

Damn, really speedrunning that disappointment, huh

[-] NoLifeGaming@lemmy.world 11 points 1 week ago

It was obvious from the start it was political posturing as he had already sent them so much and it wasn't like they immediately needed it. Just like the port to deliver aid, also posturing to look good.

[-] eestileib@sh.itjust.works 1 points 1 week ago

💞Joe 💞 Bibi 💞

[-] Aux@lemmy.world 0 points 1 week ago
[-] samus12345@lemmy.world 2 points 1 week ago

Let's Brandon!

this post was submitted on 15 May 2024
211 points (91.7% liked)

World News

36772 readers
3293 users here now

A community for discussing events around the World

Rules:

We ask that the users report any comment or post that violate the rules, to use critical thinking when reading, posting or commenting. Users that post off-topic spam, advocate violence, have multiple comments or posts removed, weaponize reports or violate the code of conduct will be banned.

All posts and comments will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. This means that some content that violates the rules may be allowed, while other content that does not violate the rules may be removed. The moderators retain the right to remove any content and ban users.


Lemmy World Partners

News !news@lemmy.world

Politics !politics@lemmy.world

World Politics !globalpolitics@lemmy.world


Recommendations

For Firefox users, there is media bias / propaganda / fact check plugin.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/media-bias-fact-check/

founded 11 months ago
MODERATORS