• @MrBusinessMan
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    For example, I have one tankie currently trying to unironically argue with me that the UK is a vassal state to the US Empire.

    Why are you posting your Ls lmao

      • @MrBusinessMan
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        17 months ago

        Being an empire isn’t badass, it’s just bad.

            • @FaeDrifter@midwest.social
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              17 months ago

              It’s funny to trace rhetoric back a few years before the Russia-Ukraine war, when there was so much Internet and social media hype over Russia as a superpower, their military overtaking America:

              https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Russia military US before%3A2020

              Then suddenly there’s the invasion, and suddenly it’s revealed that the hype was all fake, Russia was bluffing on its military, they are mostly poorly trained, with ridiculously outdated equipment.

              And suddenly tons of internet media commentators do a massive 180, and there’s so much rhetoric about how being a global superpower is bad.

              Is being a global superpower bad, or do people say it’s bad just because Russia isn’t one after all?

              • @MrBusinessMan
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                07 months ago

                It’s bad. It would be bad also if Russia were the sole global hegemon and the imperial power that controls the whole world, but it isn’t and also never has been. What a bizarre thought process you have that you think Americans who live in America and have to put up with its bullshit all day are getting their talking points from a country they don’t live in and have nothing to fucking do with. What a deranged conspiracy theory.

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                  17 months ago

                  What a bizarre thought process you have that you think Americans who live in America and have to put up with its bullshit all day are getting their talking points from a country they don’t live in and have nothing to fucking do with. What a deranged conspiracy theory.

                  I’m gonna blow your mind, Grandpa. Americans consume more internet media than social media.

                  Your see there’s this thing call Facebook

                  • @MrBusinessMan
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                    17 months ago

                    And Facebook is an American company and spending on advertisements by American entities dwarf that of any other country, so what’s your point?

              • @MrBusinessMan
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                But damn that’s a cool feature. Can you run a search on Ukraine + Nazis prior to the invasion to say what western reporting was saying about it back then?

                Then suddenly there’s the invasion, and suddenly it’s revealed that the hype was all fake, Russia was bluffing on its military, they are mostly poorly trained, with ridiculously outdated equipment.

                Do you live in an alternate reality where NATO is winning this war? Lmfao

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                  27 months ago

                  Do you live in an alternate reality where NATO is winning this war? Lmfao

                  The narrative shifts second to second. One moment it’s an all powerful hegemony that pulls all the strings, the next it’s getting crushed by Russia.

                  NATO is both a super-powerful bogeyman, and weak and helpless, depending on what most helps the current agenda.

                  https://www.openculture.com/2016/11/umberto-eco-makes-a-list-of-the-14-common-features-of-fascism.html

                  See #8

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                    I’m rubber your glue, now you have to explain why Russia is hilariously incompetent and weak and simultaneously managing to brainwash people 5,000 miles away inside Americas own borders with a tiny fraction of America’s own media and propaganda power