• @OtakuAltair
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    5 months ago

    Most people here are from the west and have been conditioned their entire life by western media to not think about it.

    People understanding how fucked up their country is would mean protests and riots after all, and threaten those in power.

    • @banneryear1868@lemmy.world
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      5 months ago

      I think many people understand the capitalist economic arrangement they’re in requires externalizing the suffering it causes. A lot of political causes people align with are based around morally absolving this conflict on an individual basis, almost in a ritualistic way, but in a way that doesn’t threaten their position within the system. These are the same causes the system recognizes as the most legitimate as well, it’s a self-reinforcing mechanism to deal with internalized discontent. Just consume the correct products with the right intentions and show that you’ve done this to be momentarily absolved, almost like a religion.