A chairdre! I’m Seanchaí (shawn-a-key), a trans lesbian currently living on Turtle Island. (she/her)
I’m not really great at puzzles, but like, can’t you solve any maze by simply sticking to following a wall? Like, always turn left, and eventually you’ll get it?
Or is the question more: is it possible for there to be no solution to this particular maze, even given that there is no continuous line connecting A to B in the fog? Because a line from where that A is in the fog to where the letter “e” is in the word “connecting” is already enough to completely block the maze, and you’d die.
Bullshit? Are you fucking kidding me? You seriously so oblivious to the state of things in the US that you don’t see the countless cases of cops killing kids and Indigenous people being fucking genocided?
China does not execute juveniles, the minimum age is 18 there as well. Pretty cool that you don’t need any fucking sources, you can just say “it’s a state secret” while spouting entirely unfounded nonsense about juvenile executions.
Literal laws on America’s books don’t count because “they’re not applied” but when it comes to China their laws don’t matter because you have unfounded claims of juvenile executions?
What despicable American exceptionalism, you should be utterly ashamed of yourself.
Edit: nevermind, just blocked that person. Not wasting time engaging with someone that obtuse. Honestly, if I didn’t know how dogmatically brain-wormed USians are I would have to assume they were being paid to spout this much garbage.
In the US the death sentence is given out for such innocuous crimes as being Black while walking and living in Indigenous communities so I dunno what you mean.
Anyway, as far as “official death sentences” the US did it 11 times in 2021 and China did it 6, so you’re still wrong in thinking China does it more than the US.
The US has executed 365 juvenile offenders, and only raised the minimum age of execution to 18 in 2005
55% of Americans still support the death penalty.
And again, the extrajudicial executions carried out by US police is exceptionally astounding.
Edit: “Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein…Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both”
So nope, you can’t call for the overthrow of the US government.
I recommend taking some time and reading about the enclosure of the commons, in which the newly burgeoning capitalist class took all of the common land on which people could farm, hunt, fish, forage, etc., and decided, unilaterally, that it was private property and belonged to them.
This locked humanity as a whole into a system whereby the entire natural world is owned by the wealthy few, and the rest of us are forced to sell our labour in order to afford food, a basic human right required to survive and which the vast majority are no longer able to acquire for ourselves without subjecting ourselves to wage labour exploitation.
This is not an “opt-in” system, it is a violently enforced, coercive and exploitative system in which we must participate or perish.
Subsistence removed from profit has been criminalised, meanwhile the globe produces 300% more food than is required for the world’s population. Despite that, someone dies of starvation roughly every 4 seconds.
Why? because food is kept in warehouses or destroyed en masse to drive up its commodity price.
If you think that somehow this is a “natural” or “acceptable” way for humans to be, where people die so some wealthy few may have more wealth than they will ever need, then I feel deeply saddened by your lack of compassion and empathy.
The fact that this playbook was developed during the early days of the enclosures:
“In September 1565, in Antwerp, “while the poor were literally starving in the streets,” a warehouse collapsed under the weight of the grain packed in it (Hackett Fischer 1996:88).”
Bands of wandering, starved workers staging raids on grain-sheds packed to bursting with food being hoarded for market speculation. Can’t wait to relive the post-Black Death era next summer with you all <3
It is deeply depressing to know that there is enough food produced to feed the world at least three times over but that someone dies of hunger like every four seconds because they gotta keep those prices up.
With Indigenous agroforestry practices we could actually reduce agricultural exploitation, while simultaneously increasing soil richness, fixing more carbon and feeding the world.
This is almost certainly it. Lightbulbs are ground zero for planned obsolescence: in 1924 lightbulb manufacturers Osram, Philips, Compagnie Des Lampes and General Electric met in Geneva and created the concept of electronics designed to fail so as to drive demand. This was the Phoebus cartel, they also divided the globe into market segments to prevent competition.
That type of community (especially created by someone with such a post history) is not about engaging in a real discussion, but about baiting controversial opinions to stir up drama and foster resentment amongst users. It would almost certainly result in further bans and moderation actions that would do nothing but create fruitless tensions while not actually adding anything to the site.
In the last seven days: 500k confirmed cases in Japan, 375k in Russia, 372k in South Korea, 300k in China, 250k in USA, 200k in Germany, 166k in France, 112k in Italy, 65k in Australia
Hmmmmm, seems pretty fucking global to me. And whether it’s present in your country or not, it’s ridiculous to say “why should anyone care”
People should care because human beings are dying and becoming permanently disabled
People should care because whether you personally are in danger or not, human lives are at risk, and other people being sick should be enough to care about.
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Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person. Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language. Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material. Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”). Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability."
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As per the Citizen Code of Conduct linked to in Lemmy.ml’s Code of Conduct, maintaining and promoting a bigoted website is a violation, and the scope of the code of conduct extends to unacceptable behaviour occurring outside the scope of community activities
I’m not trying to influence you to change any rules, I’m saying you are not enforcing the rules that currently are in place.
dehumanizing memes that help radicalize people into being more comfortable with eliminating a group of people is literally the entire point of fascist propaganda are you serious?
edit: “I see fascism as actually killing the Jews, that’s entirely unrelated to all of these Jewish caricatures that my buddies have been passing around the Weimar Republic.”
How can you possibly look at that site and argue that you don’t “see fascism.” And if you’d like, I can show you all the horrible shit masterofballs personally posts.
You don’t think wolfballs is fascist. You don’t just ban bigots outright, you in fact recommend to them a website where they can get their views affirmed and radicalize farther.
Earlier on you said “leftist” is too vague but you don’t know how else to describe lemmy, but this behaviour makes it abundantly clear that you should describe it as liberal.
You keep ignoring that he is on here every time someone is about to get banned for bigotry offering a safe space on wolfballs. You let the comment section of your Leftist website be a recruiting grounds for racists and homophobes. And you keep saying “can’t police his activity on another site,” but like…how is posting links and promoting a bigoted website not a violation of lemmy.ml’s rules?
“If you define it as white people being replaced in white nations there’s no denying it’s real”
“I’m not anti-immigration at all just anti-replacement”
“I have two children . . . I’m hoping to get three so at least we get above replacement levels.”
Nope, just your normal not believing in replacement kind of guy says this stuff huh
"How do you define a women
A women is defined as x chromosomes and no tallywhacker i.e probably not you"
There’s fucking anti LGBTQ shit right in the goddamn sidebar, please learn to read and realize how gross you are defending this piece of shit. If you read the shit he posts himself it is racist, anti-LGBTQ (he calls literally all queers groomers) and yes, he personally believes in Great Replacement. Like what is wrong with you? Is anyone on Lemmy.ml actually a fucking leftist???
EDIT: And again how is promoting wolfballs on lemmy.ml not a violation of lemm.ml’s rules? are you actually saying it is okay to promote bigoted websites on lemm.ml and you still claim lemmy.ml is anti-bigotry and leftist? like really?
There are two major differences:
A) lemmy is federated with lemmygrad.
B) what self-respecting “leftist” website lets someone advertise and recruit for a bigoted alt-right forum in their comments>??
EDIT: legit, how is plugging wolfballs in the lemmy.ml comments not a violation of the no bigotry rule? What if people start recommending others join the Proud Boys? Or start hanging out on stormfront?
The reason the wolfballs admin should be banned is, as I said originally, that he on lemmy advertised his bigoted cesspit
Imagine if you will, you decided to have a neighbourhood block party. You say, this is an open and inviting space, and everyone is welcome!
So lots of different people show up, but a few of your guests are uncomfortable. You ask them what’s wrong, you want everyone to feel safe here.
They say, “that guy over there, he’s always saying things like we’re not really people, or we’re sick in the head, or we don’t deserve rights. He threatens us and talks gleefully about the day when we’ll finally be outlawed as degenerates because we’re queer and Black. He and his bigot buddies all talk about the Great Replacement, and how they can’t wait to rise up against the establishment in a war to put Trump back in power.”
And you know this is true. He doesn’t hide it. In fact, he’s mentioned those hangouts at your barbeque, and said that everyone at the barbeque is also welcome to join them for those hangouts.
But instead you say, “Yeah, but he hasn’t said those horrible things here. So you should just chill out, it would be wrong for me to kick him out of this party just because when he’s not at this party he doesn’t believe you’re human. That’s an important part of everyone feeling welcome and safe here. Do you get it? Do you feel safe around him now?”
That’s why someone who comes on here, a Leftist instance, and who has, through their own volition, outed themselves as the bigoted wolfballs admin account, should, in fact, be banned. To do otherwise is to just prop up bigots as long as they know when to “mask on.”
It’s not like you should be hunting for everyone’s other platform activity, but he provided links to that content himself. He promoted that alt-right shithole right here on lemmy.ml. He took his own mask off, and it’s pretty gross not to ban him.
If no one cared then there wouldn’t be so many creepy little twerps like you defending bigotry online.
It’s also supremely ignorant to act like queer rights are just about who you fuck. Sorry trans people, you’re allowed to be who you are in your bedroom, but don’t you dare go into public like that. Gay marriage? Only if you want to get married in your bedroom secretly.
Get the right the fuck out of here with your bullshit
“anti LGBTQ” can mean literally nothing other than that they shouldn’t exist. Because to be against LGBTQ people (we are people, not things, not ideologies) is to say we should not exist as ourselves. There’s no such thing as “I don’t think gay people should be gay, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want them to exist.”
It’s not projection but you should question why you want to defend a homophobe and a racist so much online.
It’s a problem with the theme.
Solar (the theme you’re using) and vapor-wave dark (the theme I’m using) are the only two with this issue. The font is there, it’s just barely lighter than the drop-down box so it’s hard to see. You can still click them though. On vapor-wave dark there’s the added bonus that a highlight makes them readable if you hover over them. Solar doesn’t have that.