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[-] fluxion 212 points 1 month ago

Imagine a species surviving world war 2 and the Holocaust then still being pro-nazi. So fucking stupid.

[-] Nobody 83 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

A bad economy and uncertain future make people very afraid. It’s tempting to stick your head in the sand, blame all your problems on a specific demographic, then trust dear leader will punish the people that made you scared.

It’s completely divorced from reality, but reality sucks right now. People are scared. They’re taking the blue pill to feel better and pretend the horror all around them isn’t happening. They won’t max out their credit cards and become homeless. Dear Leader will fix things before that happens.

[-] MamboGator 58 points 1 month ago

If this were a recent phenomenon, I would agree with you. But western fascism didn't go away when the good times were rolling. It may have been quieter until recently, but these aren't just scared imbeciles struggling through 21st century inequality.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

didn't kill enough Nazis and now they own all the algorithms.

[-] [email protected] 48 points 1 month ago

You can blame all your problems on a specific demographic: the rich.

It's always been a class war.

[-] Nobody 33 points 1 month ago

Food and shelter slowly become unaffordable, mass layoffs as large corporations automate, and the planet itself burns. All to feed the richest human beings who have ever walked the earth with more wealth.

Weekdays crushing the hopes and dreams of everyone on earth. Weekends at Epstein’s island. Monsters in human form.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

you think they dont do the crushing from their phones at pedo island?

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

well, that escalated quickly. :,-(

[-] [email protected] 20 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

In Germany, at least, those people aren't even worried about the real issues, like climate change, but about made-up issues like the green party destroying our economy (they're not), immigrants raping women left and right (they aren't) and that we aren't using nuclear energy anymore and are relying more and more on renewables (it's not causing any issues and pushing down energy price)

[-] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

you literally described fascism

[-] Soup 12 points 1 month ago

I dunno, when I get worried about stability the last thing I want to do is start attacking other people and creating even more enemies. I get that it’s not so simple and not so instantaneous a choice, but still.

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[-] anon_8675309 35 points 1 month ago

Imagine being so filled with hate that you sympathize with Nazis.

I can’t.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago

They don't sympathize with nazis. They see fascism as a necessary evil to preserve their power, which they value more than even the continuity of the species or the well-being of their descendants.

It's like the One Ring, you can argue you'll use it ethically or to do good, but ultimately it means employing Ringwraiths to take care of those who might stop you.

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[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

nor I.

and I'm really angry, so clearly it takes more than hate.

[-] psycho_driver 33 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Less than 100 years. It's pathetic. Bring on the nuclear winter.

[-] UnderpantsWeevil 8 points 1 month ago

You're not getting out of climate change that easily.

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[-] [email protected] 30 points 1 month ago

Eh, I live in the US where people still pine for the fucking confederacy because they love slavery and racism. Of course people are gonna keep the nazi hate machine going.

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[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

It's not like antisemitism prevented people from supporting the NSDAP (in many cases the opposite). Sure, when they were elected they didn't know what to do with Jews yet, but antisemitism was one of the pillars of their philosophy (if the people are unhappy you have to take responsibility or simply point at someone and say "they are responsible, it's their fault") and antisemitism has existed since forever. (Of course there were not only Jews in concentration camps but they were initially made for them).

And sadly antisemitism still exists today in many areas of the world.

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[-] puppy 87 points 1 month ago

Weird it says "paused" and not "terminated". I think there's something wrong with my glasses, am I seeing it correctly?

[-] FenrirIII 33 points 1 month ago
[-] [email protected] 17 points 1 month ago
[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

Yeah, but "My Pillow and meth" money is very different from "new car" money

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[-] masquenox 28 points 1 month ago

Yes you did. They are just checking to see if their PR can handle it - capitalists have no problem with Nazism.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Fascism is the final defense against movements such as communism and socialism, given that it is what they turn to once there's evidence there's no good side to capitalism for the labor class (fair wages and civil rights always get rolled back; public-serving government is captured to serve the ownership class; upward mobility is sabotaged; etc.)

So it is impossible to be capitalist without anticipating fascism at least in the future. And while ethical capitalists exist who treat their workers relatively well and avoid unethical sourcing or production, they're much like ethical kings, in that they are the exception and are replaced with less-ethical owners. Even Gabe Newell will die or retire or be bought out.

In the end, the Musks and Zuckerbergs and Bezoses are like the Fords and Disneys and Bushes (and Busches) who are like the Rockefellers and Carnegies and Morgans, who all are glad to see the labor class languish in Great Depression era living conditions while they restore absolute autocracy. And they'd rather die, themselves, fighting to keep their assets, or watch it burn rather than give it up for a better, livable society.

In the end, the ownership class will tremble before communist revolution. The only alternative is extinction, or destruction of the environment that precludes population large enough for mass infrastructure.

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[-] DavidGA 52 points 1 month ago

It is shocking that they waited this long.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

is the word you were looking for 'disappointing'?

because yes.

[-] geekworking 46 points 1 month ago
[-] CeeBee 7 points 1 month ago

Maybe waiting to see which side comes out on top. Kinda like Volkswagen. (Yes I know I didn't exactly happen like that)

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

I think it's kind of like how politicians "pause" their political campaigns when they concede. Technically they could come back to it, but almost certainly won't.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

Also, for better or worse, pause tells X "if you figure out how to fix this problem we might come back." Canceled says "go find someone else who is cool with Nazis."

Having that financial incentive dangling in a string might be more motivating for X to change. If they don't change of course, the net effect is the same as canceling.

[-] slimarev92 42 points 1 month ago

Pauses...they'll probably be back once this blows over.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago

Yeah, I've seen variations of this headline a million times. Tbh while I certainly approve of not giving Elon money, at this point I can only think moves like this as performative actions to get some free good PR.

[-] [email protected] 33 points 1 month ago

I forget x is Twitter and took me a while to figure out that X isn't a car model of Hyundai

[-] Yawweee877h444 12 points 1 month ago

X is a single letter most commonly used as a variable in algebra and other math courses. Also commonly used for loops when writing code.

Hyundai wouldn't be dumb enough to name one of their cars a single letter. Even back when Toyota had the Scion brand, they named their models the xA and xB, because naming anything a single letter is fucking retarded. Do we not have language in our society still? Must we revert to monke and just make single syllable noises?

I say, companies all around should start rebranding as single letters. Apple will be A. AMD will also be A. Samsung S, Starbucks also S. This would be hilarious to show how dumb Elon is.

[-] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago

X was a window system for Unix-like operating systems long before Elon Musk decided that would be a good name for the social media platform he bought.

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[-] [email protected] 21 points 1 month ago

Bit late to the party, must be a combination of language barrier and declining effectiveness of ads on a dying platform.

[-] Everythingispenguins 13 points 1 month ago

I don't imagine that the people over at Hyundai Motor America have a hard time with English. This was merely not knowing/caring until it became a problem.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

I'm operating under the assumption that the US Headquarters have to listen to the SK Headquarters, but who knows what goes on behind closed doors.

[-] Everythingispenguins 6 points 1 month ago

Not saying Hyundai America doesn't listen to Hyundai Global, but if they have to wait for Global to pull an ad then there are some serious management issues.

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[-] [email protected] 20 points 1 month ago

Gee, who ever thought there would be racist content from a site owned by Apartheid Boy? And of course, he probably denies it exists in spite of clear evidence to the contrary. He literally defamed the Anti-Defamation League when they called him out on him jerking it to his Nazi fantasies. Then I think he cried to his mommy, who looks like the Bride of Frankenstein.

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[-] UnderpantsWeevil 18 points 1 month ago

I'm sure this is a given reason.

I can't help think posting ads on a platform owned by the head of a rival car company just as that company is tanking out and desperately flailing around to improve sales might be inadvisable for a whole host of reasons, though.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 1 month ago

I'm shocked to find GAMBLING going on in this establishment!
Your winnings, Sir. Thank you, thank you very much.

[-] VubDapple 4 points 1 month ago
[-] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago

Hyundai executive notices a man with a small moustache being hastily ushered out of the X offices main board room.

Hyundai Executive : “Was that Hitler?”

Elon steps in front of board room door : “That wasn’t Hitler, that was a woman.”

Hyundai Executive : “That looked like Hitler.”

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