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[-] [email protected] 194 points 1 month ago

This conversation is held daily over in the echo chamber known as [email protected]

Careful, winning an argument with a mod earns a free lifetime ban.

[-] [email protected] 124 points 1 month ago

Careful, winning an argument with a mod earns a free lifetime ban.

So just like the old subreddit then? Weird how that piece of culture sticks with them.

[-] grue 84 points 1 month ago

The difference is that on Reddit I got suspended from the entire site for "report abuse" because I (correctly) reported misinformation in r/conservative and it hurt the snowflake mods' fee-fees.

In other words, Lemmy is structurally superior because there are no fascist admins with the power to ban you from the entire network.

[-] [email protected] 57 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Lmao, I reported genocidal comments in r/worldnews and was site banned for the same reason.

I had 4 reports total, 2 were acted on and the other 2 were pretty blatant calls to violence.

It's actually what made me quit Reddit.

[-] [email protected] 26 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

For my "worldnews" ban, I called someone out for ONLY posting pro-israel content, from biased Israeli media sources, and how every comment under all their posts that disagreed were downvoted into oblivion 😅

The upvote/downvotes for my comment were shifting by dozens of votes in both directions for DAYS. It was hilarious

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[-] cm0002 56 points 1 month ago

Careful, winning an argument with a mod earns a free lifetime ban.

Im gonna speedrun a ban rq

[-] [email protected] 44 points 1 month ago

Tell them I sent you. That'll probably be enough to get you banned for "Ban Evasion" because they think somebody's running a sock puppet thing or whatever. I don't know, I was permanently banned for that reason when I pointed that Obama actually WASN'T separating children from their parents under a blanket policy at the border. Being right really triggers them.

[-] cm0002 34 points 1 month ago

20 minutes from my first post there LMAO

[-] [email protected] 29 points 1 month ago
[-] [email protected] 24 points 1 month ago

When you're wrong as often as they are, it must get tiring

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[-] [email protected] 34 points 1 month ago

It's full of bad faith arguments, putting rules before humanity, the strictest possible interpretation of those rules, and they LOVE to put words in your mouth or waste your time asking for resources that they won't read and will just respond "What are you even talking about?" because they've already moved the goal posts. Their newest mod spent his first hour as a mod getting in fights about Hunter Biden's laptop and is so vehemently against tax increases because he's one of the rich whose taxes would probably go up. He'll gladly tell you that the rich are already paying TOO MUCH and they wouldn't benefit from paying more.

But, hey, at least they ban the R word and homophobia.

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

They should scuttle back to Truth Social or X. It's pretty obvious their ideas aren't welcome here. Comments, posts, anything with a lick of conservative coding to it is downvoted heavily. But they tell themselves it's a few bad actors following them around. Fucking narcissists.

[-] EnderMB 30 points 1 month ago

I can understand conservatism at a base level. While it's not something I agree with, I can see why people would lean towards it, and respect that people have different political beliefs.

However, as someone in Europe...what most Americans believe is conservatism would be very right-wing anywhere else in the developed world. If anything, many conservatives in Europe are at odds with the rise of the right, as populism has pushed traditional conservatism out of the conservative parties. In the UK, Boris Johnson literally kicked many conservatives out of the conservatives for not backing him on a Brexit vote, leaving the current PM Rishi Sunak looking at an election wipeout AND basically no MP's remaining that believe in what the party was originally about.

I feel for those that have lost their party, because it basically means that the likes of Trump (win or lose) will likely mean few people that can continue their beliefs in their primary party.

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

I don't feel sorry for the people who "lost" their party. To start, it was never a good party to begin with and for the final nail in the coffin, they didn't fucking fight very hard to not lose it, did they?

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[-] [email protected] 128 points 1 month ago

I can still remember how the news in fucking Germany changed. Suddenly, once Biden was in office, we didn’t get US politics in our evening news multiple times per week anymore. The United States became silent again.

[-] Serinus 141 points 1 month ago
[-] Bassman1805 41 points 1 month ago

I long for the days when I thought government was boring and not worth my time. I know too much now too go all the way back, but it's refreshing to have someone just quietly running the nation without starting a shitstorm every time their ego gets a little bit bruised.

[-] Serinus 21 points 1 month ago

It was always worth your time. The whole boomer mentality of not talking about politics is how we got into this mess.

But I'm glad you're with us now. The sane need all the help we can get.

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[-] Tyfud 108 points 1 month ago

Look at all these fucking Russian/MAGA trolls in the comments trying to play a "both sides" thing.

I was there. I lived through both. You can go fuck yourself. Like trump.

[-] RememberTheApollo_ 68 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

There's a visibly coordinated effort to trash Biden and/or democrats on lemmy. The commentary is all the same. They use some form of "both sides" blaming both democrats and republicans for being awful while attacking voting for either. They focus hard on Israel and call Biden "Genocide Joe" or some similar derogatory term. Overall, they always pick at Biden's policy completely devoid of nuance while never discussing Trump's policies past or planned. I got several posts removed from /world calling out such similar comments.

[-] [email protected] 23 points 1 month ago

Conversely, every single time someone makes a legitimate criticism of Biden or the Democratic establishment (and there are many to be made), someone dismisses it as "both sides".

Democrats are undoubtedly better than Republicans. Biden is undoubtedly better than Trump. Both parties are still corrupted by mega-donors and entrenched elitism.

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[-] [email protected] 18 points 1 month ago

And it's always either lemmygrad or Lemmy.ml

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[-] Skepticpunk 26 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Like, I know Biden is not that great, but at least the slow collapse of the country isn't being put in your face every day like it was with Trump.

I can't think of a single other president in my 32 years on this planet that I can say that the end of their time in office acutely improved my mental health.

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[-] [email protected] 66 points 1 month ago

I'm pretty old. Biden has been the best president of my lifetime.

He should be viewed as a national hero for beating Donnie in 2020 and making it stick, which was probably harder than it looked. The US President starting a coup has lots of strings to pull.

[-] [email protected] 28 points 1 month ago

I genuinely think that the only reason so many people aren't able to admit that is because of Gaza.

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[-] [email protected] 18 points 1 month ago

I totally agree, but I also think that every president for the last 50+ years would have walked out of office and into a prison cell in a just world. Judged in that context, Biden looks pretty good.

Also, a ham sandwich would have beaten Trump in 2020. I know this because half the Biden supporters on Reddit were constantly paving over Biden's deep flaws by pointing out that they would pick a ham sandwich over Trump. I have no idea why it was always a ham sandwich. All Biden had to do was hide in his basement and not say anything mind-blisteringly stupid. That and avoid catching COVID from Trump on the debate stage.

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[-] [email protected] 59 points 1 month ago

I honestly don't get the hate against Biden. From what I've seen, he's old and he's done a whole lot of good, more than the average democratic president.

Him being the choice over Trump should be an obvious, nearly anyone over Trump is the better choice, so what the hell is wrong with these people wanting to vote trump or not vote at all just to stick it to Biden?

[-] chiliedogg 46 points 1 month ago

There's other good answers here, but there's a more basic one.

Biden simply doesn't have the charisma of Obama or the outlandishness of Trump. The reason he was an effective leader in the Senate was because of his ability to coordinate people and get shit done.

It's what he's done as President as well. It's good organizational leadership, but it isn't flashy.

[-] [email protected] 22 points 1 month ago

Biden has also been way better than Obama on policy, which I really didn't expect from his record in Congress. Obama's charisma has really blinded a lot of people to the deep flaws of his administration.

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[-] tburkhol 27 points 1 month ago

Two reasons. First, there's GOP just blanket hating on anything without their party's Seal of Approval, sometime posing as democrats.

Second, it's in the nature of progressives to want something better. To point out that, while [thing] may be OK, it could be improved, even in small ways. So, while you're comparing Biden and Trump, they're comparing Biden with some Platonic ideal President. Most of them will, when it comes to the actual ballot, and they have to choose between the two actual candidates, vote against Trump, but they'll grouse about it. The others probably weren't going to get off the couch for anyone, anyway.

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[-] [email protected] 58 points 1 month ago

Yes OK, but apart from all that, what has Biden ever done?

[-] Entropywins 20 points 1 month ago

Reminds me of Monte pythons the life of Brian

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[-] Chemical 51 points 1 month ago

I’m ready to get past trump so we can stop talking about trump. His cluster B narcissism is loving all this attention. Can’t wait to never hear about the fucker

[-] [email protected] 58 points 1 month ago

First we gotta make sure he isn't president again. Or else it'll be a long time before anyone will be able to forget him.

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[-] FlyingSquid 50 points 1 month ago

As someone who takes crazy pills every day, I am highly insulted that you associate me with the Trump administration.

Furthermore, my nipples are in tune with God and tweaking them will grant you his holy message.

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

I think the middle person is living on the military grade hopium where there's bound to be a revolution that solves everything, it's just around the corner too. So why bother trying to get small wins or even slow down the worsening conditions. Revolution will fix everything.

Any day now...

[-] VoterFrog 22 points 1 month ago

Everybody thinks they'll come out on top after a "revolution" but they almost certainly will not. Such chaos is far more likely to help than hurt fascists. That's kind of their jam.

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

This video is about 2020 in general, but it really encapsulates the news style Trump fostered. Just a firehose of garbage that overwhelms the senses. And it's only gotten worse.

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

I believe Steve Bannon's quote was, "flood the zone with shit." News is by definition, new, so if you never give people a chance to talk about what happened 5 hours ago, nobody is ever pissed off for the same reason.

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[-] Smoogs 26 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Like how do people like that exist with themselves all with coming up with an opinion and just not researching it let alone questioning it for a second just to be debased in a matter of seconds. And that’s giving them the benefit of the doubt. Deep down I think they are trolling.

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