Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-02 13:54:48
ID: 66548
In response to a confession. The Americans who are largely against those things are just racist, misogynist assholes. Largely male and almost entirely white, they want to keep marginalized groups poor. If they give them a living wage, healthcare, childcare, etc. then that gives them opportunities to better their life and get out of poverty. And that threatens their privilege. They know damn well there are plenty of women and POC who are smarter, more talented, and harder workers than they'll ever be. If they actually had to compete with them, they would lose. They have no problem giving money to billionaires to help them out, because they are mostly white guys too, so they see it as helping their own, even if they, themselves, live in a run down trailer. But ask them to help out the black, single mother with cancer and they'll say she just needs to pull herself up by the bootstraps and stop buying Starbucks.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-02 10:28:11
ID: 66546
I've known this for years as an outsider, but it is actually totally wild to watch poor Americans argue against things which would improve their life no end...raising the minimum wage to a living standard, massive taxes on the very rich, rent control, "socialized" medicine. I know I'm preaching to the choir, but I've watched so many handwringing videos about millennials not having babies. I know this is a Western world problem, birth rates dropping everywhere here and also dropping fast in places that previously had high rates like India, but you guys don't even mandate maternity leave. I'm friends with a couple I met while visiting and they actually left their jobs so they could afford to have a baby because staying in work made it too expensive. That is absolutely crazy. People shouldn't have to fucking pay to have a child, raising them is expensive and difficult enough as it is.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-02 07:19:14
ID: 66410
I just blocked several people on fb. Don't laugh at memes from the Capitol riot that show assholes carrying swastika flags, and then post Jesus shit, telling me to forgive and move on. These people need to get their hateful heads on straight. I can't handle this crazy, hateful, racist, antisemitic shit anything.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-02 07:18:39
ID: 66443
The Q crowd is imploding. Martial law (or Marshall as they tend to spell it) didn't happen. Trump is gone. They got played. Cry me a river. Just hope these psychos don't take it out on innocent people.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-02 07:16:46
ID: 66495
Some of you (at least, definitely one), have never taken sociology and it shows. When you oppress a group of people for so long, the ending result is conflict/violence. Some even argue that violence is the natural result of oppression, always. The reason we have the Civil Rights Act is because people rioted. Violent uprisings are the only thing that scares the shit out of a government enough to actually make lasting changes in legislation. Thank you for coming to my TED talk.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-02 07:15:20
ID: 66521
In response to a confession. It's not really that hard to understand. For generations, people have been lied to in this country about "socialism" and "communism." We've been lied to about 6 month wait lists for heart surgery and testing. We've been lied to about waiting in line for 6 hours to get medication. What we now have is generations of people parroting a lie about "socialized medicine," who vote against their own interests because politicians, who've been bought out by HMOs and drug companies, lied to them FOR DECADES.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-02 07:14:53
ID: 66522
In response to a confession. No. It is absolutely possible to push someone to take their own life. It is absolutely possible for events caused by other people to drive someone toward suicide. People have been (rightfully) prosecuted and punished for pushing someone into killing themselves. We all live together in this society and actions have consequences.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-01 18:38:26
ID: 66541
Anybody else sick and tired of seeing the bad guys win? Because I sure as hell am. I know that the main orange bad guy lost, but it didn't end there like I had dreamed. A whole lot of bad guys are still winning.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-01-31 19:50:21
ID: 66532
Talking of pharma, saw a woman crying on Tiktok about not being able to afford her kid's insulin for the month. I wondered if it could really be that bad, so I checked the private price for a medication I take in my country (no generic available) and it literally would cost me for a month what it costs PER PILL in the US. Not to mention the fact that that medication is basically an old medication which is only under patent because it's a slow release, so the mechanism for that is the patent, the drug itself is 80 years old and frankly, should be cheap as fuck. At this point big pharma looks about as ethical as human trafficking.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-01-29 14:47:12
ID: 66509
I simply do not understand why people in the US are against universal healthcare. It would actually cost you LESS money than the shit insurance coverage you have now. The average Canadian, for example, pays about $6,500 for healthcare a year. Yes, it's a tax. It also covers everything. The average American pays about $8K a year,. (BTW, the federal gov't pays another $10K a year per person on top of all that). So, if you take $6,500 a year out of someone's paycheck and call it a tax, that's unacceptable. But if you take $8K a year out of someone's check, like we do now, and call it a payroll deduction or deductible or co-pay, that's fine. Oh, and don't forget that if you lose your job, you also lose your healthcare.
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