did someone just #NotRealCapitalism

yup. while playing up how socialism and communism are boggymen to run away from. 

edit: now he’s going on that canada wouldn’t have treated his son (would’ve waited 6 months or more says he! (longest wait time on ever on record for an elective surgery was what? 5 months?(not an average, that’s the record))) for emergency life threatening surgery! because MUH SOCIALIZED MEDICINE.
as if there isn’t wait times for emergency life threatening surgery in the US.
oh my gods. 
oh and he wants people to know that his dad was adopted by the Swiss. and his household earns 98k a year ‘but could be more but we wanted insurance’. and that he doesn’t intend on leaving the US ever, just wants people to know that he could.


If you twisted my words any harder they would have snapped.

I said you’d wait 6 months for an MRI if you tore your rotator cuff in Canada.

My son wouldn’t have waited long but he wouldn’t have received the same quality of care that he was given at CHOP.

There are loads of patients there from places like Canada because they were told that the best bet for survival was to get care in the US.

My son got the emergency surgery 24 hours after birth and It wasn’t even in the hospital he was born in.

I didn’t want you to know my father was adopted by his Swiss stepfather.

I told you I had Swiss citizenship and you started going off about what it takes to become a Swiss citizen so I explained it.

You then wrongly assumed that I wanted to leave.

And yes, my wife took a lesser salary in favor of insurance.

I don’t need/want anyone to know.

If you’re going to paint me as something I’m not while making all kinds of accusations, I’m going to correct/explain the shit out of you.

Now you’re going to run for cover to @reasonandempathy.


What does “run for cover” even mean, exactly?  He obviously didn’t block you; he just chopped up a post that was ridiculously long.

I brought up #notrealcapitalism because you blamed Communists for the Vietnam war, which is horribly lacking in context, where it was a series of wars against a colonial power (similar to the U.S. Revolution, which we don’t exactly blame Washington for).  The US only got involved because, as a country with allies, were were pulled into it through an alliance with France (which makes sense and isn’t inherently a capitalist idea).  France was there because of capitalism and colonialism to begin with, though, and our response at the time was partially built from fears about France becoming Communist (ho Chi Minh was a founding member of the PCF, after all).

Capitalism has its fingers in a lot of horrible fucking tragedies throughout time.  From being a parent of colonialism to Banana Republics to the second Iraq War, as well as a whole slew of things in between.

I was just making the point where you can’t simultaneously hold every avatar of communism as “valid” while discounting similar avatars of capitalism.  Both are incredibly fucked.

Communism doesn’t recognize human nature and will always fail until human nature/society is changed.

Capitalism recognizes human nature and simultaneously siphons societal goods from it and promotes some of the worst aspects of it.

My father waited months for cancer treatment. In America. During which his cancer could have metastasized and become untreatable. Then he waited 6 months past when he was supposed to get a follow-up scan (during which his cancer could have metastasized and become untreatable), despite going off his meds and repeatedly calling about it. In America. American health insurance doesn’t give a fuck about you. American health insurance isn’t guaranteed, not even if you pay for it. American healthcare isn’t faster than Canadian healthcare, and I am sick to fucking death of right-wing liars trying to prevent people from getting healthcare at all by claiming our broken system is superior (when it’s actually far inferior for most Americans and regularly allows people to die). American healthcare isn’t faster than Canadian healthcare. Having insurance doesn’t mean you won’t wait – and they will do only the bare minimum required by law to ever get you in the door at all.






Tumblr is definitely another dimension because only here could someone actively advocate for a genocidal ideology such as communism and be popular and thought to be a decent and smart individual.

At least with nazis/alt-right, everyone with half a brain knows they’re full of shit and laughs them off but communists are here just spouting their crap and nobody seems to mind because they’re not aware of the amount of blood this toxic ideology has on its hands.

You realize that capitalism has more blood on its hands than communism ever will? The amount of blood on capitalist hands multiplies DAILY.

Thank you tumblr user downwithwhiteness
Alyx/22/they-them/transmasculine nonbinary/pansexual/mentally ill/activist/white person against whiteness

for the Red Hot Take™.

You realize that capitalism has more blood on its hands than communism ever will? The amount of blood on capitalist hands multiplies DAILY.

You realize that capitalism has more blood on its hands than communism ever will? The amount of blood on capitalist hands multiplies DAILY.





Weird how the snowman in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a fucking traitor and HUAC collaborator

I’m sorry a WHAT now




so the sitting president of the united states of america just used twitter to call a senator a whore

try not to fucking puke

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time to deliver heteros!!!!



What does the Bible say?

Ecclesiastes 5:5  It is better not to make a promise than to make one and not keep it.

Ecclesiastes 5:6 Don’t let your mouth make you sin. And don’t defend yourself by telling the Temple messenger that the promise you made was a mistake. That would make God angry, and he might wipe out everything you have achieved.

Matthew 5:33-36 “Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.’ But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black.

these people don’t read their Bible except the parts they cherry pick. What else is new for bigots?

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It’s real simple: ISP lobbyists are pushing the FCC to kill net neutrality so phone and cable companies can block apps, slow down websites, and charge fees to control what you see and do online.

Our only chance is congressional pressure and legislative action. But we need grassroots support. Tell your representatives that you support “Title 2” rules and ask for their help protecting a free and open internet.

Go to Battle For The Net to be connected to your congresspeople. 

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The actual article talks about the discovery of 18-million-year-old fossils.

How would finding a supposedly extinct animal still living disprove evolution?

If I think my uncle Bob is dead but he’s not does that disprove evolution?

Wait…wait…does he think that the idea that animals CAN go extinct is in doubt?



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This isn’t because Burger King is nicer in Denmark. It’s the law, and the US is actually the only so-called “developed” country that doesn’t mandate jobs provide a minimum amount of paid vacation, sick leave, or both.

kinda debunks that claim that they can’t afford to pay their workers those sort of wages and still make a profit

Its corporate greed, plain and simple.

It is the same in Sweden. It is so funny every time an american company opens up offices here and then tries to do it the american way and all the unions go “I don’t think so”.

Like when Toys ‘r Us opened in sweden 1995.

They refused to sign on to the union deals that govern such things as pay/pension and vacation in Sweden. Most of our rights are not mandated by law (we don’t have a minimum wage for example) but are made in voluntary agreements between the unions and the companies.

But they refused, saying that they had never negotiated with any unions anywhere else in the world and weren’t planning to do it in Sweden either. 

Of course a lot of people thought it was useless fighting against an international giant, but Handels (the store worker’s union) said that they could not budge, because that might mean that the whole Swedish model might crumble. So they went on strike in the three stores that the company had opened so far.

Cue a shitstorm from the press, and from right wing politicians. But the members were all for it, and other unions started doing sympathy actions. The teamsters refused to deliver goods to their stores, the financial unions blockaded all economical transactions regarding Toys ‘r Us and the strike got strong international support as well, especially in the US.

In the end, Toys ‘r Us caved in, signed the union deal, and thus their employees got the same treatment as Swedish store workers everywhere.

The right to be treated as bloody human beings and not disposable cogs in a machine.

and that story right there? is exactly why Republicans in the US work so hard to bust unions. it’s because unionizing WORKS and they’re terrified of workers actually having some power.

It makes me despair for Americans that so many of us are so fucking ignorant of how badly we’re treated. People are proud of the fact that they manage to work three jobs to get by, without any understanding of the fact that they shouldn’t have to. But they’ve been sold a bill of goods that anyone who can’t hack it is a lazy freeloader taking “good people’s” taxes like a thief.

It’s almost as if the country was born to abusive parents, and has never known any other life, so it can’t imagine not being abused….

WalMart is famously anti-Union. In the UK WalMart owns Asda. Now at first they tried to pull the same anti-union bullshit they do in the States but you can’t do that over here. Now not only do Asda employees get to join unions there is an entire union dedicated to them.

Half the reason it wouldn’t work in the countries mentioned is just how difficult it would be for the company to replace them, it’s the difference between we’ll always have replacements vs might not find somebody else.

Remember, like to like. Now how is it for Indonesia, not Denmark, Sweden or the UK?

The reason it is difficult for the company to replace them… is because Denmark and Sweden and the UK have strong unions… which make life difficult for the companies if they try to undercut them…….

Indonesia is an underdeveloped country… and it doesn’t have strong unions………….

or maybe it does, I don’t really know shit about Indonesia. but the culture there is definitely very different.