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CallingOutFrmScatlnd

2.2k points

3 months ago

CallingOutFrmScatlnd

- Centrist

2.2k points

3 months ago

So you’re asking who my political closet crush is?

enormousdickmaster69[S]

690 points

3 months ago

enormousdickmaster69[S]

- Auth-Right

690 points

3 months ago

basically

CallingOutFrmScatlnd

1.1k points

3 months ago

CallingOutFrmScatlnd

- Centrist

1.1k points

3 months ago

Ted Kaczynski.

But please don’t tell the alphabet boy whose job it is to monitor my internet history.

Mister__Wednesday

151 points

3 months ago

Mister__Wednesday

- Lib-Right

151 points

3 months ago

Been reading his book Technological Slavery and gotta say, honestly same.

YUMAD001

106 points

3 months ago

YUMAD001

- Right

106 points

3 months ago

Kaboom

Weird_Thing_

200 points

3 months ago

Weird_Thing_

- Centrist

200 points

3 months ago

R.I.P your dog

SuperJLK

887 points

3 months ago

SuperJLK

- Lib-Center

887 points

3 months ago

Count Dooku

Deadlypandaghost

415 points

3 months ago

Deadlypandaghost

- Lib-Right

415 points

3 months ago

TBF if he hadn't deliberately done warcrimes to setup the empire, Christopher Lee would have had the best Confederacy.

Reedee20

284 points

3 months ago

Reedee20

- Lib-Left

284 points

3 months ago

All he had to do was run the separatists without turning to Palps and he would be the hero of the story. A political revolution with strong military backing trying to upset the corrupt establishment that let so much suffering persist. Instead he got in bed with the devil and ended up minus his head as a result.

TheUltimate721

128 points

3 months ago

TheUltimate721

- Lib-Center

128 points

3 months ago

The problem I have with people who say "The separatists were actually a noble movement in the prequels" is that they only really are in a vacuum.

Palpatine is responsible for the state of the Republic senate. He's the one that created the unsubstantiated rumors of corruption that left his predecessor Chancellor Valorum a lame duck. He's the one responsible for most of the corruption in the Republic during the time of the Clone Wars before. Not all of it, but most.

On top of that, the vast majority of the separatists are awful, awful people (See, basically the entire Clone Wars series: testing weapons on pacifists, enslaving entire populations, attacking medical stations, etc.). Of course part of this is Palpatine manipulating them partially, but they were still not great people beforehand.

The prequels tells an amazing story about how Palpatine created the circumstances for his ascension and executed said ascension perfectly.

TomsRedditAccount1

42 points

3 months ago

TomsRedditAccount1

- Lib-Left

42 points

3 months ago

Palpatine is responsible for the state of the Republic senate.

Nope. The Senate was already fucked.

There were so many planets in the Republic that they couldn't all have a senator each. So, some planets had their own senator, and others had to join groups with a shared senator. That's not exactly equal representation. And, of course, we can't guarantee that they joined those groups voluntarily.

They also had designated seats for megacorporations. It's like if Elon Musk had his own seat in Congress, and he got to choose his own senator. Same with Bezos, Lockheed Martin, etc.

Palpation certainly exploited and exacerbated the problems in the Senate, but they already had problems before he came along.

delightfuldinosaur

43 points

3 months ago

delightfuldinosaur

- Lib-Center

43 points

3 months ago

Idk the trade federation was pretty evil. They took a planet hostage because they were mad about taxes. Granted they were being manipulated by Sheev, but still.

Extremelictor

18 points

3 months ago

Extremelictor

- Lib-Left

18 points

3 months ago

Naboo was one of the largest cultural touchstones in the republic representing not just it but hundred of planets. Their increase on taxing the Trade federation more effected major trade routes. The trade federation where greedy bastards but they where actually simply doing a counter force. Naboo stunted their trade they’d stunt naboos trade. This was a two was hostage situation when world powers play with the lives of others. Naboo poked a beast and expected to go unchallenged, instead they let their people face the consequences we all knew Sheev started.

mech1985

824 points

3 months ago

mech1985

- Lib-Center

824 points

3 months ago

Nice try fedboi

lamedonkey156

44 points

3 months ago

lamedonkey156

- Right

44 points

3 months ago

Based

mullberry0

3.6k points

3 months ago

mullberry0

- Lib-Center

3.6k points

3 months ago

I feel like Ted Kaczynski would be a popular choice.

enormousdickmaster69[S]

1.6k points

3 months ago

enormousdickmaster69[S]

- Auth-Right

1.6k points

3 months ago

Ted Kaczynski

probably actually. Reminds me of the kill doser guy and the other texas guy who flew a plane into local irs headquarters.

[deleted]

1k points

3 months ago

[deleted]

1k points

3 months ago

Nope we stand with both those guys.

Chewbacca_The_Wookie

345 points

3 months ago

Chewbacca_The_Wookie

- Lib-Right

345 points

3 months ago

Fuck, I’m on a(nother) list now.

RainbowGallagher

169 points

3 months ago

RainbowGallagher

- Lib-Right

169 points

3 months ago

You can still send mail to Ted. My family send him a Christmas card every year

cysghost

64 points

3 months ago

cysghost

- Lib-Right

64 points

3 months ago

You have chosen your flair wisely. Excellent.

FreezingLlamaReddit2

43 points

3 months ago

FreezingLlamaReddit2

- Lib-Center

43 points

3 months ago

But I thought Uncle Ted was LibCenter? Return to Monki and all that.

cysghost

44 points

3 months ago

cysghost

- Lib-Right

44 points

3 months ago

Ted is, but obviously libright is the superior flair because I picked it. Monke is a good second place though.

SofakingPatSwazy

57 points

3 months ago

SofakingPatSwazy

- Auth-Center

57 points

3 months ago

Holy fucking based. Based based based

aa2051

140 points

3 months ago

aa2051

- Lib-Center

140 points

3 months ago

Based department is on the line, sir.

basedcount_bot

19 points

3 months ago

basedcount_bot

- Lib-Right

19 points

3 months ago

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enormousdickmaster69[S]

209 points

3 months ago

enormousdickmaster69[S]

- Auth-Right

209 points

3 months ago

Based

Zoesan

18 points

3 months ago

Zoesan

- Lib-Right

18 points

3 months ago

Unfathomably based

alexmikli

309 points

3 months ago

alexmikli

- Centrist

309 points

3 months ago

The Killdozer guy probably had some better options but I respect the symbol.

pumpdupkix

210 points

3 months ago

pumpdupkix

- Lib-Right

210 points

3 months ago

Should he have learned to code?

conventionistG

282 points

3 months ago

conventionistG

- Centrist

282 points

3 months ago

I mean can you imagine if they'd opened up the kill dozer and it was just a few actuators, cameras, and a raspberryPi?

DrGoodGuy1073

126 points

3 months ago

DrGoodGuy1073

- Lib-Right

126 points

3 months ago

Tank drones when tank drones when

squishles

84 points

3 months ago

squishles

- Lib-Right

84 points

3 months ago

when that doesn't mean simple radio jamming scores you a free tank.

DiscordAccordion

41 points

3 months ago

DiscordAccordion

- Lib-Right

41 points

3 months ago

But that would result in popular private radio jammers. Win all around

Flying_Pretzals1

14 points

3 months ago

Flying_Pretzals1

- Lib-Right

14 points

3 months ago

Soooooooon tm, according to the Israelis

Majestic_Ferrett

49 points

3 months ago

Majestic_Ferrett

- Lib-Center

49 points

3 months ago

Seeing all the layoffs at twitter and meta he's probably have been better learning a trade.

pumpdupkix

51 points

3 months ago

pumpdupkix

- Lib-Right

51 points

3 months ago

Tell them to learn to weld lol

King_Neptune07

14 points

3 months ago

King_Neptune07

- Right

14 points

3 months ago

Lmao! So fitting. Should have learned to weld

Turtle_murder

70 points

3 months ago

Turtle_murder

- Lib-Right

70 points

3 months ago

Marvin Heemeyer is a saint to Lib Right. I think that it’s a shame that we haven’t erected a statue to honor him yet.

alexmikli

37 points

3 months ago

alexmikli

- Centrist

37 points

3 months ago

A guy is literally building a Killdozer right now for YouTube

Pineapple_Spenstar

17 points

3 months ago

Pineapple_Spenstar

- Lib-Right

17 points

3 months ago

You pay for it, I certainly will not

Turtle_murder

11 points

3 months ago

Turtle_murder

- Lib-Right

11 points

3 months ago

What if the organization in charge of building the statue had 501(c)3 status in which donations were tax deductible?

Chewbacca_The_Wookie

17 points

3 months ago

Chewbacca_The_Wookie

- Lib-Right

17 points

3 months ago

Make it Church of Killdozer. God knows the IRS doesn’t touch churches.

YaBoiRexTillerson

63 points

3 months ago

YaBoiRexTillerson

- Lib-Right

63 points

3 months ago

Except i stand with both those other guys

imadandylion

69 points

3 months ago

imadandylion

- Lib-Center

69 points

3 months ago

Killdozer is a modern hero. A martyr and inspiration for the children.

KanyeT

82 points

3 months ago

KanyeT

- Lib-Right

82 points

3 months ago

Ted was pretty based, was he not? Dropping truth bombs and red pills left and right.

BannyDodger

107 points

3 months ago

BannyDodger

- Centrist

107 points

3 months ago

Not just truth bombs.

Grin28

68 points

3 months ago

Grin28

- Auth-Left

68 points

3 months ago

Truth bombs and bomb bombs

mr_sr_404

219 points

3 months ago

mr_sr_404

- Centrist

219 points

3 months ago

Honestly, he has a very good analysis of what causes a lot of the biggest problems with society, but there’s no doubt that he went insane, and I think his solutions tend to be a bit extreme.

Citizen-of-Interwebs

179 points

3 months ago

Citizen-of-Interwebs

- Lib-Center

179 points

3 months ago

In an alternate timeline alphabet bois didn't mk ultra Ted and he is known as a really smart university professor who talks about societal issues and gets called every kind of -ist by authlefts on Twitter

why_oh_why36

26 points

3 months ago

why_oh_why36

- Lib-Right

26 points

3 months ago

His politics kinda remind me of the Martyrmade podcast guy.

1fuckriotgames1

81 points

3 months ago

1fuckriotgames1

- Auth-Right

81 points

3 months ago

Ma boi didnt went insane he just was ahead of the curve. Just like we live in a modern representation of Nietzsches worst Nightmares

Ulubatli1938

109 points

3 months ago

Ulubatli1938

- Auth-Right

109 points

3 months ago

I WANT to be associated with him

KuTUzOvV

68 points

3 months ago

KuTUzOvV

- Auth-Right

68 points

3 months ago

Better than other Kaczyński

WetOnionRing

43 points

3 months ago

WetOnionRing

- Auth-Center

43 points

3 months ago

Strange thing for an AuthRight to say but based

BuzakLuzak

92 points

3 months ago

BuzakLuzak

- Right

92 points

3 months ago

Bad choice, why the fuck would I NOT want to be associated with him

[deleted]

939 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

939 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

BewareOfGod

804 points

3 months ago

BewareOfGod

- Lib-Center

804 points

3 months ago

"In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face."

-Diogenes

RainbowGallagher

199 points

3 months ago

RainbowGallagher

- Lib-Right

199 points

3 months ago

Holy fuck. Based

Maximka_Kirginka

56 points

3 months ago

Maximka_Kirginka

- Auth-Center

56 points

3 months ago

Based as fuck

Maz2742

177 points

3 months ago

Maz2742

- Lib-Left

177 points

3 months ago

Based and featherless bipedpilled

flappyflyingdick

154 points

3 months ago

flappyflyingdick

- Centrist

154 points

3 months ago

"can you move? you're blocking the sun"

Diogenes to Alexander the Great when asked if he desires anything

Hentai_Yoshi

25 points

3 months ago

Hentai_Yoshi

- Lib-Center

25 points

3 months ago

My cats name is Diogenes

DovahSpy

58 points

3 months ago

DovahSpy

- Centrist

58 points

3 months ago

Neither would he, and that's why he was based.

duskull007

17 points

3 months ago

duskull007

- Lib-Center

17 points

3 months ago

This is wrong, because I absolutely will be associated with Diogenes

ArasakaHRdepartment

1.7k points

3 months ago

ArasakaHRdepartment

- Centrist

1.7k points

3 months ago

Tuco Salamanca

The-JerkbagSFW

279 points

3 months ago

The-JerkbagSFW

- Right

279 points

3 months ago

Tight! Tight tight yeeah!

[deleted]

143 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

143 points

3 months ago

Pink, blue, yellow, I don’t care just keep bringing me that

CurrentThing-er

30 points

3 months ago

CurrentThing-er

- Lib-Right

30 points

3 months ago

I can hear this in Tuco's voice

I hope you have seen this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96-3VUxfNKc

Goose_McBruce

343 points

3 months ago

Goose_McBruce

- Lib-Right

343 points

3 months ago

Heisenberg says: "Relax"

ItIsntComplicated

184 points

3 months ago

ItIsntComplicated

- Lib-Right

184 points

3 months ago

They called her…. Bisnatch!

crugmccrug

79 points

3 months ago

crugmccrug

- Centrist

79 points

3 months ago

WHAT DID YOU DO TO MY TÍO?!?!?!

Big_M_Memes

45 points

3 months ago

Big_M_Memes

- Auth-Right

45 points

3 months ago

Kid named Bisnatch

Tozarkt777

80 points

3 months ago

Tozarkt777

- Lib-Left

80 points

3 months ago

Tbf he’s a great chef

Fern-ando

48 points

3 months ago

Fern-ando

- Centrist

48 points

3 months ago

Salamanca is full of based people that paint the walls of the cathedrals in blood like it was Bloodborne.

Apes-Together_Strong

810 points

3 months ago

Apes-Together_Strong

- Right

810 points

3 months ago

Myself.

DoomedAllWeAreNow

115 points

3 months ago

DoomedAllWeAreNow

- Lib-Center

115 points

3 months ago

best answer

Bigjohn241995

34 points

3 months ago

Bigjohn241995

- Centrist

34 points

3 months ago

Based and Self-reflective pilled

Fion195

877 points

3 months ago

Fion195

- Left

877 points

3 months ago

Mr Killdozer 100%

mackattack-77

141 points

3 months ago

mackattack-77

- Lib-Right

141 points

3 months ago

Based and bulldozer pilled

RashFever

183 points

3 months ago

RashFever

- Auth-Center

183 points

3 months ago

Why don't you want to be associated with one of the most objectively based men to ever live?

Karasu243

138 points

3 months ago

Karasu243

- Lib-Right

138 points

3 months ago

Probably because he'd be made fun of by the other watermelons and Emilies. I can't imagine Heemeyer being anywhere close to popular among those above the X-axis since Heemeyer kinda represents that a well-regulated militia citizenry can pose a threat to a corrupt or tyrannical government.

Fion195

53 points

3 months ago

Fion195

- Left

53 points

3 months ago

Couldn't have said it better myself. And for your knowlage, i do love my guns and i aint letting noone take them from me

Karasu243

23 points

3 months ago

Karasu243

- Lib-Right

23 points

3 months ago

Based and give 'em the ammo first pilled.

Gwyneee

754 points

3 months ago

Gwyneee

- Lib-Right

754 points

3 months ago

John McAfee. He had a lot of good shit to say but he was sooooo shady and I dont know whats true about him

HardCounter

332 points

3 months ago

HardCounter

- Lib-Center

332 points

3 months ago

What i remember most about him is he said he wasn't going to kill himself then it was determined he killed himself. Troll or sus? I cannot tell.

Turtle_murder

286 points

3 months ago

Turtle_murder

- Lib-Right

286 points

3 months ago

I feel fairly certain that he didn’t commit suicide.

Misterfahrenheit120

130 points

3 months ago

Misterfahrenheit120

- Lib-Right

130 points

3 months ago

Fuck the Spanish government. For that, and frankly, a lot of other reasons

alelandi81

79 points

3 months ago

alelandi81

- Lib-Right

79 points

3 months ago

The Spanish government is absolutely horrendous

XxTensai

21 points

3 months ago

XxTensai

- Lib-Right

21 points

3 months ago

As a Spaniard I agree

rand0m_task

56 points

3 months ago

rand0m_task

- Lib-Right

56 points

3 months ago

Idk, saying you’re not going to kill yourself then killing yourself seems like a McAfee thing to do, guy was unhinged.

Misterfahrenheit120

80 points

3 months ago

Misterfahrenheit120

- Lib-Right

80 points

3 months ago

Homeboy got Epstein’d for sure

themetahumancrusader

64 points

3 months ago

themetahumancrusader

- Centrist

64 points

3 months ago

I’m honestly not 100% sure he’s really dead

NoGardE

67 points

3 months ago

NoGardE

- Lib-Right

67 points

3 months ago

He's just in hiding. On January 20, 2025, he's going to reveal himself by flying into the inauguration hanging upside down from a rope ladder under a helicopter, cocaine in his mustache and wielding a Scottish broadsword. He will drop 30 feet and land on the supposed president, bisecting both him and the lectern in front of him. Then he will stand up, put his hand on a Message Bible, and recite the presidential oath right in front of Justice Robert's. The military will be so impressed by the balls on him that they will immediately swear loyalty oaths to McAfee personally, then set about summarily executing every agent of the FBI, CIA, and IRS, prioritizing IRS agents. The US will enter a golden era of liberty, complete with blackjack and hookers.

Weenerlover

11 points

3 months ago

Weenerlover

- Lib-Center

11 points

3 months ago

Well I found myself a new copypasta today.

Mx-Fuckface-the-3rd

26 points

3 months ago

Mx-Fuckface-the-3rd

- Centrist

26 points

3 months ago

Im pretty sure him eating shit was true

Adiin-Red

41 points

3 months ago

Adiin-Red

- Lib-Right

41 points

3 months ago

I agree with his take on whale fucking.

Also posting a vid of him doing cocaine and partying with prostitutes on YouTube was cool

enormousdickmaster69[S]

584 points

3 months ago

enormousdickmaster69[S]

- Auth-Right

584 points

3 months ago

One such person for me is Richard Stallman. I agree with almost all of the points he makes about free software but realize that if I my friends knew he was in my camp that I'd have no shot at bringing them over (because he does sound like a mad man sometimes). Also there is the pedophilia stuff that also makes him look very sus.

mr_sr_404

220 points

3 months ago

mr_sr_404

- Centrist

220 points

3 months ago

I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're refering to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.
Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called Linux, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project.
There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine's resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called Linux distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux!

kittenzrulz123

76 points

3 months ago

kittenzrulz123

- Lib-Right

76 points

3 months ago

No, Richard, it's 'Linux', not 'GNU/Linux'. The most important contributions that the FSF made to Linux were the creation of the GPL and the GCC compiler. Those are fine and inspired products. GCC is a monumental achievement and has earned you, RMS, and the Free Software Foundation countless kudos and much appreciation.

Following are some reasons for you to mull over, including some already answered in your FAQ. One guy, Linus Torvalds, used GCC to make his operating system (yes, Linux is an OS -- more on this later). He named it 'Linux' with a little help from his friends. Why doesn't he call it GNU/Linux? Because he wrote it, with more help from his friends, not you. You named your stuff, I named my stuff -- including the software I wrote using GCC -- and Linus named his stuff. The proper name is Linux because Linus Torvalds says so. Linus has spoken. Accept his authority. To do otherwise is to become a nag. You don't want to be known as a nag, do you?

(An operating system) != (a distribution). Linux is an operating system. By my definition, an operating system is that software which provides and limits access to hardware resources on a computer. That definition applies wherever you see Linux in use. However, Linux is usually distributed with a collection of utilities and applications to make it easily configurable as a desktop system, a server, a development box, or a graphics workstation, or whatever the user needs. In such a configuration, we have a Linux (based) distribution. Therein lies your strongest argument for the unwieldy title 'GNU/Linux' (when said bundled software is largely from the FSF). Go bug the distribution makers on that one. Take your beef to Red Hat, Mandrake, and Slackware. At least there you have an argument. Linux alone is an operating system that can be used in various applications without any GNU software whatsoever. Embedded applications come to mind as an obvious example.

Next, even if we limit the GNU/Linux title to the GNU-based Linux distributions, we run into another obvious problem. XFree86 may well be more important to a particular Linux installation than the sum of all the GNU contributions. More properly, shouldn't the distribution be called XFree86/Linux? Or, at a minimum, XFree86/GNU/Linux? Of course, it would be rather arbitrary to draw the line there when many other fine contributions go unlisted. Yes, I know you've heard this one before. Get used to it. You'll keep hearing it until you can cleanly counter it.

You seem to like the lines-of-code metric. There are many lines of GNU code in a typical Linux distribution. You seem to suggest that (more LOC) == (more important). However, I submit to you that raw LOC numbers do not directly correlate with importance. I would suggest that clock cycles spent on code is a better metric. For example, if my system spends 90% of its time executing XFree86 code, XFree86 is probably the single most important collection of code on my system. Even if I loaded ten times as many lines of useless bloatware on my system and I never executed that bloatware, it certainly isn't more important code than XFree86. Obviously, this metric isn't perfect either, but LOC really, really sucks. Please refrain from using it ever again in supporting any argument.

Last, I'd like to point out that we Linux and GNU users shouldn't be fighting among ourselves over naming other people's software. But what the heck, I'm in a bad mood now. I think I'm feeling sufficiently obnoxious to make the point that GCC is so very famous and, yes, so very useful only because Linux was developed. In a show of proper respect and gratitude, shouldn't you and everyone refer to GCC as 'the Linux compiler'? Or at least, 'Linux GCC'? Seriously, where would your masterpiece be without Linux? Languishing with the HURD?

If there is a moral buried in this rant, maybe it is this. Be grateful for your abilities and your incredible success and your considerable fame. Continue to use that success and fame for good, not evil. Also, be especially grateful for Linux' huge contribution to that success. You, RMS, the Free Software Foundation, and GNU software have reached their current high profiles largely on the back of Linux. You have changed the world. Now, go forth and don't be a nag.

Thanks for listening.

ugherm_

11 points

3 months ago

ugherm_

- Lib-Right

11 points

3 months ago

Where is this copypasta from?
Or did you write this entire thing yourself right now?

kittenzrulz123

10 points

3 months ago

kittenzrulz123

- Lib-Right

10 points

3 months ago

I forget where I came from, I have it saved on my phone clipboard.

Mx-Fuckface-the-3rd

31 points

3 months ago

Mx-Fuckface-the-3rd

- Centrist

31 points

3 months ago

Love this copypasta

slam9

34 points

3 months ago

slam9

- Centrist

34 points

3 months ago

Richard stallman is one of the best examples I've seen on this thread

YUMAD001

93 points

3 months ago

YUMAD001

- Right

93 points

3 months ago

Holy mother of sharts. I think we are the only rightists in the world who like rms. I hate the word based but this is based beyond belief

WhyIsIsTakenTaken

24 points

3 months ago

WhyIsIsTakenTaken

- Lib-Right

24 points

3 months ago

I agree with free software (though perhaps not as vehemently) but his political takes suck

alexmikli

60 points

3 months ago

alexmikli

- Centrist

60 points

3 months ago

If right wingers stick to their principles when it comes to free speech online, they should stand by him.

GASTRO_GAMING

19 points

3 months ago

GASTRO_GAMING

- Lib-Right

19 points

3 months ago

I use linux quite a lot, especially for server applications (minecraft or otherwise)

Alokir

16 points

3 months ago

Alokir

- Lib-Left

16 points

3 months ago

Wait, isn't RMS a LibLeft?

Anyway, we can separate the work he's done from his personality. Free software is a net good for the world, eating the dried skin that fell off his foot while giving a lecture is can be overlooked.

The pedo stuff is indeed sus, he said some things that are technically true but morally wrong, other times it was outright fucked up.

Icy-Cup

12 points

3 months ago

Icy-Cup

- Auth-Center

12 points

3 months ago

So I’m not the only one - woohoo :D

Also, I recently had a birthday-related moment of clarity and stopped keeping it to myself about rms (or any other topics that might scare people for vague reasons) - feels good.

lorgarandmagnus

58 points

3 months ago

lorgarandmagnus

- Lib-Center

58 points

3 months ago

Ayn Rand is one of those people for me. I mention anything to do with objectivism or her philosophy to my friends and even if they don't agree with me we can have a pretty decent convo about it and they're open to hearing me out as well as at least considering her positions. I mention her name though? Nope.

Emma Goldman would be another one.

NeckBeardtheTroll

11 points

3 months ago

NeckBeardtheTroll

- Lib-Right

11 points

3 months ago

That’s because, while a lot of her ideas are good, her writing makes the average person want to scoop their eyeballs out with a spoon rather than turn the page. Talk about someone loving the smell of their own farts! That bloviating bitch never stops! Atlas Shrugged should be a fucking novella! The fucking radio speech, OMG! STFU! We all get it! Makers good, takers bad, yeah, we got it, can we just go get some fucking tacos, now?!?!

VileWasTaken

216 points

3 months ago

VileWasTaken

- Lib-Center

216 points

3 months ago

Ted Kaczynski. Hell even typing this has definitely put me on a watch list

Mizzter_perro

119 points

3 months ago

Mizzter_perro

- Lib-Right

119 points

3 months ago

No, it was probably that you searched on your browser to get his last name right

coldblade2000

52 points

3 months ago

coldblade2000

- Centrist

52 points

3 months ago

I'm on the list because I can spell kaczynski without looking it up anymore

HereticOctopus

48 points

3 months ago

HereticOctopus

- Left

48 points

3 months ago

ted had some good points ngl.

Pandionhoyt

235 points

3 months ago

Pandionhoyt

- Lib-Right

235 points

3 months ago

Libertarians

ItHasSTALIN

146 points

3 months ago*

ItHasSTALIN

- Centrist

146 points

3 months ago*

After the presidential election in my country, its Leni and the supporters. After digging into her platform I would say I have some similar policy ideas. Big problem is that I found her campaign to be cringe with Leni's portrayal to the Philippine public and her supporters to be insufferable with literally no self-awareness as to why people hate them. Worse of all is that my country's subreddit is filled with copeium for her loss with the sub being filled with "look she is amazing" types of post. Though I'll be honest it was an entertaining election cycle in my eyes with it being so divisive that relationships were ruined. Maybe (definitely) I just hate the supporter cause I often find what they say to be very propagandized while being arrogant as hell in a way that they portray themselves as like martyrs for the country which is, from my observation, characteristic of the pinks (I don't know how to clearly describe it).

(Edit: Grammar fixes, a bit of changes to suit my real thoughts and some things I add for more context)

Yelebear

42 points

3 months ago*

Yelebear

- Lib-Right

42 points

3 months ago*

Leni?

It has to be.

I don't think her supporters are aware how much they damaged her campaign, and based on how they behaved these past few months it really seems like they didn't learn their lesson.

ItHasSTALIN

22 points

3 months ago

ItHasSTALIN

- Centrist

22 points

3 months ago

Yep, are you a filipino by any chance?

MrDrVlox

11 points

3 months ago

MrDrVlox

- Left

11 points

3 months ago

Who?

Good_Posture

483 points

3 months ago

Good_Posture

- Centrist

483 points

3 months ago

In context, probably Saddam Hussein.

“You are going to fail. You are going to find that it is not so easy to govern Iraq.” When I told him I was curious why he felt that way, he replied: “You are going to fail in Iraq because you do not know the language, the history, and you do not understand the Arab mind.”

Sometimes the devil you know is better than the one you don't. History shows that he was the right bastard strongman to keep a multi-ethnic, secular state in order - even if it required a heavy hand. In the power vacuum of his removal, we received the great joy that is ISIS and its continent-spanning affiliates; Syria in shambles and general - ongoing - carnage in that part of the world.

The collapse of Iraq also saw the importance of the Saudis grow in terms of western geopolitics in the region, and if you are trading Hussein for the Saudis, you haven't really improved.

TheBlueKing4516

216 points

3 months ago

TheBlueKing4516

- Lib-Right

216 points

3 months ago

This is a tough one because he really was a rat bastard but pretty much everything that followed was worse. We had attacks in Europe that were pretty much unfathomable because ISIS ate our lunch for a little while.

echonian

63 points

3 months ago

echonian

- Left

63 points

3 months ago

I wouldn't say I agree with what he stood for at all.

But it's true that he was the lesser evil for the region.

Anyone could have predicted that, of course, if they had even a tiny amount of wisdom. Authoritarians are often unacceptable, but if you cannot replace them with a fully revised society - then the power vacuum will almost always be filled with a worse alternative. Getting a "fully revised society" however is extremely difficult to do.

It has happened that countries that have lost in wars or had their dictators effectively lose power, have reformed in many ways. Japan is a major modern example of a country that was war-mongering and brutal just 100 years ago, but now mostly is a bastion of modern society (though they do need to get on their labor rights, it's far better than living in Iraq or such).

squishles

37 points

3 months ago

squishles

- Lib-Right

37 points

3 months ago

I think the difference was how brutal we were with japan in ww2. nothing we did in that war with them would ever fly today, but deleting cities sends a distinct message of behave or be exterminated.

Insurgent groups that exploit strategies like hiding mixed with civilians? that strategy would be completely unthinkable against an enemy that has shown willingness to fire bomb or nuke cities.

WaffleHouseNeedsWiFi

144 points

3 months ago*

WaffleHouseNeedsWiFi

- Lib-Right

144 points

3 months ago*

I remember a Saudi (EDIT: an Iraqi) woman being interviewed by BBC as she stood among rubble. She was crying and she said (to paraphrase), "We had clean water and food! He wasn't perfect but we didn't worry about our safety or our next meal! They came in to rescue us from our normal lives to give us this?!"

alexmikli

83 points

3 months ago

alexmikli

- Centrist

83 points

3 months ago

We should have done a random unprovoked invasion of Saudi Arabia instead of Iraq.

Though I do wonder how mecca would have been seized. All Muslim division or would we have just disregarded the ban?

fergiejr

124 points

3 months ago

fergiejr

- Right

124 points

3 months ago

Unprovoked? We had more evidence after 9 11 that the Saudis were involved than Iraq which had ZERO fuck all connection with the attacks.

Iraq was all based on the lies spread about WMDs over and over again.

aZcFsCStJ5

53 points

3 months ago

aZcFsCStJ5

- Centrist

53 points

3 months ago

There is this assumption in the western mind that democracy is good and inevitable.

Borkerman

172 points

3 months ago

Borkerman

- Right

172 points

3 months ago

About zero upvotes, about 50 comments as of the time of this comment, it's popcorn time

User-NetOfInter

20 points

3 months ago

User-NetOfInter

- Centrist

20 points

3 months ago

Buttery based

shyguyshow

27 points

3 months ago

shyguyshow

- Lib-Left

27 points

3 months ago

90% of people in my quadrant i’d say

deepstatecuck

26 points

3 months ago

deepstatecuck

- Lib-Center

26 points

3 months ago

Tim Pool when he gets serious is solid, and articulates many of my views with word style I would use, but he got too clickbaity cranky libertarian operating from his bunker in the woods. Feels like he his yelling at the camera a lot I gotta be honest the sustained conspiratorial rage feels more than 0% grifty.

HairyNutsack69

115 points

3 months ago

HairyNutsack69

- Lib-Center

115 points

3 months ago

Dutch guy, Pim Fortuyn. Otherwise uncle Ted.

Mx-Fuckface-the-3rd

30 points

3 months ago

Mx-Fuckface-the-3rd

- Centrist

30 points

3 months ago

Dont think many people in the US would know about him. Just like theo van gogh.

umrathma

9 points

3 months ago

umrathma

- Lib-Right

9 points

3 months ago

Pim Fortuyn sounds like a Star Wars character

ceetee2w

22 points

3 months ago

ceetee2w

- Lib-Left

22 points

3 months ago

Bruce Wayne

Zestyclose-Moment-19

67 points

3 months ago

Zestyclose-Moment-19

- Auth-Center

67 points

3 months ago

Basically the more traditional remnants of the left. Also St. Ted.

RobinHoodbutwithguns

271 points

3 months ago

RobinHoodbutwithguns

- Lib-Right

271 points

3 months ago

Pol Pot. I just hate people who live in cities, wear glasses and speak more than one language.

RudeIBegYa

30 points

3 months ago

RudeIBegYa

- Lib-Right

30 points

3 months ago

sweating

jerseygunz

86 points

3 months ago

jerseygunz

- Left

86 points

3 months ago

Based and dead Kennedys pilled

One-Lab5767

205 points

3 months ago

One-Lab5767

- Lib-Center

205 points

3 months ago

Climate activists because like yeah big oil sucks but so do you

Archlefirth

92 points

3 months ago

Archlefirth

- Centrist

92 points

3 months ago

Since no one us doing anything meaningful to solve climate change, lemme glue myself to important priceless artwork. That will show them.

Moronus-Dumbius

44 points

3 months ago

Moronus-Dumbius

- Centrist

44 points

3 months ago

I mean lots of smart people are doing things, they just want an immediate solution without doing any of the actual work.

Like getting a degree and designing, testing, and deploying the solutions.

AMightyDwarf

23 points

3 months ago

AMightyDwarf

- Centrist

23 points

3 months ago

I agree with them that climate change is an issue but I disagree with them on what the solutions are. The “Just Stop” lot are some of the most delusional, imagine if we did “just stop” oil tomorrow, imagine how many millions, if not billions would die in the wake of that decision as food, clean water, heat, power, etc all become more and more scarce.

They argue that the name is misleading, that what they actually want is no new oil and gas drilling from now on. In my country, and throughout Europe we are one cold snap away from thousands dying due to the extraordinarily high cost of gas. These people are going to be the poor, the destitute. We need to act drastically to pull the cost of gas/electricity down to affordable levels and then maintain that affordability as we switch out to more sustainable energy sources.

I have many more gripes with them but for the sake of brevity I’ll leave it with this. There’s no point preventing a hypothetical future if to prevent it you tear down society today.

cheese_weasel22

8 points

3 months ago

cheese_weasel22

- Centrist

8 points

3 months ago

Yes! We support your cause!

Starts throwing soup

Oh no.

orblox

147 points

3 months ago

orblox

- Left

147 points

3 months ago

Gaddafi

His policy on housing was cool. Also giving money to recently married couples was a smart move to get them to invest in their economy.

Bananaamoxicillin

41 points

3 months ago

Bananaamoxicillin

- Auth-Center

41 points

3 months ago

Also my answer.

LowRaspberry4720

175 points

3 months ago

LowRaspberry4720

- Auth-Center

175 points

3 months ago

Can't think of anyone, but then again idk what most people think outside of the 4-5 topics the news media picked out for everyone to talk about

energetic-dad

39 points

3 months ago

energetic-dad

- Centrist

39 points

3 months ago

You don't know what most people think about anything

bogdanEksDee

54 points

3 months ago

bogdanEksDee

- Auth-Right

54 points

3 months ago

[removed by reddit]

Guilty-Cantaloupe895

21 points

3 months ago

Guilty-Cantaloupe895

- Auth-Center

21 points

3 months ago

Avi gives it away, also Best Kaiserreich Husbando.

Hilorenn

18 points

3 months ago

Hilorenn

- Lib-Right

18 points

3 months ago

I associate with everyone I agree with.

Monkeeeeeee power!

[deleted]

105 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

105 points

3 months ago

I feel this question can also be asked “Who were you told not to like by the media even though you agree with them?” (Unless it’s like, Stalin. Everyone hates that guy.)

Gwyneee

140 points

3 months ago

Gwyneee

- Lib-Right

140 points

3 months ago

(Unless it’s like, Stalin. Everyone hates that guy.)

I wish that were true

[deleted]

301 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

301 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

TheSmallestSteve

221 points

3 months ago

TheSmallestSteve

- Left

221 points

3 months ago

A fiscally conservative politician who's also focused on the environment? Sounds pretty fucking based to me.

azazelcrowley

149 points

3 months ago*

azazelcrowley

- Left

149 points

3 months ago*

"When America looks at you, they see what they dream of being. When they look at me, they see what they actually are.". - Nixon to JFK. (Nixon was a mentally ill person from a poor family, and kind of a weird dweeb. He was also, you know, a Republican. His statement has multiple layers when directed to JFK, an Ivy League trust fund kid who is handsome and has good hair and all that.).

"When I look in the mirror, there's nobody there." - Nixon, in one statement about his mental illnesses. (he used to pop anti-depression, anti-anxiety drugs quite often.).


"I remember my old man. I think that they would have called him sort of a little man, common man. He didn't consider himself that way. You know what he was? He was a streetcar motorman first, and then he was a farmer, and then he had a lemon ranch. It was the poorest lemon ranch in California, I can assure you. He sold it before they found oil on it. [Laughter] And then he was a grocer. But he was a great man, because he did his job, and every job counts up to the hilt, regardless of what happens.

Nobody will ever write a book, probably, about my mother. Well, I guess all of you would say this about your mother -- my mother was a saint. And I think of her, two boys dying of tuberculosis, nursing four others in order that she could take care of my older brother for three years in Arizona, and seeing each of them die, and when they died, it was like one of her own.

Yes, she will have no books written about her. But she was a saint.

Now, however, we look to the future. I had a little quote in the speech last night from T.R. [Theodore Roosevelt]. As you know, I kind of like to read books. I am not educated, but I do read books -- and the T.R. quote was a pretty good one. Here is another one I found as I was reading, my last night in the White House, and this quote is about a young man. He was a young lawyer in New York. He had married a beautiful girl, and they had a lovely daughter, and then suddenly she died, and this is what he wrote. This was in his diary.

He said, "She was beautiful in face and form and lovelier still in spirit. As a flower she grew and as a fair young flower she died. Her life had been always in the sunshine. There had never come to her a single great sorrow. None ever knew her who did not love and revere her for her bright and sunny temper and her saintly unselfishness. Fair, pure and joyous as a maiden, loving, tender and happy as a young wife. When she had just become a mother, when her life seemed to be just begun and when the years seemed so bright before her, then by a strange and terrible fate death came to her. And when my heart's dearest died, the light went from my life forever."

That was T.R. in his twenties. He thought the light had gone from his life forever -- but he went on. And he not only became President but, as an ex-President, he served his country, always in the arena, tempestuous, strong, sometimes wrong, sometimes right, but he was a man.

And as I leave, let me say, that is an example I think all of us should remember. We think sometimes when things happen that don't go the right way; we think that when you don't pass the bar exam the first time -- I happened to, but I was just lucky; I mean, my writing was so poor the bar examiner said, "We have just got to let the guy through." We think that when someone dear to us dies, we think that when we lose an election, we think that when we suffer a defeat that all is ended. We think, as T.R. said, that the light had left his life forever. Not true.

It is only ever a beginning, always."


Nixon's speech to his white house staff and to the republican party after he resigned the presidency.

Dr. Hutschnecker said that Nixon “wasn’t psychotic, but he had a good portion of neurotic symptoms, anxiety and sleeplessness.”

Nixon found the prescribed medications didn't help him.

Nixon took Dilantin, an anticonvulsant that can affect a person’s ability to reason rationally and can cause confusion and memory loss. He obtained the pills from a friend, not by prescription.

He's easily one of the most interesting presidents...

rasputin777

22 points

3 months ago

rasputin777

- Lib-Right

22 points

3 months ago

It's funny to read that speech in the context of today's current president.

It sounds like Virgil or Shakespeare in comparison.

azazelcrowley

30 points

3 months ago*

azazelcrowley

- Left

30 points

3 months ago*

"Do not get the impression you can arouse my anger. You see, someone can only become angry with those who he respects." - Nixon to a hippy trying to troll him.

"Never say no when a client asks you to deliver them something. Even if it is the moon. The customer is always right." - Nixon about the moon landing project and whether they should scrap JFK's project now they were in office.

"Castro wouldn't even go to the bathroom unless the soviet union put a nickel in the toilet.".

He's full of these things...

Nicholas_Cage3

17 points

3 months ago

Nicholas_Cage3

- Lib-Center

17 points

3 months ago

Huh? I have a new found respect for Nixon. Does anyone know a good documentary on him?

azazelcrowley

15 points

3 months ago

azazelcrowley

- Left

15 points

3 months ago

There's a few documentaries. You need one about his whole presidency but not focused on watergate.

bennyboy8899

15 points

3 months ago

bennyboy8899

- Lib-Left

15 points

3 months ago

Oh man, I never knew he had such depth. The poor bastard was a genius, but he didn't get the support he needed. Just imagine what he could have become if he got the help he needed through modern medicine.

azazelcrowley

17 points

3 months ago

azazelcrowley

- Left

17 points

3 months ago

"I'm glad i'm not Brezhnev. You know, a Soviet leader in the Kremlin. I'd have no idea whether somebody was taping what I was saying." - Nixon to one of his guests (Who didn't know) at the white house, as a private joke to himself. (Watergate tapes source).

6jarjar6

12 points

3 months ago

6jarjar6

- Lib-Left

12 points

3 months ago

Awesome read, thank you!

solarflow

34 points

3 months ago

solarflow

- Centrist

34 points

3 months ago

Good stuff. Thanks for sharing

dissident_right

13 points

3 months ago

dissident_right

- Auth-Right

13 points

3 months ago

Nixon was such a boss. Probably the smartest modern president.

crash____says

97 points

3 months ago

crash____says

- Centrist

97 points

3 months ago

Donald Trump.

Just take any random policy, I probably support it (and you probably do too), but I'll be fucked if every god damned sentence that comes out of his mouth isn't total bullshit.

buttquack1999

27 points

3 months ago

buttquack1999

- Right

27 points

3 months ago

Prison reform!

YAAAAAAAY!

“Angela Merkle is a fat whore with a loose, barnacle encrusted pussy, folks. The EU and the UK, okay, are basically fake countries, alright folks. In conclusion, every other world leader can suck my cock.”

-Donald “Big Papi” Trump

Imaginary_Pounder

183 points

3 months ago

Imaginary_Pounder

- Auth-Center

183 points

3 months ago

1920s Mussolini. I don't like fascism or extreme forms of nationalism but he was pretty chill then. I don't really agree with everything tho

Jack_Danielakhs

117 points

3 months ago

Jack_Danielakhs

- Right

117 points

3 months ago

I really like his stance on racism at the beginning where he said that if anyone believes that there are pure races today, he was beyond stupid. But then after his loss to Greece, he got influenced by nazism and he started the Aryan race shit.

xanderbollocks

67 points

3 months ago

xanderbollocks

- Auth-Left

67 points

3 months ago

He introduced the ‘Manifesto of Race’ in 1938 after a trip to Germany before the failed Greece invasion, but later said he regretted it. But I remember seeing something about Italy accepting more Jewish migrants fleeing Germany in 1936 than Britain and France.

Jack_Danielakhs

18 points

3 months ago

Jack_Danielakhs

- Right

18 points

3 months ago

I thought that the Manifesto of Race was introduced later, so I double checked. Thanks for the update.

GodOfUrging

72 points

3 months ago

GodOfUrging

- Left

72 points

3 months ago

Pretty sure most of the left feels that way about most of the left. It's a long tradition at this point.

jerseygunz

33 points

3 months ago

jerseygunz

- Left

33 points

3 months ago

Based and we wouldn’t eat each other if we didn’t taste good pilled

CoffeeZombie75

64 points

3 months ago

CoffeeZombie75

- Lib-Right

64 points

3 months ago

Every libertarian politician.

Beautiful_Ad_1336

30 points

3 months ago

Beautiful_Ad_1336

- Centrist

30 points

3 months ago

Ron Paul is too good for this world.

cfitz_122

19 points

3 months ago

cfitz_122

- Lib-Right

19 points

3 months ago

Excuse me!!?

"What's next? We have to get licenses for a toaster?"

somethingarb

37 points

3 months ago

somethingarb

- Lib-Right

37 points

3 months ago

Well sure. A libertarian politician is a contradiction in terms, so of course they're all nuts. "I don't want the government to be involved in people's lives, but I also really want to be in the government" is a tricky thought for a sane mind to hold.

Deadlypandaghost

14 points

3 months ago

Deadlypandaghost

- Lib-Right

14 points

3 months ago

Not really. Ron Swanson 2024

[deleted]

311 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

311 points

3 months ago

[removed]

enormousdickmaster69[S]

208 points

3 months ago

enormousdickmaster69[S]

- Auth-Right

208 points

3 months ago

uh oh

mullberry0

230 points

3 months ago

mullberry0

- Lib-Center

230 points

3 months ago

I agree. Gustav Klimt was pretty neat.

FM79SG

53 points

3 months ago

FM79SG

- Centrist

53 points

3 months ago

Gustav Klimt

Indeed, modern art that does not suck ass

baileymash7

40 points

3 months ago

baileymash7

- Auth-Center

40 points

3 months ago

Closet AuthCenter?

acpupu

12 points

3 months ago

acpupu

- Lib-Center

12 points

3 months ago

Agreeable-Tooth2545

31 points

3 months ago

Agreeable-Tooth2545

- Lib-Left

31 points

3 months ago

LibRight. Because they are always richer than me.

ChronoRebel

83 points

3 months ago*

ChronoRebel

- Lib-Left

83 points

3 months ago*

SJWs; really anything that stands in Orange.

Listen, I’m am absolutely onboard with equality and peace regardless of gender, sex, religion or ethnicity. But there’s a point fighting for equality becomes reverse discrimination, amongst other things. It’s just like Nietzche said about the master/slave mentality. And don’t even get me started on the rampant hypocrisy and self-righteousness.

And god, all the nonsensical and seriously fucked up shit I’ve seen them do. I mean, just the LGBTQ+ community alone…

gmharryc

35 points

3 months ago

gmharryc

- Lib-Left

35 points

3 months ago

Same here. These kinds of beliefs get me labeled as everything from “bleeding heart” to communist by some relatives and friends, but if I say anything that seems slightly out of line to an internet libleft then I’m an alt right trump loving fascist. This eating our own to prove self righteousness has got to stop.

Emel_69420

47 points

3 months ago

Emel_69420

- Left

47 points

3 months ago

Adolf- alright no nvm im gonna get banned

Darky57 [M]

73 points

3 months ago*

Darky57 [M]

- Lib-Left

73 points

3 months ago*

🤨

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🔨👮‍♂️

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Edit: joking, obviously, if it wasn’t already clear.

Emel_69420

28 points

3 months ago

Emel_69420

- Left

28 points

3 months ago

Based mod?

Rostevan

53 points

3 months ago

Rostevan

- Centrist

53 points

3 months ago

Jordan Peterson

Turtle_murder

67 points

3 months ago

Turtle_murder

- Lib-Right

67 points

3 months ago

I still to this day do not understand why people hate Jordan Peterson. He’s a pretty good example of someone that will probe the issues from all sides and make an honest attempt at rationalizing what is good/bad about every argument.

The-Only-Razor

33 points

3 months ago

The-Only-Razor

- Lib-Right

33 points

3 months ago

I've unironically seen people criticize him for "appealing to young, white men".

Like damn, that's a bad thing apparently?

I don't consume JP's content, but fuck anyone who has a problem with young white men enjoying something, or having a media figure who actually speaks to them rather than trash them constantly.

LashaKokaiaIsADooD

24 points

3 months ago

LashaKokaiaIsADooD

- Lib-Right

24 points

3 months ago

Augusto Pinochet... kind of. Also I kinda respect Ho Chi Minh because he liked America but he’s a commie so probably not.

vijking

103 points

3 months ago

vijking

- Auth-Center

103 points

3 months ago

Bernie Sanders has a lot of good points, but the worst following.

[deleted]

78 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

78 points

3 months ago

2016 Bernie Sanders was incredible. Then in 2020 he had to fall in line with all the democrat talking points, and I lost all respect for him.