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Logic20xx 9 points ago +10 / -1

Trickle down intelligence works!

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GoingCamaro 1 point ago +1 / -0

No let's try trickle up regulation

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Lapstrake 9 points ago +11 / -2

Russell Brand is a very smart and very articulate guy with a good sense of humor. I could do without the farting bird though.

The downside to Russell is that he thinks that the corrupt criminal psychopaths are the result of the economic system of capitalism. And that it is all about money by greedy capitalists.

I believe he is wrong about that.

I believe that human beings evolved in small or medium size tribes. So we are optimized to be living in a community where everybody knows each other and there is one chief who has to deal with all the disputes and makes the rules.

Scaling this system up to a country of 378 Million people is definitely a challenge, but I think our Constitutional Republic did it the best.

Capitalism works best I think up to a certain size of company, but breaks down when companies get too big. This leads to CEOs making hundreds of millions of dollars for doing just typical stuff like talking on the phone and sending emails. CEOs are paid crazy amounts because if one CEO is 1% better than another, that could mean $100 million more in profits when the company is huge.

Globalism is the real disaster. Example:

Swedish Car Maker Volvo sold 148,916 cars in China in 2020

Volvo sold 52,691 cars in Sweden in 2020

So is it a Swedish car company? If the Chinese Government wanted them to do something decidedly un-Swedish would they comply? Because the CCP could shut off all Chinese sales with one phone call. They wouldn't care what the Chinese people thought about that.

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overrun 9 points ago +9 / -0

Swedish Car Maker Volvo...So is it a Swedish car company?

No. Volvo is owned by Geely since 2010, a Chinese company.

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Lapstrake 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yes, I guess I actually knew that but was making a point about the Globalist Capitalist system. If you want American companies to act like American companies, then they cannot go global. If you have some or all of your product manufactured in China, and you sell to the gigantic Chinese market, then the Chinese Communist Party will have you by the balls.

Is GM an American car company? How many cars do they sell in China?

Is Nike an American company? Where are their factories? What percentage of their sales is in China vs. the USA?

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Cuttinmuffins 5 points ago +5 / -0

Yup. Capitalism busts when greed and power lust are not controlled. Really, there are good points to every system, our social security is one example, if managed correctly it is good and helps at end of life but it is not managed correctly. Our corporations are not managed correctly either. Capitalism is not working just like socialism and communism, we just controlled the beast a little longer. I think the long buried 13th amendment would have helped, but that's the rub, laws are not enforced. I always thought that the Ben and Jerry's rule was a great start. All positions were bound together from the CEO down so that if one got a raise or financial bonus, all got one as well and there were set ratios to tie wages together. If the board wanted a cush raise, the whole company needed to be incuded. That went out the window when they were bougut out. I think another interesting idea is capping board payroll and compensation and putting the excess back into the company, or wages, or used as tax somehow, anything to strip the potential for powermad megalomaniacs to drag us to where we are now. There has to be limits in order to grow, take cancer as an example, unbridled cell growth overcomes all else until it kills you. I would say that globalism is the end result of unregulated capitalism and it leads to communism just the same as communism is the best control mechanism on a society wide basis. It seems capitalism is just the long road there. Wall of text, yeah I'll shut up now.

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Lapstrake 5 points ago +5 / -0

To clarify my remarks about capitalism. The issue with paying CEOs tens or hundreds of millions of dollars is that frequently CEOs get paid that much for doing a shitty job and making decisions that cost the company dearly. For example Kodak. We watched that company commit suicide in front of our eyes, and everybody could see that they were destroying the company on purpose. And the CEO took home amazingly huge piles of cash for doing it.

The system just doesn't work properly when the companies get too big. It is a problem of scale.

You can't scale a mouse up by multiplying the size of every bone and physical feature by 100. The bones would snap and the creature would be nonviable.

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overrun 1 point ago +1 / -0

For example Kodak. We watched that company commit suicide in front of our eyes, and everybody could see that they were destroying the company on purpose.

Didn't Kodak invent digital image capture and refuse to go the creative destruction route and kill off film? OTOH, KODK has traded at ~$4/share for the last few months. Perhaps look at it through the GME lens?

https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/KODK?p=KODK&.tsrc=fin-srch

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Lapstrake 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yes.

Didn't Kodak invent digital image capture and refuse to go the creative destruction route and kill off film?

I know the guys that worked on the first digital camera and have held some of the prototypes.

Yes I'm an old guy.

Management was horrified by the idea of a digital camera and killed it and let competitors ruin their film business.

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Tradox 4 points ago +4 / -0

"I believe that human beings evolved in small or medium size tribes. So we are optimized to be living in a community where everybody knows each other and there is one chief who has to deal with all the disputes and makes the rules.

Scaling this system up to a country of 378 Million people is definitely a challenge, but I think our Constitutional Republic did it the best."

Nice observation. This is evident by state's rights (50 tribes settling disputes with their own rules...if properly implemented).

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Lapstrake 4 points ago +4 / -0

Have States have much of the power has served us well in this crisis.

We can compare how New York has handled it verses Florida and compare.

For example I don't recall Florida forcing nursing homes to take in sick covid-19 patients.

We can see how well draconian lockdowns/mask/holiday restrictions do against states that did pretty much nothing.

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highlandparker 3 points ago +3 / -0

Smart reasoned comment.

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photobuf 4 points ago +5 / -1

I subscribed to his channel. KEK He has 4.7 million followers and most of the liberal. What a RED PILL experience he is giving them!

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ShakeAndBake1776 3 points ago +3 / -0

I subbed too. When I look through the comments it seems they are mostly based though. Don't get me wrong, I hope most of them are liberal and watching him.

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BettyLiberty 4 points ago +4 / -0

I always thought RB was great at breaking down problems and identifying their components and causes. It's his solutions I have a problem with.

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wethepeople74 3 points ago +3 / -0

Ill take a giant grain of salt to go with anything this guy says. hard to pay attention with the giant 33 tattooed on his wrist. me thinks hes one of them

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VetforTrump 3 points ago +6 / -3

Bottom feeder with an audience. Good for him.

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one_out_of_many 1 point ago +3 / -2

Like rogan imo. Its good to see but I keep staring at them like the futurama fry meme.

Elon too. "Celebrities" who dont get "cancelled" imo are directed to play a role.

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wethepeople74 2 points ago +2 / -0

rogans less of a bottom feeder than the actor with masonic tattoos.

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VetforTrump 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm not against him I guess if he helps a little it's better than hurting the cause. But if he starts spewing commie shit after it's over.

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FullAmpleSally 1 point ago +3 / -2

There is such thing as too paranoid

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one_out_of_many 1 point ago +2 / -1

Its not paranoia, its my gut. Theres a big difference between the two.

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bubble_bursts 1 point ago +1 / -0

One of the things I learnt with my awakening was to trust my gut. For too long our edication system and the media has slowly chipped away at our trusting in our instincts and this is why left brain thinking is so prevalent causing people to come to conclusions contrary to common sense.

Anyone who is not at least wary of these celebrities (no matter how much they love them) is missing the whole point. "The people you most trust ..."

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FullAmpleSally 1 point ago +3 / -2

Says everyone who is paranoid. My mother in law thinks she has a sixth sense, but that’s because she worries about everything all the time. So eventually she’s right.

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one_out_of_many -1 points ago +1 / -2

Im not sure what I did to get the labeling and personal insults other than attack your beloved celebrities I guess. Looking at your post history you dont seem to be a shill but darned if your posts today dont have a hint of shillness to it.

We are to be independent thinkers, yet you are over here calling me paranoid, a person who bought GME and believe folks are eating babies calling me too paranoid is comical.

Your response is just odd in the context of thise place and Ill assume that it was the Elon part that got you going. We will have to agree to disagree. 😚

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FullAmpleSally 1 point ago +1 / -0

You went through my post history. You’re paranoid. Cheers.

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VetforTrump 1 point ago +1 / -0

Ignore it.

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VetforTrump 1 point ago +1 / -0

It's observable fact. You should try it.

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OneMoreTim3 2 points ago +2 / -0

He has quickly been becoming one of my favorites to listen too.

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BQnita 2 points ago +2 / -0

He actually is and in a way that attracts normies and libtards. Who woulda thought. 😉🐸

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penisse 2 points ago +3 / -1

He was funny in «  Rock of ages », but I wish he looked cleaner when sending his message.

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Queef_Anon 1 point ago +2 / -1

He does kind of look like a bathroom rug that's matted down and hasn't been swept in a while.

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Cuttinmuffins 2 points ago +2 / -0

Him and Jimmy Dore. They are both still socialist in their politics. I don't see how they can look so openly at the results of policies they would still support and not fully get it. They blame greedy politicians and 'muh it's never been implemented right'. crazy when it's so in your face that you see it, but you don't see it. It's nice to see some truth coming out of the left but they are still the left and continue to push views and policies that will lead right back to where we are now.

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morum 1 point ago +1 / -0

make sense.. play all angles of the division in order to unify

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TrappedInBlueState 1 point ago +2 / -1

Dudes been swallowing red pills for a minute. Check out his yt channel

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VetforTrump 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah, he has an audience. I just ain't in it.

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S_N_A_K_E 1 point ago +1 / -0

Not me

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Skyes 1 point ago +1 / -0

He is an honest seeker of truth