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smartbaum 2 points ago +2 / -0

I don't often click on let alone upvote a shitpost, but when I do, it's this level.

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smartbaum 7 points ago +7 / -0

I'll probably get downvoted for this, but it was interesting when I came across someone posting in comments of one of his bitchute vids a website doxxing him. Admittedly, his past business slick website marketing was very cringe and you have to take that into account when considering the Q-following hopium prognosticator schtick nowadays. Seems like he has known for a while how to package a product to maximally encourage repeat business. Everyone's free to make a living, but I'm not comfortable with the high stakes issues on which he's currently doing it.

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smartbaum 1 point ago +1 / -0

"Marxism" was a necessary step to setup in the 20th century and beyond a huge component of one side of the Hegelian dialectic of history. Marx included some astute observations, but the main takeaways were just another Manichean, cartooney version of history, politics and economics. So a counterbalance narrative had to emerge to drive away the spread and influence of Marxism, which has been predominantly, in practice if not in theory, predatory vulture capitalism, American imperialism, and of course the neocons.

Sensible third ways that actually dignified the working classes, self sovereignty of nations and their economies, and policies that really could raise all boats, were therefore easily rejected, destroyed, or assimilated into the 20th century black-and-white grand chessboard of 20th century geopolitics.

So that's a roundabout way for answering the question;;; ideologues who accept the false dichotomy will choose Marxism as the supposedly more humane and egalitarian worldview.

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smartbaum 1 point ago +3 / -2

hm. Personally not a fan of political-candidate-as-persecuted-savior. Feels scripted, like so many other things these days.

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smartbaum 6 points ago +6 / -0

Correct, there is no promised incorruptible golden age through mankind's political, military, or social efforts. Anyone saying anything otherwise are just writing checks that can't be cashed. Be hopeful but wary of massive reforms of government and other institutions. Even if legit, there's no guarantee things will last past any specific generation. Hat tip to the book of Ecclesiastes

"The heart of man is desperately wicked, who can understand it?"

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smartbaum 2 points ago +2 / -0

Michael Aquino was a regular until he died

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smartbaum 5 points ago +5 / -0

Yes Dr Mary's Monkey is something that needs more attention, I first learned about it at the beginning of muh pandemic... I surmise that the secret keeping in the federal government, including NIH and CDC, goes all the way back to these sordid affairs in the 1950s and 1960s. Could explain why say, Nixon's first act in office was declaring the "war on cancer" (they knew what was coming via simeon cancer causing viruses in polio shots).

And also could possibly explain WHY Fauci is such a freaking highly paid, overstayed-his-welcome good ol' boy, mis-managing these crises. Quite probably Fauci knows about all this history, and sure as hell must be compensated nicely for keeping his mouth shut. And allowed to take the reigns of every subsequent "viral outbreak" so that the policies and responses are most importantly protective of the age old secrets going back decades.

That would explain why everything seemed so deliberately mismanaged, if there were other bigger concerns than Covid-19 they're dancing around.

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smartbaum 2 points ago +3 / -1

she posted this weeks ago, not new

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smartbaum 3 points ago +3 / -0

Almost makes for a compelling argument for generational trauma... docility and unquestioning submission to tyrannies is the downstream result after the years of being conquered, humiliated, and the original poster children for the carrot and stick welfare state. Similar for many (not all) Mexicans since that "nation" was functionally one giant slave colony for 4 centuries before full independence.

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smartbaum 2 points ago +2 / -0

My hot take: No need for AJ in the alternative media space when there's folks like Ry Dawson who are actually deep diving the same topics in more responsible research driven ways (particularly 9/11, Epstein/Wexner/Israel nexus).

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smartbaum 4 points ago +4 / -0

I know its controversial here but Ryan Dawson's angle "9/11 for grown ups" speaks to this and AJ's initial role (along with others) in discrediting ANY eventual questioning of the official 9/11 narrative.

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smartbaum 1 point ago +1 / -0

My journalist friend (conservative) was at the funeral event, since he was working on a book about mass shooters. He didn't discover any fakery there., emotions or props or otherwise.

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smartbaum 4 points ago +4 / -0

if you think he's failed perhaps that actually means he's succeeded after all.. .

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smartbaum 3 points ago +3 / -0

while it may be the "clift note comic book version" of what we know, it is still a start, and everyone starts somewhere.

It can also just as often be an end.

It's very obvious that whatever information is passed through AJ, whether accurate or disinfo, feeds into and is filtered by a very specific temperament that AJ seeks to impose upon his audience: histrionic Manichean view of the world "us" (middle class normal folk sheep) vs "them" (a monolithic elite class with seemingly limitless power and purely self interested oppressors of "us"). The problem is that is not how reality bears out. There is no single monolithic "deep state" cabal with top tier administrators and singular purpose.

And I'm guessing AJ is not big on discussing the topic of how often and easily big names in the alternative media space are funded by, controlled by, or surreptiously guided by the very same entities or sympathetic entities that are the target of these media personalities' vitriol.

So no that is NOT a good start because its entraining people who are "waking up" how NOT to critically think, but rather accept the most emotionally convincing alternative narratives out there that give them meaning and directs their anxiety and outrage to pre-determined targets. This is still potentially another version of mass formation psychosis.

And the Hegelian historical dialectic rolls on and on and on ...

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smartbaum 2 points ago +2 / -0

your suprachiasmatic nucleus hates day mode, esp at the wrong times of the day/night cycle. For me its always 100% dark mode, plus blue blocking filter glasses and app filter, and add red and UV lights to my computer station to add in a little of what my retina is missing but expecting from fake light sources indoors in front of a screen. Circadian biology is a big deal.

There are several factors that impact our biological clocks when it comes to light:

Time of day

Light frequencies present or absent

Intensity

Flicker amount (different bulbs or screens with different quality power sources affect this one even if we don't sense it)

Angle of incidence

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smartbaum 4 points ago +4 / -0

Original sin... It is the antithesis, because it eliminates any possibility of blaming other individuals or groups, and it also eliminates any possibility of performing the correct actions or rituals or nonsensical penances to atone for evil.

After mic dropping on the pharisees and scribes about their "traditions of the elders" legalisms and rituals that nullify their moral duties, Jesus pivots to the crowd of Jews and disciples overhearing this debate and makes sure they're crystal clear on a point that would have been extremely revolutionary to the first century Jew:

"And he called the people to him again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand: There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.”And when he had entered the house and left the people, his disciples asked him about the parable. And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

That comprehensive list of sins in the final verse Jesus gives, those are all the things that Jews used to morally distinguish themselves from Gentiles since it's the disgusting Gentiles that practice all that. Jesus is saying, No, even if you don't practice it, your heart is full of the same evil and no amount of ritual washings or abstaining from certain foods will make you clean within.

That's exactly why the religious elite didn't accept the need for a savior, because they misused the Law as if it could actually make them clean before God. Ignoring that their hearts are by nature unclean and need an act by God himself to create a new, clean heart. Hence the need for a savior.

So bringing it all back to the OP, I agree yes because the vast majority of society reject the basic universal moral corruption of mankind, many groups are justified in watering down and repurposing a kind of "original sin" as a way to self righteously distinguish themselves from others they judge "sinners" against policies and ideologies they have adopted. Note the utter lack of humility in public discourse.

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smartbaum 2 points ago +3 / -1

um, in the vid they said pro choice which means anti-mandate. give the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise.

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smartbaum 2 points ago +2 / -0

in the vid they said they are pro choice. if that's true they were not the ones favoring mandates.

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