• @Facebones
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    226 months ago

    Don’t even have to go THAT far, I get called a commie for saying a 40 hour work week should provide basic shelter these days. 🤷

    If we want to live in boring reality, it doesn’t happen a LOT but way more than it should.

      • @Facebones
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        36 months ago

        Being able to afford rent takes yachts away from starving billionaires!

        • @SuckMyWang@lemmy.world
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          36 months ago

          Those yachts provide jobs for the yacht builders and yacht operators of the world. Society needs these things far more than other things like basic human rights and dignity

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        16 months ago

        I don’t know if this is supposed to be snarky or not but I’ve accepted a while ago that I’m definitely some version of “leftist.”

        I don’t see myself that way necessarily but capitalists are drawing their line in the sand so far to the right that it is what it is lmao

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            16 months ago

            Gotcha. I’ve always seen myself as a centrist, not particularly anti capitalist, just into safety nets and less car centric infrastructure.

            Nowadays I get called a commie for talking about public transit, I’m a commie for the work comment, list goes on. I don’t buy into your red scare bs guys, if that stuff makes me a commie then I’m a commie les fuckin gooooooo

            • @OurToothbrush@lemmy.ml
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              Ah, yeah, I used to be a social democrat too, but I did a lot of reading and I came to the conclusion that social democracy isn’t really politically sustainable without the threat of communism, and it really isn’t economically stable in the same way capitalism isn’t as laid out in Capital (which is a good read btw, very dense but worth reading for the economic analysis)

              Yeah anything gets you labeled a commie nowadays, McCarthyism is alive and well.