uspol, Middle East
No, obviously, we shouldn't have fucking gone to war in Iraq.
You know what else we shouldn't have done? Assisted the UK in creating a dozen fucking states in the FIRST place.
You know what else we shouldn't do? Keep an ongoing military presence, but also just leave and not offer any kind of aid to peoples from whom we have stolen GENERATIONS.
Our debt is massive, and fuck it, if it takes centuries upon centuries, it needs to be repaid.
uspol, Middle East
Wow, I forgot how any time anything happens in the Middle East, Americans suddenly become Experts On How Best To Deal With The Goddamned Mess We Made For Over a Century Over There, and a bunch of ~*enlightened*~ leftists say "We never should have gotten into a war in the first place and shouldn't be there at all now," as if a) we have a fucking time machine and b) it's at all OK to fuck up the lives of millions of people for 10 decades and then just bounce.
I just got a call from Bainbridge, GA, asking if Carlos was here. I told them they had the wrong number and they said, without taking a breath, “Well maybe you can help me I’m calling on behalf of the Police Officers Defense Alliance the number of police officers killed by criminals—“
“Thank you, I’m not interested,” I said and hung up.
Turkey politics, uspol
And also, obviously, fuck the piece of shit warmonger lackey that’s the US President, too.
I’ve long wondered who I hated more as a Turkish-American. Kudos to the two evil, murderous jackasses on their fucking tie.
hollering about normies' attitudes to furries & nazis
still seeing this "Milo can't even get into a furry convention" kind of shit and motherfucker fur cons are about the last place that'll let him speak at them & somehow we're bottom of the barrel after these journalists and college campuses with standards of "nazi, if in a suit"?
My mother’s friend once dismissively said, “Guilt is for Catholics and French furniture,” and the worst thing about the internet is that I have to type that out so the joke doesn’t work, but it’s true.
So I’ll just invoke New Order and say, “Guilt is a useless emotion.”
This isn’t to say you should never feel bad about doing something wrong. But *guilt* is ingesting poison in the hopes it will transmute to medicine for someone else.
This has never worked, not once, in human history.
Surreal birthday party
So, this morning, my 10:00 AM dance cardio basics class that I was DJing had like 30 people in it (which is about twice as many as usual), because they were celebrating someone's birthday...
...someone who didn't come and wasn't going to come.
I'm kind of into the idea of people celebrating my birthday doing something I don't love but that they do just to celebrate my existence.
Kind of laughing (and crying) at this.
If you include healthcare costs, the average american pays more in obligatory costs than the French, Finns, Swedes and pretty much everyone in the OECD.
Except the rest of us get social welfare, maternity benefits, unemployment assistance, schools, universities, 20-odd days fully paid holiday entitlements, childcare, state pensions…
USAians? Y’all are being ripped off.
Out of the mouths of nowhere near babes (climate collapse, billionaires)
Just wondering how a country’s richest man and a 70-year-old knows ANYTHING about what is or is not demoralizing to “young people”...?
Queer Middle Eastern femme. Housing justice advocate. 80% legs by volume.
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