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  • First, the fact that labor is external to the worker, i.e., it does not belong to his intrinsic nature; that in his work, therefore, he does not affirm himself but denies himself, does not feel content but unhappy, does not develop freely his physical and mental energy but mortifies his body and ruins his mind. The worker therefore only feels himself outside his work, and in his work feels outside himself. He feels at home when he is not working, and when he is working he does not feel at home. His labor is therefore not voluntary, but coerced; it is forced labor. It is therefore not the satisfaction of a need; it is merely a means to satisfy needs external to it. Its alien character emerges clearly in the fact that as soon as no physical or other compulsion exists, labor is shunned like the plague. External labor, labor in which man alienates himself, is a labor of self-sacrifice, of mortification. Lastly, the external character of labor for the worker appears in the fact that it is not his own, but someone else’s, that it does not belong to him, that in it he belongs, not to himself, but to another. Just as in religion the spontaneous activity of the human imagination, of the human brain and the human heart, operates on the individual independently of him – that is, operates as an alien, divine or diabolical activity – so is the worker’s activity not his spontaneous activity. It belongs to another; it is the loss of his self.

    -- Karl Marx, Economic Manuscripts

  • Authoritarian is just a made-up word
  • When the source is one that consistently lies, covers up for lies, fabricates fake disasters, and covers up real ones, all in the interest of swaying public opinion to keep the powerful rich and the rich powerful, then an attack on the source is an attack on the material.

    Ideas come from somewhere and are going somewhere and often if you know where they come from, then you know where they are going. Trying to divide everything up into discreet little defined categories that don't have an effect on each other is a cognitive virus. All it does is entrench power and keep people from seeing the bigger picture.

    Its not a fictional novel, it is a work of political science funded by a political organization. you think those things are completely separate? If I look in your comment history will I see anything about Russian or Chinese sources of misinformation?

  • I'm finally getting the hang of Sekiro
  • That's a really good point. When I first played ac6 posture was something negative that I tried to avoid happening to me, but by the time I was trying to get S in every mission, I was very much trying to inflict it on enemies. One of my favorite builds for pve was a lightweight with two pistols and two sweet-sixteen mini shotguns: the pistols build up impact until overload, then I stick the two sweet16s right in their face, which did like 220 direct hit damage. Not viable in PvP past maybe c rank but yeah once I figured out that build it def changed my outlook on posture.

    And its true, in this Sekiro play through I'm very much trying to inflict posture damage. Although in my previous playthroughs I couldn't figure out mikiri counters or low sweep kicks

  • Single Issue Voters will save the world!
  • No one I know who does serious work on Palestine is only working on that one issue, wasn't doing anything before and won't do anything after. Burnout is incredibly high among activist leaders right now. Cut us some slack please

  • I'm finally getting the hang of Sekiro

    I’ve been playing this game off and on, starting over since it came out. I was a hardcore Bloodborne player, but also played a lot of elden ring and ds3. Sekiro never clicked, I thought it was slick and the action felt incredible but I just couldn’t get past the beginning. Finally I’ve broken through and am having a blast, and its all thanks to Armored Core 6. Thanks Armored Core 6 (I will not elaborate).

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