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blackbelt352 @lemmy.world
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  • Just because things were worse in the past and marginally better now doesn't detract from the shittiness of today. And there are quite a few people trying to reimplement the policies of that time period.

    Things being worse before is not justification for not progressing to something better.

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  • We do. I've got friends who are harassed because of who they are, or what they look like. I've had friends almost die because of police kneeling their neck because he defended family from an abuser, friends who've been threatened and nearly attacked by homophobes and transphobes, I've experienced cops do everything they can to escalate situations to justify violence.

    So yeah we really do live in a dystopian era where basic rights and securities are not afforded to the people who need it most.

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  • Yeah I do help locally, I'm lucky enough that I have the means and ability to help others. But that still doesn't change the fact that people can't just cope and hope their way out of food insecurity. Plain and simple, every single one of us needs food, our bodies and minds will go through great lengths driving us to find food, we literally cannot turn off the neural pathways that tell us we're hungry and that we need to eat. You can't "positive thinking" your way put of an empty stomach while your body breaks itself down for energy.

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  • Bold of you to assume I just sit on lemmy all day posting memes. Actually join in a bunch of volunteer service events throughout the year, some through work, other times personally. I also encourage others the vote for candidates who are more likely to bring about positive changes for our society.

    So, yes I am being empathetic, and that empathy does actually drive me to take the steps I can take to make other people's lives better. But at the end of the day, all of this work can very quickly be for naught unless we simultaneously fix the overarching systems in place that led to the unnecessary problems people suffer.

  • Justice Alito Caught on Tape Discussing How Battle for America 'Can't Be Compromised'
  • It doesn't have any protections about and entire political party colluding to grab power.

    I suppose I was a bit small in the scope of what were dealing with today and entire party willing to disregard democracy to accumulate power.

  • Sure, but how many books can you kill at one time?
  • Allow me to quote a great political philosopher of our time: Some of those that work forces are the same that burn crosses.

    There are quite a few people embedded in our political machinery, in congress, in the supreme court and held the presidency, that are actively working on overthrowing the government and replacing it a fascist state. The police who showed up and supported the jan 6 insurrection are doing exactly what that contingent of fascists want, they did not falter, they did exactly what their superiors wanted.

  • Justice Alito Caught on Tape Discussing How Battle for America 'Can't Be Compromised'
  • Honestly as much as the lifetime appointment wasn't the worst idea the drafters had in terms of something for long term stability when the positions in every other branch have varying degrees of volatility, not having some process baked into the Constitution to deal with bad actors in the judiciary was a gross oversight.

  • Energy drink can used for scale, yet fruit used as unit of measurement
  • It's not that it's hard to learn, it's that we don't have a strong intuition. It's not that difficult to know there are 12 inches in a foot and 3 feet in a yard or that metric is entirely based around factos of 10. But its the intuition of what an inch looks like, what a pound feels like to hold in you hand. Most people wouldn't be able to pick up an object and say, "that weighs about a pound" or look at an object and say "that's about 3 feet long" but a lot of people do have an intuition what an energy drink can looks and feels like and can imagine getting hit by one, a lot of people have picked up a pineapple at the grocery story, people have the intuition of how big a football field is or how big a city bus is.