Confound The Science

Submitted by: captkangaroo 1 month ago in Science


Unfortunately, not so much of a parody.
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Male 15,271
The problem is people have found a loophole to be self-serving and sociopathic.

The old way was religion. You twist religious teachings and law to suit your evil purposes and oppress others while benefiting yourself.

Then came terror and xenophobia. You use irrational fear and a perceived common enemy to get people to build a police state and cede extraordinary powers that allow you to oppress others while benefiting yourself.

On top of these two structures, you add conservatism and exceptionalism. Conservatism undermines progressive policies, laws and culture, while exceptionalism means it's OK to be evil because you or the situation is special.

The final nail in the coffin is standing on your rights. You may feel something is wrong but desirable. A political candidate stands for election on a ticket that will benefit you at others' expense. You vote for him because it is your right to do so and emboldened by his support you speak up for evil things because you have the right to free speech. Some even do illegal things because your evil leader will arrange it that they won't be punished and you are surrounded by people telling you what you are doing is right.

And then, all of a sudden, you find yourself on the wrong side of history, watching a documentary of the holocaust in a POW camp.

The difference in this case, is that your real-time thoughts, words and actions are permanently recorded in the public domain and your descendants will probably be able to discover your online identities and nobody will tend your grave.
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Male 595
Draculya can we please stop with the nazi shit? Like, srsly? Modern day America isn't 1930's Germany. And there'd be a lot of people rightly pissed of by the comparison.
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Male 318
Trump didn't cause this he is a product of it. He is what the right have been using to scare people into voting for them and like some incantation he manifested. Propaganda made flesh and tweet.
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Male 3,492
That would be funny, if it weren't true.  How did we come to this low level?  How could we call so far.  Fuck.. i need a beer.
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Male 941
daegog This video is clever and well performed.  The only complaint I have with it is that it seems to imply, as maybe you do as well, daegog, that Trump is almost entirely responsible for  the downward spiraled path that we are upon.  He is certainly contributing, but we've been going to shit far longer than since he entered the scene.
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Male 3,492
cjeffblanchr Trump is a symbol of our wretchedness.  He is not the entirely responsible for the situation, definitely not.  He is simply making a rough situation many times worse.
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