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[–][deleted] 18 insightful - 2 fun18 insightful - 1 fun19 insightful - 2 fun -  (10 children)

You probably weren't born yet or very young, but a good deal of people fought very hard against the Iraq and Afghani wars. It's not like nobody didn't see through those flimsy excuses for war.

People wanted revenge for 9/11 though, didn't really matter who.

[–]yabbit[S] 7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

controlled opposition

[–][deleted] 11 insightful - 1 fun11 insightful - 0 fun12 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

There was real opposition, we just lost the fight. People are stupid.

[–]wristaction 9 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 0 fun10 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It was 'real' only in the sense that the president was a Republican. I was there too. The antiwar movement shrunk from hundreds of thousands to dozens the day after the 2006 election. For most on the left, opposing the war(s) was a partisan oppo operation.

[–]Canbot 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Not controlled opposition, powerless opposition.

[–][deleted] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Yep - and yabbit's not provided any examples or other information. There are of course problems at Reddit, but it's also an informative site and cannot be generalized like this. ATM, Reddit is the best aggregate of raw videos from Ukraine.

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

it's also an informative site

Haha, good one Socks.

Reddit is the best aggregate of raw videos from Ukraine.

Plenty of fake shit too I hear. I wouldn't know, I can't use Reddit for two days without catching bans. It's fucking ridiculous. Reddit is a broken thing.

[–]wristaction 8 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

The unsettling thing about this time around is that there will be no antiwar movement. Maybe some fringe, unreconstructed marxist leninist boomer groups will try, but the core of the left is all-in on war. So there won't be any massively-mobilized antiwar movement. The people who do come out to demonstrate will be ignored by the press, but scrutinized for any trace of a Confederate flag or an associate of a friend of a White Nationalist.

[–]Ethnocrat 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

White Nationalist

What's wrong with that?

[–]wristaction 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Nothing of course, but it operates as bad-jacketing in the mass media.

[–]jet199 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Nah, pretty much every person is saying they don't want their country to join the war.

[–]platonic1 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Media has normalized violence, so war, even a nuclear war, seems normal.

[–]MidWestDutchy 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

As soon as someone told me about this site, I deleted reddit

[–]jostiniane 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

me too, never looked back.. I even started helping and making contributions to the software & the clients as a dev myself.. It's even opening opportunities to work on software I use for me.. Lovely times indeed.

[–]Countach_3D 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks, we appreciate it.

[–]jostiniane 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I really doubt those are people with a functioning brain cells (either not people, or the retards) I am relatively new to readdit (few years of lurking), but to me this is unprecedented. Never witnessed such huge crowd of trolls going full at the same time supporting each other.. This incident drove a lot of us out of readdit to seek for alternatives.. There is a good balance in Saidit at least. I think readdit is now what Yahoo chat used to be before it died.. but rather than sex boob bots, they have propaganda bots and trolls.

(writing Readdit wrong on purpose)

[–]at_finn 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They've been the mouth piece of the globalists since the Obama administration. So nothing new, just he mask is falling off.

[–]FuckYourMom 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think there is pushback.