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[–]Theveryunfortunate 4 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 0 funny5 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Very sad

[–]Mnemonic 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (8 children)

Being against Genocide hasn't got anyhting todo with being left or right, just about being human ;)

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (7 children)

It's true, but the left used to be the anti-war party during the bush years. Then when Obama got in office suddenly democrats stopped caring as much. But then when it's hillary vs trump, neither side is truly anti-war, so there is no anti-war party anymore. The anti-war left got squeezed out of the overton window, out of the mainstream discussion, just like the anti-war right did like 30 years ago.

[–]Mnemonic 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (6 children)

Yeah, Obama was the one who joked about taking out journalists with predator drones.

Maybe the hydrogen/electric revolution will spawn an antiwar party that doesn't use it as window dressing but really sees no use for it.

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 2 funny3 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 2 funny -  (1 child)

The Green party has a respectable anti-war track record.

[–]Mnemonic 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

The Green party has a respectable anti-war track record.

A ruling party I meant, as in: They were in power and acted anti-war like.

But yeah, they might someday become or transform into a ruling party, especially is the two-party system opens up.

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (3 children)

Maybe. The democrats and republicans have it locked down pretty damn tight, including the media and the big funding, both of which are needed to win elections.

I honestly think the first step is to take back our media, by the people, for the people. Once our signalling system is in place, everything else will fix itself, imo. That's why they spend so much effort controlling the media. Also why alternate media is so important.

[–]Mnemonic 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

I honestly think the first step is to take back our media, by the people, for the people.

This is the hardest, text/pictures and news-article sharing just can't compete with billion dollar budgets to make news TV/news clips/reports/news-sites/radio. And people just like happy click bait stuff over an in depth report.

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

Then it requires a change of culture as well, to appreciate the value of independent media. It's a challenge that could take centuries...

[–]Mnemonic 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Yes, though on the Internet it's all a bit cheaper and easier for independent media especially with open-source projects shaping up.

Also more independent people not too obsessed with media and more with local stuff, so media wouldn't get so much influenced by advertisers and politics because the impact wouldn't hit.