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Be Free, not a Commie |  HEY MILLENNIALS -; IT'S EASY TO BE A COMMUNIST IN A FREE COUNTRY; BUT TRY BEING FREE IN A COMMUNIST COUNTRY | image tagged in communism,socialism,bernie,aoc,woke,china | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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8 ups, 1w
Good comparison.
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6 ups, 1w
NICE!!!! =)
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4 ups, 1w
So very true - 224sin.jpg (click to show) Upvoted!
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5 ups, 1w,
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I agree with everything here except for how this is all millenials' fault somehow
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7 ups, 1w,
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When all else fails, just blame the Millenials.
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4 ups, 1w,
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yeah it's fine, they're too depressed to notice anyway
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3 ups, 1w
true
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3 ups, 7d,
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Bruh. Most millennials don't want communism. Most of them just want to save the environment, which is the most important issue today.
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1 up, 7d
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/for-millennials-socialism-and-communism-are-hot-capitalism-is-not-2019-10-28
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3 ups, 1w
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6 ups, 1w,
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Well maybe not David Hogg since he’s a George Soros puppet...but the rest of us.
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5 ups, 1w
*them (I’m not a Zoomer)
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3 ups, 1w
Repost.
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2 ups, 7d
Be a commie being comrad is gud follo comunisam foot comunisam is gud become comrade nao
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1 up, 7d,
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Bro it's obvious you haven't gotten into late game communism it allows free speech better stuff ends the cold war and gives you the option to play as Russia alone without the ussr
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1 up, 7d,
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2 ups, 7d,
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Your playthrough ended in ww2 didn't it
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0 ups, 6d,
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I got through to Russia trying to rebuild the Soviet Union and decided nah.
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0 ups, 6d
Ah okay
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4 ups, 1w,
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Perhaps the GOP would have better luck attracting those young votes they so desperately need if they spent more time listening to their problems and proposing real solutions rather than lazily deploying McCarthyist scaremongering tactics to call them something they’re not

Although it is apparent the real target audience of the meme is boomers who have very little understanding of what makes Millennials tick and even less desire to learn more

So I will suggest to you what was suggested to liberals in the aftermath of their 2016 election defeat: why don’t you embark on a listening tour across the country? Learn about and engage with those populations that didn’t vote for you? Retool your approach and come back stronger next time?

Maybe not double-triple-quadruple-quintuple down on the whole Trump business?

Just tips from a friend, you don’t have to tell anyone where you got them from

(Classic Hollywood meme deliberately chosen to subtly suggest that American liberalism has a long tradition, and cannot be dismissed as a newfangled millennial creation)
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6 ups, 7d,
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Well look here, Kamikaze is back to being KylieFan. What happened to 89?

I think in the post-Trump era, the democrat party will not have a singular point to rally against, and generate voter turnout against. In other words, there's no way the democrats can legitimately turn out the number of voters in 2024 that they turned out in 2020.

I suspect that Biden won't be the democrat candidate in 2024 (although that old geezer may surprise us!) and along with him would go a certain amount of hard-wired working class voters. Without Biden, the overly progressive Harris may be the party's choice.

If so, in addition to your very good advice for the republican party, I suggest the democrat party attempt to reconnect with its roots as the party of the working class. There's nothing wrong and a lot right with being the advocate party for social justice issues, but from a purely marketing standpoint they can't be so 'pro' for those issues that the average religious working class voter feels isolated from the party's core values. That may appeal to the wealthy coastal urban liberal elites, but not so much so to their lunch pail core in flyover country. If they don't get in touch with their working class roots, they're very possibly, imo, in for another situation in which a populist, pro-working class candidate from the republican side will significantly and possibly permanently (at least as permanent as things can be in politics) take those voters away from the democrats.

And that doesn't necessarily mean not 'not doubling-tripling-quadrupling-quintupling down' "on the whole Trump business." The only thing wrong with the whole Trump business was Trump's personality. If the republicans can hit the political jackpot and find a candidate who can express Trump's views better than Trump did (and how hard should that be, really?) or a candidate with those same views but somewhat moderated to smooth out the rough edges, the democrats could find themselves in another 2016-type situation.
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0 ups, 6d
If Republicans can only muster up Trump as the 2024 candidate, I bet you to be wrong on Democrats getting a 2020 turn out again.

It would be best for everyone that we not have Trump or even a Trump run for 2024. Not even Ivanka. Republicans would do well to distance themselves from Trump as far as possible.
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4 ups, 1w,
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Protip from a "boomer": I miss being a teenager and knowing everything.
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1 up, 7d,
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it's amazing how thoroughly brainwashed with McCarthyism and Jingoism the boombooms were.
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2 ups, 7d,
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You got that wrong as well.
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0 ups, 7d,
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Take your boomgard and calm down there, skeeter
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2 ups, 7d,
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Warning: If you ever lay off the drugs, you'll have to face reality.
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0 ups, 7d,
2 replies
you forgot to tell me to get off your lawn and complain about avocado toast
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2 ups, 7d,
1 reply
Ok, get off my lawn and stop smoking my grass.
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0 ups, 7d,
5 replies
Stop being a fascist. U are ODing on pure ideology.
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2 ups, 7d
You didn’t answer my question, again...
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2 ups, 7d,
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Where are these so called, “logical bases” for your beliefs. When pigs fly. You couldn’t tell the difference between a planet and a flea if both were 1 foot in front of you
1 up, 7d
Omg grandpa go to bed. Zzzzzzz
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1 up, 7d,
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I’m 13.
0 ups, 7d
Pls watch this before it is too late
https://youtu.be/ysZC0JOYYWw

how did you achieve boomer grandpa levels of wrong at such a young age?
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1 up, 7d,
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You'll OD before me.

Just sayin'
0 ups, 7d
Nah I have logical bases and economic rationales for my beliefs.
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0 ups, 6d,
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How did you achieve such levels of stupidity at such a young age. You need a CAT Scan
0 ups, 6d
you need to watch some freakin Richard Wolff and chill out.
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0 ups, 6d,
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You probably smoked weed when you were born, that’s why you’re so stupid
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0 ups, 6d,
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My good sir I am graduating after this semester with a BS in biochemistry. I got a full scholarship from community college. Have you tried crying about it?
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0 ups, 5d,
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College boy, eh, makes sense why you’re so delusional
0 ups, 5d
not really. my interest in politics is independent of school. I'm a chemistry major, I learned political though myself.
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2 ups, 7d,
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When I was a teenage know-it-all, I held right-libertarian, white grievance-oriented political views not too dissimilar than what you would find every day around here in "politics."

Now I am an older know-it-all, who has learned more, has seen more of the world, and knows more things, and now knowing more things, I'm more liberal as a consequence.

The old saw that people grow more conservative as they age just wasn't true in my case.

What happened to me as I aged is that I grew more comfortable in my social and financial standing in life, more charitable, more empathetic, more sensitive to the ties that bind us together as a society, how fragile those ties are, and how quickly they can unravel especially when the leader of our country hacks away at them on a daily basis.

Yes, the Trump years were certainly a wake-up call.

I voted Democrat for the first time in my life in '20 and I'm not looking back.
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2 ups, 7d
Thought you were a life long liberal😅
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0 ups, 5d
ROFL. You actually believe you're a know-it-all, absolutely hilarious. You're a fraud. You've lied about being a lawyer and you've lied about being married. I seriously doubt you've ever left your own State.
There is some truth to your ridiculous statement. You are older than when you were a teenager, but you haven't grown up or matured at all.
Your social standing is exactly the same today as it was 10 years ago, it's non-existent. It's why you spend your days begging for attention on Flip.
Your financial standing consists of your weekly allowance.

It's easy to convince yourself to believe your lies, convincing others to believe your lies is something entirely different.
Keep pretending, KylieClown.
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0 ups, 6d
What's with the ID change?
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0 ups, 7d,
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1 up, 7d
What does this image have anything to do with the meme above. Just another question dodger
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3 ups, 1w,
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Boomers be like : COMMINISM BAD REEEEE.
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7 ups, 1w,
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Boomers be like: I remember when there was an iron curtain, a Soviet Union, a Yugoslavia, a Czechoslovakia, a German Democratic Republic. Today all that's left of the all the workers' and peasants' paradises is Cuba, North Korea, and rosy-red dreams of "getting it right the next time".
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2 ups, 7d,
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Yeah Yugoslavia where the former yugoslavia has one of the highest rates of leukemia and several other cancers from the depleted uranium munitions deployed against civilian targets. You boomers sure love a good NATO genocide. It's absolutely disgusting
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1 up, 7d,
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Oh, you DID hear of Yugoslavia? The Socialist "paradise" that fell apart the moment it didn't have a strong leader to keep it together by force.
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1 up, 7d,
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It fell apart when NATO bombed the absolute shit out of it
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1 up, 7d,
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No. It fell apart, then they fell at each other's throats. NATO didn't get involved until later. Read up on your history.
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1 up, 7d,
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You are wrong on the facts
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1 up, 7d,
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No. Like I said, read up on history.
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1 up, 7d,
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I'd say china is winning and didn't kill 500K of it's ppl being dipshits. Cuba also had very few deaths. Socialism does great with pandemics and life expectancy.
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1 up, 7d,
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No. They are doing well on propaganda.
0 ups, 7d
they also do really good at not killing 500K people by being dumb about pandemics and also don't have like 10 wars. They are definitely doing better
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0 ups, 4d,
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Minsky? Reality has proven him wrong a million times.

Here, let me show you the difference between Socialism and Capitalism. The only way you win in Socialism is if you're Kim Jong-Un. And you won't be unless you're the most brutal and heartless dog in the pack.
0 ups, 4d
You don't even know who minsky is, lmao. Nice unrelated digression into Korea tho. Really makes sense and flows logically
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0 ups, 5d,
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Capitalism is to socialism what chemistry is to alchemy. Science vs. superstition.

Capitalism has created the modern society you live in, and which you ridicule against all reason. Socialism has created hellhole after hellhole. If you refuse to see that, it is not because you can't see it, it is because you won't.

Capitalism works. Socialism doesn't and it never will.
0 ups, 5d
I loove how 172 9/11s of dead muricans is capitalism working for you.
0 ups, 5d
you have that exactly backwards. Minsky proved that
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0 ups, 5d,
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If you believe you can make the unworkable work, you should be studying alchemy, not chemistry.
0 ups, 5d
Yes I agree that capitalism is unworkable.
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0 ups, 5d,
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No, you literally believe anything your mentors tell you and take that at face value.

You have already demonstrated you don't - or rather won't - understand economics and history. Please do not try to lecture me on logic.
0 ups, 5d
I never had a mentor for communism, lmao. The chem faculty and my Uni are not political at all. You are just inventing reality
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0 ups, 6d,
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Let me see, reality check for you:

1) China killed 20 million of its own people by way of starvation during the "cultural revolution".

2) Then they wised up and allowed Capitalism. Companies like Huawei and Xiaomi are privately held, that's Capitalism, not Socialism. Which is why China is catching up.

3) They are still better at containing information about the Chinavirus than at containing a virus outbreak, or we wouldn't have had a pandemic.

4) The only part of China that has been successful at containing Covid-19 is Taiwan. And they are only part of China if you ask the regime in Beijing.
1 up, 6d
you literally just believe anything the CIA says and take it at face value
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0 ups, 4d,
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I know who Minsky is: A failed economist who's dead, just like his ideology.

The two Koreas perfectly demonstrate the difference between Socialism and Capitalism.

I still think you're a Conservative troll trying to discredit Socialism. You're doing a splendid job, almost as good as reality. But you don't need to; Socialism has discredited itself every time it has been tried, lmao!
0 ups, 4d
Minsky's models have been validated multiple times, most recently by Steeve Keene. Classical economics is the theology of economics--taken on faith.

I've seen the minsky moment happen at least 3x in my lifetime. 2008 ring a bell?

The issue with Korea is that one side has been under sanction for 70 years. Seems like the Communists are winning with this whole corona thing, you know cuz China didn't murder/neglect 516K ppl to death for literally no reason.

You dunno shit about economics, you take every intelligence deception as fact, and you think DPRK BAD is an argument.
0 ups, 4d
His ideology isn't dead, neochartalism is the basis of MMT and Mike Hudson's theoretical work
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0 ups, 6d,
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If you actually believe China had fewer than 500k COVID deaths then you've really chugged the Kool-Aid. Good grief.
1 up, 6d
Lmao, you have no self awareness or capacity for critical thought. I do believe the Chinese. Even if they had the same number, which they don't, it would still be a lot better per capita, but again, they didn't kill 500 K of their own citizens being negligent dipshits.
1 up, 6d
I don't think you can explain something to Soychad that it doesn't want to understand. But troll-trolling is great fun. :-)
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4 ups, 1w,
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Cause it is.
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1 up, 7d,
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So sad to see you in your dotage at such a young age... so sad
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1 up, 7d,
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Don't look in a mirror, you won't have to see it.
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1 up, 7d,
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shhh. take ur boomgard
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1 up, 7d,
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1 up, 7d,
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I don't have fascism brainworms so I don't need to take it.
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1 up, 7d
Timber is that you?
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1 up, 7d
Who made any mention of fascism?
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1 up, 7d,
1 reply
Then stop.
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1 up, 7d,
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whatever fascist
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1 up, 7d,
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0 ups, 6d
Just mute the troll. It'll save you a lot of time.
1 up, 7d
tired of wasting time with the Limbaugh cucks. why offer them original thought in response?
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