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general rant about everything 

some german instances i've seen (where german is the language used most) feel like german twitter. just no zang to it. nobody questioning the german mass media consensus.

just look at whats going on in this country. politicians, media and corporations are fucking the public over from all sides but i should _trust_ them to handle covid and the climate change the right way?

i should trust the fucking green party whose chancellor candidate is a lying cheat, just because they are supposed to be "good"? i've voted enough times for them, only to get fucked and nothing done for the environment. they too want to line their pockets, like every politician. if they'd care for the environment they wouldn't put up election posters in the first place.

i only see fucking problems anymore, and there's nothing i can do to fix them.

consumption of bullshit (which really is 98% of things we have here in germany) has to go down massively. remaining resources should be put into building up sustainable localized food production, but it just won't happen.

i myself still consume far, far too many unnecessary things. i'm constantly pissed about myself because of it. it's maybe not healthy but at least i can look myself in the eyes. that one can't help it because of external pressure of society is just bullshit, especially for the people shouting loudest. _nobody_ can force you to consume anything.

except the vaccination of course! the spite of the heroic vaccinated who are now applauding that the evil unvaccinated have to pay for the fucking tests to go nearly anywhere is unsettling. it's on one hand completely irrational, everyone should have to get tested as the vaccinations aren't sterilizing - or are they? on the other hand it's deeply concerning how people, a majority who are regarding themselves as morally superior, are acting this way. what will happen if it turns out the mRNA vaccines have long term issues? buy the ticket, take the ride?

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schon lange vor allen faktencheckern hatte focus die wahrheit gepachtet. fakten, fakten, fakten!

When Trump was in charge, millions of Americans suddenly started paying attention to the actual policy of the administration. When Biden got elected and brought back decorum, they promptly went back to sleep.

The border camps and pandemic handling being two excellent examples. Exact same thing is happening under Biden as under Trump, yet we no longer even hear a peep about it.

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a cosmic airburst destroyed a city, climate change linked to cold waves, ocean protection, life extension, wildfires linked to plankton, pandemic prevention & more

🔭 Sources:
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🔬 Selection:
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The Universal Nature uses the universal substance, as if it were wax, to mold a horse. When it has broken up the horse, it uses the materials to mold a tree, then to mold a man, then to mold something else. Each of these things subsists for a very short time. It is no hardship for the vessel to be broken up, just as there was none in its being fastened together.

- Marcus Aurelius, "The Meditations"

always just the fucking first lines:

> Less well known [than other paradoxes] is the paradox of tolerance: Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them.

never the rest

> In this formulation, I do not imply, for instance, that we should always suppress the utterance of intolerant philosophies; as long as we can counter them by rational argument and keep them in check by public opinion, suppression would certainly be most unwise. But we should claim the right to suppress them if necessary even by force; for it may easily turn out that they are not prepared to meet us on the level of rational argument, but begin by denouncing all argument; they may forbid their followers to listen to rational argument, because it is deceptive, and teach them to answer arguments by the use of their fists or pistols. We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant. We should claim that any movement preaching intolerance places itself outside the law and we should consider incitement to intolerance and persecution as criminal, in the same way as we should consider incitement to murder, or to kidnapping, or to the revival of the slave trade, as criminal.

(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_)

judging by how intolerant and immune to reason and discussion the new "left" (for lack of a better term) is, i have the vague suspicion that exactly those who misquote him all the time are who he meant.

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second or third thing i see yet another popper misquote.

"Fucking kids is just fine but don't you dare reject a CIA narrative"
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