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ArcticDark 4 points ago +4 / -0

With the advent, and soon to be standardization phase, of 3D printers being available to create weapons, anti-2a folks are on the "wrong side of history", as they love to bleat.

With any problem, especially hot button ones like this, people that turn to homicidal/suicidal violence, it's normally always attributable to issues at home, or the culture someone is raised in, or traumas one faced in a toxic upbringing to various degrees.

Leftists can't see 2 feet past their daily mutable pronoun, but issues like this DO need to be discussed from as upstream of the river as possible.

Banning/Controlling guns is an "immediate solution", and they fucking love it because it nails so many of their concerns seemingly overnight.

-They believe the State deserves a monopoly on lethal force. -They believe individuals should not be able to have self defense. -They believe it's an effective strategy to literally disarm their political rivals.

Aside from the simple truth that it wouldn't work out the way they believe it would, they can't fathom solutions that involve strengthening families, and fore fronting the systemic issues facing kids being raised in America, as all of those mid/long term solutions involve breaking down the hypertextualization/fetishization of adolescent youth, seeming enshrinement of CRT/BLM/Woke politics in every sphere of media, news, education, etc. And to at least plug it, yes mental health as a whole needs work.

For all their talk to the singular point of "we have to ban/restrict guns", veils the truth in that they're desperately afraid the Right is able to mobilize sufficiently to stand together and point out not just "Blame the perp, not the gun", but to carry the culture war into this as well, as that's largely an unprotected front that they frankly have little defense on.

-Why are people prone to such acts/behavior? -Did they have a healthy relationship with their father/mother? -Do they participate in Church, Community, have friends/social life, hobbies? -Are they on an upward track, supported by their family?

Do they have a positive sense of self, and a seek to improve themselves via goalsetting, and if not to any of the above, are the family/friends taking aggressive ownership to remedy that?

The problems typical to the left is they don't ask the right questions, and never present real solutions past, "if we just ban guns, we'll be Europe, and therefore so much better".

The whole gun debate is largely two dimensional in the common sphere, and as it's already nigh impossible to break through to anyone who stands for strong gun control, knowing 3rd angle that circumvent whatever vox or huffpost/NPR told them, is a good way to catch someone flat footed in a relevant way and destroy anti-2a sheeple.

Every family, every individual has their quirks and context, but if we don't start tackling large issues at as close to the source as possible, we're only picking at the leaves, when we should be going for the soft and vulnerable roots.

#ShallNotBeInfringed

Thanks for reading my rant.

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ArcticDark 7 points ago +7 / -0

Lol they just start posting pictures of severe radiation poisoning, ebola organ failure, getting cut in half by a truck, etc.... post them all under the headlines of monkeypox just to scare people. lol....

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ArcticDark 2 points ago +2 / -0

"I sexually identify as a Ukrainian" was not on my 2022 bingo card.

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ArcticDark 2 points ago +2 / -0

Russia has many flaws yes, so does America.

In my opinion, since the Fall of the USSR, the Russian Federation is only an 'enemy' if the West chooses it to be. Since ~1991, they've more or less continuously chosen them to remain a rival. Could have had a more beneficial relationship and buried the axes, but the powers that be, and defense industry couldn't have peace.

There's far less power, wealth, and public circus to be had from peace.

Ukraine is not worth America's treasure to defend. We need it here more.

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ArcticDark 2 points ago +2 / -0

Provoking a hot open war with Russia over Ukraine would be incredibly stupid, and irresponsible, considering the expanded consequences of what such a conflict would entail.

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ArcticDark 9 points ago +10 / -1

Ancient remedies to modern problems. +1

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ArcticDark 2 points ago +2 / -0

(IDAHOTB) Intentional Destruction and Annihilation of Hillary, Obama, via Tuberculosis? Sounds good to me. :)

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ArcticDark 1 point ago +1 / -0

"Сука, блять......." - Zalensky

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ArcticDark 1 point ago +1 / -0

I don't believe Biden is necessarily 'incompetent', I do believe he's the face of a Democratic Party apparatus that is implementing destructive policies, bogus spending, and mis-prioritized attention and efforts.

As for Russia vs Zalensky, I tacitly root for Russia, but at the end of the day i don't really care. It's a regional issue that's been allowed to spill into a "all of the world should totally dip their hands into" and the power dynamics of Nato vs The Spooky Russian Menace and is ll in all a giant cold war after shock. I was born in the early 90's, and that fight is not my fight, and I have 0 beef with Ukranians, or Russians.

One point I am actively ashamed of is that Nato's/US's stance on this conflict is that they are willing to sacrifice Ukrainians en masse for the sake of embarrassing/blocking Russia. The reality of the situation in Ukraine is not what the majority of English speaking folk in the world believe it is.

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ArcticDark 3 points ago +3 / -0

You say that, but....

"Earlier in the day Spain announced that it was investigating eight suspected cases, and Portugal said it was investigating more than 20 suspected cases, five of which have already been confirmed. It is not currently clear if the outbreaks are linked to each other or to the one in the U.K., where nine confirmed and one probable case have been reported.

If they are connected, it is not yet known if the virus spread from the U.K. to Europe, or the reverse. Nor is it known how long the virus has been spreading in these countries. “Clearly it’s been going on for a few weeks,” said Van Kerkhove.

Most of the cases have been detected in men who are gay, bisexual, or are men who have sex with men, she confirmed, but cautioned against over-focusing on that fact."

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ArcticDark 2 points ago +2 / -0

He could be, but it could also be overblown because it's very common to mock the health of opponents.

I like to focus on the fact that Dems and Libs, as a majority, cover for Biden's obvious decline and potato status, and shrug it off as all just "fake and misinformation", but mention Putin, ......and many are 100% onboard that Putin has some kind of giga-cancer and is likely dying in the next year or less.

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ArcticDark 2 points ago +2 / -0

Their 'counter' to this is likely some strawman about jerrymandering or some shit....

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ArcticDark 18 points ago +18 / -0

If you're picking it up, i hope you're wearing a good pair of gloves.

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ArcticDark 4 points ago +4 / -0

Kiev your hands off our children.

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ArcticDark 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm inclined to ensure that both BurtMcGirt and Flopperdog have both received your coats.

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ArcticDark 1 point ago +1 / -0

In my headcannon, the "bestest most optimal scenario" would have been a more serious and steadfast attempt of the Western countries normalizing relations with Russia post the fall of the USSR.

We had a far greater opportunity then to make real change to global power dynamics, with the better case scenarios would have been up to and even friendly relations with Russia. Instead, due to lingering Cold War neophytes and the corrupting power of money and hegemony essentially blocked all of that. Because of the continued stance of NATO being at it's heart a military alliance meaning to counter Russia, they themselves were also unable to completely shake the old Cold War stance that the big bad is America.

There's plenty in between all that, lots of bad could have stopped progress and gone wrong, but it's my belief that if there was an alternate universe where America and Russia could honestly find ways to get along and cooperate and collaborate with each other, we'd have bases on Mars by now. To shortly put what level of progress things could be.

Instead we have continuance of 20th century paradigms. :(

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ArcticDark 4 points ago +4 / -0

"NATO should relax on its expansion plans.

America First."

Yeah the only problem is there's a shhyyyyyyt ton of money and influence to be exploited if the answer to what you asked is simply : "But howabout no?"

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ArcticDark 2 points ago +2 / -0

Oh definately, 234,088 just "encountered in April". That army, month after month, after month......

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ArcticDark 2 points ago +2 / -0

Meanwhile the shooting over the weekend has all of them back on their grindset regarding white supremacy....

Bruh, and what's Azov then?

They can miss me with that "this was them in around 2014, but they've gotten less radical"....

Bruh... even Time did an 8min piece just last year specifically on Azov.... being white supremacists.

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ArcticDark 6 points ago +6 / -0

r/UkraineWarVideoReport is similar. If you play a drinking game and involve just the following, you'll be dead within the half hour

-Anytime a report comes in of something bad regarding Ukraine, but is impossible because Ukraine can do no wrong

-Anytime someone calls Russians "Orks/Orcs"/ or advocates the total annihilation of Russia/Russians/etc.

-Anytime someone tries to be factual, or just neutral, but is openly denounced by the lobby as "sucking Putin's cock" / Russian Puppet" etc.

Yeah just those 3 is enough.....

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ArcticDark 1 point ago +1 / -0

Traditionally, the easiest way for actual Revolts/Revolutions etc to occur, is to fuck with the food supply, or allow it to crash.

"No one in significant number will commit to violent Revolution on a full belly" - or something close to that.

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ArcticDark 3 points ago +3 / -0

"41% of the time" it works, every time.

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