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  1. So unless LeBron takes the side everybody wants...

    So unless LeBron takes the side everybody wants him to take on an issue he almost certainly doesn't know or care much about, he's undermining American values, yet it's the Chinese that are the...
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    We can do that now sure, but in the aftermath of...

    We can do that now sure, but in the aftermath of 9/11 and the run up to the Iraq War, most of the country was pretty on board with the rhetoric coming from the Bush administration and most people...
  3. It kind of matters that the US is allied with...

    It kind of matters that the US is allied with most of Europe and is reflexively hostile to any and all socialist states. Rojava had a good thing going for a while though, too bad it's all going down...
  4. The European Central Bank has pumped so much...

    The European Central Bank has pumped so much money into banking system in an effort to stimulate the economy that their interest rates have been negative for the last five years, to basically no...
  5. Like I said in the other post, it's more of a...

    Like I said in the other post, it's more of a slow-moving train wreck than a sudden collapse. And pointing out that socialist economies are less competitive is simply a statement of fact, and...
  6. Collapse may be the wrong word, it's more...

    Collapse may be the wrong word, it's more accurate to say that Europe is sort of entering a period of prolonged stagnation similar to what Japan has been experiencing for the last 30 years or so. ...
  7. Europe has been economically stagnant for the...

    Europe has been economically stagnant for the last decade, and a big reason why is that their more worker-focused companies aren't able to match the innovation of more ruthlessly capitalist...
  8. The Scandinavian model is hardly one that America...

    The Scandinavian model is hardly one that America could reasonably emulate, because all of those countries rely heavily on exporting natural resources, the proceeds of which can then support their...
  9. You have to look past all of these ideological...

    You have to look past all of these ideological distinctions and think about the practical implications of "progressive capitalism" though. Capitalism succeeds in the ways that it does because market...
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    Obviously the reason that both sides agree on...

    Obviously the reason that both sides agree on this issue is because we're caught up in a bit of a geopolitical tussle at the moment, and anyone who didn't speak out on this issue would naturally be...
  11. Many European countries have adopted these kinds...

    Many European countries have adopted these kinds of policies, and while they certainly appear to be delivering better living conditions for people there, it also means that European companies are far...
  12. The fundamental conflict between capitalism and...

    The fundamental conflict between capitalism and progressivism is that while it is true that market forces can produce incredible innovations and dramatically raise the quality of life for many...
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    Awareness isn't always a good thing though,...

    Awareness isn't always a good thing though, particularly if the audience you're trying to reach isn't receptive to your message. Kaepernick is a great example of this, because his protests basically...
  14. Conservatives snipe at each other all the time...

    Conservatives snipe at each other all the time over being RINOs, and I'm sure there are vicious forum wars being raged daily on right wing forums about whether all the brown people should all be...
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    It's Mahmoud Abdul Rauf, I think you have him...

    It's Mahmoud Abdul Rauf, I think you have him confused with Mumia Abu Jamal. But it's not exactly reasonable to expect athletes to put their livelihoods on the line to protest social injustice any...
  16. Pulling out of the Middle East isn't really such...

    Pulling out of the Middle East isn't really such a great idea, as current events in Rojava are showing. The current quagmire in the Middle East is largely a problem that we created, or at least...
  17. The DNC is just a useful stand in for all of...

    The DNC is just a useful stand in for all of those wishy washy moderates who care more about everybody in middle class white America getting along, than actually addressing any issues or standing up...
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    Athletes are willing to speak out on social...

    Athletes are willing to speak out on social justice issues at home because it's something that hits close to home and which they are emotionally invested in. Asking them to stake themselves on...
  19. What would people think if an executive of a...

    What would people think if an executive of a Chinese company started commenting on sensitive American political issues and then cried foul if people boycotted his products? People are seriously...
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    All that says though is that the places we think...

    All that says though is that the places we think of as nice to live in are fundamentally fraudulent, because while they pretend to be these ethnically and cultural homogeneous societies that...
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    The harsh reality is that to ensure comfortable...

    The harsh reality is that to ensure comfortable lives for some people, you need to inflict pain and misery on a much larger group of people. America and Europe are relatively lucky in the sense that...
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    China has plenty of problems for sure, but it...

    China has plenty of problems for sure, but it seems like most of the criticism directed at it by Westerners is a projection of our own issues, in an attempt to make us feel like we're still the good...
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    It's sort of worth pointing out how we got here...

    It's sort of worth pointing out how we got here though, most people in China were pretty sympathetic to the Hong Kong protesters and probably wouldn't have had a problem with Morey's tweet, but...
  24. Usually we think of the victims of colonialism as...

    Usually we think of the victims of colonialism as the people whose lands were stolen and resources appropriated for the benefit of foreign rulers, not the people descended from the colonizers.


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  25. I hate to break it to you, but the initial wave...

    I hate to break it to you, but the initial wave of industrialization, while greatly beneficial to the countries that took part, had disastrous consequences for everyone else and largely created what...
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