• ImFresh3x@sh.itjust.works
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    1 year ago

    I would be down to join this c/ and contribute, but every time I read the word “Tankie” I think it’s reductive and meaningless. Much like when they say liberal.

    Fuck Putin, fuck CCP, and fuck those authoritarian bootlickers. I just think the term Tankie is outdated and falls so flat.

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        1 year ago

        I don’t know tbh. I know that it’s not helpful to make a critique and not offer an alternative . I guess I feel like it feels like when republicans call people snowlfakes, wokies, soyboys. And they do it for the same reason.

        I think of them as:

        Faux commie edgelords.

        Desperate contrarians.

        Putin apologists.

        CCP bootlickers.

        I think it really depends on the context.

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          11 months ago

          🤔 How about redfash? Associate them with something they hate and is universally hated?

          Tanktards also works. Exploit their weird hypocrisy with name-calling.

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            11 months ago

            You’re thinking combining the word “retard” with tank is a good approach? We’re not going to do well.

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          1 year ago

          Tankie is a political ideology, though. Don’t think soyboy is a political ideology.

          Either way~ You can always make your own posts if you want! c:

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            In the context of modern history it’s really not. Tankie is meaningless because the states they defend aren’t even the same states that they were when Tankie as a term was coined.

            Russia is right wing Christian authoritarian oligarchy. Ran by men who yacht around the French Riviera.

            China is a authoritarian mega corporatocracy that sells its shares on Wall Street, and makes iPhones for the biggest American corporation.

            Those people on that /c don’t have an ideology, aside from hating the west.

  • goat@sh.itjust.worksOPM
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    1 year ago

    Do they know how Stalin and present-day China treat the intellectually and learning disabled?

    like dudes, you’re not really in a position to be pioneering autism recognition.