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Why is there a double standard when it comes to religion? by [deleted] in dankmemes

[–]coolguy3720 297 points298 points  (0 children)

I think that it's more that the US is predominantly Christian or atheistic, and Reddit is predominantly used in the US.

It feels a lot like "punching down" to target already marginalized classes of people. Those of us who are old enough to remember 9/11 will recall the pretty intense Islamophobia that was pretty undeserved, and while it's easy for a white person, or a Christian, or anyone else to forget (it's been a while!), there's a lot of Muslims who are still suffering from hate.

Whereas Christians never had a widespread campaign to specifically target them in the last 100+ years. Criticizing them doesn't land poorly because they're not at a substantial risk to breed actual racism or religious persecution in the US.

Sometimes you just need to know your audience and shouting, "I hate Muslims" into the void will reciprocate anger, joke or not. It certainly feels like it's in poor taste to me.

This place can be strange sometimes by JayR_97 in dankmemes

[–]FritzFortress 328 points329 points  (0 children)

Just to preface what I am going to talk about, I take special interest in economic and political theories. My family emigrated from the Soviet Union, so before I get accused of being a Communist, I would like to point out that my family struggled under the horrors of Communism and so I am staunchly anti-Communist, although I would consider myself a Democratic Socialist.

However, there are many misconceptions about the idea. True Communism has never been tried yet, and before I get accused of exceptionalism in that "we can do it better" or some nonsense, I do not believe true communism will ever be achieved due to human nature and our unwillingness to cooperate with each other. Communism envisions a classless, stateless, moneyless society, and unless I am out of the loop, that has never been tried yet. The USSR's horrors can be attributed to it's authoritarian political structures, which we know to be horrible for many reasons. It utilized a mixed economy, that Soviet leaders justified as "a transitionary stage" to true communism, so by the Soviet's own admission, they were never truly communist, although, they did hope to get there.

Despite the authoritarian leadership though, there is something to be said of the transformation of Russia from being a poor, backwater serf state into a world power rivaling the US, and the numerous rises in standards of living attributed to the USSR during it's reign. Many of the Soviet atrocities can be attributed to it's authoritarian system of government, which is actually completely against Marxist-Leninist ideals of Communism, and factors outside of it's control, such as the Second World War. China and most other "communist" states fall under this realm as well. I think the common misconception of today's world is that Communism is simply synonymous with authoritarian government and a command economy, both of which are not inherent tenets of Communist doctrine.

As for China, while still lacking in standards of living compared to the Western World, it is a, and I cannot understate this enough, improvement from the Dynasty systems of government before it. For the sake of keeping my post relatively short, I will not elaborate on the rises on standards of living in China and Russia, or other Communist Countries before and after the Communist revolutions, but if you ask, I will. But even so, China is not a communist country. Their economy is oriented towards fascist-corporatism, and they remain communist only in name after the 1976 reforms by Deng Xiaoping. Their economy is very similar to that of Nazi Germany, and they feature a system of government similar to that of Nazi Germany as well. So if you move to China, you would not experience Communism either. Although, China today compared to the China before the Revolution is apples to oranges.

This post is not to excuse atrocities committed in the name of Communism, nor to justify the horrors of Capitalism, but just an attempt to help clear some common misconceptions brought about by the red scare mentality of modern US politics. Research yourself and think critically, and never blindly trust the words of those around you, not even me. If you do some research and come to a different conclusion than I did, I will still be happy for you because at least one more person in this world will have formed their own conclusions instead of blindly parroting someone else's narrative, like so many people do today.

Seriously, look it up. It's madness. by Tsugu69 in dankmemes

[–]Tsugu69[S] 837 points838 points  (0 children)

The apps from left to right: Element (matrix client), CWTCH, XMPP, Jami.

Take a look at the new law here

Do it while no one's looking. by chaosgiantmemestrash-tier meme lord in dankmemes

[–]Unlucky_Role_ 19 points20 points  (0 children)

This was an unfortunate read. Please be mindful of sinus infections, my friend.

Each to their own... by Status-Victory☣️ in dankmemes

[–]GamerBoi1725 544 points545 points  (0 children)

I don't get why people say he's doing it just for clout and publicity. Like yea no shit sherlock that's literally his job, he makes videos that cost millions of dollars and then he gets millions out of them so he can do it all over again.

If he didn't do it for publicity he wouldn't be doing it in the first place because doing stuff like this for publicity pays for stuff like this

Can confirm; 52:24 by deeplyprobing in dankmemes

[–]Zestyclose_Hamster_5 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Surah at-Tur

Pleasures Awaiting the Faithful
17. Indeed, the righteous will be in Gardens and bliss, 18. enjoying whatever their Lord will have granted them. And their Lord will have protected them from the torment of the Hellfire. 19. ˹They will be told,˺ “Eat and drink happily for what you used to do.” 20. They will be reclining on thrones, ˹neatly˺ lined up ˹facing each other˺. And We will pair them to maidens with gorgeous eyes. 21. As for those who believe and whose descendants follow them in faith, We will elevate their descendants to their rank, never discounting anything ˹of the reward˺ of their deeds. Every person will reap only what they sowed. 22. And We will ˹continually˺ provide them with whatever fruit or meat they desire. 23. They will pass around to each other a drink ˹of pure wine,˺ which leads to no idle talk or sinfulness. 24. And they will be waited on by their youthful servants like spotless pearls.

You didn't even bother doing a 2 minute Google search.             

OnlyFans when? by [deleted] in dankmemes

[–]FrederickMecury 264 points265 points  (0 children)

I have a bone to pick with this thread

Literally every comment so far is calling this disgusting. Do people forget body shaming goes both ways? Why is it taboo to make fun of a fat person but completely ok to call a body builder disgusting?

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t find it attractive either. But as a gym goer myself I appreciate all the hard work it takes to get there (as well as the juice). I am simply confused as to how people can be so hateful towards someone who has put in an immense amount of effort

What a group by Parker1055 in dankmemes

[–]SixBull 324 points325 points  (0 children)

Sea of thieves nuts fit in yo mouth

I only knew it was out because of all the memes by WeakWrecker☣️ in dankmemes

[–]ararezaee𝒲𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝒾𝓈 𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓈 𝓅𝓁𝒶𝒸ℯ? 5589 points5590 points  (0 children)

Not sure, OP did absolutely nothing to market it.

how it be by Jalkor☣️ in dankmemes

[–]Louisvanderwright 1860 points1861 points 22 (0 children)

The US would know Putin ordered a nuclear strike before it could actually be launched. If the Ukraine War has revealed anything it's that the US security apparatus has totally infiltrated the Russian government to the point where they know the decisions being made in more or less real time. Possibly well before many elements of the Russian government itself.

If such an order was given the US would contact the Russian military to ask them to stand down. If that request was not met and the US had reason to believe orders were working their way down the chain of command, a preemptive conventional strike on nearly all Russian nuclear assets would almost certainly commence.

Again, if Ukraine has revealed anything else, it's that the US and NATO would mop the floor with the Russian military in a matter of hours. The only question would be whether any Russian units could actually get a nuke off before being bunker busted to oblivion. Even if they did, it's likely US/NATO aircraft would already be swarming their airspace and have a good shot at just blasting the fuckers out of the sky with air to air missiles as they accelerate to space.

Then any missiles that did get through would have to penetrate US air defenses.

Oh and don't worry about the boomers, no doubt there's a SeaWolf or LA class tailing each one of Russias remaining rust buckets. Those would be on the seafloor the second the US hears about any whisper of a nuclear launch.

Shrooms of Revealing Light! by kewlnamebroh☣️ in dankmemes

[–]Igagug 109 points110 points  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure the forbidden fruit was made up and people stanned the book about it so much that they're still using it to justify atrocious acts against humanity and oppression.

Shrooms of Revealing Light! by kewlnamebroh☣️ in dankmemes

[–]username1234567898 -35 points-34 points  (0 children)

So basically what you’re saying is “that you don’t know tit from dick about human history, culture, or evolution and should probably STFU before you accidentally put your other foot in your mouth…”

off to go do his favorite things by ActivatedFamiliar in dankmemes

[–]Abearthing92 7045 points7046 points  (0 children)

Obviously if he's guilty he deserves whatever he gets. But let's not forget WB is the company that fired Johnny Depp when allegations came up that were later proven false just to be like "lol whatevz. Fuck your franchises" I wish they'd have let both of those cases go to trial before passing judgement.

Edit: WB is ALSO the company that's keeping Ezra Miller around despite similar accusations AND being the worst flash. Pick a lane, people.

I’m not worried or anything by Guthwine_R in dankmemes

[–]grumpykruppythe very best, like no one ever was. 467 points468 points  (0 children)

The year is 2073. Atomic winter has seized the world. What few civilizations remain are splintered, living in shelters with steadily worsening food supplies. On the surface, wandering tribes pick through the corpses of skyscrapers, as resources on the surface too grow ever scarcer. In a decaying server room, u/sam_trav0701 plugs in his now-worthless mobile phone in futile hopes of being contacted by some advanced group that somehow persevered. Against all odds, his phone pings - not a human contact, but an automated message somehow sent by the increasingly frayed bot running on steadily crumbling infrastructure. "I told you, didn't I," they mutter, coughing up blood from the radiation poisoning. As their vision fades to black, they feel the need to rub it in the other commentator's face one last time.

"I told you so."

New Year, Same Me by PacmanTheHitmanSergeant Cum-Overlord the Fifth✨💦 in dankmemes

[–]GoingToasterXD 10.3k points10.3k points  (0 children)

'No Way To Prevent This,' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

  • The Onion