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leftist required reading (2022)

Submitted by twovests in just_post (edited )

  • the boys (amazon prime show)
  • last week tonight (john oliver)
  • a leftist on a discord fandom channel (he has a trust fund and an instagram)
  • reddit.com (algorithmic timeline)

any questions

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srsly wrote

yeah I have a question?

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twovests wrote

yes

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srsly wrote

Okay so I've already read a LOT of reddit... too much really... Does that decade of reading reddit count towards this reading requirement?

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Dogmantra wrote

no you have to read all of it or you're not a true comrade

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twovests wrote

all jokes aside i like how "leftist" ideas are becoming more mainstream and marketable but i dislike how they're being sold to us

"the boys" and "mr robot" are legitimately some of the best shows and i recommend them, and they have some good messages, anti-capitalist ones at that. but they don't dig very deep and they completely avoid concepts like "unions".

in "the boys", there are in-universe superheroes but also they make superhero movies, and the criticism ends at "haha sometimes superheroes are cringey" and not "hey, these super-expensive films couldn't exist in an ethical economic system", because that would implicate "the boys" irl as well.

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flabberghaster wrote

It's recuperation. It will always happen, nothing to be done about it except not lose sight of what really matters.

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twovests wrote

Oh I actually didn't know the word for this, I appreciate it. It's good to have a word to put to this thing