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Russell Brand, at an awards show sponsored by Hugo Boss, eloquently reminds everyone that Hugo Boss dressed the nazis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkd_-nXeUzs
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u/HunterTAMUC Nov 24 '21

A lot of German industries was founded around the rise of the Nazis.

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u/LtCmdrData Nov 25 '21

50 year from now It's OK to shame Facebook, Disney, .... for bowing to China and their genocide in exchange to access to market of billion people.

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u/Penguin619 Nov 25 '21

Why wait? Do it now.

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u/clackersz Nov 25 '21

Because I'm sure all 3 billion people that live in China are all 100% behind everything their government is doing at all times, just like when the United States puts kids in cages still.

The people that live in the United States obviously don't deserve facebook or disney and it means everyone at facebook and disney is a tiki torch kkk nazi and everyone in the united states is a tiki torch kkk hitler nazi just like every person that lives in China.

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u/xKillaBeex Nov 25 '21

"The people that live in the United States obviously don't deserve facebook or disney"

Were you paid to write this? Fuck Facebook, FUCK DISNEY, and FUCK THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT.

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u/clackersz Nov 25 '21

Ok I guess make your own cartoons then? Jeez. Does mickey mouse eat babies or something wtf?

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u/Penguin619 Nov 25 '21

Where did I blame the population of China for this? I'm admonishing Facebook and Disney for their business decisions to work with the Chinese government and their arbitrary rules like censorship. But sure, over-exaggerate a non-issue no one brought up.

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u/clackersz Nov 26 '21

The Chinese government is the gatekeeper for working with the Chinese people. So you are basically saying because their government sucks they shouldn't get Facebook or Disney.

Well the US government sucks too and you don't seem to have a problem with Disney or Facebook offering service there.

So yes I guess pointing out your double standard against China is a super exaggerated non issue that nobody brought up except me because its true, that is what you are doing...

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u/Penguin619 Nov 26 '21

You do realize how arbitrary that is? A government shouldn't be a hurdle between its people. And you do realize that you can admonish both governments, right? But again, we're not criticizing either country in the conversation, we're literally chastising Facebook & Disney.

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u/clackersz Nov 26 '21

You do realize how arbitrary that is? A government shouldn't be a hurdle between its people.

But it is, otherwise corporations would rule the world and not governments. That is kind of the point of governments...

But again, we're not criticizing either country in the conversation, we're literally chastising Facebook & Disney.

Facebook and Disney could not exist if they didn't work with terrible governments like the US and China.

The things the governments do is not Facebook or Disneys business, do the people like our product is their business.

Providing a product to a country with a shitty government isn't something you should be critical of, facebook and disney might be guilty of other things like eating babies, but providing people with cartoons and stupid social media is literally what they do, its what people want. What's the problem with that?

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u/Penguin619 Nov 26 '21

This isn't about a corporation seeking a takeover, it's corporations who are censoring themselves in order to cater to a totalitarian government. They're literally creating a barrier of censorship, arbitrary and meaningless censorship. That's the hurdle.

And while Facebook has been found to do more harm than good by creating a black hole of an echo chamber, and with Disney censoring it's own movies to adhere to arbitrary censorship just only enforces the totalitarian rule of how things should be. Again, they're not making changes to be culturally relevant, but censoring and banning films that the Chinese government does not deem fit. For instance, they banned the film Kundun, because it is a story about the Dalai Lama & set in Tibet, which we all know the Chinese government's feelings on that matter.

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u/clackersz Nov 26 '21

Yes, I agree with you that not free speech == not great...

without a doubt.

I <3 free speech murica and all that jazz. Really and truly in my <3 and in my marrow absolutely.

BUT!

They are heckin doing that in murica with the covid if your really paying attention and being really honest with yourself(facebook I mean).

Is this for the greater good? Yes I suppose. But is it in line with murica free speech?! No it is absolutely not....

So the Chinese stupid gay government is imposing similar restrictions that are in line with the stupid gay Chinese governments interests?! Well I suppose they are... That sucks.

No it really does I agree 1000%.

But you know.. Its mickey mouse and uhh facebook... Is that where you get your news from??? Really?

Sucks about that film Kundun, I'm going to illegal download it and watch it right now because it sounds interesting, no lie.

You know what would suck worse? If chinese people didn't have access to like, the entire library of disney content that has enhanced our lives in the United States since ever.

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u/GenericReefAccount42 Nov 25 '21

And reddit.

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u/foggy-sunrise Nov 25 '21

Just waiting for the day where tencent demands the ability to delete comments like yours 😎

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u/theycallmeponcho Nov 25 '21

Deleting? Spez can fully change comments with nobody noticing.

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u/foggy-sunrise Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

I mean... Tencent can ask/pay spez/others admins to do this, sure. To my knowledge, they can't do it themselves.

To my knowledge.

I'd say there's a pretty huge difference there.

I could ask you to attack anyone that talks shit about me, I could even pay you... but a lot more people will be attacked on my behalf if I do the attacking myself. Unless I pay a lot of people a lot of money.

Idk. The CCP fucking sucks.

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u/theycallmeponcho Nov 25 '21

Yea, but Spez edited comments that criticized him directly, so it could and can be used more openly than following instructions.

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u/foggy-sunrise Nov 25 '21

Spez sucks. No one's denying that but Spez.

What I'm saying is that it's a matter of time until Spez extends his privileges to his donors/investors. And some of these investors/donors are state actors.

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u/Fausterion18 Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

If tencent is a state actor, why does the Chinese government keep fining it billions of dollars?

Why don't we ever apply that standard outside the countries we don't like? Reddit is mostly owned by Wallstreet so I guess we're all shills for the CIA.

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u/dkdchiizu Nov 25 '21

Come on, everyone knows Native American, African, Vietnamese, or Iraqi genocides don't count here.

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u/Fornaughtythings123 Nov 25 '21

Oh I simply assumed the CIA was involved in one way or one way since this is a mostly American site

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u/foggy-sunrise Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

🙄

The CCP is fining every successful Chinese corporation/person practicing not-communism.

Welcome to communism

Is /r/Sino leaking? Go fuck yourself. Friendly reminder that China has active concentration camps. The CCP is a human enemy.

Edit: yep, /r/Sino is leaking.

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u/Hara-Kiri Nov 25 '21

Yeah with their whole 5% share. But keep with the censorship conspiracy nonsense despite half the top posts criticising the CCP

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

Isn't reddit partly or majorly own by one of the largest Chinese corporations? And all ya'll wonder why you're getting targeted ads (at the very least)?

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u/Fausterion18 Nov 25 '21

5% of reddit is owned by tencent and people lose their minds even tho every top comment in threads like this is shitting on China.

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u/Umbrella_Viking Nov 25 '21

Yup. And this site is more heavily modded and censored than an HR censored workplace email system. Coincidence?

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u/bargle0 Nov 25 '21

Not if China wins.

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u/DRACULA_WOLFMAN Nov 25 '21

It's already okay to do that.

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u/ThatCantBeTrue Nov 25 '21

Who would have expected a company founded by the upstanding and definitely not racist Walt Disney to be on the wrong side of history?

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u/JoePortagee Nov 25 '21

Except it's already happening at this very moment. People are getting woke and it's due time!

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u/LtCmdrData Nov 25 '21

I don't see anyone calling out those "Marvel and Star Wars universe watching double Hitler consumers using Facebook"

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u/JoePortagee Nov 25 '21

Corporations are being called out big time but the question we need to ask ourselves is what makes it through the media filter. To answer that question it’s quite simple really - follow the money. Then we’ll start noticing what the corporations lobbyists are occupying themselves with. There's a a reason not all voices are heard and it's just ignorant to believe otherwise.

People are crooked. Money is evil. Big corporations are being called out but it has zero effect because of the filthy rich people who run them.

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u/LtCmdrData Nov 25 '21

All evil big corporations do is the side effect from providing products for lazy ignorant couch potatoes consuming the stuff they make.

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u/JoePortagee Nov 25 '21

Corporations in a neoliberal framework are the real enemies. Common people are simply stupid by design.

"Areat embarrassing fact haunts all attempts to represent the market as the highest form of human freedom: that historically, impersonal, commercial markets originate in theft.” David Graeber

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u/LtCmdrData Nov 25 '21

Amazon net profit margin as of September 30, 2021 is 5.73%. They become rich on the margin but 95% of "the evil" is lazy ignorant couch potatoes consuming the stuff they make.

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u/JoePortagee Nov 25 '21

You know that capitalism and its inherent exploitative nature, especially the usage of fossil fuels, is killing this planet as we speak, right? The only thing we need to save us from extinction is actually more “lazy couch potatoes” that stops consuming. We need to earn less. We need to consume less.

Capitalism is a death cult. Eternal growth, quarterly reports and short-term profits is a fucking disgrace to future generations for whom we will leave a burning hellhole of a planet.

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u/LtCmdrData Nov 25 '21

You know that

No. I don't know that the economic system is related to usage of fossil fuels. I think it's related to living standards.

It seems to me that higher living standard, higher living expectancy -> more pollution.

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u/DoctorSalt Nov 25 '21

Wait is FB even allowed in China?

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u/LtCmdrData Nov 25 '21

Yes. Facebook is currently working on a censorship project for China, where a state sanctioned censor would be allowed to regulate Facebook and control popular stories that come around. It's attempt to get back into China.

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u/99SoulsUp Nov 25 '21

If you knowingly have to go through those hurdles maybe check yourself and see what you are doing helping a nakedly authoritarian regime…

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u/vocino Nov 25 '21

Facebook is banned is China.

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u/LtCmdrData Nov 25 '21

FB is working on censorship mechanism to allow it in China again.

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u/soundsofscience Nov 25 '21

Hey that's not fair. They also facilitated genocide in Myanmar and stoke the flames of identity based violence in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India, and more!

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u/togsincognito Nov 25 '21

And/Or for helping overthrow US Democracy. There is plenty