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submitted 2 months ago by Alaskaball@hexbear.net to c/main@hexbear.net

In regards to the sound trains make...

Are you, dearly beloved reader, on...

TEAM CHUGGA CHUGGA!

OR

TEAM CHOO CHOO!

Upvote if you're on team CHUGGA CHUGGA

Comment if you're on team CHOO CHOO

Enlightened centrists takes alongside anyone pointing out the author's bias in setting up the polling system will be banned on sight and have their comments removed

There is objectively one correct option.

We are here to find out the truth here on hexbear!

NOW PRESENT YOUR BOARDING TICKETS AND LETS RIDE THE TRAIN OF DEMOCRACY!

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submitted 7 hours ago* (last edited 7 hours ago) by Lemmygradwontallowme@hexbear.net to c/main@hexbear.net

Tell me, what day was it today?

Hint: Mort a la reine Victorie!

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Obviously my money's on it being bait lmao. That's a whole wall of words and only dirty commies write that much

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Bottom text

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submitted 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago) by Cummunism@hexbear.net to c/main@hexbear.net

will they do a sketch about US prison labor? or one mentioning the actual genocide happening right now, being perpetrated with bombs and guns? will they do a sketch talking about Nike or american companies using forced labor? nope.

death to AmeriKKKa

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submitted 4 days ago by MayoPete@hexbear.net to c/main@hexbear.net

Fascist policy has moved quickly in response to the recent solidarity encampments that sprang up to support Palestine. It seems like every state action right now is geared toward either making sure these camps can never again exist, or they can legally be crushed by any fascist who wishes to do so. I'm NGL, it's a scary time to be an American with left views right now.

What's happening just off the top of my head:

  • Camps are being destroyed and dispersed by armed police, attacked by right-wing mobs, and harassed by Zionist propaganda shops.
  • Positive coverage of the protests on mainstream media is near-zero. Same thing we saw during BLM protests in 2020.
  • Individual protestors are facing consequences ranging from doxxing to harassment, to school suspensions, expulsion, and jail time.

That's all run-of-the-mill, seen that before. What's new:

  • A man who was convicted, by a jury, of murdering protestors was just pardoned by the Governor of Texas.
  • Protests continue to be attacked by fascists in vehicles.
  • The federal government & many states are passing laws changing the definition of antisemitism to include the messages that the students were using at the camps, making it that much easier to legally suppress them.
  • At least one state (NC) is about to change it's mask law to prevent protestors from wearing masks to protect themselves from Zionist retaliation.

So... protesting is basically banned, extremely dangerous, and silenced due to media blackout, state oppression, and social media bias. I know showing solidarity is important but I am struggling with seeing the local camp my local org helped support, a group of peaceful students and activists, just utterly crushed. IDK what to say to the people who effectively lost their rights to free speech.

Any ideas on what to do? How to escalate? How to protest in a way that is more effective and safer for the folks involved? I know the state is scared of these movements growing because of the sheer amount of action it is taking to quell these. At the same time I see these tactics working. I am tired of seeing good people dragged into jail. I'm tired of seeing them speared under the false charges of "anti-Semitism". I'm afraid of losing the life I have if I speak out. It feels like literally everyone is against us and it is depressing af.

I originally wanted to post a question about defending against vehicular attacks, but I remembered everything going on and realized there's a lot more stopping protests than that. I don't have the answers but hopefully we can collectively figure out some options.

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I clicked a link onto a different lemmy instance and it caused me to create this post. Our devs/admins/mods have done a wonderful job of creating this little website. Going into somewhere else was just miserable. The text was all over the place, I couldn't read shit, and it was infested with libs.

This place is a beautiful little corner of the internet and the main place to be. I want whoever's responsible to pat themselves on the back.

cuddle heart-sickle

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submitted 4 days ago by Kestrel@hexbear.net to c/main@hexbear.net

Sonic the Hedgehog is not just a beloved video game character; he's a cultural icon with layers of meaning waiting to be explored through the lens of "Demiurgic Sociocultural Realism." This exciting framework brings together diverse perspectives like Mark Fisher's Capitalist Realism, Ian Wright's Dark Eucharist concept, Slavoj Žižek's insights on ideology and fantasy, and the Marxist conception of capital as a demiurge.

In Sonic's universe, we see echoes of capitalist realism, where certain norms and structures are ingrained and accepted as part of the natural order. The iconic act of collecting rings in Sonic games takes on a deeper meaning within this framework, symbolizing not just a game mechanic but also the pursuit of material wealth and success, mirroring real-world capitalist pursuits.

Ian Wright's Dark Eucharist concept adds a fascinating layer to Sonic's adventures. The ritualistic act of Sonic collecting rings becomes a form of consumption that sustains his ability to progress and survive in the game world. It's like Sonic's own version of a power-up, tied to the larger narrative of capitalist realism where material accumulation is often central to achieving goals and overcoming challenges.

When we look at Sonic's narratives and character arcs through Slavoj Žižek's ideas, we uncover themes of ideology and fantasy. Sonic's heroic quest to thwart Dr. Robotnik's oppressive rule becomes a fantastical narrative of resistance against dominant ideologies and power structures. This resonates deeply with players, tapping into our desires for empowerment and agency in challenging unjust systems.

Furthermore, viewing capital as a demiurge in Sonic's quests sheds light on the overarching influence of power structures. Dr. Robotnik's relentless pursuit of control, often symbolized by his quest for the Chaos Emeralds, mirrors the capitalist demiurge's drive for control and accumulation of capital at the expense of others. Sonic's role as a challenger to this hegemony becomes even more significant in this context.

In conclusion, "Demiurgic Sociocultural Realism" invites us to embark on a thrilling journey of exploration and analysis, uncovering the hidden depths and cultural resonances of Sonic the Hedgehog. It's not just about high-speed platforming; it's about unraveling the layers of meaning and societal reflections that make Sonic a timeless and captivating character in the world of gaming and beyond!

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submitted 6 days ago by Erika3sis@hexbear.net to c/main@hexbear.net

Alright, so she's like a girl, right, but here's the twist: she's also a SQUID, Fidel!... So she's literally a SQUID GIRL, Fidel! It's the funniest shit I've ever seen, Fidel!

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this one is a bit tough so don't worry if you get it wrong first try

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submitted 1 week ago by Erika3sis@hexbear.net to c/main@hexbear.net

The only hint that "O weka ala" ever existed is that 13 seconds of it was included in jan Misali's "Kijetesumikyoku" medley (and also a different medley that used the same bit). Someone made a version of "Kijetesumikyoku" out of the respective clips from the original songs, which means that I can at least get a taste for how "O weka ala" sounded even if the full version of the song has apparently disappeared from the Internet... And that taste is that Minerva Scientia honestly doesn't have a very good singing voice, but never mind that, I still want to find the full song.

...Welp, if there's anything "Ulterior Motives" taught me, it's that when you find a lost song with only a 15±2 second clip, then the best place to look for the rest of the song is in random old pornos.

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