Lolcow David Hill Jr. / Olivia Hill / MachineIV - SJW game author, artist, troon, twitter sperg anarchist, author of #iHunt, Bernie Bro extraordinaire

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Here's what I don't get: The iHunt app is owned by a massive company that routinely puts its competitors out of business by whatever means are necessary, posts jobs that are highly unethical, takes a massive cut of the profits, and has ample ability to screw over its users if they feel like it. And the premise of the game is you work for them, while at the same time the author is screaming 'down with capitalism'?
It's standard woke hypocrisy. They shout at capitalism over Twitter, IG, and Facebook using their iPhones while munching on fast food delivered via an app, and while a Nintendo Switch game is playing in the background. No to capitalism, indeed.
 

Wallace

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How could millions die because a program can't count? This isn't an AI in charge of a nuclear silo. Why must the Left today be so stupid and irrational?
Because every troon carries a loaded gun pointed at their own heads, and anything less than complete, total affirmation will make them pull the trigger. It's just another form of emotional blackmail.
 

BlueArmedDevil

They said this bomb was clean
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Moar politics because what else is Ollie gonna complain about
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Let's not apologize or anything....
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Purity tests
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Projection
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Safir

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But it is. It is literally "I was wrong and educated myself". You go through life thinking the most unfair drains on health insurance are junkies and deathfats, then get tweeted at by a plural snake-fox who "needs" two vaginas and six extra penises for his dysphoria, and think again.
 

Lord of the Large Pants

Chicks dig giant robots.
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Taking a break from being a Bernie Bro, Dave updates us on his moving situation.
Or, and this is pretty complex, so STAY WITH ME ON THIS... maybe instead of being a cleverly concealed "No Niggos" policy, landlords know that a prospective tenant with a good residency and financial history is more likely to pay rent on time and not cause problems. As opposed to taking a blind shot on an unknown person who could be anything from a saint to a meth addict.

Bold theory, I know.
 

Anonymus Fluhre

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You gotta love communists like him. You know, those that don't want to work and others should pay him to sit around. Too bad communism isn't like that. Also, he'd either be put to death or thrown into the gulag for being trans (or in his case, pretending)
 

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You gotta love communists like him. You know, those that don't want to work and others should pay him to sit around. Too bad communism isn't like that. Also, he'd either be put to death or thrown into the gulag for being trans (or in his case, pretending)
I get the impression that in a genuine socialist/communist revolution people like him would be quickly shunted to the side for intellectuals, blue collar labour men and people with real relevant experience. Even if the regime doesn't have any issue with trans people he's very quickly going to find himself at best ignored. I'm honestly trying to imagine him at a local party meeting and it just falls apart since he loses his shit at the drop of a hat.
 

CharlesBarkley

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Everyone thinks socialism will cause them to stop being losers.

Alas, instead of medical debt and being poor, you can be poor and sit in a free clinic equivalent where fifty black obese ladies dying of heart attacks working as RNs can call you a tranny faggot and say your panic attacks are exceptional while you still die poor.

Like, if you cant make it on capitalism, you cant make it any where.
 

BlueArmedDevil

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I'm honestly trying to imagine him at a local party meeting and it just falls apart since he loses his shit at the drop of a hat.
He would also chimp hard after the committee he pitches his game to denied him funds because it doesn't meet party standards. No kickstarter comrade.
 
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Emperor Julian

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He would also chimp hard after the committee he pitches his game to denied him funds because it doesn't meet party standards. No kickstarter comrade.
I'd pay money to watch him at the local labor/democrat party meeting interacting with people whose concerns are entirely practical or relavent to day to day life.
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"Olivia for the fourth time we're talking about a proposed traffic re-direction opposite Diblydale high school, nobody here gives a single shit about Gamergate or some guy called Zack drawing art for some fucking hobby book!"
 
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Spunt

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He would also chimp hard after the committee he pitches his game to denied him funds because it doesn't meet party standards. No kickstarter comrade.
This is the thing that far-left gaming types don't get (Jim Sterling is notably guilty of this as well). Whatever the mode of production, even a heavily industrialised economy can only support so many artists and entertainers. Ultimately, people need food, healthcare, housing, utilities, transport and other mundane, largely blue-collar things as a priority and only when these needs are satisfied can you have video games, iPhones, punk rock or summer blockbusters. Nobody is going to want a Nintendo Switch if they don't have electricity.

Capitalism allows the market demand and flexible pricing to determine how many luxury goods and services people can have after they have paid their essential bills. It's not a very equal distribution of those luxuries but in most cases everybody gets at least something, and it's enough to support a lot of jobs in the creative industries.

It shouldn't be necessary to point the following out to people who claim to be Communists, but abolishing capitalism wouldn't make this issue go away. We can't all be poets, someone has to farm potatoes. And if you're not going to have the market decide a) who gets to work in the arts and b) who gets to consume those creative products and how much, then there needs to be some other way of deciding it. And the problem is that, unfortunately, there are more people with creative talents than there is leftover economy to support them after the essentials. That's why creative skills are a hobby to most people and they have to work a "real" job at the same time. "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need" sounds great, but if you let everyone decide to do whatever they feel like doing then you're going to have an awful lot of video game devs, novelists and musicians and not enough farmers to feed everybody. That's because working in the creative arts is fun and rewarding, but tilling the fields is miserable and back-breaking. Almost nobody would take blue collar jobs through choice. This would not change under Communism/Anarchism, people still need to be fed more than they need videogames.

So without the market deciding who does what, every Socialist/Communist regime has replaced it with government planning - some Politburo or Soviet somewhere decides not only how much poetry the country needs, but also who gets to make it. And in the real world, that means who can bend the ear of the committee, not who is the most talented. Talented artists tend to be subversives and think too much. Much better to give the arts funding to someone who glorifies the regime. That's why all art under Communism becomes propaganda.

And Capitalism may not be very fair, but it sure as fuck is efficient. Waste is brutally punished with bankruptcy, wages are driven down, and the money saved by abusing workers goes to luxury goods. Like videogames. Centrally planned economies fall way behind free market ones on GDP per capita, and because the basics have to be prioritised, it's luxury goods and creative arts that are sacrified. Even without full Communism, if you want to pay your fruit pickers more through unionisation or soft Socialism, that means more expensive fruit and less money to spend on videogames.

That's why the USSR and East Germany had basically no videogame industry at all. The computers that were built were allocated to the government and the military, because the less efficient (but "fairer") economy could only produce a certain number of computers and engineers. When your supply of computers is limited, you're going to have them control power stations and life support machines, not play Skyrim. This isn't just theory, this really happened anywhere leftists governments took control, and the further left they were, the worse the problem was. Here's Super Bunnyhop on the subject:


tl;dr: Lefty vibeobames people need to shut the fuck up about capitalism not supporting their pet projects, because without it they'd be sewage workers instead.
 

Anonymus Fluhre

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People who are against capitalism in the West are usually those who are too damn lazy to work or have gone through life with their parents and family members paying and supporting everything they do. They figure ones they're an adult everyone should do that. The idea that they have to work hard for something is anathema to their way of thinking because they just weren't raised that way. These sorts of people can't keep jobs and always blame others for losing said job. It's never their fault. Even if they do get a "job" that they can somewhat enjoy, it's always half assed/ low quality because fuck putting effort into something.
 
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