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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Some seem to be missing my point here.

    I'm totally fine with left-leaning political videos (and channels) existing. All YouTube creators should have the right to create all the biased videos they want.

    I even watch left-biased videos and read left-biased articles because I like to see the perspective from the other side.

    It's just that, as a huge fan of '80s video games, I hate seeing them being used this way. I'm not saying that the video shouldn't exist for that reason, but it just personally bothers me to see it happen.

    Were it just the creation of some random SJW leftist, I wouldn't really be bothered, but it reminds me of the fact that the tech field -- something I was closely associated with for 70% of my life -- has basically gone full SJW, which wasn't always the case.

    This series could have been really cool if they just focused it on something apolitical.
    Im a huge fan of the 80,s (perood)..

    I also watch left leaning vid,s.. There fucken insane.

    Question is how about the bias and censarship of any thing conservative, just like the way th e.u. is leaning. Next the will criminilize it as well..

    There also changing the defanition of hate speech to be able to encompasse anything conservative or pro american.

    If its not pro globalist its hate speech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Some seem to be missing my point here.

    I'm totally fine with left-leaning political videos (and channels) existing. All YouTube creators should have the right to create all the biased videos they want.

    I even watch left-biased videos and read left-biased articles because I like to see the perspective from the other side.

    It's just that, as a huge fan of '80s video games, I hate seeing them being used this way. I'm not saying that the video shouldn't exist for that reason, but it just personally bothers me to see it happen.

    Were it just the creation of some random SJW leftist, I wouldn't really be bothered, but it reminds me of the fact that the tech field -- something I was closely associated with for 70% of my life -- has basically gone full SJW, which wasn't always the case.

    This series could have been really cool if they just focused it upon something apolitical.
    Can you point out a specific example of something which you didn't like within the videos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesparten View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Some seem to be missing my point here.

    I'm totally fine with left-leaning political videos (and channels) existing. All YouTube creators should have the right to create all the biased videos they want.

    I even watch left-biased videos and read left-biased articles because I like to see the perspective from the other side.

    It's just that, as a huge fan of '80s video games, I hate seeing them being used this way. I'm not saying that the video shouldn't exist for that reason, but it just personally bothers me to see it happen.

    Were it just the creation of some random SJW leftist, I wouldn't really be bothered, but it reminds me of the fact that the tech field -- something I was closely associated with for 70% of my life -- has basically gone full SJW, which wasn't always the case.

    This series could have been really cool if they just focused it on something apolitical.
    Im a huge fan of the 80,s (perood)..

    I also watch left leaning vid,s.. There fucken insane.

    Question is how about the bias and censarship of any thing conservative, just like the way th e.u. is leaning. Next the will criminilize it as well..

    There also changing the defanition of hate speech to be able to encompasse anything conservative or pro american.

    If its not pro globalist its hate speech.
    E.U. is against conservatism? lol.

    UK has a tory leader. Macron (centre-right) is president of France. Rajoy (Spain) is christian democratic (conservative). Merkel (centre-right christian democrat) just got her fourth term. Andrzej Duda is a ring wing nationalist populist. Janos Ader is a nutjob nationalist ring-wing conservative. Salvini and Di Maio just won big in Italy.

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    jesus h. are you indoctrinated. Anyone can use any vehicle they wish to put out a message.
    It has nothing to do with the message or the media.

    you seem to be grasping at anything that supports your weak societal vision
    call out ignorance at every opportunity

    “He’s not a war hero,” said Trump. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

    Have a good day

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    btw what philosophy are you deriving from 8 bit video games?
    call out ignorance at every opportunity

    “He’s not a war hero,” said Trump. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

    Have a good day

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTickle View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thesparten View Post

    Im a huge fan of the 80,s (perood)..

    I also watch left leaning vid,s.. There fucken insane.

    Question is how about the bias and censarship of any thing conservative, just like the way th e.u. is leaning. Next the will criminilize it as well..

    There also changing the defanition of hate speech to be able to encompasse anything conservative or pro american.

    If its not pro globalist its hate speech.
    E.U. is against conservatism? lol.

    UK has a tory leader. Macron (centre-right) is president of France. Rajoy (Spain) is christian democratic (conservative). Merkel (centre-right christian democrat) just got her fourth term. Andrzej Duda is a ring wing nationalist populist. Janos Ader is a nutjob nationalist ring-wing conservative. Salvini and Di Maio just won big in Italy.
    Regardless of the name of the party they represent, most of those leaders have very left wing policies by US standards, especially in regards to immigration and suppressing freedom of speech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    This is all 2-3 years old, but I just found it.

    A group called "Wisecrack" released a series of videos from 2015-16 called "8-Bit Philosophy", which could have been really cool/interesting, but instead they chose to pander to the SJW left.

    They use beloved 1980s video game imagery, combined with fairly realistic-looking 8-bit-style graphics of their own, to teach us all how to be better, more understanding SJWs and socialists (seriously).

    While the videos are well done from a nostalgia and technical standpoint, the themes and lessons they're pushing are pure garbage.

    Check out this one, where we learn that there's no inherent difference between male and female brains, and that the fairly distinct gender differences are simply a result of an oppressive social construct:

    I haven't seen Pac-Man blasphemed like this since that awful "Pixels" movie was thrust upon an unsuspecting public.
    I joined this forum just to comment in this post! Yeah, this bugged me.

    I really enjoyed the earlier ones discussing hard philosophy such as Descartes and Plato's Cave. Then I got to this gem,

    where they never bothered to properly explain fascism and just cherry-picked standards and used Trump quotes.

    Here's a hint:
    1. Fascism is not just the idea that one should try to make the state better or nationalism. Meng Tzu (Mencius) advocated this, and it actually supported general wealth and prosperity as means to in turn secure state stability, which Trump managed until *ahem*COVID restrictions tanked the economy*ahem**ahem* sorry clearing my throat. This alone could be capitalism.
    2. Fascism is the idea of the individual sacrificing their prosperity for the "good of the state." If you want an example of this, during World War II or so, we had people setting aside large amounts of decent food, nylons, animal fats, and other supplies "for the war effort." The soldiers were probably eating like kings as a result. And before that, we had a COVID-like mask-wearing for Spanish Flu. Guess what? Most of them died from pneumonia. What do you get pneumonia from? Bad air, like the sort you'd get from breathing through a mask. (Of course, "fact checkers" dispute this claim, but I know personally after my aunt being put on a respirator from misusing masks) In other words, Trump's America wasn't fascism. But what we have now probably is.

    I saw many of their other videos, and even when they seemed to have a pro-conservative or pro-religious message to the philosophy, they usually tried to undermine it. As in here:

    The philosophy summed up, then they're heavy-handedly reminding the audience that Don died.

    Oh yeah, and the Nietzsche, Sartre, and Marx ones. If we're gonna quote Marx, which is an economist first, shouldn't we have one about Adam Smith?

    I do agree with Rousseau though. And Kant (forget Utilitarianism).
    Last edited by bulmabriefs144; 10-17-2020 at 05:57 PM.

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    He also conveniently overlooks the fact that while Machiavelli may say that it is better to be feared than loved, he also says,
    "Now, concerning the characteristics of which mention is made above, I have spoken of the more important ones, the others I wish to discuss briefly under this generality, that the prince must consider, as has been in part said before, how to avoid those things which will make him hated or contemptible; and as often as he shall have succeeded he will have fulfilled his part, and he need not fear any danger in other reproaches. It makes him hated above all things, as I have said, to be rapacious, and to be a violator of the property and women of his subjects, from both of which he must abstain. And when neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content, and he has only to contend with the ambition of a few, whom he can curb with ease in many ways."

    Liberals have managed to screw up the women of most men (thanks feminism for giving women weird priorities), and have raised especially income and property taxes to an extreme point. Clearly not gotten the memo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErickAA View Post
    Jordan Peterson has actually done studies studying what aspects of an individual's personality influence their political/ideological leanings, and his research indicates that other factors of ones personality independent of intelligence actually predict pretty reliable their political/ideological leanings.
    My empirical evidence would suggest otherwise. I come from a totally Republican family. I was a liberal way before I went to Berkeley (I transferred from a jc). Two of my children are conservative, one liberal. My conservative brother has two liberal sons and one conservative daughter. They all graduated from, or are attending, major universities.

    My favorite professor at Cal was a total fascist, btw. He always dressed in black. I remember the day he said Pol Pot “did some good in Cambodia”, like instilling a sense of nationalism in the peasants. That was awesome.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._James_Gregor

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