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Comment: +1, Insightful (Score 1) 256

by marxmarv (#49357725) Attached to: How Professional Russian Trolls Operate

The act of deflection is on the part of those who are posting this ZOMG RUSSIA propaganda in the MSM. But without victim blaming, it is impossible to have American Exceptionalism, a not-too-distant offshoot of Protestantism, as the secular religion, so what then? I for one will happily pee on the grave of American Exceptionalism once it is buried.

Comment: Who needs astroturfing (Score 1) 256

by marxmarv (#49357595) Attached to: How Professional Russian Trolls Operate

when a corporate talent search firm owns the thing? You must not have noticed the shift over the past decade or so, in the slavish adherence to conventional wisdom and mainstream narratives.

For that matter, most conspiracy theory can be explained by good old high-school conformism and a shared culture among those whom we are allowed to endorse to run the place.

Comment: Nothing satisfies like smug self-satisfaction (Score 1) 300

by marxmarv (#49199487) Attached to: Mozilla: Following In Sun's Faltering Footsteps?

I mean, if you were more interested in delivering a just society rather than blunting the corners of the one from which you profit just enough to keep your position (and that of the downtrodden) secure within the correct order, your actions would be effective toward that end instead of the other, wouldn't it?

Comment: "March of progress..." (Score 1) 300

by marxmarv (#49199425) Attached to: Mozilla: Following In Sun's Faltering Footsteps?

I'm grateful for what Firefox accomplished, but that doesn't mean we need it any more

And maybe we don't really need "progress" anymore, yet for some reason we seem to pursue it for its own sake. Some people seem to just live to put a coinbox between every itch and its scratch, and those people are tiresome.

Comment: Re:They needed Brendan Eich (Score 1) 300

by marxmarv (#49199343) Attached to: Mozilla: Following In Sun's Faltering Footsteps?

I note that shortly after Eich's departure, EME got waved through. If you think it's more important to respond to bourgeois dog-whistles and genuflect toward Values than to protect the ability of people to governed and not managed or ruled, you might want to re-evaluate your entire value system and see if you're not just a jackal yourself.

Comment: Re:One major difference. (Score 1) 300

by marxmarv (#49199229) Attached to: Mozilla: Following In Sun's Faltering Footsteps?

Because, of course, any agent is entitled to have the label which one places on oneself accepted as incontrovertible reality, regardless of any facts to the contrary.

Gee, sounds like the Eich witch-hunt all over again (and y'all can stop pretending that because you enjoyed it it wasn't a witch-hunt.)

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