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Comment Re:an unpopular opinion. (Score 1) 278

socialism is about State power

See, and here is where you prove you're an idiot. Go read some Proudhon, or Bakunin, or Kropotkin, or if you want to stay in the US, Goldman.

There is a whole lot more to Socialism than just Marxism-Leninism. But of course, you being an idiot with the political sophistication of an invertebrate wouldn't know any of that. You, a PhD? From what diploma mill did you buy that, moron?

Comment Re:an unpopular opinion. (Score 1) 278

I'm a Socialist. I know about the Frankfurt School. Which you obviously don't.

'Cultural Marxism' is an easy shibboleth: it invariably indicates someone with a sub-Breitbart level of political sophistication. Also known as 'an idiot'.

Comment Re:Pushed into comunism (Score 1) 278

I have some sympathy for Fidel because at least he wasn't Batista. But the narrative that makes him a mere plaything of forces beyond his control, as in 'he only turned communist because he got forced' does not square with my impression of a forceful man who was willing to do without support if need be for his cause.

Whatever you say of Fidel, character he didn't lack.

Comment Re:Pushed into comunism (Score 1) 278

There really is enough evidence to cast at least doubt on that theory. The more accepted wisdom is that he did harbour strong Marxist sympathies and that the US opposition to his revolution was a good excuse to implement Marxist policies.

Comment Re:an unpopular opinion. (Score 3, Insightful) 278

Noam Chomsky always seems to blame America for everything

Well, he seems to take the, to me, logical point of view that as a US citizen it behooves him to critcise his own government first.

Cultural Marxist

Oh. Never mind. Logic is wasted on you. Carry on then.

Comment Re:Open Source doesn't care for your software free (Score 2) 53

here you have an open source booster (Red Hat's CEO Jim Whitehurst) pitching proprietary software as a good thing unto itself.

This does not have to mean what you imply it means. In-house business software is by its very nature proprietary. What Whitehouse is doing is essentially telling business that it is okay to build your own proprietary business software on top of FLOSS architecture, aka he's countering the usual 'if you use GPL software you must Open Source your internal software' FUD.

Comment Re:End-to-end encrypted?? (Score 2) 24

Because one end is the WhatsApp servers. The communication is not peer-to-peer, but relayed.

Essentially, after acquiring WhatsApp, Facebook turned it into a man in the middle to datamine all connections going through it. And quite probably that was the WhatsApp business plan all along: build up a network interesting enough for one of the big data miners to acquire.

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