• rocci@lemmy.ml
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    28 days ago

    Maraheel died from kidney failure and an inability to receive treatment due to the destruction of hospitals and medical centres by Israeli forces in the ongoing war in Gaza, Paltoday TV reported.

    Terrible. Why is Biden not doing the moral and popular thing, and halting weapon shipments to Israel? Are they trying to lose the election?

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      28 days ago

      He’s doing the Hillary strategy: “Who else are you going to vote for, plebs? Trump?”

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        27 days ago

        Hillary lost because she was so unlikable that people would rather vote for Trump than her.

        Biden doesn’t arouse that same sentiment, he’s just there. The Democrats are banking on Trump defeating himself. In a way, they’ve learned the lesson from the 2016 election, don’t put forth someone too polarizing when dealing with a person like Trump. Put forth a safe choice with broad appeal and let the adversary defeat themselves.

        This is what politics is, btw, a careful balance to appeal to most of the electorate and win the race.

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          26 days ago

          Yeah except Biden isn’t broad appeal because everyone thinks he’s done nothing substantial, which is partially true.

          There’s a 0% chance Michigan will be blue this year, and I’m sure many other swing states will follow.

          I think he somehow values his Israeli support in government over his actual voterbase, which is absurd because that’s exactly how you lose elections.

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        27 days ago

        Completely agree with you. The death cults are considered heretical sects of the Imperial Faith and are actively hunt down by the Inquisition. Despite their apparent faith in the God-Emperor Himself, it’s clear that their faith has been twisted by Khorne and Slaneesh and many of their numbers are now just pawns of the Ruinous Powers, that are clearly using them to bring forth the End Times.

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      25 days ago

      ~×{ Why US supports Israel }×~

      The US wants a foothold in the Middle East. If they are strong allies to Israel, Israel in turn can act as a base of operations as well as power projection for the US. This can in future make it easier for the US (and harder for it’s enemies) to influence politics in the area and extract resources. The US isn’t opposed to Palestine, it just doesn’t care about it.

      ~×{ Why Biden isn’t acting }×~

      Biden isn’t halting weapon shipments to Israel simply because he doesn’t have to. So long as his powerbase - and the powerbase in the US at large - wants Israel as an ally. It would be stupid to go against what allows him power in the first place.

      ~×{ Morals & supression }×~

      Morals in politics are at best a tool and at worst meaningless. The only way morals could come into play here was if it could be stirred into a grassroots (or astroturfed) movement that a very large amount of voters got behind. A new faction could then form and gain power from that movement. You’ve probably noticed that the possibility of that happening is actively supressed though:

      • Encouraging a 2-party system makes it harder for new factions to be created. • Being Pro-Palestine is actively discouraged by people in power (not just in politics, look at celebrities). • Identity politics and Pro-Israel media making a grassroots movement harder to form.

      You could argue a grassroots movement is forming amongst younger voters though bypassing newsmedia. But you’d still need politicians willing to risk using the movement. Not to mention the 2-party system is currently shutting it down either way since neither Trump nor Biden support the movement.

      ~×{ Political Power }×~

      A politicians moves are dictated by what will let them keep or increase their power. Not by their morals or what they think is best for the country.

      The easiest form of power to understand is money. In a large company the CEO who holds all the money the company makes, uses that money to make decisions which impacts the company and subsequently shareholders returns. The CEO has power so long as the shareholders allow them to. If the CEO no longer gives adequate returns to the shareholders, they are replaced with someone who will. In a company workers don’t hold any power over the CEO. Therefore as a rule they receive no reward besides a salary.

      In a dictatorship the dictator uses the countrys money to reward the generals, tax collectors, police (and more) below them. Effectively giving them their return for their work. If the dictator doesn’t give adequate rewards or if someone else offers to give more rewards. The dictator is replaced via a coup. In a dictatorship the people don’t hold any power. Therefore they receive no reward and live impoverished lives.

      Biden uses his power to reward the people below him in accordance to the power the hold. • He rewards his party by granting positions of power and passing laws they favor. • He rewards political donors by giving out tax cuts, government contracts, or passing favorable laws. • He rewards his voters by passing laws or choosing where to invest their tax money.

      Keep in mind Biden follows the structure of power and doesn’t give rewards to lower power-holders that conflict with higher power-holders. For example Biden can reward companies with tax cuts even though it’s against the interest of the voters. This is because the power of the company is more valuable, since the power of voters is difficult to use in opposition to that reward. If Biden chose to reward the voters by raising the tax that the company had to pay. The power of the voters who would flip to vote for Biden would be less than the power the company holds. Therefore Biden would invite his opposition to reward the company giving the opposition power instead.

      When Biden initiated his studen loan forgiveness program. It was not something he did out of the goodness of his heart. He did it because it would give him voter power and wouldn’t conflict with his other stronger powerbases.

      ~×{ End }×~

      This started as a much shorter message but I ended up writing multiple praragraphs to explain why I believe Biden is doing what he is doing.

      This is only my basic understanding of how power structures work. I have never studied political sciences and this should all be taken with a pinch of salt.

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        25 days ago

        I appreciate this well thought out comment, it’s frustrating to me that this is the way it is, but this helps me to understand.

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    28 days ago

    I wonder once this war is over if Israel will allow international media inside Gaza and what pictures we will see then.

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      27 days ago

      I’m expecting shit like what we saw in Bucha and what we didn’t see in Mariupol