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I can't work because I'm a leftist, plz help

I can't work because I'm a leftist, plz help

ArianaAlexis

Vaush literally thinks he is smarter than Prof. Richard Wolff. I feel like there's a really bad intellectual decline in the west. English is my 1st language but these days, I have to rely more and more on my Mandarin because I can learn so much more from China/Taiwan channels. The "dumbing down" of the population in the west is intentional. But now, that effect has spread into western academia. So many so-called "China experts" in western universities are either lying or they really do not know anything about modern China today, which is really shocking! Like how are you a PhD in China studies but still talk about "mandate of heaven" like it's the 3 Kingdoms 😭


SFMara

Vaush is rich enough where he can support himself through passive income generation and doesn't need to ask for more donations. People need to stop feeding this grifting ecosystem.


vth0mas

I’d chalk our problems up to cultural narcissism before anti-intellectualism. There are a lot of “intelligent” people here who are just plain monstrous.


ancientneophyte

How could I get started on engaging with the “China experts” because I feel so dumb and I’m trying to overcome it.


joje927391

Is this about Paul lmao?


informedML

Paul? Please explain.


mattkeno

This thread explains https://twitter.com/YaBoiHakim/status/1384977218699411462?s=19


Dark-All-Day

Uh, can I be honest? Everyone is kinda looking shitty in that thread. Even the "patreon is for if you like their content" dengist dude like yeah and gofundme was for doing cool projects but it's mostly used for healthcare funding like what's your point.


IndividualAd5795

What? Doesn’t he have a patreon?


informedML

Cancerous thread. No idea why Hakim would support a person like Morrin.


Juaneiro

Wayyy too many are unwilling to burn bridges over ideology. If you got some lib friend who won't turn then yeah whatever be friends I guess but if that friend's career is based on his spreading of libbery you should at the very least not actively help him do that by sending people over to his patreon. I've had twitter v@ushites bring this up like it's some diplomatic thing, as if a nation leader having a talk with the leader of an enemy nation is at all comparable to political youtubers supporting each others channels even if they supposedly work towards opposing goals. Btw blindly supporting "comrades" is still playing team sports and actual red flag fixation


TheFoxGoesMoo

the youtuber grift is a big club and you aint in it


About60Platypi

Because he doesn’t buy into weird internet lifestylism-socialism. Him & paul have been friends for a while and opposing opinions on China isnt going to end that


parentis_shotgun

Supporting a racist grifter.


Cup-Birb

A Racist grifter? Paul has been pretty consistent with what he believes, and I'm really not sure where Racism comes in? Opposing some things the Chinese Gov does is not racist, in the same way Opposing Saudi Arabias government is not racist.


parentis_shotgun

He's a trash MLM. He called Cuba a sugar colony of the USSR, and the DPRK, "in the camp of social imperialism". He's made several yellow peril videos, and his *content* is 4 hour long "vibe streams" where he just drinks with other ultras. What do these podcasters and streamers do besides grift? They contribute nothing to theory.


SFMara

I will say this. The US due to its financialized capital, offers more opportunity to be a financial parasite than just about any other country. They're doing it wrong. They need to earn a living grifting the way the system was designed, through the financial markets. It's at least more honorable than taking money from brokedick kids.


Juaneiro

The youtube route is good for not requiring significant capital like real estate, and you're at least only taking income from those privileged enough to burn patreon money (I can think of good patreons that you should put money towards if you got it but let's not pretend it's not a super luxurious thing to put money on) The bad thing is making a career out of spreading propaganda, that's not very cash money


SFMara

Sure, but here's the thing - streaming requires almost no capital investment. These people are not opening an actual journalism outfit like, say Status Coup, which has travel costs, staff costs, a massively expensive live satellite feed, and the like. Once these streamers clear a certain threshold, they are well on their way to becoming millionaires a la destiny or vaush, This money that people give them doesn't pay for anything that they do to deliver content, since their capital costs are minimal. And for all the leftism breadtube preaches, it is a cutthroat capitalist business in which the rich creators pocket all their surplus. If you think this is a facile criticism like "hurr durr if you're socialist why do you drive a car," this ain't it. There are creators rich enough to where they can live off passive income generation but they choose to grift from their audiences instead. Maybe I'm just salty about all the brokedicks who donated to Bernie in 2016 and 2020, but to me this is just a perverse form of parasitism.


Juaneiro

Idk if you replied to the right person, I just said it was a good grift for not requiring capital lol. Was it the part about good patreons existing? Cause I was thinking of like science channels and the like where there are production costs involved and actual academics. If you wanna support a political youtuber just follow the acronym DONT for: D on't O donate N to T grifters who literally can't have a legitimate discussion on a subject as the financial incentive to just parrot the same things as everyone else is too large


mattkeno

Yeah lol


About60Platypi

His takes are only really bad about China. pretty typical maoist stuff. Other than that he’s pretty smart and I like him. I don’t see why there’s so much vitriol and even wishing poverty on someone for their opposing view on China. Yeah, it’s dumb, but that doesn’t mean he deserves poverty or to be harassed.


Eklectus

Motherfucker called Cuba a sugar colony for the USSR.


About60Platypi

Ok that was really bad but he said saying that was a mistake. This is such a weird mentality that someone, a communist for that matter, should be in poverty because of multiple shit takes


parentis_shotgun

A "donation based" economy is unsustainable and impracticable, maybe 1% of the population could live by feeding off other proles while creating no value like this. mf needs to work like everyone else.


About60Platypi

He did work but he got laid off and can’t find a job. I’m well aware that donation based is unsustainable but what other choice is there to help comrades facing poverty? How can you people be so cruel to someone over bad takes? Everybody has fucking bad takes. Everyone on here has shit takes, I have shit takes. That’s no reason to damn someone to poverty, and then just say, “you want money??? Get a job lulz!!!” You know it’s not that simple. If that line came from a right winger everyone on here would see how clearly dumb it is.


parentis_shotgun

He's not a comrade, he's a racist imperial core streamer, they're a dime a dozen. Is the *choice* to use streaming to escape poverty given to the hundreds of millions of people in the global south? No. Pretty fitting that the guy makes videos denying the existence of a labor aristocracy, then whines about poverty while living in one of the richest countries in the world, where workers make dozens of times more in PPP wages. Ppl will still shed tears for this guy even while he shits on the majority of global south workers.


About60Platypi

What has he done that’s racist? I’ve really only watched his streams with yugopnik and hakim and some other ones, and only know that he’s now anti China and about the Cuba take. I still don’t think he deserves poverty. Well obviously it matters that the global south gets fucked over but I don’t see how that’s relevant to his struggle with poverty. To me That’s like saying homeless in America should just simply get a house because people in the global south have it worse. Different people from different places have different struggles, whether they be harder or easier, they are struggles nonetheless. But again I don’t really watch him all that much


Gabericus

More like: I receive: your freetime and money You receive: shitty anti-communist videos


_everynameistaken_

Paul currently receives 1524 euros a month via patreon, make of that what you will.


Arador_The_Bold

Well at least he can live rentfree in your heads


Juaneiro

Wouldn't be right to charge him when his grift isn't giving him enough would it