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Will the 2020s be a better decade than the 2010s?


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A Welsh Cake

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I think it's probably going to get worse before it gets better. Shit seems crazy right now but not crazy enough yet. I'm hoping here in bongland that the inevitable further delays of Brexit and gradual increase of displays of incompetency by politicians will eventually get people to RISE UP but either way I'll be emigrating because fuck it.
 
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I think the problem at hand (at least the way that I see it) is that the corporations and the bigwigs at the top have gotten extremely powerful thanks to trickle-down economics, while a significant portion of the Millennial generation and the social media woke-scolds have leaned full into communism, anarchism, and "Democratic Socialism" (not Social Democracy) that is filtered through an intersectional identity politics lens.

The real kicker is that the same corporate bigwigs that have too much power thanks to decades of trickle-down economics have also been spending the better part of this decade bending over backwards to appease the very loud vocal minority on social media (the same ones who hate capitalism) because they think the loudest voice in the room is the majority and so the media and the culture have gone to shit as a result.

So, we're in a weird situation where the 2010's West is dominated by corporatism on the economic level and left-wing identity politics on the social/cultural level. It's the closest we've gotten to the "Worst of Both Worlds" without going into full-on totalitarianism.

That being said, given how this year has been turning out, I think 2019-2020 are going to be the major turning point for the SJW cultural zeitgeist, the proverbial darkest hour before the dawn.
You're a lot closer than most to summarising the situation. I wouldn't say it's as much that corporations think that radical progressives are the majority as that they think they can try to mollify the left's distaste for them by superficial pandering that doesn't actually get in the way of their profits. The far right's moaning about "cultural Marxism" often completely misses the point because "woke" media like Marvel comic films are written that way to maximise profit (by attracting a black audience with black characters, for instance), and because most of the population aren't far right spergs this is a profitable strategy. YouTube's crackdown on controversial content is a crude attempt to not drive away advertisers and included demonetisation of completely apolitical channels like The Great War - not a precisely targeted attack on the far right, though of course the YouTube staff despise them.
 
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Ashy the Angel

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The result of people realising this may amusingly be a lot of the far right essentially turning into racist socialists; I've seen various comments about National Bolshevism, and given that the far right's grasp of economics tends to be tenuous at best it's easy to imagine them advocating seizure of the means of production as long as they can kill the Jews afterwards.
Watching right-wingers slowly realize that capitalism is not their friend has been incredibly painful. Its like after going full exceptional individual with Trump didn't work they either got blackpilled or finally started paying attention to who's really pulling the strings. They'll still fail because "socialism, but only for white guys" is an absurd idea but its sort of amusing nonetheless.
 
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Watching right-wingers slowly realize that capitalism is not their friend has been incredibly painful. Its like after going full exceptional individual with Trump didn't work they either got blackpilled or finally started paying attention to who's really pulling the strings. They'll still fail because "socialism, but only for white guys" is an absurd idea but its sort of amusing nonetheless.
You need to distinguish conservatives from the far right here. Capitalism works fine for most of the middle class boomers who make up the core of Republican voters, and they support it. The far right are turning against it because they're a bunch of dumb spergs who can't really succeed in life under any system and blame it on the one that currently exists.
 
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Syaoran Li

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The far right are turning against it because they're a bunch of dumb spergs who can't really succeed in life under any system and blame it on the one that currently exists.
Indeed, and that inability to accept responsibility for one's own failure in life is a trait that is shared by both far right spergs and far left spergs.

Ashy's the kind of person who bitches about capitalism and loves communism, but is also the kind of pretentious punk rock loser chud who'd be either sent to the gulag or put up against the wall the moment he stopped being useful for the ruling party. He's not really any different from a /pol/ tard who whines about degenerates but jerks off to traps and lolis.

Honestly, it's a trait he and many other commie trannies share in common with /pol/ tards. They both idolize brutal and oppressive systems of government (Communism on the far left, Nazism/Fascism on the far right) that would violently dispose of them if it was implemented in the present day.

Ironically, liberal capitalism and social democracy are the only systems that either /pol/ tards or Millennial leftists could exist in and not worry about getting murdered by the ruling party (whether by gulag, death camp, summary execution, etc.) simply for existing.

Despite what Woke Twitter and the Alt-Right will tell you, there is no concerted effort to enact white genocide or systemically murder trannies (not even the trannies of color)* because as long as they pay their taxes, consume the product, and don't rock the boat, the capitalist system doesn't give a shit about your identity.

All those Gender Studies professors and punk albums lied to Ashy and many others like him when it comes to the real horror of capitalism. It's not oppression that's the problem, but indifference. However, mass indifference and short-sighted incompetence is not the same as deliberate oppression. The core problem is incompetence and indifference, not outright malevolence or bigotry. With the problems of trickle-down capitalism, Hanlon's Razor is in full effect.

*-Hell, the transgender suicide rate alone is proof that trans people are more of a threat to themselves than capitalism is and even among "trans women of color", the murder rate is low in the United States, with nearly all of the homicides that do occur being illegal sex workers, which is a profession with an extremely high homicide rate across all gender and racial lines
 
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Dom Cruise

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One thing I hope is that we'll actually be able to look back and laugh at the 2010s the same way people used to laugh at the 1970s.

That safely detached from it the culture of the 2010s will over time grow a campy charm thanks to it's ridiculousness, that everyone will be able to laugh and go "man, what did we think we were trying to pull?" when it's all safely over with.

I picture future Halloween costumes that instead of "hippy" are "Social Justice Warrior" complete with blue wig, problem glasses etc.
 
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