I won’t give too many details because this internet interaction is deeply unserious, but I made a YouTube comment taking a jab at Trump, and someone responded to me with “Oh, yeah, but Biden’s not any better about this, now is he?” smuglord

I said nothing about Biden. The YouTube video had nothing to do with Biden and all about Trump. Funnily enough, I agree with the user’s comment because it’s correct, but he feels inclined to state it under the assumption that I don’t agree with it.

I’m somewhat shocked because I thought that, at this point, especially with Joe Biden being constantly criticized by the left for condoning genocide, people would stop using this tired, old WHATABOUTISM, but I guess YouTube comments have a very fucking low bar for this kind of shit.

Also, this person called Biden left-wing in his comment, so…

  • @Lemvi
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    132 months ago

    Kinda reminds me of how many people here seem to believe that anti-Putin means pro-US.

      • robinnn [he/him]
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        92 months ago

        Are we not against Putin in principle despite whatever progressive impact Russia may have internationally?

        • TreadOnMe [none/use name]
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          52 months ago

          We are (or I am) against Putin with the acknowledgement that Putin is likely a moderating force for Russian ultra-conservative nationalism, he is a liberal after-all. The fact of the matter is that the Russian Communist party has been thoroughly cut off from government and is mostly tailing Putin right now. You can be anti-Putin if you want, but any likely successor will be no more progressive.

        • ProfessorOwl_PhD [any]
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          12 months ago

          I mean ultimately yeah we definitely have criticisms, but the anti Putin libs that come on here never raise them, they just repeat state department propaganda.