argumate:

@shieldfoss, the idea that “the system is already as bad as a totalitarian system would be, and in many ways worse, and so an overturned system might turn out bad but would not turn out worse, and might turn out better.” just sounds crazy to me, unless totalitarianism is being interpreted in an unusually friendly way.

Like, is modern China a totalitarian state?

Y… yes? No? Help me out here I haven’t been following along.

But I think the standard example is the Terror in Paris where 40k people died. Clearly bad. Not, according to some, clearly worse.

I do not live in the US, I don’t know what their actual conditions are but I am informed that it is wrong for me to contradict the lived experiences of oppressed people.

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