sapjastuff
2279
1 week ago

I vote we protest by shaving Winnie the Pooh on ours

AHHaSpider
1077
1 week ago

Oh bother... Time to get the clippers...

EDIT: I don't want to be that guy...but thanks for the gold. It's been a rough week and knowing I made someone laugh makes the day to day a little easier. Thank you kind sir.

CharmingBitch7
138
1 week ago

I will proudly wear Weenie the Pooh and travel to china. Serous question, will I be arrested if I get Weenie da Pooh sleeves and a giant back mural with the Pooh haircut and travel to China?

TheRedmanCometh
103
1 week ago

You'll get to travel all over the world in 5 or 6 coolers

swampy44
88
1 week ago

Arrested and never seen again sadly

H377Spawn
24
1 week ago

His organs will be.

bhknb
35
1 week ago

Are you Uigher Muslim? You look like Uigher Muslim. There is a very nice camp for you

H377Spawn
11
1 week ago

Oh, you mean the ones that help you with your focus? Like, a camp of concentration, even?

Graffy
6
1 week ago

Yeah I think it's near am orchard or something too. I hear they have a lot of juice there.

gfjfdbdryjmfbrtgedf
11
1 week ago
ice00100
5
1 week ago

Oh my!

cantdrawoofmaster
4
1 week ago

But you don't have gold?

Coldreactor
5
1 week ago

Yes he does

cantdrawoofmaster
1
1 week ago

Must've been a glitch, last I was here it wasn't there and now it is

DudeWithTheNose
2
1 week ago

I don't want to be that guy but you didn't have to be that guy.

AHHaSpider
1
1 week ago

Oh God... We're that guy...

kdjfsk
275
1 week ago

I’m glad Blitzchung got banned! Keep politics OUT of Hearthstone! I love Tencent and Mao Zedong! (You will receive 100 social credit for posting this message in chat. Your family’s organs will not be harvested this month. Please remove this part from the message before posting)

ShmoleShmuna
49
1 week ago

Mao Zedongs gong played a very loud song with his very huge dong🤟🏿

_thundercracker_
1
1 week ago

His wrestling name is Mao "The Dong" Zedong. You know why.

500dollarsunglasses
1
1 week ago

What’s this about mouths & dongs?

SusSoos
2
1 week ago

I think you forgot something, citizen.

TakimakuranoGyakushu
1
1 week ago

Keep politics OUT of Hearthstone!

This is a nice opportunity to show right-wingers why “Keep politics out of video games” is such a dumb attitude.

I’m sure they won’t continue to feel that way and only defend political statements in gaming when the statements are against nominally leftwing governments.

kdjfsk
2
1 week ago

No, people being shot in the streets is not the same as people being offended that Tracer's butt is too big.

Loptional
1
1 week ago

It is to Gamers™!

zublits
1
1 week ago

I'm a "left winger" and I say that (with qualifications, obviously). What does that do to your world view?

Area51AlienCaptive
1
1 week ago

This is the CCP buddy, we don’t vote

nofate301
678
1 week ago

That's just the shape of the scar after the "suggested surgery"

Deadeye_Spider
12
1 week ago

Combotomy

CruciFuckingAround
3
1 week ago

And i thought alex mason's numbers are fucked up. This is prison without walls were living in now

nicolawollstonecraft
529
1 week ago

Gamers seem to mass mobilise faster than most groups

NeinTenElf
360
1 week ago

Mass mobilize to talk shit on the internet but not do anything in real life and effect no actual change on the world. People think deleting their wow account (which I doubt anyone has actually deleted, you can just type that shit for free karma) will have any effect on Blizzard (whose stock is up from yesterday, which really had no significant effect beyond the average daily fluctuations).

anothername787
136
1 week ago

You can be cynical all you want, it doesn't change the fact that this has blown up into an international gaffe for blizzard.

[deleted]
32
1 week ago

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antihexe
46
1 week ago

his turns out to be the death spell

I think maybe the problem here is you're expecting too much. Nobody who has their brain screwed in right thinks this is going to kill Blizzard.

That DOES NOT CHANGE that people should be upset at this and put as much pressure on Blizzard as they are comfortable with.

Platycel
9
1 week ago

Nobody who has their brain screwed in right thinks this is going to kill Blizzard.

It's not going to kill Blizzard alone, but it's yet another mistake that absolutely destroys morale of their employees.

ggg730
5
1 week ago

Let's be real. They made a Diablo game for mobile out of a reskinned game. The only people who are left in that company are shills or completely broken.

Platycel
1
1 week ago

Or passionate.

ggg730
2
1 week ago

Eh, I'd love to see an example. Their most recent success is... a game that they rereleased from 15 years ago. Their next big game is the aforementioned mobile game. Overwatch? Heroes of the Storm? Hearthstone (lol)? If there are still passionate people there I'm sorry but their voices are drowned in a sea of mediocrity and downright disdain for their players.

Platycel
2
1 week ago

Starcraft 2 is still doing great and people working on the other titles are chasing that feeling they had on the game's release.

anothername787
14
1 week ago

Then scroll past this to one of the thousands of posts about the topic. This is about a titan in the gaming world supporting an authoritarian regime. Any small way we can show our support from across the globe gives them strength. Every single time someone comes along and says what you do, it weakens that message.

HiiroYuy
2
1 week ago

You're describing slacktivism.

Papayapayapa
11
1 week ago

Don’t you think people can do both? The video games and NBA thing is way more relatable for average Americans, these protests have been going on for months with a lot of Americans totally unaware but now everyone is pretty unified in their “fuck the CCP, freedom for Hong Kong” stance. A lot of people will ignore politics stuff until it affects their own lives personally.

PantsGrenades
2
1 week ago
bob1689321
1
1 week ago

I didn't get that message at all. He's not supporting blizzard, but he is questioning what this boycott will really achieve. Like he says, even if blizzard is completely destroyed, the struggle continues for those in HK. The level of activism and protest reddit has shown directed towards blizzard (which for the record I think is completely justified, fuck blizzard) would be much better directed towards China.

PantsGrenades
1
1 week ago

That isn't questioning that needs to happen and I'm very much happy to see any sort of online populism that isn't arbitrary or negative. We want more of that and both you and him should hold your tongues.

We can razzle blizzard and rebuke china. Fucking duh. O_o

SissyRose18
1
1 week ago

Isnt this a silly way to view this? Instead it is a pretty clear way of making the hong kong protests relevant to peoples lives who otherwise hardly care. That means that news stories about hong kong will be bigger, more people will pay attention, and some of those people might even find ways to actually help. In this case this can only.be a good thing for the people of hong kong.

AirshipEngineer
1
1 week ago

I think the issue is this is all we can do for HK. Either you fly to HK protest and risk being arrested and thrown in Chinese jail as a political enemy (not something most are willing to do). Or you stay in NA and do what? Protest? What's that going to do? No government can take action for HK without the Chinese government spinning the aid as a foreign backed coup. So basically this is all we can do. Take action and try to financially hurt any business that backs China over Hong Kong.

Area51AlienCaptive
1
1 week ago

Ah so since we few lower middle class civilians reading this can’t save HK from the communist Chinese government, I guess that means there’s no point is shading blizzard right? Might as well just “be okay” with blizzard supporting communist China because we can’t make any real change anyway, right? Leave blizzard alone and go back to buying their products you silly comrades!

Petal-Dance
1
1 week ago

Except its gotten US lawmakers, customers, and blizzards own employees acting out. You get just a smidge farther, maybe in the form of serious player drop off or revenue loss, and you send a message to other companies that supporting china isnt worth the cash.

Not to mention, this has just enhanced the national conversation around HK. Before, for a lot of westerners, this was a noble but distant protest on the other side of the world. Now its extending into our own companies, and the games we spend our past time on. Thats gonna help increase pressure on our lawmakers to actually do something to help.

foil-time
7
1 week ago

I'm glad I have a cell phone.

[deleted]
1
1 week ago

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anothername787
1
1 week ago

That saying is a giant crock of shit.

jimbo224
14
1 week ago

Damn, respect for sticking to your values

Area51AlienCaptive
8
1 week ago

Good for you bro. Overwatch is the only blizzard game I played, not anymore. Just built my first computer and I will definitely not be buying OW, or any other blizzard games, products or services. Fuck blizzard.

SirNullPointer
2
1 week ago

just did it... can`t support a company like that

https://imgur.com/mNIsfbw

[deleted]
1
1 week ago

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hello_vault
19
1 week ago

How can you more directly affect blizzard than ceasing to do business with them lol

elizacarlin
2
1 week ago

Challenge them to a Bass Battle!

ShitSharter
13
1 week ago

Wtf else can you do? It's a business and you cease doing business and encourage others not to do business with them. That's literally your only course of action against them.

tugmansk
2
1 week ago

I assume by “more direct action” they meant additional direct action from others, not action that is more direct.

marimbajoe
1
1 week ago

I reread the comment after reading yours, and it makes a lot more sense in that light.

BarfBagButts
7
1 week ago

How do we go after blizzard more? We are trying to bring attention to the issue.

Kiva-
2
1 week ago

That is direct action. Blizzard is a company. A company wants money. Deleting account says ypu dont care for money spent and will not spend any further.

Lochcelious
1
1 week ago

What do you want us to do, March over to their HQ and assassinate someone? Lol

yournames
1
1 week ago

Don’t get manipulated, Blizzard is not against freedom of speech but using their platform for political agenda. It sets bad precedents

dickheadaccount1
24
1 week ago

It's also not even true. Their stock is down. He's literally making things up.

modernkennnern
11
1 week ago

It's dropped less than 2% today. That's literally just random fluctuation.

It dropped significantly more on the 10.-11. of September, and nothing of relevance happened then

dickheadaccount1
14
1 week ago

As much as I could argue what you're saying, there isn't even any point. He said their stock was up, but it isn't. It's down.

corbear007
6
1 week ago

It closed at 55.41 Monday, right before this happened. It's currently at 53.36, that's a drop, not a rise like he claimed and it's been trending downward since. Investors are holding out hope that it simply passes. If it gains steam you'll see the price tank more.

Whichguy
1
1 week ago

We're likely to see a drop over time.

dickheadaccount1
7
1 week ago

It's too early to tell. On top of that, if you actually look at say, 1 month, you can see a consistent downward trend beginning on the day of the incident. It's not fluctuating up and down by the day. It has never come back up by closing. That trend could definitely continue, or it could end. But I don't see how you're determining that it will end, other than your own cynicism.

[deleted]
1
1 week ago

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dickheadaccount1
5
1 week ago

Fluctuations within the day are literally meaningless. You're also misinterpreting what I said. There has not just been a general downward trend.

I'm telling you that there is a downward trend that began precisely on the day of the incident, and has continued until this very moment. It's not a hugely significant change, but it is a consistent downward trend.

There is no consistent downward trend in general. The biggest hit was from the unveiling of Diablo Immortal, where over the following months it dropped from approx. $80 to $50. Then it went back up somewhat significantly, but nowhere near what was lost prior to Blizzcon 2018 with Classic WoW. Now it has begun a small downward trend again. I will grant you that it's not a very large change, and the trend could stop at any time, but I don't see why it will. Other than if you're predicting that the upcoming Blizzcon will reverse the trend, which is possible. It's also possible that it could accelerate the downward trend by attendees bringing even more attention to the issue. Or even just by them having a poor lineup for western audiences, which was the catalyst for the most significant downward trend in the last 5 years.

TheEmpty
9
1 week ago

The other thing about that is, how many WoW or Overwatch players are reddit users? If all reddit users stopped using Blizzard products, I doubt it even amount to what cash they’re making from China. r/HongKong put out a pretty cool overwatch video though and could be used to share across more social media gaining larger traction. But yeah I doubt this will cause them to go bankrupt.

lostcosmonaut307
1
1 week ago

If they want to bow to Winnie the Poo, then Winnie the Poo can have them. So yeah, probably doesn't make any difference in the long run for Blizzard since they have a cash cow in China, but their business in the US will probably be irreparably damaged. If the company has to pack up and move to China, good riddance. Don't forget, they already had done a doozy to themselves last year with the whole "don't you have phones?" debacle.

OkayTalk
5
1 week ago

While true one person doesn’t make a difference, if a large amount of people vote with their wallet by boycotting blizzard it will make a difference. Same as in any elections, one vote means very little but if everyone voted it would change a lot. There’s just not enough people who take action instead of just saying they will do something about it.

Zienth
5
1 week ago

So what EXACTLY do you want people to do? Violence against Blizzard is not right, and going to Hong Kong to protest in person is a suicide wish. People are dealing with a capitalist problem with a capitalist solution.

kaolin224
2
1 week ago

The solution is both easy and nigh impossible to achieve: put your money where your mouth is and vote with your wallets.

The company that owns part of Activision Blizzard, called Tencent, has its tentacles in a lot of things, including other game studios with really popular titles (like Riot), films, music (Spotify), and even Reddit:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tencent

Are millions of players going to stop playing WoW, Call of Duty, Overwatch, Diablo, League of Legends, etc?

They're banking on the apathy of most Americans because we're too attached to these products, so hey, so long as it isn't too bad, it's fine.

What would really make them shit their pants is if every US consumer suddenly canceled all their subscriptions to anything Tencent was involved in as well as boycotting every one of their films and products.

Their stock price would tank and send a very clear message that communist values, propaganda, and policies worming their way in under the guise of smart business are not, and never will be, welcome in this country.

How many of us do you figure would even do half of that?

Aslonz
3
1 week ago

That's how trends start by dude. On person does a thing. Other people see, appreciate, or respect that thing and see its value so they also do the thing. So on and so forth.

Be the change you want to see.

PantsGrenades
4
1 week ago

Oh no here I go again caring about things.

_catfarts_eww
4
1 week ago

I actually know one guy that deleted account and battle net launcher in disgust.

Lyssa545
4
1 week ago

I am also one of those people. Deleted battle net, uninstalled HoTS and Overwatch. (never really played hearthstone), but I've been on the fence since what they did to Diablo (fuckin immortal you god damn sellouts), and with the HoTS esports bullshit.

This was the last straw.

All the people who created the OG SC, WoW and Diablo games have been gone for a long time anyway. Need to see if they're working on anything, and play those games with tegridy.

dickheadaccount1
3
1 week ago

Their stock isn't up. What are you talking about? It's down, even from the lowest point of yesterday. And yesterday is down from the day before it.

[deleted]
1
1 week ago

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dickheadaccount1
4
1 week ago

It's too early to make that call. And it's not fluctuating when you look at a daily, weekly, or monthly graph. It's starts trending downward on the day of the incident and never goes up at all. It's a consistent downward trend, though not an enormous change overall.

Mowglli
2
1 week ago

I agree as someone who mobilizes/organizes for issue campaigns, online shit talking really only matters if it drops the stock value or whatever else is caused by bad PR

PacMoron
2
1 week ago

Who golds someone just being a cynical asshole?

[deleted]
1
1 week ago

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JezFromPeepShow
2
1 week ago

"Don't do what matters guyyyyyss do something useless insteeead see I KNEW you wouldnt, Im the smart one here"

ShazbotSimulator2012
2
1 week ago

I imagine their next tournament is going to be chaos trying to keep people from bringing HK signs, clothing, etc

dhshshhes
2
1 week ago

I deleted my account friend.

Ekudar
2
1 week ago

Blizzard´s stock dropped a bit yesterday so..what else can we do? Storm their offices? And no, oit has not recovered.

biggreencat
2
1 week ago

So you're calling for an entire country to get swatted?

PoliticBanDisclosure
1
1 week ago

Give gamers the chance to wield their angry fingers in the way of down ranking China government social score on the global stage and realize their full potential.

🤔🤷‍♂️🏋️‍♂️

FloydZero
2
1 week ago

Lol k

YoImAli
1
1 week ago

Found the bootlicker

[deleted]
7
1 week ago

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AdmirableDragonfruit
3
1 week ago

I think we're all open to suggestions about the "more direct action" you were talking about, so if you have any ideas...

Platycel
1
1 week ago

A protest in front of Blizzard HQ.

luck_panda
1
1 week ago

Then what do you suggest to do? Fly to HK and get on the ground?

[deleted]
1
1 week ago

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BarfBagButts
1
1 week ago

That would be welcome??? You do it then.

theghostofdirty
1
1 week ago

Hey guys look we have a liar here!

ManifestoOfDepressn
1
1 week ago
luck_panda
1
1 week ago

Contrary to your edgey edge what's actually important is investors. Buyers are variable. Investors are not. Do you own any stock in blizzard? Then they don't give a fuck about you or the guy that may or may not have cancelled their sub. I own a few shares of blizzard. I am dumping them today. That will have way more impact than anything. Why? Because of all this bullshit and also because I have some family in Hong Kong. Fuck it.

[deleted]
1
1 week ago

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luck_panda
1
1 week ago

I'm saying it does make a difference when people protest and talk about it because it says the public opinion and that sways the investors. Investors are fickle people and public outcry reaches them and it scares them so they dump stocks like they've been doing. They're also people too. I am one of those people. Lots of people drop because of public perception. So it does in fact matter.

BarfBagButts
1
1 week ago

Jesus man. People are trying what they can. Any suggestions what all of us who are underage or have full time jobs do to help stop blizzard and China? You are shitting on everyone but not providing a solution.

ThunderstormBoogaloo
1
1 week ago

I would ask you, what exactly is your idea of effective modus operandi for effecting change? Not trying to do a rhetorical question here. Sincerely asking.

Because it sure is easy to make defeatist proclamations about how useless certain types of activism are, but if you aren't offering alternatives, you're not helping, you're attempting to undermine (whether that's an actual goal or not).

There is a time and place for calling out flurries of activism without any followthrough, but doing it in the middle of a controversial issue comes across like an attempt to undermine it. Unless you have something to propose that you believe will be more effective than what is currently being done.

Spongi
1
1 week ago

I've been a fairly avid customer of Blizzard since the mid 90's and I guarantee you I will never own or recommend any of their products ever again.

Snuggglebear3
1
1 week ago

Do nothing? Read my last post

Area51AlienCaptive
1
1 week ago

Lol not buying their shit is mobilization. I don’t know what exactly you want, do we need to form a small militia and storm the blizzard HQ in murderous conquest fashion to get passed your gate or what? No, you will not see blizzards stock drop from yesterday to today over a very quiet comment about the Chinese government.

OpenShut
1
1 week ago

Come on, half of the main stream media is just repeats of tweeter and reddit. It has already been reported in Bloomberg, Vice, Business Insider and most game news. Tomorrow it will be on CNN, Fox and BBC. Most politics is online now.

RambockyPartDeux
1
1 week ago

Well then what’s your answer.

nicolawollstonecraft
1
1 week ago

I think it speaks to a greater social movement. Given the resilience of the HK protestors, the climate protests and possibly a more engaged and pissed off community, we are seeing an increase in mobilising power around the globe.

leadbunnies
258
1 week ago

Gamers.... rise up?

Billy1138
98
1 week ago

Bottom.... Text?

effa94
3
1 week ago

Joker was the call

Kaneshadow
119
1 week ago

If by "mobilize" you mean "pissy Reddit posts" then yes. If you mean any kind of actual mobility, then no.

Jushak
22
1 week ago

Pretty much.

gojirra
21
1 week ago

True, but in this case China is like the pissiest gamer imaginable. Even saying things that annoy them is causing them to cancel all their subscriptions lol.

UvUwhatsthis
3
1 week ago

Mobility scooters

Artforge1
2
1 week ago

Their chairs have wheels

Petal-Dance
1
1 week ago

I dunno, I am personally kinda hoping a vitriolic hard push for the hong kong mei meme will actually force china to do something about it. Theres a decent chance it actually goes somewhere, after all. Its not a hard meme to get behind

Kaneshadow
2
1 week ago

Force China? No that's ludicrous. It's not even going to force Blizzard to do anything. The guy signed a contract that said "if you're in this tournament don't get political or we'll kick you out," then he got political and got kicked out.

nickvansexhole
8
1 week ago

Lol their next mass mobilization will be because a game has a black female lead or something.

cactus1549
9
1 week ago

There are two genders: Male, and political

komrade_kwestion
3
1 week ago

Gamers hate politics in video games. Except when it involves supporting CIA backed coups in communist countries. Then its fine.

ANT1PATTERNS
2
1 week ago

Western chauvinists all over Reddit. Hey, try saying "Israel is an illegitimate state" and see how these companies react.

komrade_kwestion
2
1 week ago

Good point. I wonder if a comparison could be drawn to when sinead O'Connor ripped up a picture of the pope

ANT1PATTERNS
2
1 week ago

I mean, the CoD plots are basically written in the Pentagon, as are Marvel movies, but that's TOTALLY DIFFERENT CUZ CHINA BAD

RabidMongrelSet
4
1 week ago

They went after the most marginalized group in society... gamers.

ffs_dude69
4
1 week ago

Lol

Gamers rise up

swaerwater
3
1 week ago

Too bad it doesn’t do shit

WhatHoraEs
2
1 week ago

It's because they all have phones

GroggBottom
2
1 week ago

Gamers love to shitpost on whatever is the latest drama. A week later they are off playing fortnight, which by the way is owned by China.

[deleted]
2
1 week ago

True...aaaaaaaaaaand now they are busy wanking and playing video games again.

Zooperman
2
1 week ago

And then get absolutely nothing done

HankLago
1
1 week ago

And dumber, too.

lllkill
1
1 week ago

Impressive but also sad at the same time honestly.

MisterEChops
1
1 week ago

Especially considering those guys don’t have mobile phones

PoliticalLash
1
1 week ago

They good at co op.

UchihaYusuf
387
1 week ago

Wtf why did this all start?

acolyte_jin
936
1 week ago

Blizzard banned a hearthstone player from a tourney and revoked his 100k prize for supporting the revolution in HK. They also fired the commentators that interviewed him for just being associated with it. Because China said so.

(Edit: it wasn’t confirmed that China told blizzard to reprimand these individuals. It is my personal opinion that it wouldn’t be unreasonable to assume blizzard was at the very least indirectly pressured to make these harsh judgements)

2nd edit to those saying blizzard wasn’t pandering to China’s govt. https://www.reddit.com/r/hearthstone/comments/dfjldg/blizzards_official_weibo_account_just_posted_an/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

wonderwallpersona
561
1 week ago

I’m glad Blitzchung got banned! Keep politics OUT of Hearthstone! I love Tencent and Mao Zedong! (You will receive 100 social credit for posting this message in chat. Your family’s organs will not be harvested this month. Please remove this part from the message before posting).

donquixote1991
214
1 week ago

+100 social credit for posting comrade!
-80 social credit for forgetting to remove last part!

corbear007
111
1 week ago

Net 20 and my organs are safe for a month? Fuck yeah! We are improving comrade, we used to be shot!

gostigoo
86
1 week ago

-20 social credits for referencing false tragedy

mlnjd
33
1 week ago

Still not in the red.

ebai4556
42
1 week ago

aaaand -5 more because China

Useless_Poop
10
1 week ago

Fuck

xyzqfm
2
1 week ago

-ing asshole of a country

southpaw650
3
1 week ago

Unlike blizzard

raigens
1
1 week ago

-20 for defaming the Great Republic's main color

[deleted]
20
1 week ago

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[deleted]
36
1 week ago

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mrvader1234
14
1 week ago

They'd do that anyway and already have

KatzV2
6
1 week ago

Oh you sweet summer child, at least HK would have a fighting chance instead of the Chinese army who are still going to roll up with tanks and kill them all. You think the civilians being unarmed is preventing them from killing them? 1989 would like a word for you.

fezzuk
13
1 week ago

Pretty sure if the protesters were armed the Chinese regime would have all the excuses they wanted to kill them all publically.

KatzV2
3
1 week ago

China doesn’t need an excuse lmfao, they’d just rather try and save whatever face they got left and slaughter them in private. Opening fire when there are a shit ton of reporters just waiting for it to happen isn’t the best idea. They have no problem killing protestors afterwards and deeming it as “suicide”

fezzuk
2
1 week ago

Well they haven't gone in guns firing yet, its the protesters started to shoot back they would.

They still have to play the game, and there are far to many protesters for that many "suicides".

Castor96
3
1 week ago

There's always one... sigh

Longinus-Donginus
4
1 week ago

Why do people keep saying this shit?

The world isn’t the same as it was decades ago. If China thought it could get away with just killing everyone they would have already done it.

KatzV2
5
1 week ago

Of course they’d rather not slaughter them all publicly, but if so be it, don’t doubt them to do so. They’ve been better at hiding their slaughtering in the present

emPtysp4ce
1
1 week ago

They haven't because they don't want to as it would cause an international ruckus and muck up the reason why Hong Kong is so wildly profitable, its citizens. Replacing them all is expensive. If the situation gets too far out of control they would, but for now they're betting the revolutionary ferver in Hong Kong will die out on its own before it's fully incorporated into China.

They would be willing to take the hit, but they're gambling they don't need to. Whether they're right remains for us to decide.

USSLibertyLavonAfair
3
1 week ago

12.7 million us gun owners... Chinese military is only 2.3 million. That's them being outnumbered 5 to 1.

If Chinese peasants were armed at the same rate. That would be 53.8 million Chinese gun owners. Outnumbering the Chinese military 23 to 1. That's a big gap. Not mention you'll be fighting insurgenies as well. Ask Russia and US how tough that is...

/u/ALargeRock raises a valid question.

kkkimchii
3
1 week ago

You just described a gun-toter's wet dream. It wouldn't play out like that. An armed "peasant" isn't a valid comparison to military power.

Ask communities around those insurgencies how much they like being drone bombed at all hours of the day and night.

HamandPotatoes
3
1 week ago

You know it's not the 1800s anymore, just having more guys holding guns isn't enough to beat an organized military with modern military technology.

The one thing we do have over our government is that they have no power without people to govern. They can't afford to kill us all.

gregnog
2
1 week ago

What's with the peasents? Don't you mean civillians? Rofl

USSLibertyLavonAfair
1
1 week ago

Because citizens of a country are allowed to be armed.

Castor96
1
1 week ago

Why do always people who do not understand how reality works try to explain reality?

crescent-rain
1
1 week ago

Hey man +20 social credit is still 20 social credit

BBQsauce18
3
1 week ago

I’m glad Blitzchung got banned!

Was laying back in my chair and read that part and sat up straighter, so I could be super serious and started reading it over gain. GG.

PuffballDestroyer
3
1 week ago

Okay this is like the 4th time I've seen something about this. What is it about China and harvesting organs?

IFuckingMissPeyton
55
1 week ago

God's Unchained paid that kid that blizzard disqualified his entire forfeit winnings. It's a new TCG that runs on etherium and is currently in beta, you can use my beta key tho: https://godsunchained.com?beta-key=UIiEFEFUCq

letsgocrazy
9
1 week ago

What?

DoingCharleyWork
42
1 week ago

God's unchained is a different card game. They paid blitz his winnings out of pocket and invited him to their next tournament. Their cards are also owned by the player and can be sold or traded without the devs being involved.

rabidbot
21
1 week ago

That is legit, and good advertising, cause now I'm gonna google em.

Magmaniac
12
1 week ago

let me translate for boomer

[Game company 2] paid that kid that [game company 1] disqualified his entire forfeit winnings. [Game company 2]'s a new [Trading Card Game] that runs on [a cryptocurrency that isn't bitcoin] and is currently in [development], you can use my [access to play the unreleased game] tho

jamescaan1980
9
1 week ago

I was born in 2010 and still don’t understand any of this

SuperAliBaba
20
1 week ago

username does not checkout

bnh1978
4
1 week ago

Listen little kid. Turn on your internet filter and go watch Paw Patrol.

emPtysp4ce
5
1 week ago

All dogs go to heaven except the class traitors in Paw Patrol.

letsgocrazy
1
1 week ago

How do they manage to get so many resources available for a rescue unit consisting of puppies?

Beerand93octane
3
1 week ago

The revolution will not be televised

letsgocrazy
2
1 week ago

You don't need to translate, you just need to type it out with proper grammar. Here, let me help you with that:

The developers of Gods Unchained paid the entire forfeited winnings to the kid Blizzard qualified.

or

The Gods Unchained developers paid the kid that Blizzard disqualified his entire forfeited winnings.

"it" at st the start of a sentence where "it" has not be defined doesn't make sense.

I'm not a boomer. I'm just someone who doesn't understand incoherent millennial grunting from people who've been Fortnite-cosplaying their entire way through English class.

Magmaniac
1
1 week ago

boomer is a state of mind

MrSaltySpoon2
1
1 week ago

How does a game "run" on a cryptocurrency...?

[deleted]
8
1 week ago

[deleted]

emPtysp4ce
2
1 week ago
Altered_Perceptions
6
1 week ago

Just did some googling, because I didn't know this was a thing either. Apparently it still uses Unity for the game engine, but it uses Etherium to manage the game items rather than having them on a traditional game server.

Players have complete ownership of cards once purchased, and the blockchain is used to prove the unique history of individual assets. All cards are stored on-chain, and players only interact with Ethereum when they want to purchase and transfer cards. All other gameplay takes place off-chain.

Although all the cards are stored on Ethereum, players will only interact on the network when they want to purchase new cards or transfer their existing ones. All other events in the game will run using industry standard technologies like Unity, allowing gameplay to be indistinguishable from other games that don’t employ distributed ledgers, while permitting a huge user base without noticeably weighing down Ethereum’s network.

fezzuk
1
1 week ago

I need a starcraft alternative, account already deleted (well awaiting data deletion think they got a back log lol).

But there is nothing quite like SC2 on the market

gregnog
9
1 week ago

Holy shit 100k? That is significant... In my head I assumed something like 5k...

ERICLOLXD
2
1 week ago

Yeah, I assumed it was something small. It was 100 fucking thousand?

logicpower1
7
1 week ago

Wow my respect for Blizzard disappeared faster than a journalist in China

ExsolutionLamellae
0
1 week ago

It wasn't for supporting HK, it was for using a Blizzard platform to do do

acolyte_jin
3
1 week ago

Blizzard can pick and choose what causes it wants to back and that is fine. People will vote with their minds and dollars. When China crosses a line that means something to you maybe you will feel differently.

emPtysp4ce
10
1 week ago

Blizzard wasn't exactly wrong for reminding their athletes to not use the platform to take political stances. Where Blizzard fucked up was going to bat for the authoritarian regime of the PRC and so heavily laying the hammer down on blitz. Banning him from future competitions? A bit harsh. Revoking all his prize money? More than a bit too far. Firing the two interveiwers? That's sending a message I don't think they want to send. Doing all this to silence calls for freedom against a country literally engaged in two active genocides? Now they've sold their souls.

mutatersalad1
1
1 week ago

I don't understand how they even revoked it. Did they already give him the money? Because if they did it's not like they can take it back. I'm assuming this was before they had ever paid him out.

acolyte_jin
1
1 week ago

Sure. The hate boils down to wether or not they were pressured directly or indirectly by China to fire them.

sp2861
1
1 week ago

China didn't say shit you fucking mccarthyist cunt

acolyte_jin
2
1 week ago

Lol in my other comments I mention that China may or may not have a role. I’m glad you got to use your big word of the day though.

China has used its “persuasive powers” to blackmail, blacklist, and ruin companies before. Same as the US. I wouldn’t be shocked that a nation actively engaged in genocide among countless other human rights violations would be opposed to sending strongly worded emails to blizzard.

dokkodo_bubby
1
1 week ago

Oh

tiniestjazzhands
1
1 week ago

They also fired the commentators that interviewed him for just being associated with it.

Wrong. They were fired for encouraging the player. "Say your 8 words and we'll end the interview"

gojirra
141
1 week ago
pumpjackORGASM
45
1 week ago

Pick up sticks

TherapeuticThrowback
54
1 week ago

Chinese government can suck my dicks

theunco_s
11
1 week ago

Wait how many donors did you get those dicks from?

TherapeuticThrowback
11
1 week ago

“Donors” lol.

TheCredibleLiar
2
1 week ago

Boners from doners, just how Pooh Bear likes them (in his ass).

Tank_Girl_Gritty_235
25
1 week ago

Seven, eight. Hate the communist state

0m3gaMan5513
25
1 week ago

Nine, Ten, Tiananmen

JookJook
3
1 week ago

Hong Kong protesters are the devil!

GregTheMad
5
1 week ago

Didn't it start earlier? Like when Japan raided China?

YYssuu
2
1 week ago

A bit earlier, after the Opium Wars, the Boxer rebellion and the fall of the Qing dynasty a civil war ensued that was in the end won by the CCP thanks mainly to Soviet help and the other side, the KMT (Taiwan) being busy fighting WW2.

LowlanDair
1
1 week ago

Literally nothing of any consequence happened in 1966. They even cancelled the World Cup.

FrostyJesus
1
1 week ago

What are you talking about? Football came home.

bubblegrubs
75
1 week ago

Why don't you ask the kids at tiananmen square?

cirespieler
37
1 week ago

Was fashion the reason why they were there?

LemoLuke
23
1 week ago

They disguise it, hypnotize it.

ForEveryHour
16
1 week ago

Television

WOOBBLARBALURG
18
1 week ago

Made you buy it

coffeefestive
3
1 week ago

It's certainly fashionable to insert it into every conversation.

I'm all for Hong Kong and anti-China movements but Reddit is obsessed right now.

Meanwhile there is an American puppet government in Iraq who shut off the country's internet and is openly murdering hundreds of protesters in the street with rockets and snipers because they are asking for basic necessities... and Reddit is virtually silent on it, besides the one brave Iraqi dude posting cellphone footage and trying to tell the world what is going on.

GarenBushTerrorist
2
1 week ago

One world crisis at a time. Honestly China is a much bigger deal. Iraq isn't exactly threatening to take over the world by using corporate America.

abnormalsyndrome
3
1 week ago

Such a lovely place. Peaceful. Nothing ever happens at Tiananmen. Nothing ever has. Nothing ever will.

DillonHurley
1
1 week ago

I’m glad Blitzchung got banned! Keep politics OUT of Hearthstone! I love Tencent and Mao Zedong! (You will receive 100 social credit for posting this message in chat. Your family’s organs will not be harvested this month. Please remove this part from the message before posting).

whatcaristhis42069
160
1 week ago

Wait ... do people actually think China is communist?

Like, the country that just cracked down on labor unions and Marxist student protests?

The country that has numerous billionaires, exports consumer goods, and hasn't abolished the commodity form?

eckzd33
93
1 week ago

Yep. Its sad how most Americans have no grasp on what communism is

Wasted_Thyme
18
1 week ago

Their leading party is the communist party. I think most of us understand what communism means and what it's supposed to look like, but they do call themselves Communists.

masonhil
3
1 week ago

Huh? The leading party is the communists?

Wasted_Thyme
16
1 week ago

Yes, the Chinese Communist Party is the founding and leading political party of the PRC, and the sole governing party. That said, they are Communists in name only, as their practices are very capitalist and imperialist, they have a rich, business elite, and an incredibly poor working class; arguably the opposite of what communism is envisioned as. Most communist parties in history exist as a way to take advantage of the good will and idealism of a disgruntled working class, but that's not what communism exists to do.

masonhil
1
1 week ago

Oh, I thought you were talking about in the US. Yeah, you're right about China.

Aviskr
64
1 week ago

Uuh no? Communism is lack of private property and common ownership of the means of production. It hasn't ever been realized and it's arguable that's it's even possible, a communist government is a government that officially is trying to reach communism.

kettlesforever
1
1 week ago

Is it arguable that it's possible? I think all of history suggest that it is the natural step after capitalism.

Aviskr
5
1 week ago

I wish it was so simple, countless people have devoted years trying to answer that question. If you actually into look there's many believable and well researched arguments against the possibility of an actual communist society, perhaps as many as arguments for.

[deleted]
8
1 week ago

that is literally the opposite of what communism is

HamandPotatoes
4
1 week ago

Funny how whenever someone says "Reddit doesn't understand communism" all the redditors who think they understand communism jump out of the woodwork to spout the exact misconceptions we're talking about like they've got the answer.

throwaway1927353
2
1 week ago

Bruh

TPizzle96
1
1 week ago

We do, we just know that it's impossible

regal_
2
1 week ago

My friend, nobody knows that. Communism is an idea, upon which there are uncountable possible permutations. The assumptions you grew up with are not necessarily true. We are all of us infested with the brainworms of propaganda; don't be their bullhorn.

stimulusandresponse
59
1 week ago

yep and its because literally no one on this fucking hellsite remotely knows what communism as an ideology entails

NumberOneTheLarch
32
1 week ago

I wouldn't exactly say the Soviet Union is the best example of communism either.

Definitely_A_Man99
21
1 week ago

I’m not a communist but true communism has most definitely not been tried yet

Wasted_Thyme
25
1 week ago

That's mostly because we haven't reached a critical point of cooperation and automation. Personally I think communism is inevitable, but I think it will only function properly once production is adequately automated and we can stop subjugating other, poorer nations/people for our goods.

GreatestGnarEver
15
1 week ago

I see socialism as a good branching point between these two economic models, but yeah we need to get on it with automation looming over us. Capitalism is already not fun for so many people, imagine a jobless capitalism.

Captain_Cha
7
1 week ago

Star Trek is Communist, for example. Once scarcity is eliminated, there is no need for markets.

Nederlander1
1
1 week ago

Please tell me how you would eliminate scarcity.

Captain_Cha
5
1 week ago

In Star Trek? With replicators and infinite energy I guess.

Nederlander1
2
1 week ago

Oh lol I thought you were being serious haha I do love Star Trek though

B-rizzle
1
1 week ago

There's also a resource barrier that we'll need to overcome for communism to be sustainable.

lemonpjb
6
1 week ago

The Soviet Union wouldn't have said they were communist either, that's why they were the Socialist Republics. Communism is like a future end goal, it was never the here and now, nor will it be for some time.

The_stat_guy
15
1 week ago

communism is when you introduce neoliberal reforms and privatize collective property, and the more you privatize the more communist it is

[deleted]
8
1 week ago

socialism is when the government does things

Provoloneyy
3
1 week ago

this is literally the definition of capitalism. neoliberals believe in free market capitalism and the privatization of collective property is the opposite of communism

Definitely_A_Man99
12
1 week ago

it is satirical

Provoloneyy
4
1 week ago

my bad, it’s honestly hard to tell in this thread

[deleted]
2
1 week ago

understandable this thread is a mess

lasiusflex
2
1 week ago

the format is a very common meme on leftist reddit/twitter

"Communism/socialism is when X, the more X the more communist/socialist it is"

approachingX
12
1 week ago

The average American is fed socialist fear with their breakfast cereal.

EldritchPencil
5
1 week ago

American Corporations: Literally bending over for the CCP

Redditors: This is Communism™️, to me

AvkommaN
5
1 week ago

China is like the perfect state capitalist country, it's ridiculous how it's seen as communist

Papayapayapa
7
1 week ago

They’re not communist by the dictionary definition, but the Chinese Communist Party controls pretty much everything in China.

wkor
30
1 week ago

They're not communist by any definition

McGraver
4
1 week ago

You should read Marx’s work on Historical Materialism.

Communism is not possible without an extensive period of capitalism. Took a long time for the Chinese to figure that out.

wkor
3
1 week ago

You're not wrong, socialism does require a period of industrialising capitalism. But that doesn't apply to china

Papayapayapa
-1
1 week ago

Their name/logo is literally communist though. That’s all I’m saying. It’s not wrong to use a hammer and sickle to joke about them when they use a hammer and sickle to represent their Party

notcatbug
18
1 week ago

And the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (aka North Korea) is a democratic republic, same as the USA. I mean, their name/logo is literally democratic republic though. That's all I'm saying.

The_stat_guy
12
1 week ago

They stopped being communist, like, 40+ years ago

TakimakuranoGyakushu
9
1 week ago

It’s not wrong to associate the hammer and sickle with China, but it is sad that so many reddit users are going to think China being evil supports their 1950s Red Scare mentality.

JeffJacobysSonCaleb
9
1 week ago

Their name/logo is literally communist though

A seahorse is a type of horse

Aviskr
24
1 week ago

They're communists only in name, they claim their objective is communism but their policies do not follow communist ideals.

false_wolf
2
1 week ago

BuT tHe cHiNeSe CoMmUnIsT pArTy!

whatcaristhis42069
3
1 week ago

Brought to you in part by the very extremely Democratic Republic of North Korea. After all, if it wasn't a democracy, they wouldn't name it that.

R97R
2
1 week ago

I believe the ruling party still refers to itself as Communist, so I guess that counts?

Besides that, it’s something most Americans don’t like so it must be communist /s

gamercer
1
1 week ago

Marxism isn’t the only communism btw.

The commune can’t have smaller unions self organizing. That’s not very comrade like.

_PM_ME_YOUR_VEGANE_
2
1 week ago

NoT rEaL cOmMuNiSm

It's funny how you guys are ready to denounce a de facto Communist country as soon as they do something wrong, isn't it?

DrFoxWolf
2
1 week ago

More like they denounce them because their policies aren’t communist in any way. China is an authoritarian capitalist state through and through, regardless of whatever the ruling party is named.

USSLibertyLavonAfair
1
1 week ago

numerous billionaires, exports consumer goods, and hasn't abolished the commodity form?

The USSR had/did all of those things as well... But of course according to Reddit that wasn't "real communism" either.

You got 129 upvotes...man. Thank god for Voat.co

Area51AlienCaptive
39
1 week ago

Yup. Just built my first computer and was about to get overwatch when I heard about this. Not anymore, blizzard will get none of my money.

blamethemeta
5
1 week ago

Build specs?

Area51AlienCaptive
2
1 week ago

Ryzen 5 2600x

Sapphire pulse rx 580

16gb ram

500gb SSD

Asus prime b450 plus mobo

500w PSU

Got the whole build cheap as shit, less than $700 for everything shipped, and it’s honestly more than I need considering I’m just using it to play games at 1080 and watch youtube

rhaevion
2
1 week ago

F that. Get Destiny 2 Shadowkeep

leacher666
2
1 week ago

In my case ever since EA fucked up with Battlefront 2. And now Blizzard... I'm starting to think at this point that in max 5years I will refuse to play games from any company.

CoolJoshido
2
1 week ago

This.

SaltShaker1_
2
1 week ago

I’m glad Blitzchung got banned! Keep politics OUT of Hearthstone! I love Tencent and Mao Zedong! (You will receive 100 social credit for posting this message in chat. Your family’s organs will not be harvested this month. Please remove this part from the message before posting).

vegan-penguin
113
1 week ago

Funnily enough, besides Tankies, all the communists I know support the HK protesters and their fight for liberation.

DiamondAxolotl
70
1 week ago

I am a communist and I fully support Hong Kong’s liberation. Even if they become a capitalist nation, under the yoke of China’s oppression they will never be able to advance forward. Besides the fact that China isn’t even communist, they represent the exact opposite of what class consciousness is. Workers are disposable and meaningless there. Anyone who truly believes in helping the working class will see China for what it is. A despotic nightmare.

clairebear_22k
7
1 week ago

I'm not a tankie but Hong Kong's hypercapitalist ways need to go one way or another. I think that the PRC is extremely counterrevolutionary and I hope that if by some miracle hong kong isn't crushed into the dirt that they are able to throw off the yoke of their billionaire oppressors.

DiamondAxolotl
9
1 week ago

Of course. But there is no denying that China is an evil entity. I hate when tankies try to defend it. It makes the rest of us leftists look bad, and besides, China isn’t even communist so it is incredible moronic that tankies will try to pretend it is. It is on par with conservatives who claim it is communist. But yes, Hong Kong needs to first throw off the yoke of the state capitalists before they can throw off the yoke of the private ones, at least in my opinion.

lupakos2
38
1 week ago

LibSoc here, fuck China and their authoritarian regime. The only think that scares me with this debacle is that we could see some kind of war action between China and NATO where people will die because some crones in Beijing can't provide Honk Kong it's legitimate autonomy.

Scientific_Socialist
1
1 week ago

Solidarity with the Chinese and Hong Kong workers in their struggle against the bourgeois CCP!

AntiSqueaker
13
1 week ago

R/moretankiechapo crying right now in outrage.

On a sidebar a lot of people gloss over the fact that the Tiananmen Square protesters were overwhelmingly socialists who wanted to clear out corruption in the socialist party and to stop the burgeoning police state of the PRC.

[deleted]
16
1 week ago

anarcho communist here, fuck china lol

vegan-penguin
4
1 week ago

Also an ancom, comrade, I'll toss in another fuck china

twelveangryjunkies
7
1 week ago

I mean, yeah! The blizzard sitch happened because of capitalism, not communism. Blizzard was afraid of the effects on their profits if they didn't silence their player, and there is no bigger capitalist sin than not being as profitable as possible.

SowingSalt
3
1 week ago

Some Spartacists were against the protesters because they are totes the wrong type of people (Hong Kong protesters are 'petty bourgeoisie' not 'proper workers')

jiggydoobob
2
1 week ago

Marxist-Leninist here - Maoists are the only ones. Fuck them.

As a “tankie”, bitches like the Chinese government are the ones REAL Marxists would be using the tanks on.

R97R
1
1 week ago

I think it’s important to remember that most communists prefer communism without the authoritarianism (except, as you mentioned, tankies). I’ve yet to meet a pro-China communist, even though they must exist.

vegan-penguin
2
1 week ago

If you want to see plenty of them, just hop on over to r/communism, when the protests first kicked off, they were banning us anarcho folks for criticizing China and supporting the HK protesters.

R97R
2
1 week ago

It’s always r/communism making everyone else look bad, isn’t it?

vegan-penguin
1
1 week ago

Almost constantly. The mod team has always been fairly tankie, so there's never been much of a chance for any libcom/ancom folks to have a significant contribution to the dialogue. It's an authoritarian cesspool.

Hufflypuffly723
64
1 week ago

Blizzard is fucking stupid

PanqueNhoc
20
1 week ago

Only if people care enough to hurt their pockets more than China. I don't think they do.

Grennox
42
1 week ago

Is this real? I’m so confused now a days.

PixxlMan
22
1 week ago

No it’s not

Grennox
12
1 week ago

Ty

dokkodo_bubby
1
1 week ago

nah i think it's just a joke because blizzard has decided to pander to its chinese customers

ReesesMemes
43
1 week ago

China isn’t communist. The Chinese Communist party is about as communist as the German National Socialist party was socialist.

WizardCap
25
1 week ago

Exactly. Do the workers own the means of production, in any fashion? Yes? Maybe socialist. No? Not socialist.

PanqueNhoc
8
1 week ago

Some would argue that the party that represents the workers owning the means of production = workers owning the means of production.

They would be wrong of course, but it's not such a clear cut concept.

loggedn2say
8
1 week ago

they were a communist economy, until it failed. privatizing industry helped china become the world power it is today.

the german national socialist started out with a weird racist socialist ideals (aryan race needed to take back jewish owned capital.) after they were in power and eliminating jewish people, the night of the long knives took care of the remaining "socialists" high up in the german national socialist party.

(replace german national socialist with a word that starts with "na" and ends with "zi", that was removed for original comment)

WizardCap
1
1 week ago

They didn't just privatize industry - they're essentially a state capitalist economy. Their central planning, plus the rise of standard form shipping containers has made them the powerhouse they are today. That and letting their workers be exploited.

deanboyj
1
1 week ago

LITERALLY THE DENGIST REFORMS AFTER MAO DIED

statepawn
7
1 week ago

They are a repressive authoritarian regime any way you cut it. Who gives a shit what form of government they exercise? Pedantic hair splitting.

SteveThe14th
13
1 week ago

Who gives a shit what form of government they exercise?

People who have a minimal understanding of real life politics as opposed to internet shitposting.

ALoneTennoOperative
8
1 week ago

They are a repressive authoritarian regime any way you cut it. Who gives a shit what form of government they exercise?

So if someone declared the USA to be 'communist' because they saw it as a "repressive authoritarian regime", you wouldn't be all "Hang on a minute, the USA isn't communist, what the fuck." ?

[deleted]
1
1 week ago

[deleted]

modularpeak2552
1
1 week ago

Its literally the logo of the CCP....

Necrobard
1
1 week ago

Yeah I'm dumb

wkor
0
1 week ago

Communism is not a repressive authoritarian regime and this is something you smooth brain fucking yanks haven't yet realised

Flygonac
6
1 week ago

Name a communist regime that has not been repressive and authoritative

RabidMongrelSet
4
1 week ago
Flygonac
6
1 week ago

From your source: “Sankara's government was criticised by Amnesty International and other international humanitarian organisations for violations of human rights, including extrajudicial executions and arbitrary detentions of political opponents by the Committees for the Defence of the Revolution.[30] The British development organisation Oxfam recorded the arrest of trade union leaders in 1987.[31] In 1984, seven individuals associated with the previous régime were accused of treason and executed after a summary trial. A teachers' strike the same year resulted in the dismissal of 2,500 teachers; thereafter, non-governmental organisations and unions were harassed or placed under the authority of the Committees for the Defence of the Revolution, branches of which were established in each workplace and which functioned as "organs of political and social control".[32]

Popular Revolutionary Tribunals, set up by the government throughout the country, placed defendants on trial for corruption, tax evasion or "counter-revolutionary" activity. Procedures in these trials, especially legal protections for the accused, did not conform to international standards. According to Christian Morrisson and Jean-Paul Azam of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the "climate of urgency and drastic action in which many punishments were carried out immediately against those who had the misfortune to be found guilty of unrevolutionary behaviour, bore some resemblance to what occurred in the worst days of the French Revolution, during the Reign of Terror. Although few people were killed, violence was widespread".[33]”

That said, he’s definitely better than a lot of communists, seems like an interesting guy. I’ll probably read into him more. Doesn’t make him not oppressive or authoritarian.

[deleted]
2
1 week ago

Ehh I mean he was a great guy but he pretty much moved the needle from “oppressive Medieval feudal state” to “kind of socialist and not a nightmare.”

Which was awesome but, we need an example of how going from a free capitalist society to communism has worked out.

loggedn2say
1
1 week ago

i too have read american spy. i don't think 3 years (where they were accused of authoritative issues) would be the example they're looking for.

plasmalaser1
1
1 week ago

Succeeded by Blaise Compaoré (coup d'état)

Didn't work out so well for him

ThompsonRR
4
1 week ago

A communists first two arguments:

"You don't even know what communism is!"

"That's not even real communism!"

wkor
2
1 week ago

Go on then, what's communism?

PanqueNhoc
2
1 week ago

It's what the path to communism inevitably leads to, so yeah.

wkor
3
1 week ago

No it isn't.

chaffednut
1
1 week ago

China isn’t communist. The Chinese Communist party is about as communist as the German National Socialist party was socialist.

Why are these threads full of vague posts directed at literally no one? Reply to the fucking people you are talking to, you dingus.

Definitely_A_Man99
1
1 week ago

he’s replying to the post, you dingus.

Blomsterbal
1
1 week ago

Do you not realize that the hammer and sickle is literally on the flag of the CCP?

statepawn
22
1 week ago

Boycott Blizzard Entertainment

Lawls91
19
1 week ago

You have to be politically illiterate to believe China is anywhere close to a communist society, workers have 0 power there.

vegan-penguin
13
1 week ago

To be fair, most people are so indoctrinated by the lies of what communism is that the majority don't actually know what it is.

coffeefestive
12
1 week ago

Communism is when poor people [reads script] want healthcare and livable wages and... oppress gamers?

[deleted]
7
1 week ago

I mean, neither did the workers in the Soviet Union.

Communism is an ideal that does not map out to reality because of human nature. Hence when actually put into practice it gets warped or corrupted or taken advantage of.

Capitalism is liable to its own corruption, but at least it runs a little more parallel to human nature a little better. Unfortunately because capitalism is sort of a competition there will be winners and there will be losers, hence why people who are losing tend to want to play a new game where “everyone is the same”....

ScottStorch
6
1 week ago

Capitalism is having all of our workplaces and businesses in the hands of a tiny minority. Are you suggesting that authoritarian rule parallels human nature more than democracy? This is a bleak view of humanity. Having worker owned businesses is the next logical step in making the world truly democratic. Human beings are capable of handling their own affairs and self-rule. I reject this premise entirely.

ProWaterboarder
4
1 week ago

Oh so just like every other communist country in history then lol

Blomsterbal
1
1 week ago

You have to be a complete fucking moron to not realize that the CCP's flag literally is a hammer and sickle on a red background.

Lawls91
2
1 week ago

So I guess the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is actually free and democratic

SuzyQPants
1
1 week ago

So glad no one was in the roof.

Blomsterbal
1
1 week ago

What's your point, dumbass? The original post was of a hammer and sickle, the symbol of the CCP. It never once mentioned communism. You did.

ScottStorch
1
1 week ago

Reality exists beyond a surface level. The Holy Roman Empire were neither holy nor Roman. What people call themselves has nothing to do with what they actually are.

Lawls91
1
1 week ago
nwordcountbot
1
1 week ago

Thank you for the request, comrade.

I have looked through blomsterbal's posting history and found 2 N-words, of which 2 were hard-Rs.

Lawls91
1
1 week ago
SirPouncesCock
1
1 week ago

Lmao active in Joe Rogan and unpopular opinion and completely misunderstanding communism? I simply can’t believe it!

TehDunta
22
1 week ago

No no no, see, to blizzard, CHINA GOOD. so it's not political to support China! fun! money!!

Tanaka-san
3
1 week ago

I'd like another competitor to show support for Brexit and see how Blizzard react.

D42kMemeB0i
16
1 week ago

*justfuckourshitup

viper8472
1
1 week ago

underrated comment

WizardCap
8
1 week ago

China is not a communist country, and the hammer and sickle don't apply.

modularpeak2552
11
1 week ago

It doesn't matter if they are communist or not, the hammer and sickle are still the logo of the CCP

wkor
2
1 week ago

Hammer and sickle is far better known as communism than as China

WizardCap
2
1 week ago

fair enough

TrotBot
11
1 week ago

There's nothing "communist" about the capitalist party of china and its billionaire central committee. do people get confused by "buffalo wings" too?

Brochodoce
4
1 week ago

Are they made of chicken? Or buffalo

TrotBot
2
1 week ago

ask the people who think the second imperialist power in the world is "communist" xD

Brochodoce
1
1 week ago

I’m just asking what buffalo wings are made of

Blomsterbal
1
1 week ago

Go Google "flag of the CCP." Dumbass.

emPtysp4ce
7
1 week ago

China is communist in the same vein as North Korea is a democratic people's republic. They're not, they just like pretending they are.

Not that this makes China our friend all of a sudden, far from it. Fuck the CCP and fuck Winnie the Pooh.

Paradox3121
6
1 week ago

No country has ever been truly communist, because communism doesn't work. Name a country that adopted communism and didn't immediately devolve into a shitty authoritarian regime run by the communist government.

China is as communist as communist gets.

SteelShieldx
1
1 week ago

"No, no, no! Communism wasnt adopted correctly! It will work this time! We promise! China is super capitalist, bro! Just like America. It's not the authoritarians making it a shit hole, it's the billionaires and capitalism!" Every clown communist on reddit.

SirPouncesCock
2
1 week ago

Do you truly believe American society, and the world at large, is thriving and sustainable under capitalism?

Blomsterbal
1
1 week ago

The CCP's flag is a hammer and sickle.

emPtysp4ce
1
1 week ago

Just cause they have the iconography doesn't make it true. According to the US flag code it's perfectly allowed to arrange the stars in a hammer and sickle, does that make America communist?

ProWaterboarder
5
1 week ago

Same haircut is required for all ChapoTrapHouse readers

wonderwallpersona
5
1 week ago

I’m glad Blitzchung got banned! Keep politics OUT of Hearthstone! I love Tencent and Mao Zedong! (You will receive 100 social credit for posting this message in chat. Your family’s organs will not be harvested this month. Please remove this part from the message before posting).

[deleted]
3
1 week ago

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ProWaterboarder
5
1 week ago

Where are you from?

[deleted]
3
1 week ago

Why is there so much pro-communism on this site?

Terrance8d
1
1 week ago

Because capitalism is going to lead to the destruction of humanity

deanboyj
1
1 week ago

literally students got arrested last year for distributing marxist lit

MoreNMoreLikelyTrans
1
1 week ago

Right. China is NOT communist.

TJsmash
2
1 week ago

Shitty to blame the pro players, they didn't make the bootlicking decision

tighearnarealtai
2
1 week ago

Time to redistribute the hair follicles.

Mayor_of_Istanbul
2
1 week ago

Wtf is this a joke?

HoweyZinn
1
1 week ago

I love the international community freaking out because some guy isn’t allowed to play a game. Totally worth starting a civil war over.

AllHighAustin
1
1 week ago

It's because American companies are bending the knee to an Authoritarian government. The Chinese government in it's current form NEEDS to die. They are taking away freedoms in China and creeping their way to America. This is not okay.

SirPouncesCock
1
1 week ago

Lol maybe take a look in the mirror. Do I agree with China’s policies of authoritarianism, cracking down on free speech or their treatment of Muslims? Certainly not. But to see so many Americans outraged by this when we have our own concentration camps, just had a man who testified against the police murdered by the police, and are still committing constant atrocities in the Middle East as we have been for 20 years, it’s just laughable.

abowlofrice1
2
1 week ago

They are freaking out just like how they are freaking out about your comment

ALoneTennoOperative
0
1 week ago

I believe you mean 'being rightfully outraged that a games company considers speaking out in support of democratic principles to be disreputable'.

Daphrey
1
1 week ago

The point isn't the game, if you think that's what its about you are silly.

OllieGator
1
1 week ago

You guys know most HK protesters are Socialist if not outright Communist and are against mainland Capitalism right? I'm super cool with that and love hearing my ultra conservative coworkers fawning over the HK protesters while simultaneously thinking Bernie is the next Mao.

TRKillShot
2
1 week ago

CHiNA InSn'T ComMuNIsT GuYs, GeEZ LoOk iT uP iN ThE DiCtIonARy.

Shootershj
1
1 week ago

I mean . Communism is defined by its lack of state money or class. You could argue that its socialist if it wasn't for the, you know privately owned businesses . Also TAlKiNg LIke ThiS DoeSnT DisPRove aNyThINg

Poison_Toad
4
1 week ago

Doesn't matter whats it defined as. This is the end result. I can define flying as waving your hands really fast and flying of a building but the end result of trying it is you will fall down and die. And no amount of "Thats not real flying" will give my idea any leverage.

Shootershj
1
1 week ago

But you didn't invent flying or ever change the understanding of flying. You dont get to define flying . Karl marx (who was a lead philosopher behind socialism and communism) did and he defined communism and socialism

Poison_Toad
5
1 week ago

....Thats not an argument though. Just imagine that i was the 1st one to come up with the idea of flying. The point was of what i was saying is that the idea is bad when everytime it's tried it doesnt give the wanted result.

Marx came up with the idea and history proved it unsuccessful.

Shootershj
1
1 week ago

Orite well I would argue that Cuba (a socialist country) has done incredibly well considering that it's an island nation whose closest nation (who also happens to be one of the largest traders in the world) wouldn't trade with it freely . Also I would argue that America has attempted to destabilise or literally forever throw every socialist nation (operation PBSUCCESS where America killed the DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED socialist president and instated a capitalist DICTATOR)

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2
1 week ago

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babawau
2
1 week ago

thing is tho most Communists don't even like China

ohiogrown1
2
1 week ago

China is asshoe

Terrance8d
2
1 week ago

China's government is authoritarian capitalism, nothing even remotely close to communism

Heatcanonbolt
2
1 week ago

I don’t think this is true but sadly it very well could be

Gorealice
1
1 week ago

That burn tho

coal_the_slaw
1
1 week ago

Faaaaaade

nairblizard
1
1 week ago

Along with NBA casters

Bitbatgaming
1
1 week ago

Is this true

yuo402
1
1 week ago

hahaha

clockworkspuffnsmoke
1
1 week ago

Damn that's messed up. Later BLIZZARD.

Expendable_Round
1
1 week ago

Hoo boy.

Their next convention is going to see vandalism, produce pelting, a shooting, a bombing, or some combination of the four.

[deleted]
1
1 week ago

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BrieferMadness
1
1 week ago

Blizzard banned and took $100k in winnings from a competitive heathstone who came out in support of HK protestors. They also fired the commentators who interviewed him just for being associated.

gordie44
1
1 week ago

Here is a link taking you to the page where you can permanently delete your Blizzard account

https://us.battle.net/support/en/help/wf/services/1327/1361

KanagawaSKX
1
1 week ago

You'd think that but the governments been cracking down on student protests demanding fair wages and work hours and literal unionization.

Battleship_Yamato
1
1 week ago

Next week it will be something different, you all talk shit and blah blah on the internet and do nothing at all. "I canceled my sub, I deleted my account." That does nothing at all, there are still millions of people who don't give a shit and will continue to play and sub.

Along with people who are still working for blizzard have bills to pay, they have family's, like a lot of small brain syndrome going on around here.

Seanxietehroxxor
1
1 week ago
DeadArtist617
1
1 week ago

I’m seeing all this shit about Blizzard, what’s happened?

gknewell
1
1 week ago

Don’t you guys have phones?

tragedystrikes
1
1 week ago

China isn't communist past the name of the ruling party.

Cam_W
1
1 week ago

Can we please leave casters out of this? These guys are just trying to make a living and just being able to cast esports is their life dream for most of them. Don't blame them for blizzard's corporate decisions.

[deleted]
1
1 week ago

Is that a real thing??

Reveal_Your_Meat
1
1 week ago

Stop conflating communism with Chinese totalitarianism.

AN0NASP0SSIBLE
1
1 week ago

I can't tell if this post is ironic or if this is actually true based on blizzards recent actions

Knighterws
1
1 week ago

Completely unrelated comment but yall know "guerrilla radio" by RATM? I dont know why the fuck but every single time i hear the chorus, after they say Guerrilla radio! The only thing my brain can hear after is Guerrilla radio! Just fuck my shit up!

K9b1ack
1
1 week ago

Whew there’s a lot of communist apologists in here.

the_oof_bringer
1
1 week ago

FUCK COMMUNISM!!! FUCK THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT!!! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!!!

Dylan_Mulcahy
1
1 week ago
AwesomeNate06
1
1 week ago

Lenin is that you?

tichuot287
1
1 week ago

The whole bashing Blizzard thing makes me feel happy, still cant get over "dont you have a phone" comment

Konsequence93
1
1 week ago

theres a team playing at worlds rn called hong kong attitude in league of legends. and the casters cant even say that, they keep saying hong kon-- hka.

fucking casters have zero backbone

Chicchac
1
1 week ago

I can’t tell if this is true or not

Salty__chips
1
1 week ago

HUURRRRRR CHINA HURRR

scrumbagger
1
1 week ago

Knock that commie out!

SliceItEvenly
1
1 week ago

Everyone complaining that China isn't communist as if that's why people are mad here.

Yojimbo4133
1
1 week ago

The casters are so spineless.

Stormwrath52
1
1 week ago

Are they actually?

Merops-apiaster
1
1 week ago

Hammer and sickle is Russian though.

Jswiz7
1
1 week ago

based

Hevogle
1
1 week ago

Is this satire? Please tell me it is

ShowMeRiver
1
1 week ago

X marks the spot.

Dagger_Moth
1
1 week ago

Hell. Yeah.

Copperdoo62
1
1 week ago

Is this real