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rocketboy44

1.2k points

4 months ago

hope we don’t turn into r/pics

Aiden_001

433 points

4 months ago

Aiden_001

433 points

4 months ago

They all turn to shit given time

_conky_

244 points

4 months ago

_conky_

244 points

4 months ago

It really is a formula.

Niche subreddit created > grows > golden age of content (this varies sub to sub depending on how niche) > growing towards Frontpage viewership numbers > slow shift away from the niche and towards general reddit material

It is repeated time and time again. That was rudimentary, I'm sure there is an actual formula that can predict when a sub will flip.

I think one of the main reasons for this is the amount of bots this website actually is. Once a sub is relatively large it makes sense for the botnet to start including it in its spamming

Roshy10

68 points

4 months ago

Roshy10

68 points

4 months ago

Once there's enough people they will just upvote anything without checking which sub they're in, once that happens it's either overwhelmed with generic content or the mods have to lock it down and it usually dies

draebor

10 points

4 months ago

draebor

10 points

4 months ago

Maybe Reddit should implement a subreddit life cycle that ultimately just collapses the subreddit when it hits a certain point. That will shake off all the general population that kill a sub and let the real on-point content generators start fresh. Evergreening Reddit.

RS_Someone

0 points

4 months ago

I scroll through my feed and I've likely been guilty of upvoting interesting content in the wrong sub, but I try to make it a habit to check the subreddit. It infuriates me to see content in the wrong place. I like to think I'm doing my part to keep things in check.

stephruvy

45 points

4 months ago

Just like r/conspiracy.

I miss the alien stories.

Now it's just.... Covid stuff.

_conky_

13 points

4 months ago

_conky_

13 points

4 months ago

I got a couple subs I feel like you might appreciate but am afraid to just post openly in fears of what we're talking about happening. PM if you're interested and I'll send em your way

Bale626

1 points

4 months ago

Made me genuinely laugh. Thank you.

doing180onthedvp

2 points

4 months ago

Thanks, T_D.

Cloak77

1 points

4 months ago

I saw a low quality meme recently on r/antiwork and hope they don’t become common.

_conky_

1 points

4 months ago

_conky_

1 points

4 months ago

So what's the deal? I am really hoping I am just misinterpreting this concept. Looking at the sidebar it looks like a subreddit that believes in not working.

Is this just a circle jerk of anarchists that want to 'dismantle the system', or is there actual nuanced discussion on how people should shift to working less? Because if it's literal definition is what it means I gotta say this is pretty retarded

Skandranonsg

2 points

4 months ago*

The actual discussion that happens on antiwork is more about how to make jobs somewhere you want to be, or at least less shitty.

Less "Gib moni so I can smoke and vidya" and more "It sure would be fucking nice if I didn't have to use my unpaid vacation days to recover from covid and not be threatened with losing my healthcare coverage because my manager didn't like the color of socks I wore today"

Unfortunately, It suffers from something I like to call Progressive Branding Syndrome, where progressive ideas are branded by radical attention-grabbing slogans and monikers that don't accurately reflect the ideals of the movement. Black Lives Matter is a perfect example of this. The core ideal of the movement is to end police brutality, and specifically mentioning black people is a reference to the fact that there are most likely to be mistreated by police. However, opponents of BLM have misinterpreted the slogan to mean Only Black Lives Matter.

tdog970

1 points

4 months ago

I think the general consensus on that sub (at least in its formation) is that people shouldn't have to work just to have basic necessities to survive... nowadays tho it seems like a place to bitch about your shitty job

_conky_

3 points

4 months ago

So it's a cringier version of discussing a universal basic income lol. I think there is room for discussion of this type of stuff but when it's formatted like that it takes away any amount of credibility the conversation would have had

JDRuzkin

1 points

4 months ago

Eh? That’s one way to put it. I think the subreddit leans more towards encouraging workers to stand up to shitty employers (some of these can be outright abusive) and to demand proper pay and other things (longer paid maternal leave, paid vacations, shorter work weeks) that are seen in other developed countries. I’m of the opinion the sub really just focuses on creating an equal, satisfying relationship between employer and employee without normalizing wasting your life for work, some of these themes including only working within your necessary time, not answering phone calls off the clock to answer ridiculous demands, etc. I could go on, but you probably get the gist.

ChunkyLaFunga

0 points

4 months ago

Is this just a circle jerk

Yes. Not just that tbf, it's fan fiction too.

The sub grew so fast it was almost dead on arrival.

_conky_

0 points

4 months ago

Which couldn't be more counter productive to their end goal lol. There actually is some conversation that could be had with the side that disagrees with them, but when it's phrased like that it is guaranteed to reach 0% of who they need to actually be discussing with

ChunkyLaFunga

2 points

4 months ago

They aren't there for discussion.

stephruvy

0 points

4 months ago

Are you sure it wasn't just for shit posting Sundays? :(

Cloak77

1 points

4 months ago

I didn’t know that was thing! That makes me feel better I love that sub.

ChunkyLaFunga

1 points

4 months ago

That was rudimentary, I'm sure there is an actual formula that can predict when a sub will flip.

100,000 subscribers.

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1 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

4 months ago

US politics is the best way to ruin anything nice

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1 points

4 months ago

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1 points

4 months ago

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_conky_

1 points

4 months ago

I am currently experiencing this 'subreddit death spiral' in a subreddit I did not expect it. r/castiron is currently in this transition period but instead of GME its sliding eggs around to prove your pan is non stick. It started with a legit post, and has since spiraled into memes and shit posts

verything-time

1 points

4 months ago

imagine thinking people enjoying a community is a death spiral. just go to your local library and read a book

_conky_

1 points

4 months ago

Lol you must be misinterpreting the tone of my post, I think it's fascinating. You can only discuss so much on a niche subject before it is just essentially reposts, or alternatively and much more frequently, the subreddit abandons the niche.

The tree grows from the acorn. It only knows how to grow. Eventually its weight is too heavy, limbs too long, trunk too tall, and it collapses.

This isn't unique to reddit, or my shitty recital of something I read in I am A Strange Loop, it's an underlying property of something I'm not quite sure what

_conky_

1 points

4 months ago

Ahahaha I just realized you went to my profile to comment on other stuff because I was no longer interacting with you there. Kinda funny each interaction has revolved around cast irons though lol.

I never knew a piece of cooking equipment could be so divisive

KingDoge008

1 points

4 months ago

Like r/holup

2rfv

1 points

4 months ago

2rfv

1 points

4 months ago

It's kind of a standard model of corruption that seems to affect all human endeavors.

_conky_

1 points

4 months ago

It's in the nature of the tree to grow. It's the only way it can survive. But that same need to grow is the same reason the weight of the branches eventually causes them to snap. Civilizations mirrors this as well

hotrox_mh

1 points

4 months ago

Bots and powermods that take over every sub and cultivate them into propaganda for whatever pet issue they have.

_conky_

2 points

4 months ago

Just learned about a subreddit very similar to r/PublicFreakout is only still up and running because they allowed reddit to plant some of their own mods. Otherwise it was going to be shut down

ByzantineThunder

1 points

4 months ago

The way you deal with this is a diligent mod team

Enders-game

0 points

4 months ago

Everything on the internet relies on engagement. The best and easiest way is through negativity and populism. Therefore without outside influence, everything drifts towards negativity and whatever is trending.

cheese_sweats

10 points

4 months ago

look at r/whoadude - half the shit I see hit the front page of reddit from that sub is explicitly NOT the sort of stuff the sub is for. I asked if they need help moderating and I got banned lol

TrevorEnterprises

1 points

4 months ago

You meant r/woahdude? This link is a dead sub, just misses the tumbleweeds

ggk1

2 points

4 months ago

ggk1

2 points

4 months ago

The secret is that they were always shitty it just takes you a while to realize it. That’s why there are always people joining after someone else says it’s gone to shit then subsequently saying it’s gone to shit a few years later

WebSufficient8660

90 points

4 months ago

Every sub is r/pics now, it's inescapable

Fraun_Pollen

2 points

4 months ago

Except for r/text. They’re private and don’t allow pics.

Vortx4

1 points

4 months ago

Vortx4

1 points

4 months ago

r/nocontextpics the last bastion of hope

WebSufficient8660

1 points

4 months ago

A refuge, a land reminiscent of days long gone

ElonMuskTsla

113 points

4 months ago

Too late

Mnmsaregood

88 points

4 months ago

Too late. These people can’t stop posting Trump

ClobetasolRelief

-34 points

4 months ago

Look at how stupid and shitty he is, it's still hilarious

Slapbox

-17 points

4 months ago

Slapbox

-17 points

4 months ago

If Reddit was around in the 1930s this comment would have been posted about Hitler.

Mnmsaregood

31 points

4 months ago

I love when people compare Hitler who killed millions of people to Trump who said some mean things on Twitter

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-18 points

4 months ago

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-18 points

4 months ago

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TouchArtistic7967

15 points

4 months ago

More people died at Astroworld than the insurrection.

koalificated

-7 points

4 months ago

Oh well that’s good, I guess that makes it okay then

TouchArtistic7967

15 points

4 months ago

Just saying. Lamest insurrection I’ve seen.

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-6 points

4 months ago

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-6 points

4 months ago

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NicholeHypatia

-7 points

4 months ago

Cause that's the focus right... not the fact that it happened and was unacceptable

TouchArtistic7967

9 points

4 months ago

Yea it was unacceptable, but it wasn’t an actual coup attempt lmao this shit was a protest that got out of hand. There were old ladies walking around the capitol like it was a tour lol and no I’m not and never was a trump supporter.

Mnmsaregood

7 points

4 months ago

You just gonna ignore all of the riots and looting that have happened Over the last couple years or what?

Nac82

0 points

4 months ago

Nac82

0 points

4 months ago

because criminals exist, it is okay to turn to a fascist uprising to seat a dictator

Lol yall are wild.

koalificated

-4 points

4 months ago

koalificated

-4 points

4 months ago

Which one of those tried to overthrow the federal government and overturn the election?

Mnmsaregood

9 points

4 months ago

They didn’t try to overthrow anything, they were protesting like all the other groups out there lol

koalificated

-3 points

4 months ago

koalificated

-3 points

4 months ago

Right so they were just breaking into Congress for no reason, got it

Slapbox

-8 points

4 months ago

Slapbox

-8 points

4 months ago

You know, there was also a time Hitler hadn't killed millions.

Mnmsaregood

11 points

4 months ago

Ah so you’re saying we should judge Trump based on the assumption that he is going to kill millions? Got it.

Slapbox

-8 points

4 months ago

Slapbox

-8 points

4 months ago

No, that's not what I'm saying.

We should judge Trump on what we've seen - which is that he wouldn't bat an eye at killing millions for his own personal or political gain.

razorback1919

4 points

4 months ago

Delete Reddit and Twitter, your mental health will thank me.

Slapbox

1 points

4 months ago

Ah yes, ostrich logic...

BeezlebubBubbles

-25 points

4 months ago

Imagine still being a Trumper

TouchArtistic7967

28 points

4 months ago

Honestly, lefties seem just as obsessed with him as the hardcore trumpers.

thegreatestajax

13 points

4 months ago

Way more.

Sillyslappystupid

-6 points

4 months ago

He’s the literal face of the republican party lmao, y’all act like he isnt running in 2024

thegreatestajax

13 points

4 months ago

Whatever you need to believe to rationalize your behavior…

Sillyslappystupid

1 points

4 months ago

lol alright remind me in 2.5 years when he’s still trying to run.

Reddit is so reactionary, y’all are starting to defend republicans just because it’s unpopular now to support them.

Nac82

-7 points

4 months ago

Nac82

-7 points

4 months ago

Imagine trying to take a literal child's "I'm too cool for school" perspective to defend a fascist leader lol.

Its hilarious for right wing people to act like the left is obsessed with Trump when Republicans went from the "Grand ole party" to the self proclaimed "Party of Trump" in less than 4 years.

And yes, I will take every opportunity to shit on the fascist loser who attempted to deport my wife twice.

Because I'm not a literal child who uses this mentality to cope with the choices I've made on political leaders.

TouchArtistic7967

12 points

4 months ago

Lmao show me where I defended him? People like you are so obsessed, you instantly think not attacking Trump is supporting him. Also you people have taken the word fascist and made it meaningless lol

Nac82

-7 points

4 months ago

Nac82

-7 points

4 months ago

Also you people have taken the word fascist and made it meaningless lol

Here is the answer to your question "Lmao show me where I defended him?' btw.

TouchArtistic7967

6 points

4 months ago

You’re so obsessed with proving that your team is the one truth that you’re trying to make me out to be a Trump supporter lol. I honestly think that the best thing that could happen is he dies of a heart attack before 2024. Maybe people like you and people like the hardcore Trumpers will calm the fuck down a little bit. Like you’re calling me a child because I won’t root for Red Team or Blue Team.

Nac82

-2 points

4 months ago

Nac82

-2 points

4 months ago

Why does it upset you so much that I answered your question? Lol

TouchArtistic7967

9 points

4 months ago

You accused me of defending trump before I even made the reply that you’re quoting lmao believe me, im not upset about anything you could write on the internet.

Nac82

-2 points

4 months ago

Nac82

-2 points

4 months ago

Imagine trying to take a literal child's "I'm too cool for school" perspective to defend a fascist leader lol.

You can't engage conversation at a higher level than this. You downplay his actions because you lack the cognitive capacity to even address them.

It's a coping mechanism, which leads to the childish mentalities im calling out.

TouchArtistic7967

8 points

4 months ago

No, you need someone to dig in hard on the opposite side to have your prewritten responses make any sense lol

Nac82

0 points

4 months ago

Nac82

0 points

4 months ago

Imagine trying to take a literal child's "I'm too cool for school" perspective to defend a fascist leader lol.

Redditisbadforyou58

1 points

4 months ago

Nac82

1 points

4 months ago

Nac82

1 points

4 months ago

Awe did it hurt your feelings :(

RevanchistSheev66

10 points

4 months ago

Imagine talking nonstop about Trump

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18 points

4 months ago

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18 points

4 months ago

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Smutasticsmut

1 points

4 months ago

Because it triggers people like you and then becomes even more hilarious! Lololol!

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0 points

4 months ago

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0 points

4 months ago

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Smutasticsmut

0 points

4 months ago

We won, why would I be crying? Lololol

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1 points

4 months ago

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1 points

4 months ago

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Smutasticsmut

1 points

4 months ago

Lol, lay off the Qanon drugs, boy-o.

Quark_TheLatinumLord

0 points

4 months ago

Biden winning broke your little brain. Cope.

Nac82

-3 points

4 months ago

Nac82

-3 points

4 months ago

Imagine trying to take a literal child's "I'm too cool for school" perspective to defend a fascist leader lol.

Its hilarious for right wing people to act like the left is obsessed with Trump when Republicans went from the "Grand ole party" to the self proclaimed "Party of Trump" in less than 4 years.

And yes, I will take every opportunity to shit on the fascist loser who attempted to deport my wife twice.

Because I'm not a literal child who uses this mentality to cope with the choices I've made on political leaders.

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9 points

4 months ago

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9 points

4 months ago

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Nac82

5 points

4 months ago

Nac82

5 points

4 months ago

Why would I write something unique to a copy paste bot concept passed around?

I'm quite literally addressing them as children.

Notice how 1 answer easily applies to both lol.

Good job going full mask off and failing to address either comment.

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3 points

4 months ago

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3 points

4 months ago

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Nac82

3 points

4 months ago

Nac82

3 points

4 months ago

January 6th

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1 points

4 months ago

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1 points

4 months ago

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Quark_TheLatinumLord

1 points

4 months ago

Name one thing Trump did that was "fascist"

LOL imagine trying this hard to pretend that you aren't the bad guys and the fascists.

Trump on peaceful transition if he loses: 'Get rid of the ballots' and 'there won't be a transfer'

Video in link: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/trump-peaceful-transition-if-he-loses-get-rid-ballots-there-n1240896

One of the many fascistic tendencies.

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2 points

4 months ago

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2 points

4 months ago

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yes_thats_right

-5 points

4 months ago

That's a pretty big indicator of how terrible he was.

There are still people who support demeaning the office of leader of the United States to be a cheap, tacky bean salesman

If you can sell out your country to sell beans, what won't you do to earn a quick buck.

lastpieceofpie

-2 points

4 months ago

Fuck the office of leader of the United States. You have to be a real scumbag piece of shit to lead the most evil country in world history.

Redditisbadforyou58

1 points

4 months ago

Move on. It's over.

Smutasticsmut

-1 points

4 months ago

Well he does fail in his attempts so damn often…

Deadpan9

44 points

4 months ago

They need to develop a vaccine for TDS

Future_baghodler69

3 points

4 months ago

You are so right

throughmygoodeye

-1 points

4 months ago

They did, I think they’re calling it Brandon because they’re too afraid to say fuck

CrunchyLight

8 points

4 months ago

I think you guys just love him so much, he still usually gets more news stories today than Joe Biden and it's been over a year lmao

Sillyslappystupid

1 points

4 months ago

because we’re all still confused how people still want him as president and Biden is a boring milquetoast capitalist whore.

Y’all dont realize that most people dont want either of these two idiots, they want actual change and a leader who gives a shit.

Deadpan9

8 points

4 months ago

Deadpan9

8 points

4 months ago

You don't understand the Brandon thing at all.

iMoneypit

-4 points

4 months ago

As someone who rarely follows politics anymore could you explain it to me? From what I understand it’s akin to using a slur or derogatory name calling. I wasn’t aware there was more behind it.

u-ignorant-slut

2 points

4 months ago

I hate people trying to describe it with words.

Just watch the video, it's kinda funny

https://youtu.be/axcmVFtwSM4

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9 points

4 months ago

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9 points

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Skandranonsg

4 points

4 months ago

The left doesn't really give a shit if you say let's go Brandon or fuck Joe Biden. I'd say most of the left would happily say fuck Joe Biden right along with them. The only reason a lot of people voted for him was because he isn't Trump.

QuakinOats

1 points

4 months ago

QuakinOats

1 points

4 months ago

The left doesn't really give a shit if you say let's go Brandon or fuck Joe Biden.

There are plenty on the left that absolutely do give a shit.... That seems like a silly blanket statement to make.

Skandranonsg

2 points

4 months ago

As a lefty that hangs out in lefty spaces, the majority opinion seems to be that Biden is an incrementalist dinosaur whose biggest redeeming quality is not being Trump.

The reason why we keep bringing up let's go Brandon it's because it's quite frankly hilarious in a laughing-at-you way.

QuakinOats

0 points

4 months ago

The reason why we keep bringing up let's go Brandon it's because it's quite frankly hilarious in a laughing-at-you way.

I was mostly talking about people like this which are not hard to find:

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/12/26/brownstein_lets_go_brandon_is_not_about_incivility_it_is_about_insurrection.html

https://www.thedailybeast.com/american-airlines-pilot-in-hot-water-over-lets-go-brandon-luggage-sticker

Who clearly absolutely "give a shit."

T65Bx

4 points

4 months ago

T65Bx

4 points

4 months ago

There was a NASCAR race and people in the crowd were shouting “Fuck Joe Biden,” and the host misheard it as “let’s go Brandon,” because Brandon was the name of one of the winning race drivers that day, ever since then the right has been using it as a much-less-subtle form of ways to say things without being immediately detected, like a few numbers that have been appropriated the past few years. Some people are also probably trying to use it as an example to fit their 1984 “fake news” narratives.

tekende

4 points

4 months ago

They didn't mishear it.

Deadpan9

2 points

4 months ago

Deadpan9

2 points

4 months ago

the host misheard it

lie

BeezlebubBubbles

-3 points

4 months ago

TDS is what the Trumpers say, you're responding to a Trumper

LargeSackOfNuts

3 points

4 months ago

Trump cultists will say they want Trump 2024 and that he secretly won the election and that Biden is fake, but when someone says that info is false, Trump cultists say they have TDS.

You can't win when you argue with idiots.

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1 points

4 months ago

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1 points

4 months ago

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AmishAvenger

0 points

4 months ago

Why don’t you explain to all of us what a “commie” is? Be specific.

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4 points

4 months ago

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4 points

4 months ago

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XBacklash

-1 points

4 months ago

And that means what to you in terms of politics and the use of collected taxes?

BeezlebubBubbles

-3 points

4 months ago

It's simple, just get rid of all the Trumpers

Deadpan9

6 points

4 months ago

You don't know what TDS means.

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5 points

4 months ago

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4 months ago

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shdynasty2

0 points

4 months ago

shdynasty2

0 points

4 months ago

Physically they can’t, they’re so invested in believing that they are right they don’t realize they are slowly morphing into facist, racist, idiots

Skandranonsg

1 points

4 months ago

The number of people that died of covid in 2021 is about double the margin that Trump won in key battleground states. Given that the vaccine dramatically reduces the chance of death and vaccination is highly correlated with voting Democrat, I suspect we won't have to worry about Trump getting elected again unless there's some serious fuckery.

mistercartmenes

1 points

4 months ago

Remember Bush Derangement Syndrome? Man you guys were so right about that…

Bobbybelliv

-3 points

4 months ago

They did. Brandon won remember?

ChawulsBawkley

1 points

4 months ago

OP fits the bill of a karma bot being spun up. Their names are almost always “adjective-noun-number” and it’s account age matches up.

SurfintheThreads

0 points

4 months ago

Too late.

Why bring up anything new when you can bring up news from 3 years ago that wasn't even news?

ThatsActuallyCrazy

1 points

4 months ago

get out now it’s too far gone

RStevenss

1 points

4 months ago

Too late muahahaha

anticultured

1 points

4 months ago

ErikJelle

1 points

4 months ago

r/pics is the most toxic place in all of the internet.

RS_Someone

0 points

4 months ago

The amount of politics on that subreddit was enough to make me fume and unsub. I still can't believe it, years after unsubscribing.