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RalisNoodle

Originally i was like "yeah i dont get why we always need to feel superior in our choices" then i realised i skipped over the most reddit take possible


General_Keno81

Wholesome 100 Keanu Reeves Big Chungus Reddit Assemble (Breathtaking)


2du2

No you're breathtaking! (wholesome 100 Keanu Reeves Big Chungus Reddit Moment!!!!1)


bananafingerss

HOLE SOME AWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!


ThisBoiEatsEggo

oh shit wrong award. Edit: there you go


iDespiseThisApp_

Thank you kind stranger!!!!!!!!!!


dirtyDinnr

\[everyone liked that\] pupperino doggo


BryanTheClod

It's really easy to look at a situation and say "both sides bad" when the issue at hand doesn't affect you in any way.


Narrow-Grapefruit-92

you are losing to someone if you take an opinion on any side of a topic


Mothball_No_22

mind if i steal this quote?


BryanTheClod

Sure


Xasmos

It’s also really easy to be biased if you are affected by a situation


BryanTheClod

Sure, but in that case, at least you’re allowing yourself to have an opinion on something. There’s a medium between rampant bias and “nothing matters” ideology.


transgender_goddess

Amazing quote


KitKat374

enlightened centrist moment


RalisNoodle

Question, what does this mean?


chomusuke_cat

Centrists sometimes act as if they're somehow really smart or wise for choosing to be "neutral" or not taking any sides regardless of the topic, so this phrase is just mocking them for that.


JadedRabbit

Lmao centrist is one of those labels you just don't call yourself these days. The term has become a mask for secretly rightwing wanker or a coward who refuses to have strong beliefs over important issues.


Cyberaven

>The Kingdom of Conscience will be exactly as it is now. Moralists don't really *have* beliefs. Sometimes they stumble on one, like on a child's toy left on the carpet. The toy must be put away immediately. And the child reprimanded. Centrism isn't change -- not even incremental change. It is *control*. Over yourself and the world. Exercise it. Look up at the sky, at the dark shapes of Coalition airships hanging there. Ask yourself: is there something sinister in moralism? And then answer: no. God is in his heaven. Everything is normal on Earth. That's Disco Elysium's examination of centrism, centrism is preservation of the status quo, and in todays political climate? Even charitably its still conservatism.


secretkings

An example from harry potter: Malfoy: I think slavery is cool Hermione: slavery is a violation of basic human rights enlightened centrist Harry: maybe we should be a little nicer to the slaves


RalisNoodle

so enlightened centrist is just being a diet asshole?


SylTop

less diet and more non-caffeinated imo


Arrokoth-

well for the subreddit called enlightenedcentrism its like when someone says they’re a centrist while being in practice a right wing extremist i think


RalisNoodle

Oh that's fun


Mikomics

Thinking that compromises are always the best solution to a problem and that the truth is always at the middle of two extremes. If people are arguing about whether or not the sky is blue or red, the enlightened centrist will say the sky is purple and call it a day.


Throwaway02062004

The meme steered me away from being a centrist.


Dumb_Vampire_Girl

Does this mean three sides are bad or is there a negacentrist?


Throwaway02062004

That’s Dark Brandon’s political position!


SeoSalt

PATRIOTS IN CONTROL


MmmmmmmKayY

The title really does most of the work lol


TheCommieFurryUwU

"Hitler was great actually" "Wtf hitler was a monster" Dankmemes goblin: "Why can't we just get along? You guys are equally bad for being so divided."


TheOneTrueBubbleBass

What's great is that people are shitting on OP in the comments.


Grzmit

“guys im the enlightened centrist we should all just respect eachothers differences” -🤓


aflyingmonkey2

Self claimed centrists when you ask them about gay rights:I'M BLUE. DA BO DE DA BO DA


NotSoFlugratte

Self-Proclaimed "Centrists" when you point out that there is no reason to be afraid of transwomen in womens bathrooms and sports:


EmptyVisage

Another qestion is why people feel safe in bathrooms to begin with, since their complaints already apply to most situations regardless of who is 'allowed' in.


Bowdensaft

I wonder what all of these pearl-clutchers think of unisex bathrooms, which have existed since before any of them were born and somehow aren't cesspits of assault. Almost as if allowing anyone to use a bathroom regardless of sex doesn't immediately lead to the worst case scenario.


Mikomics

WHAT DO WE WANT? COMPROMISE! WHEN DO WE WANT IT? AT THE NEXT BEST CONVENIENCE!


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Vox_Carnifex

An alignment shift to a neutral alignment of course, this can happen through roleplaying, taking actions that your dungeon Master deems worthy of an alignment shift or being affected by magic that can either temporarily or permanently shift your alignment like a deck of many things 🤠


GlitchyLag

"I have violent tendencies against trans people and think the world would be better if every single one of them died," "I literally just want to feel human in my skin and know that there's nothing wrong with me being this way," "Man, why can't you guys just get along? Stop making fights out of nothing!"


Dumb_Vampire_Girl

Unironically that's how my first account got banned. :/


EmptyVisage

I don't believe this myself but: centrists believe that part of running a society is acknowledging that you're going to get a lot of people with views as extreme as the "ima deny people's basic right to exist because x", and they aren't going to go away, so it would be pragmatic to find ways of getting them to leave their targets alone and put distance between the two groups, so that both can benefit society with as little conflict as possible. People who believe in tolerance and coexistence don't usually promote it because they believe there are merits to both arguments but because they believe that there will always be arguments regardless of the topic. No matter how extreme the disagreement they believe there will always be more suffering and collateral damage resulting from conflict than if the two groups were just told to leave each other alone. When peace is the end-goal, a lot of unexcusable beliefs and behaviours end up being ignored for the "greater good".


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DrRichtoffen

They aren't genocidal, they just view trans people as subhumans, want to derive them of life saving treatment, want to revoke their human rights and support the legalization of hatecrimes against trans people. Yeah, that is in no way genocidal...


SextroDepresso

You can’t reason these fuckwits out of it. For example, the “exposure to LGBT people” part you shared treats LGBT as a contagion, a disease. And that’s the groundwork for exterminationist rhetoric 101. > People also think that LGBT people are way too out there in parades and that sex topics shouldn’t be taught at kindergarten. And that’s wholly lies. So on one hand, we have people who are born LGBT and the other we have people who treat us like a disease, like perverts solely due to their own internal bigotry and flat out lies, and you think we’re being too unfair? You are an enlightened centrist piece of garbage. Alright. What’s next? Telling us that 1920s Germans had concerns about the Jewish menace? Or 1960s Southerners who have concerns about Black people having sex with White women (and therefore there won’t be any more White babies)? Same pattern, same garbage and same centrist enablers like you who say “well, they have real concerns” You are dishonest and disgusting.


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SylTop

trans woman who lives in the bible belt and is part of family mostly comprised of southern conservatives, it's genocidal. they want to erase trans people from existing, they view them as less than human. they want trans people to not exist and they want us banned from the healthcare and accessibilities that we need. please speak to people who have witnessed this stuff first hand and have been a victim before making such a shallow take on something you don't understand


Desperate-Will-8585

Fuck off please


FreshPrinceOfAshfeld

Hitler was great! (If you weren’t Jewish, polish, black, handicapped, communist, mentally ill, French, sympathetic towards Jewish people, Romanian…)


Eagle_Blimp

I’m guessing OP is a child and doesn’t know how real life works


username123456111111

why is yo avatar so big?


Eagle_Blimp

Oh fuck, I don’t know. That’s weird


username123456111111

I saw another dude with your grey dude as the avatar and it was big like yours.


Eagle_Blimp

I guess sad dudes are bigger 😏


username123456111111

😏. Too bad it only affects height.


ChaosDemonLaz3r

larg


RespectableNormie

Checking if my green man is smaller Edit: yep ig that’s just the big grey giant


OctopusProbably

He feeds it well.


RamboDash15

They drank their milk


SomeBoxofSpoons

“Why are you getting so worked up over something happening, like, really far away?”


Calm_Crow5903

He is a child who doesn't realize that he also cares about dumb shit just as much and isn't different from anyone else


Sub2Commzard

Or doesn’t even understand Islam at all also


miner_sd

Honestly I've concluded at this point that the whole enlightened centrist bs is just people that are too dumb/insecure to have an opinion gaslighting themselves into thinking that said indecisiveness is good actually


I-Have-17-STDs

Easy way to verify this is that Muslims also believe in Jesus Christ as a prophet, just in a different manner.


Witch-Cat

"But I think Lego Batman is better" and the fighting starts again


FreezyChan

nah bud lego indiana jones is where the real deal was at


anti-gamer1848

Yes but can you play as the KILLER MOTH in Lego Indiana Jones ??? Case closed


RybosomalLlama

No it wasn't


finnicus1

You're the reason why we need the death penalty.


Disastrous_Wear_5377

yes it was you buffoon


epicman_42

Lego Batman is better.


vevader_3

“Having convictions and beliefs is cringe, just pretend nothing bad is happening in the world instead”


ummmmhelp

political ideology of a comatose person


WhapXI

Must have been comatose a while for his suggest video game to be lego star wars on PS2. Or maybe that was the last time he felt real happiness.


VBHEAT08

What you believe in something? Wow terminally online much


red-sensation

Basically South Park mentality.


ZorioneTiamat

Growing up is realizing South Park isn't only lazy in it's art style, it's literally just a bunch of milquetoast commentary on the last few weeks current events + fart jokes


WhapXI

The relatively fast turnaround of real life events makes it seem more current and edgy than it is. Real life event parody episodes age like milk. I personally hold South Park responsible for instilling in like three generations of dudes the idea that caring about anything is dumb, anyone who does care about stuff is either malicious or stupid, and that the most important thing you can be is sarcastic, because that means you’re smarter than everyone.


Ph0sph0rus

Worked for me, I'm definitely not excessively sheltered and socially illiterate


SoapySophie3

hi gabbi


vevader_3

Hi Sophie


SuccessfulBison7

Isnt that literally nirvana


RybosomalLlama

Mfw enlighten centrist achieves nirvana, now they are truly enlightened


TechnoScrrap

i mean sometimes that's how i feel because the world sucks so much ass


Tree__Jesus

ELIZABETH II WAS FAKE


FreezyChan

the queen was a mandela effect all along


Journey1222

there truly was no queen of england


LaranjoPutasso

Maybe people will enjoy more if their homes are not being bombed.


trashmaddie

Erm maybe they should have been less focused on the war in their country and more focused on Lego Star Wars 😎 (I have never left Connecticut)


Infinite_Tadpole_283

Erm acktually, the correct term would be "shelled", Russian air presence is very low due to NATO supplied MANPADS (man portable air defense systems), and the Russians have a significant artillery range advantage, due to reluctance to give Ukraine weapons that could escalate the war even more, such as very long range artillery weapons that could strike inside Russia -🤓


Meezor

MANPADS sounds like an attempt at marketing menstruary pads to men


Gen_Ripper

From the people who brought you fucking *Dude Wipes*


TantricTrismegistus

Yeah dude, don't worry so much about genocide. When have other countries ever worried about it without the direct threat of it landing on their soil?


Tryignan

People who say politics don't matter are the same people who are benefiting from the status quo and don't care about those who aren't.


santyrc114

or the ones that aren't but are alienated to think they are


AndrewTheMandrew13

Basically closeted conservatives.


Smiles4YouRawrX3

lego star wars is awesome tho, gotta be honest.


sappymeal

totally awesome but let’s also not forget that Star Wars was literally an anti-imperialist response to the Vietnam war. I don’t doubt the 13 year old behind the original meme probably thinks that anti-imperialist and leftist discourse also falls under “making drama”


Prize-Joke3153

If the Rebels existed irl they would be seen as far left extremist terrorists


2du2

True! It looks like the Andor show might start to touch on this? Probably not though.. It would be a bad look to encourage violence as a good thing. But I'd love to see that as a plot point, and for that idea to be more widely disseminated


NotSoFlugratte

Probably not because Disney is a media monopoly and doesn't want to critizise... Well, you know, *their own market schemes*


Grzmit

the only alright part of the post LMAO lego star wars does go hard i will admit


Cedar-

Not just Lego Star wars but the PS2 ones. I always loved Lego Batman on PS2 as well. Genuinely one of my favorite games even forgetting nostalgia


Lott_ie

yea have no opinions at all and be a complete blank slate of a person


Cogitation

Just play game


Lott_ie

?


iusedthewrongpusab

play lego star wars on ps2


NotSoFlugratte

Empty your Mind Let go of all your earthly tethers And become void


meepers12

what the hell is the Allah/Christ debate supposed to be? I get the impression that OP intended it to be Christians vs Muslims but 1. Muslims believe Christ existed and functioned as a super important prophet and 2. Christians obviously believe Allah exists because Allah is just the Arabic word for God. What a dumbass.


Psychedelick

Too much nuance. Remember, religions are just different teams that believe completely separate but categorically analogous things. Everybody who is religious identifies as belonging to one religion, and everybody who identifies as the same religion believes the same thing.


Grzmit

See you actually missed OP’s point there. The point was that they are a 14 year old who hates talking about real world issues and doesnt even understand them to begin with.


meepers12

you're right, lil\_yachty\_computer.gif


MrRedoot55

If we’re being honest, I don’t like talking about real world issues either. Focusing on social unrest can be tiring, and encourage people to only see the worst in each other. Then again, certain others are in need, and the only way to help them is to navigate through the complexities of it all. In the end, *it’s a painful truth we all must understand.*


2du2

Good job, you owned a 14 year old


Grzmit

I wouldnt call that owning it wasnt a very good roast on my part LMAO, just pointing to light that it is (hopefully) a young teenager behind that screen and that they dont know what they’re saying. Its not about owning, its about also spreading the message that stuff like this is a stupid take and why its harmful. Someone can be too young to know what they’re saying and also have it be harmful, you dont get an automatic pass just because of age (unless you’re like- 6)


kaelhound

Barely related, but Jesus *is* actually mentioned in the Qur'an, he's just not the final prophet of god. Don't know what the Qur'an has to say about him being the child of god though.


Fairroute

He is not considered the child of god in the Qur’an, that would be idolatry and blasphemy in a Muslims opinion


JungleJayps

You fucking idiot. You absolute moron. You imbecile. There's zero difference between good and bad things.


Phoebus83

Nazi: kill all the Jews! Jew: ?! Centrist: Let's kill half the Jews and play Lego Star Wars


Dregdael

People are dying, OP


Sir-Yeet-Of-Florida

“Give up YOUR beliefs because MY belief is that ideals are stupid and I am right!”


NotSoFlugratte

Not believing is a belief in non-belief.


TF2CrateTexture1

OP is 13 years old


spaceageranger

literal war being labeled as “drama” is sort of unbelievably funny to me


Anarchodough

The NFT avatar really ties the whole post together.


Grzmit

u mean the dank memes sub image? lmfaoo


Yareyareha

You fool, you’re making an idol of Lego Star Wars on the PS2


BetaThetaOmega

“Why do you have opinions? Be like me, in a political and ideological coma, incapable of deeper thought or opinion, a slave to nostalgic consumerism.”


thecommunistweasel

leave me alone bro i just wanna game 😤😤🤬🤬😎


JumpStart0905

you have beliefs? values? in this economy?


TanavastSon

Soooo… No one up to playing some Lego Star Wars on a ps2?


Magenta_Clouds

tbh it's as good game i'd be down


HelixSapphire639

Least dumbass centrist


GorgothGrimfin

Steven Universe’s burner account


Pman_likes_memes

If you believe Christ is real, you believe Allah is too...


Xisuthrus

Although you can believe Jesus *existed* without believing in God/Allah - The historical evidence suggests that there was a charismatic Jewish religious leader named Yeshua who was active in Roman Palestine sometime around 30 CE, who was executed by a governor named Pontius Pilatus, its all the other stuff that's controversial.


Pman_likes_memes

That’s true, let me clarify, if you believe that the guy *is* Christ, you believe in Allah.


Fairroute

Copy and pasting cause holy shit so many people have had this take. Yes they believe in him, no they do not consider him to be the son of god who bears the sins of humanity. That’s a key part of Christian doctrine that Islam rejects, so they can’t both be correct


Pman_likes_memes

I didn’t say that if you believe in Islam you believe in Christianity or vice versa. I’m saying that they’re both worshiping the same God.


secretkings

And Islam recognizes Jesus as a prophet


earthonion

I have to go.


CokeAndRumHam

It's over prejudice, I've already presented you as the soyboy!


TranscendentCabbage

Me: the suffering of others should be something we are all aware of and care about Them: SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT POLITICS


Comma316

Hey, they solved religious conflict. Let's all get a beer together and watch the game!


TicoLyro

Elon Musk is bad😈


flops031

This is like the "I just wanna grill" meme but for 12 year olds


fightingforair

All lives Don’t matter 🥰


LycanthropicReed

How the fuck can you refer to the Ukrainian-Russian war as “Drama”


Sub2Commzard

Bruh both Christians and Muslims believe in the same god so the top panel doesn’t make any sense 💀


Vord_Loldemort_7

The most insidious thing about "I just ignore all bad things and pretend everything is fine" as an ideology is that it's functionally the same as "I am in favor of whatever is currently happening and it should keep happening." The default position is supporting the status quo.


Doodles2424

AND op has an nft avatar. Double whammy.


srpokemon

honestly this is kind of true for many people who consume news and then do absolutely nothing after - they are just making themselves stressed for no reason


Grzmit

theres a difference between severely stressing yourself out and saying “debating about these topics is bad and boring and we should do something else to get along”. Cause yea its fair to not wanna stress yourself that much! But the OP quite literally said to not argue about people supporting ukraine. Its like saying “guys we should stop arguing about these opinions” when someone says hitler was good and someone else says hitler is bad. Like i… kind of get what the OP was going for? but it just reeks of childish ignorance and not wanting to ever confront actual political issues.


srpokemon

you run into the opposite problem, especially in america, where the majority of young college educated people statistically spend hours a day consuming national/international news online and a very small minority of that group does any political action i agree debating is important but it needs to be interspersed with action if the person is able to do action, although thats much easier said than done of course


emjots

the only ethical opinion is no opinion


YaBoiFruity101

From what I remember, the comments on that post call out how stupid it is


xxecucted

Enough with the discourse I just want to grill for gods sake!


preeminentlexa

"Liking the status quo is a-political"


seafoam-dream

I've always thought the biggest problem with slavery was the bad slaveowners


LadyZeldaia

everything aside there fuck russia, fascism can go fuck a cactus


_The_Missing_

If you get rid or the Ukraine Ruzzia one it might be passable, but like... Come on bro


Smile_lifeisgood

A nuclear power invades a neighbor and commits atrocities against citizens. EnlightenedCentrists: "A galaxy brain type like me knows not to make all this drama about it."


Snailseyy

arguments are stupid when they're other peoples arguments when they're MY arguments they're right and correct.


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Yes, you are.


Schampu4000

1. Both are fake 2. Both are bad 3. Elizabeth was bad Cynicism. Just hate everything.


Sentinel555666

This dude wants for people to get a long and play lego. What a fucking stupid bitch


Slpkrz

Would be awesome if we all did though, I like legos


brawlbetterthanmelee

did you actually read the whole post? read it again


Sentinel555666

OK you got me I actually can't read . I just recognised some of the symbols . I didn't even type this my mom helped me .


kahoot_papi

fucking hate centrist pseudo-intellectuals. actual children unaware of how the world works


wolfmoral

People who don't have to take a stand on anything are incredibly privileged. Sometimes I envy their ability to be so indifferent to all the suffering in the world.


kmolepongoaestoayuda

Nice censoring, smartass


Grzmit

are u referring to my really shit scribble job because then fair enough


ih8prickles

enlightened centrism


severe_blunder_matey

of course not all of one's life should be focused on politics and social issues (granted they are a person with enough rights & wealth to live an average life), it is healthy to live in the here and now. take care of yourself


SoshJam

friendly reminder that not having to care about politics is a massive luxury


General_Klyuchi

You bitches calling this dude centrist does not have a braincell with enough knowledge in philosophy to remember Nietzsche? And the iconoclastic modo? Fuck idols and fuck gods be a true mf and get yourself your own virtue and stop bootlicking the powerful and rich. They all think of you the same way, as a bunch of slaves.


PrivatePartts

Dude, I'm buddhist, I don't take Idols or Nations for identity, but the guy isn't saying "thinking Russia is best country or Ukraine is best country is stupid" he's saying stop talking about the war so we can all get along as if the "POLITICAL DRAMA" is the problem, not THE FUCKING WAR. He kinda also implies all political shit is like this (ie. the TERF and trans people could get along, Jews and Neonazis could get along IF there wasn'ts such DRAMA) AS IF IT'S ALL THE SAME MORALLY. LIKE I WISH I COULD BEFRIEND AN EVANGELICAL HOMOPHOBE AND GET ALONG, MAKING HIM NOT A BIGOT, BUT I AM GAY!!! THEY HATE MY GUTS!!!


break_card

Lmao the downvote


Savory_Dumpling

Literally just saw this post, all the comments were shitting on him lmfao


worldstarhiphopreal

In Islam Jesus Christ is real lol


AnalSexerest

Lego star wars the complete saga is better


SussyBlanka

Centrist rule


RegularDude313

**ENLIGHTENED CENTRIST™** horse shit.


FreetstheGreat

Isn’t Jesus in the Quaran?


kitschfries

Overthrow dictators and minimize cult influence 🥳


joelcosta94i

Omg, stop making such a drama about the invasion of an independent country by a nuclear nation that threatens the safety of the entire East block of Europe and is largely responsible for an energy crisis throughout a whole continent. Just play Star Wars or something. Also, both sides are the same, I'm just such an enlightened centrist so I can see that.


doomslaya33

Ps2 games are pretty rad playing saints row 2 rn fuckin mint