There really isn’t a more idiotic devolution of a character in modern popular culture than that of Rambo. If you haven’t seen the first film, First Blood, it’s a quite cynical and anti-military movie. Rambo isn’t a psychotic nationalist, he’s a broken machine. He was made to be an indestructible soldier by an uncaring military at the cost of his humanity. He’s a character so good at violence it scares him, and the only person he actually kills in the first film is both in self defense and largely on accident. It’s not even an action film, it’s a drama about veterans who cannot re-enter society after a meaningless war. The climax of the film isn’t Rambo killing, but sobbing about how horrifying his experiences were.
Then, in the second film, we get a neck shattering 180 into full on Ronald Reagan revisionism of the war in Vietnam. Rambo 2 perpetuates several popular and resilient myths about the Vietnam War, such as that American POWs were still there after the war and that the war would have been won by Americans of only we (the American people) had allowed them to win.
To say Rambo 2 is cultural vandalism would be putting it mildly. It’s a cinematic tragedy. They took a poignant anti war film and made it into a jingoistic Cold War fantasy.
I have always been a lurker and sometimes interacted on WSB in the comments. I joined the community late 2018 and surprisingly learned a lot about trades and investing through others gains (mostly failures) or discussions in the comments. When the GME hype train started, I hopped on late. Lost around 1.3k which is a decent amount of money to me, but nothing I needed. It was a risk I was well aware of. I’m still holding those positions; mostly because I have nothing left to lose to keep the positions. I’m cool with it. And if things do pop then great! But my problem is the real loss I have experienced. That was the loss of wallstreetbets. My favorite subreddit gained millions and even before the shitstorm I knew it would never be the same. Now I feel like a wanderer without a home. I remembered this subreddit that I would sometimes frequent, and noticed it does not appear you folks have been high jacked. I honestly hope to find a community like wsb again. Because it looks like I’ll be forced to walk away. Just needed a place to vent and it looks like a lot of you are too. I’m still an autist that loves a good YOLO. I hope I can find a new home with brethren who feel the same.
Edit: The account I am using now was not the original account I joined WSB on. But a few of my comments from my current account are still there before the madness took hold.
Here's what they might do this week. Notice how Goldman Sachs are saying that GME might crash the market? They are going to do it and scare us into selling GME. At the same time blaming us for the crash to get public support for more government regulations against us!
I'm a pretty smart ape and that's what I would do.
Notice how GME has been going against SPY lately? It might reverse to tank all together this week when they sell their long positions and short GME at the same time. But have no fear fellow apes. Just hold onto that bananananana and GME will eventually come back up. In shorting even more they are incurring a much higher interest day after day.
I would just ignore the market this week and do something fun to relax until you hear about the squeeze has squoeze.
Some background: my whole family is overweight. My grandpa is a diabetic, my mom had to have a gastric sleeve (but put most of the weight back on), etc. I got pretty heavy for my height and age (5’4, 200lbs) and so I’ve been going to the gym now for 2 years and I’ve lost down to 160lbs. I’m still not where I want to be, as my normal weight before I gained was 145lbs. So that’s where I want to get back to.
My great aunt was discussing her own attempt at losing weight and how much more she needed to lose, and I then just in conversation told her I needed to lose around that same amount, too.
As soon as I said this my grandfather started yelling at me, saying “YOU ARE TOO SKINNY YOU HAVE TO STOP WITH THE WEIGHT LOSS. YOU MUST NOT BE EATING, YOU LOOK PALE AND SICKLY” and I said “I’m not even near the healthy weight range for my age and height yet...??” Then he made me announce my weight in front of everyone.. “160 pounds..” then on top of that they didn’t believe me.
They actually went and got the scale and set it down and they gathered around me to watch me weigh myself (I weighed in at 165 actually) and they couldn’t believe it. Basically still saying that I shouldn’t continue to lose weight, I’m “large framed” and “big boned” and I need to stay that way, etc. it was so embarrassing and exhausting. I kinda just needed somewhere to tell this story, so I’m sorry for the rant.
Bottom line is, people will go to the absolute extremes to keep you from succeeding. Your success makes them uncomfortable because it shows them what is possible for themselves- and what they’re not working towards.. don’t let them get under your skin, it’s really hard not to but keep pushing towards your goals and dreams.
EDIT: WOW you guys!!! I didn’t expect this to blow up but here we are! Thank you so much for all your awards and uplifting comments!!! There’s no way I’ll be able to respond to everyone- but I really appreciate all of your support and kind words! They’ve definitely motivated me even more to get to my goals regardless of their negativity. Thank you <3
As a Wolves fan, I honestly can't believe how awful this season has been so far.
KAT has dislocated his wrist and contracted COVID
there's not a viable power forward on the roster
Edwards looks mentally broken
neither Culver or Okogie look like they've developed much
we have a clueless head coach hired due to nepotism
we've made Rubio sad again
the Warriors own our 1st round pick unless the Wolves get lucky in the lottery again
I have been here several years (long enough to remember a man crying in wolf mask as his paper apple gains disappeared on a live stream) and this gme run was crazy entertaining. I did not partake but watching this on the news and seeing the subreddit logo was great. However, it’s reached the point where it’s ruining this sub. Jeff Bezos stepped down and Amazon and Google reported earnings which used to be big days on this sub, but I see nothing but a sea of gme. Thanks for checking out this subreddit but when this gme run ends please post your loss porn so I can beat off and then leave this subreddit. Also the guy who lost 765k today your loss porn was great you can stay. That’s the yolos this sub was built on not one share of gme bets.
Title pretty much sums it up. Post that in an exercise/weight loss sub, there's nothing next level about losing weight, especially since most of them are about losing less than 100 lbs. People lose weight all the time, it's great but nothing special and comes of as attention seeking when you post a picture of yourself in a sub for things that are absolutely exceptional.
Update: It's not my meme, the credit goes to Stonksflyingup (u/Stonksflyingup) - Reddit . I made this post because I find the current situation amusing. When I first saw the meme, I treated that $2 billion loss as a very large number he threw in there for exaggeration, it's a meme after all. But now it actually happened. Yes I know the loss is not due to GME alone, but then the meme didn't say that either.
If they keep us diving a wave of stop-loss orders will trigger, which means the price will really plummet HARD soon. They can likely see your stop-loss order in the public order book right now and know how much they need to ladder to make your sell order trigger. We should consider turning off our stop losses NOW or else they will keep doing this till we are in the ground. There isn't much time left. If we do this then we can hold out till the next series of covering. Hold and let the interest on their margin compound against them. People need to hear about this now, please. Not financial advice, I'm not an advisor.
This is why it's so important to only play with money that you are literally 100%%% fine with losing right now. It's stupid to buy if you plan to daytrade, panic sell, not hold over the weekend, or for any reason other than faithfully holding. It doesn't matter if all you can afford is one share. Everyday you hold is another day the interest builds up for them.
This is the 6th time I'm trying to upload, admins literally fuck off. We need to get the word out now. I had to make this so vanilla to get it up
Don't show them your hand
These pictures are not from me. I'm not taking creds for them
In the face of criminal manipulation, my all BB account was robbed today. It's okay, sold nothing because I really really like the stock. Held on to now 57,000 shares and about 800 contracts of various strikes and expirations. Also note stock went up on Wednesday on 370 mill vol and sank 10 points on 188 mill volume. I wonder how that happened?
Anyway, here's Wonderwall and a sad picture. I personally am still incredibly bullish and excited, the show goes on. 🐝🐝💎✋🚀
Final thought: the path to the moon was never supposed to be a straight line. Only the bold and brave are allowed on the journey. 💎✋
Disclaimer: I am not your adviser and not a professional. Hold a royal assload of BB securities. Do your own DD you fucking idiots.
We hold as one ☝️ stay united