10-09-2015 04:04 PM
waiting for Winterman
I always try and find alternative ways of doing things, rather than sticking by what has been done in the past. Just because you can learn from the past, doesn't mean that you should repeat it.
Originally Posted by Jaguar
10-09-2015 04:07 PM
You'd think the world is falling apart because I want them to deviate from SOP. Then because they're so accustomed to doing it only one way, they still fuck it up.
Originally Posted by Vulcan
10-09-2015 05:00 PM
Originally Posted by fia
To be honest ? No, not really.
Armed people are greatest nuance for people that live around them. Governments almost always have bigger and more advanced guns, much more options in the terms of propaganda and basically unlimited funding. Therfore people armed with assult rifles do not really bother goverments that much. I am from the country where guns are in general illegal and people prefer it that way. Here people think that it is far more likely that they would be killed by some self-righterous maniac than the government bodies. Also since military and all forms of law enforcement are made of people who live among general public it is expected that they will not turn against innocent people. What is indeed quite true from what I see.
I would make a rule that every American has to live for a few months in a unarmed society just so that they get the idea how that works. Since in America that kind of environment does not exist and you can't experience this kind of social dynamic by living there. Unarmed society is build on trust that typical American never gets the chance to fully develope ... and that is probaly one of the main reasons why most of you feel exiled and go to emotional therapy of some kind.
10-09-2015 05:12 PM
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That guy who never seems to notice that his shirt is riding up and he's showing crack all of the time. What is that, breeze insensitivity?
10-09-2015 05:42 PM
The dentist gave me an a+ on my dental hygiene today
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10-09-2015 06:18 PM
I have often thought about this myself. I'm very perturbed by the fact I own nothing in the way of weapons.
Originally Posted by Qlip
10-09-2015 06:46 PM
Of course people will die. Of course there will be violence from the existing power structure. I think it would be naive to think otherwise.
Originally Posted by Qlip
However, some of the most revolutionary movements of the past century have occurred without a single shot being fired. Participating in violence to overthrow a violent system just makes you complicit in perpetuating that system. I think in ideological struggles, tactics matter, and if you really are fighting for principle you can't undermine it for short-term gain. It is the definition of winning the battle but losing the war.
One of my favorite stories in recent history regards how Congresswoman Barbara Lee came to the decision to not vote for the bill the resolution that would instate the Authorization for Use of Military Force, which granted effectively unlimited power to the executive to pursue anyone who might have been involved with 9/11. She said that she atteneded a sermon at the National Cathedral held for all Congressional Members right before the vote, and the minister said as kind of a gentle reminder to all those gathered there, that "As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore." It was the thing that convinced her to become the sole person in either house to vote against the bill.
Either way, long way to say that I don't agree with you.
10-09-2015 06:53 PM
Heterosexual norms, including any exclusive heterosexual pair bonding, have been discarded globally by a majority heterosexual population without a single act of violence, I'd call that pretty revolutionary, and I dont mean in a good sense, without any ill will toward homosexuals anywhere.
Originally Posted by Wind Up Rex
10-09-2015 07:22 PM
Friday night and weekend classes are literally the worst part of grad school.
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10-09-2015 07:46 PM
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