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1  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: North Korea launches Rodong ballistic missiles on: March 28, 2014, 03:10:54 pm
it must be awfully easy to base your analysis of international politics on projecting the (speculated) psychological traits of individuals onto the actions of entire nations.

Care to tell us you're opinion of Japan?

i like anime
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Dear God I hate the left. on: March 28, 2014, 02:08:12 pm
I'm afraid to ask- what are "tankies"?

tankies historically were communists who continued to support the ussr after they "sent the tanks" into hungary.

today it tends to be used in one of two senses; as a description for "stalinists" generally, or for commies who like khrushchev, brezhnev, and often deng xiaoping as well. going from the ones on tumblr, they also tend to be catholic and to have an extreme hatred of trans people as well.
3  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: North Korea launches Rodong ballistic missiles on: March 28, 2014, 01:39:07 pm
I guess Kim Jong-Un doesn't like Vladimir Putin being the center of attention, so he arranged this launch... you know because he (Kim Jong-Un) is an egomaniac and a narcissist.

it must be awfully easy to base your analysis of international politics on projecting the (speculated) psychological traits of individuals onto the actions of entire nations.
4  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Dear God I hate the left. on: March 28, 2014, 01:32:59 pm
Just check out the #CancelColbert trend. Why is everyone on the far left such an obnoxious Sensitive Sally?

You're not on the far left?

The far-left is about as disunited as you can get. The Tumblr SJWs are just one of the worst factions (hell even the tankies are probably better.)

most "SJWs" are liberals, not communists, and the tankies are far worse if you've ever had to deal with them (as i have)
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: All about yourself! on: March 27, 2014, 05:09:23 pm
Age: 21
Gender: trans woman
Race/ethnicity: white british
Religion: atheist
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 16st
Location: Manchester, UK
Where you were born: Coventry, UK 
Occupation: Student
Major: Politics
Favorite President: William Henry Harrison
Political Orientation: Althusserian Marxist-Leninist
Person you most admire: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin
Favorite Music Genre(s): ELM
Favorite TV Show: Simpsons
News. RT
Favorite color: Pink
Do you live by yourself: No
Do you have any siblings? No
Relationship status? Taken
What year did you join Atlas? 2008
Do you have any nieces, nephews? No
Have you ever been attracted to someone of the same sex? im gay
If you could pick your own nationality, what nationality would you pick? French
6  General Politics / Book Reviews and Discussion / Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? on: March 27, 2014, 03:57:51 pm
a mix of lenin, althusser, ilyenkov and colletti
7  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which Drugs should be legal for personal use? (III) on: March 27, 2014, 03:40:04 pm
all of them

only reason people use krokodil at all is because they can't afford heroin anyway
8  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Tyranny of the majority vs. tyranny of the minority on: March 27, 2014, 03:24:48 pm
tyranny of the proletariat
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Murkowski 'evolving' on Gay Marriage on: March 28, 2013, 06:28:16 pm
What?
SOCIAL CONSERVATIVE is evolving!
...
...
Congratulations! Your SOCIAL CONSERVATIVE evolved into DECENT HUMAN BEING!
10  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: US flexes its muscles in North/South Korea showdown on: March 28, 2013, 06:02:12 pm
the americans don't even make up excuses for their imperialism anymore do they? at least in iraq they gave us a reason, even if it was a phoned-in one.
I agree that we should reduce troop levels in the Korean peninsula- but North Korea as a regime is indefensible... I know you are not defending them, but rather disagreeing with US policy- however, I have no problem with using long range aircraft based in the US to deter North Korea from launching a nuclear attack. This is a regime which has no redeeming qualities- it treats its people like cattle, constantly threatens its neighbors, and now threatens us



north korea has been just as much threatened by america, and far more so - there's little north korea can do to seriously pose a danger to america. the u.s. military presence is massively unpopular in south korea because of the way it supported brutal fascist dictators such as syngman rhee and crushed any chance at democracy in korea in the 1940s in the form of the people's republic of korea (which despite the name wasn't communist, though it was somewhat leftist).

america also basically signalled it would do nothing to defend the south while encouraging them to keep a small military force and then intervened at the last minute at pusan, and when against north korea, looked the other way as the south korean regime massacred hundreds of thousands of communists and social democrats who were uninvolved in the action, not to mention what happened on jeju. and to top it all off? the americans wouldn't even remove the japanese administrators who had basically colonized and exploited korea for the past 30 years. in fact, they rearmed them in many cases because communism was seen as the greater threat.

i'm not defending the dprk and there's no doubt they're a militarist state, but it's worth examining why - they're scared of the americans doing what they did to iraq, libya and any other country that gets in their way.

if you want to know why the koreans resent american presence, both in the north and the south, there's a long history of it and it continues to this day.
11  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Hide behind the poll: have you ever masturbated? on: March 28, 2013, 05:50:52 pm
we have a liar already.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which British party do you think the preceding poster would have voted for... on: March 28, 2013, 05:40:26 pm
tory
13  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Opinion of internet atheists on: March 28, 2013, 05:39:18 pm
indifferent, but i'll vote ffs because the people who bang on about them are really irritating.
14  General Politics / Book Reviews and Discussion / Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? on: March 28, 2013, 05:37:10 pm
i've got altogether too many on the go at the moment:

23 things they don't tell you about capitalism by ha-joon chang
Bit lightweight. I lent this back to my mother who gave it to me as a Christmas gift (after reading it, of course). Unlike me she can actually learn something from it.

intriguing tho
15  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Favourite member of the British shadow cabinet member on: March 28, 2013, 05:36:26 pm
they're all a bunch of mensheviks

ugh, burnham i guess.
16  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: US flexes its muscles in North/South Korea showdown on: March 28, 2013, 05:01:55 pm
the americans don't even make up excuses for their imperialism anymore do they? at least in iraq they gave us a reason, even if it was a phoned-in one.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Rank how ideologically similar the preceding poster is to you on: March 28, 2013, 05:18:17 am
2
18  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: do you compulsively crack or pop your joints? on: March 28, 2013, 04:25:46 am
19  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Gender politics and liberalism on: March 28, 2013, 04:23:52 am
As this forum eloquently shows, there are lots of liberal guys who have a complete blind spot on gender issues. This deeply saddens me.

well, i don't think it would be 100% honest to portray feminism as attacked purely from the right. feminism for a long time was largely a movement of middle class white cishet women - the NOW didn't want lesbians involved when they first formed iirc, and there's still plenty of hatred towards transwomen from even mainstream feminists because they take social constructivism to its logical ends i.e. abolishing gender.

I'm not surprised that many feminists in the past may have held certain awful views, just like many progressive crusaders of the late 19th-early 20th centuries were deeply racist, or like many civil right activists were raging homophobes. Unfortunately, being on the vanguard on one issue doesn't necessarily entail being on other issues.

That said, I'm pretty sure 99% of feminists today are also strong supporters of LGBT causes.

Oh, and welcome back BTW! Smiley

a lot of them certainly are, idk, maybe i've been skewed by being on tumblr for a long time and seeing some of the more vile segments of the community.

and thanks Smiley
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which European country's politics is the previous poster best suited for? on: March 27, 2013, 05:45:09 pm
uk
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Summarize the preceding poster in two sentences or fewer on: March 27, 2013, 05:26:45 pm
i'm done now though Wink marxism-leninism is good for me.

(skip me)
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which European country's politics is the previous poster best suited for? on: March 27, 2013, 04:29:14 pm
don't know a huge amount, but switzerland maybe?
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Summarize the preceding poster in two sentences or fewer on: March 27, 2013, 04:18:02 pm
polish social democrat living under free market tyranny. likes cats and pipes.
24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1910 UK General Election on: March 27, 2013, 03:22:00 pm
labour, despite my protectionism.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How forumites have evolved (or not) on equal marriage on: March 27, 2013, 03:16:40 pm
2004-2007: oppose
2007-2008: civil unions
2008-: support
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