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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Taft-Hartley Reinstatement Act (Debating) on: October 21, 2014, 10:34:20 pm
lmao JCL
2  Forum Community / Survivor / Re: SURVIVOR: Countries of Africa on: October 21, 2014, 10:33:17 pm
3 Mauritania
2 Gabon
1 South Sudan

-3 Namibia
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Our President continues to be the best on: October 21, 2014, 07:20:42 pm
I wish I could say "I don't understand how one could embrace liberal capitalism in 2014", but I can't. Though I suspect I was always a radical at heart, I embraced left-progressive thought for most of my period of political self-awareness. I believed that the Democrats really did have the best interests of the average and underprivileged American in mind (and only embraced support and money from big banks and corporations out of pragmatism), that the fight for LGBT rights was the final fight for equal rights, and that inevitable progress was only being slowed by the Republicans, that efforts to encourage "entrepreneurship" and promote democracy in the developing world were benevolent acts of kindness, and that "properly regulated" capitalism was a global force for good.

Now I don't. I recognize now that all of human history has been and is shaped by our ever-expanding demand for basic needs and commodities, and despite the failures (as well as the successes) of past socialist experiments, that the promise of a society where working men and women receive the full value of their labor rather than seeing it siphoned away by the parasites above them, where no child goes hungry or is unable to receive proper medical care or education, where the earth and its natural resources treated as public property rather than under private ownership, will never die.
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Our President continues to be the best on: October 21, 2014, 06:44:24 pm
Our capitalist media reports on fluffy human interest stories rather than the destruction caused by rapacious predatory capitalism. Typical.

Oh stop.

Being a Marxist means breaking from the liberal-humanist frame of mind. It was hard for me and it will be hard for you.
Or you could just quit trying to be a Marxist and be normal you know?

^^^^^^^^^^^^

Seconded.  Whenever you feel like dropping this pseudo-Marxist act of yours, Snowstalker, you let us know.  It's no longer entertaining -it's just irritating.  It's making me miss the old you, back in the day when you were just another left-of-center hackish Democrat.

Remember this?


Pseudo-Marxist? I've done more than enough reading that I don't think that's quite an accurate label. I am a Leninist. As for my teenage Democrat years...I opened my eyes and saw that American left-liberalism was every bit as imperialistic, paternalistic, and dedicated to maintaining the overall existing social order as American conservatism.
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Our President continues to be the best on: October 21, 2014, 06:31:18 pm
Our capitalist media reports on fluffy human interest stories rather than the destruction caused by rapacious predatory capitalism. Typical.

Oh stop.

Being a Marxist means breaking from the liberal-humanist frame of mind. It was hard for me and it will be hard for you.
Or you could just quit trying to be a Marxist and be normal you know?

Says the libertarian?
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of FreedomHawk on: October 21, 2014, 06:30:28 pm
Obviously terrible.
7  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Better President, of these two (Bill Clinton vs. Barack Obama) on: October 21, 2014, 05:14:59 pm
Obama has done less damage.
8  Forum Community / Survivor / Re: SURVIVOR: Countries of Africa on: October 21, 2014, 04:55:36 pm
Guinea-Bissau is eliminated.

Algeria and Seychelles are no longer safe. Vote to eliminate using a 3-2-1 formation--four countries will be cut this round because I forgot to eliminate a third in Round 1. Vote to save one country (not Algeria or Seychelles)
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Our President continues to be the best on: October 21, 2014, 04:53:14 pm
Our capitalist media reports on fluffy human interest stories rather than the destruction caused by rapacious predatory capitalism. Typical.

Oh stop.

Being a Marxist means breaking from the liberal-humanist frame of mind. It was hard for me and it will be hard for you.
10  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Official 2014-15 Club Soccer/Football Discussion Thread on: October 21, 2014, 04:46:15 pm
I trust that Tender will be on my side tomorrow? Wink
11  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Do you automatically think less of anyone who shares a Buzzfeed link? on: October 21, 2014, 02:19:49 pm
discuss w/maps
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Our President continues to be the best on: October 21, 2014, 01:01:21 pm
Our capitalist media reports on fluffy human interest stories rather than the destruction caused by rapacious predatory capitalism. Typical.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rank Each State on the Spectrum on: October 21, 2014, 10:41:11 am
icespear pls
14  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Worst President of these three (19th-century Republicans) on: October 21, 2014, 10:30:00 am
McKinley
15  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who is less intelligent: GW Bush or Sarah Palin on: October 21, 2014, 09:28:07 am
Bush's act is just that.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: October 21, 2014, 09:25:14 am
The Kansas-Nebraska Act wasn't really very bad;

Christ.
17  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Gough Whitlam on: October 21, 2014, 07:53:00 am
Not normally into Fabians but he seems okay. I really did assume he was dead, though.
18  Forum Community / Survivor / Re: SURVIVOR: Countries of Africa on: October 21, 2014, 12:38:29 am
Eliminate Guinea-Bissau
19  General Politics / Individual Politics / Opinion of this cartoon on: October 21, 2014, 12:27:32 am
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which Flame Warrior is the preceding poster? on: October 20, 2014, 10:53:36 pm
Deacon
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gamergate on: October 20, 2014, 09:03:58 pm
holy s**t i actually kind of agree with brtd
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Previous Poster's Signature: The Wrath of Khan on: October 20, 2014, 05:47:39 pm
Pleased at the lack of shoddy GIFs.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gamergate on: October 20, 2014, 03:28:25 pm
lmao
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gamergate on: October 20, 2014, 03:11:30 pm
I know next to nothing about Zoe whatshername, but Anita Sarkeesian I find her despicable, she a block of cement around the legs about any one pushing feminism in gaming.

I have literally no idea what this means.

It means that just as you do you best to delegitimise socialism and any ideology left of the American middle, Anita Sarkeesian do the same thing for feminism, she's the Snowstalker of feminism.

How? Anita Sarkeesian's videos aren't radical at all (in fact, in some instances she seems to reinforce gender roles); she just offers a list-like surface critique of video games. At worst her videos are like a TV Tropes page. If anything, the threats against her are what's making her a more dominant figure.
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gamergate on: October 20, 2014, 02:58:48 pm
I know next to nothing about Zoe whatshername, but Anita Sarkeesian I find her despicable, she a block of cement around the legs about any one pushing feminism in gaming.

I have literally no idea what this means.
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