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Forum: Opposing Ideologies 24th November 2014, 16:18
Replies: 152
Views: 4,424
Posted By Invader Zim
In what way? While there are differences, I would...

In what way? While there are differences, I would suggest that these are fairly limited. The 'old Britain' of the immediate post-war period, characterized by the formation of the 'welfare state' was...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 24th November 2014, 04:29
Replies: 152
Views: 4,424
Posted By Invader Zim
Except, the UK is a valid comparison state,...

Except, the UK is a valid comparison state, because it also has comparable social problems, cultures and crime rates (other than murder) and Switzerland and Serbia do not and therefore are not. In...
Forum: Learning 23rd November 2014, 15:35
Replies: 58
Views: 1,556
Posted By Invader Zim
We'd have healthy people and a massively inflated...

We'd have healthy people and a massively inflated cost of living.
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 22nd November 2014, 14:13
Replies: 152
Views: 4,424
Posted By Invader Zim
Whether or not the scenario depicted is accurate...

Whether or not the scenario depicted is accurate is irrelevent. What is relevent is that the US, in 2012, had a gun homicide rate of nearly 15,000 in 2012 while the UK had around 650. And that is...
Forum: History 17th November 2014, 02:19
Replies: 24
Views: 1,370
Posted By Invader Zim
The chief complaint against the British...

The chief complaint against the British government regarding the Bengal famine was a failure to grasp the gravity of a situation 5,000 miles away and a refusal to divert resources (primarily...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 10th November 2014, 15:18
Replies: 178
Views: 8,099
Posted By Invader Zim
Do you actually know anything about the...

Do you actually know anything about the Holocaust? Obviously not. Let me explain:

1. There was not a single extermination camp in Nazi Germany. There were eight extermination camps, six located in...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 8th November 2014, 16:03
Replies: 93
Views: 3,662
Posted By Invader Zim
This may, or may not, be true of the US...

This may, or may not, be true of the US industrial bourgeoisie in the mid 19th century. However, as I have already made clear, I am talking about the international campaign to abolish the slave...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 7th November 2014, 22:35
Replies: 93
Views: 3,662
Posted By Invader Zim
As the historian Seymour Drescher demonstrated in...

As the historian Seymour Drescher demonstrated in the late 1970s, this is in fact untrue. Slavery and the slave trade were as profitable as they had ever been in the late 18th century and early 19th.
Forum: Learning 4th November 2014, 03:33
Replies: 14
Views: 544
Posted By Invader Zim
In fairness, they do create greater economic...

In fairness, they do create greater economic growth - but that obscures four key problems:

1. Contrary to your assertion, they result in substancial inequality and poverty. Wealth travels up but...
Forum: Politics 16th October 2014, 18:04
Replies: 308
Views: 9,873
Posted By Invader Zim
So, basically, you are playing the...

So, basically, you are playing the no-true-Scotsman card, very much running along tenancy lines - your way or the highway, as if only your opinion, and those who share it, hold some sacred objective...
Forum: Politics 16th October 2014, 17:08
Replies: 308
Views: 9,873
Posted By Invader Zim
So, put simply, in your view, with the exception...

So, put simply, in your view, with the exception of a small cadre of factions, there were no 'true' communists between 1937-1945 in Britain. Because virtually all of them supported the Allies -...
Forum: Literature & Films 16th October 2014, 10:12
Replies: 44
Views: 1,800
Posted By Invader Zim
I know a little bit about this from a little...

I know a little bit about this from a little cursary research (I'm thinking about starting a little project on the history of the gaming industry), and one of the things I've been think about is the...
Forum: Politics 16th October 2014, 09:07
Replies: 308
Views: 9,873
Posted By Invader Zim
Ha: Me: "Communists, and large numbers of...

Ha:

Me: "Communists, and large numbers of them, did back the Western powers both in 1939 and then in even greater numbers after 1941 - unless you [870] are going to play a no-true-Scotsman...
Forum: Politics 15th October 2014, 17:00
Replies: 308
Views: 9,873
Posted By Invader Zim
No, what you've done is attempt to play it down,...

No, what you've done is attempt to play it down, dismiss its extent, and generally qualify mass rape, because you confuse anti-imperialism with tacit approval and apologia for the worst kind of...
Forum: Politics 15th October 2014, 10:41
Replies: 308
Views: 9,873
Posted By Invader Zim
Except, as others have noted, ISIS have made no...

Except, as others have noted, ISIS have made no secret of these crimes and indeed reveled in them on various social media outlets.



Well, actually we do, because of the widespread reporting...
Forum: Politics 14th October 2014, 12:08
Replies: 308
Views: 9,873
Posted By Invader Zim
No, I understand the "point" you are trying to...

No, I understand the "point" you are trying to make perfectly - I just don't accept it, because it's bollocks. The suggestion that the Obama administration, like any other democratic government in...
Forum: Politics 14th October 2014, 11:48
Replies: 308
Views: 9,873
Posted By Invader Zim
Unless you are suggesting that the British and US...

Unless you are suggesting that the British and US governments control media organisations, such as Al Jazeera, then no.
Forum: Politics 13th October 2014, 10:11
Replies: 308
Views: 9,873
Posted By Invader Zim
Of course, one could make the same point of any...

Of course, one could make the same point of any accusation of attrocity both historical and contemporary - as indeed Stalinists and neo-Nazis continue to do. However, the difference between the...
Forum: Politics 12th October 2014, 19:29
Replies: 308
Views: 9,873
Posted By Invader Zim
Yes, and no-where do I say: "The US is...

Yes, and no-where do I say:

"The US is bombing ISIS targets because the government is concerned about [my emphasis] genocide and saving the lives of its poor, helpless victims"

I said that the...
Forum: Politics 12th October 2014, 17:53
Replies: 308
Views: 9,873
Posted By Invader Zim
I guess all those victims must be lying. I didn't...

I guess all those victims must be lying. I didn't get the memo that said that people who have been raped and brutalised are to be ignored or treated with mistrust.



The US has always been...
Forum: Politics 12th October 2014, 16:34
Replies: 308
Views: 9,873
Posted By Invader Zim
What are you not convinced by? The fact that...

What are you not convinced by? The fact that there is a campaign of ethnic and religious cleansing occuring in ISIS occupied zones? Are you attempting that this is quantitavely and qualitatively...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 28th September 2014, 10:16
Replies: 178
Views: 8,099
Posted By Invader Zim
You're an apologist for rapists.

You're an apologist for rapists.
Forum: Politics 24th September 2014, 20:17
Replies: 59
Views: 2,366
Posted By Invader Zim
It is. People who arguw for the death penalty are...

It is. People who arguw for the death penalty are reactionary morons decades, if not centuries, out of date. Any criminal justice system built on punative retribution is destined to fail and any one...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 14th September 2014, 20:19
Replies: 178
Views: 8,099
Posted By Invader Zim
Your understanding is wrong. While the...

Your understanding is wrong. While the victimisation of women by allied troops was shockingly high, it remained significantly lower than historians have come to believe occured on the Eastern Front.
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 20th August 2014, 18:58
Replies: 254
Views: 13,762
Posted By Invader Zim
You're right, it is a paraphrase of Thomson's...

You're right, it is a paraphrase of Thomson's allegory, and the central thesis of that essay is absolutely right - the 'personhood' of the fetus is irrelevant, because society deems that the right to...
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