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Forum: Philosophy 9th March 2015, 18:59
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By Dean
He is like HL Mencken. You root for him only...

He is like HL Mencken. You root for him only because he attacked sacred cows. Like Nietzsche, his anti-humanism is fundamentally just as absurd as the ideas he targets.
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 13th February 2015, 13:45
Replies: 60
Views: 2,317
Posted By Dean
Europe has some serious problems too. You simply...

Europe has some serious problems too. You simply don't have the presence of fascist / racist-skinhead movement in the US that compares to that seen across Europe. There are some quite extreme...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 2nd February 2015, 15:10
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By Dean
Market liberalization and free markets are...

Market liberalization and free markets are associated with poorer outcomes for all classes in a society. In fact the US has the most highly regulated markets in the world. Look at India and Russia...
Forum: Philosophy 30th January 2015, 14:52
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By Dean
The problem is that you are both arguing into a...

The problem is that you are both arguing into a void when you argue about "the true nature of X ideology" or its adherents. They conceptualize an association between an idea and an ideology that you...
Forum: Mutual Aid & DIY 15th January 2015, 23:40
Replies: 26
Views: 1,574
Posted By Dean
Basically, I would say keep your options open and...

Basically, I would say keep your options open and try new things. I am quite good at inventory management and I now find it satisfying - but I would never have looked for that kind of role if I was...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 14th January 2015, 14:31
Replies: 20
Views: 1,608
Posted By Dean
What an embarrassment. I was just reading...

What an embarrassment.

I was just reading this today:

http://blogs.cfr.org/asia/2015/01/08/where-the-pivot-went-wrong-and-how-to-fix-it/

Theres tons of this shit.

Egypt, Thailand &...
Forum: Mutual Aid & DIY 13th January 2015, 23:22
Replies: 26
Views: 1,574
Posted By Dean
I'm 29. I don't want to say I've "settled" but I...

I'm 29. I don't want to say I've "settled" but I do have a career and a side-job. They aren't my passions, but I do like my work. I think this is a pretty good outcome.


Ask yourself:

-What...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 13th January 2015, 03:32
Replies: 42
Views: 1,499
Posted By Dean
Welcome to the forum! Just because a...

Welcome to the forum!


Just because a person decides to start something or has an idea doesn't mean they are the managers of those who come onboard.

In fact, the person who decides to start a...
Forum: Discrimination 12th January 2015, 15:44
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By Dean
Putler :laugh: Just remember what a monster...

Putler :laugh:

Just remember what a monster Saddam was in the 90s - while it was the US who said .5 million dead Iraqi kids were a worthy price for the US to "pay" to enforce a no-fly zone and...
Forum: Philosophy 10th January 2015, 23:02
Replies: 328
Views: 33,091
Posted By Dean
Yes, Marx was also heavily influenced by...

Yes, Marx was also heavily influenced by Aristotle and he talks about him in his works.

It's also important to understand that no philosopher stands on their own. I would argue that Zoroaster and...
Forum: Politics 9th January 2015, 18:36
Replies: 22
Views: 1,300
Posted By Dean
Greece has already had massive capital outflows....

Greece has already had massive capital outflows. There is nothing more to protect by maintaining a separate currency.
Forum: Economics 9th January 2015, 15:42
Replies: 16
Views: 1,543
Posted By Dean
There is some truth to this, but modern...

There is some truth to this, but modern currencies are far stronger than the former gold standard and it is hard to honestly claim that they are of no value (or counterfeit) being that they are...
Forum: History 9th January 2015, 15:35
Replies: 27
Views: 2,375
Posted By Dean
The goal was to destroy South Vietnam to weaken...

The goal was to destroy South Vietnam to weaken the regional and imperial influence of the (North-based) pro-Soviet state of Vietnam. It succeeded.

Today Vietnam is s strong trade partner and...
Forum: History 9th January 2015, 15:14
Replies: 40
Views: 2,772
Posted By Dean
What would their national identity be otherwise?...

What would their national identity be otherwise? I don't think I've seen a single alternative national identity mentioned here. Of course national claims are illegitimate, like all property, but in...
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 9th January 2015, 14:12
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By Dean
Do you have any extended information on this? All...

Do you have any extended information on this? All you have posted are lurid images and your own political interpretation of the situation.
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 9th January 2015, 04:04
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By Dean
This is what they claim, but I don't think its a...

This is what they claim, but I don't think its a serious commitment.

Firstly, we need to be clear on the role of military violence. For nearly every ideology, it represents the most fundamental...
Forum: Philosophy 7th January 2015, 18:41
Replies: 60
Views: 2,965
Posted By Dean
So, please get back to discussing mind control...

So, please get back to discussing mind control doxxer / Redd.

I have brought this interaction to the attention of the other mods.
Forum: Politics 7th January 2015, 14:55
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By Dean
I recommend you rejoin the union. Contracts are...

I recommend you rejoin the union. Contracts are negotiated with these clauses, and their inclusion constitutes a primary piece of leverage.

I don't know what its like in the UK but in many US...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 7th January 2015, 13:52
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By Dean
Humanitarian intervention is a euphemism for...

Humanitarian intervention is a euphemism for imperialism, which is in the business of destroying anything resembling civil society in target regions, based on their refusal to enforce the wishes of...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 7th January 2015, 13:23
Replies: 23
Views: 1,753
Posted By Dean
I'm not an expert on Russian leadership, but...

I'm not an expert on Russian leadership, but there is a lot of support for Putin for good reasons. He was preceded by Yeltsin and the very policies which destroyed Russian industry and transferred...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 6th January 2015, 20:18
Replies: 23
Views: 1,753
Posted By Dean
Looking at this as if it were simple state...

Looking at this as if it were simple state interactions is a fallacy and a royal way of denying the humanity of the people involved. That said, the Russians are hardly any kind of global threat...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 30th December 2014, 23:41
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By Dean
Obama has changed the Cuba policy based on a...

Obama has changed the Cuba policy based on a number of factors, but one of the permitting factors is the public opinion in the FL Cuban population is now more inclined toward detente and less...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 30th December 2014, 05:57
Replies: 57
Views: 3,202
Posted By Dean
That's because he didn't care what he said. He...

That's because he didn't care what he said. He chose his opinions based on their ability to advance his profile.

He was a careerist piece of shit.



You have no business being angry because...
Forum: Philosophy 29th December 2014, 22:50
Replies: 60
Views: 2,965
Posted By Dean
I play civilization - which version are you...

I play civilization - which version are you playing? I have never seen mind control facilities.

I almost always try to be an ethical leader, just because that comes naturally to conservative play...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 25th August 2014, 01:34
Replies: 254
Views: 14,347
Posted By Dean
Why on earth didn't the OP add an option "Let the...

Why on earth didn't the OP add an option "Let the pregnant woman decide"? Abortion is right for a lot of people. So is adoption and raising the child yourself. Choosing one of these as an outside...
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