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by orathaic
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed
Replies: 56
Views: 374

Re: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed

This doesn't mean there is no problem. There absolutely is and the anger is justified. Then we are down to a question of tactics. Thank you flash for your long and detailed responce. I hope the more settled state of affairs post Trump continues and is widespread, rather than a local phenomenon in y...
by orathaic
Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed
Replies: 56
Views: 374

Re: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed

So, in this particular location, what the defendant did was to bring a tool of self defence to a place where there was a significant risk to his person. You seem to he missing my point. The point isn't that he had a gun, the point is he intention ally decided to go somewhere to use the gun to shoot...
by orathaic
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed
Replies: 56
Views: 374

Re: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed

On the other side we have Jamiet and orathaic, who appear to have paid attention to the concerns about the judge, but don't appear to have followed the facts of the case...like the testimony of Gaige Grosskreutz who admitted that Kyle didn't shoot until he pointed his gun at him... You are right ab...
by orathaic
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed
Replies: 56
Views: 374

Re: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed

Vigilante violence undermined the justice system, and i am not a weird outlier in saying so: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/commentisfree/2021/nov/19/kyle-rittenhouse-verdict-acquitted-protest And whether legal or not, his actions are morally reprehensible (i would argue his actions we're not s...
by orathaic
Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed
Replies: 56
Views: 374

Re: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed

How and ever, those who see the clear injustice will rise up and fight to overturn this failure of a justice system. And perhaps i should be clear. I am not calling for violence, i am predicting that a new civil rights movement focused on eliminating white supremacy will march, protest, and attempt...
by orathaic
Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed
Replies: 56
Views: 374

Re: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed

If I was looking for evidence that someone had fascist tendencies, then one of the more obvious giveaways would be a contempt for the cornerstones of democracy such as trial by jury. You can have contempt for the result without being facistic. The fact that the system is 'working as designed' and t...
by orathaic
Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed
Replies: 56
Views: 374

Re: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed

To repeat the words of President Biden, who on occasion is still able to make sensible comments, the jury system works and we have to abide by it. Bit of a non responce from you, which shouldn't really surprise me at this stage. I asked a direct question, i shouldn't have expected a direct answer. ...
by orathaic
Sat Nov 20, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed
Replies: 56
Views: 374

Re: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed

To repeat the words of President Biden, who on occasion is still able to make sensible comments, the jury system works and we have to abide by it. Bit of a non responce from you, which shouldn't really surprise me at this stage. I asked a direct question, i shouldn't have expected a direct answer.
by orathaic
Sat Nov 20, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed
Replies: 56
Views: 374

Re: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed

Given the number of unarmed black folks in the US wh have been shot for far less, he wouldn't even have gotten a trial.

And given that the protest he attacked and murdered two people at was about this disparity, i am frankly surprised that more of the US wasn't burning last night.
by orathaic
Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed
Replies: 56
Views: 374

Re: USA, a fascist state? Confirmed

If I was looking for evidence that someone had fascist tendencies, then one of the more obvious giveaways would be a contempt for the cornerstones of democracy such as trial by jury. You can have contempt for the result without being facistic. The fact that the system is 'working as designed' and t...
by orathaic
Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 8
Views: 64

Re: War, what is it good for?

Also, it is noteworthy that (by some measure) we are not the only species to engage in warfare. Troupes of 20-30 male chimps have been know to go into neighbouring territory and kill other chimps they find there. Even attacking groups of Gorillas (and killing and eating at least one baby gorilla). I...
by orathaic
Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 8
Views: 64

Re: War, what is it good for?

@Oct, perhaps Putin is trying to distract his voting public with the conditions for national pride, aka knocking over a neighbour's sand castle and telling your people how great and strong this makes you...
by orathaic
Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 8
Views: 64

Re: War, what is it good for?

@taylor, you seem to be neglecting the main development which lead to war being possible/common place. Once you arm a group of individuals within your society you must feed them. As such you need a surplus of food (though many early groups pressed farmers into service for part of the year, these arm...
by orathaic
Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Free Navalny!
Replies: 33
Views: 1975

Re: Free Navalny!

At no stage was this action suggested to be of a military nature. Again, this was purely your imagination. It doesn't have to mean sending in the military to coerce an outcome. Sorry, are you not talking about removing Putin's influence in Iran? You seem to be talking about removing Putin from offi...
by orathaic
Tue Nov 09, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Free Navalny!
Replies: 33
Views: 1975

Re: Free Navalny!

How do you want Mahone removing Putin's influence from Iran is not, in fact, Imperialism?
by orathaic
Tue Nov 09, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: These QAnon people are crazy
Replies: 19
Views: 653

Re: These QAnon people are crazy

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 5:13 pm
I retract my previous comments in response to Octavious / Ora.

Clearly these people are, in fact, the extreme lunatic wing of the Republican party.
I remain in the dark as to how many of them hold sway within the party...
by orathaic
Sat Nov 06, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Free Navalny!
Replies: 33
Views: 1975

Re: Free Navalny!

For the record, I happen to think that any Western military intervention into Iran without a clear and obvious reason (Iran invading its neighbours or launching a devastating attack on Israel, say) would be utterly crazy. But again, you are the only person here who has mentioned such a thing. You a...
by orathaic
Sat Nov 06, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: These QAnon people are crazy
Replies: 19
Views: 653

Re: These QAnon people are crazy

Are there any Q followers(? If that is the correct term) who ran for election in the last cycle? And if so, which party(ies) did they run for?

And lastly, did any of them get elected?
by orathaic
Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Free Navalny!
Replies: 33
Views: 1975

Re: Free Navalny!

By whom, out of interest? Biden has adopted Trump's America First foreign policy with levels of enthusiasm bordering on the obscene, and Europe has been too feeble to attempt all but the most modest foreign adventures without American support for over half a century. The entire context of this quot...
by orathaic
Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: These QAnon people are crazy
Replies: 19
Views: 653

Re: These QAnon people are crazy

I mean, they haven't really gotten as much air as the tea party did, but are they the new extreme lunatic wing of the Republican party?