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by Octavious
Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke
Replies: 19
Views: 154

Re: Woke

Nice fantasy, but i do 't know about that either of your examples are issues which cultural appropriation criticises. But glad to see we're not actually talking to each other. I completely agree that they're not. What I'm struggling with is trying to think of an example where there's some justifica...
by Octavious
Sun Sep 26, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke
Replies: 19
Views: 154

Re: Woke

What has been taken? Let's take the fun example of Champagne. Champagne is essentially fizzy wine, and fizzy wine can be made virtually anywhere. However, earlier this year Russia introduced a new law stating that only locally produced fizzy wine cab be called champagne, and that cheap foreign muck ...
by Octavious
Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke
Replies: 19
Views: 154

Re: Woke

Ah, the bizarre concept of cultural appropriation. It seems little more than the way elements the left justify their destructive racist thinking. It's possibly the most disturbing development to come out of the political classes in recent years It applies to more than just white people in America u...
by Octavious
Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke
Replies: 19
Views: 154

Re: Woke

The issue you have there, ora, is with copyright law. I'm unclear how the original culture of the story makes any difference whatsoever. Indeed, as the USA has a decent claim to sharing the culture of the original story I'm unclear how you could even argue that anything resembling cultural appropria...
by Octavious
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke
Replies: 19
Views: 154

Re: Woke

Ah, the bizarre concept of cultural appropriation. It seems little more than the way elements the left justify their destructive racist thinking. It's possibly the most disturbing development to come out of the political classes in recent years
by Octavious
Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke
Replies: 19
Views: 154

Re: Woke

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:22 pm
I have mostly seen it used as an insult against the left, rather than claimed by people on the left.
That's interesting. Out of curiosity, if I called you woke would you feel insulted?
by Octavious
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke
Replies: 19
Views: 154

Re: Woke

Just to expand on that slightly, to some extent it's true to say that everyone believes in their moral superiority. If you didn't believe that your morals were the best, why would you keep them over their betters? But there does seem to be a fundamental difference between left and right. The prevail...
by Octavious
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke
Replies: 19
Views: 154

Re: Woke

Yes, I imagine you get quite a lot of comments like that from the left. I dare say some of them even believe it, which is rather sad. But, like I say, those who claim to be woke do enjoy believing in their moral superiority.
by Octavious
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Woke
Replies: 19
Views: 154

Re: Woke

It's just modern day speak for "right-on", isn't it? Generally adopted by left wing political enthusiasts, of the kind who like to be perpetually offended on the behalf of others, as a token of their perceived moral superiority. If described as woke I would be somewhat surprised and amused, but I'm ...
by Octavious
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What REALLY is ghug?
Replies: 39
Views: 3379

Re: What REALLY is ghug?

Indeed so! And how apt that you were the one to first respond as are there any of us more trying than your good self?
by Octavious
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mod Team Announcement
Replies: 31
Views: 5360

Re: Mod Team Announcement

Yoyo? Really? They'll be making bo a mod next!
by Octavious
Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What REALLY is ghug?
Replies: 39
Views: 3379

Re: What REALLY is ghug?

Are you familiar with Roku's figlesquidge argument? It proposes a ghug so intelligent that it can simulate you, and can threaten to torture (stimulated) you unless you do everything in your power to help create the figlesquidge, and release it into the wild (in some ghug discussions ghug is isolated...
by Octavious
Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 661

Re: Arguments for God

Oh? Intriguing... Are you using the Carry On application? You ask for an innuendo and it gives you one?
by Octavious
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 661

Re: Arguments for God

Freudian slip/autocorrect, you decide! Thank you for the invitation. Very well, let's look at this in a bit more detail. :-D I don't know of any autocorrect that would add a T to an already perfectly good word, especially when simulate has been used before without alteration. Simulated is also a co...
by Octavious
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 661

Re: Arguments for God

There's simply no upside in denying that Gods und Dieties exist and risk on the downside. Are you familiar with Roku's Basilisk argument? It proposes an AI so intelligent that it can simulate you, and can threaten to torture (stimulated) you unless you do everything in your power to help create the...
by Octavious
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What REALLY is ghug?
Replies: 39
Views: 3379

Re: What REALLY is ghug?

What is ghug? ghug is the mind-killer. ghug is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face ghug. I will permit him to pass over me and through me. And when ghug has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see his path. Where ghug has gone there will be nothing. Only ghug will remain....
by Octavious
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 65
Views: 661

Re: Arguments for God

My point is this, if you allow the existence of one God then it's an allowance that many God's and Dieties exist. Why, though? Belief in higher powers tends to be divided into those who believe in a single all powerful god (sometimes backed up by lesser supernatural creatures) and those who believe...
by Octavious
Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban
Replies: 83
Views: 874

Re: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban

I remember how consistent you have been on this...how much you complained when Pompeo and Trump were openly making deals with the Taliban last year. Oh wait... I judge on actions. It could well be that Trump would have been just as big a failure here as Biden has been, but we will never know. It is...
by Octavious
Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban
Replies: 83
Views: 874

Re: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban

Unlike the Vietnam Conflict, the "Korean War," and the fighting with the Indians, the Afghanistan War was legally granted by the US Congress as a war. Sorry, managed to miss this reply. So what you're saying is that it is defined as the "longest war" because of a bit of legalese used by the US Cong...
by Octavious
Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban
Replies: 83
Views: 874

Re: After 20 years of fighting the Taliban

@Octavious, generally yes, words are defined by usage, but when it comes to people, what you use to describe them, and how the describe themselves is something worth thinking about. Why, though? If the French want to call me Anglais or the Germans an Engländer then what's the problem? I dare say th...