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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox View Post
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    Chinese people love tyranny do they? That's a fucking new one
    Yes, that is all that you could get from that post, indeed, bravo.

    "racism is fine as long as it supports the arguments of a stupid political ideologue" - Isyel
    Who said anything about race? Race is not a factor here; if you notice, I called out the Russians for their lack of developed political norms as well, and the last I checked, Russians were (mostly) white.

    Also, if you know anything about the history of China, you'd know that "loves tyranny" overstates things; the Chinese have a long and illustrious history of overthrowing despots. But despotism and tyranny are different; only our western sensibilities cause us to conflate the two. Tyranny is merely arbitrary, autocratic rule, whether for good or for bad, and in that sense China has an equally long history of tyrannical government.

    Further, it's absolutely fair to say that the Chinese have not been terribly concerned with democracy or representative government. As far as I can tell they've never had such a thing, and my study of Chinese philosophy and law shows no evidence that these concepts have intrinsic value in Chinese society the way they do in Anglo society.

    Different cultures have different values, and those values set the bounds on what type of government they can implement. All I'm saying is that PRC really isn't all that different from the non-communist Chinese societies that came before it: it's administered by a putatively merit-based bureaucracy, ruled by an autocratic class of elite families, shows little regard for human rights or individual will, and doesn't recognize "rule of law" as a core concept in governance. These things have been true of Chinese society for literally thousands of years, since the Qin dynasty at the earliest, the Former Han at the latest.

    As such, we shouldn't be surprised that communist China shits on human rights, doesn't observe rule of law, and isn't democratic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lallante View Post
    I cannot honestly believe, after last weeks "being a forced agriculural slave is no worse than being a Starbucks barrista" and yesterday's "racism and sexism are no longer serious issues", that today we have managed to top that with "the Gulugs werent that bad"
    Did you miss the part where I said gulags were an atrocity?

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    lachesis is jumping the shark with fine form

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    lach shitting all over capitalist pigdogs today with finesse and poise
    I was somewhere around Old Man Star, on the edge of Essence, when drugs began to take hold.

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    Please show me on the doll where the shark touched you, Edna.

    Or actually pose a counter argument.
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    I actually prefer Keckers to Lachesis now

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    Which is funny, because I'm pretty sure keckers is to my left.
    Last edited by Lachesis VII; September 9 2017 at 12:03:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lachesis VII View Post
    Which Ian funny, because I'm pretty sure keckers is to my left.
    Where you stand on the political scale has no bearing on not being a really terrible poster

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    Quote Originally Posted by XenosisMk4 View Post
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    Which Ian funny, because I'm pretty sure keckers is to my left.
    Where you stand on the political scale has no bearing on not being a really terrible poster
    Just trying to live up to your glorious example, comrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XenosisMk4 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lachesis VII View Post
    Which Ian funny, because I'm pretty sure keckers is to my left.
    Where you stand on the political scale has no bearing on not being a really terrible poster
    I was somewhere around Old Man Star, on the edge of Essence, when drugs began to take hold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lief Siddhe View Post
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    Which Ian funny, because I'm pretty sure keckers is to my left.
    Where you stand on the political scale has no bearing on not being a really terrible poster
    Where do I stand on the political scale friendo

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    a useless idiot?
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    wherever virtue signalling nonces fit, probably nowhere relevant

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    Quote Originally Posted by evil edna View Post
    wherever virtue signalling nonces fit, probably nowhere relevant


    I'm gonna hazard a wild guess...

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    it checks out

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    I still don't know what SJW or "virtue signalling" means tbqh

    why is being a proponent of social justice or virtue a bad thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by XenosisMk4 View Post
    I still don't know what SJW or "virtue signalling" means tbqh

    why is being a proponent of social justice or virtue a bad thing
    Because justice and virtue lead to gulags guillotines or something.


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    Quote Originally Posted by XenosisMk4 View Post
    I still don't know what SJW or "virtue signalling" means tbqh

    why is being a proponent of social justice or virtue a bad thing
    I suppose it depends on your definition of "social justice".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lallante View Post
    I cannot honestly believe, after last weeks "being a forced agriculural slave is no worse than being a Starbucks barrista" and yesterday's "racism and sexism are no longer serious issues", that today we have managed to top that with "the Gulugs werent that bad"
    The American prison system houses more inmates than the soviet gulags.

    It's also a shit load more profitable so swings and roundabouts I guess.
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    It is absurd that we are capable of witnessing a 40,000 year old system of gender oppression begin to dissolve before our eyes yet still see the abolition of a 200 year old economic system as an unrealistic utopia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keckers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lallante View Post
    I cannot honestly believe, after last weeks "being a forced agriculural slave is no worse than being a Starbucks barrista" and yesterday's "racism and sexism are no longer serious issues", that today we have managed to top that with "the Gulugs werent that bad"
    The American prison system houses more inmates than the soviet gulags.

    It's also a shit load more profitable so swings and roundabouts I guess.
    just further evidence of the inefficiency of communism.

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