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by armchair_pundit
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: "It's an ill wind....."
Replies: 82
Views: 1084

Re: Cassowary’s version of dialectic materialism

Yes, socialism is communism light, so technically not the same, just a progression from bad to worse... No. Communism is socialism heavy. Not at all the same thing. Or to you is drinking a beer the same thing as drinking two bottles of scotch?... ahhh, nitpicking semantics... that the best you got?...
by armchair_pundit
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: "It's an ill wind....."
Replies: 82
Views: 1084

Re: Cassowary’s version of dialectic materialism

(...)The Socialist/Communist ideology is the biggest killer of all ideologies and I have explained why to you so many times. It goes against human nature. We are not meant to be collectivized. We are all selfish. That's they way we are made. To go against this requires a lot of compulsion.(...) You...
by armchair_pundit
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: "It's an ill wind....."
Replies: 82
Views: 1084

Re: Cassowary’s version of dialectic materialism

(...)The Socialist/Communist ideology is the biggest killer of all ideologies and I have explained why to you so many times. It goes against human nature. We are not meant to be collectivized. We are all selfish. That's they way we are made. To go against this requires a lot of compulsion.(...) You...
by armchair_pundit
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: "It's an ill wind....."
Replies: 82
Views: 1084

Re: "It's an ill wind....."

I think it is very difficult to convince a leftist that the US intervention in Vietnam was a noble deed. That’s because leftists see any attempt to implement Socialism as something noble though moderates now admit it failed because it was unworkable. (There are still diehards like Sertorio who stil...
by armchair_pundit
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Undoing of the (Anglo) American Empire
Replies: 50
Views: 786

Re: The Undoing of the (Anglo) American Empire

You know who you're "debating" with. We love him here because he shows us how warped some people, especially academics in the West, have become living in the freedoms provided them/protected by the very ones they seek to tear down. Sertorio/Albatroz and I forget his other monikers was banned from a...
by armchair_pundit
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Undoing of the (Anglo) American Empire
Replies: 50
Views: 786

Re: The Undoing of the (Anglo) American Empire

Think of the CCP as the Chinese Confucian Party, and you will see that China is not likely to behave in a brutal way towards its neighbours... BULLOCKS Tell that to the Vietnamese and Philippines sailors that have had their ships sunk by the Chinese coast guard in the south china sea. Tell that to ...
by armchair_pundit
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Undoing of the (Anglo) American Empire
Replies: 50
Views: 786

Re: The Undoing of the (Anglo) American Empire

It's not just the ME. It is also the US policy in respect of Russia. And even in Asia the US is trying the impossible: to overshadow China. China is the natural leader in Asia, and any US attempts to prevent that will lead to violence. Sooner or later China will issue its Asian version of the Monro...
by armchair_pundit
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: "War With Iran Would Be a Disaster"
Replies: 101
Views: 1961

Re: "War With Iran Would Be a Disaster"

The US intervention in Vietnam saved SE Asia from Socialism and so was a good thing. You can see that and (with hindsight) I can see that also. But as doc was at pains to point out (above) while the American public was clear about why the US was engaged in WW2 and later in Korea: the Johnson admini...
by armchair_pundit
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: "War With Iran Would Be a Disaster"
Replies: 101
Views: 1961

Re: Why I preferred Obama as a president: a confession of bias.

Those who have followed my posts over many years might have noted a distinct bias in my treatment of Trump versus Obama. No, I did not praise Obama to the skies while he was incumbent POTUS; Merely abstained from the sort of trenchant criticism that I have subjected Trump to. Why! Because while I h...
by armchair_pundit
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Message to AOC:Concentrate not concentration
Replies: 15
Views: 365

Re: Message to AOC:Concentrate not concentration

Milo wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:29 pm
So when a Member of Congress misappropriates a term it's a massive scandal but that there are likely Republicans who are full on fascist is to be blown off with a silly meme?
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