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Should discussion about The Poem be ... censored?

Should mods start nuking posts about THAT issue?  

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  1. 1. Should posts about The Poem be nuked?

    • Yes, its over now, and its ruining discussion on the forum
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    • No. Fight the good fight. This is worthy of months of discussion yet!
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    • Create a dedicated thread for them to duke it out until they are exhausted
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IMO one of the touchstones of a well-functioning polity is orderly and regular transfer of power with significant churn in the governing elite. If you get a quarter-century of Stalin, or, for that matter, Bush/Clinton with an interlude of Obama, that's a pretty good sign that something ain't right.

 

Edit: Page 31, WTF?

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Edit: Page 31, WTF?

This thread is a straggler.


"Good thing I don't heal my characters or they'd be really hurt." Is not something I should ever be thinking.

 

I use blue text when I'm being sarcastic.

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That was awful.


Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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That was awesome.

 

 

FTFY

 

Nah, just seems like he didn't put much effort so it's not subtle and is the kind of thing you get sycophantic fans posting "OMG QFT!" and so on. Using that as bait or what have you here is decent enough.


Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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I wonder how long this thread will live.


"Good thing I don't heal my characters or they'd be really hurt." Is not something I should ever be thinking.

 

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Page 33 before a moderator decides to nix it for length. But, we can always make a new one, where you SJW ninnies can whine about punching up and we can also talk about the virtues of vi as a text editor and grilled cheese sandwiches.


Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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Stalinism was at the same time a glorious march of progress and purpose, and an inhuman meatgrinder.

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Poor USSR. Such an epic tale of good intentions going horribly wrong.

 

And you're in denial if you think the "inhuman meatgrinder" part was a random accident of history, rather than the inevitable harvest from seeds that were part of that "good intentions" ideology, which you hold dear, all along.

 

When you built an ideology on collectivism-over-individualism and end-justifies-the-means, you're bound to arrive at mass murder and mass starvation (provided you're successful in staging a revolution and forcing said ideology on a whole country).


"Some ideas are so stupid that only an intellectual could believe them." -- attributed to George Orwell

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When you built an ideology on collectivism-over-individualism and end-justifies-the-means, you're bound to arrive at mass murder and mass starvation (provided you're successful in staging a revolution and forcing said ideology on a whole country).

 

I'm not so sure that's 100% assured.

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"Good thing I don't heal my characters or they'd be really hurt." Is not something I should ever be thinking.

 

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Individualism over collectivism doesn't seem to do much better. The British Raj alone makes the victims of Communism look like small potatoes.

 

Edit: Ah, I almost forgot: obviously they don't count since they're brown.

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Yeah Stalin liked to play it safe. He assassinated or executed pretty much everyone who was anyone among the Bolshevik old guard.

 

And yet, socialists love to pull out the "Hitler rounded up socialists and executed them! This proofs that National Socialism can't possibly have anything to do with Socialism!" argument every time...


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It would be stupid to claim that Hitler had nothing to do with socialism. The word is right in his party's name.

 

He was, however, a staunch anti-Communist.

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Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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Mmmm, grilled cheese.

 

Closed for length. Feel free to revisit the topic if interest warrants.

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