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Do you see anyone holding onto power Cuba in that kind of extremely polarized environment without being a dictator though. 

 

*shrug* I'd say the answer is patently obvious to everyone

И погибе Српски кнез Лазаре,
И његова сва изгибе војска, 
Седамдесет и седам иљада;
Све је свето и честито било
И миломе Богу приступачно.

 

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There is no stepping down from that position. The only way to leave power is to strike a deal, death or exile. And no one will choose any of those options unless they're already on the edge of defeat.

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И погибе Српски кнез Лазаре,
И његова сва изгибе војска, 
Седамдесет и седам иљада;
Све је свето и честито било
И миломе Богу приступачно.

 

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There is no stepping down from that position. The only way to leave power is to strike a deal, death or exile. And no one will choose any of those options unless they're already on the edge of defeat.

 

That seems very dramatic.  

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This was actually more pro-Castro than Russia today's embarrassing Zizek stint

 

 

Incidentally why do they keep asking that prick to give his opinion on anything - I've never heard him say anything worthwhile

И погибе Српски кнез Лазаре,
И његова сва изгибе војска, 
Седамдесет и седам иљада;
Све је свето и честито било
И миломе Богу приступачно.

 

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There is no stepping down from that position. The only way to leave power is to strike a deal, death or exile. And no one will choose any of those options unless they're already on the edge of defeat.

 

That seems very dramatic.  

 

 

Its just common sense

И погибе Српски кнез Лазаре,
И његова сва изгибе војска, 
Седамдесет и седам иљада;
Све је свето и честито било
И миломе Богу приступачно.

 

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This was actually more pro-Castro than Russia today's embarrassing Zizek stint

 

 

Incidentally why do they keep asking that prick to give his opinion on anything - I've never heard him say anything worthwhile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CDkWN1-BwE

 

I sometimes put on one of his lectures if I can't sleep. The way he drones on in an unexcited monotone about power structures. It's comforting.  

Na na  na na  na na  ...

greg358 from Darksouls 3 PVP is a CHEATER.

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There are a number of alternatives to becoming a lifelong dictator, I imagine.  I just don't get the need to defend the guy.  There are very few presidents I would defend in such a way.  I can't think of one, actually.

Given the track record of the US, the alternative was getting replaced by a CIA puppet dictator. Sort of like Batista(who Castro overthrew) or Pinochet. While I wouldn't say Castro was good in the sense of being ideologically close to my ideal or good in practice, it's hard to imagine the alternative that wasn't as bad or worse.

 

 

Its probably also fair to point out that Batista was showing no indications that he didn't plan to be a lifelong dictator himself.  Unlike his first stint as President, he wasn't elected for president his second time around - he'd led a military coup after losing the election and installed himself as president.  He reportedly had done many of the same things that Castro would later be accused of doing as well.

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Hah, seems they shamed Trudeau into not going to the funeral

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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This was actually more pro-Castro than Russia today's embarrassing Zizek stint

 

 

Incidentally why do they keep asking that prick to give his opinion on anything - I've never heard him say anything worthwhile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CDkWN1-BwE

 

I sometimes put on one of his lectures if I can't sleep. The way he drones on in an unexcited monotone about power structures. It's comforting.  

 

 

I was talking about Zizek. I feel Chomsky still has intellectual credibility and is as a rule clear about the things he says.

 

Zizek just blabbers on and on, hits on something true at a rate of one sentence per hour - just enough that you can't call the mental ward to take him away. 

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И погибе Српски кнез Лазаре,
И његова сва изгибе војска, 
Седамдесет и седам иљада;
Све је свето и честито било
И миломе Богу приступачно.

 

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He never killed anyone like that. 

 

 

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"If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence."Justice Louis Brandeis, Concurring, Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357 (1927)

"Im indifferent to almost any murder as long as it doesn't affect me or mine."--Gfted1 (September 30, 2019)

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well, what can i say? Finnaly?

I'm the enemy, 'cause I like to think, I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech, and freedom of choice. I'm the kinda guy that likes to sit in a greasy spoon and wonder, "Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecue ribs with the side-order of gravy fries?" I want high cholesterol! I wanna eat bacon, and butter, and buckets of cheese, okay?! I wanna smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in the non-smoking section! I wanna run naked through the street, with green Jell-O all over my body, reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly may feel the need to, okay, pal? I've SEEN the future. Do you know what it is? It's a 47-year-old virgin sitting around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake, singing "I'm an Oscar Meyer Wiene"

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We can criticize Castro from the standpoint of individual ethics (as pointless as that is without taking into account the context), but no American president has a leg to stand on in this regard by comparison. The combined body-count of the ten US presidents Castro outlasted makes him look like a paragon of virtue and humanity.

 

 

Besides, the Bay of Pigs is proof enough who the Cuban people identified with. 

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И погибе Српски кнез Лазаре,
И његова сва изгибе војска, 
Седамдесет и седам иљада;
Све је свето и честито било
И миломе Богу приступачно.

 

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He never killed anyone like that. 

 

 

(images)

 

 

 

HA! Good Fun!

 

 

 

He never killed anyone like that. 

 

 

(images)

 

 

 

HA! Good Fun!

 

Well, a bullet to the chest doesn't leave you screaming. 

 

you don't think more than a few o' the victims o' castro were screaming? those who went down in the boats castro sank at sea or those who watched family members killed before getting their own bullet were no doubt stoic and silent.

 

*chuckle*

 

HA! Good Fun!

"If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence."Justice Louis Brandeis, Concurring, Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357 (1927)

"Im indifferent to almost any murder as long as it doesn't affect me or mine."--Gfted1 (September 30, 2019)

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This was actually more pro-Castro than Russia today's embarrassing Zizek stint

 

 

Incidentally why do they keep asking that prick to give his opinion on anything - I've never heard him say anything worthwhile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CDkWN1-BwE

 

I sometimes put on one of his lectures if I can't sleep. The way he drones on in an unexcited monotone about power structures. It's comforting.  

 

 

I was talking about Zizek. I feel Chomsky still has intellectual credibility and is as a rule clear about the things he says.

 

Zizek just blabbers on and on, hits on something true at a rate of one sentence per hour - just enough that you can't call the mental ward to take him away. 

 

 

Chomsky is a senile, biased as hell nutter at this point. The stuff that guy blames on Britian and the US is ridiculous. Sam Harris was right in dubbing him the godfather of the regressive left. A shame their debate never happened, Harris would mentally eviscerate this guy. In a calm and soothing voice. 

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He never killed anyone like that. 

 

 

(images)

 

 

 

HA! Good Fun!

 

 

 

He never killed anyone like that. 

 

 

(images)

 

 

 

HA! Good Fun!

 

Well, a bullet to the chest doesn't leave you screaming. 

 

you don't think more than a few o' the victims o' castro were screaming? those who went down in the boats castro sank at sea or those who watched family members killed before getting their own bullet were no doubt stoic and silent.

 

*chuckle*

 

HA! Good Fun!

 

Well following the Robesperian chaos after the revolution, these things tend to happen, things have been relatively quiet. But fair point, I don't mean to paint him as a nice  guy or anything.  

Na na  na na  na na  ...

greg358 from Darksouls 3 PVP is a CHEATER.

That is all.

 

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I've never heard him say anything ridiculous. But I'm not exactly a Chomsky scholar either

И погибе Српски кнез Лазаре,
И његова сва изгибе војска, 
Седамдесет и седам иљада;
Све је свето и честито било
И миломе Богу приступачно.

 

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I've never heard him say anything ridiculous. But I'm not exactly a Chomsky scholar either

"I didn't like Clinton at all, but her position's are much better than Trump's on every issue I can think of." -Chomsky in an interview post election.

 

Major election issues:

 

TPP- Any genuine supporter of socialism (or even any non-corporatist shill) should be 100% opposed to TPP. Trump is far better than Hillary on this issue.

 

Syria, Libya, Iraq, and neo-con warmongering- Trump was critical of Iraq, opposed intervention in Syria. On this front a genuine leftist should see Trump as better. At the very least Chomsky should considering his past rhetoric. 

 

These are NOT minor issues either. Either he's lying now, lied about his goals/ideology in the past for years, he's a partison hack, or he's just an idiot.

 

Screw Chomsky. Zizek>>>>>>>>>>>Chomsky

"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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Chomsky is a senile, biased as hell nutter at this point. The stuff that guy blames on Britian and the US is ridiculous. Sam Harris was right in dubbing him the godfather of the regressive left. A shame their debate never happened, Harris would mentally eviscerate this guy. In a calm and soothing voice. 

 

 

Did you see their email exchange? Chomsky definitely "won" that exchange, even though they were pretty much just talking past each other.

 

https://www.samharris.org/blog/item/the-limits-of-discourse

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