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Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Jimmy... Dead., Jun 19, 2014.

  1. CiG

    CiG Infrared Horizon

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    I actually agree with you, but I'm not an isolationist or an anti-interventionist or anything like that.

    It's better to judge it on a case-by-case basis, I'm just thinking back to all the rhetoric I heard when Donald Trump was running from those who supported him. Talk of Donald Trump draining the swamp of neocon and neoliberal establishment types who meddle in foreign lands and waste taxes on military actions.

    They all just seem so typically silent on the issue.
     
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    I'm not sure I follow--are you saying that China is looking out for North Korea because of their respective communist values?

    I only ask because I'm skeptical of China's "redness." It isn't really a communist country anymore. It's more like a weird hybrid mix of communist policies dictated by a capitalist imperative.
     
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  5. Nate Skalman

    Nate Skalman What’s in the basket?

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    cheers to the weekend guys IMG_1346.JPG ...Prost!
     
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    UltimateApathy Infinite Idiocy

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    Seriously, just look at this clusterfuck, this is what happens when you expect a non-politician dementia patient to be able to run a country: 20170930_150347.jpg 20170930_150351.jpg
     
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    so when are you planning on resigning?
     
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    UltimateApathy Infinite Idiocy

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    From your link:
    Bush Jr's post-presidency approval rating was higher than Obama's is right now during the Trump presidency. :lol:

    From the comment section:
     
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    Well, W.'s paintings are masterworks of parodical postmodern impressionism.
     
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    Hey look he painted the 2016 election.

    georgebush-900x505.jpg
     
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    i mean, we had a war there and china also fought a war in vietnam over redness. so that's why NK exists and how NVietnam exists

    I know, that's my point. China doesn't blindly protect NK anymore because they are a red-facade now
     
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    I've never seen that one, fucking badass. Paolo Girardi better watch his back.
     
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    And youre in Puerto Rico helping, right?
     
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    There's still a slim chance that this guy could end up as our PM.

    Genuinely like a scene from a mockumentary.
     
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    I love the comments on that video, "If it wasn't for our colonialism and genocide over a 120 year period, the Japanese would have taken you over, you should be grateful". Amazing how Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia are vilified yet Great Britain is viewed with wistful eyes.
     
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    Great Britain brought some amount of modernization to its colonies, rather than simply extracting resources.
     
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    So did the Nazis and Soviets. Nazis built roads, infrastructure, etc. It's often glossed-over that many nations annexed by Nazi Germany, e.g. some of the Baltic states, actually didn't particularly mind Nazi occupation relative to what they had before (often corrupt antiquated kingdoms) or what the alternative was (Stalin). Obviously, if you were a Jew, gypsy, communist, etc living in one of those countries, that was another story. The Soviets too did some good, building housing, increasing education, availability of medicine, etc. No empire lasts long purely through subjugation and suffering of their subjects, they always have to bring some nominal positive and a sense of necessity to maintain their dominance.

    The one advantage that Great Britain had was in bringing semi-autonomous governance and common law to some of its colonies, though arguably even Soviet Russia post-Stalin made efforts to deliver at least the former. However, in practice there doesn't seem to be a correlation between that and the ability of a country to flourish post-subjugation anyways.
     
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    Particularly when they weren't flourishing pre-subjugation either. Almost like people matter at least as much as the system.
     

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