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by Zinegata
2019-10-15 01:20am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: USA betrays the Kurds, Turkey attacks.
Replies: 41
Views: 5310

Re: USA betrays the Kurds, Turkey attacks.

They trusted us to not leave them to ethnic cleansing by Turkey. That isn't a treaty, it's an understanding between human beings, something that is apparently foreign to you. It's way more complicated than that. Some Kurds in Turkey are not happy that the US backed Turkey in the 1980s, when Turkey ...
by Zinegata
2019-10-15 12:51am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them
Replies: 91
Views: 8315

Re: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them

In the above argument Zinegata was involved in, its very relevant to point out the flaws of liberal democracies if your argument is China is bad because its not a liberal democracy. If the argument was China gets a free pass because America is also bad, then its fair to accuse him of using whatabou...
by Zinegata
2019-10-15 12:32am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them
Replies: 91
Views: 8315

Re: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them

Tiriol wrote:
2019-10-15 12:27am

We shall see.
Lol, there is no "shall". Everyone can already see that you have no character. Criticizing democracy is not the same as championing dictatorship. You're a hateful little shit who has no principles; that's why you keep trying to sneak in cheap shots.
by Zinegata
2019-10-15 12:26am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them
Replies: 91
Views: 8315

Re: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them

Putinist trolls and alt-right also employ PRECISELY similar tactics as Zinegata, so I really don’t have much patience for this argument. Hey, how about addressing my argument instead of trying to sneak in a cheap shot. You know you can't prove I'm a Putinist troll but you level that accusation anyw...
by Zinegata
2019-10-15 12:18am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them
Replies: 91
Views: 8315

Re: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them

While the US has invented quite a bit of bad stuff over the centuries the US did not invent "whataboutism" - it's logical fallacy and an argument to justify misbehavior that goes back pretty much forever in history, it's nothing new in the world. In the old days it used to be call tu quoque , which...
by Zinegata
2019-10-15 12:12am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them
Replies: 91
Views: 8315

Re: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them

Eulogy wrote:
2019-10-14 10:53pm

There's a certain irony in capitalist corporations whoring themselves out to communists, and one that to put it mildly isn't a healthy long-term strategy.
And in other news, Lebron took China's side.

So can every NBA team agree to black ball him like the NFL did to Colin Kapaernick?
by Zinegata
2019-10-15 12:10am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them
Replies: 91
Views: 8315

Re: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them

Now, I am going to ask very clearly. Defend your statement that I am a racist. Show how I am a racist. Go ahead. Otherwise I am going to ask the mods to intervene. I’m waiting. And I’m really expecting an answer that does not rely on some in itself a racist belief about my skin colour or nationalit...
by Zinegata
2019-10-14 11:59pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: USA betrays the Kurds, Turkey attacks.
Replies: 41
Views: 5310

Re: USA betrays the Kurds, Turkey attacks.

Syria vs. Turkey in a full war would be exceptionally nasty, given how terrible the situation has been up until now. I suspect it would be a "no rules" type of conflict with poison gas, nukes if either side could get them, and on and on. We have already had poison gas, after all, and ethnic cleansi...
by Zinegata
2019-10-14 11:56pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: USA betrays the Kurds, Turkey attacks.
Replies: 41
Views: 5310

Re: USA betrays the Kurds, Turkey attacks.

It's not an empty threat: There are 3.6 million registered Syrian refugees in Turkey and it's those refugees that Erdogan explicitly has threatened to let into the EU. Under a deal made with Turkey, the EU is paying Turkey billions of Euros in financial aid for various projects for the Syrian refug...
by Zinegata
2019-10-14 03:39am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them
Replies: 91
Views: 8315

Re: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them

The PRC are not victims here. That's not the point. The point is Western liberal democracies engage in the exact same kind of imperialistic actions you listed even today . See the invasion of Iraq, the support for Arab Spring rebellions which only ended largely in failure and further repression, an...
by Zinegata
2019-10-14 02:31am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them
Replies: 91
Views: 8315

Re: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them

YOU dragged the British Empire into this by talking about Imperial masters. Don't now go all high and mighty. And we know quite well that the proposed act of legislation would have helped Chinese authorities immensely and was done in their interest. Just saying "sucking up to Imperial masters!" doe...
by Zinegata
2019-10-13 11:50pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them
Replies: 91
Views: 8315

Re: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them

And in other news, Colin Kaepernick still hasn't been hired by any NFL team for making a political statement. Where is the ongoing outrage and widespread calls to boycott the NFL? Fighting for "Freedom of speech" in the Internet age is increasingly just shitty people refusing to own up to their own ...
by Zinegata
2019-10-13 11:32pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: USA betrays the Kurds, Turkey attacks.
Replies: 41
Views: 5310

Re: USA betrays the Kurds, Turkey attacks.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/erdogan-syria-turkey-kurds-europe-refugees-invasion-sdf-latest-middle-east-a9150271.html Turkey’s president has threatened to send millions of Syrian refugees to Europe in retaliation for stinging world criticism of his military operation in nort...
by Zinegata
2019-10-13 11:30pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: USA betrays the Kurds, Turkey attacks.
Replies: 41
Views: 5310

Re: USA betrays the Kurds, Turkey attacks.

Speaking of having a very little grasp on reality, one of Trump’s reasons for abandoning the Kurds.... is that they wdidntbhelp the US with Normandy in WW2??? Most of history is just bullshit to justify present policy anyway. If history really determined present policy, then why the hell is America...
by Zinegata
2019-10-10 02:47am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: USA betrays the Kurds, Turkey attacks.
Replies: 41
Views: 5310

Re: USA betrays the Kurds, Turkey attacks.

So what's going to happen to all those ISIS fighters? There is going to be a concern if things get hot, those fighters can escape in the confusion. The area isn't really an ISIS hotbed to begin with. The "terrorists" there are instead mainly the PKK, who are often wrongly reported as being anti-ISI...
by Zinegata
2019-10-10 02:25am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them
Replies: 91
Views: 8315

Re: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them

Yeaaah... and how's that working out for Hong Kong right now, ths vaunted "China's really not bad, and BRITISH EMPIRE BAD, *I'm a smarmy asshole*? don't pay attention to the actual citizens protesting in millions" approach? You do realize that it was the Hong Kong local government that proposed the...
by Zinegata
2019-10-10 02:00am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them
Replies: 91
Views: 8315

Re: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them

I don't really want to get into a whole "thing" here, but why is the only qualification for China doing anything "sending the army in"? That seems like a frightfully naive viewpoint. As is acting like Hong Kong is so autonomous that the police and governing authorities of it aren't acting as proxie...
by Zinegata
2019-09-19 01:42am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Bill Gates, not as benevolent as he likes to portray himself
Replies: 37
Views: 4393

Re: Bill Gates, not as benevolent as he likes to portray himself

1.) I didn't formally study history no. 2.) Oh wait you're actually serious. Your arguments were PATHETIC. 3.) Hardly. And that you keep calling me that only shows that you're a man child. 4.) Somehow I doubt that. Again, your arguments in the decolonization when all the complex nuances were "it'll...
by Zinegata
2019-09-19 01:24am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Bill Gates, not as benevolent as he likes to portray himself
Replies: 37
Views: 4393

Re: Bill Gates, not as benevolent as he likes to portray himself

Please. I'm hardly "a shapiro wannabe." I AGREE with the idea that pure capitalism is garbage for fucks suck and while I disagreed with her as a teacher she was fantastic and made a lot of legitimate points. Most of my posting history on this forum has been arguing from a liberal standpoint so go t...
by Zinegata
2019-09-19 01:13am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Bill Gates, not as benevolent as he likes to portray himself
Replies: 37
Views: 4393

Re: Bill Gates, not as benevolent as he likes to portray himself

Lol, no. Giving you a high grade doesn’t mean she’s intellectually honest. It could just mean she doesn’t want the headache of a Shapiro-wannabe complaining about her “communist” class, and you’re too full of yourself to realize this was basically a bribe to avoid controversy. Really that you make t...
by Zinegata
2019-09-19 12:27am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Bill Gates, not as benevolent as he likes to portray himself
Replies: 37
Views: 4393

Re: Bill Gates, not as benevolent as he likes to portray himself

Uh my professor openly owned the communism label. She was and probably still is PROUD to be called that. Thing is she was also highly intelligent and fair. I made clear I disagreed with her and she still gave me a high score in class and was willing to act as a reference. Uh, who cares? All you’re ...
by Zinegata
2019-09-18 11:59pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Bill Gates, not as benevolent as he likes to portray himself
Replies: 37
Views: 4393

Re: Bill Gates, not as benevolent as he likes to portray himself

1.) The guy said that ALL billionaires are monsters who exploit others. What am I supposed to make of that? I freely admitted American capitalism is bad (why the hell do you think I said that the best countries provide both?). 1. They mostly are. That's what happens in a zero sum game of "winners" ...
by Zinegata
2019-09-18 11:32pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Bill Gates, not as benevolent as he likes to portray himself
Replies: 37
Views: 4393

Re: Bill Gates, not as benevolent as he likes to portray himself

No. I have a right to debate and I’m not going to let you drive me out. I’m not so much relitigating the debate as pointing out that demonizing every last billionaire as a monster doesn’t really make sense and is in line with the rather simplistic ideas that KA has. Also that the best countries ten...
by Zinegata
2019-09-18 11:28pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Communism is the solution for America's problems
Replies: 72
Views: 11111

Re: Communism is the solution for America's problems

Marxism is illegitimate? Compared to what? What criteria are you using? And so on. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unsere_Besten It pays to remind people that Germany actually considers Marx to be the third greatest German ever, behind Adenauer and Martin Luther. And that this idea of Marx being "ill...
by Zinegata
2019-09-18 11:20pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Bill Gates, not as benevolent as he likes to portray himself
Replies: 37
Views: 4393

Re: Bill Gates, not as benevolent as he likes to portray himself

Unbridled capitalism absolutely is as bad as you say. But considering that even countries like Norway FranceFinland Sweden Denmark the Netherlands Spain Belgium New Zealand Australia Japan Switzerland Canada Ireland and Great Britain (which have successfully implemented Soviet ideals) operate in ta...