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1468 No. 1468 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What are your thoughts on western companies trying to pass their stuff as Anime? Specially stuff like Turning Red or High Guardian Spice. Who are they trying to fool?
>> No. 1470 [Edit]
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1470
These are people who either 1. recognize the quality of anime, but are willfully ignorant of what makes it good. 2. dislike actual anime and want to co-opt it by any means necessary. 3. genuinely think any animation related to asian things is anime.

Funny how "cultural appropriation" never applies to them.

>Who are they trying to fool?
Themselves.

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>> No. 1471 [Edit]
Leftists are always modifying and assigning new meanings to words by force, this way they can create arguments based on their own definitions.

Anime is not something they can directly infiltrate like movies or comics, so they are trying to change what people call Anime.
>> No. 1509 [Edit]
>>1471
by leftists you really mean white moderates, as attempting to change anime at all is racist - it provides a nonwhite perspective, eliminating that is the definition of white supremacy and anathema to any genuine progressivism.

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30 No. 30 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What's your stance on abortion?
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>> No. 1503 [Edit]
Abortion in China, India and Africa should be mandatory. They got too many people.

In western countries any form of disability should be an abortion. As for the rest of the world, I don't care as long as their population is kept in check.
>> No. 1505 [Edit]
Pretty vile
>> No. 1506 [Edit]
>>31
Despite that being meant as a joke, I do indeed feel this way. As mentioned in >>1455 most women use abortion as a proxy issue (and its the sacred cow of the womens rights movement) so I feel nothing but sheer joy whenever they start freaking out about this. (*) On the other hand while I have nothing but disgust for the women, not allowing abortions is going to mean a lot of children end up suffering.


(*) Coincidentally there's some ruckus around the supreme court overturning this at the federal level. Guess now that Covid's over, they've moved on to the next thing.
>> No. 1508 [Edit]
>>32
I don't think it's that they consider themselves the only people involved in producing life, but rather that their body is the host of a new life for so long.
>>333
you mean the same way Yahweh asked for child sacrifices?
>>1454
well, originally it's because Catholics believed only the baptised could get into heaven, which is why they baptise babies - child mortality was so high in the past, after all. that's why they stop caring what happens to the child after it's baptised, too.
>>1455
well, there is euthanasia advocacy, which the church and pro-life types have also been the most vocal critics of.
>then the clear logical option is mass breeding programs
funny you should mention it, Catholics also don't like contraception.
>>1503
>In western countries any form of disability should be an abortion
well thanks for wishing me dead. hopefully someday you get to enjoy your perfect muscle chad world where no virgins are allowed.
>>1506
>On the other hand while I have nothing but disgust for the women, not allowing abortions is going to mean a lot of children end up suffering.
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380 No. 380 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
What are some thing you believe that most people wouldn't agree with, or would possibly get upset about if you told them how you really feel about it?
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>> No. 1502 [Edit]
>>1501
I've found that it works better on artwork (e.g. the kind you'd find on boorus, since that is what it was trained on) as opposed to screencaps from anime (where it does indeed end up making things look worse).
>> No. 1504 [Edit]
>>1500
>>1501
I'm not pedantic, and in cases where the original image can't be found, Waifu2x is a godsend.

Personally, I think this looks quite good.
https://github.com/nihui/waifu2x-ncnn-vulkan#sample-images
>> No. 1507 [Edit]
People only "respect" others' beliefs out of fear. The determining factor is how many people share that belief and how intimidating they are. Make fun of flat earthers or condemn a cult or incels, you get applauded. Do the same to Muslims and you get condemned yourself, and put on a hit list. It's completely hypocritical bullshit. Numbers, money and weapons decide who "deserves" respect.

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>> No. 1512 [Edit]
Transgenderisms is a delusional mental illness that should be treated, it is not to be taken pride in or given parades. What we are seeing now is mass insanity, both in those who are victims of this disorder, and those who teach acceptance of it. The inmates are now running the asylum. You are what you are, not what you wish you are. This is the fact that people should learn to accept as the common sense it is. We don't live in a fantasy world where all our hopes and dreams come true just because we say so. Why not also let people edit their age, ethnicity, health condition, financial status, marital status, credit score, criminal background record, housing status, education, work experience, occupation, and more to whatever suits their need at any given moment? Oh that's right, the real world doesn't work that way. Even if your friends humor your delusions, reality does not care what you think or feel or want, reality will not change to suit your fantasy.

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125 No. 125 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
If this board is to be "like /pol/", we absolutely must have a thread about Jews.

What do you think about Jews? Is the extent of their wealth and control over media troubling to you? Do you think they're actually behind the promotion of things like miscegenation and a poor education system (ie: Common Core) to keep the population at large easier to control, or do you think that's just a Stormfront conspiracy theory?

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>> No. 1472 [Edit]
then who is pushing blacks in to everyones butts?
>> No. 1473 [Edit]
>>1472
Tribal identification is inefficient in globalized industrial society. To that end, Europeans are attacked because their culture is too puristic and they aren't easily assimilated into a massive global population/workforce. It's simply and honestly in my opinion regular old greed. International mega-corporations do not have it in their long term or short term interest to maintain or tolerate a population that doesn't want to cooperate with it or become another segment of the squirming, slaving brown masses.

We live in the delusion that humans behave and form ideas, philosophy, and civilisation because it works well, but the reality is that no human social behavior can be known to have the most optimal results in the long run. Sometimes a system that works well for thousands of years suddenly runs up against a problem it wasn't developed to solve, and it disintegrates under the pressure of it's new environment. I believe that industrial society, or more importantly global economic society, was that obstacle for European civilization. It ended up pitted against groups, largely run by individuals from it's own culture and genetic background, that simply didn't care about loftier ideals like race, culture, religion, etc. and used their acquired economic power to blot out opposition. To that end, European societies are being destroyed simply because they are too costly to maintain. Europeans expect too much of their resources for themselves, and too much autonomy over their own land, and within recent history ( say 30,000 years ) they have been the most opposed to mixing or cooperating with groups outside their own, as is evidenced by their genetic situation. By the way you should read about that kind of thing, Europeans form such an insanely tight cluster on the global scale and are one of only two super-populations to have effectively zero modern mixing.

Although greed may be the wrong idea here. I can't see human society past a certain point as the result of individualistic human ideals, desires, and motivations, like for example "the Jews want to ( personally ) destroy the white race". I see things as a big system sort of deal, where
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>> No. 1474 [Edit]
>>1473
>a population that doesn't want to cooperate with it or become another segment of the squirming, slaving brown masses
Isn't physical and low-skilled labour becoming increasingly obsolete?
>> No. 1489 [Edit]
>>1474
The context doesn't really matter, the refusal to integrate into a globalised system is a major threat to the control of the people who are consciously or unconsciously sending us in this direction. Even if they got rid of manual labor today it would be a major threat to have an entire chunk of civilisation that doesn't want to go your way. Their pursuit of a mono-civilisation that they control may even be some twisted form of self-defense. After all no individuals with power can stay on top forever, I think that no matter who they are or what their desires are, it would just make sense that if you had reached the top, with the power a major global corporation has, and you could visualise it's destruction, you'd want to destroy that threat or assimilate it into your own resources.

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1428 No. 1428 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Does a religion need any kind of supernatural element? Let's say I invited a religion called Soupism. The only rule is that you have to eat soup at least once a day. To be a Soupist, the only two conditions are that you follow this rule and consider yourself a Soupist. That's it. The symbol of Soupism is a cursive s. Does Soupism count as a religion?
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>> No. 1462 [Edit]
>>1460
It's not just arguing semantics in this case.

To be a religion it has to have a supernatural element connected to it that explains it's rules. So for example, if there was a soup god that said you must eat soup once a day or you will die, that's a religion. But if it's just a group of people that decided that eating soup once a day is good for you or that eating soup once a day with like-minded people brings people together and is good to create lasting friendships, that's not a religion it's a philosophy or even a health choice.

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>> No. 1463 [Edit]
>>1462
>if it's just a group of people that decided that eating soup once a day is good for you or that eating soup once a day with like-minded people brings people together and is good to create lasting friendships
Sounds pretty casual. What if you add fanaticism?
>> No. 1464 [Edit]
>>1460
>philosophical debates are really just bickering over the definitions of words
The bickering over "consciousness" always seems like this. People always redefine the term so they can defend a viewpoint that no one really meant in the first place. The "compatibilists" are a prime example of this.

At it's core there are only 3 options for the question of free will:

* The universe is completely deterministic (รก la superdeterminism) at which point you obviously have no free will at all, and the notion of science itself which depends on the notion of independence faces a radical paradigm shift (maybe independence only holds at the macroscopic level or something, who knows). That is to say, the future is "predetermined" but not predictable given the complexity. Either way this is the option that no one dares to accept.

* The universe has true randomness at the quantum level, and our decisions/thoughts at any point in time are purely a function of our sensory inputs and brain patterns which evolve over time (plus maybe some minor random noise). In this case the future is "locally" predetermined (depending on the amount of random noise), and in the long term is undetermined (given the randomness). But if there's no mechanism by which you can influence the randomness, then there's no "will" here either.

* There is some unknown physics by which we can influence events at a non-material level. This is seemingly what most people cling to when confronted with the question.

But either way philosophy contributes nothing here. If this _is_ a decidable question it is one that can only solved by experimentation to learn more about the nature of the universe and how our sensory inputs are converted into thoughts.
>> No. 1465 [Edit]
>>1463
It would not change anything, many non-religious movements are quite fanatic, for example communism, anarchism or fascism.

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85 No. 85 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
In your own words; what makes women today unbearable?
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>> No. 1024 [Edit]
>>85
They act like their shit don't stink, and everyone else has to pretend it don't too.
>> No. 1026 [Edit]
>>250
>impossibly expensive
I don't see how wearing a simple skirt and boots would be more expensive than wearing big brand sneakers and a hoodie.
>guys can wear pretty clothes too, but almost none of them do either
I do. Plus maybe a lot of guys want to dress more formal or whatever but are afraid to get made fun of women, who generally care more about what's 'fashionable' than what actually looks good so they'll just go with whatever is the safest option. No one will make fun of a woman dressing feminine.
>> No. 1259 [Edit]
Very vain and also them being sluts. I hate impurity.
>> No. 1459 [Edit]
As others here are said, it's not women in particular per se but society itself, and women are just the ones who embody it the most (since it's in their nature to fit in). I'd almost certainly hate a randomly chosen man as well.

Hence why I prefer 2D in terms of both friendship and lust.

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1453 No. 1453 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Has anyone else here watched The Boondocks? What do you think about it? In retrospect, it's bizarre that is was ever made at all. A black American makes a satirical comic strip about race relations, black pop culture and politics, and that of all things gets an adult swim adaptation, styled after anime.

It's the kind thing that could have only been made at that specific point in time where American networks were trying to replicate anime, before they gave up on that.

The show pushes boundaries(at least the boundaries of that time) and makes quite of bit of fun of things you wouldn't typically be able to mock black people for. It's done under an interesting lens though.
All of the stereotypical "bad behavior" or tastes associated with black people, are attributed to "ignorance". Ignorance is The Boondocks' favorite word. Ignorance of what exactly, is never specified. What magical piece of knowledge black people are missing is never explained to the audience.

White people on the show are portrayed as caricatures. Either they're blissfully ignorant and unaware of how society works, greedy and morally bankrupt, or they imitate black people. The main antagonist of the show is actually not a white person, but an extreme uncle tom.

It's hard to piece together what exactly the show's overall message is. It's kind of exotic, as you can tell from it's lukewarm, bitter representation of Obama. Not exactly standard liberal propaganda. People have said the creator is a "black nationalist". I don't know anything about that ideology. The show does have some element of self-aggrandizing though. Huey, the main character, is a genius 10 year old who knows kung-fu. He's the show's main mouth piece of reason and has been called a writer self-insert.

So those are my thoughts.

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460 No. 460 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Food production is a big issue for the world. Food shortages, booming population, deteriorating croplands are usually the reason for the collapse of many earlier civilizations... And now the whole world is feeling the same kind of pressure. It's hard to feed so many people. I read a book called "full planets, empty plates" by lester brown, i thought it was a good book... it has a sense of dread and urgency, makes me feel like the problem is beyond our saving.

There are too many humans on earth. The eternal struggle to reproduce. How do you feel about all of this?
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>> No. 516 [Edit]
>>503
Indians mostly eat chicken, and SEA Asians are freaking out about their health and only eating fish.
Meat is just as efficient as vegetables, otherwise we would not be evolutionarily inclined to eat it. That is, it provides much more calories the body needs per gram than vegetables.
>> No. 546 [Edit]
Read the book Can Life Prevail? by Pentti Linkola for more info about deep ecology and overpopulation. Technological Slavery by Ted Kaczynski is another good book which critiques modern industrialism and cultural issues. The Collapse of Western Civilization by Erik M. Conway and Naomi Oreskes is also okay (it's about climate change), though it has an annoyingly liberal slant to it. Linkola's brand of right-wing ecology and advocacy for small and sustainable communities is nicer, in my opinion.

Capitalism and democracy will be the death of humanity. We will continue to consume unsustainably and increase our numbers if we don't make drastic changes to society.
>> No. 560 [Edit]
The issue as I see it will not be a lack of food but the type of food. Meat takes much more to produce than rice or wheat does, if it ever came to such that we were facing food shortages the answer would be to stop producing meat in as large amounts.
>> No. 1442 [Edit]
The populations of many advanced countries are now at a point where they have stopped growing and are even declining. This tends to be what happens when a nation becomes overpopulated, housing prices go up meaning it is much harder to get a large house to raise children in or even a house at all so by the time you do get it your wife is over 30 years old and will only have maybe one child.

But it doesn't happen so much like that in developing nations and the other worry is while there is food now these nations are not the most stable or developed so there are many events that could trigger catastrophic food shortages leading to mass famine and unrest. Nigeria would be a good example of that but even Egypt falls into this, if the Nile dries up they are done.

>>461
By your own calculations that would give us 14 grams of rice a day... I don't think that is happening. This doesn't include the impact that 500 billion people would have on the land required to produce this either(or the impact it would have on the world as whole for that matter). Even so, 1Kg isn't really that much and probably does not take into account waste or poor quality crops that get given to animals because they are not really fit for people(and the fact that animals themselves produce food).

>>464
If only Covid was more contagious, we might at least rid our selves of all the old people(which would be good for the economy as well).

>>503
True but most meat is produced in areas where crops do not grow(think central Australia) and also livestock isn't that bad for the environment, Methane has a short lifespan compared to other green house gases and much doesn't reach the atmosphere.

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1433 No. 1433 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
what does tc think about the jews?
>> No. 1434 [Edit]
I think you should use the catalog
>>125

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733 No. 733 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Can Nazis and fundamentalist Christians and Muslims be otaku? Iran is kind of like modern Nazi Germany. Look how that turned out.
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>> No. 1420 [Edit]
On the Muslim note, both ISIS and the Taliban have expressed that anime is okay with the Taliban saying "It's just a cartoon"
>> No. 1421 [Edit]
>>1420
If this is your source, it's not very convincing.
https://www.trendsmap.com/twitter/tweet/1428704005895516163
Libtards are also "okay" with video games. See how that turned out.
>> No. 1426 [Edit]
>>1421
they're far more accepting than Conservatives, see Jack Thompson
>> No. 1456 [Edit]
Of course they can, I am one.

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409 No. 409 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Is earth flat, round, or upside down?
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1108
It's inside out.
>> No. 1382 [Edit]
>>409
It's both flat and hollow, thus cylinder shaped.
The bottom of the cylinder is likely occupied by a mirror-world where everything is opposite, similarly with the lower portions of the interior, though that's a mirror of the interior of the earth.
It is possible that the mirror-interior (and through it the mirror-earth) can be accessed through the bottom of the inner earth, though if that is the case then one would likely fall up until one hit the bottom of the mirror earth, what with it being mirrored, and that wouldn't be conductive to one's health.
The sides meanwhile, are likely to be occupied by a large serpent, be it Leviathan or Jormungandr and can thus not be traversed without being eaten.
>> No. 1424 [Edit]
>>409
its probably flat since its velocity/direction of velocity doesnt change. if the earth was going in a circle around the sun then you would be heavier during day time and lighter during night time, since during the night the earth is between you and the sun so it cant push you onto the orbital path and has to use purely gravity to keep you held down, meanwhile during the day the earth can push you in the right direction while also using gravity to keep you held down.

i hope thats clear enough, if not, think of it like a car doing donuts. you get thrown against the side of the car and you feel a constant force because your velocity of your body is constantly being corrected onto the path of the car. on the scale of earth it wouldnt be that much of a difference if the earth moves around one degree every day in the circle in makes around the sun, but i think with good enough equipment it should be detectable.
>> No. 1425 [Edit]
>>1424
You'd actually be lighter during the day since the earth is pulling you towards it while the sun is pulling you away from the earth. The sun is so far away though, that this difference is negligible on any normal scale.

The earth's gravity is also sufficient enough for people and the earth to act as one object accelerating together.

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