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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. 1379 [Edit]
Just a fair warning, don't respond to this annoying prick.
>> No. 1380 [Edit]
Yes, don't reply to me, it will make his flawed proposition appear even more flawed.
>> 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]
If this is your source, it's not very convincing.
Libtards are also "okay" with video games. See how that turned out.

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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. 1352 [Edit]
>I think the "people that care for them" thing is mostly cultural. A lot of people caring for them will say some dark stuff if you catch them in an honest moment.
In such a moment, a caretaker might admit that their life would be better if such a crippled dependent weren't alive, but that would be merely stating a hypothetical: talking and doing are two very different things.
>> No. 1417 [Edit]
Circumcision is inhumane, barbaric, and should be outlawed. In a society where running water and soap are readily available, there is zero good reason for it to be performed.

We live in a society where cutting off part of a male infant's genitalia is completely normalized; many women will casually voice their approval with zero hesitation, and virtually nobody has a problem with that.

Absolutely maddening.
>> No. 1418 [Edit]
is that really so controversial in the US?
>> No. 1419 [Edit]
Anything that goes against the grain is controversial in the US.

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1036 No. 1036 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Over the last two weeks I've had an inordinate amount of free-time, a lot of which I wasted torturing myself by exposing my mind to normalfag neurotoxins because I'm masochistic, self-destructive and frustrated by my complete inability to control the enviroment around me. The result of all this was a list I made about feminism. So lets talk about it to heal our addled minds and restore a bit of sanity.

Feminism, regardless of whatever someone's nonsensical personal interpretation of it, tends to have a few common tenets:

1. There is a patriarchy, a society-wide, concerted effort to keep woman down. Every man who does not "fight it" is part of the patriarchy.

2. Promoting feminism is the way to promote general equality. If society reached "peak feminism" there would be no issues that disproportionately affect either sex. Quality of life and happiness will also certainly be higher for everybody.

3. Women are a victimized class of people today and in the western first world. They are victimized more so than men. Feminism cannot exist unless woman are "the victims" and will never become obsolete because the goalposts will be perpetually changing.

4. Human beings are born blank slates. There are no innate psychological differences between men and women that tend to occur. If there are any exceptions to a potential trend, that proves that the trend does not exist. (extension of Marxism)

5. Feminism cannot be characterized by the words and actions of individuals or groups with money and power who identify as feminist. It is only characterized by vague, theoretical ideas.

6. Women are not a hive mind and are all unique individuals who can not be generalized in any way, but they should have a strong sense of group identity and work towards common interests. "Sisterhood" and individualism are somehow not contradictory. A shared victimhood should be the unifying factor among women.
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>> No. 1413 [Edit]
I think those particular women are just insane. It's best to ignore them.
>> No. 1414 [Edit]
I agree with them so far as photographic depiction of 3D women goes, but as 2D is the best realistic alternative to this, 2D is in fact the only way of achieving what they wish to achieve. that plus the fact that a lot of the focus on anime specifically arises from the extremely racist stereotype of the "yellow peril" being perverted and arriving to rape white women. but it can only be expected that such bigotry remains amongst radical feminists such as Clare Short.
it's best to ignore all 3D
>> No. 1415 [Edit]
>so far as photographic depiction of 3D women
Why? People are individuals. Nobody owns any body but their own. The rest of what you wrote is incomprehensible.
>> No. 1416 [Edit]
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why? well to combat objectification of women, which psychologically speaking only occurs through photographic depictions. so the government should crack down on 3D, and promote anime as a healthy alternative.

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519 No. 519 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
So, what's your current political standing? Find out:
Mine, pic related and:
>Additional characteristics (textless icon at the bottom):
>Pragmatism : politics objectively boil down to looking at where the problems are and trying to solve them according to the means available.
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>> No. 1404 [Edit]
>The plebs that are brainwashed by the media which is my point.
if they were brainwashed by the media they wouldn't have voted for Brexit, the whole media was against that.
>Well then it's not a trade off between independence and accountability then is it? Seeing that you admit they are both as unaccountable as each other.
the lower house is independent insofar as "corporate voters" in the form of donations can outvote any normal voter. I think that there is a greater accountability to be had at the expense of this existing independence for the lower house also.
>Are they though? And are no American politicians ever bringing religion into governance?
at least Americans don't do so in an official capacity. Christians are luckily a much weaker force in Britbongistan these days, but they still have their grip and aren't gone yet.
> I would also remind you just where exactly it was that the industrial revelation was started, who exactly discovered gravity and who it was the coined the term dinosaur and laid the ground work for the theory of evolution and who had the tallest building in the world for a quite substantial period of time.
those are piddling, meager efforts of an inferior people compared to what literally any other nation has acheived.
>Are you not a heterosexual man?
no, but a clitoris (as I have since researched) is a feature of 3D women, and as a heterosexual man I am obviously only attracted to 2D women. 3D women are the exclusive province of the most homosexual of men.
>I'm only arguing that Britain HAS a culture with some significance and tangible achievements. Never said it's the greatest on Earth.
a middling Victorian culture means nothing if it has no descendants, and it doesn't. Brits today have nothing at all to do with the autho
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>a clitoris is a feature of 3D women
>literally any other nation
>> No. 1408 [Edit]
>those are piddling, meager efforts of an inferior people compared to what literally any other nation has acheived.

I'm going to stop now. I don't really see a point in continuing this if you are going to continue saying ridiculous things like that. Clearly what you are saying has no basis in reality.
>> No. 1409 [Edit]
>I'm going to stop now. I don't really see a point in continuing this if you are going to continue saying ridiculous things like that. Clearly what you are saying has no basis in reality.
I was gonna drop the reveal and post a timestamp with the guy down the street's union jack from his backyard flying in the background, but he put up his fucking wiltshire flag this week, so that's ruined.

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867 No. 867 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
I'm worried. They're already here in Europe. It makes no sense.
How do you feel about it?
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>> No. 1385 [Edit]
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I hate "white people".
It's a false concept that only has any notion in the US.
The so-called "white people" are mutts and anything on the brighter side of the skin color scale, with the lowest of lows everywhere else in the world, that merely follow and copycat US movements.
This fake color war is a spook.
I don't want it to have any credibility in Europe. Europe isn't "white", Europe is full of diverse European cultures and ethnicities that had centuries to develop and differentiate from each other, creating cultural borders within European countries, as well as crossing national borders.
>> No. 1390 [Edit]
absolutely this. what a supremely based post.
>> No. 1391 [Edit]
absolutely this. what a supremely based post.
>> No. 1410 [Edit]
Plugging your ears and calling something a spook doesn't make it not a reality.
There were demonstrations in Europe, it's not as fuck it nevermind someone who stills parrots old /lit/ memes isn't gonna understand anyway

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1059 No. 1059 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you guys believe in anything that might be called a conspiracy?
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I think a global Orwellian state is coming into existence
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>> No. 1384 [Edit]
Since the moment I came to conclusion that the phrase "conspiracy theory" was created to discredit all discussions of potential hidden plots and agendas, and that most people start associating the word "conspiracy" with some nutjob rambling, I started giving everything with the label attached at least a deeper consideration.

Some people are pulling the strings and the world politics are coordinated in some way. You can see who influential people meet with, maybe see some money flows. The politicians seem to use the same language, last phrase I heard was "build back better".

It's just modern form of slavery.
>> No. 1386 [Edit]
Why should they have had to leave their homes and the lands they have lived in for god knows how long? I don't agree that those that stayed can't be serious about there faith either. This is quite a simplistic view of things that you seem to have that fails to give even a passing glance to the thoughts and realities of those that are actually there.
>> No. 1387 [Edit]
>Why should they have had to leave their homes and the lands they have lived in for god knows how long?
Because they're a bunch of assholes who choose to follow a violent, militaristic ideology.
>> No. 1388 [Edit]
I'm not denying that but it doesn't factor into why they should themselves feel the need to leave or even have the ability to practically leave.

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409 No. 409 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Is earth flat, round, or upside down?
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>> No. 966 [Edit]
Earth in Chinese and Japanese is written as 地球. The characters are ground and ball. It was coined by somebody who lived in the sixteenth century. Irrefutable proof that it's round.
>> No. 967 [Edit]
They must be part of the conspiracy as well then.
>> No. 1108 [Edit]
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It's inside out.
>> No. 1382 [Edit]
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.

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1262 No. 1262 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you believe in the existence of non-material phenomenon (not necessary god but things like reincarnation, collective consciousness, astral/ethereal "bodies", etc.)? Or do you instead view the world only in strictly material terms? Or maybe there's a third option?

Note again that this question is not strictly speaking about any sort of god; (of course clearly if one existed then non-material phenomenon exist, but we can still have non-material phenomenon without needing to invoke a god).

I personally ascribe to a more materialist viewpoint since while it's true that our knowledge of the world is ultimately mediated by our senses (and hence potentially imperfect), most (all?) non-material phenomenon seem to implicitly mark humans as "different" from things like rocks or insects and this seems apriori unlikely.

On the flipside, I recently read about how one guy seemed to have documented cases of "reincarnation" [1] (but the fact that all of these rebirths seemed to have happened in a geographically close town seems quite suspicious).

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>> No. 1362 [Edit]
>no matter how much low frequency light you shoot at that thing it will not produce a current. this directly points to light not being a particle because if this phenomenon could be explained by particles then simply shooting more particles would produce the current

Why do you say that? A physical analogue would be activation energy. Or if you want a mechanical analogue, dynamical systems exhibit bifurcations which can be loosely interpreted as requiring a high enough "energy" for a state change to visibly occur.

And if you don't like the photoelectric effect there's also compton scattering.
>> No. 1363 [Edit]
>Are you saying that the sun orbits around the earth then?
i would say thats the next best thing now that heliocentrism is out of the way.

>If you want to invoke the aether, then what would explain lorentz invariance?
honestly i had no idea what lorentz invariance was until i read about it a few minutes ago, from my understanding it means the laws of the universe dont change no matter where you are. if i do have this right then i think it would be you that has to explain how lorentz invariance exists without any underlying fabric on the universe. the ether easily explains it because everything is the ether and therefore everything is bound by its laws. without an ether, what is stopping something from not following the laws of physics or even leaving the universe altogether?

btw the random bullshit i was talking about was lorentz contraction, which to my knowledge was invented solely to account for the failure of the michelson morley experiment.

>If you can reliably reproduce this, then sure
i mean in principle how psychic communication and magnets work are the same. hypothetically if it did exist then it would work through the same medium magnets do, so its nonsensical to classify magnets in a different domain.

>I'm not sure what you're arguing against
what im trying to do is show that there is something non-material enveloping the whole universe that would be the foundation for all other types of non-material phenomenon.

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>> No. 1364 [Edit]
>now that heliocentrism is out of the way.
This is opening up a whole new can of worms – if you reject heliocentrism then the assumptions we're working under are so radically different that it's not going to be productive to continue this line of discussion. (You'd have to go back to epicycles to explain orbits, let alone the tangible evidence from telescopes)

I think it'd be prudent to at least understand a bit more about SR (and GR) before dismissing ideas outright. And if you dismiss lorentz contraction then you're implicitly dismissing time dilation which we know is experimentally true given the correction factors needed for GPS.

>and one low frequency but having much more energy than the high frequency one
Please lookup the planck equation.
>> No. 1366 [Edit]
>Please lookup the planck equation.
i think you misunderstood me, i know high frequency means more energy. i guess what im trying to say is you can have a high amplitude low frequency beam of light that doesnt produce the photoelectric effect, meanwhile a low amplitude high frequecy beam of light will produce it.

>if you reject heliocentrism then the assumptions we're working under are so radically different that it's not going to be productive to continue this line of discussion
it is much easier to just accept the results that the michelson morley experiment showed than to claim that distance contracts in order to explain why the motion of the earth cant be detected.

>I think it'd be prudent to at least understand a bit more about SR (and GR) before dismissing ideas outright
it would be

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1007 No. 1007 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
If China takes over the whole world, what do you think would change? Do you think there's anything that would be improved? What would it look like?
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>> No. 1011 [Edit]
>Would they stop putting effort into stuff that makes them seem more "normal" like anime related stuff
They'd probably continue to do it to make themselves more friendly and palatable. It's also a cheap method of exerting and maintaining soft power.

>forced into being less religious
They seem to hate falun gong and uighurs but I think that's because within China, they don't want any organized opposing force (not sure why they hate falun gong in particular since it just seems like a blend of taoism/buddhism). I don't they would particularly care about exerting control over religions in other regions since it really doesn't pose much of an issue to them.

Overall the changes would be done very slowly. E.g. rather than mandating Chinese from the start, they would first gradually increase foreigners' exposure to hanzi, and then slowly introduce it in the school curriculum, and so by two or three generations it would come to be ingrained in the culture as the defacto medium for communication. Although when we're speaking about that long of a timescale it really depends on how the successor of Xi will take things; because as I understand it there are various factions still trying to gain control.
>> No. 1025 [Edit]
>Also religion, would people be forced into being less religious
The Chinese today seem to be embracing traditional Chinese religions more and co-opting it to work with the already-existing Communist system, so as to fill the spiritual void of the modern Chinese. I think they may make some attempt to spread things like Confucianism and Taoism, as people will feel more intrigued by the more exotic aspects of their society than by the boring, soulless Marxist aspects. Xi Jinping
The Chinese governments is also attempting to forcefully reform other religions like Christianity or Islam, to make it work with the political system, by creating their own edited/censored versions of the Bible for example.
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In my opinion, China "taking over the whole world" would be its undoing. Over-expansion, and an angry United States, Russia, surrounding Asian countries who dislike China like Taiwan and Japan and their allies would also not just let them take over unopposed. Especially since these countries have pretty nasty technology developed that they wouldn't be afraid to use when they're not intentionally prolonging war for profit. The Chinese do as well but we all know how they fare in open war.

People who support China because they dislike the powers that be in the west don't know what they're asking for either.
>> No. 1261 [Edit]
I kind of agree. It's my biggest criticism of their foreign policy right now. They keep pushing at other nations, bullying them and threatening them and claiming their lands. It's only making them enemies and even militarising the region against them. A good example of that would be the Quad alliance of Australia, Japan, India and the US. Australia actually dissolved that as they wanted to get on well with China and trade with them, now they have started it up again due to Chinese aggression.

If China had just waited, just bided their time, build up their navy in peace, build their defence industry up and set up their belt and road nobody would have bothered them about it indeed nobody was, as I mentioned Australia even dissolved an alliance against them but not only that some Australian politicians wanted to be part of the Belt and Road(they have changed their tune about that now). They could have waited until it was to late and then revealed themselves for that they are.

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242 No. 242 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
>refers to a post-war council consisting of the Big Four that U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed as a guarantor of world peace. The members of the Big Four, called the Four Powers during World War II, were the four major Allies of World War II: the United Kingdom, the United States, the Soviet Union and the Republic of China
>As a preventive measure against new wars, countries other than the Four Policemen were to be disarmed. Only the Four Policemen would be allowed to possess any weapons more powerful than a rifle.[2]

'Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.'
- Benjamin Franklin

'In America everybody is of opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards.'
- Bertrand Russell
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>That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among men, deriving their powers from the consent of the governed.

Citizens of foreign nations didn't consent to US rule. Maybe in some exceptions, don't nitpick me.
>> No. 248 [Edit]
The Declaration of Independence is different from the Constitution. The Constitution is an agreement between the Federal Government and the people. Even state governments aren't held to the Constitution in the same way that the Feds are. The point of the document was to establish the Union out of the then independent colonies.

I agree with your point that the very notion of such a thing as the Four Policemen is very hypocritical, but it does need to be said regardless.

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>> No. 1124 [Edit]
>>As a preventive measure against new wars, countries other than the Four Policemen were to be disarmed. Only the Four Policemen would be allowed to possess any weapons more powerful than a rifle.[2]
Isn't this exactly what the NPT does? I find it really fucking funny that the only country to actually use a nuclear weapon in combat, against civilians no less, makes the claim that they, yes THEY in particular need to keep those weapons out of the hands of everyone else, including their allies. I guess they're smart about one thing; being a U.S. citizen would suddenly become very unpleasant, if the U.S. military lost a war hard enough to lose its place as a superpower, after all the enemies we've made in the last century.
>> No. 1131 [Edit]
But US militia only get rifles as well.

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1087 No. 1087 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you like ancient Egypt?
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