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Politics and Government / Re: Worst Political Cartoons
« Last post by SCarpelan on Today at 06:14:34 am »
not sure what chaos or any others here are getting ruffled about. all this ethnonationalist shit is the same thing, we're lucky so many of them are stupid and in-fight over whos "actually superior" based on whichever pseudoscientific theory each on possesses. It's all far-right shit.

If it was someone else I would have either said nothing or made a more friendly point discussing this issue. This is someone who has a history of trying to point the finger to whoever he thinks is "the other side" and remind that all extremism (= not lukewarm centrism) is equally bad, mmkay. That influences how I read his posts and where and why I think he is trying to redirect the discussion.

In this case, he completely randomly happened to remember an article about an Islamic cult when we were discussing Israeli far right's co-operation with anti-semitic far right. In my opinion it is valuable to bring up that Nation of Islam is not at all the same as the organizations that have actual institutional power they can use to put their ideology in action. While their ideas are equally awful their position makes them a distraction more than a danger. It is precisely because this is a less obvious whataboutist misdirection than his usual ones (bringing up a leftist or liberal "equivalent") that I saw it pertinent to pay attention to it.

By the way, you also missed an important point: these far-right factions might hate each other but they also co-operate when it benefits them and even when they fight each other this conflict usually empowers both of them by bringing out the tribalism in people.
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Society and History / Re: Good Things People Say on the Internet
« Last post by Kanzenkankaku on June 16, 2019, 09:21:39 pm »
I played hit-you-in-the-face-with-a-mallet once and I would not recommend.
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Entertainment and Television / Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Last post by Kanzenkankaku on June 16, 2019, 09:20:17 pm »
shadowrun returns is good.

play it for cyberpunk reasons, drink some soykaf, and adventure.

have you played hong kong or dragonfall? they're probably my favourite games I've played in a long time

not yet, have them on my steam wishlist though.

I have a LOT on that wishlist.So many games, yet so little money currently.
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Society and History / Re: Good Things People Say on the Internet
« Last post by dpareja on June 16, 2019, 09:11:43 pm »
(Kyle Kulinski re McConnell saying they'd fill a Supreme Court vacancy in 2020)

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Democrats are playing fuckin' checkers while Republicans are playing hit-you-in-the-face-with-a-mallet.
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Politics and Government / Re: Worst Political Cartoons
« Last post by Kanzenkankaku on June 16, 2019, 08:34:54 pm »
not sure what chaos or any others here are getting ruffled about. all this ethnonationalist shit is the same thing, we're lucky so many of them are stupid and in-fight over whos "actually superior" based on whichever pseudoscientific theory each on possesses. It's all far-right shit.
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Entertainment and Television / Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Last post by SCarpelan on June 16, 2019, 08:32:21 pm »
shadowrun returns is good.

play it for cyberpunk reasons, drink some soykaf, and adventure.

have you played hong kong or dragonfall? they're probably my favourite games I've played in a long time
Yeah, Dragonfall is awesome, better than Returns. I decided against buying Hong Kong since I had the impression that it is disappointing compared to Dragonfall and a friend who did buy it confirmed this. Apparently that might not be the case?
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Entertainment and Television / Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Last post by Sigmaleph on June 16, 2019, 07:34:40 pm »
shadowrun returns is good.

play it for cyberpunk reasons, drink some soykaf, and adventure.

have you played hong kong or dragonfall? they're probably my favourite games I've played in a long time
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Entertainment and Television / Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Last post by Askold on June 16, 2019, 05:16:30 am »
I like how they brought back Armitage from the SNES Shadowrun game for a cameo.

And killing Steve Jackson is always fun.
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Entertainment and Television / Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
« Last post by Kanzenkankaku on June 16, 2019, 03:30:58 am »
shadowrun returns is good.

play it for cyberpunk reasons, drink some soykaf, and adventure.
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Society and History / Re: Not-Good Things People Say on the Internet
« Last post by Kanzenkankaku on June 16, 2019, 03:27:44 am »
the alt-right actually are the real NPCs if you think about it though.

It's just projection, like pedophile thing, and the "white genocide" thing. All of it.
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