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    I'm afraid it is very much a US American value. ...

    I'm afraid it is very much a US American value. The US has always retaliated with excessive force against anyone who dares violate its laws or its hegemony, from the over-the-top military force used...
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    Yep, I'm in that same quadrant myself. ;)

    Yep, I'm in that same quadrant myself. ;)
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    If you believe that, then I've got a bridge for...

    If you believe that, then I've got a bridge for sale that you might be interested in.



    Jimmy Page? John Petrucci?

    Sorry, I don't do Acronymese™ yet. I'm still busy studying Vernacular™....
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    I'm afraid you're dead-wrong about that, Chris. ...

    I'm afraid you're dead-wrong about that, Chris. In the USA, the traditional left embodies the exact opposite of anarchy and lawlessness. They are all about (over-)regulation and thought control.
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    We are currently having a statue issue here in...

    We are currently having a statue issue here in Belgium as well, and most specifically with the statues of king Leopold II, who made the whole of Congo his private property and committed many...
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    You know, this could be the end of the whole...

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    You know, this could be the end of the whole QAnon religion. If and when the US military itself turns its back on Trump, then the whole house of cards will come tumbling down on...
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    Thought control and indoctrination aren't...

    Thought control and indoctrination aren't exclusive to the communists ─ far from it. The USA, as a de facto fascist nation, has been doing that very same thing since at least the start of the Cold...
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    One thing is clear, though. There is an...

    One thing is clear, though. There is an incredible degree of neuroticism playing out, both on the right and on the left. :facepalm:

    For instance ─ and this is something that struck me when I...
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    Well now, that's a pity, because this has so far...

    Well now, that's a pity, because this has so far been one of the best threads on the forum in recent times. I've even moved it from Future Talk to the Highlighted Threads category only a few days...
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    No, that's where you are wrong. You are...

    No, that's where you are wrong. You are conflating socialism and communism ─ which are egalitarian ideologies intended to empower the people ─ with how socialist/communist revolutions have always...
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    You are making the mistake of conflating the...

    I don't know, if he was an actual communist, but if he was then yes. He lived during a time when the crimes of communism have already been exposed and readily apparent to everyone.[/QUOTE]

    You are...
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    Would you say that John Lennon was a scum?

    Would you say that John Lennon was a scum?
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    But then again, the events in our respective...

    I do wonder if the time zones are not clues to us as to where our primary focus might be, but that is an aside to your point.[/QUOTE]

    But then again, the events in our respective timezones all...
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    I support the idea of a conference on Zoom (or a...

    I support the idea of a conference on Zoom (or a similar platform) about this subject ─ and about other subjects as well ─ but there is always the problem of the timezone discrepancy. Something like...
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    Please don't get me wrong: I am in no way, shape...

    Please don't get me wrong: I am in no way, shape or form a proponent of a return of Apartheid, but this is what many South Africans do long for, now that the formerly oppressed black population is...
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    That is most definitely not what I was saying....

    That is most definitely not what I was saying. :shocked:



    That's a good question. :hmm:
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    The sentence I've highlighted above in your...

    The sentence I've highlighted above in your quoted text says it all, Chris. I am a firm believer in education ─ not indoctrination with propaganda, but a proper upbringing and teaching ─ and I...
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    No, I'm afraid you're misinterpreting things. ...

    No, I'm afraid you're misinterpreting things. What the USA considers "the left" ─ i.e. the US Democrats ─ is almost just as racist (toward non-whites) as the alt-right. There are many racists among...
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    It is a well known fact that Vladimir Putin has a...

    It is a well known fact that Vladimir Putin has a way of making dissenters disappear without a trace. He has after all been the head of the FSB for many years. :eyebrows:
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    It's the Dunning-Kruger effect...

    It's the Dunning-Kruger effect; they see the splinter in someone else's eye while completely missing the beam in their own.
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