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    Yes, I know, exactly my point. Celts are Celts....

    Yes, I know, exactly my point. Celts are Celts. Scots and Irish only became different people because they settled on different islands originally and ended up following different religions. Any other...
  2. Thread: Racism

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    That is exactly the issue. Same as Northern...

    That is exactly the issue. Same as Northern Ireland actually. We are talking about essentially the same people divided by religion.
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    Well, actually, Bosnia is a perfect example of...

    Well, actually, Bosnia is a perfect example of not race-based, but religion-based violence.

    For all intents and purposes Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs are the same people, they only really differ...
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    What I meant was that Russia still owns and...

    What I meant was that Russia still owns and controls North Asia, including the indigenous people that live there and is still a hegemon in Central Asia, where it was the colonial overlord for...
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    I beg to differ. I've lived in both India...

    I beg to differ.

    I've lived in both India (South Asia) and Singapore (Southeast Asia, but with a majority East Asian population).

    Skin tone is a signifier of the climactic conditions under...
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    I'm not so sure about that. It is a common...

    I'm not so sure about that.

    It is a common trope of the Left, but the evidence for it is thin on the ground. Other factors seem far more important in creating wealth and the richest countries in...
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    It seems the dichotomy you are pointing out here...

    It seems the dichotomy you are pointing out here is between Capitalism vs Socialism as well as Collectivism vs Individualism. I believe a balance between these opposing forces can be achieved....
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    Racism

    Race, racism and racialism have all been in the news lately and it got me wondering. Is racism, or in other words, discrimination by race, ever justified?

    I live in a comfortably racist society,...
  9. Thread: Humour thread

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    Sticky: I heard this the other day: - What's the...

    I heard this the other day:

    - What's the difference between the paedophile and the pedagogue?
    - The paedophile loves children
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    Interesting, but to me, that just sounds like a...

    Interesting, but to me, that just sounds like a hit piece.
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    Just because you can't see the leadership or the...

    Just because you can't see the leadership or the organisational structure, doesn't mean there isn't one.
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    https://pjmedia.com/columns/victor-davis-hanson/20...

    https://pjmedia.com/columns/victor-davis-hanson/2020/07/09/antifa-in-tears-the-fragility-of-the-woke-n622310

    Antifa in Tears: The Fragility of the Woke

    BY VICTOR DAVIS HANSON JUL 09, 2020 12:10...
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    Fundamentally, I'm opposed to the death penalty,...

    Fundamentally, I'm opposed to the death penalty, because most of the time innocent people get executed and only rarely those that are actually guilty of serious crimes.

    However, in some case, I...
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    As expected, I'm pretty much a centrist, leaning...

    As expected, I'm pretty much a centrist, leaning more towards the Left, than the right:

    https://www.politicalcompass.org/analysis2?ec=-3.75&soc=-0.77
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    Same thing happened to Boris Johnson.

    Same thing happened to Boris Johnson.
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    Well, in other words, you are a classical...

    Well, in other words, you are a classical liberal.

    I am pretty much on the same page, except I pepper it with a dose of realism, especially in terms of cultural and biological differences between...
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    Sorry mate, but you are the one in a bubble....

    Sorry mate, but you are the one in a bubble. Specifically, in a Western European liberal one.

    I really, really don't like Trump, but I realise that the things I dislike about him are precisely...
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    I really think that Leopold II is comparable to...

    I really think that Leopold II is comparable to Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot in terms of crimes committed against humanity. I am surprised there are still statues of him in public squares. The other...
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    Here's an excellent article on the "Confederate...

    Here's an excellent article on the "Confederate Memento Park" idea, inspired by Budapest's example.

    https://www.miamiherald.com/article243812472.html
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    You seem to be taking a partisan view of this DT...

    You seem to be taking a partisan view of this DT and making up excuses for what is wanton destruction of other people's property and national treasure.

    There is some merit to taking confederate...
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