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Coldfyr
(acolyte)
02/09/06 03:28 PM
Re: Americans decide new [re: power2charm]  

Hint 2: Danes are known for their beautiful thick, lustrous hair, which they never cut.


Eh? All the Danes I know cut their hair. and not all of them have thick hair...

Even the Royalty of Denmark




"A" is for Atonal, artfully adding audible auras

Strawman
(acolyte)
02/09/06 03:30 PM
Re: 'By Bullet & By Bomb' new [re: guiltpuppy]  

Oh, I'm sorry, perhaps I should've been more specific - I was refering to the protesting muslims who are comfortably residing in Europe and who are definately not oppressed in any way - well, except the ones in France.

In reply to:

History goes back farther than September 11, 2001


That's right - Go check it out.



Shelle
(cracked actor)
02/09/06 03:46 PM
Re: Americans decide new [re: Coldfyr]  

In reply to:

Eh? All the Danes I know cut their hair. and not all of them have thick hair...



Same here.

I doubt power2charm actually knows any Danes though. He might know some guys called Dane...

All his views on foreigners and their cultures seem to based on little or no life experience.

Extremists on both sides are driving the bus. Not just that, but they've persuaded the rest of us to pay to have the bus converted into a tank, and we're not allowed to look outside to see for ourselves what's really going on.


guiltpuppy
(cracked actor)
02/09/06 03:46 PM
Re: 'By Bullet & By Bomb' new [re: Strawman]  

In reply to:

I was refering to the protesting muslims who are comfortably residing in Europe and who are definately not oppressed in any way



Okay, so my talk of oppression was unfounded because you limited the scope to the area in which it didn't apply. I guess it's just as easy for me to say that any mention of terrorism is unfounded, because I'm going to ignore all instances of terrorism.

And I know my history, Strawman. Pick any scope of time -- the last hundred years, the last thousand years, the last week -- and more Muslims have been killed by Westerners than the reverse. Publishing images that mock people is always a little petty, but when those people are being slaughtered by your people, it strikes me as eminently fucked up.



Marquis
(fetch a priest)
02/09/06 04:27 PM
Dynasty Building new [re: guiltpuppy]  

In reply to:

Pick any scope of time -- the last hundred years, the last thousand years, the last week -- and more Muslims have been killed by Westerners than the reverse.


You hear that???

Scoreboard, bitches!

We act immaturely in a hurry to be old
- Dizzee Rascal

Strawman
(acolyte)
02/09/06 04:36 PM
Re: Dynasty Building new [re: Marquis]  




GP, I've had a few drinks & not up for serious discussion at this time - but rest assured I'll be back to tomorrow with what I hope will be a worthy reply.



b_mardIe
(wild eyed peoploid)
02/09/06 04:40 PM
Re: 'By Bullet & By Bomb' new [re: guiltpuppy]  

how many Jews, buddists, sikhs and fellow musilms have been murdered by muslims in the name of their faith?

I am an architect, they call me a butcher
I am a pioneer, they call me primitive
I am purity, they call me perverted


guiltpuppy
(cracked actor)
02/09/06 09:32 PM
Re: 'By Bullet & By Bomb' new [re: b_mardIe]  

A lot. But I don't think the fact that Westerners murder in the name of greed instead of God means you should remove them from any comparison.

I think much of the notion of the "violent Muslim" stems from the gross misunderstanding of the religions of the world. We treat Islam as being a small group of people, because the "norm" with which most of us are familiar are white Christians. In reality, 20% of the world's inhabitants are of Islamic faith; there's nothing peculiar about them, then, if they are responsible for about 20% of the world's violence.

The second factor in this misunderstanding has to do with the media. We hear about violence in the Muslim world because it has recently extended to us, and so it is relevant. The atrocities being committed by Christians in South America, by secularists in China, and by people of miscellaneous faiths in Africa are barely mentioned, and when they are we tend to ignore them, because "those people" have nothing to do with us. We've been attacked by Muslims, and so suddenly what happens in their part of the world is relevant to us -- at least, when it has something to do with the thing that made them familiar to us (violence.)

Looking at one, two, or even a hundred news reports and saying "this is what these people do" is incredibly naive when talking about a group so large in size. If you compare the violence committed by Muslims (1.3 billion people) to the violence committed by Americans (300 million people), or by the Western World (about 800 million people), the proportions are ridiculous. The difference is, we label all our wars and atrocities "just" for no real reason but for the fact that we have carried them out.



Beulah
(absolute beginner )
02/10/06 02:13 AM
Re: So what is the problem? new [re: infidel]  

You know what the problem is?

Any race is a bit fucked-up. Becaue stupid people are everywhere. Ok, I must be honest. There are more stupid non-whites than whites, but in general, stupidity is universal.

I dislike politicians just as much as the next person. The lefties are too soft. The righties are too pig-headed. Both sometimes have brilliant ideas but most of the time, the idea that starts out good turns out fucked-up as some people bend it into the wrong shape intill it ends up into another corruption-fest.

So what can we deduct from this: There is just too many people in the world. Look at india and China and Africa (if it wasn't for Aids, there would be even more now). The more people there are, the more problems there will be.

Personally, I'm tired analyzing the news and seeing this lot fight that lot. And this group said this. And how dare that lot say that and look what this lot do to their kids and so on and on.

And when it comes to a silly cartoon, the Muslims, or who ever the people are who threw their toys out the cott, should just lighten up. (I know the Middle east don't lighten up easily though).

Grom a generalized view: Its true when they say not all non-white people are bad. There are many intelligent non-whites but I guess when it comes to the white race, we are still the best and civilized and intelligent - on the whole.






Starlite
(acolyte)
02/10/06 02:19 AM
Re: So what is the problem? new [re: Beulah]  

You're kidding, right?

The various Asian cultures have got whites beat on both intelligence and civilization through various points in history, but especially the European dark ages. The Middle Eastern cultures were the most civilized in early history, and it's thanks to them that we have many of the ancient Greek and Roman texts, as they were the ones who preserved them for us while we were running around killing each other. Also, they did a lot of stuff for mathematics and astronomy.

African and American cultures all had their own merits too, but most of those we don't know about, because we stomped out their culture and killed them in our "civilized" way as soon as we landed on their shores.




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