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by Plzen
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:27 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Honor Among Thieves and the Rule of Law
Replies: 17
Views: 408

And why is that? The subjective ness of morality? Or just that you find that the law is worth following because it’s the law? The subjectiveness, yes. Organised society cannot exist if every man behaves as he believes right. The process by which laws are written is far more important than the conte...
by Plzen
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:01 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Honor Among Thieves and the Rule of Law
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Neither. Of the two options presented I lean towards disregarding laws that are not moral, but that is not quite my stance. Laws should be disregarded if they are not legitimate . Asides from extreme violations of basic human rights, which should be always resisted, immoral laws should still be obey...
by Plzen
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:08 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: The American Empire
Replies: 290
Views: 5834

To Britain ?Who Britain think they are? A co-signatory to the 1986 Joint Statement, which is the diplomatic basis for the ‘97 handover. Promise to the UK?Hong Kong still has disgusting autonomy. But whether they have it or not, it has nothing to do with Britain. So China considers upholding its int...
by Plzen
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:53 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: The American Empire
Replies: 290
Views: 5834

No, in diplomacy, no country is as immoral as the United States.America is a shameless bastard. Compared with it, even the African warlords is a gentleman. The funny thing about me believing A=B, I have to argue against both people who believe A>B and those that believe A<B. US foreign policy may b...
by Plzen
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:33 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: The American Empire
Replies: 290
Views: 5834

Rusozak wrote:So you're saying China is just as moral as the U.S.

In terms of foreign policy? Yes. That is exactly what we are saying.

Although “just as immoral” might be a better way to phrase that.
by Plzen
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:21 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: The American Empire
Replies: 290
Views: 5834

While I recognize that you're trying to make light of situations that are often tense and ugly, it's not lightly that I say that the United States often lives up to its moral responsibility with great sacrifice. I consider the assertion that the United States “promotes and stabilises” democracy abr...
by Plzen
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:16 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: The American Empire
Replies: 290
Views: 5834

Most democracies have that path wide open, yes. Because Populist appeal is practically a feature when it comes to democracy and electoral politics. I’m not talking about the concept of democratic vulnerability to populism in general. I am talking about current events and the plausible political out...
by Plzen
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:08 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: The American Empire
Replies: 290
Views: 5834

Considering the country's reaction to Trump, who was no where near a Nazi, I think that kind of sentiment is laughable. Trump got, what, 70 million votes in the last elections? Only if one listens to the liberal media could one get the impression that the United States’ reaction to Trump was overly...
by Plzen
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:04 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: The American Empire
Replies: 290
Views: 5834

The United States holds itself accountable for its past mistakes unlike the Chinese Communist Party who actively embraces them. American foreign policy in the past century has overwhelmingly been about the promotion, stabilization, and groundwork for democracy. We're not a bully, we don't beat up o...
by Plzen
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:31 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: The American Empire
Replies: 290
Views: 5834

Lick our boots? No, we're just asking for a helping hand. A ten-year-old would understand that if you spend your time in the schoolyard beating up others, you don’t get to then ask them for “help” when a stronger bully threatens to usurp your position. But this seems to be a point that is impossibl...
by Plzen
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:21 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: The American Empire
Replies: 290
Views: 5834

For the 75% of the world population who are neither Americans nor Chinese, I don’t think that the international order under Chinese hegemony will be substantially different from the current one under American hegemony. People who are “in” now might find themselves “out” and vice versa, but that’s pr...
by Plzen
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:24 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Betrayed In A Game of Risk
Replies: 147
Views: 2518

Esternial wrote:NSG is already a hotbed of disagreements and arguments, and you want them to play Risk?!

I'll gladly host a forum game of a variant map of Diplomacy, if people want that. F7 is probably the right place to do it, I think?
by Plzen
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:57 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Betrayed In A Game of Risk
Replies: 147
Views: 2518

No Risk player should shoot for second. To quote a popular saying about a different board game, there are two types of Diplomacy players; those that shoot for a solo victory, and losers. On the original topic of this thread, no, my trust is not at all damaged. When I'm playing a game with other peo...
by Plzen
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:49 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Muslims and Christians, how can we improve relations?
Replies: 204
Views: 2851

Religion should be banned ! Even leaving aside that little thing called, oh, the freedom of thought and conscience , this is just an ineffective solution in general. Banning things rarely makes them actually go away, especially when said thing is closely held-to by billion of highly passionate peop...
by Plzen
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:19 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Is voting useless in the US?
Replies: 687
Views: 10157

After reading over the last couple pages of debates, I think this discussion would be more enlightening with a clearer definition of what it means for a vote to matter.
by Plzen
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:12 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Muslims and Christians, how can we improve relations?
Replies: 204
Views: 2851

It indeed is ironically reversed in many christian circles - thousands of believers denounce misdeeds while the clergy remains silent; while with muslims it is the clergy speaking up but the masses yelling louder. I'm not entirely convinced, but for the moment accepting this as true, why do you thi...
by Plzen
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:11 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Muslims and Christians, how can we improve relations?
Replies: 204
Views: 2851

Rijk van Afrika wrote:I don't care about Indonesia

It is, of course, a meaningless truism that if you disregard countries in which multireligious societies work, then in no considered country will one find an example of a viable multireligious society.
by Plzen
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:42 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Muslims and Christians, how can we improve relations?
Replies: 204
Views: 2851

There is something called New Testament, that call retcon most of the retarded parts of the Old Testament. There is a guy called Jesus you may know him. I bet he could wage a war and marry a 9 years old little girl, but he instead chose the path of peace. If you really think that the barbarism of t...
by Plzen
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:32 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Muslims and Christians, how can we improve relations?
Replies: 204
Views: 2851

It is. Citation: Europe today I don't think you quite get how a logical proof works. Your argument is not that Muslims and Christians don't coexist. Your argument is that it is not possible for Muslims and Christians to coexist. Such a statement cannot be demonstrated with a single counterexample. ...
by Plzen
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:26 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: What does Christmas mean to you?
Replies: 182
Views: 3577

How does it not make sense? I don't believe in the religious part of Christmas, and believe we should return to our pagan roots, but I also believe that Christmas is an important tradition and battleground that the left is trying to take away in the name of 'diversity' Ah, yes, "we should prot...
by Plzen
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:14 pm
 
Forum: Portal to the Multiverse
Topic: Traveller's Cafe 4: Brainstorming, Discussion, Tea, Advice
Replies: 2951
Views: 160780

What do you people think of using only the OOC thread for communication, but having the discord as a sort of "lore archive" where we can post pre-established information that people can reference. If the information is something that the average participant in the roleplay will reasonably...
by Plzen
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:58 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Muslims and Christians, how can we improve relations?
Replies: 204
Views: 2851

Renounce Islam and Christianity. That would be a start. It’s a strange day when I’m agreeing with this poster, but this is basically my stance as well. People who disagree on the basic nature of morality will never be able to truly live at peace. If the world is to meaningfully progress socially, t...
by Plzen
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:05 pm
 
Forum: Portal to the Multiverse
Topic: Traveller's Cafe 4: Brainstorming, Discussion, Tea, Advice
Replies: 2951
Views: 160780

Dayganistan wrote:-snip-

Seconded.

After certain unpleasant recent experiences I’ve basically decided that if an RP has a Discord link and it’s not Alternative Divergence, then I simply don’t want in, full stop.
by Plzen
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:46 pm
 
Forum: Portal to the Multiverse
Topic: P2TM RP ADVERTISEMENT THREAD
Replies: 1491
Views: 239430

-snipped; wrong thread-
by Plzen
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:37 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: What does Christmas mean to you?
Replies: 182
Views: 3577

To me it has no spiritual or cultural significance (now, that is; when I was younger I decorated trees with family), but it's a national holiday and those are welcome without exception.
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