NATION

PASSWORD

Global ramifications of the Corona Crisis

For discussion and debate about anything. (Not a roleplay related forum; out-of-character commentary only.)

Advertisement

Remove ads

User avatar
Albrenia
Post Marshal
 
Posts: 16243
Founded: Aug 18, 2017
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Albrenia » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:52 am

Nobel Hobos 2 wrote:
An Alan Smithee Nation wrote:When I was a kid milkmen delivered milk in electric vehicles, someone else delivered bread every day, mail, groceries and newspapers delivered by bicycle, people would sell fresh fish from the back of a van.

It wasn't so bad.


These are small businesses I presume. A few of them should start up.

(I too remember electric milk carts, as late as 1978.)


Could even help bring back a few of the jobs we've lost in this crisis.

User avatar
Thermodolia
Khan of Spam
 
Posts: 64996
Founded: Oct 07, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Thermodolia » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:39 am

LRON wrote:
Cisairse wrote:It is my hope that this crisis will be the catalyst for working people to rise up and seek the rights which they deserve.

As I mentioned, wanting to bring back blood sacrifice to praise Mammon or Baal is a very good way to get the Reds or the Blackshirts marching again.

Yup. I forsee a dictatorship in the future of the US and it will most likely be socialist, but could also be a form of fascist.
Male, Titoist cultural nationalist, lives somewhere in the Deep South, give me any good Irish, Canadian, or Scottish whiskey and I will be your friend for life. I'm GAY! US Military Veteran
I'm agent #69 in the Gaystapo!
>The Sons of Adam: I'd crown myself monarch... cuz why not?
>>Dumb Ideologies: Why not turn yourself into a penguin and build an igloo at the centre of the Earth?
>Xovland: I keep getting ads for printer ink. Sometimes, when you get that feeling down there, you have to look at some steamy printer pictures.
Click for Da Funies
Click Here for RP Info Embassy Program
Ambassadors to the WA: Senior Eve Šanœ, Junior Jon Æthr

RIP Dya

User avatar
Loben The 2nd
Senator
 
Posts: 4410
Founded: Apr 29, 2019
Ex-Nation

Postby Loben The 2nd » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:44 am

Cisairse wrote:It is my hope that this crisis will be the catalyst for working people to rise up and seek the rights which they deserve.


Do you want more people to die and perhaps the tanking of the global economy so you could notch a revolution on your belt?
no quarter.
Satisfaction guaranteed.

User avatar
The Alma Mater
Postmaster of the Fleet
 
Posts: 21796
Founded: May 23, 2004
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby The Alma Mater » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:20 am

Punainen Suomi wrote:
Rojava Free State wrote:
https://www.military.com/daily-news/202 ... id-19.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/worl ... heory.html

Yes actually.

China and Trump are currently sparring over who is to blame for COVID. I'm not a fan of either of them so I'm willing to spread the blame around.

Tell, me would you consider it fair to hold America responsible for the decisions of its leadership?


Obviously. That is what democracy is all about; all share the blame.
Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease.
It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.
- Terry Pratchett, Hogfather

User avatar
The Alma Mater
Postmaster of the Fleet
 
Posts: 21796
Founded: May 23, 2004
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby The Alma Mater » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:27 am

Some ideas:

Companies rushed to invest huge amounts in facilitating working from home. So that will be encouraged in the future; no point in recalling all those laptops, desks etc. or downgrading the network.

Greta got her wish: far less flying and polluting by industry. And the environment is grateful.
Now that the things that could not be done through political compromise have been implemented by fear of a virus I kinda hope governments will find a way to not return to the old situation.

Medical professionals stopped with genital mutilation. I hope they never start again.

There will be more preppers.

Wishful but highly unrealistic thinking: people with jobs that were deemed essential like nurses and sanitation engineers will get more recognition than people working in an office who were deemed expendable during this crisis.
Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease.
It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.
- Terry Pratchett, Hogfather

User avatar
Loben The 2nd
Senator
 
Posts: 4410
Founded: Apr 29, 2019
Ex-Nation

Postby Loben The 2nd » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:48 am

The Alma Mater wrote:Some ideas:

Companies rushed to invest huge amounts in facilitating working from home. So that will be encouraged in the future; no point in recalling all those laptops, desks etc. or downgrading the network.

Greta got her wish: far less flying and polluting by industry. And the environment is grateful.
Now that the things that could not be done through political compromise have been implemented by fear of a virus I kinda hope governments will find a way to not return to the old situation.

Medical professionals stopped with genital mutilation. I hope they never start again.

There will be more preppers.

Wishful but highly unrealistic thinking: people with jobs that were deemed essential like nurses and sanitation engineers will get more recognition than people working in an office who were deemed expendable during this crisis.


Hope you and her enjoy the show. Because what happens next will be a doozy.
no quarter.
Satisfaction guaranteed.

User avatar
Cisairse
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 10895
Founded: Mar 17, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby Cisairse » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:20 am

Loben The 2nd wrote:
Cisairse wrote:It is my hope that this crisis will be the catalyst for working people to rise up and seek the rights which they deserve.


Do you want more people to die and perhaps the tanking of the global economy so you could notch a revolution on your belt?


I never said I wanted a revolution. I said working people will hopefully seek the rights which they deserve. In a democracy, there's a pretty good way to do that.
The details of the above post are subject to leftist infighting.

I officially endorse Fivey Fox for president of the United States.

User avatar
Moscareinas
Diplomat
 
Posts: 775
Founded: Dec 09, 2015
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Moscareinas » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:58 am

I've been working on this and one other thing since Monday morning. It's by no means complete, and it is by every means as pompous and pretentious as the day is long, but I cannot help my training. But I do want this to move along -- even if I cannot give you all a map, I can at least give you all... pointers? Yeah, pointers.

I have said before that change for better must come in the way we live and govern ourselves after this global crisis abates (or, in a real sense, in ways this does fails to abate), but how do we at least ensure that that will happen? How do we at least make that make that change work, for all of us, for every last one of us, not just a few privileged by money, by ethnicity, by creed, by sex, by any and every bloody nonsense that has divided us over and especially these past few years?

I don't know how. Sorry for all that buildup -- all I've ever been good for is rhetoric, and that intermittently. Goodness knows our present failure is a failure of vision, and it is mine too, if of a different kind -- my failure the failure to define an attractive vision more inclusive, more democratic than is now the vogue among the thinking types, those whose bread and butter is not (just) a way with words.

But I do know this much -- we cannot proceed, indeed we will fall back to this damnable square again and again and again (if not try to escape it altogether by just shrugging off all attempts at saving the most vulnerable to the next pandemic, to doubtful economic and certain lack of moral benefit) if we do not attempt to revitalize the global governmental structures -- the United Nations, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, whatelse, I literally don't know what else -- that can at least give us a sense of direction as to how to coordinate our responses by the time the next pandemic sets up its own Ninth Symphony. Global crises demand global responses, global coordination, global cooperation, and even as the tribalist authoritarianisms so popular the world over over these past few years may have learned to lean on each other, extol the other, praise one another for political survival, they could not ensure our human flourishing, or at best can only do so at the expense of the others in times of global crisis.

Which brings up a second, related point: for us to not flail our arms and fail ourselves, we have to have democracy. We must insist on democracy for each and everyone of us. Not wait for China to democratize itself, not bring political laggards to our exclusive clubs in the hopes that that we do influences them to do likewise. Oh, if undemocratic regimes are smart enough and have the resources and the gumption they will adapt, but only economically; there is more than one way to peel a banana, and the banana, as it has turned out, is not democratic but capitalistic, not a way to ensure inclusivity, transparency, accountability in government, but a way to make more money, which I need not tell you is not the same as democracy.
Last edited by Moscareinas on Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:46 am, edited 1 time in total.
Moscareinas is an unexpectedly prosperous democratic republic whose territories include 54% of the western Indian Ocean, the IRL BIOT, Comoros, the Seychelles, Mauritius, and Reunion. Not included: Madagascar.

Moscans are torn about Madagascar.

(Yes, I'm Dahon. Please.)

User avatar
Aureumterra
Powerbroker
 
Posts: 8521
Founded: Oct 25, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby Aureumterra » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:45 am

Aureumterra wrote:Much like life in China and South Korea, it will all go back to normal and everyone will forget about it once the news is swept up with the inevitable coronation of King Charles

What the fuck did I jinx with this? :shock:
NS Parliament: Aditya Sriraam - Unity and Consolidation Party
Latin American Political RP
RightValues
Icelandic Civic Nationalist and proud
I’m your average Íslandic NS player
I DO NOT USE NS STATS!
A 12 civilization, according to this index.
Scary Right Wing Capitalist who thinks the current state of the world (before the pandemic) is the best it had been

User avatar
Nakena
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 14134
Founded: May 06, 2017
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Nakena » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:47 am

Moscareinas wrote:I've been working on this and one other thing since Monday morning. It's by no means complete, and it is by every means as pompous and pretentious as the day is long, but I cannot help my training. But I do want this to move along -- even if I cannot give you all a map, I can at least give you all... pointers? Yeah, pointers.

I have said before that change for better must come in the way we live and govern ourselves after this global crisis abates (or, in a real sense, in ways this does fails to abate), but how do we at least ensure that that will happen? How do we at least make that make that change work, for all of us, for every last one of us, not just a few privileged by money, by ethnicity, by creed, by sex, by any and every bloody nonsense that has divided us over and especially these past few years?

I don't know how. Sorry for all that buildup -- all I've ever been good for is rhetoric, and that intermittently. Goodness knows our present failure is a failure of vision, and it is mine too, if of a different kind -- my failure the failure to define an attractive vision more inclusive, more democratic than is now the vogue among the thinking types, those whose bread and butter is not (just) a way with words.

But I do know this much -- we cannot proceed, indeed we will fall back to this damnable square again and again and again (if not try to escape it altogether by just shrugging off all attempts at saving the most vulnerable to the next pandemic, to doubtful economic and certain lack of moral benefit) if we do not attempt to revitalize the global governmental structures -- the United Nations, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, whatelse, I literally don't know what else -- that can at least give us a sense of direction as to how to coordinate our responses by the time the next pandemic sets up its own Ninth Symphony. Global crises demand global responses, global coordination, global cooperation, and even as the tribalist authoritarianisms so popular the world over over these past few years may have learned to lean on each other, extol the other, praise one another for political survival, they could not ensure our human flourishing, or at best can only do so at the expense of the others in times of global crisis.

Which brings up a second, related point: for us to not flail our arms and fail ourselves, we have to have democracy. We must insist on democracy for each and everyone of us. Not wait for China to democratize itself, not bring political laggards to our exclusive clubs in the hopes that that we do influences them to do likewise. Oh, if undemocratic regimes are smart enough and have the resources and the gumption they will adapt, but only economically; there is more than one way to peel a banana, and the banana, as it has turned out, is not democratic but capitalistic, not a way to ensure inclusivity, transparency, accountability in government, but a way to make more money, which I need not tell you is not the same as democracy.


Might be best to put it to a dispatch. I did that too with some of my stuff. It allows also for better accessibility and can always be read and edited etc.
【NAZBOL GANG】

User avatar
LRON
Diplomat
 
Posts: 648
Founded: Jan 20, 2020
Ex-Nation

Postby LRON » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:47 am

Loben The 2nd wrote:
Cisairse wrote:It is my hope that this crisis will be the catalyst for working people to rise up and seek the rights which they deserve.


Do you want more people to die and perhaps the tanking of the global economy so you could notch a revolution on your belt?

Well then perhaps your government shouldn't be so cavalier with your own citizens lives for the sake of Wall Street, old boy. That is precisely how you get both the reds and the blackshirts rising.
Last edited by LRON on Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:48 am, edited 2 times in total.
Ravenous, ridiculous, and rakish!
Political fixer turned novelist.
Upper Class Anglo-Indian.
Proud Tory, but no longer a member of the Conservative Party.
Enthusiastically eccentric.

User avatar
Australian rePublic
Postmaster of the Fleet
 
Posts: 21768
Founded: Mar 18, 2013
Capitalist Paradise

Postby Australian rePublic » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:49 am

Hard to say, really.


Best case scanarion- Life returns to whatever the new normal is. Not really sure what the new normal is, but perhaps it'll involve less reliance on China. China isn't really cheap anymore, China's valued for supply chains. If companies find new supply chains, this will lead to a bad Chinese economy (which kind of sucks for the Chinese people) and a possible overthrow of the government. (Who base their entire legitimacy on economic growth)

Worst Case Scanario- Global Societal Colllapse. A law is only as valid as your ability to force it. You can only keep people locked in their homes for so long before they start thinking that all this shit isn't worth it to try to contain the virus. That, plus people will want to re-open resturants, cafes, etc. There won't be enough law enforcement mampower to do anything about it. Add to the widespread unemploymemt and economic collapse, and possible mental health issues caused by all this shit and we have all the ingrediants for a global societal collapse Further, the disease wowon'tstop spreading, just because it's ignored, but the spread of the disease will suddenly be the least of our problems. I shudder to think what'll be built in the ashes of previpus society (the one that ended last year)
RE: Potential Cancellation of Tokyo Olympics. The only reason why countries bid to host the Olympics is for tourism. This is why countries are planning on boycotting the Beijing winter Olympics. By cancelling the 2020/21 Olympics, Japan is defacto recieving the same punishment as China, Japan did nothing wrong since World War II
Until if and when the Spanish language evolves to allow for gender-neutrality to not be totally, utterly and completely impossible, (which will take at least centuries), the concept of "LatinX" is completely ridiculous
From Greek Ansestry Orthodox Christian
18 Published Issues and 1 WA Resolution List of NPC Nations
In-Character posts made by this fictious account do not reflect the actions of any real world government

User avatar
Moscareinas
Diplomat
 
Posts: 775
Founded: Dec 09, 2015
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Moscareinas » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:04 pm

Nakena wrote:
Moscareinas wrote:I've been working on this and one other thing since Monday morning. It's by no means complete, and it is by every means as pompous and pretentious as the day is long, but I cannot help my training. But I do want this to move along -- even if I cannot give you all a map, I can at least give you all... pointers? Yeah, pointers.

I have said before that change for better must come in the way we live and govern ourselves after this global crisis abates (or, in a real sense, in ways this does fails to abate), but how do we at least ensure that that will happen? How do we at least make that make that change work, for all of us, for every last one of us, not just a few privileged by money, by ethnicity, by creed, by sex, by any and every bloody nonsense that has divided us over and especially these past few years?

I don't know how. Sorry for all that buildup -- all I've ever been good for is rhetoric, and that intermittently. Goodness knows our present failure is a failure of vision, and it is mine too, if of a different kind -- my failure the failure to define an attractive vision more inclusive, more democratic than is now the vogue among the thinking types, those whose bread and butter is not (just) a way with words.

But I do know this much -- we cannot proceed, indeed we will fall back to this damnable square again and again and again (if not try to escape it altogether by just shrugging off all attempts at saving the most vulnerable to the next pandemic, to doubtful economic and certain lack of moral benefit) if we do not attempt to revitalize the global governmental structures -- the United Nations, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, whatelse, I literally don't know what else -- that can at least give us a sense of direction as to how to coordinate our responses by the time the next pandemic sets up its own Ninth Symphony. Global crises demand global responses, global coordination, global cooperation, and even as the tribalist authoritarianisms so popular the world over over these past few years may have learned to lean on each other, extol the other, praise one another for political survival, they could not ensure our human flourishing, or at best can only do so at the expense of the others in times of global crisis.

Which brings up a second, related point: for us to not flail our arms and fail ourselves, we have to have democracy. We must insist on democracy for each and everyone of us. Not wait for China to democratize itself, not bring political laggards to our exclusive clubs in the hopes that that we do influences them to do likewise. Oh, if undemocratic regimes are smart enough and have the resources and the gumption they will adapt, but only economically; there is more than one way to peel a banana, and the banana, as it has turned out, is not democratic but capitalistic, not a way to ensure inclusivity, transparency, accountability in government, but a way to make more money, which I need not tell you is not the same as democracy.


Might be best to put it to a dispatch. I did that too with some of my stuff. It allows also for better accessibility and can always be read and edited etc.


would be quite the thing to leave the should be seen unseen, innit?
Moscareinas is an unexpectedly prosperous democratic republic whose territories include 54% of the western Indian Ocean, the IRL BIOT, Comoros, the Seychelles, Mauritius, and Reunion. Not included: Madagascar.

Moscans are torn about Madagascar.

(Yes, I'm Dahon. Please.)

User avatar
Nakena
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 14134
Founded: May 06, 2017
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Nakena » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:07 pm

Moscareinas wrote:
Nakena wrote:
Might be best to put it to a dispatch. I did that too with some of my stuff. It allows also for better accessibility and can always be read and edited etc.


would be quite the thing to leave the should be seen unseen, innit?


Most of my own dispatches in regard to that is really summarized posts from the forums i tried to bring into some more sensible fashion. Which is hard because i have likely some form of undiagnosed ADD running rampant.
【NAZBOL GANG】

User avatar
LimaUniformNovemberAlpha
Senator
 
Posts: 4364
Founded: Apr 05, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby LimaUniformNovemberAlpha » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:10 pm

I think another ramification might be that people finally stop using "but wut if peeplz enter country A from C through B" as an excuse not to cut off travel from pandemic-ravaged countries. How much more effort can it be to check on their passports for ALL the countries they've been to since the pandemics started?
Trollzyn the Infinite wrote:1. The PRC is not a Communist State, as it has shown absolutely zero interest in achieving Communism.
2. The CCP is not a Communist Party, as it has shown absolutely zero interest in achieving Communism.
3. Xi Jinping and his cronies are not Communists, as they have shown absolutely zero interest in achieving Communism.

How do we know this? Because the first step toward Communism is Socialism, and none of the aforementioned are even remotely Socialist in any way, shape, or form.

User avatar
Salandriagado
Postmaster of the Fleet
 
Posts: 22572
Founded: Apr 03, 2008
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Salandriagado » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:10 pm

Moscareinas wrote:I've been working on this and one other thing since Monday morning. It's by no means complete, and it is by every means as pompous and pretentious as the day is long, but I cannot help my training. But I do want this to move along -- even if I cannot give you all a map, I can at least give you all... pointers? Yeah, pointers.

I have said before that change for better must come in the way we live and govern ourselves after this global crisis abates (or, in a real sense, in ways this does fails to abate), but how do we at least ensure that that will happen? How do we at least make that make that change work, for all of us, for every last one of us, not just a few privileged by money, by ethnicity, by creed, by sex, by any and every bloody nonsense that has divided us over and especially these past few years?

I don't know how. Sorry for all that buildup -- all I've ever been good for is rhetoric, and that intermittently. Goodness knows our present failure is a failure of vision, and it is mine too, if of a different kind -- my failure the failure to define an attractive vision more inclusive, more democratic than is now the vogue among the thinking types, those whose bread and butter is not (just) a way with words.

But I do know this much -- we cannot proceed, indeed we will fall back to this damnable square again and again and again (if not try to escape it altogether by just shrugging off all attempts at saving the most vulnerable to the next pandemic, to doubtful economic and certain lack of moral benefit) if we do not attempt to revitalize the global governmental structures -- the United Nations, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, whatelse, I literally don't know what else -- that can at least give us a sense of direction as to how to coordinate our responses by the time the next pandemic sets up its own Ninth Symphony. Global crises demand global responses, global coordination, global cooperation, and even as the tribalist authoritarianisms so popular the world over over these past few years may have learned to lean on each other, extol the other, praise one another for political survival, they could not ensure our human flourishing, or at best can only do so at the expense of the others in times of global crisis.

Which brings up a second, related point: for us to not flail our arms and fail ourselves, we have to have democracy. We must insist on democracy for each and everyone of us. Not wait for China to democratize itself, not bring political laggards to our exclusive clubs in the hopes that that we do influences them to do likewise. Oh, if undemocratic regimes are smart enough and have the resources and the gumption they will adapt, but only economically; there is more than one way to peel a banana, and the banana, as it has turned out, is not democratic but capitalistic, not a way to ensure inclusivity, transparency, accountability in government, but a way to make more money, which I need not tell you is not the same as democracy.


Not gonna lie, I was fully expecting a picture of a massive turd inside that spoiler.
Cosara wrote:
Anachronous Rex wrote:Good thing most a majority of people aren't so small-minded, and frightened of other's sexuality.

Over 40% (including me), are, so I fixed the post for accuracy.

Vilatania wrote:
Salandriagado wrote:
Notice that the link is to the notes from a university course on probability. You clearly have nothing beyond the most absurdly simplistic understanding of the subject.
By choosing 1, you no longer have 0 probability of choosing 1. End of subject.

(read up the quote stack)

Deal. £3000 do?[/quote]

Of course.[/quote]

User avatar
LRON
Diplomat
 
Posts: 648
Founded: Jan 20, 2020
Ex-Nation

Postby LRON » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:14 pm

Moscareinas wrote:I've been working on this and one other thing since Monday morning. It's by no means complete, and it is by every means as pompous and pretentious as the day is long, but I cannot help my training. But I do want this to move along -- even if I cannot give you all a map, I can at least give you all... pointers? Yeah, pointers.

I have said before that change for better must come in the way we live and govern ourselves after this global crisis abates (or, in a real sense, in ways this does fails to abate), but how do we at least ensure that that will happen? How do we at least make that make that change work, for all of us, for every last one of us, not just a few privileged by money, by ethnicity, by creed, by sex, by any and every bloody nonsense that has divided us over and especially these past few years?

I don't know how. Sorry for all that buildup -- all I've ever been good for is rhetoric, and that intermittently. Goodness knows our present failure is a failure of vision, and it is mine too, if of a different kind -- my failure the failure to define an attractive vision more inclusive, more democratic than is now the vogue among the thinking types, those whose bread and butter is not (just) a way with words.

But I do know this much -- we cannot proceed, indeed we will fall back to this damnable square again and again and again (if not try to escape it altogether by just shrugging off all attempts at saving the most vulnerable to the next pandemic, to doubtful economic and certain lack of moral benefit) if we do not attempt to revitalize the global governmental structures -- the United Nations, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, whatelse, I literally don't know what else -- that can at least give us a sense of direction as to how to coordinate our responses by the time the next pandemic sets up its own Ninth Symphony. Global crises demand global responses, global coordination, global cooperation, and even as the tribalist authoritarianisms so popular the world over over these past few years may have learned to lean on each other, extol the other, praise one another for political survival, they could not ensure our human flourishing, or at best can only do so at the expense of the others in times of global crisis.

Which brings up a second, related point: for us to not flail our arms and fail ourselves, we have to have democracy. We must insist on democracy for each and everyone of us. Not wait for China to democratize itself, not bring political laggards to our exclusive clubs in the hopes that that we do influences them to do likewise. Oh, if undemocratic regimes are smart enough and have the resources and the gumption they will adapt, but only economically; there is more than one way to peel a banana, and the banana, as it has turned out, is not democratic but capitalistic, not a way to ensure inclusivity, transparency, accountability in government, but a way to make more money, which I need not tell you is not the same as democracy.

This is very funny.
Ravenous, ridiculous, and rakish!
Political fixer turned novelist.
Upper Class Anglo-Indian.
Proud Tory, but no longer a member of the Conservative Party.
Enthusiastically eccentric.

User avatar
Aureumterra
Powerbroker
 
Posts: 8521
Founded: Oct 25, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby Aureumterra » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:50 pm

Moscareinas wrote:I've been working on this and one other thing since Monday morning. It's by no means complete, and it is by every means as pompous and pretentious as the day is long, but I cannot help my training. But I do want this to move along -- even if I cannot give you all a map, I can at least give you all... pointers? Yeah, pointers.

I have said before that change for better must come in the way we live and govern ourselves after this global crisis abates (or, in a real sense, in ways this does fails to abate), but how do we at least ensure that that will happen? How do we at least make that make that change work, for all of us, for every last one of us, not just a few privileged by money, by ethnicity, by creed, by sex, by any and every bloody nonsense that has divided us over and especially these past few years?

I don't know how. Sorry for all that buildup -- all I've ever been good for is rhetoric, and that intermittently. Goodness knows our present failure is a failure of vision, and it is mine too, if of a different kind -- my failure the failure to define an attractive vision more inclusive, more democratic than is now the vogue among the thinking types, those whose bread and butter is not (just) a way with words.

But I do know this much -- we cannot proceed, indeed we will fall back to this damnable square again and again and again (if not try to escape it altogether by just shrugging off all attempts at saving the most vulnerable to the next pandemic, to doubtful economic and certain lack of moral benefit) if we do not attempt to revitalize the global governmental structures -- the United Nations, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, whatelse, I literally don't know what else -- that can at least give us a sense of direction as to how to coordinate our responses by the time the next pandemic sets up its own Ninth Symphony. Global crises demand global responses, global coordination, global cooperation, and even as the tribalist authoritarianisms so popular the world over over these past few years may have learned to lean on each other, extol the other, praise one another for political survival, they could not ensure our human flourishing, or at best can only do so at the expense of the others in times of global crisis.

Which brings up a second, related point: for us to not flail our arms and fail ourselves, we have to have democracy. We must insist on democracy for each and everyone of us. Not wait for China to democratize itself, not bring political laggards to our exclusive clubs in the hopes that that we do influences them to do likewise. Oh, if undemocratic regimes are smart enough and have the resources and the gumption they will adapt, but only economically; there is more than one way to peel a banana, and the banana, as it has turned out, is not democratic but capitalistic, not a way to ensure inclusivity, transparency, accountability in government, but a way to make more money, which I need not tell you is not the same as democracy.

So what you’re saying is the West should go George Bush mode and give "freedom" to every country that doesn’t have democracy? While I would love for every country to have democracy, I will have to say the rhetoric here is scarily similar to neocon rhetoric, warmongering makes a comeback after every major crisis now doesn’t it?
NS Parliament: Aditya Sriraam - Unity and Consolidation Party
Latin American Political RP
RightValues
Icelandic Civic Nationalist and proud
I’m your average Íslandic NS player
I DO NOT USE NS STATS!
A 12 civilization, according to this index.
Scary Right Wing Capitalist who thinks the current state of the world (before the pandemic) is the best it had been

User avatar
Nakena
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 14134
Founded: May 06, 2017
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Nakena » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:57 pm

"...as long as we are confined to a single planet we're within a closed system that can be affected by global (Climate change? max extinctions, totalitarian belief systems such as Islam or Communism gaining total control etc.) or outer factors. (Giant Meteor?) To guarantee long term survival it is thus necessary to diversify beyond this confinement..."
【NAZBOL GANG】

User avatar
LRON
Diplomat
 
Posts: 648
Founded: Jan 20, 2020
Ex-Nation

Postby LRON » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:22 pm

I think the major ramification will be the realigning of international orders. I cannot fathom how anyone can look to the West and as a whole think these are the countries we want lecturing us. Even within the West, you will see shifts. How can anyone look at the utter shitfuckery that is the American response and think this is the superpower we want? You will have holdouts, no doubt. Then however the GOP will most likely lose come November; the Democrats are not going to be a party capable nor willing of confronting China in the future. Many countries will lose heart in American competence and will - not without good reason. Then by the end of the decade you will be chased out of the Pacific. China and its acolytes stand to benefit the most. The Dragon may have faltered in the beginning but showed resolve whereas America has not. People would chuckle when I mentioned in previous discussions that the end of global American hegemony was coming soon and that we would enter the twilight years of the American Empire. This is what a faltering empire looks like, chaps.

You are done.

A day will come when sacred Troy shall perish,
And Priam and his people shall be slain. - Scipio Aemilianus
Ravenous, ridiculous, and rakish!
Political fixer turned novelist.
Upper Class Anglo-Indian.
Proud Tory, but no longer a member of the Conservative Party.
Enthusiastically eccentric.

User avatar
Rojava Free State
Post Marshal
 
Posts: 19428
Founded: Feb 06, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Rojava Free State » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:24 pm

LimaUniformNovemberAlpha wrote:I think another ramification might be that people finally stop using "but wut if peeplz enter country A from C through B" as an excuse not to cut off travel from pandemic-ravaged countries. How much more effort can it be to check on their passports for ALL the countries they've been to since the pandemics started?


We should have closed our borders completely.
Rojava Free State wrote:Listen yall. I'm only gonna say it once but I want you to remember it. This ain't a world fit for good men. It seems like you gotta be monstrous just to make it. Gotta have a little bit of darkness within you just to survive. You gotta stoop low everyday it seems like. Stoop all the way down to the devil in these times. And then one day you look in the mirror and you realize that you ain't you anymore. You're just another monster, and thanks to your actions, someone else will eventually become as warped and twisted as you. Never forget that the best of us are just the best of a bad lot. Being at the top of a pile of feces doesn't make you anything but shit like the rest. Never forget that.

User avatar
Albrenia
Post Marshal
 
Posts: 16243
Founded: Aug 18, 2017
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Albrenia » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:26 pm

LRON wrote:I think the major ramification will be the realigning of international orders. I cannot fathom how anyone can look to the West and as a whole think these are the countries we want lecturing us. Even within the West, you will see shifts. How can anyone look at the utter shitfuckery that is the American response and think this is the superpower we want? You will have holdouts, no doubt. Then however the GOP will most likely lose come November; the Democrats are not going to be a party capable nor willing of confronting China in the future. Many countries will lose heart in American competence and will - not without good reason. Then by the end of the decade you will be chased out of the Pacific. China and its acolytes stand to benefit the most. The Dragon may have faltered in the beginning but showed resolve whereas America has not. People would chuckle when I mentioned in previous discussions that the end of global American hegemony was coming soon and that we would enter the twilight years of the American Empire. This is what a faltering empire looks like, chaps.

You are done.

A day will come when sacred Troy shall perish,
And Priam and his people shall be slain. - Scipio Aemilianus


American dominion has been slowly slipping away for a while, it just has sped up greatly with Trump's behaviour and this may reduce it further.

I hope to Jeebus that it's not China who takes its place. A grim future indeed.

User avatar
Thermodolia
Khan of Spam
 
Posts: 64996
Founded: Oct 07, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Thermodolia » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:59 pm

LRON wrote:I think the major ramification will be the realigning of international orders. I cannot fathom how anyone can look to the West and as a whole think these are the countries we want lecturing us. Even within the West, you will see shifts. How can anyone look at the utter shitfuckery that is the American response and think this is the superpower we want? You will have holdouts, no doubt. Then however the GOP will most likely lose come November; the Democrats are not going to be a party capable nor willing of confronting China in the future. Many countries will lose heart in American competence and will - not without good reason. Then by the end of the decade you will be chased out of the Pacific. China and its acolytes stand to benefit the most. The Dragon may have faltered in the beginning but showed resolve whereas America has not. People would chuckle when I mentioned in previous discussions that the end of global American hegemony was coming soon and that we would enter the twilight years of the American Empire. This is what a faltering empire looks like, chaps.

You are done.

A day will come when sacred Troy shall perish,
And Priam and his people shall be slain. - Scipio Aemilianus

Not if anything to say about it I have!
Male, Titoist cultural nationalist, lives somewhere in the Deep South, give me any good Irish, Canadian, or Scottish whiskey and I will be your friend for life. I'm GAY! US Military Veteran
I'm agent #69 in the Gaystapo!
>The Sons of Adam: I'd crown myself monarch... cuz why not?
>>Dumb Ideologies: Why not turn yourself into a penguin and build an igloo at the centre of the Earth?
>Xovland: I keep getting ads for printer ink. Sometimes, when you get that feeling down there, you have to look at some steamy printer pictures.
Click for Da Funies
Click Here for RP Info Embassy Program
Ambassadors to the WA: Senior Eve Šanœ, Junior Jon Æthr

RIP Dya

User avatar
Cisairse
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 10895
Founded: Mar 17, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby Cisairse » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:01 pm

The details of the above post are subject to leftist infighting.

I officially endorse Fivey Fox for president of the United States.

User avatar
Vetalia
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 13639
Founded: Mar 23, 2005
Corporate Bordello

Postby Vetalia » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:03 pm

Albrenia wrote:I hope to Jeebus that it's not China who takes its place. A grim future indeed.


I don't think we need to worry about that. This may have been the epochal event that marks the end of China's rise.
Economic Left/Right: 0.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.05

PreviousNext

Advertisement

Remove ads

Return to General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bombadil, Calimama, Comerciante, Drongonia, Great Pacific Switzerland, Intelligentland, Miku the Based, Neanderthaland, Necroghastia, New haven america, Sasania, Senkaku, Tasarah, The Grand Duchy Of Nova Capile, The Lone Alliance

Advertisement

Remove ads