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by BriarThrone
Sat May 26, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: Comics on YouTube
Replies: 42
Views: 307

Re: Comics on YouTube

There are a few very good reasons why you don't cross that line, for whatever the reason. First, maybe there is a belief that even if the criminal must be stopped by a vigilante, the judicial system must be allowed to work. It's one thing to catch criminals as the police would, and another to be jud...
by BriarThrone
Fri May 25, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Debate
Topic: Muslim Culture, History and Politics - Open Debate
Replies: 54
Views: 494

Re: Muslim Culture, History and Politics - Open Debate

Ares, the biggest issue I have with that post is the phrase "out of context." Mohammed was a merchant-turned-war-leader who spent his entire adult life in the 7th century, conquering, enslaving, and oppressing a vast swathe of the world, establishing a theocratic fascist state called the "caliphate"...
by BriarThrone
Fri May 25, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Rifts Builds (Coalition Troops, SAMAS Pilots)
Replies: 84
Views: 874

Re: Jab's Rifts Builds

Another thread?!?!?!? What I am doing wrong? I can't even keep up at the Mart anymore and you're onto like your 10th build thread!!! This board should be Echoes of the Jabverse. 8-) Thorp,you gotta remember that Jab's one of those Japanese robots that don't sleep.... :P This explains so much about ...
by BriarThrone
Thu May 24, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 174
Views: 6077

Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

Honestly, that they stayed married after that bothers me more than if they had divorced. When your beloved husband builds an extra-dimensional gulag to imprison your some of your family’s oldest and closest friends, permanently, with no trial, no due process, no appeal, guarded by a resurrected omn...
by BriarThrone
Thu May 24, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Wolverine! Shingen! Native! Lady Deathstrike!)
Replies: 10890
Views: 505668

Re: Jab's Builds! (Genis-Vell! Phalanx! Wolverine!)

Gotta admit, I was a Wolverine fan in the mid-late 90s and early 00s - the first time I had access to comics. I eventually got sick of the over-saturation and the power-creep, but I blamed Marvel's lack of good ideas, rather than the character. After his adamantium got ripped out, he basically lost ...
by BriarThrone
Wed May 23, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Wolverine! Shingen! Native! Lady Deathstrike!)
Replies: 10890
Views: 505668

Re: Jab's Builds! (The Flame! Charon! A Huge, Throbbing Genis!)

I don’t and never will understand the idea that people cannot enjoy a character who isn’t the same ethnicity or gender as themselves. Yup. This has been my confusion as well. I think I understand the idea that a genuine minority person wants representation (by "genuine minority," I'm excepting wome...
by BriarThrone
Wed May 23, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Wolverine! Shingen! Native! Lady Deathstrike!)
Replies: 10890
Views: 505668

Re: Jab's Builds! (The Flame! Charon! A Huge, Throbbing Genis!)

I’ve been saying for years (go ahead search my on AtomicThinkTank) that Marvel writers didn’t seem to like superheroes; these days, I think they just plain hate the medium. That happens when you hire a bunch of people who have never read comic books to create comic books, because hiring them earns ...
by BriarThrone
Tue May 22, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The ongoing fall of Venezuela
Replies: 34
Views: 576

Re: The ongoing fall of Venezuela

Don’t forget the inbuilt “all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others” aspect of collectivist ideology too. Maria Gabriela Chávez has a reported net worth of $4.2 billion USD. Meanwhile, her fellow citizens in the glorious workers’ paradise her father built are eating vermin . Well, ...
by BriarThrone
Sun May 20, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Debate
Topic: Muslim Culture, History and Politics - Open Debate
Replies: 54
Views: 494

Re: Muslim Culture, History and Politics - Open Debate

Batgirl III wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 7:13 pm
The word your looking for is “theocracy,” not fascism. Don’t fall into the post hoc ergo promter hoc trap of defining things after the fact. That’s a textbook logical fallacy.
It is a theocratic fascist system. The state and economic structure of Islam are properly classified as fascism.
by BriarThrone
Sun May 20, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Debate
Topic: Muslim Culture, History and Politics - Open Debate
Replies: 54
Views: 494

Re: Muslim Culture, History and Politics - Open Debate

Islam isn’t fascist, fascist isn’t a synonym for authoritarian. Fascism as a political philosophy makes some very specific claims about economics, religion, and the state that are in diametrical opposition to fundamentalist Islam. It's called "oligo-fascism." Islam is a political ideology, more tha...
by BriarThrone
Sun May 20, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Debate
Topic: Muslim Culture, History and Politics - Open Debate
Replies: 54
Views: 494

Re: Muslim Culture, History and Politics - Open Debate

This is a stunning level of ignorance, not of theology or geopolitics, but of the language. “Muslim” مُسْلِم is, the active participle of “Islam” أَسْلَمَ (ʾaslama). To say that Islam is like X, but Muslims are like Y is to say that mathematics is like X, but mathematicians are like Y. That’s not h...
by BriarThrone
Sun May 20, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Debate
Topic: Muslim Culture, History and Politics - Open Debate
Replies: 54
Views: 494

Re: Muslim Culture, History and Politics - Open Debate

I wonder what he thinks will replace it. Secularism would be a nice start. It worked really well in Iran for a few decades. That's why I'm confused as much as I am angered by your "eternal war" accusation. Iran was a really great place for decades under the Shah, and it would have gotten progressiv...
by BriarThrone
Sun May 20, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Debate
Topic: Muslim Culture, History and Politics - Open Debate
Replies: 54
Views: 494

Re: Muslim Culture, History and Politics - Open Debate

The problem I have is that your conflating all the myriad Muslim ideologies into one, singular strawman ideology. That’s either an oversimplification borne from a honest lack of education on the subject, at best, or willful intellectually dishonest, at worst. The comparison to the NSDAP would be mo...
by BriarThrone
Sun May 20, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Debate
Topic: Muslim Culture, History and Politics - Open Debate
Replies: 54
Views: 494

Re: Muslim Culture, History and Politics - Open Debate

I think you’re being overly broad in characterizing all of Islam with the actions and ideologies of only a minority of the religion as a whole. For every al-Wahhābiyah, Ḥizbu 'llāh, and Ḥamās true-believer out there who believes in exporting violent jihād to the rest of the world, there’s another e...