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Fire and Jace

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  1. Query: what is the basis for your totalist non-sanctified sanctification of life of any nature? I don't want to dog pile on you, I'm curious. Why do you think that a human's life is intrinsically... let's say worthy of the severity of your stance on its defense against (almost) any occurrence?
  2. Why would I begrudge them their faps? They got what they wanted. They deserve a good jerking off. I see an acknowledgement that Democrats are utterly powerless to actually hold the perpetrators of violence accountable and want to put up a new coat of paint instead. Just as soon as the fascists 'iron out' the language that lets them do what the Fuck they want anyway
  3. But what makes that change? What action that can be undertaken could arrest our fall into that end point? Facts, truth, video evidence and recorded statements have only served to further empower the drivers of minority rule and anti-democracy. I keep hearing about the polls and the majority, the majority, the majority of Americans like it fucking matters what they want. The majority doesn't give a fuck. In fact, they have proven that. We matched for women, they marched against Congress -and got their anti-women ends realized-. We matched against police violence, they fucking killed police and us and are still going to be rewarded with the levers of power again. One side acts. The other side jerks off to polling data and congratulates itself for being 'right'. Righter all the time, it's starting to seem to me in this country.
  4. You people still don't understand what you're fighting against. Police, corporations, politicians, and now the very 'justice' department itself implicitly (at LEAST) condone the use of political violence towards objectives explicitly subversive to the concept of shared democratic institutions and traditions. They will not be punished for this. They support such practices towards the purpose of removing individual autonomy and diluting the capacity for popular will to be enacted through peaceful means. You're in a war and you're losing so badly that you still think you're in one country.
  5. Ah, the old "it's too dangerous to charge him for treason, maybe we can get him for tax fraud" stage of the democratic grief process. Depression is right around the corner, and that'll be hard. But by November we will all have transferred gracefully to Acceptance. I wonder if Trump will promise to pardon all the traitors before or after the midterms. Y'know, when he announces he's winning in 2024.
  6. I look backwards from where I stand today. Most recently it was known as Rakis.
  7. Do as you please, but I wonder what the reward is for these imaginings. Are you to conceive of -then spoil for- a Rogue One-ish profligation (call it Prime One [brought to you by Amazon]) to fill in the "plot hole" -it is not a plot hole- regarding the unexplored destruction or failed deployment of Atreides air assets over their influential sphere? Because I support your right to do such things but please don't. You're worth more than fanish obsession into intellectual cul de sacs. Leave that to the Trekkers and the people who popped erections when Darth Vader turned on his red lightsaber and killed all those idiot rebels. IMO or whatever.
  8. Or completely immaterial to the story. The planet Rakis was attacked by Harkonnen-Sardukar coalition; achieved surprise and victory against the grandfather of the God Emperor Leto. The text is clear on this. Duke Leto's defenses were insufficient to debilitate and dispel attacking forces. What is the confusion?
  9. It's not a plot hole, it's just the way the story unfolded. The same as there being an exhaust vent on the Death Star isn't a plot hole. It's not real. There's no answer to glean from these inquiries. There was no air patrol because the author didn't write one -nay that, he just didn't specifically describe one and it's activities/demise- because that's not what was important in the story.
  10. Because the author prescribed a sneak attack and that's what happened. There is no other answer to your... question.
  11. This is why there's nothing good to be gained by declaring some victory in the field of immigration prosecutions: We've lost everywhere else
  12. Sorry, we were looking for "And Luck never made it at all." Thanks for playing, though, and make sure you the viewers tune in next week for Shittalk Showdowns!
  13. 'sawesome. Y'all're all trippin'. Tower world is way in the future, after Halores has killed all the humans and Bernarnold wakes up in the dusty motel. It's gonna be great.
  14. Advanced botany?? Read some real shit before you get all set on leaving that lame earf behind forever. Start with Kim Stanley Robinson and work your way forward to Neal Stephenson. I love The Expanse too, but anyone who calls it hard or realistic science fiction doesn't read enough science fiction.
  15. Fetish for extraterrestrial residency is proof positive that the person in question has never read a sci-fi novel. Star Trek and Warhammer 40,000K stories don't count. And watching Matt Damon make potatoes in his own shit doesn't count as reading either.
  16. We've had our disagreements, but I think this is accurate. The thing I fear most is (selfishly) that individual rights for Americans who aren't wealthy will be eviscerated further but the living standards won't decrease very much at all besides more and more random acts of violence as the decades drag on. I see this coming because the outrageous American military capacity is going to make insisting on terms of trade agreements very easy. And there will be so much violence involved in getting your groceries that nobody's gonna care what country we're bombing as long as the avocado and Disney+ content keeps rolling in. In this way the descent to fascistic Empire is already well begun.
  17. Ran, how are things going to swing back? Dems are about to get swept out of the Senate and house in a few months. Two years after that they'll be swept out of the WhiteHouse. How do things swing back??? You may or may not have noticed, but there is no plan to save Roe. There is no plan to stop the next coup, or even to act after the most recent one. There is no plan to forestall climate catastrophe. There is no plan to protect voting rights or to stop the incessant massacring of innocents by madmen or to help the economically wretched. THERE IS NO PLAN there's no roadmap for getting to 'this too has passed' except that you think it's some kind of litany against subjugation. The only response by the only people legally empowered to do something about these crises is to hold out their cup for more of our money and then read a fucking poem.
  18. When did Judges get to start making demands as to the ideological constitution of their possible replacements? Isn't that like a direct abdication of even the pretense of impartiality? We're REWARDING this behavior?
  19. One political party has openly embraced using violence and political extremist actors to directly contradict any democratic rebuke of their views, and the public at large is so fucking dumb that they don't even care. That's new.
  20. I'm not trying to say that. I don't even have a gun or nothing to wage any kind of war with. But the long peace is over. I feel like it needs saying. And saying loudly. Fascism is here. And the institutions have gone out their way not just to excuse them but to enable them.
  21. Y'all are hopeless. You'd rather tear down the people who are trying to wake you up than look around and recall that this is not normal. You aren't in Kansas anymore. Z, you're an historian! This happens, man. Societies collapse backwards and we reading from the future sit there and go "why didn't somebody do something? Oh, well, that would never happen here right?" And we laugh and laugh and laugh at those stupid primitives and their unsettled times. Well it's happening. I was born with more bodily autonomy guaranteed by my government than I have today. That happened. And the politicians didn't do a goddamn thing about it but stick out their donation basket for more. A verifiably delusional demagogue instituted a violent attack on the civil government and the politicians did NOTHING. That happened. And their answer is to stick out their donation basket for more; now in PRIMETIME. And you sit there discussing this, this intellectual drivel about some witnesses credibility when we have the guy on tape. We had it on tape the same day. NOTHING HAPPENED. Nothing will come of this sideshow. Your democracy is ceded and you're debating the finer points of who saw it happening first hand vs just being told later. How can that possibly be worth your time when your entire government is proving daily that it is only beholden to extremism? These hearings are a testament to the fact that political violence makes you de facto too dangerous to punish. Zorral, what's the historical example of that? What's the historical lesson we can draw from such conditions on a 'Republic'?
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