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  1. Aesthetics were always the most effective element...

    Aesthetics were always the most effective element of the fascist paradigm. Their actual politics are usually disastrous for all concerned including themselves, but they are great at theatrics.
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    So are you making a concrete claim that no...

    Bullshit. Name one case in which the post-colonial situation of an African state is worse for Africans than being colonial subjects was? Yes, Europe thought her colonies were fantastic, wonderful...
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    I meant to provide actual evidence, not just a...

    He already told you what happened. Going into a bit more detail:

    A bit of the land was given to the people who were working it. This of course went very badly as they didn't have the money for...
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    Then it's even more irrelevant to cite, say,...

    The question was revolting against a colonial power, not whether they would have been better off without the colonial power in the first place. You're moving the goalposts.[/QUOTE]

    Then it's even...
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    A classic Revitalization Movement...

    A classic Revitalization Movement, in a capitalist/corporate semantic lens.
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    Eh, it's just a matter of time. The President...

    Hold your horses! That Oakland girl is going to the Eisenhower Building for now. :)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2SjcbK47-E[/QUOTE]

    Eh, it's just a matter of time. The President said so.
  7. He seems to be a fairly difficult man to like, in...

    Definitely not that, he went out of his way to defend opprobrious policies like the kidnapping of migrant children and religion-based immigration discrimination. If you aren't a fairly horrifying...
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    An Oakland girl in the White House, duh. I was...

    What do you get if you win? :D[/QUOTE]
    An Oakland girl in the White House, duh. I was hoping for Anjelah Johnson, but Harris'll do.
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    I bet my partner that Biden is going to win. If I...

    I bet my partner that Biden is going to win. If I lose, I have to seriously investigate on his proposal to move us to Europe.
  10. Definitely not that, he went out of his way to...

    Definitely not that, he went out of his way to defend opprobrious policies like the kidnapping of migrant children and religion-based immigration discrimination. If you aren't a fairly horrifying...
  11. Probably thinks he's safe from reprisal now, with...

    Now that we know who Anonymous was and is... we need to ask... why are they coming out now?[/QUOTE]

    Probably thinks he's safe from reprisal now, with Trump on his way out, and wants to influence...
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    Prove it. Prove that soil productivity was higher...

    Yes. White farmers were turfed off the farms by Mugabe and the farms given to Africans who have no clue about farming and fucked the whole industry up. Zimbabwe is a basket case nation.[/QUOTE]
    ...
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    Those are fairly bad problems, though most of...

    TehGruaniad

    This is just a small part of the actual decay and it is getting worse.[/QUOTE]

    Those are fairly bad problems, though most of them are fully or in part caused by the legacy of...
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    Not a thing. You're one who brought up fucking...

    So....


    It would be inappropriate for me to apply 21st century CE social philosophy to the interpretation of 18th CE century politics (though of course in fact I did not), but for your own part...
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    Loren Pechtel was the one who brought up...

    Dude, did you not see my first post in this thread regarding slave revolts? You brought up colonization, which is irrelevant to the OP.[/QUOTE]

    Loren Pechtel was the one who brought up...
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    So.... It would be inappropriate for me to...

    So....


    It would be inappropriate for me to apply 21st century CE social philosophy to the interpretation of 18th CE century politics (though of course in fact I did not), but for your own part...
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    So basically, you think that all you have to do...

    I’m simply stating that British and French colonies benefited for colonization. Period. This is not about applying 21st Century morality to the past.[/QUOTE]

    So basically, you think that all you...
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    Okay, so one Chinese agent thinks it's bad that...

    I see a video of a Chinese envoy trying to sell a Congolese man on the merits of being an neocolonial client state, and a Congolese man who clearly isn't buying a single word of it, perhaps very...
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    Let's ignore your ignorant claims about the...

    This is all OT but British and French colonies were a boon for Africa. Before most of their colonies had no writing, schooling, or (obviously) modern medicine. By the time of colonization, the...
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    The details aren't well known exactly, but most...

    The details aren't well known exactly, but most European slaves were prisoners of war from other African states.

    Just because Society = Imitation of Europe to you does not mean that everyone on...
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    I see a video of a Chinese envoy trying to sell a...

    Zimbabwe.[/QUOTE]


    https://youtube.com/watch?v=UPt9pGfpmS0[/QUOTE]

    I see a video of a Chinese envoy trying to sell a Congolese man on the merits of being an neocolonial client state, and a...
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    Alright, make the case. Why is it worse to be an...

    Zimbabwe.[/QUOTE]

    Alright, make the case. Why is it worse to be an African resident of modern Zimbabwe than it was for African residents of the colony of Southern Rhodesia? Named, as you know, for...
  23. Well, that should be clear enough. I didn't end a...

    Requoting this for context.

    What's the difference between you and the speaker in question when you say you know the speaker's brain has turned off and summarily judge that speaker as irrational. ...
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    Bullshit. Name one case in which the...

    Bullshit. Name one case in which the post-colonial situation of an African state is worse for Africans than being colonial subjects was? Yes, Europe thought her colonies were fantastic, wonderful...
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    The numbers don't really agree with you, and...

    and to my understanding the largest proportion of people actually bonded into slavery were the result of tribal warfare or ethnic conflicts resulting in the conquered being sold - i said that the...
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