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supernice wrote

You clearly are not from the MENA

Again, so certain of yourself. Must be great to be omniscient. So far you've deduced that I'm a leftist, an orientalist, a westerner, and a reductionist. All I can tell about you is that you're a clown. You win I guess. Congratulations.

Aren't you and /u/_0_0_ the same clown? If not, you're an omniscient clown nonetheless.

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supernice wrote (edited )

What's happening in the Kurdish region is the same that happened in the Kurdish region in Iraq in 1991. Namely, an opportunity for a people that have been oppressed to try and take their destiny into their own hands. I'm talking strictly about the "Arab Spring" aspect of this, nothing to do with the Kurds.

With the exception of the factions aligned with the US, in other words imperialist tools (SDF, etc.), I wouldn't say that the Kurds in Syria took the side of the "revolutionaries" or the Assad government. They saw an opportunity, after the proxy war began, to take matters into their own hands and secure their own destiny. I have my thoughts on that, but that is a separate issue is really what I'm saying, and it has nothing to do with the "revolution" or those who have been carrying it out. Whether you can call it a revolution or not is another matter, but is not relevant in this context.

And early on, portions of the 'revolutionaries' were just that, establishing local councils in opposition

This part I have yet to see any credible evidence of. When it started, I was hopeful that this was the case. But now many years after the fact, it appears that this was a myth. It seems to be the Arab version of colour revolutions. The "Arab Spring" , as they say.

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supernice wrote (edited )

orientalist nonsenses

I'm laughing so hard I can't stop! I don't even know where to begin.

Do you mean to say that you are completely unaware of the US, Saudi, Israeli, Turkish, French, British, Qatari involvement in all of this? Where have you been?

western lefties

So certain that I'm a leftist and western? Assumptions abound! How pathetic.

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supernice wrote (edited )

It's odd to me that anyone would even call what's happening and has been happening in Syria a "revolution" after all that is known about it now. Nothing against any of the people the article is about, I haven't bothered to look into them personally, but "revolution"? Really? After all of these years and all that has come to light, how on earth can any honest person refer to this nightmare as a "revolution"? It's a proxy war waged by the empire, if you like Bashar Al-Assad or not....the truth is painfully obvious and it's frankly disgusting to keep on pretending there was some home grown rising up of the people.

Open your eyes for fucks sake. This has been nothing more than an invasion by proxy of yet another country the empire and it's clients have a problem with.

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supernice wrote

Yeah, maybe the switch of directors is just TV in general. Season 2 of Twin Peaks did pretty much suck... there were some good moments, but overall not very good. I would recommend trying to power through it and go on to the rest. It's all much much better after that. The movie is more essential to season 3 than the first 2 seasons of the show in my opinion, so you could likely skip season 2 even. But season 3...that's on a level by itself. More like a very very long movie than a TV show.

As for Westworld, I enjoyed it enough to check out season 3 when it finally arrives. I like the concept of the show a lot. Hopefully they take it somewhere very cool.

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supernice wrote

I just got done binge watching the first 2 seasons of this show. I had heard so much about it. I remember seeing the film it was (loosely) based on. The show itself I don't know how I feel about. It's not bad at all, but I don't know...seems like the story didn't quite flow. The acting was good, I liked the characters.

One thing that struck me me while watching this series, and I don't know maybe it's just the standard for American TV, but every episode seemed to have a different director and different writers. Maybe this is why it felt like it didn't tie together well enough for me. If was the same director from start to finish, maybe it would have been much better in the end. I felt the same about Twin Peaks (which I love). The first 2 seasons were awesome, but suffered in the same way. Season 3 felt like a more complete work. I wish American TV would let the creators do this more often. Westworld has a ton of potential to be mind blowing.

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supernice wrote

Of course not. Just like very few will actually call them fascists or equate their actions with Nazis. But they are fascists and they are committing genocide, just like Nazis. They don't even try to hide it, but people are typically too cowardly to call things what they are.

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supernice wrote

As optimistic as I try to convince myself to be, I think it is not going to get better any time soon. Just take the climate for instance and never mind the rest...the Earth is on fire. Wildfires are spreading everywhere at an incredible rate. Things are heading downhill fast. Things are going to get worse and we all need to be prepared.

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supernice wrote

idk if our annoyance is a good enough reason to shut out all baby radicals

This is true. I guess I'm sounding a bit ageist right about now. If anyone here is offended by that, my apologies, not my intention at all.

Anyways, I'm not going to push it. But dammit, kids these days...lol (always wanted to say that!)

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supernice wrote (edited )

I'm not so worried about the legally responsible bit tbh (though I see how you would be, and I don't blame you), most people here are probably on one government list or another for whatever country they reside in. My desire to raise the age limit is purely based on quality of interactions. People mature significantly between those seemingly two short years.

Since there's no way to really enforce something like that online, I guess it doesn't matter much. Just kind of sick of seeing so much petty shit going on.