Search:

Type: Posts; User: PwrdOn

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Sure, but ever since the establishment of the...

    Sure, but ever since the establishment of the Monroe Doctrine, Latin America has largely been off limits to non-US intervention, with the notable exception of Cuba, which was considered such an...
  2. This is still a developing story, so there isn't...

    This is still a developing story, so there isn't going to be any obvious smoking gun just yet. However, by the time the evidence is uncovered this whole incident will have long since disappeared...
  3. We've seen this story play out so many times in...

    We've seen this story play out so many times in Latin America already though. Left wing governments in the third world are rarely paragons of efficiency by Western standards, they tend to be overly...
  4. It will take some time for a paper trail to...

    It will take some time for a paper trail to emerge, but I think there are reasons to be suspicious just by looking at the circumstances. Bolivia has been one of the very few success stories in Latin...
  5. Don't really need the CIA to get involved in a...

    Don't really need the CIA to get involved in a place where people have been conditioned for 150 years to think of their own culture as backwards and barbaric and revere anything Western as good and...
  6. Replies
    396
    Views
    11,112

    Poll: I'm a fan of both characters, but I always found...

    I'm a fan of both characters, but I always found their friendship to be forced and awkward. Jean seems like she could be the stereotypical well-meaning but clueless white woman on a black sitcom,...
  7. That part of it is actually pretty realistic...

    That part of it is actually pretty realistic though. Pretty much all revolutions have been led by relatively well-off, educated, "respectable" people rather than those who were actually at the...
  8. Replies
    17
    Views
    448

    People tend to overdramatize the "Fall of Rome"...

    People tend to overdramatize the "Fall of Rome" as some end of history event, when it would have been barely noticeable to people living at the time. The collapse of the Western Empire was more of...
  9. The version of Christmas that conservatives are...

    The version of Christmas that conservatives are so hellbent on defending is a purely capitalist creation and has pretty much nothing to do with Jesus, and in any event I'm not sure what's so...
  10. But only in a fictional setting could any kind of...

    But only in a fictional setting could any kind of social movement remain completely united and committed to the struggle, rather than being torn apart by ideological or factional conflict. As absurd...
  11. Eh, if we threatened to cancel all white people...

    Eh, if we threatened to cancel all white people who ever dreamed of doing this to their black best friends, that would probably be its own form of genocide.
  12. Cyclops has always been that strict, humorless,...

    Cyclops has always been that strict, humorless, hall monitor type, he only became a revolutionary because, as far he's concerned, the wrong people are in charge, not because he has any kind of...
  13. The issue isn't that mutant powers are dangerous,...

    The issue isn't that mutant powers are dangerous, especially given that crazy stuff happens in comics and is mostly ignored, it's that the stories themselves play up this idea that mutant powers are...
  14. Broadly speaking, the mutant "left" would...

    Broadly speaking, the mutant "left" would probably be in favor of peaceful co-existence with humans and equality among all mutants regardless of power set, whereas the "right" would prefer a...
  15. That does present an interesting angle though,...

    That does present an interesting angle though, because in real life there have been plenty of cases where a struggle for liberation turns into ugly ethno-fascist demagoguery, and it's quite difficult...
  16. Yeah but the mutants are the heroes of the story,...

    Yeah but the mutants are the heroes of the story, and we're supposed to be getting their viewpoint here, yet how they are portrayed still tends to match a lot of the worst stereotypes we have of...
  17. The really silly thing is, most billionaires have...

    The really silly thing is, most billionaires have way more money than they could ever spend and only care about their net worth for the sake of the dick measuring contest with all their billionaire...
  18. Mutants aren't just perceived as a threat, their...

    Mutants aren't just perceived as a threat, their powers actually are dangerous to everybody around them and the comics have always gone out of their way to show us that humans are entirely justified...
  19. Well before the MCU came along, comic book movies...

    Well before the MCU came along, comic book movies tried to be as dark and gritty as possible, but that was only because most of those directors hated comics and wanted to distance their films from...
  20. I suppose it is somewhat admirable that X-Men...

    I suppose it is somewhat admirable that X-Men writers are trying to inject social commentary into their stories, but frankly they've always portrayed a bougie white people version of oppression which...
  21. It's a bit silly to claim that Disney somehow...

    It's a bit silly to claim that Disney somehow dumbed down Marvel and Star Wars, as if there was anything to dumb down in the first place. The MCU is pretty much as close as you're going to get to...
  22. Replies
    235
    Views
    23,919

    Ideally, Ivy would get the Joker treatment and...

    Ideally, Ivy would get the Joker treatment and have enough space to tell her own story apart from her usual supporting cast, preferably with a high profile actress who could really bring some extra...
  23. Trying to reach for the moderate white vote again...

    Trying to reach for the moderate white vote again would mean abandoning most progressive reforms and committing to a vague platform of national unity, which would leave most working class and...
  24. Maybe, but moderate white women are not a...

    Maybe, but moderate white women are not a particularly low hanging fruit, because while they might agree with the left when it comes to women's issues, on just about everything else their views are...
  25. To believe that white women will suddenly turn on...

    To believe that white women will suddenly turn on Trump en masse and deliver the 2020 election for the Democrats is the height of wishful thinking. While it might be comforting to think that all...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4