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WA Delegate: The Republic of The Akasha Colony (elected 1 year 260 days ago)

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Embassies: Aels, Intergalactic Federacy, Alterran Federation, Necron Empire, and Erset Lag Tari.

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21.The Empire of Neroth Sig CentrianCorporate Police State“Strength Through Unity”
22.The Republic of United States 0f AmericaWA MemberLeft-Leaning College State“United We Stand, Divided We Fall ”
23.The Republic of Greater CapricaScandinavian Liberal Paradise“Tradition, Liberty, Honour”
24.The Housemates of Great Houses of XieWA MemberCivil Rights Lovefest“The art of war is of vital importance to the state”
25.The Holy Empire of EpieriaIron Fist Consumerists“Nutu iram dei!”
26.The Imperial Dominion of AmigosaCorporate Police State“Bow down”
27.The United Communist Regions of The Azerothian UnionCorrupt Dictatorship“For Chairman and Union!”
28.The Space Commune of The Second Brotherhood of PlanetsCivil Rights Lovefest“Imagine all the people... Living life in peace.”
29.The Anarcho-Syndacalist Commune of CzechanadaCivil Rights Lovefest“Compassion, Freedom, and Progress”
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The Colony of IshCong wrote:"Evil" and "organization" and "sophistication" have never been mutually exclusive. As such, it shouldn't be surprising that not all evil people are simplistic thugs. ..

None of that is unique to ISIS or even alien to other regimes regimes that have long been considered the epitome of evil. So, okay, maybe they're more than simple thugs. But they're still A Bad Thing (TM) from...everything I've seen of them. Just a more organized Bad Thing.

And sorry for double post, but I was alluding to the stereotype that terrorists are nothing more than thugs who attack people, often innocents. It appears that in the eyes of various "news" broadcasts, they'd be shocked if Hamas did similar charity work.

The Space Commune of The Second Brotherhood of Planets wrote:The first one is still worth reading, if only to verify that their claims of making an Islamic state "of peace" is an amazing joke when they're exterminating or evicting Christians unless they convert. I thought a Caliphate was supposed to tolerate People of the Book? >_>

And arguably what you just mentioned is proselytism as well. See all religions have to demonstrate how they're so good, and if ISIS did not contribute to welfare programs or 'soup kitchens' in some form it would be far more difficult for them to claim a moral high ground in their propaganda. With those actions, they can say: "Look, we feed the poor and help the needy, see how merciful we are!"

I was just wondering whether anyone was willing to play devil's advocate or something. Guess not.

I don't think there's any ISIS advocates here, though I'm sure you could find a few on NSG. Probably a lot of people who would blame America too, because everything is America's fault somehow.

The Space Commune of The Second Brotherhood of Planets wrote:The first one is still worth reading, if only to verify that their claims of making an Islamic state "of peace" is an amazing joke when they're exterminating or evicting Christians unless they convert. I thought a Caliphate was supposed to tolerate People of the Book? >_>

I guess. But I already knew that they weren't making a state "of peace" and that they were forcibly converting, evicting, or punishing anyone who didn't adhere to their twisted interpretation of Islam. So I just skimped to save time. *shrug*
And, yes, it's my understanding as well that earlier Caliphates were pretty religiously tolerant, relative to other states of the time period.

The Space Commune of The Second Brotherhood of Planets wrote:And arguably what you just mentioned is proselytism as well. See all religions have to demonstrate how they're so good, and if ISIS did not contribute to welfare programs or 'soup kitchens' in some form it would be far more difficult for them to claim a moral high ground in their propaganda. With those actions, they can say: "Look, we feed the poor and help the needy, see how merciful we are!"

Proselytism might not have been the most clear word choice. When I said that I was referring to some of their other efforts. Like forming schools...dedicated to teaching and spreading their views. Or forming police units and judicial institutions...dedicated to enforcing religious laws and punishing things like apostasy or heresy. In contrast to welfare programs, which just make them look good, these other schools and courts are directly attempting to use institutional force to convert people and enforce religious laws. While things like promoting courts and justice and education are normally admirable, this taints those institutions to a large degree since they're now also tools of religious oppression.

The Space Commune of The Second Brotherhood of Planets wrote:I was just wondering whether anyone was willing to play devil's advocate or something. Guess not.

I often am, but you asked what I thought of ISIS and this is what I thought. =T
The whole thing about devil's advocates is that they often don't agree with the position they are arguing.

The Colony of IshCong wrote:I often am, but you asked what I thought of ISIS and this is what I thought. =T
The whole thing about devil's advocates is that they often don't agree with the position they are arguing.

So you gave me an honest opinion. Thanks! Some people would have responded with sarcasm. I wasn't completely familiar with what ISIS was doing, and I wanted to see if anyone was willing to discuss this, but after making a remedy of my ignorance I no longer hold a neutral position.

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Not to open a can of worms, but what do you guys think about the latest move by Rick Perry to "secure" the border with the National Guard? I think it's political suicide for Perry in Texas(hopefully).

The Seven Kingdoms of Frankia wrote:Not to open a can of worms, but what do you guys think about the latest move by Rick Perry to "secure" the border with the National Guard? I think it's political suicide for Perry in Texas(hopefully).

Wow no one else responded? Ok then.

Even if Elizabeth Warren and Wendy Davis get more support in Texas, my understanding is that outside of say Austin or Dallas the state is still mostly conservative. Rick Perry's recent statements seem to support the local conservative base's disdain for the massive influx of undocumented immigrants into the state.

The issue is not so black and white: it's certain that many of these people are fleeing from horrible atrocities in South America, no thanks to those thrice-damned drug cartels, and it's true that the myth that they receive welfare or government benefits is lying propaganda, but the fact that they are undocumented poses a security risk: many of these people 'disappear' into Spanish speaking communities and although the vast majority of them are no threat to society, those that are can comfortably hide and serve as drug mules/dealers, fronts for organized crime (if not members themselves), and other problems with extreme anonymity.

So the Texan people have a right to be concerned with the influx of illegal immigration, and I doubt that Perry will suffer from "political suicide" as you put it. We certainly hope that these security risks can be solved soon, but for Perry I'd argue it's a good strategic move: make sure your base will support you. The American voter is fickle, but if Perry can rest assured that he has a voting base, perhaps he can than appeal to other moderates or independents.

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Bobby Hall.

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Michael Harvey or Bruski.

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