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Old 07-05-2018, 01:46 PM   #13331 (permalink)
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I said most. You're a top 5 member, by virtue of being distinctly non-douchey.

Lisnaholic and Trollheart are also on that short list. Everyone else is a douche. Who are the last two non-docuhes? That's top secret information!
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Old 07-05-2018, 01:49 PM   #13332 (permalink)
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Everyone in America is a reactionary right now and our deteriorating educational system combined with the embracement of anti-intellectualism has reduced our political discourse to emotional and tribal bickering. I don't think that it's just America, either. If your country was as large and diverse as the US, it might seem more realistic to you.
There's a lot of talk about fascist tendencies rising in Europe. I think a general rise in intolerance is a logical low-level companion to that. It's just no pronounced enough yet that I can really see it day to day - but I suspect thing are in a way going downhill in the entire "western" part of civilization.

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Sadly, I can't be in the top 5 myself. Calling almost all members on the site a douche kinda makes me one myself.
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Old 07-05-2018, 01:50 PM   #13333 (permalink)
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It's kinda ****ty that people have to behave like that just because they disagree politically. I'm not American, so I can't really tell how bad it is really is out there in "the real world", but it seems like your nation is horribly divided when just judging on the general atmosphere on the internet.

I couldn't ever imagine that kind of behavior among my own countrymen, even if people who vote for the completely opposing parties met in the same room. A basic sense of tolerance and respect seems to be missing in the US - or at least to be somewhat diminishing... thoughts from any US residents?
Suppose Russia goes Ukraine on Scandinavia. And Denmark is split 50/50 pro-Russia and anti-Russia. Sounds insane, doesn’t it? We’re living in strange times here and it might just get hella crazier

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Suppose Russia goes Ukraine on Scandinavia. And Denmark is split 50/50 pro-Russia and anti-Russia. Sounds insane, doesn’t it? We’re living in strange times here and it might just get hella crazier

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The amount of scary scenarios that could actually happen is huge. It's not that long ago that a Russian diplomat threatened Denmark with the fact that they could nuke Copenhagen if they wanted to.
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Everyone in America is a reactionary right now and our deteriorating educational system combined with the embracement of anti-intellectualism has reduced our political discourse to emotional and tribal bickering. I don't think that it's just America, either. If your country was as large and diverse as the US, it might seem more realistic to you.
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Old 07-05-2018, 01:53 PM   #13336 (permalink)
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There's a lot of talk about fascist tendencies rising in Europe. I think a general rise in intolerance is a logical low-level companion to that. It's just no pronounced enough yet that I can really see it day to day - but I suspect thing are in a way going downhill in the entire "western" part of civilization.

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Sadly, I can't be in the top 5 myself. Calling almost all members on the site a douche kinda makes me one myself.
Don't be so hard on yourself.
Apart from your ****ty taste in music and your interest in something as lame as computer games you're a great and cool guy.
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Old 07-05-2018, 01:58 PM   #13337 (permalink)
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It's kinda ****ty that people have to behave like that just because they disagree politically. I'm not American, so I can't really tell how bad it is really is out there in "the real world", but it seems like your nation is horribly divided when just judging on the general atmosphere on the internet.

I couldn't ever imagine that kind of behavior among my own countrymen, even if people who vote for the completely opposing parties met in the same room. A basic sense of tolerance and respect seems to be missing in the US - or at least to be somewhat diminishing... thoughts from any US residents?
I think something happened when Clinton was elected. Before that, the US was reasonably civil despite some major disagreements. The right's hatred of Clinton for other than political reasons, I think, began the dysfunction. It only got worse when Newt Gingrich became Speaker of the House, giving the Left someone to hate. It seemed more important for both parties to stay in power than doing anything constructive. After Clinton, venom from the left would be thrown towards Bush, mostly because of the ill advised Iraq War, and the right outdid themselves with Obama who unwittingly proved simply by the color of his skin that racism indeed still exists in America. The hatred towards him made the hatred towards Clinton look like a minor squabble. Now we have Trump who knows as much about politics as the Upper Class Twit of the Year. In any event, all we're capable of doing now is demonizing each other on Facebook. It doesn't make for a bright future.
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Don't be so hard on yourself.
Apart from your ****ty taste in music and your interest in something as lame as computer games you're a great and cool guy.
It's a shame that this is a music forum, then. Not to mention how I can't even get along with other loser gamers since my tastes in games suck as well. I feel like an outsider among outsiders no matter where I go! Argh! I'm moving to Tibet.

Really nice of you to say that though. I'm feeling slightly less lame for a second or two.
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It's a shame that this is a music forum, then. Not to mention how I can't even get along with other loser gamers since my tastes in games suck as well. I feel like an outsider among outsiders no matter where I go! Argh! I'm moving to Tibet.

Really nice of you to say that though. I'm feeling slightly less lame for a second or two.
You misunderstood me.
Games generally are kinda lame so you're not worse than the other gamers, you're just as lame as them all.
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