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Aug 20 2014 6:55 pm

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So the upcoming CK2 expansion goes back to the rose of Charlemagne and I wonder how they’ll handle the paganism of the Germanic tribes like Saxons.
At the same time it feels strange to make them “Norse” in religion (both in flavor as well as mechanics) but it’d also be strange to give them a wholly different faith since all the gods were the same. Maybe they’ll add the possibility religious groups having “subgroups” so the Norse and continental Germans will both be in the “Germanic” subgroup but still be different religions.

Now that I think of it, this could also work as a way to possibly represent pre-schism Christianity which is something that would be needed even more in a Charlemagne start date that begins not only before the Great Schism but also before there was ever a “Holy Roman Emperor” for the Byzantines to react towards.

Aug 20 2014 6:20 pm

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I know I’m being slowpoke as fuck with this but there’s some advantages to the youtube lastfm player but it would’ve been nice if you could opt out without being a subscriber BC I think that’s what really pissed people off

Aug 20 2014 5:28 pm

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new “player” that just does it through youtube is giving rhythm game playthoughs

Aug 20 2014 4:43 pm

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Nowhere do “politicians” form a more separate, powerful section of the nation than in North America. There, each of the two great parties which alternately succeed each other in power is itself in turn controlled by people who make a business of politics, who speculate on seats in the legislative assemblies of the Union as well as of the separate states, or who make a living by carrying on agitation for their party and on its victory are rewarded with positions….

It is precisely in America that we see best how there takes place this process of the state power making itself independent in relation to society, whose mere instrument it was originally intended to be[…] we find here two great gangs of political speculators, who alternately take possession of the state power and exploit it by the most corrupt means and for the most corrupt ends – and the nation is powerless against these two great cartels of politicians, who are ostensibly its servants, but in reality exploit and plunder it.


Friedrich Engels, On the 20th Anniversary of the Paris Commune

Aug 20 2014 4:20 pm

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bob avakian wrote a hundred page draft for a new US constitution to be implemented when he personally becomes the leader of a succesful communist revolution so yeah delusions of grandeur

Aug 20 2014 4:06 pm

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The RCP is a fucking weirdo cult

Aug 20 2014 4:04 pm

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The “the people aren’t really *that* angry, its all outsiders from up north trying to stir up trouble in our gentle community” narrative happens to fight nicely with the “the police aren’t violent to the community, its the outsiders who provoked them that caused them to take these measures” is what Im saying

it’s a reason to be wary but not a reason to discard the whole narrative. you need to qualify it by saying “these provocateur anarchist dickbags are giving the police an excuse for violence, BUT the police would absolutely find an excuse for violence no matter what the situation was”

i like to think of it like a drill sergeant inspecting the job you did cleaning a bathroom; he’s going to find SOME excuse to yell no matter how hard he has to look, but you’d still have a very valid reason to complain if some anarchist ran in and pissed on the floor

neither of these are real narratives. the first one draws a false equivalency between level of anger and how violent one’s resistance strategy is that is absolutely unsupported by what the people of ferguson have been saying and doing. the baseless contention that ‘more anger = throwing things’ only supports provocateurs who want things to be thrown - the very people who have been repeatedly and directly accused by ferguson residents of trying to start shit. listen to them

and i don’t think anybody’s claimed that the police are only violent because of outside interlocutors. ferguson residents understand absolutely the white supremacist motivations for police violence. on the other hand, the police have completely ignored the idea of outsiders and have even ignored direct evidence of their interference, because they know that their violence, which is against the community, needs to be seen as being provoked by the community. as far as i can tell you made this ‘narrative’ up on the spot because it would not make sense coming out of the mouth of any actual participant in this situation

plenty of people have said the police are only violent because of outsiders, thats basically the line from police and politicians

“People of Ferguson are getting punished for the actions of outside agitators,” said Kenny Murdock, 47, who hosts a show on a St. Louis radio station.

this isnt to say that there arent any ppl from outside ferguson that come in and make things worse but this idea that things are bad only because of outsiders basically leads to police apologia 

Aug 20 2014 3:56 pm

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memorex88 replied to your post: tbh I’m skeptical of the “outside agit…

I saw a good series of tweets abt that last night, how it is kind of true to what has been happening (with rcp and white provocateurs) but it is the language of segregationists and should probably be avoided.

yeah speaking of the language of segregationists

Aug 20 2014 3:17 pm

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The “the people aren’t really *that* angry, its all outsiders from up north trying to stir up trouble in our gentle community” narrative happens to fight nicely with the “the police aren’t violent to the community, its the outsiders who provoked them that caused them to take these measures” is what Im saying

Aug 20 2014 3:02 pm

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tbh I’m skeptical of the “outside agitator” line

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