POLITICS Hong Kong Hullabaloo

Discussion in 'Politicants' started by DC Vol, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    I worry we are headed toward a dust up with China that is going to happen sooner rather than later.

    But that sooner is a time in which our kids will be doing the work.
     
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  2. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    Who's responsibility is it to save them?
     
  3. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    The exact question the greatest generation never asked.
     
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  4. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    I don’t think that’s accurate. As a country we weren’t too excited to jump in till Japan hit Pearl Harbor.
     
  5. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    We were sending weapons and supplies, fighters and aircraft all throughout Europe long before we formed lines at enlistment centers.
     
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  6. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    I don’t begrudge any man’s hope, however far-fetched.
     
  7. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    We did, and that resulted from the fact that not even FDR could get Americans to support another European war.
     
  8. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    How doomed we are to repeat history, then, if the best we have proclaim "why me?"
     
  9. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    That you think they are the same concept, and I don't, is worthy of a thread sometime.
     
  10. Unimane

    Unimane Kill "The Caucasian"

    Interesting collection of signees on this letter.

     
  11. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    So, we go to war with them?
     
  12. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain

    Except it is. There are just fewer cameras, and atrocities against Muslims are a harder sell.
     
  13. TennTradition

    TennTradition Super Moderator

    There are widespread protests with limited government action to stop them?
     
  14. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    I think he is saying it is even more brutal there. they literally have them in reeducation camps
     
  15. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain

    All I'm saying is worse things are happening in the West with less attention being paid, and it's not being taken care of all that quickly.

    Edit: I'm also saying less is being said about it as well. Hong Kong protests are made for for the news. Not to take away from what is happening there, but things are worse in other places from a human rights perspective.

    https://amp.news.com.au/world/asia/...errer=https://www.google.com&amp_tf=From %1$s

    If this was to happen in Hong Kong, the response from around the world would be different.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2019
  16. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    War is a commitment of forces.

    Support is a commitment of everything else.

    We support them. Not question why we should support them.
     
  17. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Devil's advocate -

    How soon does supporting turn into a commitment of forces through? Or how much support gets us there?
     
  18. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    I think he is agreeing with you, and I know I am. yes, things are worse there by far.
     
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  19. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    What has happened in Tibet is horrible, but at least it got some celebrity voice in the 90s and 00s.
     
  20. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    Thankfully, don’t live in a world where the choices are so terribly simple as choosing between “war” or “peace”.



    This is a difficult question, as it challenges the presupposition, itself. Of course, and you know, there are thousands of reasons why we support them, most good and interspersed with a dubious few, but the preeminent reason is that they are our friends, our peoples share a common history and bond, and we simply prefer to do so. For well or ill.
     

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