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Woolie Wool
Jun 2, 2006


Top City Homo posted:

the oligarchic plan for our country is pretty self evident at this point

an ignorant underclass riven by propaganda and a mammon worshiping authoritarian cult environment in civil life, in the workplace, and the insipid mass media

you will be educated in a school where you will learn to conform and follow instruction, you will believe in a a psychopathic god as personified by your father

your life will be filtered through the choice of military, prison, retail or temp work agencies.

you will work in a drudging temporary retail position where you will worship at the foot of one the many Sam Walton like establishments

the overflow will go to the military to die in a forever war or prison to be in slave labor

the parasitic billionaries will siphon as much wealth as they can and find that no one has any money to purchase anything and retire to their compounds and watch the country rot away


god bless

You forget the part where they drain the country's physical and human capital dry and damage the environment sufficiently that all available means to grow the economy have been exhausted, so there is no new capital coming in to refresh the system.

Then what?

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Woolie Wool
Jun 2, 2006


Vicodiva posted:

The Buggars are small c "cultural christians" using cherry picked proof texts to justify and promulgate their view of the world.... like ISIS does with Islam....
It's almost like this is the function of organized religion or something.

Woolie Wool
Jun 2, 2006


Philthy posted:

Has child services come and taken all their kids away at the very least? Any movements to alter the law so it has no expiration and charging these people?

1. CPS is almost useless, and is completely useless against powerful and connected people like the Duggars.

2. You can't do that.

Woolie Wool
Jun 2, 2006


Even if law enforcement tried a lot harder, cults have...ways...of preventing members from working with law enforcement, up to and including murder.

Woolie Wool
Jun 2, 2006


Slothgate posted:

After Mrs. Duggar is dead someone needs to dig her up and turn her uterus into a lovely hand purse. It'd be extremely durable.

I know this is GBS but that's beyond the pale. Don't be a creep.

Woolie Wool
Jun 2, 2006


deadwing posted:

lmao he resigned from the family research council because he was researching his family

:vince:

Woolie Wool
Jun 2, 2006


Perhaps it's God's curse for the 500 years of genocide, imperialism and economic exploitation but if that's the case he was far too lenient with us.

Woolie Wool
Jun 2, 2006


But then they will have to kill each other to keep acquiring capital. Will the last one be an immortal cyborg Scrooge McDuck swimming in his money bin until he realizes the complete futility of a life without other people, and the complete futility of his wealth without poors to admire it, and kills himself?

Woolie Wool
Jun 2, 2006


Still waiting on music, but why the gently caress are you posting this in the thread about Joshua Duggar molesting his sisters? That's kind of weird, man.

Woolie Wool
Jun 2, 2006


Perhaps, but the drive to accumulate more and more and more will remain. Capital can never be satisfied with what it has, so what happens when it has everything?

Woolie Wool
Jun 2, 2006


Top City Homo posted:

:suicide:

or most likely some gay form of ritualized tournament pseudo war between billionaire households

So like a high-tech Aztec flower war, only with human sacrifice to the dollar bill instead of Huitzilopochtli.

E: That sounds like a pretty lovely endgame though, you've become this all-powerful economic overlord but the only thing you can do with your power is to carry out hollow, meaningless ritual bloodlettings because there's no space left for real competition and no possibility of actual growth. It sounds like even the Captains of Industry would get terminal ennui at some point.

Woolie Wool fucked around with this message at 02:42 on May 24, 2015

Woolie Wool
Jun 2, 2006


SocketWrench posted:

When it came to puberty and sex my mother gave me a book on it and my dad gave me a porno with the advice "you'll figure it out".

You still got better sex ed than most Americans.

Woolie Wool
Jun 2, 2006


TNG posted:

I've seen you post about how we're being conditioned to become an underclass of wage slaves and occupants of body bags from foreign wars that are started at the behest of the rich. I fully agree with that, but I also feel like it really won't matter in the long run.

Capital and material wealth doesn't matter one bit when all the fresh water starts running out due to fracking, desertification, drought, and global warming. In the beginning there will be mass migrations, food and water riots, and die offs of mass proportions of both people, plants, and livestock.

The rich will probably be spared from these initial stages as they'll be able to hole up in compounds, both underground and above, and stockpile the remaining water. They'll be able to go north or far far south as the methane in the permafrost in Siberia and the arctic ocean starts to unfreeze and begin a feedback loop that will drown the coasts and islands of the world and raise the temperature to a level not seen since 170,000,000 years ago during the Permian extinction. The rich and the ruling class with go further and further to the poles, holding down what little vestige of civilization there might be.

But does it really matter that you used to be worth 6.8 billion dollars when the desalination technology starts failing, sea life becomes more and more scarce, red algae becomes the dominate life form on the planet, and that your daddy's daddy was a Walton, or a Koch, or a Rockefeller? You're sitting in your little floating habitat, with people who, like you, need to eat and there are more of them than there are of you and you begin to grow weary when the smaller and smaller fish they serve you each night comes with a linoleum knife stuck in its head.

This is also discounting that during all the wars and die offs that nuclear weapons aren't used to try and secure resources, arable land, or just plane spite any future survivors that might try and eek out a basic existence at the poles.

200 years and the rich will be dealt with, along with the rest of humanity. Good riddance.

But most of the GOP base will be dead in 100. Cause Jesus don't give a poo poo about thermodynamics. So there's that to look forward to!

Your timeframe is far too short. It took a million years for the Permian-Triassic extinction to take place even with the entirety of Siberia being one giant volcano in a non-stop eruption.

E: Also the extinction was 252 million years ago. :eng101:

Woolie Wool fucked around with this message at 22:59 on May 24, 2015

Woolie Wool
Jun 2, 2006


TNG posted:

Whoops, my mistake. I dunno how 30 billion tons of CO2 per year compares to a super volcano's constant expelling of hydrogen sulfide over hundreds of thousands of years, but I suspect that it isn't going to be a good idea to keep pumping it into the atmosphere in ever increasing quantities. I live in the Southwest, and by most estimates I've seen we're not going to have snow pack in 20 years. Most of the aquifers in the country are either running out or being ruined by Fracking processes. We're going to run out of water very soon, and it's only going to get worse. It will get hotter and land will become scarcer.

You're probably right that my time frame is off, but I think that our environment will make it very difficult for anything approaching a "western" standard of living for anyone very soon.

Yeah, things are going to get worse, but things like the melting of the Antarctic ice cap or the horrific deoxygenation that happened on Earth in the early Triassic take a long time to happen. And I disagree that the rich will be able to keep running away until humanity is all but extinct. Even the 1% need food and land on which to grow food, and labor with which to produce the food. Robotics aren't a magic bullet, certainly not in the foreseeable future, and they won't help at all if people keep blowing up all your robots. Those people who rented luxury condos at the bottom of a missile silo may wake up one day to find chlorine gas spreading through the ventilation system.

Woolie Wool
Jun 2, 2006


Hahahaha, they wish they could do that.

Woolie Wool
Jun 2, 2006


The children might be listening to Fox News but the father will be in what used to be a third world country as an American soldier participating in the genocide of the indigenous population and the plunder of the area's remaining natural resources.

Then the ships from the US stop coming and he's left behind to fend for himself in a ruined land that grows ever more incompatible with human life by the year.

Woolie Wool
Jun 2, 2006


Top City Homo posted:

watching the highlights now

:stare:


conclusion: burn the south down and salt the earth

You're going to have to burn down pretty much every rural and suburban area in the United States because it's way more than just the south.

As of now white America is to be abolished. All white people must return to Europe for re-education.

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Woolie Wool
Jun 2, 2006


Confounding Factor posted:

I find sanctimony in general very irritating. This means lots of religious conservatives rub me the wrong way, too. It's just with the religious right, that's kind of the point, whereas you'd think leftists would show a little more worldly sophistication. Instead, they're often the most pompous and self-righteous of all, viz. UVA rape hoax, Trayvon, global warming mania, etc etc.

Most progressives don't care what people like you think because you're unreachable and will just continue spinning more tone arguments and false equivalencies rather than re-evaluate your own bad behavior. Why do we need you if you're not going to be of any use to us anyway? Why shouldn't we just point and mock you?

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