What's new
Frozen In Carbonite

Welcome to FIC! Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

What are your most controversial or unpopular opinions?

Ravan

Gone
Most communists push this. The ones that have gotten into power anyway. Way easier to control people with it and, on top, it's more stable.
Was listing it as part of the general social conservatism of Pol Pot and Co. and they were only about the Nuclear family. They discouraged the larger extended families/clans that had been the local norm before.
 

Vyor

Well-known member
Was listing it as part of the general social conservatism of Pol Pot and Co. and they were only about the Nuclear family. They discouraged the larger extended families/clans that had been the local norm before.
Fair cop, just not a left/right thing.
 

Ravan

Gone
Fair cop, just not a left/right thing.
Like I said the khmer rouge were weird. Like the soviets and chavistas at least *inspired* by Marx, but Pol Pot basically had collectivized farming and that was it.
 

Erwin_Pommel

Well-known member
Banned
Any strategy game that does not give me the option to wipe out the locals so I can then take over their land is a boring strategy game.

Unless I can shoot aliens in it, then it's an alright one.
 

Yesman

Not-Hostile Robot Caretaker
Author
Any strategy game that does not give me the option to wipe out the locals so I can then take over their land is a boring strategy game.

Unless I can shoot aliens in it, then it's an alright one.
M8 tell me a strategy game where you can’t do that.
 

Mondor

The Freak
Banned
Being a furry should qualify as a mental issue (By that I mean the full-on fursuitter zoophiles, not people who just enjoy the idea of anthropomorphic animals and the stories/art relating to them).
 

Terra Novan

Well-known member
Author
I do like the thoughtful critics of the USA, and let's face it, they did a lot of fucked-up things and made a lot of mistakes. But more often than not, America or 'Not America, honest!' faction is basically portrayed as the Galactic Empire from Star Wars.

It is galling when it comes from the Japanese media, and especially when it is from the right-wing sources since it is clear that they are just butthurt over losing the war.
 

Aaron Fox

SB's Minor Junker Descendant and Hunter of Nazis
Author
I do like the thoughtful critics of the USA, and let's face it, they did a lot of fucked-up things and made a lot of mistakes. But more often than not, America or 'Not America, honest!' faction is basically portrayed as the Galactic Empire from Star Wars.

It is galling when it comes from the Japanese media, and especially when it is from the right-wing sources since it is clear that they are just butthurt over losing the war.
The thing is, out of all the nations in the history of the World, two (to my immediate knowledge) of them can be considered the least bastardly: US and Imperial Germany. Everyone else is either basically genocide happy scumbags (Britain and France got away with a lot during their times as empires, including 'genocides that aren't labeled genocides' and one of the reasons that much of SE Asia doesn't trust China is that many of them have a history with China during their Imperial days trying to genocide them either culturally or quite literally), likes to do the old 'colonize' thing (Tzarist Russia being a prime example of this), and I'll be going down the list forever and go beyond the word limit by the time I'm done.

Let's just say that what the US and Imperial Germany did was chump change in the annals of history. It doesn't make them any less bad, but it helps to put it into perspective.
 

Alcibiades

Well-known member
The thing is, out of all the nations in the history of the World, two (to my immediate knowledge) of them can be considered the least bastardly: US and Imperial Germany. Everyone else is either basically genocide happy scumbags (Britain and France got away with a lot during their times as empires, including 'genocides that aren't labeled genocides' and one of the reasons that much of SE Asia doesn't trust China is that many of them have a history with China during their Imperial days trying to genocide them either culturally or quite literally), likes to do the old 'colonize' thing (Tzarist Russia being a prime example of this), and I'll be going down the list forever and go beyond the word limit by the time I'm done.
Dude, the Americans depopulated and "colonized" a whole continent.
 

Baron Steakpuncher

Proletarian Puncher of Steaks
Author
The thing is, out of all the nations in the history of the World, two (to my immediate knowledge) of them can be considered the least bastardly: US and Imperial Germany. Everyone else is either basically genocide happy scumbags (Britain and France got away with a lot during their times as empires, including 'genocides that aren't labeled genocides' and one of the reasons that much of SE Asia doesn't trust China is that many of them have a history with China during their Imperial days trying to genocide them either culturally or quite literally), likes to do the old 'colonize' thing (Tzarist Russia being a prime example of this), and I'll be going down the list forever and go beyond the word limit by the time I'm done.

Let's just say that what the US and Imperial Germany did was chump change in the annals of history. It doesn't make them any less bad, but it helps to put it into perspective.
Uhhhh

The Germans committed genocides in Namibia and Hereroland and the US also committed genocide on native populacs.
 

Top