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And that doesn’t even make sense, I’m not going to filter content I like and want to see.
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Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 60408

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So I was reading through this YouTube video’s comments and two in particular stand out to me:
This argument is ridiculous to me. Arming the public wouldn’t make a difference cause the people don’t revolt when they think the problem doesn’t affect them. We had Jim Crow and no one defended blacks by overthrowing the government. We had slavery and the people who TRIED to overthrow the government were FOR slavery. Natives were forcibly removed from there homes illegally in the trail of tears and no one fought for them.

Even now the same 2A fervent supporters who say they’ll overthrow the government here a group of Americans say “we’re being killed by a police state” and people bend over backwards to say why said police state is justified.

These people wouldn’t fight a tyrannical state

As a Turkish citizen, I do not see the logic behind the idea of preventing a tyrannical government by having large number of guns. The weapons may be an advantage to fight against a tyrannical regime, but it certainly is not enough to win against the oppressor.

Here in my country, people can get different kinds of weapons if they like. They can get handguns, hunting rifles or shotguns, they can even get an AK-47 if they live in rural areas. By U.S. and European standards, Erdogan is already an authoritarian man and the country has already turned into a tyrannical regime by having the largest number of journalists jailed, poor human rights records, poor checks and balances in the government. In other words, it is a tyrannical regime in Ben Shapiro’s or Ben Carson’s word. Yet, the Erdogan’s government still has a huge number of popularities in the nation where half the country will rather die than electing another government. If the opposition groups revolt against Erdogan, it will only make his job easier to finally get rid of whatever opposition left in the country under the excuse of combating against terrorism. So, revolting against the government and shooting Erdogan’s men is equal to giving him a golden gift basket for their supports to help his cause.

Also, Erdogan has the control of the entire military, police-force, and intelligence agencies. However, if the opposition groups start a civil-war, for example, then he may not even bother to mobilize the army but rather he can give weapons to his supporters and send them to fight against the oppositions. Then, he can simply justify his actions by saying to the world that there are uprising events happening because of the opposition groups and he will remove them to protect the democracy from collapsing. So, tyrannical governments do not acknowledge themselves as they are tyrannical and claim that they are functioning democracies, republics, or something else even though they are not.

In short, there is no ultimate solution to stop a tyrannical government from gaining power because the guns which are used to prevent a tyranny can easily be used as a back bone for tyrannical regimes to rise at the same time. Look at the Syria for example, for a time the opposition groups were winning when they were supplied from other countries but once the Russia, a professional military were involved in the conflict, they began to retreat to the point that they lost all the chances of winning.

To prevent a tyrannical government, one needs more than just guns. They need a strong public popularity, allies from outside that will support and supply the oppositions against the tyrannical government, advanced weapons to combat against the government’s armored divisions, air and sea dominance, professional people who knows how to fight or how to survive against the odds such as sickness, starvation, dehydration, physiological traumas or PTSD, and low morale. If an opposition group lacks any of these to fight against tyranny and rely only to their guns, that means they lost the war before even it begins.

Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 60407

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I’m rolling my eyes while looking in the comments section. According to these clowns in the thread, "Capitalism" has never resulted in the deaths of people and that it was Mercantilism instead.

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Pony Discussion » Season 9 Discussion Thread [Warning: SPOILERS!!!!!] » Post 11282

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Regarding Horse Play, yes, the part with draining magic was addressed, but that part was lifted from The Journal of the Two Sisters, which said that Star Swirl had aged himself raising the sun, hence why his hair is white.

The latter part has never been addressed in the show, and something that also hasn’t been addressed is whether Celestia and Luna were born alicorns or not (in the book, they were, and the only way to reconcile this based off of what Celestia and Luna said in The Crystalling is them going by Exact Words for no discernible reason [not chiming in when Rarity said that she thought princess wings had to be earned by saying "actually, we were born this way too"]; something that got thrown out by the show is Star Swirl bringing them to the Tree of Harmony).

I think it’s not really up for debate that in canon, Celestia has probably always had a horn, either way, otherwise, she probably wouldn’t have been Star Swirl’s student, if she wasn’t a unicorn to start out. (Could probably argue her starting as other races maybe, but who knows, we’re not getting a flashback episode explaining this, nor do I think they really need one)

Another thing that’s been thrown out from that book is that Commander Hurricane was the only stallion amongst the six Founders of Equestria… which Clover the Clever is actually male, going by Forgotten Friendship.

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Tagging Discussion » Starlicorn should not imply xk-class end-of-the-world scenario » Post 55

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There are at least 11 pages of pinkiecorn pics going back 7 years, all bearing the end of the world tag. For all that time, people have been in on the joke, even if they weren’t laughing.

Now Starlight finds herself at the end of a similar joke and suddenly we’re considering overturning a derpi tradition that’s lasted almost a decade to satiate one or two overprotective fans? Because if the implication is removed from starlicorn, it should be removed from pinkiecorn as well.

Or, people could use their filters like they’re so often told to do so when complaining about a pic or character they don’t like and we go about our buisness as usual.

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