Message from banestrum in Sparta #general

2018-03-22 02:33:58 UTC  

When in Rome do as the Romans do

2018-03-22 02:34:05 UTC  

@Deleted User Yeah, and some calvalry

2018-03-22 02:34:26 UTC  

@Deleted User Yes, but not because conformity is easy, but because it is mutually beneficial

2018-03-22 02:34:43 UTC  

Not total conformity, but enough that you and some totally different people can work together

2018-03-22 02:35:03 UTC  

Conform to our religious cult

2018-03-22 02:35:10 UTC  

>implying globalism isn't conformity

2018-03-22 02:35:14 UTC  

for example: I am Canadian, and rather proud of it. Canada is a rather nice country to live in.
This is not an identity in any meaningful sense. Canadians, even the most strident flag-wavers among them, do not consist of an identity bloc. There are no identity politics going on here. There is no complaint, for example, about under-representation of Canadian citizens on the world-political stage or whatever. there is no basis from which such a complaint could be made.

2018-03-22 02:36:04 UTC  

if by "religious cult" you mean "local law", sure. how is replacing this with global law any better? If anything, you deprive people of the opportunity to seek out a different locality with a legal system they prefer.

2018-03-22 02:36:38 UTC  

If Roman armies, with all their auxilaries, irregular troops, standardized equipment, and multinational manpower don't represent one of the greatest achievements of nationalism to you, then I don't know what to say.

2018-03-22 02:36:43 UTC  

all you have is empty rhetoric here, @Deleted User .

2018-03-22 02:37:15 UTC  

@zahlman I believe the only thing he has is sophistry and quotes no one gives a shit about

2018-03-22 02:37:50 UTC  

well, yes; that's the form of the rhetoric generally

2018-03-22 02:37:58 UTC  

@Deleted User Globalism is economic colonization and mutual wage slavery on an unprecedented scale, and all parties are worse for it. No nation is self sufficient, all are exploited, and national pride in unique products and labors is reduced to gross GDP

2018-03-22 02:38:07 UTC  


2018-03-22 02:38:25 UTC  


2018-03-22 02:38:56 UTC  

Rome had the right idea, beat people until they comply, and then show them how nice you live.

2018-03-22 02:39:03 UTC  

I especially like the part where "the global poor used to average $1/year , now they average $2/year in income" is held up as an *accomplishment*

2018-03-22 02:39:05 UTC  

We don't do enough of either now

2018-03-22 02:39:20 UTC  

if you believe in globalism, you believe in colonization and slavery

2018-03-22 02:39:32 UTC  

as if it didn't occur to anyone that the mere fact of being able to survive on $1/year might possibly indicate that the economic rules of the developed world don't apply

2018-03-22 02:39:38 UTC  

@zahlman I mean, it's a big deal in some shitholes, but it's still a shithole, just marginally wealthier

2018-03-22 02:39:40 UTC  

How are those cheap clothing made by poor SE Asian workers?

2018-03-22 02:39:45 UTC  


2018-03-22 02:39:46 UTC  


2018-03-22 02:39:54 UTC  

Bangladesh can suck a dick

2018-03-22 02:39:57 UTC  

yeah, the quality is lacking @banestrum

2018-03-22 02:40:04 UTC  

jfc, when I was in university in the early 00s all the university leftists understood this shit

2018-03-22 02:40:10 UTC  

Fuck the tags they put on their shirts, they are the actual worst

2018-03-22 02:40:15 UTC  

you literally couldn't get away from people talking about sweatshop labour

2018-03-22 02:40:31 UTC  

now they've all sold out

2018-03-22 02:40:31 UTC  

The plastic stickers that are ironed on or something, you have to peel them off a letter at a time

2018-03-22 02:40:36 UTC  

American made products are of quality, from what I noticed @banestrum

2018-03-22 02:40:47 UTC  

because they can't afford to skimp on quality

2018-03-22 02:40:52 UTC  

@Deleted User They have to be, to compete

2018-03-22 02:41:01 UTC  

Plenty of cheap stuff, so no room there

2018-03-22 02:41:05 UTC  


2018-03-22 02:41:17 UTC  

@Deleted User that's fucked

2018-03-22 02:41:30 UTC  

if it's true

2018-03-22 02:41:49 UTC  

UK has fallen

2018-03-22 02:42:10 UTC  

we're supposed to be happy about a state of affairs in which workers literally halfway around the world can be economically exploited to the point where it's cheaper to make it there and also ship it, rather than make it locally
meanwhile, hundreds of millions of people still have malaria and schistosomiasis and fucking hookworm, the latter of which mark goddamned twain wrote about