Poll: Which team are you on?
X-Men - 'Let's work with the people who hate and torment us!'
Brotherhood - 'Let's show those bastards who the world belongs to now!'
Morlocks - 'Fuck this noise, I'm keeping my head down until this all blows over...'
None - 'I don't need a team, I go it alone.'
X-Men who? Brotherhood what? You damn kids and your comic books...
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X-Men or Brotherhood of Mutants?
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16-04-2016, 02:21 PM
RE: X-Men or Brotherhood of Mutants?
Obama is X-men, most civilised western countries are either Xmen or Morlocks

Bush and maybe Trump are Brotherhood, some Arab/Muslim countries and factions i.e. ISIS, IRAQ are Brotherhood.

Ultimately it's not about good vs bad, its about power and economics.
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16-04-2016, 03:45 PM
RE: X-Men or Brotherhood of Mutants?
(16-04-2016 02:21 PM)Stevil Wrote:  Obama is X-men, most civilised western countries are either Xmen or Morlocks

Bush and maybe Trump are Brotherhood, some Arab/Muslim countries and factions i.e. ISIS, IRAQ are Brotherhood.

Ultimately it's not about good vs bad, its about power and economics.

Well you missed the entire point. It is about a disempowered minority not an empowered nation.

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16-04-2016, 04:08 PM (This post was last modified: 16-04-2016 04:17 PM by Stevil.)
RE: X-Men or Brotherhood of Mutants?
(16-04-2016 03:45 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(16-04-2016 02:21 PM)Stevil Wrote:  Obama is X-men, most civilised western countries are either Xmen or Morlocks

Bush and maybe Trump are Brotherhood, some Arab/Muslim countries and factions i.e. ISIS, IRAQ are Brotherhood.

Ultimately it's not about good vs bad, its about power and economics.

Well you missed the entire point. It is about a disempowered minority not an empowered nation.
Well there you have it, that's your opinion, not a fact though. So I'll stick to my guns on this.

I would think that Isis lashing out or Bush lashing out is because they feel threatened, they fight because they feel "empowered" AND passionate about their power or ideals. Otherwise, nations like NZ and Switzerland don't jump towards "just" wars. We look to navigate the global environment rather than to control it. We are not Heroes, not fighting a righteous battle. Xmen and Brotherhood are childish ideals.

If you want to talk about disempowered minority and their misguided path then we could discuss Mao's cultural revolution where those educated and with a sense to save for the future and invest were persecuted, shamed and put to death. Or perhaps those socialists whom think everyone ought to be paid equal regardless of skills, effort or risk.

Ultimatly there are limited resources, we must compete, we cannot live in happy la la land. If you want to make something of your lot you need to work within the system, get an education, save, invest, take risks. It's about focussing on putting yourself in to a stronger position, making yourself marketable, rather than Fighting enemies or winning them over, or hidding.
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16-04-2016, 04:16 PM
RE: X-Men or Brotherhood of Mutants?
(14-04-2016 12:44 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  But what about everyone else? What about weirdos, freaks, and dweebs? What about geeks? What about nerds? What about, well, me? Straighter than Brad Majors, whiter than Billy Quizboy's business partner; what had my crime been against the standing social order been?

OK, EK, I've just read your OP rather than just look at the poll. Seems you are talking about dealling with Bullying.
At times I was a bit of a bully at school, to a couple of kids. Why?
Because I was immature and lacking in confidence in myself. It was the child me, and some children can be very cruel. I am not that person anymore. Now I value diversity and people of all types. It's not for me to judge.



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16-04-2016, 04:28 PM
RE: X-Men or Brotherhood of Mutants?
(15-04-2016 01:23 AM)morondog Wrote:  
(15-04-2016 12:26 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  Given our current circumstances, there is nowhere on the Earth that such a people could either live within, or otherwise be separate from, the general populace.

So don't separate them out. Thinking in terms of "reality" for a moment, there will be no point at which a new race of humans emerges. If there were to be such mutations it would take a long time to speciate. With current numbers of humans as they are, to achieve physiological differences enough to create homo superior you'd have to go to an elite gay bar.

Accordingly if such mutations were to arise, the mistake is in grouping everyone together as "the other" in the first place. If you don't have a defined group of "mutants" to which you either allocate people or not, you cannot have a war with them.

Say a few kids with "special powers" are born. You treat them in a special way according to their abilities - give the girl who can control weather a job with the weather bureau for exampe - but you don't say to them "you kids are totally different from us and too dangerous to live as part of normal society" - unless they're psychos. And then you treat them as armed and potentially dangerous psychos, but *human* armed and dangerous psychos.

An example is Kim Jong Un. He's an armed and dangerous psycho who is human. If he were to be living say, as a normal human in the USA, just happening to have the ability to blow shit up, as well as being a psycho, you lock him away, but you lock him away because he's a *psycho who blows shit up* i.e. he has *acted*, not because he's *potentially* more dangerous.

If you found yourself in a concentration camp for mutants (because you're a mutant Tongue ) what would you do when the walls got blown down? Stay seated next to Beast, or leave with Magneto? Or head out on your own?

I'd prolly do the hermit thing. My morals iz my morals, so y'all can just go do whatever so long as you leave me out of it!

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16-04-2016, 05:01 PM
RE: X-Men or Brotherhood of Mutants?
If I were this bird, neutrality would indeed be the practical choice.
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16-04-2016, 11:56 PM
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(16-04-2016 04:28 PM)TheGulegon Wrote:  
(15-04-2016 01:23 AM)morondog Wrote:  So don't separate them out. Thinking in terms of "reality" for a moment, there will be no point at which a new race of humans emerges. If there were to be such mutations it would take a long time to speciate. With current numbers of humans as they are, to achieve physiological differences enough to create homo superior you'd have to go to an elite gay bar.

Accordingly if such mutations were to arise, the mistake is in grouping everyone together as "the other" in the first place. If you don't have a defined group of "mutants" to which you either allocate people or not, you cannot have a war with them.

Say a few kids with "special powers" are born. You treat them in a special way according to their abilities - give the girl who can control weather a job with the weather bureau for exampe - but you don't say to them "you kids are totally different from us and too dangerous to live as part of normal society" - unless they're psychos. And then you treat them as armed and potentially dangerous psychos, but *human* armed and dangerous psychos.

An example is Kim Jong Un. He's an armed and dangerous psycho who is human. If he were to be living say, as a normal human in the USA, just happening to have the ability to blow shit up, as well as being a psycho, you lock him away, but you lock him away because he's a *psycho who blows shit up* i.e. he has *acted*, not because he's *potentially* more dangerous.

If you found yourself in a concentration camp for mutants (because you're a mutant Tongue ) what would you do when the walls got blown down? Stay seated next to Beast, or leave with Magneto? Or head out on your own?

I'd prolly do the hermit thing. My morals iz my morals, so y'all can just go do whatever so long as you leave me out of it!

No. Similar to if I was sent to Auschwitz during the holocaust, I'm going to oppose the motherfuckers who did that shit if I get the chance. Since they incarcerated me with a bunch of potential allies I'll use that against them. If they're that keen for a war with mutants I'll fucken well give it to them. But the objective of *my* war will be clearly defined - change the stupid policy that created the war.

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17-04-2016, 03:06 AM
RE: X-Men or Brotherhood of Mutants?
I have always and still am a loner. Even though I have always had and still have very few friends I never had the strive to join a team or be a part of anything. I always go do things my own way and ignore everyone else's flow. I would be neither Xmen or Brotherhood or morlock.


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17-04-2016, 09:57 AM
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(16-04-2016 05:01 PM)yakherder Wrote:  If I were this bird, neutrality would indeed be the practical choice.
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17-04-2016, 10:57 AM
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(17-04-2016 09:57 AM)Dark Light Wrote:  
(16-04-2016 05:01 PM)yakherder Wrote:  If I were this bird, neutrality would indeed be the practical choice.
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You do know that birds can fly...well that one at least.

It can, but this particular species often prefers to stay because the rhino provides both protection and a steady supply of insects to eat.

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