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  1. #181
    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    that Rome, in particular, was heavily multicultural
    The Roman Empire had a very interesting approach to multiculturalism: meld your culture with that of the conquered people, and bam...now everything is intertwined and opposition becomes far less likely.

    For example, the Romans first absorbed the Greek Pantheon, then later subsumed local pantheons in conquered nations: Sulis in Britannia became Sulis Minerva. The ancient settlement became Aquae Sulis, and has survived into the modern age as the city of Bath.

    Roman culture was as much marked by those it conquered as the conquered nations were by the Romans. It was startlingly effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drutt View Post
    The Roman Empire had a very interesting approach to multiculturalism: meld your culture with that of the conquered people, and bam...now everything is intertwined and opposition becomes far less likely.

    For example, the Romans first absorbed the Greek Pantheon, then later subsumed local pantheons in conquered nations: Sulis in Britannia became Sulis Minerva. The ancient settlement became Aquae Sulis, and has survived into the modern age as the city of Bath.

    Roman culture was as much marked by those it conquered as the conquered nations were by the Romans. It was startlingly effective.
    It didn't really end there, either.

    See the cult of Sol Invictus in the early CE period, and then the conversion to Christianity, with some edits by Constantine who'd been raised worshipping Sol Invictus; this is why Christian art for more than a thousand years since tended to represent a halo as a sun disk behind the heads of those who showed it;



    It's also why Christmas got shifted to align with the Winter Solstice, one of Sol Invictus' festival days.

    I'm mostly speaking about art history here, mods, not religion itself, plzkthx

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    That's so...Egypt.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    That's so...Egypt.

    Oh, god yeah; the Sol Invictus cult didn't by any means invent the artistic concept of sun disks.

    I'm just pointing out the direct connection between that particular cult and later Christian art. That's exactly where it got drawn from.

  5. #185
    Quote Originally Posted by Felya View Post
    Your qualifier is redundant... that’s just fascism...
    Heh, true in a sense. But some fascist movements were spurred by economic factors and nationalism and bigotry were bonuses. Such as early Italian fascism just after WW1 or early localized syndicalism in Europe. Those proto-movements were not necessarily driven by bigotry, it was just really convenient to include bigotry and nationalism on the back of local worker movements.

    Obviously, early American worker strikes and labor cooperation in textiles and mining too existed. India, Africa, Spain, etc.

    But people like MTG and many other GOP members have no such roots with labor. They just want to be bigots and profit.
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  6. #186
    A year before her election to Congress, Marjorie Taylor Greene sought out Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Capitol office and taunted the Democrat through the mail slot, video unearthed by CNN shows. https://t.co/LWTDzzwrns
    https://twitter.com/AP/status/1393368056768909314?s=19

    That is a crazy shitter and should not be in Congress.

    There is vid and pics of this event. As you guess, she looks and acts crazy.

    https://twitter.com/georgehahn/statu...545957379?s=19

    Check link/vid above. This crazy shitter is yelling through a mail slot.

    Oh and she is talking about a) AOC representing her. NOPE. b) Rants about state of New York, which again she is not a resident.
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    I wouldn't be to worried until they hold their rally in Maddison Square Garden. Trying to revive the German American Bund



    Thousands of red hatted MAGAs with black armbands with an emblazened golder T in a red circle.

  8. #188
    Quote Originally Posted by Paranoid Android View Post
    https://twitter.com/AP/status/1393368056768909314?s=19

    That is a crazy shitter and should not be in Congress.
    The whole "I'm an American citizen, I pay your salary" line is so fucking cringeworthy. You pay her salary along with hundreds of millions of other people, so just sit down and shut the fuck up you nasty, vile human being.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ursus View Post
    The whole "I'm an American citizen, I pay your salary" line is so fucking cringeworthy. You pay her salary along with hundreds of millions of other people, so just sit down and shut the fuck up you nasty, vile human being.
    They also pay that sum for a lot of government officials and general costs. If we all were granted time with our representatives, equal to the percentage of their salary we pay... we don’t have tools to measure such a short period of time. Our brains can’t interpret time, at such a small interval.
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  10. #190
    Vaccinated employees get a vaccination logo just like the Nazi’s forced Jewish people to wear a gold star.

    Vaccine passports & mask mandates create discrimination against unvaxxed people who trust their immune systems to a virus that is 99% survivable.
    https://t.co/6X6VNolcA7
    This dumbshit does not even know the history of the holocaust.

    Once again labeling non-vaxxinated as being persecuted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pathora44 View Post
    Why not drop the pretext and just go full Nazi. I mean they replaced the dog whistle with a fog horn when Trump got elected so why not just strap on the swastika armbands. Also what a trifecta of Republican starters to get this caucus going the female version of Steve King with her wild racist remarks, piece of shit Paul Gosar, and Sex Trafficking pedophile Matt Gaetz.
    If she doesn't ride around naked on a horse through DC as a protest against taxation, then there is no true "Anglo Saxon" Caucus, just more political lies!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paranoid Android View Post
    This dumbshit does not even know the history of the holocaust.

    Once again labeling non-vaxxinated as being persecuted.
    This is nothing more than the pathetic death rattle of a powerless representative who has realized she's a one-term politician. She's desperate for attention and validation without her committee assignments. The sooner we deny her the attention she craves the better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by downnola View Post
    This is nothing more than the pathetic death rattle of a powerless representative who has realized she's a one-term politician. She's desperate for attention and validation without her committee assignments. The sooner we deny her the attention she craves the better.
    I think we have to walk a fine line of not letting her nonsense go unrebuked and not giving her craziness too much attention, as happened with trump.
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    Kaleredar is right...
    Words to live by.

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    It's a shame these turds are doing this. It just gives anglo-saxon political traditions a bad name.
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    It's not "reverse racism", it's just racism. Demonising white people is not okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleredar View Post
    I think we have to walk a fine line of not letting her nonsense go unrebuked and not giving her craziness too much attention, as happened with trump.
    Agreed. Most people don't realize this but MTG is one of, if not the top, Congressional fundraiser right now. Clocking in over $3M in the first quarter of 2020. I see no reason why she won't run for a Senate seat soon.
    What's really frightening is that she is so bat-shit crazy she started the caucus this thread was originally about and then when she found out everyone realized it was just a white supremacist vehicle, she denied forming it, and called the reports fake news.
    The GOP fringe continues to find ways to make me say "I never thought it could get this bad".

  17. #197
    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    If Kevin McCarthy really cared, he'd get rid of this absolute liability.
    Naw, I heard Meghan McCain, you know the lady who has a career based purely off of her father, say that Greene is no worse than Ilhan Omar, and Omar still has committee seats so why aren't Democrats as angry at her?! THERE ARE PEOPLE DYING AND SHE WANTS YOU TO KNOW THAT GREENE IS BEING UNFAIRLY TARGETED FOR BEING A WHITE SUPREMACIST PIECE OF SHIT.

    Seriously, if John McCain was alive now he'd probably slap her.

  18. #198
    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon View Post
    It's a shame these turds are doing this. It just gives anglo-saxon political traditions a bad name.
    that's a feature, not a bug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon View Post
    It's a shame these turds are doing this. It just gives anglo-saxon political traditions a bad name.
    Could we not re-use hoary old racist whistles? https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/ar...cal-traditions

    And yes, "whistles", not "dogwhistles". Everyone hears that shit, it's not secret.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleredar View Post
    I think we have to walk a fine line of not letting her nonsense go unrebuked and not giving her craziness too much attention, as happened with trump.
    I know a narcissist when I see one. The best way to deal with them is to cut off their fuel source: attention. We should have done the same to Trump but the media has to make money somehow, right?
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