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    Chill out, Kaise, and enjoy the show. I for one am highly entertained by Squibb's comments, particularly this one --

    You are incapable of understanding, so I will not waste my time trying to explain any further.

    Your driving desire for said "wealth and power" will be the doom of us all. I shall simply continue to enjoy myself, waiting until the inevitable day the world crumbles and all will wish they had heeded my warnings.

    When the dust settles, only I will remain, to rebuild on your ashes as all your wealth and power evaporates, devoid of any value at all.
    Holy crap, that's EPIC villain talk right there. Bravo! Admit it, Squibb, you're really Shang Tsung, aren't you? That's really some Shang Tsung-worthy quotation.

    Speaking of sharks, my favorite is the broadnose sevengill. It's a lovely beastie.

    sevengill_ivan-rutzen.jpg
    "Seeing Fenix once more perplexes me. I feel sadness, when I should feel joy."
    - Artanis.

  2. #52

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nissa View Post
    Holy crap, that's EPIC villain talk right there. Bravo! Admit it, Squibb, you're really Shang Tsung, aren't you? That's really some Shang Tsung-worthy quotation.
    I am the terror that flaps in the night.
    I am the shadow that passes under your boat.
    I am the termite that devours your floorboards.
    I am the surprise in your cereal box.
    I am the skunk that pollutes your air.
    I am the batteries that are not included.
    I am the wrong number that wakes you at 3 AM.
    I am the raspberry seed you can't floss out.
    I am the fingernail that scrapes the blackboard of your soul.
    I am the onion that stings in your eye.
    I am a special news bulletin that interrupts your favourite show.
    I am the scourge that pecks at your nightmares.
    I am the hairball that clogs your drains.
    I am the low ratings that cancel your program.
    I am the auditor that wants to look at your books.
    I am the slug that slimes your begonias.
    I am the bubble gum that sticks in your hair.
    I am the itch you cannot reach.
    I am the jailer who throws away the key.
    I am the ten dollar service charge on all returned checks.

    I AM DEMOLITION SQUID!

    Lets. Get. Dangerous.

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    "Chill out, Kaise, and enjoy the show. I for one am highly entertained by Squibb's comments, particularly this one --"

    Hey, if someone wants to challenge MY AUTHRORITY OVER THIS REALM I shall engage in combat with them, until they flee!

    For I am the true one true Arbiter

    To all who seek to defy my will, I will find you, and I will Liam Neeson you.

    WARP FIELD STABILIZED, BITCHES

  4. #54

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    Quote Originally Posted by demolitionsquid View Post
    i am the jailer who throws away the key.
    you're a commie! I knew it!
    "Seeing Fenix once more perplexes me. I feel sadness, when I should feel joy."
    - Artanis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nissa View Post
    you're a commie! I knew it!
    I'm not sure if that was supposed to be an insult... I'm a democratic socialist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemolitionSquid View Post
    I'm not sure if that was supposed to be an insult... I'm a democratic socialist.
    It's not. It's just an observation. An apparently true observation.

    Ever read the Gulag Archipelago?
    "Seeing Fenix once more perplexes me. I feel sadness, when I should feel joy."
    - Artanis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nissa View Post
    It's not. It's just an observation. An apparently true observation.

    Ever read the Gulag Archipelago?
    I've heard of it, although I fail to see how it's relevant. I do not advocate Communism.

    On a side note, the USSR was not / Russia is not a Communist society, nor is China. A true Communist society has never existed, they have all been Dictatorships or Fascist Capitalist.

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    Heh, that's what they all say, because half of communism is the fools that believe in it, and the other half are the people that take advantage. No, seriously, communist thought has always been divided between violence and naivety since said thought came into being.
    "Seeing Fenix once more perplexes me. I feel sadness, when I should feel joy."
    - Artanis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nissa View Post
    Heh, that's what they all say, because half of communism is the fools that believe in it, and the other half are the people that take advantage. No, seriously, communist thought has always been divided between violence and naivety since said thought came into being.
    Obviously. That's why I'm not a Commie.

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    You don't even know what Communism is.

    If you are a socialist, you are a communist. Period. Otherwise, you're using alternative definitions without knowing concerning topics you don't understand and shouldn't even bother discussing.

    Somehow, the Canadian education system missed out the part where Communism is simply the perfection of socialism when all the social inequalities had been eradicated and government could be removed. Socialism is the intervention of government to bring mankind to its enlightened state with a social order based on equality, Communism was the Nirvana like phase where these things had been accomplished and government could be abolished. Socialism and Communism are just different stages of development in the same model. Communism has been defeated. Socialism has too. It survives in name only. Government titles are just advertising tag lines. Socialism now means "nicer, less ruthlessly efficient" market economy. "Give us more power, we're nicer than those meanie business people!"

    If you're surprised that the intention of Communism was to be absent of government yet Communist countries are entirely totalitarian regimes, you just don't get it.

    So called liberals have a tendency to do that since the term liberal comes from what is now called libertarians. Read any history book from before the civil rights movements and you'll see liberal being used to describe libertarians arguing for the 'non-aggression principles' which was that no one should tell any others how to live. So called liberals loved the idea when it pertains to being permissive concerning things like feminism, drugs, and what else, but missed the point entirely as it pertains to a truly free society. The term only remains true to its roots in economics where things like free trade and public choice is called liberalization

    It's been this way since the the enlightenment era where royalist supports fought against proto-libertarian thought because they foolishly believed that the monarchy was the only thing that could protect them from the businessmen, I mean nobles. Funny how a rational argument by an economist that revenues could be increased by reducing taxes did more good to bring about the socialist utopia you desire than any socialist thinker put together. This instance considerably pre-dates the Renaissance, Enlightenment, and the French Revolution

    If you're thinking of European socialism, that's called a market friendly economy, underneath the umbrella term of neoclassical economies, also known as liberal capitalism or a demand-side economy. Note how they're all market, capitalist economies either way. Funny how that works out. The truth is that every single functioning economy is the world falls under the umbrella of 'neoclassical/iberall models' which includes free market, public choice, and market friendly. Market friendly meaning that the government intervenes to stem economic crises and picks up the slack in the areas where the free market is less efficient such as education, health, and infrastructure. The US is faaaaaaar from a free market economy, and there are no public choice economies, so pretty much all economies are simply just variations of the market friendly approach.

    And here's another hint, socialism, by definition, is the removal or reduction of market mechanisms from the planning process. If you believe in things like individual interaction with supply and demand mechanisms, coordination through pricing and the relationship between aggregate output and interest rates, you are a capitalist whether you like it or not. You've fallen for cheerleading tag lines and you're just too ignorant to know it.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Develo...assical_theory
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Market_economy

    There's nothing poetic, beautiful, or emotionally appealing about capitalism so everyone hates some aspect of it at some point because of its ruthless efficiency. The term capitalism itself is a perjorative term meant to demean its amorality. The only true definition of capitalism is simply what mankind does in the absence of government, and it was practiced long before government and long before proto-socialists started to interfere with the free behavior of individuals. It's virtue isn't in its espoused morality, it is in its amorality and its rational, realism. It survives simply because of its obvious superiority in achieving mankind's goals but it has always been and will always be despised and under appreciated because its pure nature. You hate capitalism, but everything good about your life right now is the result of capitalism, and that is why it continues to fight against the tide.

    "Who are the real sharks?" is what you should be asking yourself. You bemoan the sharks, the ruthless of nature, because you feel that is harsh and immoral but that is because you fail to understand the entire reason there is life at all is because nature is amoral and efficient. The efficiency of nature, similiar to the efficiency of capitalism, which is simply the natural behavior of mankind unrestrained, will also be despised even as everyone benefits from its fruits.
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