Author Topic: International Politics  (Read 11849 times)

Offline Tired Tiger

  • RFC Hall of Fame
  • *****
  • Posts: 4056
  • "Is there something wrong with that?"
Re: International Politics
« Reply #165 on: December 12, 2018, 06:57:58 PM »
Words

Offline mightytiges

  • RFC Hall of Fame
  • *****
  • Posts: 49905
  • Eat 'Em Alive!
    • oneeyed-richmond.com
Re: International Politics
« Reply #166 on: December 13, 2018, 07:58:37 AM »
The "right" isn't just one homogeneous mass with a a single set of beliefs....there's no "alt-right" or "populist" neo-cons.....they're nothing to do with the alt-right and are generally as opposed to them as the left are.....all the NeverTrump Republicans like McCain were/are neo-cons....hell Globalist anti-Nationalist poster boy Macron's a classic centre-right neo-con .....in fact the left are as often the unwitting shills and useful idiots of neo-cons as they are anyone... :shh
Of course, both the "left" and the "right" aren't homogeneous and what defines each branch varies from country to country. In Asia, both the left and right were/are nationalist as both 'sides' in the 19-20th centuries opposed foreign influence (Japan, China) and colonial rule (Vietnam, India).   

Macron is centre-right but he isn't a neo-con. A neo-con rejects the post-1960s social revolution and is socially conservative. Technically, neo-conservatism applies to American politics. Neo-con is used more as a pejorative term elsewhere just like "the use of the word "left". As 65 said it's "words".

...and Britain is not a mess thanks to Brexit, the Conservative Party is...Britain will soon be a mess if that delusional Marxist halfwit Corbyn and his comrades and cohorts of dopey eternal undergraduates win the next election.. :shh :shh
Britain is in limbo thanks to Brexit as no one (eg: business) can plan beyond March 29 and the main problems with this current Brexit deal won't be resolved by then (hence this "backstop" idea over the Northern Ireland border). It was an undefined referendum and now the Brits are paying for it. It will also cost another PM her job (even if May wins this leadership spill) so the uncertainty will only continue for longer. It's an utter shambles and it's all self-inflicted!

As an Aussie, I couldn't care less who wins the next UK election. It's not as though Britain is a world power anymore. It's not my homeland either, thank god ;D. The underlying issues over there won't go away whatever happens. The economic centre of the world is moving to the Asia-Pacific region and away from the Atlantic. Great for us; not good for them.   

ps. Got to laugh at the "stability" and "leadership" that their useless monarchy provides too :lol. More concerned about making the celebrity pages these days :sleep.
All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be - Pink Floyd

Offline mightytiges

  • RFC Hall of Fame
  • *****
  • Posts: 49905
  • Eat 'Em Alive!
    • oneeyed-richmond.com
Re: International Politics
« Reply #167 on: December 13, 2018, 08:45:02 AM »
Well apparently, May has survived the leadership spill 200-117. Angela Merkel won't need her "who ist das neu PM?" notes  ;D.



All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be - Pink Floyd

Offline mightytiges

  • RFC Hall of Fame
  • *****
  • Posts: 49905
  • Eat 'Em Alive!
    • oneeyed-richmond.com
Re: International Politics
« Reply #168 on: December 19, 2018, 07:35:17 PM »
UK Government now warning and preparing the Brits for a hard no-deal Brexit. Apparently, they can't legally have a 2nd referendum either to bail out of it. It's going so well  :wallywink.


All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be - Pink Floyd

Offline mightytiges

  • RFC Hall of Fame
  • *****
  • Posts: 49905
  • Eat 'Em Alive!
    • oneeyed-richmond.com
Re: International Politics
« Reply #169 on: January 30, 2019, 07:39:25 PM »
If the EU holds it position and doesn't now cave in on the Irish border backstop then Britain will remain in Brexit no man's land until March 29.

https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/world-economy/crunch-vote-will-sink-or-save-may-as-key-vote-determines-next-brexit-phase/news-story/5bdcac04a6285a1ae58c47adebefae68
All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be - Pink Floyd

Offline Diocletian

  • RFC Hall of Fame
  • *****
  • Posts: 12872
  • OERBC 2IC
Re: International Politics
« Reply #170 on: February 28, 2019, 03:01:24 AM »
:shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh

Offline mightytiges

  • RFC Hall of Fame
  • *****
  • Posts: 49905
  • Eat 'Em Alive!
    • oneeyed-richmond.com
Re: International Politics
« Reply #171 on: March 13, 2019, 12:19:15 PM »
The neverending circus that is Brexit continues :rollin. Hard to see a solution to this even if a general election was called as neither British major party is united enough to command authority to gain a mandate, control their parliament and bring any certainty either way. What an utter shambles it is over there.

The only positive is if the pound keeps diving then it'll become a cheap time for us Aussies to go holiday in the UK.
All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be - Pink Floyd

Offline Diocletian

  • RFC Hall of Fame
  • *****
  • Posts: 12872
  • OERBC 2IC
Re: International Politics
« Reply #172 on: April 18, 2019, 09:14:55 PM »
Probably only dwaino would get this....



 :shh
:shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh

Offline YellowandBlackBlood

  • Long suffering….
  • RFC Hall of Fame
  • *****
  • Posts: 10534
Re: International Politics
« Reply #173 on: April 21, 2019, 09:34:26 PM »
Probably only dwaino would get this....



 :shh
Black metal artist, murderer and arsonist Varg Vikernes - found guilty of burning down churches in Norway obviously.....with Notre Dame (another church) burning in the background.... :shh
OER. Calling it as it is since 2004.

Offline Diocletian

  • RFC Hall of Fame
  • *****
  • Posts: 12872
  • OERBC 2IC
Re: International Politics
« Reply #174 on: April 21, 2019, 10:36:23 PM »
Congratulations on knowing how to google... :shh :shh
:shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh

Offline YellowandBlackBlood

  • Long suffering….
  • RFC Hall of Fame
  • *****
  • Posts: 10534
Re: International Politics
« Reply #175 on: April 21, 2019, 11:18:05 PM »
Congratulations on knowing how to google... :shh :shh
Knowledge comes in all sorts of ways....  :shh
OER. Calling it as it is since 2004.

Offline mightytiges

  • RFC Hall of Fame
  • *****
  • Posts: 49905
  • Eat 'Em Alive!
    • oneeyed-richmond.com
Re: International Politics
« Reply #176 on: April 22, 2019, 03:45:37 PM »
Congratulations on knowing how to google... :shh :shh
Knowledge comes in all sorts of ways....  :shh
Like the Notre Dame fire was sadly caused simply by an electrical short-circuit.

Though, it didn't stop loopy paranoid reactionaries like Bolt and co. using it to again attack all those they love to blame and hate and exclaiming the end of western civilisation for the 1043828298 time  :wallywink :shh.
All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be - Pink Floyd

Offline Diocletian

  • RFC Hall of Fame
  • *****
  • Posts: 12872
  • OERBC 2IC
Re: International Politics
« Reply #177 on: April 22, 2019, 03:50:08 PM »


:shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh

Offline mightytiges

  • RFC Hall of Fame
  • *****
  • Posts: 49905
  • Eat 'Em Alive!
    • oneeyed-richmond.com
Re: International Politics
« Reply #178 on: April 22, 2019, 04:30:10 PM »

Well, well, HG Wells. A fan of time travel, Dio? 

You can't travel back in time but you can travel forward  :shh.
All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be - Pink Floyd

Offline Diocletian

  • RFC Hall of Fame
  • *****
  • Posts: 12872
  • OERBC 2IC
Re: International Politics
« Reply #179 on: April 22, 2019, 04:43:33 PM »
A lot of leftists seem to think we can travel back to 1917...#noreallyitwilllworkthistime...  :shh
:shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh :shh