JanessaVR on March 02, 2020, 12:21:47 am
It was the damn SJWs who hit them.  Why am I not surprised?
Madness takes its toll - please have exact change.

Geezer on March 02, 2020, 06:43:40 am
When the bad guys are revealed, I expect an AOC clone.

DrakBibliophile on March 02, 2020, 09:50:23 am
I'm curious about why this claim is more believable than the earlier claims.

Of course, this group may just be a "hand puppet" for another group.
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DrakBibliophile on March 02, 2020, 10:00:14 am
Or a Grandfather-like character.  ;)

When the bad guys are revealed, I expect an AOC clone.
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JanessaVR on March 02, 2020, 12:34:23 pm
When the bad guys are revealed, I expect an AOC clone.
That would be glorious.  If so, I expect an epic (but incredibly stupid and misinformed) rant on her part at the climax.
Madness takes its toll - please have exact change.

Apollo-Soyuz on March 05, 2020, 04:45:30 am
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>Bok: Roaz has spent much of the last century studying intentional colonies but it's anyone's guess what sort of 'interference' is being objected to.

I don't know how to take this. Is Bok pretending he's not from some retrograde colony in the backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of a galaxy? Maybe people wouldn't respect him as a trusted journo if they knew this?

I mean if they regularly back people's brains up, I suppose you could probably pay someone to splice out the memories of the traumatic raid on your arti-folk masters to get your father back. But otherwise Bok should damn well know about the 'interference' that is being objected to.

Hell, it may just all be instigated by the version of the Alyss Roaz/Master Processor Chimera who may just have gone insane or something.

We also really didn't get a good reason why Hayami betrayed her employer and sided with the retarded AI robo-gov commie bastards.  Is RPLD a SJW democratic-socialist type organization?

Finally, while we can consider this a sophisticated attack, It seems to have been made with technology that dates from the time of the Great Expansion. Could an insane MP of the robo-gov be all the resources needed to pull this attack off?

lurkergao on March 05, 2020, 09:00:52 pm
Dont understand why you would try to tie this to sjws?  Bok is the sjw in this storyline. It could be a red herring but its likely to be remnants of zietmonde gov ai. Or maybe what if it was Alyss herself the ai copy she put in charge. Went crazy running a planet for 5 years started to resent original flavor alyss and nuked her. It being alyss is unlikely but it is foreshadowed with the earlier comment about copies of yourself going around ruining your credit score.

Skull the Troll on March 09, 2020, 08:41:18 am
The last story ended with the villain essentially vowing revenge. I didn't even think it was up for debate here who did it. I understand why the people in the story don't get it, its been five years, and life goes on and all. As for the SJW comment, you should be so lucky. The definition of a SJW is someone who professes to believe in equality between races, sex, religions, ecology etc, but really only posts on facebook and never does anything real about it. The idea of getting this huge object up to speed and the spy work to breach the defenses would be completely beyond them.

UncleRice on March 11, 2020, 05:05:11 am
Social Justice, as opposed to Equal Justice, is the big smiley face mask Socialism puts on to sound like the good guy in the room. The SJW would be the virtue signaling proponent of Social Justice that suffers some mixture naivety, ignorance, and malice that seems to usually be a source of the very injustice they claim to be fighting. We would have to stretch the definition of SJW a bit to use that label on someone who would have caused this damage, but it might fit.
Stupid criminals put on a mask and rob people with a gun.
Smart criminals put on a suit, call themselves politicians, and rob people with writ of law.

JanessaVR on March 11, 2020, 05:25:07 pm
Social Justice, as opposed to Equal Justice, is the big smiley face mask Socialism puts on to sound like the good guy in the room. The SJW would be the virtue signaling proponent of Social Justice that suffers some mixture naivety, ignorance, and malice that seems to usually be a source of the very injustice they claim to be fighting. We would have to stretch the definition of SJW a bit to use that label on someone who would have caused this damage, but it might fit.
I'll partially disagree - this is what I'd expect from the future equivalent of Antifa.

As for rest - spot on.
Madness takes its toll - please have exact change.

Skull the Troll on March 11, 2020, 07:25:13 pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_justice_warrior

Social Justice and Socialism aren't related terms by the way. Everything you like about the US is socialist, but very little of it is socially just.

UncleRice on March 12, 2020, 11:46:07 am
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_justice_warrior

Social Justice and Socialism aren't related terms by the way. Everything you like about the US is socialist, but very little of it is socially just.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Coughlin
If you factor in the history of terms, you end up with some verbiage drift, but the core ideals remain constant, though repackaged.

The primary stretching of the definition of SJW to the attack on Bubble Town is in the shift from a Socialism specific politics to a more general Statist platform. We really don't have a complete enough of a picture of our villains to categorize them more specifically.
Stupid criminals put on a mask and rob people with a gun.
Smart criminals put on a suit, call themselves politicians, and rob people with writ of law.

JanessaVR on March 12, 2020, 10:36:12 pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_justice_warrior

Social Justice and Socialism aren't related terms by the way. Everything you like about the US is socialist, but very little of it is socially just.
Absolute bullshit - the best parts of America are based in Capitalism.  Socialism is cancer and a plague upon the world - see Venezuela for a country where Socialism was faithfully implemented.

And if you think America is "socially unjust," then I recommend an in-depth tour of several autocratic middle eastern countries for a slice of some real injustice.
Madness takes its toll - please have exact change.

Coyoty on March 13, 2020, 06:15:14 am
"Socialism" does not mean what the autocratic states claiming to be socialist say it means.  They claim to be socialist states to cover what they really do, serve themselves.  "Capitalism" does not mean what the autocratic states claiming to be capitalist say it means, for the same reasons and excuses.  "Capitalist" states use elements of socialism while denying it's socialism, and "socialist" states use elements of capitalism while denying it's capitalism.  One says Sociana has always been at war with East Capitalasia, and vice-versa, when they are the same thing.

Skull the Troll on March 13, 2020, 08:29:54 am
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_justice_warrior

Social Justice and Socialism aren't related terms by the way. Everything you like about the US is socialist, but very little of it is socially just.
Absolute bullshit - the best parts of America are based in Capitalism.  Socialism is cancer and a plague upon the world - see Venezuela for a country where Socialism was faithfully implemented.

And if you think America is "socially unjust," then I recommend an in-depth tour of several autocratic middle eastern countries for a slice of some real injustice.

Oh I don't disagree that there are worse countries. There are plenty of examples where socialism combined with autocracy has led to disaster. There are also lots of examples like most of Europe where socialism combined with democracy has led to countries with a far higher standard of living by virtually every measurable metric.  There are examples here in America where socialism works well. Capitalism doesnt need to be in opposition to socialism. In fact it can support it. Every hospital in the country wishes that everyone had health insurance- they would be more financially secure. They would be out of business already if it wasn't for Medicare and Medicaid. That doesn't prevent anyone from getting a Blue Cross plan if they want one.
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