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Recent content by The Kilted Heathen

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    Rebel Alliance Logo (digital art, Infinite Painter, 2023)

    This was drawn back in November when the deathtoll had reached 11,000 in Gaza. It is now estimated at 30,000. The Rebel Alliance (formally the Alliance to Restore the Republic) was a coalition of numerous cells of rebellion against the reign of the Galactic Empire. Famous among them were cells...
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    Ronwé Murder, Tiefling Bard-Warlock

    Starting my Character Tome over because I hate myself (jokes, I want to have a more cohesive visual narrative of Ronwé through the ages and levels). This page is the cover page, depicting her at or close to her max level. This is the first page (and 1st Level), Ronwé at age 21 when she was...
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    Are Americans Morally Superior?

    Americans? As in the people? No more or less than any other peoples. America the nation? We're currently funding a genocide for our pet colonial project of the last 75+ years. Hell no we're not more moral.
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    Overly Glorified or Idealized Historical Figures

    So then tell us, as 1. A land invasion to force surrender of Japan was unnecessary, and 2. Japan was in the process of negotiations for their surrender, and 3. US officials and joint chief of staff largely disagreed with use of the bombs, How then can you claim that it was useful and morally...
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    Overly Glorified or Idealized Historical Figures

    Because it is not morally defensible. You "disagree" about the historical "factoids", but those are the facts of what had happened. To frame with an analogy, it's like shooting someone right as they're going to tie the white flag on the pole. That is what I disagree with; the position that it...
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    Overly Glorified or Idealized Historical Figures

    Then I'll reiterate what I added. Here's where that whole position falls apart. You, Revolting, have stated that not only was the nuking of 200,000 civilians useful, but that the goals of the US were moral. Which again, completely ignores the established historical fact that Japan was in the...
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    Overly Glorified or Idealized Historical Figures

    My argument is that - ideologically - it does not absolve us of the hypocrisy. In fact, I would say that it makes it worse. It is a direct application of "Good for me, but not for thee" with only the saving grace that we "won" the war.
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    Overly Glorified or Idealized Historical Figures

    Then as per usual Revolting, you're not paying attention. The issue here seems to be word use. Call it what we will today, at the heart of the matter is that we committed an act that not two days later we condemned and judged Nazi Germany of the same. We slaughtered 200,000 civilians without...
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    Overly Glorified or Idealized Historical Figures

    False. History is absolutely there to judge, and to learn from. Would you call Hitler's actions a "minor flaw"?
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    Overly Glorified or Idealized Historical Figures

    Oh, and this tired bit of coal. Here you are, again; all facts, zero emotion.
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    Overly Glorified or Idealized Historical Figures

    If you've attempted to be accurate, Revolting, you would acknowledge and address the historical facts, rather than build up an army of strawmen to knock down.
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    Overly Glorified or Idealized Historical Figures

    I absolutely doubt that. No, we must not. You are wrong in that it was useful in that it is a historical fact that Japan's surrender was underway. It was an inevitability before the US decided to make our atrocious power move, and it save exactly zero lives.
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    Overly Glorified or Idealized Historical Figures

    No, you really aren't. You've thus far misrepresented what I've said, opting with this narrative that I suggested the US told Japan "You're not allowed to surrender until we commit this atrocity", you're actively ignoring historical documentation that the war crime was not popular even among US...
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    Overly Glorified or Idealized Historical Figures

    That's a lot of words being put into my mouth, as well as just flatly ignoring anything that has been shown surrounding the surrender of Japan. I generally don't like how you frame your arguments in a debate, but this is a really weak position, Revolting.
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    Overly Glorified or Idealized Historical Figures

    Pretty sick that you think "winning" is dropping a nuclear bomb on civilians. Is this really the hill you want to fortify?
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