Comments for ComingAnarchy.com http://cominganarchy.com Speak Victorian, Think Pagan Wed, 21 Nov 2012 23:12:46 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.1 Comment on From Belletrist to Blogger: What progress, and the internet, has done to public intellectualism by Younghusband http://cominganarchy.com/2012/11/14/from-belletrist-to-blogger/comment-page-1/#comment-399358 Wed, 21 Nov 2012 23:12:46 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10847#comment-399358 I have been out of the game, involved in technology for the past 5 years. I am now doing startups, and thinking about more general societal issues than foreign policy. That is why I have not been posting. I was surprised to see Curzon post, and when Adam retweeted my thing on Public Intellectuals, I thought that might generate some discussion here.

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Comment on Big Things Have Small Beginnings by Chris Swanson http://cominganarchy.com/2012/11/12/big-things-have-small-beginnings/comment-page-1/#comment-399333 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:15:57 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10841#comment-399333 Yeah, over a year! Great to see you guys back!

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Comment on From Belletrist to Blogger: What progress, and the internet, has done to public intellectualism by Michael http://cominganarchy.com/2012/11/14/from-belletrist-to-blogger/comment-page-1/#comment-399308 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 01:26:45 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10847#comment-399308 Where have y’all been?

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Comment on From Belletrist to Blogger: What progress, and the internet, has done to public intellectualism by Jesús M. Pérez http://cominganarchy.com/2012/11/14/from-belletrist-to-blogger/comment-page-1/#comment-399306 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 00:45:30 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10847#comment-399306 Yes, it’s great having you again.

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Comment on From Belletrist to Blogger: What progress, and the internet, has done to public intellectualism by Jamie http://cominganarchy.com/2012/11/14/from-belletrist-to-blogger/comment-page-1/#comment-399241 Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:01:48 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10847#comment-399241 Nice to see you guys blogging again. Always look forward to reading your stuff.

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Comment on Big Things Have Small Beginnings by Jesús M. Pérez http://cominganarchy.com/2012/11/12/big-things-have-small-beginnings/comment-page-1/#comment-399237 Wed, 14 Nov 2012 22:41:51 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10841#comment-399237 I meant, so long without news from this blog.

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Comment on Big Things Have Small Beginnings by Curzon http://cominganarchy.com/2012/11/12/big-things-have-small-beginnings/comment-page-1/#comment-399215 Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:48:36 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10841#comment-399215 This was some secret hidden backstory when it came out two days ago. Now it’s all over the news.

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Comment on Big Things Have Small Beginnings by Jesús M. Pérez http://cominganarchy.com/2012/11/12/big-things-have-small-beginnings/comment-page-1/#comment-399174 Mon, 12 Nov 2012 06:11:25 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10841#comment-399174 So long!

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Comment on Interview with Edward Luttwak by Jupiter http://cominganarchy.com/2011/09/08/interview-with-edward-luttwak/comment-page-1/#comment-399108 Fri, 23 Sep 2011 02:29:08 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10824#comment-399108 I went through this weird and confused phase when I was a teenager, and somehow ended up on an Internet forum called Rapture Ready. Yea. At the time, the idea that Jesus was about to beam everybody up to paradise was very alluring, and daily life was more tolerable when every little thing was a sign that the end was fast approaching.

Anyhow, from the Eschatological perspective of the religious Right, Israel is key to many of the prophecies which are expected to precede the Rapture and Tribulations. These beliefs aren’t the only basis of their support for Israel, but political/social factors allow for change and compromise– this sort of thing is unyielding. Let’s take Ezekiel 38:11, for example, which predicts that Israel will become a land of ‘unwalled villages’. Before 1948, there was no Israel, let alone any significant walls of which to speak. The fact that the world has seen the return of the state of Israel (seen as something of a miracle itself), and that Israel now relies on massive concrete walls for its security, serves to convince these people that we are now living in the End Times and the Rapture will literally occur any day now. You can argue about America’s waning influence in the Middle East, Israel’s human rights abuses, the plight of the Palestinians, whatever: none of this is going to even minutely affect their support for a state whose existence directly ties into their imminent and inevitable ascension to Paradise.

On top of that, there are undoubtedly powerful Jewish American figures whose influence steer US Foreign Policy in a decidedly pro-Israel direction, there is a clear cultural affinity between Israel and the United States, and there is an instinctive American aversion to supporting a cause that is closely affiliated with violent terrorism in the public mind. Throw in the importance of the Jewish vote in certain battlefield states, and it’s no surprise the United States declares its support for Israel to be unconditional.

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Comment on Interview with Edward Luttwak by tdaxp http://cominganarchy.com/2011/09/08/interview-with-edward-luttwak/comment-page-1/#comment-399092 Fri, 09 Sep 2011 22:43:26 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10824#comment-399092 Best analysis of the question I’ve read. Thanks for posting this!

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Comment on Interview with Edward Luttwak by Scott http://cominganarchy.com/2011/09/08/interview-with-edward-luttwak/comment-page-1/#comment-399091 Thu, 08 Sep 2011 14:04:54 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10824#comment-399091 That last part is frightening because it is true I have meet people like that, and they believe that it is the Jew’s job to bring on the end of the world as well. That is why they love Israel so much, not the Jews but the end times bs. By the way finished your book Monsoon, liked it alot, highly recommend it.

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Comment on History of Tokyo subway lines map by physical map of india in history - CASTE SYSTEM – CASTE SYSTEM http://cominganarchy.com/2011/07/29/history-of-tokyo-subway-lines-map/comment-page-1/#comment-399024 Sun, 07 Aug 2011 04:56:56 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10817#comment-399024 [...] History of Tokyo subway lines map | ComingAnarchy.comDescription : Sir Francis Edward Younghusband (1863-1942) was a British explorer, army officer, military-political officer, and foreign correspondent born in India who led expeditions into Manchuria, Kashgar, and Tibet. …http://cominganarchy.com/2011/ .. [...]

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Comment on History of Tokyo subway lines map by Michael http://cominganarchy.com/2011/07/29/history-of-tokyo-subway-lines-map/comment-page-1/#comment-399015 Mon, 01 Aug 2011 21:35:39 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10817#comment-399015 Wow! Looks like their tunneling methods got faster over the years; here’s hoping their cost controls and earthquake proofing kept pace . . .

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Comment on Genocide in Sudan, Part 2? The Worst Case Scenario for Southern Sudan Independence by Abelard Lindsey http://cominganarchy.com/2011/06/19/genocide-in-sudan-part-2-the-worst-case-scenario-for-southern-sudan-independence/comment-page-1/#comment-399012 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 21:39:48 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10806#comment-399012 Islamophobia? is it an irrational fear?

http://duaat.wordpress.com/2008/03/10/how-islam-will-dominate-the-world/

Sometimes, you just have to take these guys at their word.

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Comment on Genocide in Sudan, Part 2? The Worst Case Scenario for Southern Sudan Independence by theslittyeye http://cominganarchy.com/2011/06/19/genocide-in-sudan-part-2-the-worst-case-scenario-for-southern-sudan-independence/comment-page-1/#comment-398846 Tue, 05 Jul 2011 10:17:53 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10806#comment-398846 Religion (monotheism) is always the best surrogate for fanaticism, since their believers tend to think their god is the one and superior to all other infidels’. There were tons of religiously induced holy war in the old Europe, but Christianity (or Europeans as Christians) evolved much better since that (the unique case of Ireland and Yugoslavia to less extent have more to deal with a sense of identity than just the religion). In my view, the Islamic mentality is like medieval Christianity, it is indeed still a perfect surrogate for fanaticism. Their killings could always be justified by their religion. How fucked up is that? In other words, the sense of universal equality and freedom don’t apply to those people’s philosophy, just there’s really no point of treating them the way they don’t deserve.

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Comment on Genocide in Sudan, Part 2? The Worst Case Scenario for Southern Sudan Independence by spandrell http://cominganarchy.com/2011/06/19/genocide-in-sudan-part-2-the-worst-case-scenario-for-southern-sudan-independence/comment-page-1/#comment-398825 Sun, 03 Jul 2011 16:48:43 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10806#comment-398825 言論封殺始まったぞ

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Comment on Genocide in Sudan, Part 2? The Worst Case Scenario for Southern Sudan Independence by Aceface http://cominganarchy.com/2011/06/19/genocide-in-sudan-part-2-the-worst-case-scenario-for-southern-sudan-independence/comment-page-1/#comment-398764 Tue, 28 Jun 2011 15:44:30 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10806#comment-398764 I know you are keeping very liberal position on regulating the comment section.Curzon.
But isn’t it about time to have some kind of regulation measure who keeps on murmuring ever-the-same islamophobic crap?This guy disgusts me from the day one.
Just for once bring something new on the table for chrissake….

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Comment on Genocide in Sudan, Part 2? The Worst Case Scenario for Southern Sudan Independence by spandrell http://cominganarchy.com/2011/06/19/genocide-in-sudan-part-2-the-worst-case-scenario-for-southern-sudan-independence/comment-page-1/#comment-398653 Thu, 23 Jun 2011 10:20:48 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10806#comment-398653 Muslims were warlike, still are, and those warlike passions are directed against all we hold dear. For all purposes Muslims are not part of the civilized global society of today.

Good for them I say, they have their right to worship Allah while pumping babies until they all starve. But lets stop being shocked when they kill their neighbors as their holy texts commands them.

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Comment on Genocide in Sudan, Part 2? The Worst Case Scenario for Southern Sudan Independence by ElamBend http://cominganarchy.com/2011/06/19/genocide-in-sudan-part-2-the-worst-case-scenario-for-southern-sudan-independence/comment-page-1/#comment-398652 Wed, 22 Jun 2011 03:37:14 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10806#comment-398652 I couldn’t under stand why so many people inthemedia were so sanguine about the realities of the cleving of Sudan, this isn’t Czechoslovakia. I figured war as the percent outcome of a vote for independence and after that, i expect civil war in the south after that.

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Comment on Genocide in Sudan, Part 2? The Worst Case Scenario for Southern Sudan Independence by Lexington Green http://cominganarchy.com/2011/06/19/genocide-in-sudan-part-2-the-worst-case-scenario-for-southern-sudan-independence/comment-page-1/#comment-398651 Tue, 21 Jun 2011 18:55:28 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10806#comment-398651 The Victorians considered Muslims to be a martial and warlike community. This is all over the writings from the time, and was based on their direct experience fighting Muslims, and leading Muslim troops who served the Queen. However, the original Curzon and his contemporaries would not have said Muslims were not civilized, categorically. Curzon himself would have noted the vast difference between the Afghan hill man, the Muslims of Hyderabad, or Persia, or the Sudan. The men of those days appreciate diversity to a degree that puts to shame our bogus platitudes about that word.

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Comment on Genocide in Sudan, Part 2? The Worst Case Scenario for Southern Sudan Independence by spandrell http://cominganarchy.com/2011/06/19/genocide-in-sudan-part-2-the-worst-case-scenario-for-southern-sudan-independence/comment-page-1/#comment-398650 Mon, 20 Jun 2011 18:38:03 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10806#comment-398650 Ok all cultures have waged war: lets forget about nuances and play the equivalence game.
I would think the original Curzon would have known what Islam is about, as every other English aristocrat. Of course they didn’t live in an Arab emirate. Still being a polite guest is one thing, pretending the Islamic world is civilized is too much of a stretch.

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Comment on Genocide in Sudan, Part 2? The Worst Case Scenario for Southern Sudan Independence by Curzon http://cominganarchy.com/2011/06/19/genocide-in-sudan-part-2-the-worst-case-scenario-for-southern-sudan-independence/comment-page-1/#comment-398649 Sun, 19 Jun 2011 21:09:42 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10806#comment-398649 The best definition to Southern Sudan is the territories of the peoples subject to deliberate slaughter over the past two decades. But defining any border is difficult.

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Comment on Genocide in Sudan, Part 2? The Worst Case Scenario for Southern Sudan Independence by Michael http://cominganarchy.com/2011/06/19/genocide-in-sudan-part-2-the-worst-case-scenario-for-southern-sudan-independence/comment-page-1/#comment-398648 Sun, 19 Jun 2011 21:07:16 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10806#comment-398648 Instead of asking Where Southern Sudan is, it might be better to ask What Southern Sudan is. Is it defined by geopolitical common interest, a common cultural or religious heritage or what? The answer to that question would dictate where the logical boundaries are and hence the question of Where. The worst case scenario would be if it was defined exclusively by opposition to rule by Khartoum in general and Omar Bashir in particular; not only does that make stable boundaries hard to draw, it leaves a newly independent country with nothing to unite it except hatred for a neighbor.

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Comment on Genocide in Sudan, Part 2? The Worst Case Scenario for Southern Sudan Independence by Curzon http://cominganarchy.com/2011/06/19/genocide-in-sudan-part-2-the-worst-case-scenario-for-southern-sudan-independence/comment-page-1/#comment-398647 Sun, 19 Jun 2011 21:07:15 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10806#comment-398647 Sure, Christians never do that, Ireland up until the 1990s was a unique event in 20 centuries of history. /sarcasm

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Comment on Genocide in Sudan, Part 2? The Worst Case Scenario for Southern Sudan Independence by spandrell http://cominganarchy.com/2011/06/19/genocide-in-sudan-part-2-the-worst-case-scenario-for-southern-sudan-independence/comment-page-1/#comment-398646 Sun, 19 Jun 2011 17:11:17 +0000 http://cominganarchy.com/?p=10806#comment-398646 I´m shocked, shocked!! to hear that Muslims are killing their neighbours.

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