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Old 2012-08-01, 20:33   Link #22741
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however it does seem like the party boss in the area is going out of his way to piss off the locals.
His gifts of food were signs that Big Brother is watching.
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Old 2012-08-01, 20:58   Link #22742
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You know, in many ways (especially during the Mao era) Communism is a lot like a religion.

Down to the insistence that all other religions are false, persecution of heretic ER politics dissidents, and reverence of the messiah, sorry "Great Leader".
Yup and the same can be said for the "Pharoah is god" state of North Korea. It kind of undermines the premise of the idea when all one does is replace one no-think for another.
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Old 2012-08-01, 21:36   Link #22743
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Hmm..

I'd call it an extreme form of idealism, but not religious.
It's an unrealistic burden of faith in humanity to work beyond a private agenda, which is still more fathomable than faith in deities of little to no foundation.

But I get what you're sayin'.

As for Dictator idolism, that's an entirely different plane of problem. .
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Old 2012-08-01, 22:36   Link #22744
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Whether or not political ideologies like Communism (or Fascism) are technically religions is a somewhat academic point. However, I would say that psychologically they occupy a similar place to more "normal" religions.

Political "religions" like Communism may not contain overt supernatural occurrences (except in North Korea ), but there are still articles of faith. Like Christianity or Islam, Communism has a Utopian ideal. Unlike those religions that Utopian ideal will exist on this earth, not the next (that said, building Utopia on earth is still a significant element of Christianity and Islam).

Like religion, Communism features Messianic and Godlike figures. The similarity is even more acute if you make the comparison to older religions like the Imperial cult in Rome or Pharaonic cult in Ancient Egypt. The leader is a personage of Godlike stature.

Use of this leader worship serves another purpose as it "humanises" the ideology, much like Jesus humanises Christianity, giving a human face to an otherwise abstract idea.

Another point in common is that Religions are first and foremost a "world view" a way to make sense of the world around you, to describe the reason why things are the way they are. Communism is the same thing, but instead of using god or the devil, it's class struggle.

Communism in China occupies a similiar place to the ideologies that gave rise to peasant revolts in the past, which were all heavily religious in nature. Communism was a potent mix of western ideas that gelled well with the egalitarian ethos that fuelled support for Chinese peasant revolts in the past (like the White Lotus, Taipings, Heaven and Earth Society etc.).

Many religions, in their day, started in a manner similiar to political movements. While we try to cite logic, philosophy or science to justify out movements, they cited divide revelation. The end result is ultimately that same though...

Finally, what about that whole Lenin mausoleum thing?
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Old 2012-08-01, 22:54   Link #22745
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Old 2012-08-02, 02:31   Link #22746
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I don't think there is any real need for re-education in the lines of Communist education, it is a waste of public monies. How about using that money to educate young girls about the destructive psychological effects of supporting "tongzhi ai" at otaku conventions?
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Old 2012-08-02, 10:53   Link #22747
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I don't think there is any real need for re-education in the lines of Communist education, it is a waste of public monies. How about using that money to educate young girls about the destructive psychological effects of supporting "tongzhi ai" at otaku conventions?
Ummmm, what destructive psychological effects?
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Old 2012-08-02, 11:19   Link #22748
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Ummmm, what destructive psychological effects?
My Tongzhi here is just being a tsundere
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Old 2012-08-02, 11:22   Link #22749
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Ummmm, what destructive psychological effects?
"Tongzhi" means Comrade in Mandarin but to Chinese Fujohsi, it's slang for gay men.

SaintessHeart is afraid of girls learning about Tongzhis and their relationships either in manga/doujin/anime/fanfics etc.
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Old 2012-08-02, 11:26   Link #22750
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The communist party doesn't like it much either when "Comrade" Mao means something very different to a particular subculture...

Any Mao/Deng fics out there?
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Old 2012-08-02, 11:36   Link #22751
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I won't ruin your mood on the official Olympics thread so I will put it here : I wondered what title I should give for such things but I think this one is good yet rude.

How London becomes the personal dog of IOC

And another one

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Old 2012-08-02, 12:27   Link #22752
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SaintessHeart is afraid of girls learning about Tongzhis and their relationships either in manga/doujin/anime/fanfics etc.
...why?
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Old 2012-08-02, 12:45   Link #22753
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...why?
We Tongzhis kinda need privacy too, y'know
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Old 2012-08-02, 13:36   Link #22754
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I won't ruin your mood on the official Olympics thread so I will put it here : I wondered what title I should give for such things but I think this one is good yet rude.

How London becomes the personal dog of IOC

And another one
Might as well go there. With the consolation that London's not unique.
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Old 2012-08-02, 15:51   Link #22755
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We Tongzhis kinda need privacy too, y'know
Well, in my city, the Tongzhis are rather openů
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Old 2012-08-02, 16:31   Link #22756
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If you mean San Francisco...um, yes. It is a rather open town.
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Old 2012-08-02, 17:13   Link #22757
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U.S. mull more bombers, submarines for Pacific
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8701U020120801

Exclusive: U.S., Lockheed reach deal on Israeli F-35s
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...86P1JY20120726
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Old 2012-08-02, 23:21   Link #22758
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...why?
Spoiler for For your reference, not for fujoshis:
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Old 2012-08-02, 23:24   Link #22759
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Spoiler for For your reference, not for fujoshis:
Don't real brothers ride each other ?
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Old 2012-08-02, 23:26   Link #22760
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Don't be shy, Otouto. You're a Tongzhi of MrTerrorist, after all.
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