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Posted 12/18/16

johnnymcool wrote:

Lol, this is 99% of members on here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ-FUptkUNY


When you have no argument, resort to ad-hominem.
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A protagonist doesn't have to be good they are just the lead role or main character you can have a main character who is a comeplete and uter asshole right or wrong doesn't have to enter it for them to be so while generally the main character is a good guy he doesn't have to be to be a protaganist hence why u can have an anti hero as a main character such as one of my favourites the punisher
Posted 12/18/16
lol....the USA has simply served as the bankster's sword arm to be wielded around the globe.

or does anyone think the massive invasion list has benefited a single everyday american? more likely is that it benefits those with dual citizenship.
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Rowan93 wrote:

If we choose to perceive history as a narrative with a protagonist, the hero falling from grace doesn't mean they're no longer the main character.

No, the real reason the USA isn't a protagonist is, how the hell could a character introduced so late into the story be the main character? That's nonsense!

The real protagonist is either France or Britain. Probably Britain, because there's a reason we're discussing this in English.


You are referring to a plot that span the past few centuries. I am presenting a plot that cover the end of World War 2 to the present with an emphasis on the period after the Cold War. The story is further told from the perspective of United States which, along with the time-span, put United States as the protagonist.
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LeafSenpai wrote:

Disgusting how you're all indoctrinated to think America was ever the greatest country in the world, it's not just the country that makes it the "protagonist". I am from the UK and if the UK and US went to war the world would side with the UK, its about the world setting and how many friends you have and I'm sorry US but the world hates you.

Having fun over there being ruled by a queen?
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I wouldn't say protagonist, but we're not going to be a Hegemon for very much longer. We've been slipping for some time and now the noose is tied. Unfortunately these affairs have historically been quite messy.
Posted 12/18/16
I hope trump closes all foreign bases. Time to let other people defend themselves.
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Posted 12/18/16

Xxanthar wrote:

I hope trump closes all foreign bases. Time to let other people defend themselves.


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Posted 12/18/16

Xxanthar wrote:

I hope trump closes all foreign bases. Time to let other people defend themselves.


That's not going to happen.
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The US still controls the petro dolar, i.e the currency used for international trade of oil and as long as they have there's pretty much no chance for the world to change. The Dollar is also the world's number one reserve currency. So yea there's no change coming unless the entire worlds decides to give them the finger.

Yes politics inside the US will most likely change and the currency will probably fall value therefore hurting the world economy. But nothing more then that will probably happen
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sinoakayumi wrote:

Under this narration, they believe that the developing nations is unchanging and that the third world problems had always exist; in reality, the developing nations is undergoing rapid change and the third world problems had only arise a few centuries ago beginning with the colonization from the European empires and now due to Neo-Colonialism. (emphasis added)


Colonialism was definitely a thing, and the world is indeed currently under thrall to capitalist hegemony, but however starkly the wealth of developed countries compares with the poverty of developing countries, poverty isn't a new thing in the world. Postcolonialism is a recent development; suffering is ancient. Don't let the excitement of the former distract you from the bigger picture.
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LeafSenpai wrote:

Disgusting how you're all indoctrinated to think America was ever the greatest country in the world, it's not just the country that makes it the "protagonist". I am from the UK and if the UK and US went to war the world would side with the UK, its about the world setting and how many friends you have and I'm sorry US but the world hates you.

Having fun over there being ruled by a queen?


Weirdest statement anyone's made, especially towards a tourist attraction like the Queen.
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Pft. America was only a protagonist for 8 years, and not even the lead.
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I always kind of thought Italy was the main protagonist, myself. His name's right in the title.
Posted 12/19/16

TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:

The US still controls the petro dolar, i.e the currency used for international trade of oil and as long as they have there's pretty much no chance for the world to change. The Dollar is also the world's number one reserve currency. So yea there's no change coming unless the entire worlds decides to give them the finger.

Yes politics inside the US will most likely change and the currency will probably fall value therefore hurting the world economy. But nothing more then that will probably happen


And then, at the right time, the belly of the trojan horse opened...

the federal reserve ensures that when america "goes off the reservation" and tries to think it can assert its own course of destiny, the rug can be yanked from underneath rather hard.

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