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by Dystopiq
Sat May 12, 2012 4:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US military teaching 'total war' on Islam
Replies: 65
Views: 9129

Re: US military teaching 'total war' on Islam

Making generalised statements about what American soldiers are like, or how they think, based on a very limited number of anecdotal observations, is just bad logic. Yes, there are some "bad people" in the US Army. If you look hard enough you'll find "bad people" [for any definit...
by Dystopiq
Fri May 11, 2012 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US military teaching 'total war' on Islam
Replies: 65
Views: 9129

Re: US military teaching 'total war' on Islam

American culture is changing all the time, from being more accepting of women in high powered jobs (though we still have sexism), more accepting of racial equality (though we still have racism) and others. Fixing the culture alongside looking at individual incidents is the only way to treat the who...
by Dystopiq
Fri May 11, 2012 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US military teaching 'total war' on Islam
Replies: 65
Views: 9129

Re: US military teaching 'total war' on Islam

Partially, yes. You seem to think that you can only blame one thing at a time, or that all things are equally to blame if they have any portion of it. It doesn't work that way. You can also fix more than one part of the problem at a time. American culture isn't going to be fixed. Removing the contr...
by Dystopiq
Fri May 11, 2012 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US military teaching 'total war' on Islam
Replies: 65
Views: 9129

Re: US military teaching 'total war' on Islam

Angua wrote:You do realise that people can be more inclined to do bad things if they have the right cultural influences? No one is saying that the people who do bad things are any less to blame, just that the culture contributes as well.

So who do we blame? American Culture?
by Dystopiq
Fri May 11, 2012 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US military teaching 'total war' on Islam
Replies: 65
Views: 9129

Re: US military teaching 'total war' on Islam

It's a remnant of an earlier time in the military where our strategy and thinking was very, err, questionable, but we've gotten away from that. Forgive the scepticism about having gotten away from that culture when this came to light a mere month ago. Also, I hate to tell you this, but I can't tell...
by Dystopiq
Fri May 11, 2012 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US military teaching 'total war' on Islam
Replies: 65
Views: 9129

Re: US military teaching 'total war' on Islam

Shit like this probably explains why we keep having incidents of soldiers disrespecting corpses or killing civilians. The person that instituted this needs to be sacked at the very least. Except that the course in question was taught to Officers , not enlisted personnel, the ones who have been resp...
by Dystopiq
Fri May 11, 2012 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 200221

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

Your toilet flushes in E♭
by Dystopiq
Fri May 11, 2012 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US military teaching 'total war' on Islam
Replies: 65
Views: 9129

Re: US military teaching 'total war' on Islam

Shit like this probably explains why we keep having incidents of soldiers disrespecting corpses or killing civilians. The person that instituted this needs to be sacked at the very least. Except that the course in question was taught to Officers , not enlisted personnel, the ones who have been resp...

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