Would you change any events of the last 100 years of history

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Unread postby Jordan » Mon May 08, 2006 4:07 am

The sad thing is, in many third-world countries and in general a slew of places in the world of today there are not many people who enjoy the world. How fair is it that even in today's world how good your life will be is dependent on what family you are born into and where you are born? Something like this is just one of the many problems of the human race that merits the destruction of the entire species of homosapien.
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Unread postby Kong Wen » Mon May 08, 2006 4:22 am

SlickSlicer wrote:How fair is it that even in today's world how good your life will be is dependent on what family you are born into and where you are born? Something like this is just one of the many problems of the human race that merits the destruction of the entire species of homosapien.

That logic doesn't hold up. Just because life isn't fair doesn't mean everyone should be wiped out... because that's not fair either!

Besides, while I understand the thrust of your point, the persistence of the human race isn't really a historical event. It's just status quo, and it's not unique to the 20th century, either.
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Unread postby Jordan » Mon May 08, 2006 4:42 am

Besides, while I understand the thrust of your point, the persistence of the human race isn't really a historical event. It's just status quo, and it's not unique to the 20th century, either.


I disagree with the former point but I understand the latter. Therefore I have to state how the persistance of humanity was an event and how I would stop it. I therefore quote the following-

Stanislav Yefgrafovich Petrov (Russian: Станислав Евграфович Петров) (born c. 1939) is a retired Russian Army colonel who, on September 26, 1983, averted a potential nuclear war by refusing to believe that the United States had launched missiles against the USSR, despite the indications given by his computerized early warning systems. The Soviet computer reports were later shown to have been in error, and Petrov is credited with preventing World War III and the devastation of much of the Earth by nuclear weapons. Because of military secrecy and international policy, Petrov's actions were kept secret until 1998.


This man prevented world war III and quite possibly the end to humanity. I would go back in time and do what I could to stop this continuation. Actually though it might not be the best plan because nuclear armageddon might also destroy other things than humans, which might be bad. Still though, I thought I'd just mention that guy because he deserves more credit and acknowledgement than most of the famous characters in history get. Maybe instead of initiating the final solution for humanity I should just go back in time and make some speech about him to people of the United States so he could get a holiday instead.
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Unread postby Snake » Mon May 08, 2006 5:47 am

What a good argument Snake. *applauds*


I was laughing at Kong Wen's response to what you said, I thought it was quite the funny.

The tsars suck. I hate Nicholas and the rest of his Romanov family. I like Rasputin though (my friend Grigori).


Come now, you generalize too much in regards to hating the entire Romanov family and the entire human race based on a few examples. When I say few I'm talking about the sheer number of people who have lived and you've never met yet who you wish to die (or never existed, same thing) based on the actions of a tiny percentage whom you have met or heard about.

Also, aren't socialists usually humanists too? It's almost an oxymoron to be a socialist misanthrope.
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Unread postby Jordan » Mon May 08, 2006 7:08 am

1.) I'm not socialist. Just because I admire certain socialists and don't like capitalism doesn't make me personally of the socialist party.

2.) The Romanovs suck in general. I didn't mean the entire family, I meant Nicholas' family. Also pretty much nearly every single Romanov ruler has been cruel and bad, and that included Catherine the Great and Peter the Great, two rulers who's acts are comparable to those of Stalin's.

3.) What have humans done that was so great besides mass-exterminating hundreds of species and mistreating each other? Clearly the vast majority of humans are evil or non-caring or else the world would be a much, better place.
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Unread postby Snake » Tue May 09, 2006 1:25 pm

SlickSlicer wrote:1.) I'm not socialist. Just because I admire certain socialists and don't like capitalism doesn't make me personally of the socialist party.


Well you also said Socialism should make a comeback, which lead me to believe you were a socialist. Not that bad of an assumtption, was it?

3.) What have humans done that was so great besides mass-exterminating hundreds of species and mistreating each other? Clearly the vast majority of humans are evil or non-caring or else the world would be a much, better place.


Hmmm, seems like we be moving into philosophical grounds here. Care for a board change?
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Unread postby Wo Long » Tue May 09, 2006 2:23 pm

SlickSlicer wrote:This man prevented world war III and quite possibly the end to humanity. I would go back in time and do what I could to stop this continuation. Actually though it might not be the best plan because nuclear armageddon might also destroy other things than humans, which might be bad. Still though, I thought I'd just mention that guy because he deserves more credit and acknowledgement than most of the famous characters in history get. Maybe instead of initiating the final solution for humanity I should just go back in time and make some speech about him to people of the United States so he could get a holiday instead.


The problem is that much of the destruction that comes with nuclear weapons is not just the explosion itself, but radiation. That would cause more suffering and misery than the current problems of todays world and would, infact, make things worse, even if we did die off eventually. Not too mention that with modern science, we could help shelter people before they were exposed to radiation which means many would survive. Ultimately, it'd be the destruction of the enviroment and suffering of animals and humans. And it wouldn't even accomplish your goal.
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Unread postby Han Xin » Thu May 11, 2006 3:32 am

I'll killed James prior to June 2002 so SoSZ would not have started in the first place. Nothing bring me more joy than to see you guys suffer the pain of debating with mineless people from SOC and 3K.net :twisted:
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Unread postby James » Thu May 11, 2006 3:34 am

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Unread postby Kong Wen » Thu May 11, 2006 4:04 am

James wrote::|

... Good answer.
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