WeiWenDi wrote:So, let me get this straight.
Sun Fin seems to be okay with me, but not with Bush Leagues. Likewise, Bush Leagues, I seem to be fine with you, but you don't like me all that much. But we both don't like Sun Fin. However, if someone from the Deep South showed up, both me and Sun Fin would be rivals with them, but Bush Leagues wouldn't have any problems with them. And everything would be a total clusterf**k.
This sort of mass generalization of individuals reminds me of this one time I was with a friend.
I had brought over to my friend Mark's place a video game I really liked, Ace Combat: Zero.
It's a game where you fly a fighter jet in a war. One of the features of the game was an "Ace Style" that kind of measured how you play and rated you as either a "mercenary" (someone who's in it just for money - oh yeah, you play as a mercenary pilot), "soldier" (someone who read the way a battle was going and reacted accordingly), or "knight" (someone who acted honorably, even in battle). In the opening cutscene, there's a guy talking about how there are "three different kinds of aces".
Solo Wing Pixy wrote:Did you know...there are three different kinds of aces? Those who seek strength, those who live for pride, and those who can read the tide of battle."
At this, my friend, who had never seen this game before, jumps in: "You forgot the kind that thinks they can group everybody into meaningless bulls**t."
Zyzyfer wrote:Yeah, I found it interesting myself. I had never been introduced to this "Eleven Nations" concept.
I remember watching an anime (best source of political stuff, everyone knows that
), set in Victorian England where one of the main characters (William) mentions he has someone he wants to marry. His father asks him if she's "lives in this country" or something like that. After William mentions "she's not a foreigner", he replies that "England is one nation, but has two countries." I forget the rest, but it essentially amounts to "there's the commoners and there's the gentry". He was expressing his opinion that, as he (and his son) are members of the gentry, he should restrict himself to within that "country".
Just a different take on nations within nations.