*blink* nice metaphor
10/15/2007 1:19:23 AM
Nnnnooo, not really... the Soviet Union fell because the system was so focused on image that it ignored the corruption and poor planning that was eating it from within.
Stalin... well, he was a different case entirely. Look at the mess in Myanmar -- if you've got enough power over your people, it doesn't matter whether they like you or not. Killing millions of people for no obvious reason will tend to make opposition difficult.
10/18/2007 1:39:03 AM
Really? Because it tends to be the people in your camp that ask the converts to forgo any rational though, and blithely ignore any evidence that strays beyond your blinders.
10/18/2007 10:11:45 AM
This is complete bullshit, I've seriously debated with about fifteen Religious fundamentalists so far and I've only sent my secret police to kidnap and throw into Siberia about four of them at the most. That's not even a third.
10/18/2007 10:15:26 AM
Tomby Stone for the win.
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