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Only Fans 2 comments
metalman · 1 week ago
I agree with Frank
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Can't complain about it 2 comments
metalman · 1 week ago
Based and red pilled
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Is admitting War-Crimes based? 6 comments
metalman · 1 week ago
I don't guess I understand what your argument is at this point tbh. That warcrimes beget warcrimes? Then you're partially correct but at no point is that the sole reason why warcrimes occurred. My point is that their is more to why these actions occurred than solely your assertion that they happened due to retaliatory reasons. The only point in your first post i wholly refuted, barring my example in my first comment, was on the supply issue. That argument holds no water in all but one seige.
Is admitting War-Crimes based? 6 comments
metalman · 1 week ago
No, you were incorrect in your assertion that us warcrimes were committed due to Japanese war crimes in China. The fact Japan committed war crimes in China had little to no affect on ground forces in the Pacific's theaters inability to take prisoners throughout the war.
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Is admitting War-Crimes based? 6 comments
metalman · 1 week ago
It was exceedingly rare for a Japanese soldier to surrender to US or other allied soldiers throughout the pacific theater. It was by and large against Japanese military doctrine to surrender. Most soldiers who were beset by the allies took to individual suicide or attempted to feign surrender to lure soldiers in in order to blow themselves and allied soldiers up with grenades.
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To address something in the above comment. The sentence "It's the only reasonable response when you don't have to resources to accept surrender" is factually incorrect barring only a few examples to the contrary, i.e. Peleliu. In most campaigns on the pacific theater the US had a means and had set up areas to house and move captured Japanese POW'S. As an example look to the campaign in Papa New Guinea where various ANZAC and US soldiers attempted to take prisoners but were killed in the process.
As far as I've read supply was very rarely the issue and Japanese military doctrine was.
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Daily dose of history, part 66 3 comments
metalman · 2 weeks ago
Kinda true. The imperial Japanese Government and Nazi Germany were allied but only by necessity. At several intervals they were at odds if not adversarial towards each others foreign policy. As an example look to the training and rearmament of Chinese soldiers by the German military as well as during the seige of Shanghai a Nazi party member present purposely set out to provide safe haven to Chinese civilians in direct contention with the Japanese military and their policy towars civilians.
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Brainyrs in da club 8 comments
metalman · 3 weeks ago
Considering the post has a high probability of coming from either HL or FJ I'd say it's referring to the holocaust
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It’s…complicated - TJ 6 comments
metalman · 4 weeks ago
@purplepumpkin
I feel a lot of the current zeitgeist here in the US is either wholly pro or anti USA. So when I see a post like this I wish to convey a more concise and less politically charged context to historical events and peoples. I feel the nation needs more understanding and discussion but by and large most people wish to live within their own echo chambers that removes any and all admissions that the other side could potentially have a point in any given discussion. It's honestly sad to see and I apologize if the above post or this one rambled on too much.
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It’s…complicated - TJ 6 comments
metalman · 4 weeks ago
In order to cover his debt his remaining 130 slaves, upon the death of his wife, were sold to various plantations.
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This being the reality of the situation it's hard, if not impossible, for anyone to defend his contradictions so I will not do so nor do I want to. Jefferson did a lot of good in creating the United States but he as an individual was flawed and at fault for his actions. He was a product of his time. I support the words and founding of this nation by Jefferson and the other founding fathers but his actions are abhorrent. I don't believe that Jefferson nor any founding father should be wholly venerated nor should they be wholly vilified for any of their actions. In conclusion Jefferson was hypocritical in his approach to the slavery question but so was most people of his day. We as a people should acknowledge the past for what it was but not delve on it too much as we are by far better than many of the individuals we came from.
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It’s…complicated - TJ 6 comments
metalman · 4 weeks ago
What Jefferson and other like minded individuals wanted to do was slowly assimilate slaves into society so that upon emancipation the former slave wasn't left to fend for themselves, as they would be left in a world with little protection from prejudices or other forms of degradation. One of the ideas floated was to train the enslaved in trade work so that upon emancipation they could move around to find a home and become a key part of whatever society they had become part of.
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Now comes the reality of Jefferson and his actions as opposed to his philosophy on the subject. Jefferson, as far as I have read, owned throughout his lifetime 600 slaves. Of those 600 Jefferson freed around 10-12 of his slaves. Most of which were the children and mother of his children bore from his extra marital affair with one of his slaves. Jefferson like many land owners of early America was heavily in debt.
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It’s…complicated - TJ 6 comments
metalman · 4 weeks ago
Okay imma start this with a disclaimer. I am in no way a defender nor advocate for the act or perpetuation of slavery. What I want to convey here is context to Jefferson and his contradictive ways.
Jefferson was a creature of his time and of the South. Jefferson believed what many founding fathers of the time believed. They believed Slavery was on it's way out and that it was only a matter of time before it was abolished. On several occasions and through various bills Jefferson attempted, sometimes successfully (i.e. 1807. The Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves of 1807) and often not (I.e. his attempt to condemn the act of slavery in the declaration of independence which was deleted before it's final draft.) To end slavery.
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Now here's the part of Jeffersons philosophy on the subject of slavery laid out. Jefferson didn't believe in immediate emancipation. What he advocated for was gradual emancipation/manumission. To be cont.
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We hold these truths to be somewhat conditional 4 comments
metalman · 4 weeks ago
It's people who look at history strictly through a modern lense. They cannot fathom how the progression of history doesn't happen all at once but rather over time.
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Catherine the Great is underrated 8 comments
metalman · 4 weeks ago
You right you right
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The Brits always love the Main Quest 1 comments
metalman · 4 weeks ago
I don't think anyone in modernity believes the war of 1812 was anything more than a way for the US to assert its sovereignty as Britain wasn't respecting it.
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Catherine the Great is underrated 8 comments
metalman · 4 weeks ago
My addiction has only just receded. You have now convinced me to sink another 5 years into the game
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I’m still waiting 3 comments
metalman · 4 weeks ago
It's one thing to just wait but you often need to set things in motion today in order for good things to happen down the road. It also helps to do things without the intent of having good things happen as it gets even more frustrating when good things don't happen.
Is metalman still around? I feel like he should see this. 4 comments
metalman · 4 weeks ago
I'm still here lol just don't have much to comment on currently
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President Taft giving his Farewell Address, 1913 2 comments
metalman · 5 weeks ago
Taft was quite the accomplished politician. He held the highest offices in two branches of the US government, President and Chief Justice, and one of the few if not the only president to continue a career in civil service after leaving the presidency.
I must smoke the ganj 1 comments
metalman · 5 weeks ago
Any later and it isn't brunch but just lunch
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Thats literally the worst kind of treason imaginable. Encouraging another country to 2 comments
metalman · 5 weeks ago
Meh. I mean this line of thinking makes sense but in all reality the royal family in France had very little incentive to not flee the country as on more than one occasion mobs of people had stormed their domiciles in Versailles and Paris before they were inevitably killed.
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Personally I don't believe either deserved death but similarly to the pressures put upon the monarchy the National convention faced angry mobs and the Austrian decree expressing their goal of reestablishing the monarchy to the thrown made it nearly impossible for the death penalty to not be passed. I personally wouldn't blame either side for the actions they made as both sides made decisions under duress.
Virgin Roscosmos < Chad Kosmicheskaya programma SSSR 1 comments
metalman · 5 weeks ago
Soviet space program was barely anything more to the government than testing better and better rocket techonology in hopes that the better rockets would lead to better icbms to launch in case of nuclear war.
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From Hero to Zero 1 comments
metalman · 5 weeks ago
The USA and USSR will do that to ya
Donald trump becoming a republican 1998 4 comments
metalman · 5 weeks ago
Funny thing is about ol trump is that he ran for president in the 2000 election as a reform party candidate. He never was nominated and eventually dropped out due to a schism in the party which inevitably lead to its dissolution. Trump released a book at the time outlying his core beliefs of his campaign and honestly it's funny to see how much his platform changed in only 16 years.
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Rock on, rockall 1 comments
metalman · 5 weeks ago
Us in 2003:
I got Iraq!
Im fine with texting 1 comments
metalman · 6 weeks ago
The only people i answer the phone for is my grandparents everyone else can text me as none of ya shit is important enough
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