joescott2176 t1_j54rfyk wrote

Reply to comment by Pewpipoopoo in What if? by [deleted]

I'm not talking about nations either. Nations wont be exploring the spaceways, the cooperations will. Call me naive or ignorant or whatever but I 100% believe that once humanity gets off Earth we will behave exactly like like every ither space film about invading aliens l(independence day, mars attacks, avatar. Whoever has the biggest canons will take what they want from who or what ever they find.


joescott2176 t1_j54p241 wrote

Reply to comment by totoropoko in What if? by [deleted]

I wasn't comparing I was just saying that if humanity found a world with a primitive society we would take it. No comparing of ideologies involved.


joescott2176 t1_j54kl14 wrote

Reply to comment by Triassic_Bark in What if? by [deleted]

Avatar is just a remake of Ferngully, Dances with Wolves and anyother film or story based on the " "plight of the aboriginals" trope. But is exaclty what capitalist greed has done all over the world for hundreds of years. From Columbus to the East India company to the Westward expansion to French interests in Vietnam to the USA's wars in the middle east.


joescott2176 t1_j54jj8y wrote

Reply to What if? by [deleted]

If we found a planet full of stone-age whatever. We would kill them and take their planet/resources. I'm not even trying to be edgy thats just our track record. New, fertile, unspoiled land and the people have no concept of money or ownership? I believe that's refered to as free real estate.


joescott2176 t1_iy7tew2 wrote

Maybe, but i think have a little more sense than to get mad and make threats at some imagined national slight. Like good old Bill Hicks said, "I hate patriotism, I can’t stand it man, it makes me fucking sick! It’s a round world the last time I checked, okay? Y’know what I mean? In fact, that’s how we can stop patriotism, I think. Instead of putting stars and stripes on our flags we should put pictures of our parents fucking! Gather people around that flag and see your dad hunched over your mom’s big 4x4 butt, see if any boot ‘n rally mentality can circle around that little fuckin’ image."