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Re: Re: Naut

LOL... I laughed out loud at the little fat boy reference... 

posted by -blackcat on September 1, 2017 at 3:46 PM | link to this | reply


As I said, the answer is very complex, and I haven't even begun to go into details, to the degree that is possible here. I'll have to make reference to a lot of stuff few people are familiar with. And I understand that it gets tiresome, but let me put it this way - what could be more interesting than observing the rapid collapse of one's civilization? Yet, I also understand that for many people that's a big yawner...

Oh, and Kabu wants me to talk about North Korea. What's to talk about? It's a sideshow, and there will be no war, at least none that involves nuclear missiles...That little Korean fat boy may be stupid, but not all his generals are...

posted by Nautikos on September 1, 2017 at 11:47 AM | link to this | reply

I am happy to inspire... but I still don't have an answer to my question.  LOL  I don't think there is a good answer.  But I also think it's an unfair question.  It's like asking why are there so many more mass shootings now than ever?  Guns always existed.  Crazy people always killed others.  The answer can't be that the problem was always there. 

Is muslim violence in the west more prevalent now really because we are weaker?  I'm not sure I buy that answer.  I tend to feel it's more pervasive now because of inertia.  Things in motion like to stay in motion.... it's become popular and built on it's strength after 9/11... and all societies have the potential to become like lemmings... or sheep... just follow the herd.... any rising, good or bad, will attract a following.  Strength in numbers.... power in the people... and half the time, they don't even remember what they're fighting for...   

Yes, I've turned it into a generic topic because it does get tiresome... not because it's not interesting, or that you're not a good teacher... but because it's the same and the brain craves variety... 


posted by -blackcat on September 1, 2017 at 9:36 AM | link to this | reply

History has shown that Islam ebbs and flows. Right now, we are in a flow period.

posted by FormerStudentIntern on September 1, 2017 at 9:04 AM | link to this | reply

Well Naut I cannot see any easy solution to this problem. has it not always been the same. Turmoil and war only now it is under our noses and not a problem existing in some far off land. people forget so quickly. Also adjust who thinks of wars when milk goes up two pence in the supermarket even if the news is dire. 

posted by C_C_T on September 1, 2017 at 12:14 AM | link to this | reply

Re: Re: Nautikos

Oh dear, Naut! Alright, already, okay, I'll leave it out!  In a sense though, my fish kettle may be relevant, if you think of it regarding my interpretation of your last two sentences (before 'To Be Continued...'). Oh,no, don't red-line my paper - yet... :) 

I was contemplating, on your prompt, after your post, Rome becoming too big and too strong, and then weakening, and comparing it to your example of 19th century Western civilization, so in that respect at the very least, I actually thought I was agreeing with you! My perspective for my comment was from that POV. Though I grasp there is a huge difference in these times, and what that is. Southern Italians often cut wording short, and I have to watch that.

I am fairly well-aware of the past 1400 years of Muslim history in regard to World History, especially in Western Civilization, at least on an elementary basis, and perhaps that bit of knowledge caused the appearance of me to slide over the obvious in a comment, but certainly that was not in an attempt to write off or misdirect what you are saying. 

And, now that you mention it, I would enjoy a course in Physics, LOL, if you're of a mind to instruct. String and circle theory are fascinating, and time layers, time bending, exotic particle physics, dark matter, anti-matter, and so much else of what our cosmos may or may not construct/destruct...maybe Saturday Science or Friday Astrophysics? 

posted by RPresta on August 31, 2017 at 9:28 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Kabu

This post is very much about what Muslims do, (have) done and might do! But it is not about the Roman Empire, or Obama, or the guy in the White House now, unwell or not. And, more specifically, it is an attempt to provide a thoughtful answer to BC's thoughtful question, as I point out at the beginning. And when I find the time I might even come up with some titbits again, LOL...

posted by Nautikos on August 31, 2017 at 7:34 PM | link to this | reply

reading your reply to our Presta if it isn't about what the Muslims do done might do it is irrelevant and should be to all of us. Sometimes i wonder about things like where did the fun that was blogit go to. and Why did you run down President Obama every chance you could yet hardly say one word against the guy in the white house now who actually is, I believe, a most unwell person. always the one subject. You were so clever with Nauts tidbits and all sorts of fun blogs.

posted by Kabu on August 31, 2017 at 5:26 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Nautikos

Of course, RP,  we must always remember Rome - I remember it very well, LOL. But it's an entirely different kettle of fish and not relevant here. Since I'm not giving a course in the comparative history of the Roman Empire and the Muslim one - something I could do but won't since I'm not getting paid enough - I'll leave it out and suggest you and everyone else do the same...

posted by Nautikos on August 31, 2017 at 5:10 PM | link to this | reply


We must remember Rome, and its Empire. 

posted by RPresta on August 31, 2017 at 1:47 PM | link to this | reply

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