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Opposite of terrorism

Indophile
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2/11/2011 1:40:07 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
A few crackpot individuals and their organizations have really put the world on the edge in just a few years. Nobody feels safe anymore, intolerance and xenophobia are at a high. Suspicion and doubts lead to hatred and fear.

How could such a situation be changed?

A few rich and well-intentioned individuals can do that, surely.

Take a plane, fly over a town, drop loads of cash. Anonymously. Then claim that their organization did that. Similarly food packets, medicine, stuff over Africa. Claim that they did it, in the name of religion (if they wish) :)

They obviously cannot build hospitals as fast as the terrorists can blow them up. But if they can find some good acts that can be done rapidly and then claim that they did it, wouldn't this be the opposite of terrorism?

It might even inspire people to do good, who knows.
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2/11/2011 1:51:22 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Maybe I'm nuts, but I think that these "terrorists" are humorously incompetent invalids, and anyone who actually fears these clowns is a complete pvssy.

The best way to spread goodness is to simply do good, without tying it to any belief system or anything like that. As soon as you do that, you plant the seed that eventually blooms into extremism.
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2/11/2011 2:09:51 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 2/11/2011 1:51:22 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
Maybe I'm nuts, but I think that these "terrorists" are humorously incompetent invalids, and anyone who actually fears these clowns is a complete pvssy.

The best way to spread goodness is to simply do good, without tying it to any belief system or anything like that. As soon as you do that, you plant the seed that eventually blooms into extremism.

Yes, that's true. But I was thinking of ways to counter terrorism. What would you suggest is the "opposite" of terrorism?
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2/11/2011 2:12:13 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 2/11/2011 2:09:51 PM, Indophile wrote:
At 2/11/2011 1:51:22 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
Maybe I'm nuts, but I think that these "terrorists" are humorously incompetent invalids, and anyone who actually fears these clowns is a complete pvssy.

The best way to spread goodness is to simply do good, without tying it to any belief system or anything like that. As soon as you do that, you plant the seed that eventually blooms into extremism.

Yes, that's true. But I was thinking of ways to counter terrorism. What would you suggest is the "opposite" of terrorism?

Spreading confidence amongst friendly soldiers without a political agenda.
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2/11/2011 2:16:03 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
The best way to combat terrorism?

Fight only defensively, and laugh at them when they make threats.

When they actually pull through with one of their threats, continue to laugh at them, and continue to fight defensively.
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2/11/2011 2:20:29 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 2/11/2011 2:16:03 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
The best way to combat terrorism?

Fight only defensively, and laugh at them when they make threats.

When they actually pull through with one of their threats, continue to laugh at them, and continue to fight defensively.

Sure. I don't think giving away cash or medicine is a bad idea either. Indophile you should do that.
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Indophile
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2/11/2011 2:21:00 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 2/11/2011 2:12:13 PM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 2/11/2011 2:09:51 PM, Indophile wrote:
At 2/11/2011 1:51:22 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
Maybe I'm nuts, but I think that these "terrorists" are humorously incompetent invalids, and anyone who actually fears these clowns is a complete pvssy.

The best way to spread goodness is to simply do good, without tying it to any belief system or anything like that. As soon as you do that, you plant the seed that eventually blooms into extremism.

Yes, that's true. But I was thinking of ways to counter terrorism. What would you suggest is the "opposite" of terrorism?

Spreading confidence amongst friendly soldiers without a political agenda.

But terrorism affects common people, not soldiers. So shouldn't the opposite affect the common people too, but in a good way?
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Indophile
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2/11/2011 2:22:47 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 2/11/2011 2:16:03 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
The best way to combat terrorism?

Fight only defensively, and laugh at them when they make threats.

When they actually pull through with one of their threats, continue to laugh at them, and continue to fight defensively.

You can fight defensively only when you know you are being attacked or going to be attacked. How can you defend yourself against attacks out of the blue? And who will you laugh at? The dead terrorists?
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Indophile
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2/11/2011 2:23:10 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 2/11/2011 2:20:29 PM, lovelife wrote:
At 2/11/2011 2:16:03 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
The best way to combat terrorism?

Fight only defensively, and laugh at them when they make threats.

When they actually pull through with one of their threats, continue to laugh at them, and continue to fight defensively.

Sure. I don't think giving away cash or medicine is a bad idea either. Indophile you should do that.

Yeah sure :) Thanks for the leg up!
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2/12/2011 1:42:44 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 2/11/2011 2:21:00 PM, Indophile wrote:
At 2/11/2011 2:12:13 PM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 2/11/2011 2:09:51 PM, Indophile wrote:
At 2/11/2011 1:51:22 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
Maybe I'm nuts, but I think that these "terrorists" are humorously incompetent invalids, and anyone who actually fears these clowns is a complete pvssy.

The best way to spread goodness is to simply do good, without tying it to any belief system or anything like that. As soon as you do that, you plant the seed that eventually blooms into extremism.

Yes, that's true. But I was thinking of ways to counter terrorism. What would you suggest is the "opposite" of terrorism?

Spreading confidence amongst friendly soldiers without a political agenda.

But terrorism affects common people, not soldiers. So shouldn't the opposite affect the common people too, but in a good way?

The opposite would be the opposite.

Terrorism is violence and intimidation against civilians for political ends.
I am voting for Innomen because of his intelligence, common sense, humility and the fact that Juggle appears to listen to him. Any other Presidential style would have a large sub-section of the site up in arms. If I was President I would destroy the site though elitism, others would let it run riot. Innomen represents a middle way that works, neither draconian nor anarchic and that is the only way things can work. Plus he does it all without ego trips.
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2/12/2011 6:14:13 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 2/12/2011 1:42:44 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 2/11/2011 2:21:00 PM, Indophile wrote:
At 2/11/2011 2:12:13 PM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 2/11/2011 2:09:51 PM, Indophile wrote:
At 2/11/2011 1:51:22 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
Maybe I'm nuts, but I think that these "terrorists" are humorously incompetent invalids, and anyone who actually fears these clowns is a complete pvssy.

The best way to spread goodness is to simply do good, without tying it to any belief system or anything like that. As soon as you do that, you plant the seed that eventually blooms into extremism.

Yes, that's true. But I was thinking of ways to counter terrorism. What would you suggest is the "opposite" of terrorism?

Spreading confidence amongst friendly soldiers without a political agenda.

But terrorism affects common people, not soldiers. So shouldn't the opposite affect the common people too, but in a good way?

The opposite would be the opposite.

Terrorism is violence and intimidation against civilians for political ends.

I think he means in terms of net result rather than process.