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kengr
Aug. 15th, 2014 11:04 pm (UTC)
Thu, 13:10: Examples of Moriarty not being a totally evil person - mysharona1987: -Did let the victims in TGG go if... http://t.co/xLZMAbpxgB

Alignment?

Well, good - neutral - evil is one axis. Fairly obvious. Where you place Moriarty on this is your choice, but I wouldn't go much farther than neutral with evil being more likely.

The other axis is lawful - neutral - chaotic. More or less, do they have rules and do they follow then. Moriarty seems to be closer to lawful than chaotic.
kengr
Aug. 15th, 2014 11:16 pm (UTC)
Thu, 22:07: Anonymous said: I find it really fucking gross that you would choose some shemale like Angielina Jolie to... http://t.co/9z7d9XgIFB

One of my favorite writers has it written into the contracts that if his books ever get made into movies Angelina Jolie can *not* be cast as the lead even she looks just about perfect for the role.

Why?

Because back when he and his wife were trying to adopt a kid from (I forget whether it was China or Vietnam) there was a huge waiting list. And Jolie waltzed in and used her money and celebrity status to skip the waiting list.

So she essential shat all over all the people who were going thru channels and waiting their turn.

I get the impression that a lot of her other "good works" are more a matter of trying to "look good" than actually caring about the issues/causes.
kengr
Aug. 15th, 2014 11:20 pm (UTC)
Fri, 00:46: Photo: amaineiko: Cleaning up my room and I found some Marvel cards. This ones my favorite! X3 Hehehe http://t.co/nUCFInKFvK

I call bullshit. From his original appearances until I quit reading comics (back in the early 90s) and in the X-Men movies, Magneto never considered himself a bad guy.

He was always fighting to protect "his people" (mutants). Being a concentration camp survivor (gypsy? I forget) had a *lot* to do with that.

kengr
Aug. 15th, 2014 11:22 pm (UTC)
Fri, 01:33: Multiplicity problem number whatever: When one system mate wants bunnies as pets, and another one wants to... http://t.co/ioayZcJf2i

I don't see the problem... :-)

Seriously, that's what 4H kids kinda go thru.
kengr
Aug. 15th, 2014 11:26 pm (UTC)
Fri, 02:43: Racism: I will never comprehend it. - Antisemitism is so weird, like, most of the time it’s white people... http://t.co/Wqkar80GuI

It's because they are *different*. Skin color doesn't have to enter into it.

Remember, Irish immigrants were heavily discriminated against until only about a century ago. Ditto for Polish and Italians.

Jews are more vulnerable because they are "deliberately" different culturally.

Heck, Catholics got a lot of the same thing. As recently as the 1960s, it was a *big* issue that John F Kennedy was a Catholic. In some ways bigger than Romney being Mormon.

Same fears, that he'd do as the heads of his religion wanted once he became President.

Edited at 2014-08-15 11:28 pm (UTC)
kengr
Aug. 15th, 2014 11:45 pm (UTC)
Fri, 02:51: Racism: I will never comprehend it. - fayanora: Antisemitism is so weird, like, most of the time it’s white... http://t.co/Grbl91Mm76

The anti-Jewish stuff goes *way* back. Probably to post-Roman times. They weren't well liked even by the Romans because they were so inflexible about their religion and their religious practices were weird.

Christians got a lot of the same, only worse, because they were proselytizing and the Jews weren't. Plus, the Jews just wanted Rome to leave them alone. The Christians were actively fighting the empire on several things.

Once the Empire went Christian, they started going more anti-Jew. Early "Church" stuff (read "politics") made the Jews a good target.

Various rules that came down over the centuries just made it worse. Rules against Jews owning or operating many sorts of business plus the frequent "get the Jews out of here" movements tended to push a lot of them into businesses where being able to pack up and move quickly was possible.

Add in the laws against Christians loaning money at interest (a really *stupid* idea based on an ignorance of how money works that is *still* prevalent) meant that a lot were moneylenders and moneychangers.

That made another reason for the nobles and other rich/powerful people to dislike them. It was also very handy to be able to eliminate your debts by eliminating the folks you owed money to. So keeping Jews as "bad" people in the public perception was handy.

So you've got *millennia* of propaganda against the Jews, much of it now deeply embedded in various cultures.

The "killing Jesus" and "believing in the Old Testament, but not being willing to believe in the New Testament" stuff that was the original excuses are barely even significant.

Being "weird" and "we've always known (believed) that Jews were evil" is all it takes.
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