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    [–] friendship killer... EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in gaming

    It will take a long time though because the money coming in from passing go will sustain people if there are no houses on more valuable properties

    [–] RNC paid nearly half a million dollars to law firm representing Hope Hicks and others in Russia probes EnderWiggin07 6 points ago in politics

    My dad thinks that since Republicans are opposed to big government, they don't mind governing poorly as it just adds evidence that government is hostile to people

    [–] What is a proven lie that everybody continues to believe? EnderWiggin07 16 points ago in AskReddit

    We're in the "no kids" group. It's amazing how you will be forced to justify your decision to not have kids a lot more often and more strongly than you'd be expected to defend a decision to make a whole squad of new people

    [–] What is a proven lie that everybody continues to believe? EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in AskReddit

    A couple years back I read a blog about a guy who took huge doses of vitamin c for a while.

    Long story short he shit his pants a bunch. But it was written very funny and I can't find it now.

    [–] Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram, kill 15, rescue 49 women, children EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in worldnews

    Moving what goalposts? I don't know what to say. I think all intervention is bad because those who would intervene have such a bad record. I think to cut out the intervention, as much as it might screw some people over in the short term, eventually what comes out will either be whoever wins or what people want...

    It's like politics everywhere. I'll accept who wins but the outside money is bullshit.

    [–] Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram, kill 15, rescue 49 women, children EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in worldnews

    But it's fine I'd hate for your iPhone to cost $50 bucks more if we had to actually pay market share for what we pull out of Africa. You're so convinced that the west is the way to go. Never mind the issues piling up lol

    [–] Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram, kill 15, rescue 49 women, children EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in worldnews

    You're wrong because you don't think that Africans can look after themselves. Look at your arguments. "Someone else will fuck them harder" "Look at the good we do them"

    What are they, children? You wouldn't talk about Europe like this. "If we dont' plunder the shit out of Europe Asia will come and plunder it worse!" no one says that because we take them seriously.

    I don't give a shit about white people or otherwise, I'm white myself but there's places that are white and not white that are doing pretty good. But Africa has been pretty uniquely fucked and I think you're an asshole if you say that's not true.

    [–] Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram, kill 15, rescue 49 women, children EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in worldnews

    Idk how you can disagree. You think Africans are better off for western influence? Well I don't. The complexity of world politics doesn't change that for me.

    You're right that I don't know much in terms of how one nation is doing vs another in Africa. So maybe you're right and I'm totally wrong. But I pretty strongly doubt that my overall impression that Africa has been exploited to the max for as long as has been logistically practical is wrong. Is it wrong?

    [–] Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram, kill 15, rescue 49 women, children EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in worldnews

    The average Nigerian lives on $2 USD/day. On average Africa exports everything of value that it has. And the people, on average, have little or nothing.

    They're trying to get internet while we cook their Uranium in our reactors.

    How many Africans are burning North Carolina coal in their furnaces I wonder?

    I'm glad you feel happy for the progress of Africa, it's needed it. But Africa has been and is treated like hell.

    [–] Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram, kill 15, rescue 49 women, children EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in worldnews

    Wow truly inspirational. I get that you don't agree with me, but again I will try to be succinct.

    I don't really care who wins in Africa in the short term, but if the west is involved, then the west will win in Africa. And that's not going to be ideal for Africa, long term. As it hasn't been so far.

    [–] Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram, kill 15, rescue 49 women, children EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in worldnews

    My argument is this:

    Our help will make it worse, because it will be designed to benefit us at their expense. Because if it didn't benefit us, we wouldn't extend it.

    There is good solid precedent for all of this.

    [–] Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram, kill 15, rescue 49 women, children EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in worldnews

    That's probably better but if the US wants to be involved, I would have it be like "here's a shit ton of food, we don't want anyone to be starving. here's a bunch of water too" but nowhere in that comes "here's guns here's cash here's fuel for this fire"

    We would not REALLY accept Nigeria to ply weapons on faction groups in the US, it would be a scandal to beat all others.

    [–] Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram, kill 15, rescue 49 women, children EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in worldnews

    And the US Military has proven itself biased and selfish over and over again, and for longer.

    MAYBE the developing world ought to be left well alone for a bit of a while. Maybe Nubia or whatever success story will buy them out or conquer everyone or whatever, but point being, MAYBE the benevolent whites STILL don't care about actual Africans, and CANNOT make policy that reflects anything else.

    [–] Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram, kill 15, rescue 49 women, children EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in worldnews

    And I'm not sure I even completely agree! Is Boko Haram completely internally funded? I doubt it. We could put our 'boots' on the borders of the uninvolved funds instead and let the locals sort out what's left.

    [–] Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram, kill 15, rescue 49 women, children EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in worldnews

    If only there was a multinational peacekeeping force of which the US was a part but not in control of which would actually do something.

    [–] Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram, kill 15, rescue 49 women, children EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in worldnews

    Well I'm definitely in the mood to debate with people but that's up to you if you're intersted of course

    But the rest of my comment tried to follow from you giving good info on how they got an advantage, and i tried to say i didn't think it was fair or ultimately beneficial that they used it.

    [–] Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram, kill 15, rescue 49 women, children EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in worldnews

    On principle I very much agree with you. But I have never seen a major central asian or african response from western government that had anything other than money at the front. What happened with Rwanda? What's happening with Syria? The French care about Uranium and the US cares about oil and lithium.

    A total withdrawal from every technically uninvolved party might make an improvement imo. All we have now is world politics being played out on stages too small to not get burned

    [–] Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram, kill 15, rescue 49 women, children EnderWiggin07 0 points ago in worldnews

    Nigeria didn't even gain independence from fucking Britain til 1960. And it has not gone well since. Mostly become western money existed for some and not for others.

    Maybe you could do with some guilt. The west is not innocent in the plight of most poor African nations. In almost every case the national production has been exported cheaply and at profit to very few.

    [–] Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram, kill 15, rescue 49 women, children EnderWiggin07 2 points ago in worldnews

    I definitely agree but it's hard to argue that the starting advantage was unfairly leveraged against the other starting conditions.

    The goal of humanity, IMO, is NOT to win. And being on the winning side doesn't excuse... everything.

    There's no reason, IMO, to think that African or Aboriginal culture on North America, South America, Australia, and island nations wouldn't have developed into the modern era if they weren't pretty much conquered wholesale. And maybe it would have all taken longer but that wouldn't have really harmed anything either.

    How do we actually KNOW that Western startegy is the best strategy over time? I don't feel bad that one culture won out over another, because that's been history all along, but I do take some kind of issue with a statement like "oh thank goodness we're there" because that just seems like bullshit. Like saying "Thank goodness the police were present for that reservation fight" in context of why reservations are even a thing.

    [–] Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram, kill 15, rescue 49 women, children EnderWiggin07 0 points ago in worldnews

    That's great but it's like the NRA offering assistance to victims of school shootings. The thing itself might be good but you can't really trust them.

    There's nothing about Africa, really, that should make it any worse that most places. At the very least it should be no worse off than South America. Africa got screwed long ago and the screws have not been backed out. I don't know how anyone can play hero in Africa. No one from the west anyway. We are literally BEGINNING to come to terms with the Africans that we willfully brought here against their will. Fuckin' FORGET what we've done in actual Africa.

    [–] Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram, kill 15, rescue 49 women, children EnderWiggin07 0 points ago in worldnews

    Oh the French and Americans have such clean histories of their African intentions.

    It's just lucky that the West is There For Them. Else Africa might never have emerged from savagery.