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The Fall of Civilization

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by android, Apr 24, 2005.

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  1. bryce330

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    (imageWIS @ April 26 2005,15:06) I think the fall of civilization is marked by the unintelligible comments posted by "˜jmswentworth'. Jon.
    All right, perhaps my comment on leisure class. Nevertheless, I remain; there is no civilisation without a distinct class system, which is individual to the society. Therefore, you can argue as much as you like, no gentry, no civilisation.
    OK, now can you explain why the US does not have "gentry" but the Aztecs and Bedouin did?
     
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    (jmswentworth @ April 26 2005,15:09)
    I think the fall of civilization is marked by the unintelligible comments posted by "˜jmswentworth'. Jon.
    All right, perhaps my comment on leisure class. Nevertheless, I remain; there is no civilisation without a distinct class system, which is individual to the society. Therefore, you can argue as much as you like, no gentry, no civilisation.
    OK, now can you explain why the US does not have "gentry" but the Aztecs and Bedouin did?
    Al Saud. Montezuma.
     
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    Next you will tell me that the American Civil Rights Movement did not destroy any hope of a gentry.
     
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    Basically saying that, as per the definition, we can never be a civilisation.
     
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    "We"?

    Who is "we" in this statement?

    And while we're on the subject, what color is the sky in your world?
     
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    (imageWIS @ April 26 2005,15:06) I think the fall of civilization is marked by the unintelligible comments posted by "˜jmswentworth'. Jon.
    All right, perhaps my comment on leisure class. Nevertheless, I remain; there is no civilisation without a distinct class system, which is individual to the society. Therefore, you can argue as much as you like, no gentry, no civilisation.
    ok, JM, has anybody in the history of the study of civilization ever used that definition before? does anybody agree with you on that definition?
     
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    (jmswentworth @ April 26 2005,17:21) Basically saying that, as per the definition, we can never be a civilisation.
    "We"? Who is "we" in this statement? And while we're on the subject, what color is the sky in your world?
    We is obviously the people who made this statement; the Americans. The sky is currently black-midnight blue in 'my' world.
     
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    (jmswentworth @ April 26 2005,15:09)
    I think the fall of civilization is marked by the unintelligible comments posted by "˜jmswentworth'. Jon.
    All right, perhaps my comment on leisure class. Nevertheless, I remain; there is no civilisation without a distinct class system, which is individual to the society. Therefore, you can argue as much as you like, no gentry, no civilisation.
    ok, JM, has anybody in the history of the study of civilization ever used that definition before? does anybody agree with you on that definition?
    The whole of the Conservative party, as well as the British gentry.
     
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    I'M GOING INSANE, WHAT DO WORDS MEAN. WHAT AM I SAYING, BLAH...
     
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    since the whole "latin" thing is in vogue right now on the SF:

    - Antiquis temporibus, nati tibi similes in rupibus ventosissimis
    exponebantur ad necem.
     
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    The lack of civility from one human being to another evidenced by the ad-hominem posts and flame throwing in this topic.

    Sorry for the quick trigger finger. This one's locked.
     
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