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The Zigur

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About The Zigur

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    Ancient in Memory and Deed

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    Hawaii

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    Kingdom of Umbar
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  1. The Zigur

    MHA Declaration of War

    I think its funny after months of lashing out and bullying people like yanwar, Term suddenly needs permission to defend his ally. The big bad wolf is perhaps yellow after all.
  2. The Zigur

    MHA Declaration of War

    Meanwhile in the TTK server...
  3. The Zigur

    Roq It 'Til The Wheels Come Off

    You could always just not PZI people.
  4. The Zigur

    While you guys war.....

    I am one who advocated for the Casus Belli, lawful defensive warfare, and the defense of civilization. Over time, the great Aftermath civilization dwindled due to barbarian attacks, until finally the violent became supreme and we arrived where we are today.
  5. The Zigur

    While you guys war.....

    I've been defending civilized alliance structures long before you ever knew they were being challenged by barbarians.
  6. The Zigur

    While you guys war.....

    You know Horus, we have quite similar origins, believe it or not. Much has changed since the time alliances were more formal and rule-driven.
  7. The Zigur

    Notice to the New Pacific Order

    Well, I mostly hated the Silmarils because they were brighter than myself, so perhaps there is truth to that.
  8. The Zigur

    Notice to the New Pacific Order

    I am my own light, whether there are 4 or 5 other lights is mostly irrelevant.
  9. The Zigur

    Notice to the New Pacific Order

    Whipping a dead horse will most likely bore your overlords before it bores me. Not getting the submission you crave, per your 5 lights reference, must leave a bad taste in thy mouth. The stick has proven ineffective, what carrot dost thou offer? Or shall we continue our banter for another few months?
  10. The Zigur

    Notice to the New Pacific Order

    Oh Maelstrom, I do not think you wholly understand me. At no point have I been frightened by your Order. Your "five lights" is a reference to psychological manipulation and torture, but I am not Picard. My character reference is far more obscure than that. You do not know, perhaps, the rough treatment I endured under another hegemony long ago. The secret is that I enjoy it. Power is an irresistable lure for me. Sometimes that power is in the hands of men who desire to demonstrate it. And yet, when they are manipulated into doing exactly what I want them to do, who has the real power, I wonder. 🙃
  11. The Zigur

    Notice to the New Pacific Order

    While no doubt I have the ability to be a good entertainer, and it has been useful at times during my numerous campaigns in command of an army; I also have other qualities that can bring about a swift ascendance in many a court. Which is, perhaps, the true reason for being PZI'd.
  12. The Zigur

    Notice to the New Pacific Order

    The natural outcome of the "strong do what they will" argument is that there are no ethical checks against behavior that most people in modern civilized society find abhorrent. Slavery, rape, and genocide are all logically acceptable options for the victor. In fact, when such a philosophy becomes dominant, you will find people in authority driven by base desires like lust or greed... the perfect definition of Plato's tyrant. Furthermore, I would argue that the selection favored by such a form of social darwinism is undesirable. The primitive and the violent can, through strength or numbers, extinguish the scientists, philosophers, authors, cosmopolitans. This was very much the case with certain tyrants [ooc]like Pol Pot.[/ooc]
  13. The Zigur

    Notice to the New Pacific Order

    The Casus Belli is actually tied to Just War Theory, and it essentially means that a war is defined as having defensive objectives. So if we take the following three examples ranked from strongest CB to weakest: 1. A war declared against an enemy invasion 2. A pre-emptive strike against a hostile adversary 3. A war declared over an insult The first is, of course, defensive by definition. The second is weaker, and needs evidence to convince people that it is rightful in nature. The third, of course, is not defensive at all. Astoundingly, most people in CN today don't even know about the Casus Belli, because they are used to wars started with dance videos, or "shark weeks" against peaceful alliances. Thus, the global hegemony, which purports to establish "order from chaos," actually weakens global stability... most alliances and individuals who are not entrenched in the establishment are constantly fearing being rolled themselves. It is this instability, which you may have never ever noticed as an NPO member, that drives ambition in some to overthrow the current arrangement in the hope of one more suited to their own interests.
  14. The Zigur

    Notice to the New Pacific Order

    In a free society there is a low tolerance for violence. In fact, violence is only tolerated in defense of people's liberties. People are free to make choices so long as those choices do not infringe upon the freedoms of others. It is immediately apparent that this is not the situation in CN, when so many here openly celebrate violence against others because of their different opinions, personalities, and lifestyles. The Casus Belli tradition is openly mocked, and the only justification for war is that the targets be unpopular. Those who wonder why CN is dying should take a look in the mirror and ask how many CBless wars they initiated, and whether they might have driven off most of the more colorful personalities that once drove politics, philosophy, and aesthetic innovation in this world.
  15. The Zigur

    Notice to the New Pacific Order

    I had no desire to fight NPO in the first place; I was target listed after daring to disagree about attacks against an independent senator. But neither do I want to join NPO and it's wars against peaceful neutrals like GPA. I wish, like any free person, to live according to the dictates of my own principles and reasoning, and to associate with others whom I chose who are of like mind, and to express who I am without retribution. It is a free society that is ultimately the most stable form of hegemony, and we are very far from that.
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