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(CNN)   Those who protest / In the streets / Bring the thunder / But then they / Sadly end up / Six feet under / Burma Shave   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Aung San Suu Kyi, Yangon, Burma, Protest, military coup, Local media outlet Mizzima, Military dictatorship, Activist group  
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2021-02-28 12:55:53 PM  
There is no such thing as a benevolent military dictatorship, episode 5 million.
 
2021-02-28 1:02:54 PM  
Seeing numbers as high as 26 just today but yeah it looks bad.
 
2021-02-28 1:08:16 PM  
Is that Iambic Heptameter?
 
2021-02-28 1:09:22 PM  

The Green Intern: Is that Iambic Heptameter?


Bravo. ( But said all Britishly)
 
2021-02-28 1:13:11 PM  
Clever subby, kinda farked up, but clever
 
2021-02-28 1:15:23 PM  

another one of them: There is no such thing as a benevolent military dictatorship, episode 5 million.


I dunno. A couple of those Turkish ones were better than the alternatives.
 
2021-02-28 1:18:29 PM  
Your primary duty in the military is to do what you're told.
 
2021-02-28 1:27:33 PM  
There'd be more dead if the protesters were bla...

Oh wait, it doesn't work in this situation, does it?  Silly me.
 
2021-02-28 1:31:50 PM  
It's so funny when they're not American.
 
2021-02-28 1:32:29 PM  
Shame this didn't happen to the terrorists here on Jan 6.
 
2021-02-28 1:34:01 PM  
These weren't Muslim Rohingya were they?  'cause we don't care about them, right?
 
2021-02-28 1:34:04 PM  

another one of them: There is no such thing as a benevolent military dictatorship, episode 5 million.


It has happened before, but it's rare.

Benign dictatorship is actually the best form of rule. When it wins it wins big. But it also loses big and far more frequently. For every Cincinnatus or Augustus or George Washington, you get 10 Stalins or Hitlers (or Trumps). So it's high risk high reward, which is why we have Democracy: The only system that doesn't win, but rather tries not to lose.
 
2021-02-28 1:37:33 PM  
So Republican wet dream.
 
2021-02-28 1:47:12 PM  

Ishkur: Benign dictatorship is actually the best form of rule.


Benevolent, not benign. Think compassion as opposed to "do nothing".
 
2021-02-28 1:55:46 PM  
I see we're already at "True authoritarianism has never been tried!"
 
2021-02-28 2:10:50 PM  
Literally no one gets the jingle rhythm right. Probably not the most important thing here, but...
 
2021-02-28 2:37:43 PM  

OhioUGrad: Shame this didn't happen to the terrorists here on Jan 6.


This but seriously.
 
2021-02-28 2:38:35 PM  

Ishkur: another one of them: There is no such thing as a benevolent military dictatorship, episode 5 million.

It has happened before, but it's rare.

Benign dictatorship is actually the best form of rule. When it wins it wins big. But it also loses big and far more frequently. For every Cincinnatus or Augustus or George Washington, you get 10 Stalins or Hitlers (or Trumps). So it's high risk high reward, which is why we have Democracy: The only system that doesn't win, but rather tries not to lose.


You aren't even safe while "winning".  Henry VIII seemed a great ruler, then fell on his head while jousting and was far more inclined to cut people's heads off (and as a Tudor, that's not a good idea).  That said, it is quite possible his harsh rule (especially nationalizing the monasteries/nunneries) laid the foundations for Elizabeth's great rule.
 
2021-02-28 2:38:56 PM  

Dafatone: Literally no one gets the jingle rhythm right. Probably not the most important thing here, but...



TBF, how many farkers have actually ever seen a set of Burma Shave signs in real life (like when I was young).

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2021-02-28 2:40:36 PM  

Dafatone: Literally no one gets the jingle rhythm right. Probably not the most important thing here, but...


...nothing is important here.
 
2021-02-28 2:41:25 PM  

Diagonal: Dafatone: Literally no one gets the jingle rhythm right. Probably not the most important thing here, but...


TBF, how many farkers have actually ever seen a set of Burma Shave signs in real life (like when I was young).

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My personal favorite:

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2021-02-28 2:55:44 PM  
Guns are not the issue. We should really be looking into the mental health of Myanmar's police and military.
 
2021-02-28 4:13:11 PM  
Well done Subby - way to ride on the suffering of others.
 
2021-02-28 4:46:48 PM  

Diagonal: Diagonal: Dafatone: Literally no one gets the jingle rhythm right. Probably not the most important thing here, but...


TBF, how many farkers have actually ever seen a set of Burma Shave signs in real life (like when I was young).

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My personal favorite:

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See, that first one is off compared to most of them.

It's four lines with line 3 split in two for no reason.

Da da da DA
Da da da DA
da da
da da
Da da da DA.
 
2021-02-28 4:56:41 PM  
Back in my improv comedy days, a friend of mine and I managed the following exchange once:
"Things fall apart"
"The center cannot hold"
"The blood dimmed tide is loosed upon the world"
"Burma Shave"
 
2021-02-28 7:01:15 PM  
The fark is the point of all this military money if we can't use it to send troops in to do their farking jobs, restore power to the head honcho and then get the fark out.

The fact that we haven't yet is further proof we aren't the police of ass crack.
 
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