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To everyone who joined these forums at some point, and got discouraged by the negativity and left after a while (or even got literally scared off): I'm sorry.

I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.

-SoulRiser

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  Thread: Capitalism: The Debate
Post: Re: Capitalism: The Debate

John Tuttle Wrote:Swift Wrote:Weswammy Wrote:And America isn't pure capitalist either, but that's irrelevant. The fact is that there is a positive correlation between economic freedom and the conditio...
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 257 42,794 08-08-2011, 04:44 PM
  Thread: America a Communist Country???!!!!!
Post: Re: America a Communist Country???!!!!!

gore goroth Wrote:I also think we are heading towards fascism also. Wouldn't matter because either (communism/fascism) isn't good. :brickwall: You seriously have no understanding of economics, cu...
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 32 8,198 08-06-2011, 11:20 AM
  Thread: Capitalism: The Debate
Post: Re: Capitalism: The Debate

Weswammy Wrote:Efstratios Prime Wrote:India is not pure socialist... And America isn't pure capitalist either, but that's irrelevant. The fact is that there is a positive correlation between economic ...
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 257 42,794 08-06-2011, 07:26 AM
  Thread: Capitalism: The Debate
Post: Re: Capitalism: The Debate

[img]http://www.leftycartoons.com/wp-content/uploads/types_of_libertarian1.png[/img]
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 257 42,794 08-04-2011, 01:52 PM
  Thread: America a Communist Country???!!!!!
Post: Re: America a Communist Country???!!!!!

gore goroth Wrote:The Desert Fox Wrote:In all seriousness, lolno, America is not communist. Even though America follows the ten planks the very foundation of communism. Just sayin. In all fucking hon...
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 32 8,198 08-04-2011, 01:03 PM
  Thread: America a Communist Country???!!!!!
Post: Re: America a Communist Country???!!!!!

The OP is fucking retarded.
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 32 8,198 08-04-2011, 01:00 PM
  Thread: Capitalism: The Debate
Post: Re: Capitalism: The Debate

I'm opening up an entire Microsoft Word document dedicated to a response to Weswammy, but for now here's a small answer: Burkina Faso is no longer self-sufficient, once Sankara was assassinated and t...
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 257 42,794 08-04-2011, 12:46 PM
  Thread: Capitalism: The Debate
Post: Re: Capitalism: The Debate

SH☮TGUNHEⒶRT Wrote:Weswammy does not know what socialism is or he just can't accept it, no wonder he is a capitalist, even though Swift or whoever clearly defines it. True socialism is anarchy. The L...
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 257 42,794 08-03-2011, 04:27 PM
  Thread: Capitalism: The Debate
Post: Re: Capitalism: The Debate

Weswammy Wrote:Socialism is a system that has the economic apparatus in the hands of a government. It's not free, it's a central plan. It's the fatal conceit Hayek talked about, the stuff Mises wrote ...
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 257 42,794 08-03-2011, 04:16 PM
  Thread: Capitalism: The Debate
Post: Re: Capitalism: The Debate

Why do I like socialism? It's free. Socialism is a system that has the decision making apparatus spread among the majority of a country. Everyone has a fair say in how the economy should be run. Als...
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 257 42,794 08-02-2011, 12:47 PM
  Thread: Does democracy really work?
Post: Re: Does democracy really work?

flann Wrote:Also, Fun Fact: CIA sponsered Chile to get rid of a communist dictator and replace him with a much more violent one (Pinochet) Salvador Allende was a democratically elected communist and...
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 8 2,330 03-30-2011, 11:31 AM
  Thread: The Ideal Society Utilizing a Resource Based Economy
Post: Re: The Ideal Society Utilizing a Resource Based E...

I would like the project, but it's too intertwined with conspiracy theories.
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 17 4,838 01-14-2011, 11:17 AM
  Thread: The Inherent Problem With Utopian Society
Post: Re: The Inherent Problem With Utopian Society

Utopia is Greek for "non place".
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 28 9,675 12-14-2010, 10:23 AM
  Thread: Why Communism is Dumb
Post: Re: Why Communism is Dumb

~Mystery~ Wrote:A weakness in Marx's theory is that he doesn't give a good definition of labor other than that which creates a product. However his thinking seems to make the assumption that labor its...
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 33 11,882 12-08-2010, 09:30 AM
  Thread: I enjoy my time at school.
Post: I enjoy my time at school.

So I entered high school. I'm actually having a good time. Yeah, there's tons of things wrong in the educational system, and I'm working to fight against that. I started a chapter of Students for a D...
Swift School Talk 1 1,274 12-07-2010, 12:35 PM
  Thread: I am now a satanist
Post: Re: I am now a satanist

Satanists(at least the LaVeyan kind) are just narcissistic atheists. In other words, followers of Ayn Rand.
Swift School Talk 19 2,103 11-24-2010, 06:06 PM
  Thread: What happened to the forums this time.
Post: Re: What happened to the forums this time.

Absentinsomniac Wrote:Comrade Swift Wrote:Why isn't he banned anyway? There isn't really any good reasons for banning him. He's been around for a long ass time, and banning him wouldn't really accomp...
Swift Announcements 64 12,943 11-21-2010, 01:54 PM
  Thread: What happened to the forums this time.
Post: Re: What happened to the forums this time.

Thought Criminal Wrote:Lulz. Didn't mean to burden you soul. It was for everybody else. This piece of shit is why we shouldn't almost allow everyone to hold a position of power. Especially on a forum...
Swift Announcements 64 12,943 11-21-2010, 12:37 PM
  Thread: I'm done here.
Post: Re: I'm done here.

The replies to this thread is pretty much the reason I'm sick and tired of these people on this forum. All of you are nihilists, anarcho-lifestylists, rebels without a cause, closet emos, or any comb...
Swift General Talk 49 2,728 09-28-2010, 12:25 PM
  Thread: I'm done here.
Post: I'm done here.

I'm too good for all of you. Have fun whining without getting anything done. :laugh: I'll be involved with student activism with my SDS chapter that I started. I know I've been a prick to all you ...
Swift General Talk 49 2,728 09-28-2010, 11:33 AM
  Thread: Governments have no right to control us.
Post: Re: Governments have no right to control us.

Hey look I'm rebellious. :bouncey: :bouncey: :bouncey: :bouncey: :bouncey:
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 37 9,621 09-28-2010, 11:25 AM
  Thread: Students for a Democratic Society
Post: Students for a Democratic Society

I realize half of you on here are against democracy, because you're infanitle, but: http://www.studentsforademocraticsociety.org/ We get shit done.
Swift Youth Rights 16 2,698 09-12-2010, 06:49 AM
  Thread: Maddox is a dirty fucking faggot pussy
Post: Re: Maddox is a dirty fucking faggot pussy

I keep saying capitalism is bad. Too bad nobody listens. Fuck Maddox.
Swift General Talk 25 5,852 09-12-2010, 06:47 AM
  Thread: Happy September 11th, Amerifags
Post: Re: Happy September 11th, Amerifags

BobManPerson Wrote:ITT people who are trying to look cool by saying WTC was nothing
Swift General Talk 136 16,226 09-12-2010, 06:43 AM
  Thread: A BRIEF HISTORY OF CORPORATE WHINING
Post: Re: A BRIEF HISTORY OF CORPORATE WHINING

John Tuttle Wrote:Eh, child labour and sweatshops weren't killed off by the government, or activists, they were killed off by capitalism. As a society progresses, they simply become economically count...
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 24 2,113 08-28-2010, 03:14 PM
  Thread: Gay Hate in School. Not Fun?
Post: Re: Gay Hate in School. Not Fun?

At least you can come out. I'm bisexual, and if I ever do come out, I'll have to wait until after high school. My brother is a homophobic fascist sympathizer(We don't talk politics anymore). I'm also...
Swift School Talk 28 2,556 08-25-2010, 06:15 PM
  Thread: I have returned?
Post: Re: I have returned?

|55555| Wrote:I REMEMBER YOU. YOU MY NIGGA. We spammed people's PM boxes with shock images together back in the day on hug day. lulz :laugh: Nice Che avatar, comrade!
Swift Welcome! 13 2,319 08-21-2010, 09:09 AM
  Thread: Who's Bi/Straight/Gay?
Post: Re: Who's Bi/Straight/Gay?

Bisexual male. I've always felt this way, but only in this last few years I've learned what it was called.
Swift General Talk 55 3,940 08-20-2010, 02:07 PM
  Thread: Can't We Anarchists Just Get Along?
Post: Re: Can't We Anarchists Just Get Along?

Prince Rilian Wrote:Comrade Swift Wrote:Prince Rilian Wrote:These are all things that libertarians (not the political party, real libertarians) want the "government" to stop doing. The government is ...
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 31 5,638 08-19-2010, 02:07 PM
  Thread: Can't We Anarchists Just Get Along?
Post: Re: Can't We Anarchists Just Get Along?

Prince Rilian Wrote:Comrade Swift Wrote:Free markets CANNOT EXIST WITHOUT A GOVERNMENT. GOVERNMENTS SUPPLY THE ROADS THAT PRODUCTS TRAVEL ON. THE SUPPLY EDUCATION FOR THE WORK FORCE. THEY PRINT CURREN...
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 31 5,638 08-18-2010, 01:39 PM
  Thread: Can't We Anarchists Just Get Along?
Post: Re: Can't We Anarchists Just Get Along?

Wages are to be abolished in communism. As in, it is not circulated in the economy. Marx had never said equal wages, he said fair wages(during the transitional socialist state, before wages are abolis...
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 31 5,638 08-16-2010, 05:15 PM
  Thread: A BRIEF HISTORY OF CORPORATE WHINING
Post: Re: A BRIEF HISTORY OF CORPORATE WHINING

HeartofShadows Wrote:Sociopath Wrote:I don't see the point of child labor laws. If the kids wanna work, let them work. Same here. Back in the day kids worked to help support their families and didn'...
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 24 2,113 08-16-2010, 04:10 PM
  Thread: Can't We Anarchists Just Get Along?
Post: Re: Can't We Anarchists Just Get Along?

Sociopath Wrote:Communism, applied with 'Good will' could work in theory but fail in practice. A doctor gets paid the same as a janitor, but doctors work 5x harder; So why be a doctor? Everyone will...
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 31 5,638 08-16-2010, 04:03 PM
  Thread: Can't We Anarchists Just Get Along?
Post: Re: Can't We Anarchists Just Get Along?

Maccer-please kindly stop trying to know anything. And shut up too. Free markets CANNOT EXIST WITHOUT A GOVERNMENT. GOVERNMENTS SUPPLY THE ROADS THAT PRODUCTS TRAVEL ON. THE SUPPLY EDUCATION FOR THE ...
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 31 5,638 08-15-2010, 01:21 PM
  Thread: Go fucking start your own communist island
Post: Re: Go fucking start your own communist island

I used to think that the people on SS were really intelligent. Then I started to read books again. :laugh: But BMP has improved. And for that, I apologize for being a douchebag.
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 133 18,581 08-15-2010, 01:09 PM
  Thread: How many Justin Biebers could you take in a fight?
Post: Re: How many Justin Biebers could you take in a fi...

33 bitch.
Swift Funny Stuff 16 1,309 07-31-2010, 04:58 PM
  Thread: Political ideology?
Post: Re: Political ideology?

Sociopath Wrote:Rebelnerd Wrote:You honestly don't believe that the infamous top 1% who control more than half the world's wealth aren't more powerful than the poor? Get a grip, dude. Saying that they...
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 137 17,070 07-31-2010, 10:48 AM
  Thread: Free markets don't exist
Post: Free markets don't exist

Free, laissez faire, markets cannot exist. The government needs to intervene in order for the market to exist. The government supplies the education for the workplace, the money for the economy, they ...
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 14 4,097 07-27-2010, 10:39 AM
  Thread: Political ideology?
Post: Re: Political ideology?

Sociopath Wrote:Rebelnerd Wrote:Prince Rilian Wrote:uh what. The free market means the economy is unregulated. Unregulated is TOTALLY compatible with anarchy, because anarchy means unregulated, no r...
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 137 17,070 07-27-2010, 10:34 AM
  Thread: Official Nation Game Topic
Post: Re: Official Nation Game Topic

State abolished. Stateless, classless, and moneyless society begins. International Space Station is complete.
Swift Geography of SS 164 18,599 07-25-2010, 11:33 AM
  Thread: Anti-ACTA
Post: Re: Anti-ACTA

HeartofShadows Wrote:Comrade Swift Wrote:This is what I've been telling you guise. humanity is bad. :nono: fixed. :rolleyes:
Swift General Talk 17 1,756 07-23-2010, 10:57 AM
  Thread: Anti-ACTA
Post: Re: Anti-ACTA

This is what I've been telling you guise. Capitalism is bad. :nono:
Swift General Talk 17 1,756 07-23-2010, 10:31 AM
  Thread: Swedish Pirate Party creates its own ISP
Post: Re: Swedish Pirate Party creates its own ISP

BaronVonStrangle Wrote:But if everyone "shared", how would the creators make any money and survive? Abolish money.
Swift General Talk 22 2,314 07-23-2010, 06:00 AM
  Thread: Political ideology?
Post: Re: Political ideology?

Lunatic Wrote:Efstratios Wrote:Add an option for "Nihilism" That's more of a philosophy though, but still. Fascism can be synonymous with Nihilism I guess... WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS I DON'T EVEN- I'm ...
Swift Philosophy, Politics & History 137 17,070 07-23-2010, 04:52 AM
  Thread: Anti-ACTA
Post: Re: Anti-ACTA

CrayolaColours Wrote:Comrade Swift Wrote:CrayolaColours Wrote:I see. How kickass would it be to have someone from the Pirate Party run a country? I can fucking dream. The Swedish Pirate Party is the ...
Swift General Talk 17 1,756 07-22-2010, 08:30 AM
  Thread: Anti-ACTA
Post: Re: Anti-ACTA

CrayolaColours Wrote:I see. How kickass would it be to have someone from the Pirate Party run a country? I can fucking dream. The Swedish Pirate Party is the third biggest party there. They have seat...
Swift General Talk 17 1,756 07-22-2010, 07:44 AM
  Thread: Anti-ACTA
Post: Re: Anti-ACTA

CrayolaColours Wrote:Except here. Well, what does "active but unregistered" mean, exactly? I have an idea, but I'm a newfag to all things political. They haven't registered for national election. Alt...
Swift General Talk 17 1,756 07-22-2010, 06:42 AM
  Thread: Swedish Pirate Party creates its own ISP
Post: Swedish Pirate Party creates its own ISP

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/new ... y-isp-born :yourock:
Swift General Talk 22 2,314 07-22-2010, 06:09 AM
  Thread: Anti-ACTA
Post: Re: Anti-ACTA

[img]http://www.ip-watch.org/weblog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/pirate-party-logo-gradient1.png[/img] Join your local Pirate Party. There's one in almost every first world country. http://en.wikipedi...
Swift General Talk 17 1,756 07-22-2010, 06:08 AM
  Thread: Taking it too far? (and a lot of other crap)
Post: Re: Taking it too far? (and a lot of other crap)

A three year old isn't going to vote, but he/she should be given the right.
Swift Youth Rights 39 4,918 07-20-2010, 11:36 AM

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