He has come. For 7800 IP, you too can unleash the power of void laz0rs.
Edit By D: So far, everyone in SoL that got Val’koz has said he is sub-par.
It’s Thursday, and we are without our fearless leader, the great Lafayette. So, not to be considered presumptuous, but I feel like filling the void in our lives left by the lack of a weekly question.
D and I worked together on this one. And he had a joke to throw in…..but the joke was all his, I want NO credit for the joke…. Even if I did insist on putting it in here….
How does a paladin order a glass of water? with Just ice.
So, Draco and I came up with a two part question for yall-
What are your favorite quotes by SoL members? And, what quotes by famous people could you see your fellow SoL members saying?
So I have obtained a code to gain access to Magika: Wizard Wars. I have been instructed to give it to ‘some lucky chum’.
Which obviously means I have you guys fight for it.
Whoever makes the best joke in the comments section below will be given the key, which is redeemable on steam.
One entry per person, no changing your entry.
“Oh, LL” you might say, ” ‘Utopia’ is an impossible concept that has no foundations save those in thrown up in lofty idealism. Why bother messing with them at all?” Well, the concept of “utopia” is used quite often by many people for both good and bad ends, and it important to know exactly what someone means by “utopia”. Those who use “utopia” to define a “perfect” society often do so in order to set up some end goal that they find to be be worth trying to make reality. Unfortunately, “utopia” is also used by ideologues to lord an idea over the heads of others. More often than not calling for “utopia” in this case means calling for blind loyalty to a “cause” and giving up of one’s own rights and freedom of thought.
Today’s question will, hopefully, place you into the seat of good thinking pertaining to “utopia”. Part of obtaining a utopia involves having the correct priorities in your society, these generally recognized priorities are as follow:
Security: This could mean financial security, or the safety from any sort of physical harm. The most fundamental definition could be the assurance of life and the protection of life. In a secure utopia, no one fears for life or limb, pocket book or property.
Prosperity: Ranging from widespread economic prosperity to individual wealth, a prosperous “utopia” bases itself on the availability of the pursuit of happiness to be open to everyone.
Equality: There are two forms of equality in this setting*.
- Equality of Opportunity. Here every member of society, regardless of race, creed, religion, or any of that fun stuff, has the ability to pursue their end goal(s) in life. For example, you have the ability to apply for a job, go to the interview, and work hard to secure that position.
- Equality of Conditions. With this equality, everyone is made equal bylaws and regulations. No one man is above and other. To use the job application analogy. Everyone applies and everyone gets the job for which they applied. No one has more than anyone else, and it is impossible to become “unequal”.
Liberty: Freedom is the rallying cry here. Everyone is allowed to live as they see fit with minimal restrictions.
Justice: No, not that justice… This choice has society grounded firmly in what a man can do and what a man cannot do. That which is deemed illegal is not done, and the populace is righteously law abiding.
The question this week is simple. Which one of the above would you point to as embodying “utopia” (if such a thing could ever exist in the first place)? Which one of the above would you be willing to give up in order to acheive your desired society? Is one preference diametrically opposed to your most desired society? You may only pick one of the above for each part of the question. Happy Cloud Cloudcuckoolandering!
*for our purposes, please state which form of equality you use if you indeed pick it for either part of the question.