So I imagine this scenerio. You have a rude neighbor who you hate. What if you build a fence on your property, so its maybe half a foot or so away from the property line. Are you then allowed to do whatever you want to the side that faces your neighbor? Such as paint it rainbow colors if they hate gay people perhaps. Where can you draw the line?
I'm sure you're not allowed to draw obscene things on there but what if you drew a bunch of scantily clad women with large breasts for your super uptight Christian neighbors?
Not asking about the morality here, I'm asking about the legality
TL:DR at bottom. - link to private message I received in regards to this post at bottom.
So let's start this off with what I actually do.
I work for a towing company, casual attire, no uniform of any sort. we seize vehicles for our local police force and people who park in other peoples parking spots, I work in the office and process releases from our yard.
I remember everyone who makes a scene over my company seizing their vehicles because of the stupid things they do.
About a month prior to my incident with Carl he had showed up at my office to get his vehicle back that was seized for back alley banging (caught with a hooker) lost his shit on me because the police chief decides when to release these vehicles in these types of situations and they hadn't sent in a release for it yet so I couldn't release it. Carl lost his mind and said he'd make my life a living hell cause he won't forget me.
Fast forward to yesterday, I was browsing around the local book store, looking for something to keep me entertained during the dead times at work, I had four books in my arms and had just put a book back in the shelf because it didn't look like something I would enjoy. I hear a familiar voice behind me, couldn't remember why till I saw his face. Low and behold, it's Carl.
I don't like confrontations so in order to not catch his eye I quickly scurried off to another area of the store, he followed me and tapped on my shoulder, I completely ignored him, continued my browsing while scooching away without him seeing my face.
All the sudden, he just starts in on me.
Carl: hey! Can you tell me where the kids section is?
Me: uh, sorry. No.
Carl: why the fuck can't you?!
Me: well I don't work here, sorry.
Carl: you're holding an arm full of books and I watched you shelving them, now help me!
Me: don't work here, sorry.
Carl: listen here bitch, I asked for your help now help me!
At this point I'm fed up with his shit, so I turn to him and once he sees my face he gets this strange look on his face as if he recognizes me.
Me: if I remember correctly, your name is Carl, right?
Carl: uh, yeah?
Me: I'd really appreciate it if you'd leave me the fuck alone while I'm here or anywhere else you may see me. I don't work here and judging by the way you're looking at me, you know I don't work here. You're trying to remember where you remember me from. Well, let me help you with that, my company seized your vehicle because you were caught with a hooker.
Well he lost his shit, cursing swearing, actually slapped me at one point which I was completely dumbfounded he thought he had that right seeing as I'm barely 5 feet tall and he's 6'4. The manager of the store called the cops and when they arrived they got stories from me, Carl and the manager, all of which resulted in Carl getting arrested, charged and his vehicle being seized, once again, by my company.
TL:DR - guy asks for help, I can't help him, then guy remembers me from somewhere, physically assaults me, gets arrested.
Edit: I should also add, I'm a 24 y/o 5ft nothing girl. And - because the vehicle that we seized (the second time) was jointly owned they allowed his ex to come get it the following day! She got it released and sold it to the guy who came in with her.
Last edit - holy shit, I made it to the front page? What? Thanks for the gold stranger!
Private message I received in regards to this post.
Okay, I feel like this needs to be said. He lost custody of his child because of the assault on me, okay? Everyone understand that? His ex took him to court and was rewarded full custody of their son... IN THE SPAN OF 24 HOURS SHE GOT FULL CUSTODY. want to know how that works? It means he has had prior assaults on his record within at least the last five years, a lawyer would've warned him that another assault charge could result in loss of parental rights and I'm assuming one did. So I don't care if you all want to blame me for it, he made his choice, he controls his actions and all actions have consequences.
I showed up to the airport after not shaving for 3 days in dirty pajamas with a copy of First Aid, my stethoscope, and my white coat in a plastic shopping bag because I'm a dirty piece of shit, I don’t like flying, and I had to take Step 2 CS and the soonest date was in LA. The flight was half empty so I got an aisle spot in the back which was cash money millionaires. Somewhere cross-country over Kansas-ish I was “studying.”
If anyone on the flight is a doctor, please let us know. You can press the call light.
Oh shit. My finest moment. I jump into action and save the day! So, I did what anyone on /r/medicalschool would do. Nothing.
Don’t pretend you’re a bunch of heroes. I figured on a 737 to LA there had to be at least 3 doctors. No one hit their light. I was in the aisle seat looking hobo chic reading “How to be a Doctor in 3 EZ Steps” and the lady in the window seat glanced at me and glanced at my book like “you gonna go do something or what?” I’d never so wished I was reading Hustler in public. I raised my arm to hit the light at sloth-like speed. No one else did.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that almost every person on the plane turned back to look at me. I felt like a piece of meat. The flight attendant said something about asking whether I could provide some hobo medicine to help.
I’m an MD in about 6 months; I’m a student. If absolutely no one is willing to help you who’s an actual doctor, I’ll come help, but let’s hope someone else hits the call light.
I went to the front of the plane where the patient was. She said she was feeling a little short of breath. I took a brief history, did a complete respiratory exam, a brief cardiac exam, and the flight attendant set her up with some oxygen. People in the back were popping up their heads like meercats trying to watch. Five or so minutes later, two people hit their call lights and came to help when they saw her set up the O2. One surgeon and some other attending. I gave them a couple minutes of the story and said peace out homies. I went back to my seat and 2143234 people asked me what was up with the patient, will they die, what do they have, and reinforced why traffic sucks so bad when there’s an accident on the side of the road. I received nothing in compensation.
Protips: If you’re an attending in a clinical field hit your light you jerk. Don’t look homeless before your flight. Read Hustler instead of First Aid.
Most fascist war crimes and genocidal acts are not in the game. The SS is, but some bizarro world alternate reality SS that did nothing wrong... This frankly reprehensible denialism apparently isn't up for discussion on the Paradox forum where you will be banned for even bringing it up.
Meanwhile the Great Purge - a brutal event in the USSR that saw as many as a million Soviets of all ethnicities tortured and executed - is not just included but also made a game mechanic. Guides exist on picking between the "tank guy" Rokossovsky and the "infantry guy" Yegorov. One of these men spent years in prison being tortured for things he eventually proved he did not do based on the word of a man who had been dead twenty years before his accusation was filed. The other was shot. Both had families that were devastated by the events of the Purge.
Yet despite Paradox policy on atrocities and the banning of people who discuss fascist atrocities, there are guides in the official forum on how to best use the purge to get the outcomes you want when playing the Soviets complete with crass jokes about mass murder.
Similarly the Bengal famine - about which the consensus among historians is that this was an enormous atrocity committed by Churchill as a result of his virulent racism toward Indians in which 2 to 3 million people died - is also included as an interactive game event. The player can opt to work to prevent it or can ignore it entirely and simply allow it to happen. Again, discussion is entirely permissible.
South African apartheid - a brutal white supremacist system upheld with the blood of black people - is also included as an interactive game mechanic. The player can choose between doubling down on apartheid or eliminating it. Discussion of this explicitly racist government policy that straightforwardly included ethnic cleansing of black people from their lands? A-OK.
Meanwhile no mention is made of widespread Japanese atrocities, or of the comfort women system despite a rework of Japan (this bit is important) and a total lack of laws regarding the discussion of Japanese war crimes in Japan. None whatsoever. Discussion of these topics is not permitted on the forum.
When South Africa and India were reworked, both saw the inclusion of mechanics specifically related to domestic atrocities. When Japan was reworked, no mention was included of either its wartime or domestic atrocities. Nor was mention made of actual Japanese heroes like Chiune Sugihara, a man who took enormous risks to rescue thousands Jewish people from the Holocaust.
No mention is made of Italian massacres in Ethiopia after the territory was occupied. Or of their treatment of Jewish people in Italy. Or of their brutal political purges.
No mention is made of Vichy France's collaboration, or of the enthusiastic manner in which Petain and his vile gang of anti semites collaborated in the murder of the Jewish community of France (and this in a post-Dreyfus Affair France).
No mention is made of the existence of the General Government or its explicit policy of wiping out Poles through starvation, or of the ethnic cleansing of Poles in the rest of Poland, a policy that explicitly took its cues from South African apartheid. Nor is any mention made of the wider Generalplan Ost, the einzatsgruppen or of the mass murder of Soviet POWs through labor and starvation.
While Germany has laws regarding portrayal of wartime atrocities in video games - laws that have recently been substantially eased - no similar laws exist in Japan or Italy. Despite that, no discussion is permitted of any atrocities by either nation, and no mention is made in game of their crimes.
I have no problem with the idea of including non-interactive educational events about atrocities. In fact, I'd like to see this expanded to cover fascist war crimes. I do have a problem with including them as game mechanics. I absolutely do not want to include the Holocaust or the murder of my Polish grandparents as game mechanics. Similarly, I do not want to have the choice of picking which group of people should be executed when I want to play as the Soviets. I'm not forced to commit atrocities when I play as Hitler or Tojo, so why am I forced to commit them as South Africa or the Soviet Union?
What I do want is a consistent attitude toward atrocities. Currently, the default Paradox mode is one of denialism and the whitewashing of fascist regimes. I want to be clear that I am explicitly not calling Podcat a secret Nazi. I'm sure he's a great guy who thinks the Nazis were awful, and that he's no anti semite. But the way he has designed this game virtually guarantees that it is perfectly in accord with what Holocaust deniers say about the conflict, complete with whataboutism regarding Allied atrocities and even an event for the bombing of Dresden (a standard denialist trope is referencing Dresden any time Nazis are brought up). It's great that he's a good person and isn't hiding a secret SS uniform in his closet, but the end result of his perfectly innocent choices is that he's created a game that handles wartime atrocities exactly how a hard right Nazi would.
If the reason for not including fascist war crimes and atrocities is that Paradox doesn't want the player to act out these atrocities why are they included for democracies and communist nations? What possible justification could Paradox have for this blatantly obvious double standard beyond a very straightforward denialism?
I'd love to get an answer from Paradox on this topic, or better yet an honest apology, but most of all I want serious action taken to change things. I want events that discuss the deplorable actions of all sides while not allowing players to act out sick Nazi genocide fantasies. And I want atrocities committed by Allied nations to be treated with the same respect and disgust as those of fascist nations.
Thanks for reading all of this. I like HoI4 and Paradox and I will keep playing it. I wouldn't have written all of this if I didn't care deeply about the game. I just want them to take their own stance seriously. I'd also like an AI that isn't utter trash at the game (sorry couldn't resist).
Edit: After going through the comments in my inbox I'd like to apologize to the real victims here, the /r/paradoxplaza mods. Your fingers must be dying from all the creepy comments that need deleting.
To those who aren't going full tankie/wehraboo/teaboo, thanks for the interesting comments! I don't agree with everything I see but I'm loving the back and forth.
Over a month ago, I had a TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack) and have basically made a full recovery. But I literally thought I was going to die. I had settled in for an extended session of self love complete with several toys and porn airplaying to the TV. About 20 minutes in, my entire left side (I'm left handed) went numb and I lost strength in BOTH arms. I felt I could not lift them above my shoulders. And nothing made sense. The girl in the video had been talking dirty, but now sounded like garbled nonsense. I tried to talk, like to say "What the fuck" out loud or something and all that came out was "uuufffdddggh", so at that point, I lost all sense of the situation and just dialed 911. Within what seemed like 3.5 seconds, first responders knocked at my door and I greeted them without any clothes on, porn still playing, big dildos and more glistening on a towel on the floor. I was making no sense and was no doubt acting really out of it, so they took me to the ER where I was discharged a few hours later with the full clarity of what had happened. My dad was at the ER with me and when he said "let's get you home" all I was thinking is that I needed to get into the house first. My mother and sister's car were parked out front of my house when we pulled up, so this was clearly moot. I am just a bit mortified. The conversations and awkwardness of the past 5 weeks has been a daily curse.
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