Executive authority at SST

Guest authors have no executive authority here at Sic Semper Tyrannis.  In other words, they write articles and comment on their own material if they wish.  They can write comments on other people's material but if they do, I, the Turcopolier, moderate those comments.  Guest authors do not have the authority to ban anyone.  Only I can do that.  pl 

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20 Responses to Executive authority at SST

  1. TV says:

    Who, what is Turcopelia?”

  2. turcopolier says:

    TV
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turcopole
    I am the Turcopolier of SST.
    If you can’t work it out …

  3. TV says:

    Ah, the Da Vinci Code.

  4. walrus says:

    We hear and obey……
    I suspect your patience will be tested in the aftermath of the election. I hope for a clean and unequivocal Trump victory.

  5. turcopolier says:

    TV
    I am a member of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre which is part of the papal household. Like the Hospitallers, the Templars and the Teutonic Knights EOHS had local auxiliary troops during the period of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. My life’s work was among the peoples both Christian and Muslim of the Levant. Someone suggested that “turcopolier” would be an apt name for my domain.

  6. TV says:

    Col:
    Thanks to you, I did some research and got a little history lesson.

  7. Escarlata says:

    The Order of the Holy Sepulchre, if it is part of papal houselhold, may want considering your membership…due the way you talk about the Pope..Francis…

  8. ked says:

    Col, if readers, commenters & guest authors haven’t figured out how you run things yet, they never will. A benevolent dictator’s moderated blog is about as good as it gets these days on the internet. If folk have heartburn over your mode, as the saying goes, “if you can’t stand the heat…”

  9. turcopolier says:

    Escarlata
    The magisterium of the order is free to expel me whenever they please. Perhaps you will suggest it. BTW, history has no “curve. ” Nor does it have a pattern. History is just things that happened. Your assumption that the Left is mankind’s future is laughable. This delusion is widely held by communists. BTW your constant harassing comments about my cooking are also laughable. If you are actually a 16 year old girl and not a trolling group, you are an ill mannered and badly raised brat. A trolling group is more likely. The goal of trolls is always the same. That is to wound so as to silence. Good luck. I see that your current visible IP is in the Basque country. Perhaps that accounts for your odd Spanish.

  10. Serge says:

    Colonel,
    Escarlata/Elora Danan is most certainly not 16, a year or two ago I did a little digging and found her/him’s old account on a certain internet forum from quite a few years back. The posts from the account had the same weird “forced ESL” pattern of speech as she/him uses on SST, so I knew it was a match. Can’t be bothered to find the account again now, but whoever is behind this character is nowhere near that age.

  11. Charlie Wilson says:

    Col
    Escarlata is quite enamored of you. Could you prevail upon Escarlata to post a selfie? Please!

  12. Charlie Wilson says:

    And I am single, okay looking, and with a modicum of wealth.

  13. turcopolier says:

    charlie wilson
    sorry, but I am not your type.

  14. turcopolier says:

    charlie wilson
    It would be interesting to see what picture she/it/he/they would post.

  15. Deap says:

    Maybe Escarlata can ask Hunter to post those screen shots of her playing Elora.

  16. Philippe Truze says:

    Colonel,
    “History is just things that happened”.
    Ibn Khaldûn would disagree, but he is dead some 600 years ago, so…
    I discovered Ibn K. recently, through a French scholar, Gabriel Martinez Gros, an historian specialist of IK and his methodology.
    His methodology to understand the rise and decay of Empires/States appears to me as fruitful, and Martinez Gros used it to analyse the current rise of jihadism.
    I tried to find an english translation of Martinez Gros’ book, but unfortunately, there is none.
    Unless Europe and of course America, the Ibn K. methodology is very well adapted for Roman empire, ME empires (greek, persian, arabo-muslim, ottoman) and especially Chinese empires…
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn_Khaldun
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asabiyyah

  17. turcopolier says:

    Phillipe Truze
    Khaldun describes the cycle of the rise and fall of states in the context of North Africa and to some extent of the rest of the ‘Umma. He does not dictate a future governed by his observations. He merely observes and describes the phenomena. Khaldun does not indicate that Allah desires the certain development of human society along a certain path.

  18. Leith says:

    I was amazed to read in the Muqaddimah that IK’s ideas on evolution predated Darwin’s by almost 500 years.

  19. Philippe Truze says:

    Colonel
    You are right, stricto sensu. That is why I was mentioning some actual scholars using his methodology to analyze empires in other parts of the world and in other centuries. Martinez Gros is a French one, but many english-speaking authors did the same.
    And when a theory is “sticking” to historical events – like the cycles of rise/decay of China, or the Moghol in India for example – one cannot conclude that “History is determined” of course, but at least one can test this theory to some contemporain on-going mutations (like the rise of islamism with G.Martinez Gros).
    But I stop here : you – especially you – and me have better to do these days…
    But if I had your postal address, I would be happy to offer you, for Christmas, the GMG book on jihadism, using the tools of Ibn K. : “Fascination du djihad
    Fureurs islamistes et défaite de la paix”
    https://www.herodote.net/Fureurs_islamistes_et_defaite_de_la_paix-article-1662.php
    Best regards,
    PhT

  20. Philippe Truze says:

    @ Leith : IK has been the “first” in many domains : sociology, scientific approach of history, and he was the very first in introducing economy in political/historical analysis : he was the first to describe “gains de productivité” (productivity’s gains ?) as the way to increase wealth at the empire level.
    And, in a domain I know a little bit, how to understand the real nature of Talibans without the concept of “assabiya”?

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