Vote for the HUMAN Nagus

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by theblitz, Jul 2, 2013.

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Who would you vote for Human Nagues

  1. Thatcher

    10.0%
  2. Reagan

    40.0%
  3. Obama

    20.0%
  4. DeGaulle

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Greenspan

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Madoff

    30.0%
  7. Hitler

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  8. Stalin

    10.0%
  9. Julius Caesar

    0 vote(s)
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  10. Ghengis Khan

    0 vote(s)
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Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. theblitz

    theblitz Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Who do you think would make the best Nagus?

    Some controvertial names included.
     
  2. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    So you throw in a few modern politicians with some of the more notorious conquerors and tyrants in history and ask us to choose which one should be Nagus? Maybe it's late and I'm tired, but I don't get it.
     
  3. theblitz

    theblitz Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Just for the fun of it.

    Effectively, is a modern politician better at being greedy than old-time tyrants?
     
  4. Avon

    Avon Commodore Commodore

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    i'd like to see nagus khans fearsome ferengi cavalry.

    you seem to be equating historical conquerors and tyrants with modern politicians which doesn't work.
     
  5. theblitz

    theblitz Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    ^^^
    The main point was which characteristic would be better:
    1. A tyrant
    2. A manipulator
    3. A plain thief
     
  6. Fruitcake

    Fruitcake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Obama has the lobes for it.
     
  7. Avon

    Avon Commodore Commodore

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    but the nagus isn't really any of those. he's scrooge mcduck.
     
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  8. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Wow, how soon we forget. Back when H. Ross Perot was a presidential candidate in 1992 and 1996, there were a lot of jokes in fandom comparing him to a Ferengi, because he was a short, big-eared corporate magnate and gazillionaire. If any real-world political figure would be a cinch for potential Nagushood, it's Perot.
     
  9. dub

    dub Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    :lol: I like Perot as Nagus!

    And, "Trump...FCA!"
     
  10. Vulcan Logician

    Vulcan Logician Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I pick Madoff as he seems the most Ferengi-like candidate. But seriously, Hitler? Joke or not, who's gonna vote for him?
     
  11. Blitzen

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    The Germans did, in 1933.
     
  12. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I always thought of the Nagus first and foremost as a businessman, out to make profit, rather than a politician--seeing as how its not an ellected position, but rather one inherits (Zek's son in "The Nagus" had expected to assume the position after his father) or nominated to by the previous Nagus.
     
  13. Jono

    Jono Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    A real Nagus would be sending me a bribe to vote for them. I'm waiting candidates...
     
  14. JirinPanthosa

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    Oh, Reagan totally.

    Manipulating foreign politics to serve his business interests regardless of the consequences, giving huge contracts to his buddies, deregulating everything. Total Nagus.

    Madoff would make a terrible Nagus. Any real Nagus, if he got that deep in a scheme would have an exit strategy and wouldn't get caught. Madoff would end up hanging from the Ferengi tower of commerce.

    Ooh, Donald Trump! He looks AND acts like a Ferengi. And he built the Ferengi Tower of Commerce in real life!
     
  15. Vulcan Logician

    Vulcan Logician Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Yes, but we have the benefit of posterity. The Germans were in a desperate position and undoubtedly had no idea what they were getting themselves into. In the wake of the holocaust, a vote for Hitler is something far different than it was in '33. Come on.
     
  16. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    To be fair, they had a pretty good idea what they were getting themselves into. He most all of it in a book while he was in jail for trying to overthrow the government.
     
  17. T'Girl

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    My vote is for Barack Obama.

    :)
     
  18. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I have got to give credit to Obama

    To the right he's a communist tyrant, to the left he's a lassez faire corporate shill.

    He must be doing something right.

    I don't know about for Nagus though. He gets involved in foreign wars and he has the government pay for enitlements. Isn't that the exact opposite of the Ferengi?
     
  19. dub

    dub Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Can we just change the poll to "which of these people would you most desire to send to Rura Penthe?" :devil:
     
  20. Vulcan Logician

    Vulcan Logician Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Okay. History is not my best subject. But at least they didn't see the mass murder coming, right? Maybe the Germans of the period had, in their ignorance, decided to oppress the Jews, but I do not believe the general populace was down with the idea of murdering them wholesale.