Simplifying a great deal, one could argue that postmodernist discourses appeal primarily to the winners in the processes of globalization and fundamentalist discourses to the losers.
In war, whichever side may call itself the victor, there are no winners, but all are losers.(Arthur) Neville Chamberlain
Without losers, where would the winners be?
If no one gambled against the grain in good times, there would be no winners to inspire people in the bad times.aaron c. brown
Real war was the thousands of Chinese refugees dying of cholera in the sealed stockades at Pootung, and the bloody heads of Communist soldiers mounted on pikes along the Bund. In a real war no one knew which side he was on, and there were no flags or commentators or winners. In a real war there were no enemies.j. g. ballard
In war, whichever side may call itself the victor, there are no winners, but all are losers.neville chamberlain
If losers can xploit [sic] what their adversaries teach them, yes, losers can become winners in the long time.david mitchell
Treason is a charge invented by winners as an excuse for hanging the losers.
Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.Frank gifford
With regard to Saddam's execution, it amounts to a victory of the Iraqi people as they were the winners of his fall [...] Saddam's regime was overthrown because the Iraqi people did not support him. It is crystal clear that the United States should not misinterpret his fall and take the credit to itself. [...] Investigation into the Iraqi invasion in Iran (1980-1988) and in Kuwait (1990) could have disclosed the US involvement in Saddam's crimes and therefore the Americans preferred to close the case earlier.
The movie delights me with its cocky confidence that the audience can keep up. Primer is a film for nerds, geeks, brainiacs, Academic Decathlon winners, programmers, philosophers and the kinds of people who have made it this far into the review. It will surely be hated by those who 'go to the movies to be entertained', and embraced and debated by others, who will find it entertains the parts the others do not reach.roger ebert