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Seth W. on Executive Order Shock From Lack Of Political Education In USA. Yes, ignorance causes much emoting, but the emoting is not because of the fact that there are executive orders, but because of the kind of executive orders we get nowadays. As you yourself say it "They've been used since the beginning of the republic." Everybody knows that, no problem there.
Seth W. on Illiberal And Stressed Responses To Trump, Milo, Closeted Repubs. The only in-depth changes for improvement anywhere have always come about in violent ways. We're overdue for a major civil war or at least a national comprehensive referendum on the most urgent issues. If none of those is to be here soon, the country might simply decay due to stagnation.
Black Death on Illiberal And Stressed Responses To Trump, Milo, Closeted Repubs. Steve Bannon called the MSM the "opposition party." He's correct. The Left likes to carp about "Russian propaganda" influencing the last election, which is nonsense, of course. The real propaganda was the massively slanted reporting from the MSM in favor of the Democrats. But somehow that doesn't count. These folks
chris on Illiberal And Stressed Responses To Trump, Milo, Closeted Repubs. The Left is setting themselves up to get BTFO. Republicans will control the Executive, the Judiciary and the Legislature for the next 4 to 8 years at least. If they win 2 more state legislatures then they can pass their own constitutional amendments. Just imagine a no welfare amendment, or
Brett Bellmore on Illiberal And Stressed Responses To Trump, Milo, Closeted Repubs. I don't see how we could not have a surge in political violence. The universities are churning out Red Guard by the thousands, and they're going to be doing that for years yet. There are people who've been conditioned to think that violence is the appropriate response to any attempt
Rev. Right on Republican Border Tax Gets Some Big Corp Supporters. Exporters versus Importers. These companies supporting border taxes are net exporters.
Brett Bellmore on Jonathan Haidt Sees Unstoppable Rising Outrage. The hate isn't bilateral yet; You'll note that, at this point, it's still the case that only the left riots. The right wasn't happy about either of Obama's wins, but they didn't have a hissy fit over them. Still, unilateral hate may be enough to make the nation ungovernable short
Dain on Jonathan Haidt Sees Unstoppable Rising Outrage. It's telling that it's overwhelmingly conservatives and old fashioned fuddy duddy liberals who even care about Haidt's project. At least it's the impression I get from the readership at Heterodox Academy. Krugman's partisan POV (he criticized HA as a crypto-conservative site) is infinitely more influential.
Jim on Jonathan Haidt Sees Unstoppable Rising Outrage. Maybe the West Coast and the Northeast Coast should be split off with the rest of the country continuing as something like the America of past history.
Jim on Jonathan Haidt Sees Unstoppable Rising Outrage. Support for the left comes mostly from coastal and border areas of the country. The counties carried by Trump cover a much greater number of square miles although about the same population as went for Clinton. Traditional white Americans in the heartland are pretty conservative.
William Vadi on Historical Departures. I believe that anybody who's known to carry out circumcision, pedphilia and other forms of child abuse should be put in jail for a long time or in a mental institution until they are cured.
William Vadi on Historical Departures. Respectfully, I think that all we know about God has come from these abusers and criminals. Catholic pedophile priests and bishops, Tax-evadinig, prostitution-network protestant ministers and Jewish foreskin cutting rabbis. Is anybody ever going to put a stop to this outrage?
William Vadi on Jonathan Haidt Sees Unstoppable Rising Outrage. I agree. America should split. Considering the hatreds among Left and Right, believers and nonbelievers, it would probably be the healthiest course for American society. Let's face it, the Left and the Right have irreconciliable differences and same goes between believers and nonbelievers. Two countries within the U .S. would
Check it out on Historical Departures. @ Samuel Hancock: Since when are religious people more "moral" than non-religous? Carl Sagan, Bertrand Russell, Voltaire, Rousseau, Noam Chomsky, Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Steven Weinberg, George Carlin, David Gilmour etc, etc, etc,,,,,, Are they less "moral" than Tomas de Torquemada? Sending crusaders to kill
Check it out on Historical Departures. @William: I think you have a point. There should be a separation between churches and state. Idiotic Dan doesn't know that he -as a believer- is deluded. He simply doesn't know that he doesn't know. It's called the "Believers' Narcissism". I second what you posted William. We should speak up
Samuel Hancock on Historical Departures. John Adams (in a speech to the military in 1798) warned his fellow countrymen stating, “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Since the bible is the only book I know of that emphasizes virtue and
Dan on Historical Departures. @William Vadi -- "Any advise [sic] on how to go on through life with these dull fantasies our leaders cling to? Thanks." Did you mean advice with a 'c'? If so then here is my advice: Cry more. Eventually, you will be so exhausted with your eyes so swollen and
Jim on Historical Departures. Regarding separation of church and state note that, aside from the fact that this idea is not found at all in the Islamic World, it is a very new idea in the history of the West itself. In the history of the West prior to 1800 church and state were
William Vadi on Historical Departures. I pretty much agree with you. However, how can we cope with the return to the decrepit and disgusting "God bless you, and God bless America" still around in inaugural presidential speeches? How? I mean, even for Christians and other believers, how can we be so resistant to understand the
Soylent_Green on Why Did Rome Fall? Not Enough Taxes? Too Many People?. Good article. Here is an Interesting list for your review. 210 reasons for the fall of the Roman Empire. I remember discussing this in college. http://www.novaroma.org/nr/210_Reasons_for_the_decline_of_the_Roman_Empire
James Bowery on Liberal Manifest Destiny Not Happening. The dictatorship of the Bourgeoisie elite fucks is the status quo. Trump is simply offering the same but with some restraint of the prior nomenklatura who seemed hell bent on race replacement. The Bourgeoisie elite fucks were bucking for the guillotine and a few of them, like Trump, realize that's
Check it out on Liberal Manifest Destiny Not Happening. Now that Trump has won we can only expect some real Fascism in America. Just look what the last 5 Mexican presidents have done for Mexico these past 30 years of economic Neo-liberalism. The problem with Trump is not his racist white trash talk, but that he actually believes a
James Bowery on Liberal Manifest Destiny Not Happening. Culture is artificial selection. The result is racial separation and ultimately speciation. We are given our race -- always in flux -- by the culture of our ancestors. Race is given, not chosen by, one. True liberalism maximizes one's power to invest in a preferred culture. What we have in
Jim on Liberal Manifest Destiny Not Happening. Mark - You said that "history" begins with writing and then gave dates of 7000-6000 BC and mentioned Sumer, dynastic Egypt and Babylon. 6000 BC is way too early for writing and way before any of the civilizations you mention. Sumerian civilization and dynastic Egypt begin about 3500 BC which
chris on Liberal Manifest Destiny Not Happening. Subspecies can breed together, and race is often used as a synonymn for subspecies. https://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome-psyapi2&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8&q=subspecies&oq=subspecies&aqs=chrome.0.0l6.3167j0j7 a taxonomic category that ranks below species, usually a fairly permanent geographically isolated race. Subspecies are designated by a Latin trinomial, e.g., (in zoology) Ursus arctos horribilis or (in botany) Beta vulgaris subsp. crassa. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subspecies
Mark Frerichs on Liberal Manifest Destiny Not Happening. Wow, Jim really knows his history... Jim, I think you should think for just a minute about what you're saying. The Olmecs are no older than 1500 b.C. It is estimated that the oldest hints of Olmec culture are around 1200 b.C. and the most recent around 400 a.C. What
Jim on Liberal Manifest Destiny Not Happening. Frerichs - Distinguishing between "history" and "pre-history" on the basis of writing is too artificial. For example writing only appears in Olmec civilization about two thirds of the way through it's history. To distinguish between the first two-thirds of Olmec history as "pre-history" and the last third as "history" really
Jim on Liberal Manifest Destiny Not Happening. Frerichs - Writing wasn't developed in 6000-7000 BC. That date is too early to be talking about Sumer, Babylon, and Egyptian civilization. Agriculture was in existence then but that date is well before the Ubaid culture which was one of the earliest "proto-civilizations". Ubaid culture appeared about 5000 BC. They
Jim on Liberal Manifest Destiny Not Happening. "rich radical Muslim" - Wouldn't Osama bin Laden qualify on all counts? According to you his wealth should have meant that Osama would be just like Bill Gates. But that wasn't the case. You are naïve to think that everybody is just like you except for economic circumstances. Differences between
Mark Frerichs on Liberal Manifest Destiny Not Happening. "Humanity is not any kind of unity but consists of a great number of subspecies with very different past evolutionary histories." Different evolutionary histories? And they are...? All humans share a common ancestor, call it Hilderbergensis, Ergaster, Erectust or whatever. Also, the term "history" has to do with the time
Mark Frerichs on Liberal Manifest Destiny Not Happening. Jim, The problem is monetary. Yes, it's all about money. When (or if) there be an equal distribution of wealth in the world you'll see how similar we all humans are. No more significant cultural differences there would be. Do you really think Middle Easterners and Western Europeans are more
Mark Frerichs on Liberal Manifest Destiny Not Happening. It's all the mess the U.S. created. Any person paying US Federal taxes is breaking the law by financing a known terrorist organization. Here, take a look at this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqw2yUQdACs I'm sure Randall could appreciate this man's wisdom.
Col. B. Bunny on The Deepening Split And 2024 Election. ** Republican elites who are not looking out for their interests ** The great Ronald Reagan, and he was, still did not have the sense to demand closed borders and he got had over amnesty. The amiable but moronic Bush '43 was similarly phlegmatic about the border and clearly believed
Jim on Liberal Manifest Destiny Not Happening. William Vadi - Humanity is no kind of unity but consists of many different subspecies with very different past evolutionary histories. Western Europeans are profoundly different from Middle Easterners. The two have been in conflict for over a thousand years and bloody conflict between them in the future is inevitable.
Jim on Liberal Manifest Destiny Not Happening. William Vadi - Middle Easterners are profoundly different from Western Europeans. There will be a horrendous level of conflict between them in the future. In general the human species shows an enormous genetic variety across the world. Melanesians for example are about 6% Denisovan whereas Denisovan admixture in Amerindians is
William Vadi on Liberal Manifest Destiny Not Happening. "Some secular liberals think there is a single right set of liberal values that everyone in the world will some day embrace." There will be. Today we have the phenomenon of globalization and that can very well enable it. "Huntington points to China and the Islamic countries as the two
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Wolf-Dog on Liberal Manifest Destiny Not Happening. In any case, both 1) and 2) above are unsustainable. Regardless of who won the elections in 2016, the problems would (and perhaps still will) grow to catastrophic levels.
Wolf-Dog on Liberal Manifest Destiny Not Happening. Had the elections of this year taken place in 2026, Hillary would have won even in the Electoral College system because the younger generation that is growing up now is much more leftist. Leftist politicians temporarily colluded with the business elite for two reasons: 1) By supporting not-so-free trade