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Wilhelm on Moeletsi Mbeki: Africa Was Better Off In Colonial Times.    I populations increase unchecked, of course there will be famine...

Anonymous on On Burying Muslim Terrorists In Pig Skins.    This is an insult to all pigs, everywhere.

Brett Bellmore on Split Between Left And Right Is A Vicious Cycle.    I think you're talking about what the Window theoretically is, and I'm talking about what it is as a practical matter. There must certainly be topics where the Window operates as theoretically described. But for the most part, what's going on is the media stifling the public expression of opinions

albatross on Split Between Left And Right Is A Vicious Cycle.    The Overton window is mostly self-imposed oppression. It's not what the boss or some media mogul thinks is offensive to say, it's what the people you're talking with think is offensive to say. And that seems to mainly be determined by what people are used to hearing. (Which is where

Vincent on Split Between Left And Right Is A Vicious Cycle.    "However, as America found out in the Vietnam War, control of the big cities doesn't always mean control of the country." Weren't some of the nastiest fights in towns in Vietnam? Like the Tet in Saigon.

Brett Bellmore on Split Between Left And Right Is A Vicious Cycle.    "Overton's Window is a code-phrase for oppression." Something like that, since "Overton's window" is about the range of "allowable" opinion. Supposedly it's about the range of opinion the "public" will accept, but usually it's actually about the range of opinion the media are willing to carry. The media's own censorship

Vincent on Jonathan Haidt Sees Unstoppable Rising Outrage.    "Support for the left comes mostly from coastal and border areas of the country." And which areas are Minos and of the Jewish faith...

jb on Split Between Left And Right Is A Vicious Cycle.    Overton's Window is a code-phrase for oppression. It makes it sound like there is some sort of compromise being worked out while in fact the powerful simply dictate 95% of the rules of what is allowed to be talked about. I've always said that conservatism is a movement of cowards

Kyle Liu on Locking A Car With A Short Horn Blast Is Rude And Obnoxious.    Honk while locking a door is simply a result of ignorance and social proof. When I bought my first car,it's a Hyundai. The sales guy showed me how to lock the car. He pressed the lock on the remote twice and the car honk once to indicate the car is

map on Split Between Left And Right Is A Vicious Cycle.    It's so nice to know that liberals are concentrated in areas where food and water has to be imported.

map on Split Between Left And Right Is A Vicious Cycle.    It's so nice to know that liberals are concentrated in areas where food and water has to be imported.

chris on Split Between Left And Right Is A Vicious Cycle.    Randall, why don't you post more?

Mike on Split Between Left And Right Is A Vicious Cycle.    It's the concentration of left-liberals in big cities that has given the left so much power in the first place. If you want to access the Microphone, lobby politicians, hold marches, get involved in political activism etc, you need to live in a big city. Hence, its hardly surprising that

jb on Illiberal And Stressed Responses To Trump, Milo, Closeted Repubs.    and that this period of emotional upset will pass No, it won't pass because it's driven by demographics. The left can almost taste the fruits of the colonial conquest they've been waging against white America and are frustrated that their white slaves are still offering fairly effective resistance and keeping

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JJ Cintia on Illiberal And Stressed Responses To Trump, Milo, Closeted Repubs.    This shouldn't be surprising. I've said for years that the left is a Giant Cult. They're reacting EXACTLY the way members of a cult would. They are stifling dissent, taking members away from opposing views, and attacking anyone who threatens their cult's beliefs. And no its not like Christianity or

Check it out on Illiberal And Stressed Responses To Trump, Milo, Closeted Repubs.    Emotional responses are the result -in part- of how people perceive a very emotional president. The biggest problem with Trump is not all that enraged, fascist, narcissistic early 20th-century rhetoric. Rather, how much he bleeds and how much he suffers. Donald's a millionaire who can live any life he wants

Shari Ann on Locking A Car With A Short Horn Blast Is Rude And Obnoxious.    It's March 2017 and horn honking is still annoying. I wrote this poem to express my pain, lol. My BEAUTIFUL Facebook family & friends, I love you until this krazy world ends. Having a pint-sized problem today... ...Rather perplexing and painful to say... My eversion to honkers, ...well, it drives

Shari Ann on Locking A Car With A Short Horn Blast Is Rude And Obnoxious.    It is March, 2017 and horn honking is still annoying. I wrote this cute poem to help me feel better :) My BEAUTIFUL Facebook family & friends, I love you until this krazy world ends. Having a pint-sized problem today... ...Rather perplexing and painful to say... My eversion to honkers,

Ted on Illiberal And Stressed Responses To Trump, Milo, Closeted Repubs.    "The universities are churning out Red Guard by the thousands, and they're going to be doing that for years years." Downside: Need more ammo. Upside: Target practice.

JJ Cintia on Jonathan Haidt Sees Unstoppable Rising Outrage.    The Left protests, the Right fights. Those ridiculous temper tantrum and riot mobs will fall like flies to a resistance movement of Right Wing Patriots. This isn't a difference of opinion here. The Left is following a suicidal path because the members of their Death Cult want to die anyway.

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

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