We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Very interesting. There is no doubt that Germanic people have caused a lot of trouble over the centuries and in some horrific cases they were the results of official German policies but I'm hesitant to blame Germany or the German people as a whole. Probably all the trouble that Germany or Germans caused in the last century was the result of leftist, totalitarian ideology. While much of it originated in Germany or from Germans has spread to places that should have known better. It should have died in Germany but for many reasons, it is now a fact of life here in the "Land of the Free".
Sounds like the Pentagon has discovered what the ad men have always known. Recommended reading Psychological Warfare by Paul Linebarger aka Cordwainer Smith. Out of print but inter library loan might turn it up.
Culture wars, yep always been there. Ponder Caesar granting citizenship to those hairy, trouser wearing Barbarians or the Han absorption of the Khan's Mongols.
Re: white privilege, etc, I think the only worthwhile response to that card being played, is a good belly laugh.
Some people stick with the traditional, feeling struck by the epic beauty or blown away by the insane scale of the universe. Personally, I go for the old "existential meltdown followed by acting weird for the next half hour." But everyone feels something.
Physicist Enrico Fermi felt something too -- "Where is everybody?"
I don't know what is more disturbing, that 10 senators don't believe in religious liberty, and free speech, or the fact no one is outraged about them passing, out of committee, a constitutional admendment, that would end these liberties in this country.
The next time you see a collapsed house, take a good look at it. Then ask yourself "Could I move enough of that rubble to get a child out from underneath." If your answer to that question is "no", you need more.
To quote the philosopher Mark Rippetoe: "Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general."
You do just enough to be "healthy" according to some minimal set of metrics, why that ain't real useful.
> What Didn't the President Know and When Didn't He Know It?
Wow. Loaded question.
> Interesting site I found via Vanderleun: The Z Blog
Wherein we find:
"""ews, for example, are everywhere. In some countries they run everything (Israeli, United States)..."""
William O. B'Livion
RE.: Z Blog
You really find it "interesting" that this dolt says Jews run America and that Martin Luther was a "...crap eating German..."? Does David Duke have a site you can direct us to for more interesting comment?