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.
This conviction that “bourgeois democracy” is a mere façade for the ruling capitalist class to exploit the masses has its origins, of course, in the theories of Karl Marx. German philosopher Herbert Marcuse later devised the term “repressive tolerance” to characterize Western democracy as a massive confidence trick: Its vaunted “tolerance” for classical liberal rights like freedom of speech, voting, and the rule of law is actually “repressive” as it “impedes possible improvement of the human condition” by blinding people to the inherently unfair and oppressive system under which they live. What Marcuse proposed, by contrast, was “liberating tolerance”, a deviously oxymoronic concept meaning “intolerance against movements from the Right and toleration of movements from the Left.”
"According to the results of another survey prepared by Hacettepe University in December of last year, 70.8 percent of Turkish citizens view the Syrian refugees as an “economic burden.”
'...that the majority of the Turkish respondents believe that work permits should not be given to Syrians. Of the survey participants, 68.9 percent of the local people living in cities near the Syrian border believe they are losing their jobs due to cheap Syrian workers. Furthermore, 69.8 percent of the survey participants believe that the Syrian refugees are disturbing the public peace in those cities where they are living..."
Western WA University is only a failed liberal arts college in a pretty setting, funded by the state. It has been 30 years or more since WWU was anything at all about inquiry, examination, reflection, skills acquisition, or any other "western style" perceived value of education. But, it has been run by the Seattle fem/nazis for that time. It is a flagship example of their determination to run the world according to the values of their "own mafia". A young woman, minority, or gay person, who gets through this jungle of coursework with high marks is guaranteed a job for life! Most likely in some state controlled job. Make very clear here: no young person that demonstrates any will of their own will find employment after attending this mafia stronghold. Save your money folks--in this case your doing more harm to your young adult than good !