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Friday, March 15. 2019
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Facebook’s Crisis Management Algorithm Runs on Outrage
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Horrifying: Trans-Enthusiastic Parents Gush About Their Two-Year-Olds Communicating Their Desire to Transition to the Opposite Sex Through... Sign Language
British Male Rapper Mocks Trans Sports Issue – Identifies as Woman at Gym and Breaks Female Weightlift Record
Greenpeace Founding Member: 'The Whole Climate Crisis Is Not Only Fake News, It's Fake Science'
Pelosi Advocates For Lowering Voting Age To 16 “To Capture Kids When They’re In High School”
CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Illegals STORM ACROSS US BORDER — RUN Right Past Border Patrol — 12 GOP Senators Voted Today to Support Open Borders
" In reality, socialists simply don’t trust people to make the right decisions. They really don’t have confidence in what they consider the unwashed masses. If they did, they would be capitalists."
DOJ reached agreement with Clinton lawyers to block FBI access to Clinton Foundation emails, Strzok says
The damning proof of innocence that FBI likely withheld in Russian probe
Steyn: Exit Brexit
On Point: Sanctions and New Military Tech Threaten North Korea's Nuclear Threat
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Re: Mogadishu, Minn.
Minnesotans deserve everything they get from their self-inflicted socialistic policies.
Remember they sent Al Franken to the Senate for chrissakes.
"In reality, socialists simply don’t trust people to make the right decisions. They really don’t have confidence in what they consider the unwashed masses. If they did, they would be capitalists."
The fundamental, bottom-line aspect of leftism is force; the inescapable us-against-them instinct. This is a clinical disorder of some sort, one the right is too complacent and weakened to recognize.
The right will continue to wonder and speculate why the left 'doesn't get it' right to the end. This is denial. This is codependency. This is utter folly. There's nothing to get but the very philosophy of force.
Everything else the left does - all the stolen language, inverted meaning, reversed phenomena, and especially the theft, coveting, and envy - is to serve that end and to serve that mean.
Of course they couldn't be capitalists; they don't have the moral fiber for liberty, independence, choice, and the inequality of living. It's certainly not a question of their confidence in the so-called unwashed masses either. Both of those arguments and others like them are incredibly weak sauce and ultimately, self-defeating. But then that's the right.
Sam L. They KNOW they're smarter than we are.
Correctamundo! It is a scientific fact (Pew et.al. 2016) that progressives as a group have far more education than conservatives. So of course progressives are going to have the best ideas on how to lead the unwashed masses toward utopia.
And yet, they still try to drive without taking off the car cover.
Socialism seeks to use the state to force people to do "right" by the state directing or assuming private initiative.
Socialism is positive and aggressive, declaring that each man shall have enough.--Walker, F.A., 'Socialism', Scribner's Magazine 1887
It purposes to introduce new forces into society and industry; to put a stop to the idleness, the waste of resources, the misdirection of force, inseparable, in some large proportion of instances, from individual initiative; and to drive the whole mass forward in the direction determined by the intelligence of its better half.
In this sense the advocacy of a socialistic act or measure will not necessarily characterize a Socialist. Socialism will mean, not one, but many things socialistic. Thus, for example, protection is socialistic. Yet the protectionist is not, as such, a Socialist. Most protectionists are not Socialists. Many protectionists are, in their general views, as anti-socialistic as men can well be.
The Socialist, under this definition, would be the man who, in general, distrusts the effects of individual initiative and individual enterprise ; who is easily convinced of the utility of an assumption, by the State, of functions which have hitherto been left to personal choices and personal aims ; and who, in fact, supports and advocates many and large schemes of this character.
On the other hand, the Marxist socialist will also suffer no alternative opinions.
Purges are the necessary consequences of the philosophical foundation of Marxian socialism. If you cannot discuss philosophical differences of opinion in the same way you discuss other problems, you must find another solution—through violence and power. This refers not only to dissent concerning policies, economic problems, sociology, law, and so on. It refers also to problems of the natural sciences. The Webbs, Lord and Lady Passfield, were shocked to learn that Russian magazines and papers dealt even with problems of the natural sciences from the point of view of the philosophy of Marxism-Leninism-Stalinism. For instance, if there is a difference of opinion with regard to science or genetics, it must be decided by the "leader."--von Mises, Ludwig. Marxism Unmasked (1952)
This is the necessary unavoidable consequence of the fact that, according to Marxist doctrine, you do not consider the possibility of dissent among honest people; either you think as I do, or you are a traitor and must be liquidated.
BD: Climate Change’ Will Make Walks In The Woods Much Rarer Or Something
Correctamundo! It's pretty hard to walk in the woods when the earth has been turned into a gigantic sputtering ball of molten pig lard.
We have 12 years 11 years and 9 months to rid ourselves of gasoline, meat, white people, trans-fats, and plastic drinking straws.
"On Point: Sanctions and New Military Tech Threaten North Korea's Nuclear Threat"
Sorry, any article on North Korea that doesn't mention that the Norks are fully-controlled puppets of the Red China, playing a part in Chinese economic strategy, isn't worth much in understanding the whole Asian political scene.
Go over to CONSERVATIVE TREE HOUSE blog and read Sundance's archived analysis of the Red China's strategy to learn how things really are with China's "Panda/Dragon" strategy and how TEAM TRUMP has figured it out and is handling it!!
The North Korea problem will be resolved when the Chinese trade/tariff issue is settled and not before.
Facebook’s Crisis Management Algorithm Runs on Outrage: Of course it does,
British Male Rapper Mocks Trans Sports Issue – Identifies as Woman at Gym and Breaks Female Weightlift Record: We all knew this would happen. Why aren't SJWs fighting for women? Insufficient intersectionality.
Brexit: The People have been PUT INTO THEIR PLACES!!!!1111!!
There shall never be an England, now.
It does seem that the DOJ and FBI made sure nothing connected to the Clinton crime syndicate was ever investigated.
Eagerly awaiting the release of Lynch testimony...should be good!
This was/is a terrible mistake. I suspect that it was an anti-American left wing plot to bring our country down. From the kind of people who can often be quoted as saying they hate America or hate white people etc. Sooner or later this will end in violence. Not the occasional lone wolf terror attack but ongoing violence day after day. I think that was the intent of bringing in 3rd world muslims who were obviously never going to assimilate.
Regarding the mass shooting in New Zealand; Terrible. But kind of what I'm talking about. Australia has had a lot of problems with their foray into Muslim immigration and this seems to be in retaliation to all that, Inexcusable but totally predictable. The left wing talking heads are already using this to demand more gun control and to blame the right. They seem to take joy in using these terrible events to push their far left agenda.
Pelosi on 16 y/o's voting. That's crafty psychology. There is an inertia to party voting. Listening to the liberals I grew up with, some never changed, and give the same reasons now that they did then.
" ‘Climate Change’ Will Make Walks In The Woods Much Rarer Or Something"
In a manner of speaking, that will be true. The increased CO2 has lead to a greening of the Earth. More greening, more underbrush making walks in the woods tougher.
We could follow the practice of the Native Americans in the 17th century Massachusetts area and burn the forests each fall to clear away the game cover.
That was a very effective strategy for hunting, and for moving silently. Sometimes they did it twice in a year.
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