https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/11/the-ignorance-of-mocking-mormonism/545975/The takeaway is that people who are theologically rigorous tend to be disciplined, solid workers.
"In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, a party of moose hunters found his decomposed body. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild.Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw away the maps. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild." -Goodreads.com
Social democracy is a political approach in which the general citizenry receives extensive welfare programs and social benefits, people that support this political approach do so on the basis of alleviating the poor of their burdens, however this approach and argument are problematic for a couple of reasons. There is on such thing as absolute poverty, the reason you consider certain people poor and deserving of social benefits is their position on the socioeconomic scale, which is in polar opposition to the wealthiest of people. 500 years ago the people you consider poor now would be considered wealthy as they wouldn't be positioned at the bottom of the socioeconomic scale. This matters because it doesn't matter how many social benefits you bestow upon the poor they will still be at the bottom of the socioeconomic scale which leads to them deserving more and more social benefits, this causes a couple of problems as the extensive taxation the government has to partake in in order to cover the costs of such extensive welfare programs stagnates the economy as money that the government confiscates isn't money that is circulating in the economy, stimulating the industry and production, and passing from hand to hand. Which leads to everyone being generally poorer. Additionally The government doesn't even make enough tax revenue to cover such extensive welfare programs, it relies on loans and printing money in order to do so, which will Inevitably lead to a recession and inflation.
Are Public Schools designed to be propaganda systems to indoctrinate the young or are the overwhelming majority of the Adult population (i.e. parents, teachers, principles, school administration, politicians, US Secretary of Education, ect.) really so ignorant/stupid that they do not recognize the blatant miseducation/abuse that is occurring year after year, generation after generation, ect.? Or, do you challenge the premise of the question entirely? Thoughts? As a reference, see short video where Linguist/Commentator Noam Chomsky discusses the Public Education System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVqMAlgAnlo
Stephen Hawking's proclaimed, "Philosophy is Dead". Is Hawking right or wrong? Thoughts?See these short articles:1. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/sep/09/science-philosophy-debate-julian-baggini-lawrence-krauss2. https://www.quora.com/How-are-philosophers-reacting-to-Stephen-Hawkings-proclamation-that-philosophy-is-dead3. http://bigthink.com/errors-we-live-by/why-are-scientists-philosophers-fighting-again
The GOP is about to give us filthy rich folks a huge tax break! We'll get a huge tax break for our private jets and our kids won't have to pay any of that nasty death tax when we die and leave them our billions. After all, the last thing we want is for them to ever work a day in their lives, right? I'm so glad the working class morons are so stupid that they actually believe that they're going to get a tax cut when all they get is a little dip for a year and then their taxes go UP! UP! UP! while ours go DOWN! DOWN! DOWN! forever! Yippeeee!!! And the best thing about this tax package we're ramming through congress is that it's going to create a HUGE increase of the national debt (one and a half TRILLION DOLLARS) which means that when the bill comes due we'll spring reality on these stupid working class suckers, tell them the government is broke and then shut down medicaid, medicare and then the big one, SOCIAL SECURITY! I can't believe that we can still convince these simpletons that trickle down economics is a good thing when is been proven a lie time and time again. Every time we've done this same exact thing and given our corporations huge tax cuts we take the profits and hoard them and make sure we don't trickle on any of those morons! The last time we cut the corporate tax rates in 1986 from 46 percent to 34 percent WAGES FELL FOR TEN YEARS. HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Trickle down, gotta love it! I think those idiots just like being pissed on!Bruce Bartlett, Senior Policy Analyst for the Reagan administration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGXRojF7WmI
Hypocrite Dems outraged over vulgar sexual talk while supporting No Restriction abortions.
Can a Party or Leftist ideology be any more screwed up? They are so tied to their specal interest Feminist groups and abortion lobby, they have lost all discernment when it comes to priorites in life.Lets see, if you indulge in vulgar locker room talk such as talking about grabbing the "P" word, the Left says you are not fit to be a dog catcher, but if you support killing viable late term babies for any reason, you are their poster child for President.Can Democrats be any more lost? You have lost all common sense, all wisdom, all discernment for what is barbaric in life.Your values are based on politics verses humanity. This is what happens to man without God's wisdom.Yes, sexual harrassment is a bad thing and should be shamed and stopped, but look at what YOU support with your vote? You support killing viable babies merely for being special.IT'S INHUMAN WHAT YOU SUPPORT! FAR WORSE THEN SEXUAL HARASSMENT.-FromWithin
Is "The Lord of the Rings" Harmful for promoting a Pure Good vs Pure Evil Narrative?
"J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a genuine masterpiece. The most widely read and influential fantasy epic of all time, it is also quite simply one of the most memorable and beloved tales ever told. Originally published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings set the framework upon which all epic/quest fantasy since has been built. Through the urgings of the enigmatic wizard Gandalf, young hobbit Frodo Baggins embarks on an urgent, incredibly treacherous journey to destroy the One Ring. This ring -- created and then lost by the Dark Lord, Sauron, centuries earlier -- is a weapon of evil, one that Sauron desperately wants returned to him. With the power of the ring once again his own, the Dark Lord will unleash his wrath upon all of Middle-earth. The only way to prevent this horrible fate from becoming reality is to return the Ring to Mordor, the only place it can be destroyed. Unfortunately for our heroes, Mordor is also Sauron's lair. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is essential reading not only for fans of fantasy but for lovers of classic literature as well." -Goodreads.com
Pledge yourself to the teachings of the DARK SIDE Nomenclature. I sense much anger, much HATRED in you...But you don't use them. Release your ANGER Nomenclature, and your transformation into the DARK SIDE WILL BE COMPLETED! HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHHHAAAAHA GOOD, GOOD! STRIKE BRONTO DOWN AND YOU WILL AT LAST EARN THE NAME OF "DARTH NOMENVADURE"Bronto and Nomenclature, you will engage in an insult battle, whoever comes up with the funniest insult I've ever heard will become my new apprentice, I will teach you the ways of the dark side and you will murder younglings, it will be great.
I am personally terrified by this observation. Politics has literally become divided between soppy intellectuals and revisionist liars. You can see the divide on this very site. Of all the posters here who promote right wing politics, not a single one of them is intellectually honest.Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying there are no liars on the left. It's more that I'm saying it isn't a prerequisite. Most on the left either want to be or already are intellectuals. Intellectualism is not a general pursuit of liars.
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/16/us/politics/al-franken-sexual-harassment-groping-forcible-kissing.htmlAl Franken accused of groping? Moore told to step down. Al Franken should too step down per the same logic.
Hypocrite Dems outraged over vulgar sexual talk while supporting No Restriction abortions.
Can a Party or Leftist ideology be any more screwed up? They are so tied to their specal interest Feminist groups and abortion lobby, they have lost all discernment when it comes to priorites in life.Lets see, if you indulge in vulgar locker room talk such as talking about grabbing the "P" word, the Left says you are not fit to be a dog catcher, but if you support killing viable late term babies for any reason, you are their poster child for President.Can Democrats be any more lost? You have lost all common sense, all wisdom, all discernment for what is barbaric in life.Your values are based on politics verses humanity. This is what happens to man without God's wisdom.Yes, sexual harrassment is a bad thing and should be shamed and stopped, but look at what YOU support with your vote? You support killing viable babies merely for being special.IT'S INHUMAN WHAT YOU SUPPORT! FAR WORSE THEN SEXUAL HARASSMENT.
"The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory and the Legacy of Vietnam (1998) is a book by Vietnam veteran and Sociology professor Jerry Lembcke. The book is an analysis of the widely believed, but historically inaccurate, urban legend that American soldiers were spat upon and insulted by antiwar protesters upon returning home from the Vietnam War."https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spitting_Imagehttp://m.startribune.com/disrespect-for-vietnam-vets-is-fact-not-fiction/160444095/