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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Voting in America: A sobering reality

Posted: 12 Jan 2022, 5:11 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 696


It's plainly untrue that both candidates are likely to be centrist capitalists. They will probably both be *capitalists*, but the Democrat will probably be a liberal social democrat and the Republican will probably, at best, be socially conservative, and could quite possibly be a Trumpian nut. Also...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Voting in America: A sobering reality

Posted: 11 Jan 2022, 7:37 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 696


Do you agree with the OP's claim that voting in America is a meaningless activity? If not, then fair enough, but if yes, then why should it bother you if people try to overturn the result of an election? Why should an election result be sacred if the whole electoral system is a sham? Voting both is...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Voting in America: A sobering reality

Posted: 10 Jan 2022, 9:54 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 696


Yeah I struggle to think of anyone I've met who does not think we should have congressional term limits. Do something like. I don't know. Limit 2 terms for senators (12 years) and limit 4 terms for Reps (8 years). The main people I have met who oppose this are constitutional originalists who fear th...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Voting in America: A sobering reality

Posted: 10 Jan 2022, 5:12 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 696


Stop romanticizing America's past. Stop worshipping the Founding Fathers (blessings and peace be upon them) like they are demigods. Stop treating the Constitution the way Christian fundamentalists treat the Bible. Stop buying into Outrage News for Profit. Stop lamenting that #BothSides are to blame ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Voting in America: A sobering reality

Posted: 10 Jan 2022, 5:00 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 696


Impose term limits. End gerrymandering. Fight for unions. Stop acting like America is a special snowflake country that is more special and better than every other country. You're not that special. We're not that special. End the two-party system through election reform. Reform campaign finance; end ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The Slippery Slope Argument is NOT a fallacy

Posted: 07 Jan 2022, 8:08 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 513


It's not a fallacy so much as people overuse it and blow minor things out of proportion by treating them as opening the door for The Destruction Of Society. The slope is rarely as slippery as people treat it. Look at the past and you will see endless examples of people treating something as a precur...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Does antiracism Betray/harm Black America?

Posted: 07 Jan 2022, 4:22 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 1,126


His issue is not with anti-racism so much as it is with a very specific brand of woke anti-racism which is built around virtue signaling. That's partially true, but his greater issue is that so much of what flies under the banner of anti racism is actually racist, as in treating black people as wea...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: American Fascism on the Rise

Posted: 07 Jan 2022, 4:04 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 356


And yeah, even if the video someone posts is utter bs, it's not helpful or constructive to just tell them to not let YouTube do the thinking for them.  Lots of us get information or participate in discourse on YouTube (for better and for worse).  It just stops the conversation dead.  Critique what ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: American Fascism on the Rise

Posted: 07 Jan 2022, 2:59 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 356


And yeah, even if the video someone posts is utter bs, it's not helpful or constructive to just tell them to not let YouTube do the thinking for them. Lots of us get information or participate in discourse on YouTube (for better and for worse). It just stops the conversation dead. Critique what is b...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: American Fascism on the Rise

Posted: 07 Jan 2022, 2:55 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 356


Remember January 6? Of course you do. It was the day Antifa did everything Trump supporters said that they would be doing for months; did it exactly as they had been planning and telling all their friends in online forums; did the whole thing while wearing MAGA shirts and waving confederate flags; ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Dick Cheney "Deeply Disappointed" in GOP Leadership

Posted: 07 Jan 2022, 2:16 pm 

Replies: 87
Views: 1,762


Dick Cheney, probably wrote:
I'm very disappointed in you all! Of course you're supposed to be evil, but you're supposed to at least pretend to be respectable so you can stay in power and personally profit from foreign wars!

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Christian censorship

 Post subject: Re: Christian censorship
Posted: 06 Jan 2022, 2:08 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 385


There are thousands, if not millions of anti-Christian or Christianity-critical videos on YT, so I find it hard to believe that was the sole reason. It sounds like the historical suppressing of so-called heresies was more a matter of church censorship than Christian censorship. Still, there is a maj...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Does antiracism Betray/harm Black America?

Posted: 06 Jan 2022, 10:37 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 1,126


His issue is not with anti-racism so much as it is with a very specific brand of woke anti-racism which is built around virtue signaling. Basically: puritanical anti-racists who are more interested in moral policing others than examining their own behavior. Also: corporate capitalists who latch onto...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Bernie Bros are as much a threat to US democracy as...

Posted: 26 Dec 2021, 5:28 pm 

Replies: 71
Views: 1,828


What's it say about America that the generic democratic socialist calling for reform through the system can be treated as as much of a threat to democracy as the guy who calls the press the enemy of the people and incites a mob to "encourage" congress to not call the election for his oppon...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: what do you think about militaries using killer robots?

Posted: 21 Dec 2021, 12:43 pm 

Replies: 67
Views: 1,165


Such robots would be deployed by wealthy nations while poorer nations would still have to use humans. Nations will be far more willing to wage wars abroad if they can send robots to fight instead of risking their own lives. How much longer would it take for a nation to become war-weary if none of it...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: How "Moderates" Serve The Right

Posted: 21 Dec 2021, 11:03 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 969


Conservatives: "Change to the status quo is bad, unless it reverts us to a previous status quo!" Those who benefit from the status quo: "I like your way of thinking." Moderates: "Change to the status quo is bad, unless it is slow and carried out through means I consider resp...
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