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Topic: I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views.
Posted: Monday, May 7, 2012 8:15:04 AM
i cant quite see how you could seperate the two founDit!? and why call it "biases" rather than experiences, insights and convictions

why would you ask anybody to leave his political views out of anything? our present reality might have distorted the meaning of the term but politics is an integral part of life
Topic: A nation never falls but by suicide.
Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2012 6:52:56 AM
Umm, I think there are at least 500 nations who would tend to disagree, if they were still "alive" to do so.
Topic: I never deal in transformations, for they are not honest, and no respectable sorceress likes to make things appear to be what...
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 1:54:07 PM
Lol, then again its not very honest to pretend u are an ordinary truck when u are really an alien robot, is it?
Topic: Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2012 10:25:11 PM
ochlocracy isnt rule by the masses, its rule by masses without conscience, the term postulates that a mass of people is incapable of having a conscience, and this is evidently false since every democracy in history had a conscience in form of some kind of consitution and laws

the term "mob-rule" alone is mysanthropic, then you have to call oligarchy misanthropist rule as well

despite the conscience (constitution etc.) and minority protection the "ochlocracy" might still be somewhat unjust to the few, yes, but thats better than to the many, its just nihilism to throw out the best system because its not perfect which will ultimatly leave the field to a worse system, and so it has in the world
Topic: I am almost frighted out of my seven senses.
Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2012 11:47:20 AM
if no one else will i will jump in on this opportunity to be the wise guy, we have at least a dozen senses, im smarter than cervantes :)
Topic: Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:20:39 PM
Oh good Lord, it's a humorous remark. Dark, yes. Cynical, yes. But it wasn't intended as a manifesto. Wilde, in fact, had the reputation of being a very kind and compassionate man.

thats my point, these people are compassionate and smart, yet when it comes to politics they expose feeble minds not capable of standing on two legs let alone walk a few steps, as pointed out: the remark is not dark as much as it is plain stupid

but yeah, thanks to intellectuals and artists for fun little humorous remarks on politics, so we stay entertained and dont get our little heads hurt in thinking too much about the issues, strength through joy..

and sadly this nonsense has indeed become a manifesto for successful anti-democratic movements around the world, most famously the republican party of the usa, their name is based on the absurdism that we shouldnt have democracy but a republic where a little elite makes the rules the stupid mob cant make up itself, ask them, they will happily share their stock of funny little quotes of this kind, like "democracy is two wolfs and a sheep deciding whats for dinner", hahaha, the bliss of ignorance

if you still care more about etiquette than about the issues feel free to go ahead not replying..
Topic: A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives—of approving of some and disapproving...
Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 4:58:53 PM
so if im a serial killer and reflect upon my past murders, approve of how i got away with it and disapprove of how i didnt kill more ppl im a moral person? ;P
Topic: Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 4:50:04 PM
Human nature being what it is, seems you can't have any government without bludgeoning, despicable as bludgeoning is.

not sure what you mean by human nature here, but im really really tired of head-hanging sighing invoking of "human nature", who says that human nature is bludgeoing people? i think this is a misanthropic common spread mainly by narcissitic elites who want to gloss over their own "human nature" and justify their own claim of power, you know we need to protect these dumb, evil masses from their own "human nature" with our superior reason and sensibility, elites like religion, governments or like wilde: intellectuals, what we forget is that in history it was usually elites manipulating and deceiving these masses to do evil things

humans do evil things, humans do a lot of great good things as well, do you think the "human nature" is evil?
Topic: Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 4:40:51 PM
lol, bravo floyd, couldnt agree more, this quote is in a way the essence of misanthropy, moronic and/or evil

what is the alternative to democracy? a self-proclaimed elite deciding what is right? because the people are so foul and bad that they cannot do without this noble and enlightened elites judgement, in history wars werent started by the people, they were engineered by elites

democracy is simply the people governing themselves, why would that preclude a common conscience that limits the power of the people? its as if the idea of conscience and self-restrained is completely foreign to these people, who says that a people cannot have a conscience that denies bludgeoing people? you might as well say: people left to their own responsibility will only bludgeon other people, just silly

i really wonder where in the world are these evil total democracies without conscious and limitation of power (aka constitution), what great evil are these guys speaking up against???

no concept in politics is more natural, imperative and irrefutable than democracy
Topic: There is so much in the world for us all if we only have the eyes to see it, and the heart to love it, and the hand to gather...
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012 7:12:23 PM
no sorry hope1, false relativism and moderation, it is like saying lets not blame all of the holocaust on the nazis, you say yourself that you know "nothing" so what do you base your call on to not blame western imperialism? gut feelings? one shouldnt be moderate and modest just for the sake of looking rational

western imperialism in lack of a better term, its simply that the west is the dominating entity on the planet and the criminal cabal that is its leadership is responsible for these problems, its no good pointing out single countries, the power that be think and work in global terms, the core of this imperialism or globalism is to spread our predatory financial/monetary system across the globe and to undermine local/national governance

I do not know what the answer to poverty is.

that is because you are taught to not know anything, never mind politics and economics, its not for you, let the authorities handle it for you

i do know the answer to poverty, i know where it comes from, and this is not hubris, you are taught that the matters are too complicated to understand so you dont interfere but they are not!

lets say the mafia extorts protection money from ur favourite restaurant, to the point that he barely can exist, you know the owner and so you help him where you can so he can stay in business and keep paying the money, who are you really helping with that and what should you really do?

We try to abide by UN rules and send our army where people NEED help, especially peacekeeping. From what I see the US does too.

just no, they do not, exemplary just look at the decades of struggle to get just tiny little helicopter units for rescue missions in africa, and that when all the countries have huge helicopter fleets rusting away unused, its pathetic, if you still believe in the UN do a tiny bit of research