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'Gun Control Laws Have Racist Origin'

Alvin24 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 8:30 PM
I'm in the middle of a GREAT book, "The closing of The American Mind" by Alan Bloom. He stated that one of the problems he noticed about his students was that they had no idea what evil was. He asked them who was evil and they said Hitler but couldn't really name any others. Obama is evil...not Hitler evil but evil in the sense that he is a divider. He's evil in that he's a great deceiver. He has the satanic ability to get people to follow his every word. The believe him as if he were god. He lies to their face and they can't see it for their adoration of the man. He's using race to divide. I'm watching Schindler's List and how amazing that history repeats itself.
Rick2477 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 8:53 PM
Well said. I would add, to no idea what evil is, no idea what war is. Even WWII; that was fought in Europe and soil on on other parts of the globe, not in the US. And WWII and Vietnam to high school / college age kids, just something (evil....) way, way way in the past. Before computers and iPhones and the internet. No idea what war is, to defend something or face, slavery, death or worse. And not only are the youth today ignorant, but also disdainful of anyone who challenges their liberal ideas that they hold as 'truths.' It's all uphill.....
Alvin24 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 8:58 PM
Carlos7 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 8:48 PM
RiffRaff Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 8:35 PM
Another book you might enjoy is Why Nations Fail. http://whynationsfail.com/

It's a little academic and it's a little long but it makes a case for political and economic intuitions gone bad, offers many examples, and implies the same thing can happen here under liberal progressive leadership.
Alvin24 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 8:47 PM
Thanks RiffRaff. :)

I'll check it out. :)
Rick2477 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 9:06 PM
That, george, is a a very good book.