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Multiculturalism Is a Failure

bigbill10 Wrote: Sep 17, 2014 12:42 PM
Let's go back to that good-old oft-used historic term for Multiculturalism....Cultural Marxism. It was much more accurate.
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The Spread of Rocky Mountain Jihad

bigbill10 Wrote: Sep 17, 2014 12:34 PM
I'm wondering if the widespread availability of pot and pot smoking may be the proximate cause of so many Colorado residents going jehad-nuts. People who would have been part of the Peace-Love-Dove generation of times past are now contemplating what it would feel like to behead their new enemies-Christians? Jews? Hindus?. How about homosexuals? adulterers?
Almost everyone likes Socialism when they imagine it giving them and their friends what they want and need. Socialism is always based on OPM addiction-Other People's Money. The trick is to collect enough people together as a voting block to win an election without having so many people on the gravy train that it becomes too heavy to haul-much as we have now in the US. Practical Socialism needs a large (and relatively rich) "out group" to mine. Pure Socialism, wherein everyone naturally loves and cares for...and freely takes care of....everyone else is just the secular alternative reality to Christianity-but without Christ, or course. That's why it's doomed to failure-it proposes a state of social existence that is impossible to implement in a large society over an extended time.
Being written by Man, the US Constitution is an imperfect attempt to produce a perfect balance of power among men. When I read it, I often find parts that I would have written differently (The First Amendment, for example) but I wasn't around to do that when it was written. Language has changed over time so that some parts of the Constitution sometimes sound odd or awkward to us. For example-the 1st amendment starts "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free practice thereof......", but then goes on to throw in a whole bunch of other rights in (press, assembly, petition, etc.). I like simpler sentences that are less prone to accidental or intentional misinterpretation. I'm sure that everyone in the 1780's knew exactly what that meant, but times....and language...has changed.
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Multiculturalism Is a Failure

bigbill10 Wrote: Sep 17, 2014 7:26 AM
Whenever and wherever two or more distinctly different cultures have existed in the same place and the same time, one of those cultures is ascending in power and influence and the others are diminishing. Multiculturism is an intentional lie and fraud perpetrated by one of those cultures that is trying to vanquish and replace a more dominant culture. Two (or more) cultures cannot coexist in the same place at the same time-at least not for long. By its very nature, a "culture" is a set of common beliefs and practices that spreads by example and social "pressure" to conform within that culture. Nonconformity is a rejection of a Culture-but it is also often an attempt to install another countering (or counter-) culture to rep;lace the current dominant one. Ask American Muslims if they would tolerate a counter-culture movement within their areas, Ask American Blacks if they would. It's clear that they don't.. Multiculturism is a dangerous intentional fraud.
I always looked at Chicago as the exception to the rule that all old American cities seem to be racing downhill to their own destruction-and not noticing it. New York was the prime example until the last couple decades when it turned around, but now seems to be returning to its self-destructive course. Chicago worked...or seemed to work despite being a Democratic Party stronghold. But I think it was, until recently a stronghold of the OLD Democratic Party-the party of my parents-Democratic to be sure, but also Christian and ethnic and mostly working class. That part of the Democratic Party seems to be passing out of existence and being replaced by a coalition of upper-class Government-employed Progressives and their lower-class Government-supported victim-clients. It's become a part of victims and their saviors. I hope I'm wrong, but Chicago seems finally to have booked First Class passage on the Titanic known as Progressivism.
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Mob Rule Economics

bigbill10 Wrote: Sep 13, 2014 2:13 PM
This public delusion that we can get what we want and need only by securing the power of government to force other people to give it to us has been around a long time-centuries-probably since the French Revolution or before. As long as a significant fraction of the population (net even a majority is necessary) believe this is good and it will work, we are going to be trapped in a not-so-Civil Cold War of blame, hate and intolerance. It's a cold war that will almost certainly turn hot. Only Christ can break this death-spiral we are stuck in. If enough of us (again, not even a majority is needed) come to believe this, we can be saved. Otherwise, we'll certainly join Egypt, Greece, Rome and a dozen other past world powers on the trash heap of History.
"We value inclusivity and diversity on our campus, and all our events and activities are going to adhere to our mission...." Translation: "We include everyone who deserves to be included and tolerate all people whom WE define to be tolerant" Based on that principle, the NAZI's were inclusive, the Fascists were tolerant and the Communist International was Heaven-on-Earth inclusive. With tolerance like that, who needs tyranny?
A $15/hour minimum wage would put the final nails in the Black Youth Employment coffin. And maybe that's what our President wants-a cadre of unemployed....and unemployable angry young men who will do his bidding. Hitler and Mussolini couldn't have done it better.
There are people who know how to use money as an effective tool, like a good hammer, and there are people who don't know how to use money-in fact most of them probably don't even know that there is something to know about using money. If every family in the country was paid the equivalent of $75,000-$100,000 per year, probably 2/3's of them would be in severe financial trouble in a year or two. The problem is not about income (at least not Mostly about income), but mainly about learning how to handle the income you get in a careful, efficient manner-just like using a hammer effectively and safely. My mother lived through the Depression years and was able to save money in the midst of such trials. She learned because she saw the effects of not learning-there were people even then who were financially profligate and wasteful-but they didn't have credit cards so they got into trouble very quickly, usually over just a few (or few hundred) dollars. Giving money to people who don't understand it's power....and its dangers...is worse...and more expensive... than giving cocaine to an addict.
Chicago is like the Titanic. Waves are lapping over the bow and the Captain (Mayor) has just ordered the orchestra to play God Bless America. Eventually, when the end is upon them (and us), they'll switch to Nearer My God To Thee and go down with the ship. Liberal/Progressivism is not the answer to our problems, it's the reason we're sinking.
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