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Maybe They're Just That Dumb

John1171 Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 4:11 AM
Combine the concept of personal "freedom of choice" with "situation ethics" and you pretty much have liberalism in a nutshell or a nut case, as the person may be. If success and failure are not the criteria by which we, in the analysis of others, determine that their beliefs or philosophy or principles are flawed, we are probably members of organized crime who have not been caught.....yet, or members of a vast, right-wing, fundamentalist-Christian conspiracy that is out to virtually enslave the world. So, while desiring the equality of the fruits of success, they detest and reject the means and representatives of the means by which success is achieved. Why? It is incongruous. You're right. "Maybe they are just that dumb."
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 4:41 AM
For the leaders, it is all about their power & enrichment, being the rulers in a regime growing ever more powerful toward totalitarianism. For the followers, it's all about getting free stuff. Neither of these classes are doing the producing.

To actually fund their ideal milieu, to bear all the burdens, & to do all the heavy lifting, they rely on those who aren't their comrades, because their paradigm requires serfs.
Marie150 Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 5:36 AM
Well KARL says it is degrading to sell your labor.
Marie150 Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 5:37 AM
So you should support your king and his court for free.

Being president was always easy for Barack Obama.

But delivering on the big words has been considerably tougher.

Obama’s big troubles stem from the rigidity of the left’s broken ideas. They admit of no compromise. Consequently, Obama has subsumed his whole personality into an unworkable progressive ideology that was dead outside of academia- and news rooms- until he resurrected it.

It’s the idea that a benign government of technocrats and academics can engineer near perfect justice at the trivial cost in liberty and money to us.

Yes; maybe they just are that dumb to think it could work.