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I heard he had a shotgun. Furthermore there have been media stories blaming Canada's LOOSE gun laws (imagine that) for this guy's rampage. Rush talked about one of these yesterday. I think it was in The Atlantic magazine.
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The Terrorist-Sympathizing Opera

USNbubblehead Wrote: 13 hours ago (11:44 AM)
Sow hatred. TH, please let us edit posts.
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The Terrorist-Sympathizing Opera

USNbubblehead Wrote: 13 hours ago (11:43 AM)
"After this artistic monstrosity, could a searching, spiritual, and humane exploration of the "seething hatreds" of Adolf Hitler be not too far behind? " A very appropriate statement. Hitler loved the opera, especially the works of Wagner. He became very close friends with Winifred Wagner, daughter-in-law of Richard Wagner, who felt that the National Socialists captured the spirit of her father-in-law. So, you see, Hitler was way out in front, not behind, in terms of using the power of opera to sew hatred.
Its not just a case of the lie being more interesting, its also seductive to those who are disquieted by their reality and are desperate for someone to tell them why they feel the way they do. Often their own lack of intellectual curiosity makes them vulnerable to the seductive narrative. Another factor is the delivery system. Joseph Goebbels understood this well. He would have given his right arm to be in control of our present day media complex. Think of how many high payed anchors and so-called 'experts' are on national television constantly repeating and rehashing the narrative. People these days will believe something they see on MSNBC before they believe something someone much closer to them has to say to the contrary, even if that person has all the qualifications of the so-called 'expert' on TV. The TV 'expert' takes precedence merely by the fact that their ON TV.
Much of the success of the present day 'narrative' is due to the fact that for the last couple of decades, people have been encouraged to hold on to their beliefs regardless of how silly or departed from reality they may be. They've been taught that whatever they believe is just as valid as anything anyone else believes, despite the fact that often these beliefs have no foundation in anything except raw emotion. I've seen this as a middle aged college student. Often have I seen professors allow students to present arguments supporting their belief systems that are directly contrary to documented facts without any challenge whatsoever. Most of the time the so-called 'argument' is nothing more than a testament to that particular student's uneducated perception. (Boy, do I get poisonous looks from them when I challenge their point of view. Many kids these days simply can't handle being questioned about their beliefs.) As long as we continue to entertain the concept of moral equivalence and the denial of the existence of an absolute truth, emotional narratives will rule the night, despite the fact that much of it is completely fabricated for the purposes of manipulating large groups of people. Stupid is as stupid believes.
Its not that we're uneducated here in N.H. The problem is that in the last 20-30 years so many people have moved up here from Mass. and N.Y. that they are now the majority. When I was growing up here, even the Democrats were conservative leaning, blue-dog types. Its more like an infestation that's killing its host.
I hate the idea of a carpetbagger coming up here to run for office, especially one from Massachusetts. We have enough Massholes up here already. Having said that, I'll hold my nose just this once. You need to talk to him about his second amendment stance though Ann. A ban on any kind of firearm will make him a one trick pony here in the granite state. We mean it; next cycle we'll stay home and let him flap in the wind, don't doubt it.
Actions such as hers have been found in only tyrannical governments. She should be glad that the WWII generation isn't here and in their prime. They knew totalitarianism when they saw it. If this woman had a gestapo, she'd use it. I think its less her fault that the uninformed electorate that put her there in the first place. She is what she is (which seems to be a power mad megalomaniac to me). If the voters had any idea what our government is all about, how it works, what its limitations are and where their rights came from and how (and why) they're listed in a bill of rights, than this woman would find herself riding a rail out of town in a brand-new chicken suit. But, alas, we've become so stupid, we almost deserve to be enslaved. I'm not telling people to wake up anymore. Stupid and ignorant is the same regardless of the level of consciousness of their individual host. Awake, asleep, stupid is still stupid. Tough thing to fix.
Gee, I'm shocked. I guess that's what happens when you put a political apparatchik in such a position instead of an expert in that particular field. Doesn't inspire much confidence, does it?
From what I can see, its all classic Cloward-Piven, designed to stretch our resources to the breaking point, at which time public unrest will usher in the 'change' they've been working towards; Marxist socialism. I think they're all pretty surprised at our resilience thus far. This is a big country and Americans typically try to work around adversity,rather than appeal to government, much to this administration's chagrin. What has me the most worried is the debt. To me, this is a bigger threat to our nation than ebola and ISIS combined.
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