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An eternal question, what is the purpose of life?, occupied philosophers’ thoughts throughout history. Stone pictographs reveal even primitive peoples reflected on this query. Each one has the capacity to define his or her personal thinking about politics, economics and religion.

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"Why do liberals think Trump supporters are stupid?" Thanks to Patricia

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo 9 hours ago. 2 Replies

* That when you saw a man who had owned a fraudulent University, intent on scamming poor people, you thought "Fine." * That when you saw a man who had made it his business practice to stiff his creditors, you said, "Okay." * That when you heard him…Continue

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Being male, means

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Jotham Timothy Bessey 2 hours ago. 10 Replies

No, Tom, being male is not a birth defect or a mental illness, it is too much testosterone put to use that harms others. Being male, meaning being a partner, one who uses his energy to protect, save, and empower others to make difficult and…Continue

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Population growth is a threat to the world’s climate

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 8. 3 Replies

"A dampened population growth in the world would reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the long term by 40 percent or more, according to a study in The Lancet from…Continue

5 Former Prosecutors List Reasons Christine Blasey Ford's Accusation Against Kavanaugh is Credible.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 30. 9 Replies

"Reasons for finding Ford credible"Corroboration _ Ford told her therapist in 2012, four years before Trump was elected and six before Kavanaugh was nominated.Ford passed a polygraph, which, while inadmissible in court, is frequently used by the FBI…Continue

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 16, 2018 at 10:36pm

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 13, 2018 at 2:18pm
"And now the president*’s off to meet with Vladimir Putin for his annual performance review. Heads up, Alaska. Hope you like borscht."

~Charlie Pierce
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 13, 2018 at 9:43am

Another of Snyder's lessons suitable for those of a paranoid frame of mind: Email is skywriting.

Comment by Chris on July 13, 2018 at 4:06am

For those who have difficulty reading here's a link to Professor Timothy Snider talking about his book on Tyranny.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?424912-2/timothy-snyder-discusses-on-...

As destabilization in countries with underlying  overlying causes such as climate change and population increases along with wealth inequity tyranny will increase.

Some people seem to like what I'd call tyranny because then they don't have to think for themselves.

Perhaps  it's a "God bless the queen,or king" syndrome  -

It also might be called identity or charismatic politics and leaders. Unfortunately that may be part of the problem with the U.S.

Comment by Chris on July 13, 2018 at 3:05am

Joking,

On politics, polls, census, and surveys;

When asked what race am I

I'd  like to answer (in car terms) motocross rally, hill climbs,

Paris to Dikar,  Beijing to Paris, F1 (with good sponsors)  and  a bit of roundly ponders (such as the Indianapolis 500).

Sorry for being outside of the topic of discussion.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 13, 2018 at 1:11am

Tom, that sounds like a good one to start with, "do not obey too soon!"

I'll go with #2 Defend an institution. A free press works for me!

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on July 13, 2018 at 12:09am

I'm committing some of Snyder's lessons to my 87-year-old memory.

I learned his first one, do not obey too soon, in Catholic schools.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 12, 2018 at 6:22pm

Bertold, this book sounds exactly as I want to read! I know there is a way to overcome such tyranny as we see today and there must be a way to counteract it. The first thing to do, it seems to me, is to realize that Russia caused the election of Trump, they could not win us over by war, and they influenced countless numbers of people to choose an unworthy man to win. To quote from Goodreads, 
"#1 New York Times Bestseller
The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism.  Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience."

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 12, 2018 at 6:04pm

A little book everyone should read.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 12, 2018 at 5:45pm

As Timothy Snyder explains in his fine and frightening On Tyranny, a minority party now has near-total power and is therefore understandably frightened of awakening the actual will of the people.

~Adam Gopnik

 
 
 

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