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Post I Want a Divorce
on: June 8, 2017, 08:26
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David French has a semi-interesting article regarding the left-right civil war which he (unlike Dennis Prager) sees as more of a divorce.

My reply to his article over there was:

What if one side is just plain crazy and holds ideas that lead to the destruction of its own civilization? Yes, we can get caught up in the partisan divide not seeing the plank in our own eye. But Europe is a reminder that the right/left is not just some cosmetic issue. It is arguably doomed to become Eurabia. Rather than a civil war or divorce, I think it is arguable that we are facing a civilizational disease. Can one live comfortably and isolated next to lunatics? Maybe so. But their disease tends to spread.

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on: June 8, 2017, 08:42
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A divorce might be fine if the liberals all lived in one area and the conservatives in another but it doesn't work that way. Besides, they would insist on invading us if they did so that they could still impose their ideas on us. So divorce isn't possible. A civil war ends when one side defeats the other. That's what we must do -- but that requires realizing, as the left does, that this was really is a struggle for power.

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Post Re: I Want a Divorce
on: June 8, 2017, 09:11
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Someone in the comments section had pointed out that because big cities tend to be liberal, and the surrounding countryside more conservative, that a divorce is problematic. French also pointed out that we are (obviously) self-segregating in other ways than geography.

My general advice is to go ahead amd separate somewhat from the disease and create a bit of an enclave. But what I would never recommend is that enclave be populated by nothing but back-slappers. I don’t want isolation from other forms of thought than my own.

Still, I do distinguish between “thoughts not my own” and just the kind of general craziness that fills much of public discourse. Part of that is civility, but I’ve never been a Civility Nazi myself. Much of that is just about true social, moral, and/or intellectual craziness whereby one party is a walking, talking soundbyte and not much more.

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on: May 8, 2018, 07:06
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The New York Attorney General has resigned due to the revelation that he is a scumbag.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/08/manhattan-da-reportedly-opens-up-investigation-into-schneiderman-after-bombshell-report.html

I still have a problem trying to figure these leftists out. This slime ball was one of the most vocal proponents of the #Metoo movement. Yet, he appears to be worse than Harvey Weinstein or anyone else who he was investigating for sexual harassment.

Do these types simply lack all sense of self-awareness or is something else at work?

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Post Re: I Want a Divorce
on: May 8, 2018, 08:24
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Well, in the past that approach worked. But given the nature of the accusations against Schneiderman (especially the death threats and the Clintonesque exploitation of his position as Attorney General to coerce them into avoiding legal action against him), he felt he had to resign (most likely under Party pressure). But there often does seem to be a severe lack of self-awareness, as when April Ryan recently said that Melania wasn't really a cultural American (which means a cultural leftist, of course, to Ryan).

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Well, in the past that approach worked. But given the nature of the accusations against Schneiderman (especially the death threats and the Clintonesque exploitation of his position as Attorney General to coerce them into avoiding legal action against him), he felt he had to resign (most likely under Party pressure). But there often does seem to be a severe lack of self-awareness, as when April Ryan recently said that Melania wasn't really a cultural American (which means a cultural leftist, of course, to Ryan).

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