Comments on: The Problem of Pluralism Isn’t Real Free Markets and Social Justice Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:02:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: De citit în drum spre casă - 167 - Georgeisme Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:06:32 +0000 […] pluralismului; […]

By: JEH Sun, 16 Jul 2017 12:50:00 +0000

By: Sean II Thu, 13 Jul 2017 22:06:00 +0000 “Acting on generalizations about people is a bit different than making generalizations about objects.”

The fact that people are important is an argument for using the best methods we have to study them. That includes valid generalizations.

Self-imposed ignorance does not help you serve humanity, it stops you from serving humanity.

By: Theresa Klein Thu, 13 Jul 2017 18:51:00 +0000 No, I’m not trying to draw a straight line at all.

A bunch of stuff was happening that was part of the social mileau.

A bunch of the same stuff is happening now.

We’ve been here before. That’s all I’m saying.

By: Theresa Klein Thu, 13 Jul 2017 18:50:00 +0000 Acting on generalizations about people is a bit different than making generalizations about objects. Objects don’t have rights. People don’t have moral duties towards objects.

By: HermanStone Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:51:00 +0000 “Smokey said, ‘Only you can prevent forrest fires.’ Man, that’s a lot of pressure to put on an eight year old.”

By: A. Alexander Minsky Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:08:00 +0000 In the aspegers world we have the following saying: If you’ve met one person with aspergers, you’ve met one person with aspergers.
Maybe we need a similar saying for our militia friends: If you’ve met one militiaman, you’ve met one militiaman.
I wonder if Theresa will approve.

By: Sean II Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:41:00 +0000 Yes, that’s the funny part here.

The only real evidence for a link between the anti-PC backlash and the militia movement is: both were populated by white dudes.

Now, I don’t have a problem with people noticing that, asking questions, digging around to see if the similarity is superficial or deep, etc. Starting with the obvious question is okay in my book, at least until we have some finer-grained information to work with.

But how does Theresa usually feel about noticing such things?

I mean, aren’t we supposed to see these militiamen only as individuals or something?

By: A. Alexander Minsky Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:14:00 +0000 In years past, many GOP stalwarts achieved the impressive feat of simultaneously believing that government should be reduced to the size where it could be drowned in a bathtub, the United States should forcibly democratize the Middle East (and perhaps other foreign regions), and conservatism had to use the state for “compassionate” domestic purposes.
Whatever else one thinks of Trump, his campaign exploded two of those three premises. The Donald argued that government has a role to play in providing for U.S. citizens, and then our nation needs an “America First” foreign policy. Trump has, particularly through his surrogate Ben Carson, maintained a wee bit of the rhetoric of compassionate conservatism.

By: Sean II Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:06:00 +0000 There’s an even better reason why no such converts might be found:

Oklahoma City was not part of a backlash against PC.

McVeigh was a Waco-obsessed gun nut and tax rebel. No evidence he had any kind of grudge against political correctness, which in 1995 was still mostly a college kid thing.

Indeed, despite never apologizing for his crimes he went out of his way to disavow racism and homophobia.

Theresa’s telling of this story is bizarre.