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Interzone / Re: "Freedom": revenge against those who want order
« on: August 08, 2009, 09:11:44 PM »
No. It is exactly because there is no debate, as they have found with several items of concern, that they resort to shut down mode. The debates are long over. They lost the moral and intellectual ground, but they hold the seats of power in trade.

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It's all a question of prioritizing. People need to put food on the table and have some safety from corruption. But, other people have both aesthetic and inner values they cherish that give life meaning, otherwise they see living itself as pointless and instead shoot up meth and plug in the playstation. Whos needs are more important? They both literally sustain each group's continued existence. The one is physical, the other existential or spiritual.

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Metal / Re: Personality of Hessians
« on: August 05, 2009, 12:41:13 AM »
The type indicator is a good starting point for figuring out a caste system for modern world uses.

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Interzone / Re: Religion in Modern America
« on: August 03, 2009, 03:49:55 AM »
Evolutionary psychology equips us with a basic foundation for our conduct. Ideally, parents and community are both reinforcement and outgrowths of this foundation. But, a diverse or pluralist society requires lots of extra rules and expense to maintain because our evolution was never linear, always parallel and usually not compatible with every out group mixed in with us.

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Interzone / Re: "Freedom": revenge against those who want order
« on: August 01, 2009, 11:41:52 PM »
A response to the Liberty Borg Units: your freedom is at war with our collective need for a society of quality and a world of wilderness. Your liberties oppress others.

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There are a couple more articles for a larger perspective. Civil society itself, not just the economy, is straining .

What The People prefer to tune in to for information about their world:

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Corporate and political influence on newsrooms, along with the conflation of news and entertainment, has created what Rather called “the dumbing down and sleazing up of what we see on the news.”

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/135834

Directionless revolutionary mob mentality:

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Screaming constituents, protesters dragged out by the cops, congressmen fearful for their safety — welcome to the new town-hall-style meeting, the once-staid forum that is rapidly turning into a house of horrors for members of Congress.

On the eve of the August recess, members are reporting meetings that have gone terribly awry, marked by angry, sign-carrying mobs and disruptive behavior. In at least one case, a congressman has stopped holding town hall events because the situation has spiraled so far out of control.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20090731/pl_politico/25646

2093
We need immigration to help our economy and pay for our elderly care.

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Metal / Re: Decline in metal popularity?
« on: July 30, 2009, 10:24:58 PM »
Loss of popularity devalues metal's profitability as a market. But, popularity and later, money, fails to legitimize metal other than only as a market. If anyone's still in the metal business just for the cash or glamour, well, they know what to do now.

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Interzone / Re: "Freedom": revenge against those who want order
« on: July 29, 2009, 09:22:00 PM »
The democatic and socialist are thinking two-dimensional design. Depth is the missing element. Or, a 2D table array vs. a 3D cubic array.

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Interzone / Re: Politics is a cancer
« on: July 29, 2009, 02:51:52 AM »
Many of the means used to generate money for executives are illegal or are grey areas.

A billion oblivious ordinary people buying mountains of slightly overpriced cheap junk or signing up for scam services they could otherwise learn to do for themselves is the main problem by far. Realizing this takes the revolutionary leftist wind right out of me.

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Interzone / Re: Politics is a cancer
« on: July 29, 2009, 02:12:59 AM »
There is nothing illegal about CEO salaries. Furthermore, the ethics of their salaries fits within the parameters of our present civilization's ethos. They're even exemplary by the standards we've assumed. Should we mob CEOs like revolutionary monkeys or instead reconsider the whole design?

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Defense is a euphemism for securing petroleum interests. The U.S. uses more than any other country. In exchange, its economic clout is 23.4% of world GDP.

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Interzone / Too many friggin people in a finite space breaks the bank
« on: July 29, 2009, 12:49:44 AM »
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a revised $85 billion budget Tuesday that he said contained "the good, the bad and the ugly," including additional cuts to child welfare programs, health care for the poor and AIDS prevention efforts.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/28/schwarzenegger-expected-t_n_246100.html

The weakest components of humanity get the axe. This has been a modern moral taboo all along up until now. Arnold for Emperor '12.

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Interzone / Re: "Freedom": revenge against those who want order
« on: July 28, 2009, 11:15:33 PM »
You might say that because people use the surrounding group to hide from personal responsibility, another agent comes along to manage it for everyone. Control is a market that can be exploited like any other. People give up this market because it requires management, so we get big nanny government.

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