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"Are you claiming that the rich caused this entire mess -- that the economy augured under complete control of a bunch of rich people? Why would they hurt themselves that way? Do you think they are complete idiots?" How have the rich been hurt? That's the whole point - the rich control western governments and economies. How many stories of AIG executives getting bonuses do you need to hear to understand this? The system is set up so Wall Street bankers can speculate with other peoples money, and when it tanks, they suffer no personal losses, and in fact, are made whole by bailouts. And as for Obama being a socialist? Pullleeeze!!! Yeah, thats why the Huffington Post / Moveon crowd is so disappointed. A real socialist would have nationalized the failing banks and health care reform would have been a NHS-style system. Obama is just maintaining the trough from which the pigs feed.
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2010 on What's So Socialist About Nazis? at Cobb
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Like Ice-T said, "Freedom of speech - just watch what you say..." The cops aren't going to go to the church and stop the burning, but we have the 1st amendment right to decide to shun this church...
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2010 on Burnt Koran = Free Speech at Cobb
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In a society that constantly bombards us with messages to massage our discontent, and an economy that is based on us continuing to buy things we don't need, the poor aren't going to move to the boonies. Let's face it, we could have cheap seminars on how to grow corn and beans, and how to raise chickens, but no one is signing up for farming in 2010 - even though though the urban poor would probably be better off farming. Hell, we all might be better off farming...
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But it takes humility to recognize the difference between a known known, and known unknown, and an unknown unknown. We, especially in America, lack humility, so we act on things we consider to be known knowns like "We know that invading Iraq is better than letting Sadaam off the hook." Or, "Bailing out banks is better than letting them fail." Best part of the movie Charlie Wilson's War was when Gus keeps saying "We'll see" evertime Charlie starts celebrating the Soviets leaving Afghanistan. We won, isn't that great? We'll see. The Soviets have left - that's good right? We'll see. There are very few known knowns, but the human mind just cannot believe that it is not capable of knowing everything. And this is amplified in a country that chants "Anything is possible" over and over again to itself.
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2010 on New Threats To Freedom at Cobb
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My ipod just spoke to me - it said "Please tell Cobb and that author of Subrealism to do a weekly podcast." My ipod is rarely wrong - make it happen!
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2010 on Dignity at Cobb
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Then point out how I lack logic instead of making conclusory statements about my lack of logic. And, you still haven't answered my question. After all, I need your "[s]uperior content" that "rules [your] postures in chat forums.."
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Why are you attacking me? I am asking an honest question... There is no agenda except to understand your stance. Wow!
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Don't leave yet... In one of your first posts in this thread you said: "MC is a recognition of cultural assets and qualities..." What does this mean? Also, by recognizing "cultural qualities," doesn't that by definition mean that one can say "Those black guys sure run faster, but they are also lazier" and still be considered a devotee of multiculturalism? It seems to me that to say that some cultures do things relatively well is also to say that some cultures do things relatively poorly... Which, in my personal experience, has been more of a burden than a blessing. I don't want to carry anyone else's bags, and when I screw up, I don't want some black guy 1,000 miles away to have to pay for my mistake.
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Hard to have a conversation about a term when no one agrees on the definition. What is Cobb's definition of multiculturalism in 100 words or less (I was going to say 50 words or less, but...)?
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Questions: Are you saying that there is a universal human desire to differentiate and that conspicuous consumption is the the lesser of the many evil ways to stand apart? Is there a better way to do this? -- "this" being satisfying the human desire currently expressed through nice durable goods. And finally, don't all roads lead to warring nation states anyway? I mean, once you feel like you have a right to a 30k car and 4br/3ba in the suburbs, in a declining democracy don't the politicians feel the heat to provide this, and that eventually leads to wars against either resource rich nations or our economic adversaries?
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2010 on Government Motors at Cobb
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Yeah, in my experience the hardest part about being a Christian is squaring a belief in Jesus as the only way with being a decent human being to those who do not share your faith and probably never will. Just like our politics, we often descend into pom-pom waving sloganeering wrt religion. Being a jackass and browbeating non-believers is not sharing the gospel...
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2010 on Government Motors at Cobb
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Random thots: Agree with Mr. Sub wrt cars as conspicuous consumption. It is ridiculous that I want (and oh do I want) a Subaru WRX STI -- I'll never use it's dunebuggy capabilities, it's acceleration, etc. Just like I don't need the Xterra I have now -- but it is a big toy and I just had to have it. Disagree with BB wrt to the eternal, but oh well. "[M]an's ceaseless attmepts to make this material world into a man-made reality...aiming to achieve on earth a 'perfection' which is only to be found in the beyond" sounds like a pretty good definition of atheism to me. Cobb - this thread reminds me of a Danny Devito quote from War of the Roses - from memory it is this: "Four things a man has tells you what you need to know about him: his shoes, his watch, his car, and his wife." Because we have melded morality to our consumerism, there is a kernel of truth. That is why I despair for this country's prospects - we have created an economy that is only sustained by our continued purchase, largely with credit, of things we do not need. And, to the extent we need cars, we could all get by on $12k cars instead of C-class Mercs. But because we have attached social significance to our stuff, our church, our neighborhood, the schools our children attend, we are doomed...
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2010 on Government Motors at Cobb
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Between Zerohedge, CNulan, and the Bible, I get a daily dose of the post-redpill reality... The world economic situation is about to begin its nose dive, but hey, a new Iphone is out!!!
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2010 on What Stimulus? at Cobb
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