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 Stick To Your Beliefs
Tickler 40 posts, incept 2013-09-12
2023-05-20 16:08:48

@Leber
What comes around goes around as people fall into place at different paces.

The below text is Justice Gorsuch comments from a recent reason.com article posted @citizenfreepress...

"We do not need to confront a bayonet, we need only a nudge, before we willingly abandon the nicety of requiring laws to be adopted by our legislative representatives and accept rule by decree. Along the way, we will accede to the loss of many cherished civil libertiesthe right to worship freely, to debate public policy without censorship, to gather with friends and family, or simply to leave our homes. We may even cheer on those who ask us to disregard our normal lawmaking processes and forfeit our personal freedoms. Of course, this is no new story. Even the ancients warned that democracies can degenerate toward autocracy in the face of fear [citing Aristotle's Politics].

But maybe we have learned another lesson too. The concentration of power in the hands of so few may be efficient and sometimes popular. But it does not tend toward sound government. However wise one person or his advisors may be, that is no substitute for the wisdom of the whole of the American people that can be tapped in the legislative process.

Decisions produced by those who indulge no criticism are rarely as good as those produced after robust and uncensored debate. Decisions announced on the fly are rarely as wise as those that come after careful deliberation. Decisions made by a few often yield unintended consequences that may be avoided when more are consulted. Autocracies have always suffered these defects. Maybe, hopefully, we have relearned these lessons too.

In the 1970s, Congress studied the use of emergency decrees. It observed that they can allow executive authorities to tap into extraordinary powers. Congress also observed that emergency decrees have a habit of long outliving the crises that generate them; some federal emergency proclamations, Congress noted, had remained in effect for years or decades after the emergency in question had passed.

At the same time, Congress recognized that quick unilateral executive action is sometimes necessary and permitted in our constitutional order. In an effort to balance these considerations and ensure a more normal operation of our laws and a firmer protection of our liberties, Congress adopted a number of new guardrails in the National Emergencies Act.

Despite that law, the number of declared emergencies has only grown in the ensuing years. And it is hard not to wonder whether, after nearly a half century and in light of our Nation's recent experience, another look is warranted. It is hard not to wonder, too, whether state legislatures might profitably reexamine the proper scope of emergency executive powers at the state level.

At the very least, one can hope that the Judiciary will not soon again allow itself to be part of the problem by permitting litigants to manipulate our docket to perpetuate a decree designed for one emergency to address another. Make no mistakedecisive executive action is sometimes necessary and appropriate. But if emergency decrees promise to solve some problems, they threaten to generate others. And rule by indefinite emergency edict risks leaving all of us with a shell of a democracy and civil liberties just as hollow."
Boredfree 1k posts, incept 2021-09-15
2023-05-20 17:58:41

@raven

Post like yours above are what makes America great.

That was inspired and well put!

Kinda like the host post.

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The problem is most people want to point a finger rather than their thumb when dealing with challenges.
Californialost 135 posts, incept 2021-10-14
2023-05-20 19:21:29

I'm not a loner, definitely very social, just not nearly as much as I was 3 years ago. Being banned from my running club due to a lack of vaccination and told it was the "correct decision" by some of my running friends was an eye opening moment.

Never change, be true to yourself. I'm not particularly religious and I know you aren't either TG, but the Book of Luke has an appropriate verse for people advocating you tune down your personality.

"What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?"
--Saint Luke, allegedly, maybe a doctor, maybe a shepherd, definitely wise
Tritumi 1k posts, incept 2008-11-29
2023-05-20 19:21:51

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. --George Bernard Shaw
Mjeff87 2k posts, incept 2021-11-22
2023-05-20 19:21:59

One of the big issues is that most people have low to zero self esteem, and seek validation through "the group".

Fuck. That. I may not have much in life, but I've got me, and me and myself get along pretty fucking well. I can deal with groups to a point, but like others my inner circle is very limited. And I can see some of the same with many people here although I've never met any of you. I'm not anti-social by nature, but rather a-social. And a fair bit jaded and untrusting, in a sort of self preservation kind of way. I like me.

Yeah, I have some self realized faults and things about me that me doesn't like. I'm working on those. But I'll be damned if I'm going to change me for the sake of someone else. There's a lot of people that I think are a complete asshole, and I'm sure there's an equal or greater number of other people that think I'm an asshole too. And I'm completely fine with that. It's the grease that keeps the wheels spinning in this world.

Very intriguing topic Karl. Thanks for starting the conversation.

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Si Vis Pacem, para Bellum

You'll get less than you desire, but more than you deserve
Txroadster69 17 posts, incept 2013-02-28
2023-05-21 07:15:45

My take,

Your Tone = Your Truth.
Change Your Tone = Change Your truth.

No thanks now F off!
Raven 13k posts, incept 2017-06-27
2023-05-21 23:37:53

Thanks Boredfree, wanted to post something respectful of the deep meaning and serious tone of what would become a pinned article.

Something else comes to mind which is the enemy's method of neutralizing debate and getting everyone in on it before they realize they have been played.

The "Psychology Today" article reminds me of a conversation here with @Shadowmask regarding a different topic but similar method. If one disagrees with or acts differently of the customary meme, one is assigned a mental defect or psychological problem or the insidious "need for counseling". This has been happening for a long time. I remember it from the 80s. There is also an escalating risk.

One merely needs to review the history of certain communist movements to see that Psychiatry was bastardized to discredit opponents and differing opinions and oppress those who held said.

Part of my academic work was serious involvement in Psychology. I saw two things emerge. The discipline became one of the largest majors as it diluted itself and them became very much feminized. The latter only enhanced by the shifted balance towards females in academia. This change was concurrent with its embrace of the accepted political scene and possibly due in large part by the two other changes. My response was simple.

I returned my various honors, honoraria and divested of my associations regarding said with clear intention and reasons made known. The perception of my decisions and actions were unintelligible at best, insulting at worst which reveal the true scope of the underlying problem. They are full of themselves and run it as a business, a woke one at that. It felt right and proper to do.

Regarding people not liking Karl's manner, tone, style or presentation as he discusses in the article. Firstly, his presentations and conversations here are always mannerly and the writing mature, clear and intellectual, so i find such criticism suspect, however as one who has experienced the same labeling and sanction at times, offer the following response:

Genius does that.

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"This guy is fantastically annoying to listen to, but he has some interesting info..." -- Rangeisshot April 26, 2023
Thombradley 279 posts, incept 2021-11-01
2023-05-21 23:39:35

Been baking this for awhile have you????
Thombradley 279 posts, incept 2021-11-01
2023-05-21 23:39:49

Caught the first episode of the Uganda chimps. If not for the trees I swear it could be some hoods in Chiraq. Just throw in some Nike's
Latviski 198 posts, incept 2008-02-22
2023-05-22 20:17:07

Excellent ticker
Human nature dictates we inherently want to be liked and part of a group. That can be a good thing, but as Karl elucidated , when abused by those in power it becomes exceptionally dangerous - essentially creating a psychological mob.
As someone in healthcare I refused the jab. I was ready to end my career if it came to it. I refused to wear masks in stores and was asked to leave sometimes (usually not I might add).
Im not perfect by any stretch, but without personal freedoms and the right to pursue happiness what really is left? Anyone tries to take those away from me and I will go the distance no matter the consequences.
Doladin 103 posts, incept 2022-01-15
2023-05-24 11:25:52

"We claim we're all so much better. We're not."

Bingo. This sums up most of the Western liberal mindset - they think that they have transcended the human condition and have done what no other society in history has accomplished. All problems are now solved, so long as we pay enough tax and give the government enough power.

They also project all of their own values/culture onto EVERY single other human on the planet (while simultaneously rejecting the Christian/renaissance values upon which they were built) and have a strange racism wherein "all downtrodden races can be like us, if they just let us help them act like us"

I suspect deep down they know of the trauma or guilt, and just push it down like a coward and wear a mask of altruism to hide from the evil realities of this world. They have constructed a happy little world in their mind, but they do not want to peek behind the curtain and accept they are living in a false construct.

The more that I read history, including the Bible, the more I realise that humans have not changed, our psychology has not changed, and realistically, it will not change. Evil has always been here, violence is the supreme law, and the top 1% try to oppress the bottom 99%. Life's unfair, get over it.

The only thing that upsets me, is that I am surrounded by smart people with a high standard of living and access to all of the worlds recorded knowledge... yet I am hitting brick walls when explaining that Governments constantly turn against their people, rights are hard-fought and require ongoing maintenance, this period in time of peace and prosperity is a historic anomaly and we can return to the mean VERY quickly. life is unfair, all you should do is be close to your people and perpetuate your way of life.
Raven 13k posts, incept 2017-06-27
2023-05-24 15:20:06

What Are the Psychological Traits of a Genius (Very Briefly)?

Prof. Edward Dutton



more fun:

Why Are So Many Business Leaders Psychopaths?



Why the Last Geniuses of Mid 20th century were in California, and Why the Remnant is Moving to Texas


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"This guy is fantastically annoying to listen to, but he has some interesting info..." -- Rangeisshot April 26, 2023
Eleua 22k posts, incept 2007-07-05
2023-05-26 07:33:17

@Bluto

Quote:
We will lose unless one of two things happen. The communists can start treating everyone equally and fairly, OR our side can start supporting our own tribes. The latter is real easy. Stop supporting the enemy with your time and money. Spend those resources on those intellectually and morally aligned with us. Of course, you will get called all manner of names for this, but don't forget that is just another attempt at guilt-tripping you into compromising yourself.


I think this is the "civilized" approach and rests upon the premise there is a peaceful way out of this mess.

I hope you are right and I really do want someone to convince me I am wrong. Seriously, I do. I do not want to be correct in my assessment.

The "other tribe" are, as you correctly identified, "communists." As anyone familiar with my postings of the past two years would probably guess, I think "communist" is largely comprised of a particular ethnic group that, without fail, brings its host culture to this inflection point.

The "communists" are not capable of your first course of action. The entire point is for them to be in power, and use that power to destroy their host, which are the ethnic European Whites. The whole egalitarian ruse was to get them from the status of distasteful minority to a position where they dictate the terms of the culture. That is where we are now, and have been for about 40 years.

We only recently found out the power of economic boycotts with the "go woke, go broke" concept, highlighted buy the fact the most popular (by sales volume) beer brewer in the US can't give their swill away. Seriously...they can't give it away.

Great. Economic boycotts are now in the order of battle for us. The communists have been using them for 60 years, so that puts us back in the 1960s. We have some catching up to do.

We still shrink when we are called names. We are still ceding ground to the "communists" when they make shit up and call us names...like we can gain their favor by changing our actions.

Given that we, only recently, discovered we are in a war, and we are by the best measure 60 years behind, we need to come to the realization that the war is actually over. It may not be, but it likely is.

The only way we survive, much less "win," is through making all these "communists" good communists. We can't live peacefully with them, no matter how hard we try...and we have tried, and tried, and tried. We wanted to live in peace, but they would not allow it. This did not have to be this way.

The scorpion stings because that is what it does. Even if the scorpion knows both he and the frog will drown if he stings, he will do it anyway, because that is what he does. He cannot help himself.

As Scott Adams correctly stated, "This cannot be fixed."

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Diversity + proximity = WAR

-They wanted camps; I want ropes.
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