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ProfessorPlum

Parasitic Ideas and the Endarkenment make us the victims of our own successful civilization

I've been thinking a lot lately about ideas which are parasitic. Parasitic ideas are ones that are inherently anti-civilization, but they can only take root where a successful society has made their absurdity almost invisible.

Like the parasitic idea of anti-vaccine mania. Through thousands of years, our understanding of disease has slowly increased, slowly slowly, through painstaking work and careful documentation. We only figured out the germ theory of diseases about 150 years ago. And then, in the 20th century, we took all of that information and began devising ways to manage our immune systems to the point where horrible, life-threatening and -altering diseases were averted and almost wiped out. Suddenly, childhood was rid of a ton of the misery and death and fear and suffering that had always attended it....

shockey80

The FBI: Trump does not understand this and he will pay a big price for his ignorance.

The FBI is a tight knit group. I believe they have a culture similar to the culture in the military.

When I served in the military we did not play politics. We had each others backs, even in peacetime . If any outsider messed with one of us the entire company would help them. If any outsider messed with our leaders the entire company would have become enraged....

Atticus

This is so simple and apparent that posting about it is almost insulting, BUT---

The 25th Amendment to the Constitution IS A PART OF THE CONSTITUTION! Employing it or discussing its use is, by definition, "constitutional".

And, while we're discussing "milk and cookies law", IF Rosenstein and McCabe WERE discussing enforcing the law, THAT'S WHAT "LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS" ARE PAID TO DO!

Those currently making public accusations contrary to the above---i.e., Lindsey "Hissyfit" Graham--- are pusillanimous curmudgeons attempting to cover their own asses.

lunatica

What bothers me the most about Trump supporters

Is how cruel they are. I’m talking deep down cruel where, for example, their emotional reaction to children being torn from their families is a yawning shrug of indifference that I see as actually showing inhumanity. But it’s not just that they don’t care because they do. But the way they care is to get pleasure out of it. They feel a deep satisfaction when they see misery and pain and hopelessness, especially when it happens to people who do care. And worse to people who are scapegoated as deserving bad treatment simply for being a different race or nationality. It’s like their desire to hate and loath is so strong that they go out of their way to find victims or to embrace any leader who has the real power to hurt people just because they can....

shockey80

I am usually a very forgiving person. I will never be able to forgive Trump voters.

I have some friends, family members, coworkers who voted for Trump. Some of them are good people. I have been civil with them when it comes to Trump. I have been waiting for the inevitable to happen before I really tell them what I think about them. I have been waiting for the Mueller report and the removal of Trump....

H2O Man

Guerrillas in the Midst

I watched Trump's “state of emergency” speech. Like literally millions of Americans, I know that the crisis we are confronted with is not the poor Central Americans attempting to enter our country for a safer, better life ….it's the Trump-Russian caravan that has invaded county and taken the White House hostage. They are the ones that seek to destroy the concepts expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. They are the ones attempting to subvert the institutions of our nation....

RAAD2

In A Way Trump Is Right - The Rigged And Corrupt Fox News

Is an enemy of all that is good in America.

Brainwashed racists cowering in fear, waiting for their daily insane Foxworld talking points to rage on.

Murdoch's daily dose of racist democracy poison is THE WORST THING IN AMERICA. Filling the heads of the ignorant with a fantasy whites only fake christian psycho dreamworld where there is no good government and no taxes FOR THEM. Where all of their problems are caused by latinos, gays, Muslims, and god knows who "the other" will be today for them to want to be mean to....

Glamrock

I have a request

Now that Ann Coulter is consistently bad mouthing Comrade Combover can we please, for the love of god, refrain from "I love Ann Coulter!" posts?

Ever since this orange asshole was elected, this forum has been inundated with these types of posts concerning Rick Wilson, Nicole Wallace, Steve Schmidt, and even Bill Kristol forfuckssake. These people are not our friends, they're not our allies, and they're not on our side. Liberals need to stop throwing life preservers to these rats trying to escape the sinking ship that has become the GOP....

DemoTex

I am 50 miles from JFK in a Boeing 777, and ATC sends me to a holding pattern ..

ATC: "Pan World 123, hold southeast of NEPTUNE intersection, left turns, at 15,000 feet. Expect further clearance in 55 minutes."

Capt. DemoTex: "NY Center, Pan World 123, I understand hold NEPTUNE, left turns, at 15,000 feet. Sir, why are aircraft holding going into JFK?" ...

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