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So who is responsible for their education?

Time and again, I see the focus groups who support Trump say that he is what they want precisely because they are sick and tired of suave and polish. They say they've had that and didn't get any benefit from it. They make their simplistic arguments because they don't know any other argument to make. If they don't value education and sophistication, it is because they can't understand what good it would do them, and they have been actively harmed by those things, at least in their own minds. Is there some reason that we who call ourselves the party of inclusion can't make any effort to show these people what the benefits of reading books, a college education, or having an open mind with which to explore new ideas can be a good thing? They fear what they don't understand, so maybe we should try to help them understand without prejudice, rather than simply dismissing them as useless. When we ignore them as being useless, we show ourselves to be hypocritical to our own values rather than of being willing to embrace and practice them.
Posted by disalitervisum | Wed Jan 31, 2018, 06:31 AM (1 replies)

Aphorism: On Patriotism, by Madison S. Hughes

Patriotism is a form of false pride for those who have nothing of their own of which they can be proud. it is little more than a tribal characteristic of banal instinct that provides a gratifying sensation of self worth.

How can one be proud of being born within a particular geographical area of which they had absolutely no input? Clearly, reflective thought is not a part of this end. Reflective thought would require one to objectively evaluate the actions of their country, and the effect those actions have on them and the world as a whole. If one were to honestly do so. one, as I, would realize a great desire to expatriate to a less religious, more equitable country as one would find in Scandinavia and Western Europe.

In contemporary America, the Tea-Baggers base their definition of what it is to be an American on geography and ignorance. They are not cosmopolitan by any stretch of the imagination, nor do they show any sign of cultural curiosity. They are simply demonstrating territorial instinct, as do others with similar cerebral deficits.

Patriotism to one's country is understood, and need not be expressed. If one feels inclined to overtly express such, then one is expressing nationalism, not patriotism.
Posted by disalitervisum | Tue Jan 30, 2018, 05:36 PM (0 replies)

Yeah that nuance escapes them, and it's something I would appreciate,

I get tired of hearing the same shit over and over again, but the original meaning of the acronym for reporting events was to designate happenings from north, east, west, and south.
Posted by disalitervisum | Sun Jan 28, 2018, 06:24 PM (0 replies)

Fox News ratings go right in the toilet when they don't show stuff

about how wonderful trumpervert is and how nasty democrats are.
Posted by disalitervisum | Sun Jan 28, 2018, 06:17 PM (0 replies)

The entire "Trump Organization" is a front for the KGB and has been since the late 1980's.

Posted by disalitervisum | Sun Jan 28, 2018, 05:27 PM (0 replies)

Not specifically about the dog which is horrible enough, but who

forces a fifth-grader to wear a suit and tie all the time?
Posted by disalitervisum | Sun Jan 28, 2018, 05:23 PM (1 replies)

Wynn started stealing tips from employees years ago

Caused a big stink in the casino industry when he instituted a policy that mandated 20% of front-line employees tips go to management personnel. Every other gaming company had to issue statements reassuring their employees that they would not follow suit. Wynn is widely held in contempt by his former casino employees. This is probably where trumpervert got his recent inspiration to take yet more money from tipped employees.
Posted by disalitervisum | Fri Jan 26, 2018, 05:20 PM (0 replies)

How nice it is that this happened while trumpervert is out of the country

trying to kiss-ass the elite who hate him.
Posted by disalitervisum | Fri Jan 26, 2018, 01:07 AM (0 replies)

Yeah, some of us in Atlantic City during the mid to late 80's knew this

Posted about this before, as have many others I think...and Bayrock LLC is simply a multi-layered equity front for money laundering and tax evasion/distribution. The whole "Trump Organization" is a Russian (Soviet) front.
Posted by disalitervisum | Fri Jan 26, 2018, 12:59 AM (0 replies)

The planet will kill us before we kill it

The overweening conceit of our primitive war-mongering backward race will result in extinction, leaving the planet to heal itself and eventually be discovered by a space-faring species that is worthy of it.
Posted by disalitervisum | Fri Jan 26, 2018, 12:48 AM (0 replies)
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