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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Jul 7, 2018.
Wear a MAGA hat in public:
He was lucky. All she did was steal his hat and then make him listen to her stupid, racist gibberish for ten minutes. These fascist cowards usually cut straight to the rough stuff...
''This represents genocide...''
As an aside, if what makes a country great is simply down to popular consensus then greatness is arbitrary and could eventually be defined in an entirely different manner, given sufficient time.
On the other hand, if the greatness of a country is defined in some other way, in terms of something like, say, the tolerance of its citizens, or their hospitality, then greatness can be abandoned in favour of worshipping at the shrine of whatever it is that defines the concept.
That’s why I have never really understood patriots and nationalists. They just seem to be in thrall to something very shallow.
Anyway, off to watch the football now. Come on England !
That is not what makes a country great.
She is so amazingly, aggressively dumb.
And notice how she hallucinates that because she's emotional, her emotions justify any kind of crazy behaviour, crazy accusations, crazy language. It's all about the feelz, baby. Forget reason. Forget sense. All about the feelz.
I saw what you did there. Not bad.
There seem to be an awful lot of ideologues in the world at the moment, absolutely convinced of their own rightness and their opponents' absolute wrongness. Whatever happened to the fluffy, fuzzy, shades-of-grey, consensus-reaching, coalition-building world of yore? Extremism rules OK at the moment, and centrists are hiding behind the settee.
seems like my colleague teaching next door to me
Like the old classic "get out of the country then"
A popular one that. With some types.
The anti-Nazis are the real Nazis
Another popular one.
If they don't like being called fascist cowards, they shouldn't act like fascist cowards.
The world has been different?
What's the deal with the horseshoe? There seems to be a lot of social media messages that have passed me by.
Nothing to do with social media.
The Horseshoe Theory
Imagine that two people are standing at the same spot on the equator. One starts walking left along the equator, and the other starts walking right. Eventually, they each walk about 3,950 miles. At this point, you may think that they are about as far away from each other as it's possible to be. But you'd be wrong. They've both gone so far that they're actually about to meet up on the opposite side of the globe. By going in extreme opposite directions, they ended up within shouting distance of each other.
This same idea has been applied to politics. We start in a political center, and then one person goes to the political left and one to the political right. In the traditional model, these ideologies expand into opposite directions until each reaches its most extreme form. However, what if we think of politics less like a straight line, and more like a globe? There is a point in which the two people are as far away from each other as is possible, but as they keep moving they actually come back closer together. The more extreme they become, the more similar they become. If we map out this journey and flip it into a 2-dimensional shape, it would look kind of like a horseshoe. For that reason, this idea is called the horseshoe theory.
It's basically saying that the political spectrum is a horseshoe rather than linear. So the extreme right and left are somewhat similar.
Say, some people think racism/fascism etc is wrong and some people think it's fine. They are at the extremes of the horseshoe. The moderate centrist position is that racism/fascism etc is okay in moderation.
Quite popular these days.