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Re: Veganism

 by PlusCaChange ¦  Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:35 am ¦  Forum: The Swamp ¦  Topic: Vegan thread ¦  Replies: 787 ¦  Views: 57554

Let me remind you of your high school history lessons: That's the trouble with High School history, it doesn't teach the real lesson. The thing you need to know is not that we have overcome past popular delusions but that we are almost certainly in the middle of a new ones which most of us can't se...

Re: Millennials........

 by PlusCaChange ¦  Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:56 am ¦  Forum: Everything & Nothing ¦  Topic: Millennials........ ¦  Replies: 23 ¦  Views: 2115

Or we can just line them all up and shoot them. Problem solved.
We'll call that the 'Pol Pot solution'.

Any sort of apocalypse would do really. Struggling to just survive another day doesn't leave a lot of time for speculating on gender or the moral implications of your nutritional requirements.

Re: Millennials........

 by PlusCaChange ¦  Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:58 am ¦  Forum: Everything & Nothing ¦  Topic: Millennials........ ¦  Replies: 23 ¦  Views: 2115

The reality of the situation is more tangible than you think. There are obviously people overtly and covertly promoting cultural Marxism, my view is they are themselves manifestations of deeper cultural trends. The Cliff's notes version goes like this. Increasing scientific knowledge and technologi...

Re: Millennials........

 by PlusCaChange ¦  Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:44 pm ¦  Forum: Everything & Nothing ¦  Topic: Millennials........ ¦  Replies: 23 ¦  Views: 2115

The political system has been hijacked. You think it's deliberate? I'd be more inclined to call it the consequence of technological changes. Not that it couldn't have gone another way but given human nature there are only a few possibilities and none of them are particularly nice. ...enslaved in th...

Re: Millennials........

 by PlusCaChange ¦  Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:42 am ¦  Forum: Everything & Nothing ¦  Topic: Millennials........ ¦  Replies: 23 ¦  Views: 2115

Spell check decided 'maladaptive' should be 'manipulative' in the third to last sentence there.

Re: Millennials........

 by PlusCaChange ¦  Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:24 am ¦  Forum: Everything & Nothing ¦  Topic: Millennials........ ¦  Replies: 23 ¦  Views: 2115

Utilitarianism...empathy The difficulty is to see things from multiple perspectives at the same time while realizing this only gets you a closer approximation, you still can't ever have certainty, and you have to be content with that. People want things to be clear and simple, they want to know wha...

Re: Millennials........

 by PlusCaChange ¦  Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:52 pm ¦  Forum: Everything & Nothing ¦  Topic: Millennials........ ¦  Replies: 23 ¦  Views: 2115

This is the most useless, cry-baby-victim generation to ever walk the Earth. I don't know if they are the most self-pitying generation but it seems to be a fashion now to manifest self-pity by blaming others. In times past people seem more likely to blame their troubles on fate or god or themselves...

Re: Hypothetical Situation Thread

 by PlusCaChange ¦  Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:58 pm ¦  Forum: The Swamp ¦  Topic: Hypothetical Situation Thread ¦  Replies: 75 ¦  Views: 5981

Themistocles was a complicated guy, he probably never had just one reason for doing anything. The Athenian navy was the service of the poorer citizens who were his political base. The navy was a jobs program as well as a defense so what was good for Athens was, probably not coincidentally, also good...

Re: Hypothetical Situation Thread

 by PlusCaChange ¦  Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:57 pm ¦  Forum: The Swamp ¦  Topic: Hypothetical Situation Thread ¦  Replies: 75 ¦  Views: 5981

I'm not a manipulator. I wouldn't call it manipulation, you are just trying to get someone to do what they should be doing. Psychological manipulation has a connotation of abuse, motivating people to do their job properly could hardly be called abusive. Understanding people can be a bit dishearteni...

Re: Hypothetical Situation Thread

 by PlusCaChange ¦  Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:08 am ¦  Forum: The Swamp ¦  Topic: Hypothetical Situation Thread ¦  Replies: 75 ¦  Views: 5981

Like I said, cops are like any other employee, good bad and indifferent. They are essentially bureaucrats because they work for an organization governed by rules where managers have limited discretionary powers and there is a monopoly so the customer has no alternative to their service. When trying ...

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