“The world is going nuts today. One has to get involved”

Posted by  $  Solver 2 months ago to Philosophy
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Yaron Brook speaks out in, “What Should We Do About the State of the World?”

“I think one has to get involved. One has to speak up. One has to use their voice to fight the political insanity, the philosophical insanity, the intellectual insanity that is going on in the world today, left and right. The left is moving further and further towards nihilism.”

“Some of us really believed that Anthem would never happen…”
https://youtu.be/MQjEhoS04oY


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  • Posted by  $  2 months ago
    How does the left expect people in the future to understand history when they are triggered to anger by any form of such words as, man, boy, he, his, my and I?
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    • Posted by  $  25n56il4 2 months ago
      I fear later generations will think we were as crazy as 'flappers, beatnicks, bohemians, and I can't ignore those of us crazy enough to have survived the 50's! Boy, did we have fun!
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      • Posted by term2 2 months ago
        Future generations will say that we caused our own demise as a country.
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        • Posted by  $  Stormi 2 months ago
          When I saw this crap moving into schools, I had our daughter first read ":Anthem" in grade 5. They were pulling the "there is no I in team" crap. She read it and stood up, said, "Mom, now I understand what they are doing to us!" She got, what so many politicians do not, but to this day she is a Randian, and teaching her children about capitalism. I went on to have her read "rave Nw World", and she went into more reading in philosophy. We have to take time to share these works with today's kids, it may be new, but we can't liet socialist teachers run the show. I first read in my spare time at 18, "Barve New World" and "1984", By the time I got to "Anthem", then "Atlas", I never doubted it could happen if we were not vigilent.
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  • Posted by  $  exceller 2 months ago
    Yes, we must speak up.

    At least at the voting block.

    On gender: as pointed out what will languages do with the genders: French, German, Russian?

    These languages conjugate according to gender, feminine, masculine and neutral?

    How will that be treated? The Germans are one of those embracing the insanity. I have not heard what they suggest their grammar will have to be amended? The adjective must match the noun it pertains to and you conjugate both, which makes German a heck of a difficult language to learn. Same goes for the French.
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    • Posted by lrshultis 2 months ago
      Verbs are conjugated and nouns are declined.
      The endings of nouns mostly determine the declension to which a noun belongs and does not necessarily have anything to do with human or other animal genders. In German a young girl is neuter, a pencil is masculine, and a window is feminine. Just learn nouns with their articles. It is harder to learn Russian and Latin where there are six cases for how a noun is used in a sentence.
      Best to just learn a language and use it as it is used at that time. The object, even with English, is to be understood and not wish that it were otherwise.
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  • Posted by  $  2 months ago
    This article says that the Democratic Socialist party has swell to 56,000 members.
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/op...

    “Conservative mockery of the DSA's convention had ironically obscured just how radical it was.” It included full-throttled support for nationalization of the energy sector, through “public ownership” of the entire industry. The DSA, too, signed on to the $93 trillion Green New Deal, which would involve a government takeover of more than half the economy.
    But this is just the beginning for the DSA. On their official website, they proudly boast that they “reject an international economic order sustained by private profit” and believe that “the economy... should be run democratically.” The group openly boasts that this will involve “massive distribution” of wealth away from those who earned it.“
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    • Posted by  $  allosaur 2 months ago
      Why does me dino wanna equate a socialist/commie term like "public ownership" to the "People's Republic" part of The People's Republic Of China?
      Psst, I really know.
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  • Posted by Robert_B 1 month ago
    In order to analyze any system, we must first define that system... "World" has several definitions and connotations, from "the limits of [one's] awareness" to "the sum of existents". Let us get involved in and invest in our own level of awareness rather than the battle to define and limit the sum of existents in our individual awareness or consciousness.
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  • Posted by LibertyBelle 2 months ago
    Well, one thing is to teach phonics, perhaps to a neighbor's child, maybe even on a volunteer basis. That helps promote rationality, rather than the "look-say" method. Then, if a child can reason, perhaps he will be less vulnerable to indoctrination in school.
    (Of course, there are letters to editors, and other ways to combat the evils that are going on.)
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  • Posted by mia767ca 2 months ago
    $23 trillion in debt...add $1 trillion a year...$210 trillion in unfunded entitlements...

    we are already over the cliff...prepare for the coming collapse...your life depends on it...
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  • Posted by  $  Stormi 2 months ago
    I have been involved for 30 years, and will not quit.
    Letters to Editor, getting on School Strategic Plan Team to turn around reduction in academics and increase in psychobabble in classrooms. Writing and blogging about UN Agenda 21 and its true goal - Control! Calling tor protection of gun, speech and property rights. It does not always maek you popular, but everytime you get one mind thinking, you are closer to saving our country for our grandkids. The biggest obstacle I find is the ignorance of the geral public on a variety of subject, and with accompanying willingness to accept stupid talking poings as their own. We have to keep fighting. Beware of one the common things at public meetings, they will try to say you are the only one who feels that way., Don't get made, slam them with facts about the tipic.
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  • Posted by  $  25n56il4 2 months ago
    Heads up. If a white lady feels she is black and wants to be recognized as black and a man feels like he is a woman or vise versa and must be recognized as such. Can I, at 82 , decide I feel like 62? Will it be discriminatory if I am recognized as such?
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    • Posted by  $  25n56il4 2 months ago
      I think my doctors are discriminating against me. They all tell me "You aren't 22, you are 82! You should act your age. Why? They tell me to quit mowing my yard on my John Deere and let someone else do the weed eating. I shouldn't be waxing my SUV (one of my favorite chores). My home is 6800 square feet, add in the 4-car garage and it is 8000. I don't have a housekeeper! I like shampooing my carpets! I'm installing more shelves in the pantry next week. My vision is 20/20. My hearing is perfect. I have no diabetes or other disorder. Get out of my face!
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