Posted by BeenThere 7 years, 10 months ago to Philosophy
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In his address to the Coast Guard Academy, Obama said the biggest threat to our country is climate change; what does this reveal about his psycho-epistemology?
What really scares me is the thought--how many?
I think it's telling that they keep waging war on people and things, since that shows how anti-productive and destructive they are.
A may equal A for us, but all three of these possible conclusions suggest that a majority of Americans are in irrational denial. Sigmund Freud would have a field day psychoanalyzing America now.
What is unfortunate is that this hits enough buttons with most people that they will support it. It is very much like the 'blank slate' the progressives were rabidly adherent to in the 1970's - the idea that a baby was nothing inherently, but was totally formed by his environment. This 'blank slate' has been disproven in biology but now it seems to have been transferred to politics in that there is nothing inherent in what a nation _is_ that matters, everything they do is the result of circumstance.
him, so he rails against it freely! -- j
The goal on ISIS is to let them continue to grow while we go through the motions of upholding the needs of western civilization. In a generation or two Islam will be strong enough and populous enough to take over countries without a shot. Just overwhelm the vote.
On immigration the goal is to replace, or at least rebalance to groups that make up the population. To usurp individual sovereignty to the point of a "new normal". With that accomplished, what are the chances the population would fight for American Sovereignty? We can now welcome in "One World Order", ...a more sensible way to govern.
If you meant to fundamentally change America, if you were always ashamed of America as a democratic republic, I'd say the goals are nearly complete.
The populace could turn things if they learned enough and became active. The big but is if we procrastinate the shear numbers of immigration and Islamic population growth begin to overtake any correction we might contemplate.
The idea of wealth redistribution is repugnant to me. I would prefer to distribute opportunity and specialized knowledge to the population that needs "help". Give them to tools to affect their own solutions instead leveling the playing field with free groceries and spending money. Having said that, I already know I am considered a knuckle dragging Neanderthal for not caring for the poor. That's OK. I have been poor and I know the solution is a hand up rather than a hand out.
Sight in on those nasty global climate doubter causers--
--and shoot the buggers down!
(My apologies to Johnny Horton whose "Sink The Bismark) song sparked the above sarcastic outburst).
"Can you imagine being the head of any country in the world watching the United States for the past 6 1/2 years?" --- Why just 6 1/2 years? I'm no Obama supporter but at least he sounds intelligent. We've been a laughing stock for a couple decades - look at our education and quality of life.
"You would wonder why the US had decided to make a 180 degree turn and relinquish its position as the supporter of freedom and liberty" --- Support liberty like topple a secular dictator in Saddam, for no apparent reason and no threat to us, while killing hundreds of thousands of civilians and then fund and support and train ISIS to take over? Or, liberty like drone-bombing a wedding? Or, maybe supporting freedom by killing an elected leader (Bhutto) and installing a puppet while we rain bombs on civilians for 10 years after driving the people we were looking for in the first place 9 years earlier, for.....some reason. Oh.....and then there is our friend Saudi Arabia that beheads women who weren't able to stop being raped and where no other religions are allowed to be practiced under threat of death.
"You might relish the fact that the US is on target to reduce its military capacity by reductions in funding and demeaning our troops" --- The corporate power involved would never let that happen. If you believe that is actually going to happen I have a bridge to sell you.
"...while increasing an internal armed force" --- With you on that one. Unfortunately it is the war hawks that demand respect for the military and anyone vaguely associated with it, like police, that caused it to happen in the first place.
"You might find it laughable when our administration befriends a country with open arms that openly hates us" --- You mean like Afghanistan? Or is it Egypt? Wait.....Yemen? I'm assuming you mean Iran, so if by "with open arms" you are talking about sanctions (an act of war) that only hurts the civilian population causing them to dislike us, and the fact that we gave nuclear weapons to Israel, Pakistan, India, etc.... but claim to have the authority over their decisions, than you have a wide definition of "open arms".
"...and has sworn to wipe one of our allies off the map" --- Ah....and there it is, the mass media story for the sheep. That was never said, not even by Akmand....whatever his name was. No one has ever produced evidence of that. He did say he thought the ruling Likud class of radical Zionists should disappear from the Earth. Good thing we do that very anti-Atlas Shrugged thing and give Israel 10 Billion dollars every year, half of which by agreement has to be used to purchase weapons systems from US corporations.
How can the US be viewed as anything other than a bully when we sent ISIS into Libya to topple a secular ruler who have gone on to murder Christians and massacre native Africans? Or sending ISIS, and my money used to support them, into Syria, only to leave them to behead Christians and Jews and rape entire villages.
Here's some advice. Never, ever believe anything on any "news" station, and I do mean any - even the fake ones like MSNBC and FOX.
Jimmy Carter is the most inept president in my lifetime before Obama, and he couldn't rescue the hostages from Tehran or stop the high inflation Nixon and Ford inflicted on the country; but at least he had the right priorities: he didn't institute huge new spending programs (unless you count splitting off the Dept. of Education), didn't snub Britain, France, or Israel, and didn't suck up to America's enemies. Obama has done all those things. What more proof do you need that he's a unique and total idiot?
Obama is not running the show. The military industry, large corporations, and their drug dealer the Federal Reserve decide what the president says in public and which country we select next for genocide. Nixon didn't inflict inflation directly, he was told to take us off the gold standard by the Federal Reserve governors.(without any representation of the people, mind you). And, you realize that the hostages taken in Iran was blowback for the CIA/military intelligence fomenting and leading a violent coup and removing a democratically elected leader and installing a religious nutball, right?
You realize we took over Afghanistan for lithium and opium for the CIA, right?
You realize we helped ISIS take over Libya because Kadaffi wanted to stop using the petro-dollar, right?
I'm sorry you are a sheep and appear to have been taught in a public school. Have you even read an Ayn Rand book? The information you have from the mass media is no different than the source of the news in "Atlas Shrugged" or "1984", which you haven't read either.
The term "American Interests" is code for corporate/military industry welfare. Read "War is a Racket" by General Smedley Butler, pretty enlightening. That book is not my sole resource for my point of view, but it was an awakening moment. And, Butler by the way, spoiled a fascist coup right here in the US in the 30's.
And, you throw the term "fascist" around a lot, I don't think you know what that is. It is a financial system. But, as Rand predicted, we live in a fascist system ourselves. We haven't had capitalism in the USA for many decades, we are Mussolini's wet dream. He is the one who said in American it would best be termed "corporatist" - it is the blending of corporations and government for mutual benefit at the socialist expense of the citizenry (we used that term a lot in the Ron Paul campaigns, most people just gazed at us with innocent sheep eyes, unable to fathom a complex thing). Here, debt is socialized, profit is privatized. One only has to look at the TARP bailout to see it. Those who attempted the fascist coup in the 30's failed in the immediate sense, but they succeeded in a long, slow overtaking of the US. Or, look at the billions of public money we give to Israel and others as "foreign aid" - a large percentage of which goes back into the profits of military industry corporations. We also have private prisons which are filled by minimum sentences and the federal governments irrational drug war, mercenary armies for profit used to kill (as in Egypt and Ukraine), and federal education standards. All that points to corporatism/fascism.
And, in the case of Saddam, Kaddafi, Assad - they are/were secular rulers, ruling peacefully with Christians and Jews, women could go to college, men could go to a pub and enjoy a glass of scotch. Since we helped ISIS take over in 2 of those 3, trying for the 3rd, Christians are beheaded and Jews massacred, girls can't go to school, and alcohol and fun are outlawed. They are now complete armpits of immoral hell and death. Nice work.
Regurgitating by redefining what I said or wrote hardly qualifies and having not been been dazzled by brilliance I am most certainly baffled by the presentation of common knowledge as ...as a global warming method of the bovine persuasion.
I didn't know moochers were on this site.