Author Topic: Republican Politician Creates A “Biblical Basis For War” Manifesto  (Read 309 times)

Offline SGOS

Re: Republican Politician Creates A “Biblical Basis For War” Manifesto
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2018, 06:46:22 AM »
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I know how it sounds, lol. It's what happened over here. The most common mistake is Westerners think that's not going to happen in their country. Or that it is different. It's not. It's an unbelievable change happening in a short time, you don't believe as it happens. You don't comprehend it. Then it becomes the normal. And then one morning you look... you live in a completely alien, dangerous place.   
I never thought it could happen here until 10 years ago.  I thought with the separation of powers and all the propaganda I was fed about the Bill of Rights and the Constitution, all we had to fear were outsiders.  Then I watched 67% of our country stop reasoning after 9-11, and I realized how fragile any political system can be.  All the junk that's written on our country's documents, and all the principles we were taught about democratic freedoms can be lost at the drop of a hat, "an unbelievable change happening in a short time, you don't believe as it happens." 

It does happen. Perhaps it's inevitable.  People are easily manipulated and susceptible to bizarre facts and outright falsehoods.  Conservatives have been waiting for a leader like Trump to give them the excuse to let out their innermost craziness, and the whack jobs are coming out of the closet to follow his lead, while blurting out nonsense at every turn. 

The danger to democracies isn't from outside sources, which play but a minor role.  The real danger comes from within.  We do these things to ourselves with unjustified confidence that we can act without thought or consequences to ourselves.

Turkey and the US are going through the same thing.  You might be a little ahead, but I'm confident we can catch up.  Don't think for a moment that Turkey has a monopoly on crazy people.  As they say in poker, "I'll see your country's crazies, and raise you double with our own."

Re: Republican Politician Creates A “Biblical Basis For War” Manifesto
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2018, 07:21:56 AM »
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He actually was in Iraq.
I've been in Iraq and Iran.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Re: Republican Politician Creates A “Biblical Basis For War” Manifesto
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2018, 01:24:43 PM »
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democratic freedoms can be lost at the drop of a hat, "an unbelievable change happening in a short time, you don't believe as it happens."

If Trump can get away with squashing the 14th amendment, we may be in for a really bad time over the next few years, as Trump successively squashes all the other parts of the Constitution that he and his GOP cronies don't like.
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Re: Republican Politician Creates A “Biblical Basis For War” Manifesto
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2018, 06:11:30 PM »
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If Trump can get away with squashing the 14th amendment, we may be in for a really bad time over the next few years, as Trump successively squashes all the other parts of the Constitution that he and his GOP cronies don't like.
And those parts of the constitution they don't like and then squash---only then retrieve them from the trash can, dust them off and use when it suits them.  And Amerkia just goes along with it.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline Baruch

Re: Republican Politician Creates A “Biblical Basis For War” Manifesto
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2018, 07:32:40 PM »
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If Trump can get away with squashing the 14th amendment, we may be in for a really bad time over the next few years, as Trump successively squashes all the other parts of the Constitution that he and his GOP cronies don't like.

Why not?  As the Germans said to Belgium in 1914 ... it is just a piece of paper.  Y'all need to move to Sweden, before the ME rapists get all the blondes!
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