Author Topic: The Frailty of Democracy  (Read 5750 times)

Offline Baruch

Re: The Frailty of Democracy
« Reply #75 on: December 12, 2020, 12:34:23 PM »
"Socialists. "everyone is equal, but we're more equal than you". ;)" ... Animal Farm quoted

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.” - Margaret Thatcher

I want every American to lose all their income and property, so that Make Somalia Great Again.

"GEORGE SOROS LIVID AFTER MERKEL 'CAVES' TO HUNGARY AND POLAND" .. like his idol, Hitler, he needs to coerce Hungary and invade Poland

"NO PRIVACY, NO PROPERTY: THE WORLD IN 2030 ACCORDING TO THE WEF" .. sound wonderful, if you are a German Dalek

"MICROSOFT ASIA'S A.I. 'GIRLFRIEND' HAS A STATE-IMPOSED FILTER TO AVOID SEX & POLITICS" .. when Microsoft chips everyone, I can finally sleep at night, because all Internet posts will be boring.  Microsoft's first attempt turned into a teenage girl Nazi.

"THE HOTTEST PLACE IN HELL IS RESERVED FOR THOSE WHO IN TIME OF NATIONAL CRISIS, OPT TO STAY NEUTRAL" .. Dante ... SCOTUS headed for a hot place

"When tyranny becomes law, rebellion becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson
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Offline Baruch

Re: The Frailty of Democracy
« Reply #76 on: December 13, 2020, 08:11:17 AM »
"You're not a free citizen but a free range slave slowly being put back in the cage" ... free range slaves are like free range chickens ... and taste about the same ;-)
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Offline trdsf

Re: The Frailty of Democracy
« Reply #77 on: December 13, 2020, 06:44:23 PM »
Just give it a fucking rest, Baruch.  Your public mental masturbation does no one any good, least of all yourself.
"My faith in the Constitution is whole, it is complete, it is total, and I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution." -- Barbara Jordan

Offline Baruch

Re: The Frailty of Democracy
« Reply #78 on: December 13, 2020, 09:15:30 PM »
Just give it a fucking rest, Baruch.  Your public mental masturbation does no one any good, least of all yourself.

Give yourself a rest ;-)  Physically, it is nighttime ;-))
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Offline Baruch

Re: The Frailty of Democracy
« Reply #79 on: December 14, 2020, 07:54:26 PM »
"if an entire political faction needed to sacrifice all its principles, all its values and all its morality to get rid of Trump... what exactly was the point of getting rid of Trump?" ... maybe political people have no principles, values or morality?
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Offline Baruch

Re: The Frailty of Democracy
« Reply #80 on: December 15, 2020, 05:29:05 AM »
"The age of Huxley’s Brave New World has degenerated into Orwell’s 1984 and Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago..." ... wish I was in the land of China ...
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Offline Baruch

Re: The Frailty of Democracy
« Reply #81 on: December 17, 2020, 04:17:48 PM »
Precedent for martial law in the US prior to Lincoln ...

http://www.historiaobscura.com/andrew-jacksons-fine-and-the-place-of-martial-law-in-american-politics/

Basically established by precedent, regarding traitors and foreign invasion.  This was the basis for Lincoln granting himself emergency powers.
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Offline Baruch

Re: The Frailty of Democracy
« Reply #82 on: December 18, 2020, 02:43:31 PM »
"THIRTY FIVE PERCENT of ALL Us Dollars Were Printed In The Last Ten Months, Here Comes Hyperinflation" ... got Weimar?  All this fake money is going to the Chinese stock market, and buying things from China.  Adjusted traditional unemployment is over 25% ... was 35% earlier this year.  Lockdowns should be permanent?  It was for 3 weeks, so they told us ...
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Offline Baruch

Re: The Frailty of Democracy
« Reply #83 on: December 19, 2020, 11:56:25 AM »
"A bureaucrat is the most despicable of men, though he is needed as vultures are needed, but one hardly admires vultures whom bureaucrats so strangely resemble. I have yet to meet a bureaucrat who was not petty, dull, almost witless, crafty or stupid, an oppressor or a thief, a holder of little authority in which he delights, as a boy delights in possessing a vicious dog. Who can trust such creatures?"  - Marcus Tullius Cicero

How did things end up for Cicero?

"If the people just accept their place as our slaves, we will make a wonderful world.  It definitely won't end in the same way as all other times this has been tried." .. Patrician tyranny, Commoner tyranny ... it all ends badly.
« Last Edit: December 19, 2020, 12:28:15 PM by Baruch »
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Offline Baruch

Re: The Frailty of Democracy
« Reply #84 on: December 20, 2020, 11:41:51 AM »
"It wasn't contrived in a dark boardroom at the top of Mt. Doom?" ... the Covid Global Reset?  Political/commercial serfdom isn't a new word for democracy.

“I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors  and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they  are. If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world, but I  am sure we would be getting reports from Hell before breakfast.” - Gen William T Sherman ... killing more Democrats every day

"Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it." - George Orwell, "1984"

"CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR FACES REMOVAL FROM OFFICE AS PEOPLE FLEE PROVING DEMOCRATS POLICIES FAILED" ... y'all should have kept Schwarzenegger as governor, and worship Krum.

”The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can’t read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn”. - Alvin Toffler ... religious dogma and political ideology work against unlearning mistaken beliefs.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2020, 08:21:20 PM by Baruch »
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Re: The Frailty of Democracy
« Reply #85 on: December 21, 2020, 09:32:44 AM »
I think one of the greatest dangers to democracy is social media, specifically Facebook. Below is a recent article that expressed my concerns:

Facebook is a Doomsday Machine

... The social web is doing exactly what it was built for. Facebook does not exist to seek truth and report it, or to improve civic health, or to hold the powerful to account, or to represent the interests of its users, though these phenomena may be occasional by-products of its existence. The company’s early mission was to “give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.” Instead, it took the concept of “community” and sapped it of all moral meaning. The rise of QAnon, for example, is one of the social web’s logical conclusions. That’s because Facebook—along with Google and YouTube—is perfect for amplifying and spreading disinformation at lightning speed to global audiences. Facebook is an agent of government propaganda, targeted harassment, terrorist recruitment, emotional manipulation, and genocide—a world-historic weapon that lives not underground, but in a Disneyland-inspired campus in Menlo Park, California.

The giants of the social web—Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram; Google and its subsidiary YouTube; and, to a lesser extent, Twitter—have achieved success by being dogmatically value-neutral in their pursuit of what I’ll call megascale. Somewhere along the way, Facebook decided that it needed not just a very large user base, but a tremendous one, unprecedented in size. That decision set Facebook on a path to escape velocity, to a tipping point where it can harm society just by existing. ...

These dangers are not theoretical, and they’re exacerbated by megascale, which makes the platform a tantalizing place to experiment on people. Facebook has conducted social-contagion experiments on its users without telling them. Facebook has acted as a force for digital colonialism, attempting to become the de facto (and only) experience of the internet for people all over the world. Facebook has bragged about its ability to influence the outcome of elections. Unlawful militant groups use Facebook to organize. Government officials use Facebook to mislead their own citizens, and to tamper with elections. Military officials have exploited Facebook’s complacency to carry out genocide. Facebook inadvertently auto-generated jaunty recruitment videos for the Islamic State featuring anti-Semitic messages and burning American flags. ...

The website that’s perhaps best known for encouraging mass violence is the image board 4chan—which was followed by 8chan, which then became 8kun. These boards are infamous for being the sites where multiple mass-shooting suspects have shared manifestos before homicide sprees. The few people who are willing to defend these sites unconditionally do so from a position of free-speech absolutism. That argument is worthy of consideration. But there’s something architectural about the site that merits attention, too: There are no algorithms on 8kun, only a community of users who post what they want. People use 8kun to publish abhorrent ideas, but at least the community isn’t pretending to be something it’s not. The biggest social platforms claim to be similarly neutral and pro–free speech when in fact no two people see the same feed. Algorithmically tweaked environments feed on user data and manipulate user experience, and not ultimately for the purpose of serving the user. Evidence of real-world violence can be easily traced back to both Facebook and 8kun. But 8kun doesn’t manipulate its users or the informational environment they’re in. Both sites are harmful. But Facebook might actually be worse for humanity. ...

Offline Baruch

Re: The Frailty of Democracy
« Reply #86 on: December 21, 2020, 10:17:20 AM »
Yes, Facebook is an evil Capitalist conspiracy, and we must destroy Capitalism ;-)  To accomplish utopia we need mass violence.

Facebook is a tool of the CIA, same as Google/Youtube and Wikipedia.  but then you and I are entirely in favor of every nefarious scheme of the Deep State, are we not?  including the fact that democracy is fake?

Yes, if only we remove all public access to public produced media (rather than elite produced, like the people who cheered the Vietnam War).  We only need 3 TV stations, and shoot that traitor, Walter Cronkite!

"WE NEED EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY AND INEQUALITY OF OUTCOME" ... yes, only communist party members benefit in the ideal society ;-)
« Last Edit: December 21, 2020, 12:11:23 PM by Baruch »
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Offline Baruch

Re: The Frailty of Democracy
« Reply #87 on: December 22, 2020, 11:46:01 AM »
“When you vote to pass out free money, you lose your soul and you abandon forever any semblance of moral or fiscal integrity” ... so atheists have to be communists ;-)

"Dems are for war and the Liberals are for fascism" ... not a good look (what if Jefferson Davis and John Brown made a baby together?)

Joe Biden warns the US about election fraud by voting machine in 2007, the current Joe Biden is a body double?

« Last Edit: December 22, 2020, 12:33:44 PM by Baruch »
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Offline Baruch

Re: The Frailty of Democracy
« Reply #88 on: December 23, 2020, 04:15:35 PM »
"Rich Millennials Plot The End Of Civilization" ... "Modern civilization will not perish unless it does so by its own act of self-destruction..." ... this is why the Royal Navy was good at getting rid of annoying young people, by giving them an involuntary service career.

"Maoist Mitch and Beijing Biden can't wait to work together again" .. McConnell's wife is a daughter of a major Red Chinese shipping company.
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“Everything the State says is a lie and everything it has, it has stolen.” - Nietzsche
« Last Edit: December 24, 2020, 09:24:14 PM by Baruch »
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Re: The Frailty of Democracy
« Reply #89 on: December 26, 2020, 11:33:40 AM »
"To keep track of our brave new American world is easy... Just consider everything said to be bad by the "Animal Farm" media before Nov. 3 as now good. And remember that everything said to be good two months ago is now actually bad..." ... Edward Bernays, Joseph Goebbels etc.
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