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    The premise of this thread is fun.

    It is the epitome of people seeing what they want to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    That's trolling!

    (Tell me if you're so clever, why did I use the emoticon: )




    Well, this could add some variety, or maybe spice things up, so please do.
    Possably the reciever of my humor is so ideological that they can't see humor without emoticon. Take note of my most recent developements of political correctness>"possably, perhaps, Kinda like"
    everyone uses every function about evenly. take NE for example. if there are those who don't use it much, then why are there such massive amounts of people constantly flowing through Wallmart with 20 items or less?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiddo View Post
    The premise of this thread is fun.

    It is the epitome of people seeing what they want to see.
    Tell that to blck/mail. With all his/her humor deciphering skills.

    He/she could also very well be xSxP or xSxJ
    everyone uses every function about evenly. take NE for example. if there are those who don't use it much, then why are there such massive amounts of people constantly flowing through Wallmart with 20 items or less?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    We're in 2009, the Reagan era is far, far away. It's time to adapt to a new economical paradigm, and to be pragmatic rather than dogmatic.
    Yeah... do pragmatic things like putting the whole economy on a four-day work week, or periodically have your entire nation tied up in one big traffic jam because all the mass transit operators are on strike.

    If that's what passes for practical, I think I'll stick to my rabid idealism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Yeah... do pragmatic things like putting the whole economy on a four-day work week, or periodically have your entire nation tied up in one big traffic jam because all the mass transit operators are on strike.

    If that's what passes for practical, I think I'll stick to my rabid idealism.
    Pragmatism... Hallmark language of the of the *drum role* FDR era. I hope we know where that took us...

    History repeats itself in the grossest, most blatant, in your face ways, and do you know why this is? It is because people refuse to look at it and learn from it.

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    I highly, *highly* doubt this would ever happen (mandatory service), but for the record, yes, I think it's a very bad idea. For many different reasons, although the biggest one is probably the violation of the US constitution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Risen View Post

    History repeats itself in the grossest, most blatant, in your face ways, and do you know why this is? It is because people refuse to look at it and learn from it.
    History is never the same. Unless you're Hegelian, which I'm not.

    I'd say the historical processes are far more complex than what you think they are. And the way you argued when you opened this thread is simply a joke, even if you do not seem to be conscious or your exaggerations and unvolontary humor.

    Talleyrand once said "The greater the exaggeration, the smaller the effect" (or rather "Everything that is excessive is insignificant"). You should meditate on that.

    You should be perfectly aware of what a Reductio ad Hitlerum is. It is one the basic form of demagogy, and as our dear Leo Strauss noticed, it is mostly used by leftist militants (and the reverse form is the Reductio ad Stalinum). But here, the irony seems to be that conservatives like you never learned this lesson too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    History is never the same. Unless you're Hegelian, which I'm not.

    I'd say the historical processes are far more complex than what you think they are. And the way you argued when you opened this thread is simply a joke, even if you do not seem to be conscious or your exaggerations and unvolontary humor.

    Talleyrand once said "The greater the exaggeration, the smaller the effect" (or rather "Everything that is excessive is insignificant"). You should meditate on that.

    You should be perfectly aware of what a Reductio ad Hitlerum is. It is one the basic form of demagogy, and it's mostly used by leftist militants. But here, the irony seems to be that conservatives like you never learned this lesson too.
    Is all that writen in good humor?
    everyone uses every function about evenly. take NE for example. if there are those who don't use it much, then why are there such massive amounts of people constantly flowing through Wallmart with 20 items or less?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    That's a typical example of autosuggestion, what we call the Coué method.

    Émile Coué - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "The application of his mantra-like conscious autosuggestion, "Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better" (French: Tous les jours à tous points de vue je vais de mieux en mieux) is called Couéism or the Coué method. The Coué method centers on a routine repetition of this particular expression according to a specified ritual, in a given physical state, and in the absence of any sort of allied mental imagery, at the beginning and at the end of each day.

    (...)

    Coué thus developed a method which relied on the principle that any idea exclusively occupying the mind turns into reality."


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    Anyway...

    Babylon Candle, are you aware that you look more and more like a preacher?

    I would no say that Capitalism has "failed" (and furthermore, what you call Socialism is in fact a light version of Social-liberalism also based on a capitalistic structure, although not a libertarian capitalism. You know, Keynes wasn't marxist!). I would rather say that Capitalism has lost its common sense.

    Just like you, and many others here.

    Negating the real world will lead you to nowhere, nor yelling your despair in large print. Your display of faith is now just inadequate.

    We're in 2009, the Reagan era is far, far away. It's time to adapt to a new economical paradigm, and to be pragmatic rather than dogmatic.

    1. i put it into large letters because im sick and tired of people who look at a financial crisis and say, "well, capitalism was doomed to fail...", when in reality, all that happened is that the very things that need to be in place for capitalism to succeed, were politically fucked with.

    2. im fully aware of the nuanced differences between styles of economy. Keynes, the most pragmatic of style? (and no, im not a reaganite) Keynesian style economics never even came close to fixing the great depression, and his ideas pretty much took the UK from an economic super power to being surpassed by Germany and France in the blink of an eye post WWII....

    I cede that wellfare programs are necessary, but only to guard against 'inertia' of wealth accumulation and as 'revolution' insurance. When you start telling people what to do with their time and labor, thats a whole other story...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kangirl View Post
    I highly, *highly* doubt this would ever happen (mandatory service), but for the record, yes, I think it's a very bad idea. For many different reasons, although the biggest one is probably the violation of the US constitution.
    What's funny is that if all the effects of violating the constitution were removed and then prevented from being further put into place, this country wouldn't even be recognizable.
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