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The media are the enforcers of groupthink and the gatekeepers of speech.  As with currency, flooding the airwaves with hearsay and opinion dilutes dialog and buries truth and facts.  In mob rule, the majority voices win, no matter whether right.  The majority opinion rules  which is why they fight so hard to dominate that majority.  Truth and justice are sacrificed on the altar of power.

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Today's 'liberals' are not demanding liberty but merely a more equal distribution of compulsion for all.  They look not to free themselves but bind everyone else to the same fate.  They complain about being imprisoned and demand better conditions as an 'entitlement.'  Apparently, freedom is a 'privilege' and oppression is a 'right.'  With all the identity politics going on, liberals are so busy trying to reinvent themselves that they lose themselves.

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E Archer, NYC Bill, Savannah (9/20/18)

Yes, Bill, the true practice of Christianity did not wipe out the Indians and their culture, but the missionaries did with the help of the US military. The intent to Christianize the savages is well known. I don't have a problem with Jesus, I have a problem with slaughtering indigenous people in the name of civilizing them by Christians. In my Christian upbringing, we respected the native peoples and their agrarian ways, their sacred view of the Earth, and their spiritual traditions. Not all tribes are the same — just as all western cultures are not the same. Taking a superior stand based upon one's religion/philosophy is to declare the unbelievers inferior and thus subject to the commands of the superior. It's always about power — to ignore that is narcissism and self-righteousness, i.e. authoritarianism.

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Protected classes now include LGBTQ, blacks, illegal immigrants, muslims (not christians), foreign refugees, and the most protected class, government employees (who are paid more than the private sector now).  When empowerment is at the expense of others, it is not empowerment but theft.  'Diversity' means 'conformity',  'equality' means 'uniformity', and 'justice' has become 'subsidy.'  Victimhood has become the rallying cry of the power-elite to win votes from the poor and campaign funds from the powerful.  'White privilege' is the excuse for overt racism against whites  it is a 'black privilege' to call white people racist.

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E Archer, NYC David L. Rosenthal, Vomiting in the toilet. (9/20/18)

I think these guys can think for themselves.  Frankly, I don't think I've changed anyone's mind ever on this blog.  Let honest dialog reveal what it does.

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E Archer, NYC Ronw13, OR (9/20/18)

I understand the parable, but could never wrap my head around a 'corrupt tree.'  Does the tree have a free will?  How is the tree corrupted?  ;-)

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"Even though he proves himself to be ignorant and subliterate every time he opens his mouth."  The list is long on that one  the subliterate LeBron comes to mind who is opening a 'free' school that will cost the tax-payers millions  for what? To be as edumacated as LeBron?  Remember 'eubonics'?

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I think so.  We tend to believe we 'deserve' better, when in fact we get out of it what we put into it.  We the people are ultimately responsible for the condition and quality of our lives.

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E Archer, NYC Waffler, Smith, Arkansas (9/18/18)

Wow, Waffler, you are demonstrating your arrogance.  Voting for power is among the worst evils we have embraced, thus pitting all against the other.  A stiff necked people do not want to be led?  Where the hell are you leading them?  Maybe they are not stiff necked but merely opposing your 'leadership.'  Free people are not to be 'led'  that was the whole point of declaring independence from those that lay claim to the people.

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Sometimes I, too, succumb to this common trait.  Why do we do that? ;-)

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It is not a bug, it's a feature.  A concerted effort has been made to dumb down the populace, particularly with regards to the rights of man, individual responsibility, and the rule of law.  Slavery is still the number 1 racket in the world, it's just been perfected enough for people to demand it as a right.  Ever the yoke is tightened.  There's not much difference in domesticating animals and conditioning children.  A farm animal does not know it's fate.

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Charles Sprading makes a great distinction.  In the religion of power, power is good, and the punishment of heresy is called justice.  The temptation is great and the rewards immense  what is the alternative?  The truth may set one free but does not grant power over others.  Giving up freedom for power usually results in slavery  there's only so much room at the top of the pyramid.

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E Archer, NYC Anonymous, Reston, VA, US (9/17/18)

"Judges do often tell juries of their rights to nullify," really?  Name one.

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E Archer, NYC E Archer, NYC (9/13/18)

... and taking the loss.

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I must take responsibility for my own delusions.  Con artists succeed by catering to my own misconceptions and base desires.  I have to admit that I do not know everything and can be taken advantage of due to my own 'misconceptions' of which I am completely unaware.  Once I 'buy' the delusion, and am vested in it, the less likely I will want to drop it even as evidence begins to pile up.  The only solution to delusion is turning around...

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It is interesting that the meaning of the word 'statism' is unknown to most people governed by statism.  Statism includes monarchy, dictatorship, socialism, communism, fascism  any form of government in which the people are considered to be subjects.  A republican form of government is inherently distributed, with the rights of the people paramount and inalienable.  A republican form of government is regulated by the people, not the other way around.  Learn the word statist, and the left-right paradigm is shattered.  Note that 'liberalism' was the term used for a republican form of government.  It's not right vs left, it is liberalism vs statism. 

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This is what's behind the forces calling for 'exiting' the political boundaries of deception and lies.  Establishment politicians' rhetoric and their actions have rarely matched.  Thus Trump, Brexit, and other nation-centric political movements.  The lies of the Clinton's, Obama's and Bush's just cannot stand the test.  Actions speak louder than words.

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I often wonder what Jefferson would say of the US today?  The US has re-adopted many of the systems of monarchy and aristocracy that regulate the common people as 'subjects.'

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E Archer, NYC RobertSRQ (9/11/18)

What about far-left atheistic fundamentalism?  Any fundamentalist unwilling to re-examine their sacred cows is practicing ignorance.  Those unwilling to admit when they do not know are their own worst enemies.

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Protecting people from the truth, is a CON.  And it works because people do lie  why?  Who do the lies protect?  The one lying!  Many do believe that some lies are necessary for the 'security' of the one being lied to.  B.S.!  Look at the 'intelligence community'  lies, lies, lies  that is their job to keep us 'safe.'  From what?  Reality?!  No, they lie to protect themselves.  Lying to ourselves forges our own chains even as we believe our lies will keep us safe.  Imagine a culture in which honesty and forbearance were foundational principles?  Liberation does not come from government, it is a paradigm shift from being a passenger in life to being the driver.  If you don't like where you are going, turn around.

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E Archer, NYC Waffler, Smith (9/11/18)

Spoken like a true government-educated drone.  Talk about ignorance.

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Yet we elect them year after year ...  It appears only those with the best 'act' are worthy of representing us.  An honest man is a flawed man who does not try to appear as something else.  When we start to value truth over appearances, even when it is unpleasant, that's when things will really shine.  If the truth sets us free, what do lies do?

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E Archer, NYC Waffler, Smith, Arkansas (9/11/18)

Not everyone thinks like a collectivist.  Some are repulsed by groupism, some are secured by it.  How the individual answers the question 'who am I?' is what it is all about.  The liberated want liberation for everyone, the collectivists want collectivism for everyone.  Each have their costs and benefits.  And through it all, freedom of choice rises to the top.  Voluntary association, respecting the rights of others, is a powerful force  which is why the power-grabbers seek to control groups with rules and laws, so that the collective power can be used for for the "regulator's" profit.

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'Sacrifice' has become a mantra of the authoritarians whether religious or secular.  It's the word used to excuse every power grab that enriches the ruling elite at the expense of the common people.

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