Suck It Up, Crybabies*

By on Nov 10, 2016 in politics (caring for civilization) | 0 comments

What’s the matter? Never take one on the chin before? Never been so down you saw no way out?

Straw Man Material Fallacy – Tired Of It Yet?

By on Sep 17, 2009 in politics (caring for civilization) | 0 comments

In response to an arguement that “I would argue that anyone in favor of “big government” hates capitalism”: Using said argumentative device (a material fallacy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logical_fallacies), one could state: “Republicans love torture”, “Anti war factions hate freedom”, “People who sign up for the military must like killing” ” If you are a fan of Pee Wee Herman, you are a pervert”, “If you are Muslim, you must be a terrorist” and so on. Taking someone’s stand on a particular issue and extrapolating a belief system for them on their behalf is a divisive and bullying tactic that allows pundits and propagandists to prop up their opinions with a fabricated “other”. These straw men serve no citizen, voter, faction, population, or nation well except to provide the egos...

Taxation is Socialist in Nature

By on Sep 17, 2009 in politics (caring for civilization) | 0 comments

Submitting your first tax dollar to a government, is the moment you endorse socialism. In a democracy, how you vote and how loudly you make your concerns heard helps determine how those resources get used for the “betterment” of one faction/cause over the other. In a capitalist economy where corporations are granted personhood, your consuming habits have the greatest impact on which powers will be competing with you over how you and your countrymen will be “benefitted by what are supposed to be communal resources. No modern nation can thrive today without mixing various social, economic, and political philosophies. Stop getting hung up on the xenophobia associated with terminology from the cold war. Your parents and grandparents fell for it then. How about we evolve already and finally stop painting reality in absolutist black and white? Think we can do that before...