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    Common Sense Corner

    Due to the dearth of common sense these days a breath of fresh air is in order. Beau gives us a little dose or two each day.


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    The real problem is that he is speaking to the choir. Trump speaks to the conservative, authoritarianism forms the fiber of their being. They want Tom Cotton to stomp on the insects and rodents. And it is why they can't separate from Trump's piping. It is nature versus nurture. The nurtured individual possesses empathy and compassion, foresight and a desire to see the world improve. The natural humans among us want to dominate, squash, and to hoard all of it for themselves.

    It is an intractable problem. It is where the notion of 'enlightenment' really has an impact. But even then, enlightenment is construed as an ambiguous concept. Enlightenment for the conservative is 'knowing' that government wants to 'control' us and create a world dominant homogeneity with them at the bottom of the pecking order. No one will ever be able to convince them that it is a severe misapprehension of what 'enlightenment' truly is.
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    Statement

    No offense intended toward anyone, but I would just for honesty's and transparency's sake like to state that I will not be monitoring this thread from here on, and that this will explain my absence among the names of the members who've used the Thanks button.

    I'm all for new threads and new discussions on this forum, but quite frankly ─ and quite personally too ─ I've seriously had it with the subject of US politics now. Given that other staff members are monitoring this thread already, I will place any required peacekeeping duties on this thread into their capable hands.




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    I think it is unfair to be so 'strident' in your insistence that these threads don't have value, Aragorn. I know it is frustrating for you and I also know that it creates problems for you regarding PA... but come on, loyalty (split loyalties) has value and a sense of 'validation' for us is critical. The only reason I don't stay active on threads is if there really is no connection how ever nebulous or there is simply no reality included in the 'spirit' of the thread. Don't be selfish.
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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    I think it is unfair to be so 'strident' in your insistence that these threads don't have value, Aragorn. I know it is frustrating for you and I also know that it creates problems for you regarding PA... but come on, loyalty (split loyalties) has value and a sense of 'validation' for us is critical. The only reason I don't stay active on threads is if there really is no connection how ever nebulous or there is simply no reality included in the 'spirit' of the thread. Don't be selfish.
    Are you fucking kidding me?

    I did not say that you cannot post threads about US politics, nor did I say that you cannot post to any of the 2'789 existing threads on this forum that are already dealing with US politics. I'm just personally sick and tired of seeing US politics wherever I look, and as a sovereign non-US-American human being, I reserve the right to decide for myself what I will look at and what not.

    Just who the fuck is the one being selfish here, NotAPretender?
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    Aragorn, , smile dude ... I'm just trying to figure out what your true motivations are about this. Do you feel the same about PA ... with all the ridiculous threads about 'the golden one' which are so far removed from reality that one TRULY has to question the sanity of that entire organization? It's not a matter of 'right to serve customers' or not ... it is a matter of which side are you on. There you have it ... you know where I'm coming from.

    And, truth is, my greater concern is that you feel 'personally' that I'm damaging the integrity of THIS forum. If you do, please say so in plain language so I don't have to guess.

    I've said it before, I don't need 'the golden one', but if someone wants to broach the subject I am more than willing to speak my piece regarding the state of the globe.
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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    Aragorn, , smile dude ... I'm just trying to figure out what your true motivations are about this.
    Why would you even suspect that I would be having an ulterior motive? Have I not been transparent enough in everything I do or say here at the forum to stop you from assuming that there would be something other going on than what I'm saying?

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    Do you feel the same about PA ... with all the ridiculous threads about 'the golden one' which are so far removed from reality that one TRULY has to question the sanity of that entire organization?
    Yes, I do, and that's why I'm limiting my presence at Project Avalon to technical and moderation stuff only. I rarely ever post anything on the public forum there. Besides, I think you've seen well enough what happened to the last publicly visible thread I posted there.

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    It's not a matter of 'right to serve customers' or not ... it is a matter of which side are you on. There you have it ... you know where I'm coming from.
    Ah, you want to recruit me for one of the two sides of the never-ending US bipartisan nonsense, do you? Well, I'm not a US American, and I don't particularly care about either side of that same rotten coin. And I've also already long ago stated that I'm a fairly progressive guy, and that my political convictions sit somewhere in the vicinity of those of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.

    If that's not good enough for you, then I don't know what is.

    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    And, truth is, my greater concern is that you feel 'personally' that I'm damaging the integrity of THIS forum. If you do, please say so in plain language so I don't have to guess.

    I've said it before, I don't need 'the golden one', but if someone wants to broach the subject I am more than willing to speak my piece regarding the state of the globe.
    You can speak your mind as much as you like, and my original comment higher up the thread was in no way a reference to yourself. I'm just sick and tired of discussing or even reading about US politics, that's all.
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    thank you for an honest response ... b.t.w. I would never want to recruit anyone for anything ... unless, it would make money for me and equally for them ... Guilty as charged.

    I might on the other hand recruit for 'kindred spirits' and perhaps even brothers-in-arms ...

    thanks again.
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    Brothers-in-arms is a euphemism ... It's not like i'm actively preparing for the upcoming wars ...
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    I just wanted to post some videos by a guy who uses common sense and only needs around five minutes to make a point. It's an art these days. The longest of these sort I've seen from him was over 10 minutes.

    Yeah, US politics sucks. Unfortunately we have a big impact on the world and I really don't want us to eff things up worse than we already are.

    The state of 'politics' over at PA is just the latest affirmation for me that it's not the place for me and I'm glad I never tried to join.

    We didn't have a Qult before, we do have one now, and it's cause for great concern, imo.


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    interesting, I'm 'sensing' a background in psychology ... and sociology ...
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    It's so refreshing to hear someone with analytical skills and reason, even when I don't like what he's saying.


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