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    Re: Postings of a Troubled Mind

    Quote Originally Posted by niftydrifty View Post
    So you replaced one irrational ideology with another. ideologies are irrational because they assume or simplyify context and assume fixes for all problems regardless of varying factors. pssst, councilman's rant made no sense whatsoever. so why piggyback off of it. btw, what is the topic?
    Well, not exactly. In the first instance I didn't subscribe to an ideology, I was conditioned to accept an irrational ideology. I didn't know it as an ideology, but I certainly subscribed to virtually all its decrepit pillars.

    As for changing, it was a lengthy process of trying to figure out the greatest good for the greatest number. Having traveled the world and being able to compare Eurosocialism, Kanuckistani Eurosocialism, and American Exceptionalism... it became pretty clear what provided the greatest good for the greatest number. But, socialism has reared it's brutally ugly head in America, and wreaked havoc. 13,000,000,000,000 little havocs.

    I believe we have a responsibility to be informed and make wise decisions. Conservatism holds the wisdom of the ages, and America was blessed to have men ground a country upon these timeless principles. It took me a while to discover their genius. May you one day become enlightened as well. We've seen what fails, and it's not limited government and personal responsibility. Look anywhere... Greece, Germany, France, Sweden, Spain, Kanuckistan... America... and you see the gross problems socialism brings.

    As for the OP... I wrote the following, and will add the Libs have many troubled minds amongst their leadership and the propagandists we know as journOlists. Their abuse of this horrific event for political purposes does not get any lower.

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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... does that mean the press and the petulant Sher'f will be out to shut down sites like debatepolitics.com now? Course correction?

    If the drivel Sher'f Dumb**** provided is any indication, all that political discourse, challenging a socialist President and his socialist party and kicking their asses historically is unhealthy. Perhaps they'll call for the banning of all vocal conservatives from political discussion for the good of the USSA. Just like Tipper Gore called for the banning of violence on TV, video games or whatever the hell she had pent up frustrations about... perhaps it was being unable to satistfy Algore's Second Chakra?

    Perhaps we'll just let people speak freely, allowing individuals ample rope to reveal and hang themselves, as Sher'f Dumb**** and the journOlists have just done.

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    Re: Postings of a Troubled Mind

    Quote Originally Posted by niftydrifty View Post
    So you replaced one irrational ideology with another. ideologies are irrational because they assume or simplyify context and assume fixes for all problems regardless of varying factors. pssst, councilman's rant made no sense whatsoever. so why piggyback off of it. btw, what is the topic?
    Common sense based on life experience and personal accountability is not an ideology. Conservatism is vastly superior to liberalism in that regard.

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    Re: Postings of a Troubled Mind

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    At 17 my belief system was right in line with the fervent, Kool-Aid drinking Yes We Can cult.

    I was a true believer, though at that time I probably couldn't tell you left from right politically. I was indoctrinated and didn't know it.

    Abortion... yep.
    Anti-Death Penalty... yep.
    Nationalized industries like PetroCan in Kanuckistan... yep.
    Socialized medicine... you betcha.

    I wasn't against the wealthy though, and had no real position on taxation. Probably because I hadn't made much money up to that point, but with every passing year these positions started melting away as I learned more and more. It took about 13-years for my take on socialist medical care to fall. Hell, at university I remember writing a paper for a Swedish buddy about the virtues of socialist medicine (projectile puke icon)... ROTFLOL. The real learning occurred after leaving university and starting my life as a global nomad.

    When faced with an honest appraisal on issue after issue, there was no choice but to change my tune. As an intellectual exercise how can one come to another conclusion than embrace conservatism, though on any political exercise I line up right alongside Friedman? As an emotional exercise... well, that's another story, and it's their story. Appeal to emotion and ignore reality.

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    Thanks for that. The process and awakening was very similar within me, and lends credence to the addage "If you're 20 and a Republican, you don't have a heart; if you're 40 and a Democrat, you don't have a brain." Too harsh for sure, but also pretty on target.

    I'd add to your description that over time I became tired of how embittered the left tends to be, and how they seem obsessed with "sticking it" to people that might have a better life in their eyes, or made better decisions along the way. Conservatives tend to own their lot in life more, and see it as the product of their personal decisions.
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    Re: Postings of a Troubled Mind

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I'd add to your description that over time I became tired of how embittered the left tends to be, and how they seem obsessed with "sticking it" to people that might have a better life in their eyes, or made better decisions along the way. Conservatives tend to own their lot in life more, and see it as the product of their personal decisions.
    Spot on.

    In relation to the OP... how bitter does one have to be to attempt to assign blame to people like Rush and Palin for the massacre of innocents by some psycho or sociopath, and take this pathetic road because they cannot achieve their socialist political goals any longer through their old avenues (which have rarely been grounded in honest debate or presentation)?
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    Obama with the aid of the journOlists is pretty good at foisting a facade, but the bitter (clinger) ooze seeps through the cracks often enough to let you see what's hiding behind the massive slurry wall the facade is glued to. Just look at Rev. Wright, and listen to some of Michelle's speeches and I believe you get a good insight into Obama's true character. He absorbed Alinsky's lessons well, as noted by Alinsky's son.

    There is one hard core leftist I really like. I think he's nutso, but I respect his honesty, and he doesn't seem to take his morning overdose of bitter pills. If the Dem party were as honest as Dennis Kucinich, this country would have 10% of the problems we have at the moment... because almost nobody would elect them.

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    Re: Postings of a Troubled Mind

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Spot on.

    In relation to the OP... how bitter does one have to be to attempt to assign blame to people like Rush and Palin for the massacre of innocents by some psycho or sociopath, and take this pathetic road because they cannot achieve their socialist political goals any longer through their old avenues (which have rarely been grounded in honest debate or presentation)?
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    Obama with the aid of the journOlists is pretty good at foisting a facade, but the bitter (clinger) ooze seeps through the cracks often enough to let you see what's hiding behind the massive slurry wall the facade is glued to. Just look at Rev. Wright, and listen to some of Michelle's speeches and I believe you get a good insight into Obama's true character. He absorbed Alinsky's lessons well, as noted by Alinsky's son.

    There is one hard core leftist I really like. I think he's nutso, but I respect his honesty, and he doesn't seem to take his morning overdose of bitter pills. If the Dem party were as honest as Dennis Kucinich, this country would have 10% of the problems we have at the moment... because almost nobody would elect them.

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    That is true about Kucinich. At least he has the gonads to be what he is, instead of constantly running interference and avoiding getting painted with the truth. For that, I do respect him, though I agree with nothing he says. I don't get how he constantly gets elected. I know he's in a liberal district, but it's not exactly San Francisco.

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    Re: Postings of a Troubled Mind

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    That is true about Kucinich. At least he has the gonads to be what he is, instead of constantly running interference and avoiding getting painted with the truth. For that, I do respect him, though I agree with nothing he says. I don't get how he constantly gets elected. I know he's in a liberal district, but it's not exactly San Francisco.
    Have you been to Cleveland lately ???

    At any rate, Ohio is losing two Congressional seats, so there is talk that the new Republican Governor, Kasich, will eliminate Kucinich's seat. That's one way to get rid of him.

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    Re: Postings of a Troubled Mind

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Have you been to Cleveland lately ???

    At any rate, Ohio is losing two Congressional seats, so there is talk that the new Republican Governor, Kasich, will eliminate Kucinich's seat. That's one way to get rid of him.
    Winning governorships is HUGE. It was actually the most important aspect of the Republican dominance in November.

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    Re: Postings of a Troubled Mind

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Winning governorships is HUGE. It was actually the most important aspect of the Republican dominance in November.
    Yeah... the election was huge, decisive and game changing... across the entire spectrum, but don't tell that to some libs... as their heads might explode.

    Reminds me of this scene:


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