"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
I think it is quite silly to do things such as speculate as to what political lean dead people would be or what present-day groups/movements they would support. The fact of the matter is that they are dead and as such, it doesn't matter.
"And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."
Like many others, I have read enough of the Bible - it easy, His words are in red...to determine that He would be liberal, even socialist...Conservatives and their ilk are the exact opposite, which is fine for them, but not the masses..
And this is known, I should not have to explain..Obviously, with "BS" in place, its obvious that your mind and your opinion are set in concrete...
At one time I was a conservative, but no concrete was involved.
Why is it so difficult for some among the Left to understand this? Fiscal liberals and conservatives are both largely charitable people. We disagree only on means, not ends.
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