A) The wikipedia entry on that book is almost as heavily dedicated towards criticism of the book's methodology as it is describing the author's work. Not a good sign the work is particularly well respected.
No. You dont GET to be intellectually lazy and use that weak excuse. Over 100 million people died show some respect and stop hiding behind your compensatory mechanisms.
Originally Posted by Unrepresented
B) You're still not demonstrating that Marxism killed anyone, you're still merely demonstrating that malevolent dictators are bad for the safety of their citizens --a point which we're already in agreement.
EVERYONE MENTIONED IN THOSE LINKS WERE MARXISTS. Own it.
It's about some old white men fighting for their freedom and rights (But not for the freedom and rights of blacks and women.)
And yet American led the way for both. No other nation resolved slavery without one side being killed or expelled, we did. And women have always been treated fairly well here. Lets not forget zeitgeist.
Is it turns out, the only answer to that question is "kill other people". And when it comes to Americans carrying weapons, those other people are usually other Americans. Unarmed other Americans who they feel they have the right to kill. Guns empower people to create a little bit of tyranny in their immediate vicinity. It's pretty sad to hear people raise a fuss about government tyranny and then celebrate their ability to kill their fellow citizens on a whim.
Guns in our own past were a vital tool, it allowed defense but not just from people, and it was also needed for food. In much of the world they still are. Lets not foget this.
The ideology IS itself a problem, if it can never actually exist or be achievable, and yet hundreds of millions die, Im comfortable saying there is something wrong with the ideology.
You can be comfortable, but you'd be wrong. Killing is not part of the ideology. That's man's doing and what happens when an idealistic and impossible ideology is attempted to be applied.
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"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
Originally Posted by Wiseone
This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.
Originally Posted by Navy Pride
You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.
Originally Posted by Wessexman
See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
Originally Posted by CriticalThought
Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
Originally Posted by ernst barkmann
It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"