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    Re: Is Democracy Antithetical to 'Terrorism'

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Well, one expression of it would be superstitian. Someone either noticed or thought they noticed a correlation between two events (black cat and something bad happening) and the pattern matching in our brain linked them up.
    Or likely auspicious events led people to learn from a larger causal pattern in the universe which is not often repeated, but leaves a memory so strong is is culturally passed on.

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    Re: Is Democracy Antithetical to 'Terrorism'

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Or likely auspicious events led people to learn from a larger causal pattern in the universe which is not often repeated, but leaves a memory so strong is is culturally passed on.
    Still the point remains. We, as humans, are constantly trying to figure out the relationships between stuff.

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    Re: Is Democracy Antithetical to 'Terrorism'

    And this is like grinding your head against a wall because these patterns are only decipherable or 'perceivable' at a higher state of consciousness. They can be encoded and interpreted and divined but this is merely a result of the opacity of wordly thinking. Let us empty our mind of all thoughts...

    http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoA_An...eature=related

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    Re: Is Democracy Antithetical to 'Terrorism'

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    And this is like grinding your head against a wall because these patterns are only decipherable or 'perceivable' at a higher state of consciousness. They can be encoded and interpreted and divined but this is merely a result of the opacity of wordly thinking. Let us empty our mind of all thoughts...

    http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoA_An...eature=related
    Science does a good job at figuring out the causes for things. The problem with pattern matching is that it cannot tell the difference between correlation and causation. So while pattern matching has some use, there are superior ways of gathering data.

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    Re: Is Democracy Antithetical to 'Terrorism'

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Science does a good job at figuring out the causes for things.
    Actually it is a philosophy of causation in physics that breaks down at the considerations of the quantum aspect of the universe.

    there are superior ways of gathering data
    Like whut?

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    Re: Is Democracy Antithetical to 'Terrorism'

    Until there is a mass awakening to the root cause of fanaticism that grows out of CULTS such as Islam there will be no peace ever.

    You can claim the fault lies only with the west because of interfering in Islamic Countries but then you be missing the bigger picture that clearly shows there are more Terrorist attacks carried out in So-called Islamic Countries than anywhere and who exactly are the ones being killed nearly every day?

    It hurt me as a Christian to say this but it's as true today as it has been throughout time, that there would be a lot less wars and killing world wide if all religion were banned, PERIOD, end of story.

    There are over 20 religions that all claim to have the same GOLDEN RULE.

    But I know of no Nation on Earth that practices this RULE RELIGIOUSLY.

    If all people could follow this one simple rule can you imagine how much better everything because we could all stop wasting our resources on military tools.

    Poverty could end almost over night, along with hunger, medical research could make great strides forward, all by just practicing.
    what TEN little words say to us.

    DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU HAVE OTHERS DO UNTO YOU

    These are truly words to live by.
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    Re: Is Democracy Antithetical to 'Terrorism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Until there is a mass awakening to the root cause of fanaticism that grows out of CULTS such as Islam there will be no peace ever.

    You can claim the fault lies only with the west because of interfering in Islamic Countries but hen you be missing the bigger picture that clearly shows there are more Terrorist attacks carried out in So-called Islamic Countries than anywhere and who exactly are the ones being killed nearly every day?
    Or the bigger picture that more of their countries are under or have been occupied by foreign powers. Almost all terror attacks prior to Iraq were to coerce an occupying democratic government.

    It hurt me as a Christian to say this but it's as true today as it has been throughout time, that there would be a lot less wars and killing world wide if all religion were banned, PERIOD, end of story.
    Your religion maybe . LOL.

    Democratic is not a noun it's an adjective Democrat is a noun. So we have a Democrat Party that is democratic, and it's people who claim to be educated that say it most and we hear it daily on TV and Radio, even the great and wonderful new Messiah of the Democrat party Obama says it wrong every day.
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    Re: Is Democracy Antithetical to 'Terrorism'

    Does anyone around believe that democratic initiatives can spur anti-terror results? This was a major part of Bush's and now Obama's anti-terror strategy. I feel such efforts are fitting a square opeg in a round hole as our model of democracy doesnt culturally fit many nations just as neo-liberalism or the washington consensus fails many states.

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    Re: Is Democracy Antithetical to 'Terrorism'

    There's nothing pro or anti democratic about terrorism. Democracy only refers to the ideals of representative government. The two are entirely unrelated.

    However, I assume the notion is that democracy will produce stability and wealth, which would, in turn reduce terrorist action. The first premise is not necessarily true, though. A democratic government, especially one forced on people as we are attempting to do in the Middle East, has little to do with the attitudes and customs of a people. First comes peace and prosperity, then comes democracy, not the other way around.
    Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.

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    Re: Is Democracy Antithetical to 'Terrorism'

    I think all forms of govt. are compatible with terrorism. It's utility depends on the given circumstances.

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