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by henry quirk
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 170
Views: 1358

meh

:walking:
by henry quirk
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 170
Views: 1358

"The far-right is all over the weeb and social media punting their rebranded toss." Just like everyone...not seein' any one line of thinkin' dominating the net ether. # "They are also out and about murdering people and politicians." Here, in America, it's self-described socialists makin' with the vi...
by henry quirk
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 170
Views: 1358

"I think the whole premise of this strand is screwed up." That's why I focused my attention elewhere, from the start. # "What's popular...is damning your opposition AS "Nazis" and abusing them instead of hearing whatever they might have to say." True. They ask "is is it wrong to punch a nazi?"; I sa...
by henry quirk
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 170
Views: 1358

"I don't really care one way or the other at this point what you do with your taxes."

Then we're on the same page, you and me: you don't care if I'm a criminal; I don't care if you're a sucker.

This is how civillization starts.
by henry quirk
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 170
Views: 1358

Gary, consider this...

...you're in line at the grocery: your basket has what you reckon to be about ten dollars worth of products. You might be off a dollar or two in either direction, but you expect to pay no more than twelve and no less than eight bucks. You reach the checkout, your items are rung up, you're told your ...
by henry quirk
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 170
Views: 1358

"Just as climate change protesters arguably should reject some obligations to keep the peace when they are climbing up stuff to draw attention to their cause."

Indeed: clamor and climb and chain (not on my roof, though, cuz I'll just shoot you down [with the kid's pellet gun]).
by henry quirk
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 170
Views: 1358

"Cheating" on taxes would be unethical and akin to freeloading on the dime of those who meet their allotted tax obligations." If the bulk of my taxes are spent in ways I disagree with, and I get no relief through the ballot box, givin' less is protest. As for the ethics: mine say 'don't get robbed' ...
by henry quirk
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 187
Views: 2769

"The Golden Rule (when correctly understood) is completely compatible with the fresh, new paradigm for Ethics..."

...and with the very old, very sensible MYOB.

So: I'll go my way, you go yours, yeah?

Too bad (for me): your way won't allow you to leave me be.

Too bad (for you): leavin' me be is the only option I'm givin' you.
by henry quirk
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 170
Views: 1358

"You are...welcome to yadda yadda yadda." I pay folks, folks pay me...it's called 'transacation'...it's called 'contract'...it's called 'civillization': 'polituburo' isn't needed or wanted (by me). # "Henry, you live in a society." No: I live in close proximity to other folks, most of them strangers...
by henry quirk
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 170
Views: 1358

pick one

Liberty? You have as much liberty as you claim and hold. Property? You have as much as you can claim and hold. Individual rights? Claim them, hold them. ...or... Liberty? You’ll have as much liberty as the politburo allows. Property? You'll have what's left over after 'the people' take what they wan...
by henry quirk
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 184
Views: 1455

"Cross-generational team work. Something individualists can't quite grasp."

"...for the man who studies to gain insight, books and studies are merely rungs of the ladder on which he climbs to the summit of knowledge. As soon as a rung has raised him up one step, he leaves it behind. On the other hand, the many who study in order to fill their memory do not use the rungs of ...
by henry quirk
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 187
Views: 2769

"The Golden Rule, as I understand it, is: Treat others as you would like to be treated (unless you have Sado-masochistic tendencies); and don't do to anyone what you don't want done to yourself." My interpretation: mind your own business, keep your hands to yourself, or else. Primordially ethical, I...
by henry quirk
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 170
Views: 1358

"So I'll let you keep it"

like you have any say-so about what I keep or throw away :laughing:

Mannie, he's yours...be gentle with him.