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by Skip
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Civil war in USA
Replies: 40
Views: 470

Re: Civil war in USA

They can't make it worse. If the country is destined to fall or break apart, it will happen piecemeal, incrementally, not in a single, decisive* civil war. The Trump gang has done serious damage to the political process - precipitately more than the cumulative damage that produced Trump. And when th...
by Skip
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Propaganda Antidote
Replies: 86
Views: 668

Re: Propaganda Antidote

[Skip: propaganda means (explicitly, not implicitly) a deliberate, co-ordinated campaign of transmitting information to an audience, where the information is selected, organized, slanted, distorted, falsified, emotionally weighted, packaged and presented in such a way as to persuade the audience of...
by Skip
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Propaganda Antidote
Replies: 86
Views: 668

Re: Propaganda Antidote

The one thing clear from the last two pages: propaganda works.
by Skip
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Propaganda Antidote
Replies: 86
Views: 668

Re: Propaganda Antidote

I've seen some fat-ass'd, big-gutted commies...mebbe that's why they want socialism so bad: to lose weight I'd like to see a comparative lineup. Not sure what you mean by commie, but I'll be generous and include everyone who demands social justice. So you can start with the white supremacists on on...
by Skip
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Harry Styles Wearing a Dress
Replies: 60
Views: 485

Re: Harry Styles Wearing a Dress

vegetariantaxidermy wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:49 am Keep believing what you want. I'm just a woman so I wouldn't know :roll:
That's okay. What a dull old world this would if everyone in it were clever - or honest.
The women of my acquaintance know quite a lot.
by Skip
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Harry Styles Wearing a Dress
Replies: 60
Views: 485

Re: Harry Styles Wearing a Dress

Don't know where you are from but I rarely see women tottering around in stillettoes in their daily lives, and when they do wear them it's because they like them, and love the look and feel of them. You don't watch television, visit professional office buildings, walk along city streets or ride pub...
by Skip
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Civil war in USA
Replies: 40
Views: 470

Re: Civil war in USA

You already have 50-some registered political parties. Start with proportional representation https://www.britannica.com/topic/proportional-representation and see how many are still viable in four years or eight years. (Always assuming the world lasts and the US remains a democracy.) Some might do b...
by Skip
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Propaganda Antidote
Replies: 86
Views: 668

Re: Propaganda Antidote

Unfortunately, the gut is the most vulnerable organ!
Trump supporters are notoriously well endowed in that department.
by Skip
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Civil war in USA
Replies: 40
Views: 470

Re: Civil war in USA

and why i have been a registered Independant thouugh Libertarian minded. The Libertarian Party has moved too far to the Right post Iraqnam, so while they and i were in accord 20 yrs ago - we no longer are sadly. Good. Stay away from them - they're only woefully, illogically, pigheadedly wrong now, ...
by Skip
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Harry Styles Wearing a Dress
Replies: 60
Views: 485

Re: Harry Styles Wearing a Dress

How would you know 'why' women do or wear 'anything'? I listen to people. You seriously believe that women wear (what you refer to as) 'feminine' clothing to attract men? That's certainly one big personal, rather than practical, reason. Same as men wear and say and do what they think will attract w...
by Skip
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Harry Styles Wearing a Dress
Replies: 60
Views: 485

Re: Harry Styles Wearing a Dress

It is irrelevant THAT those women who want choice for themselves may favor that of men. But they would interpret that freedom in way that they do not want others to interpret of them: that if a man wears a dress, he must be gay and someone I would not want to date for that assumption, while still w...
by Skip
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Propaganda Antidote
Replies: 86
Views: 668

Re: Propaganda Antidote

If you remove the social stigma/negative connotation from the meaning of the word "propaganda" then just about everything humans do fits the bill. Philosophy included. Propaganda implies motivated reasoning/goal-seeking behaviour. I don't think so. I think propaganda means (explicitly, not implicit...
by Skip
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Propaganda Antidote
Replies: 86
Views: 668

Re: Propaganda Antidote

[By “lies” I was referring to propaganda of the negative sort.] [Is there any other sort?] Actually, Skip, I’m not sure who it was, but there’s an earlier post asserting that propaganda is not always negative, suggesting then that some propaganda is not negative but positive. That’s not my position...
by Skip
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Harry Styles Wearing a Dress
Replies: 60
Views: 485

Re: Harry Styles Wearing a Dress

[Scott Mayers: It is irrelevant THAT those women.... Why is it alright to dictate that society's men should not JUDGE women for their choices while it IS still alright to JUDGE men for it.] [S: The same reason it's all right for you to judge "those women" - ? because everybody judges] I dislike bei...
by Skip
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Propaganda Antidote
Replies: 86
Views: 668

Re: Propaganda Antidote

commonsense wrote: Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:59 pm By “lies” I was referring to propaganda of the negative sort.
Is there any other sort?