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by Gary Childress
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Cultural Relativism is wrong
Replies: 9
Views: 102

Re: Cultural Relativism is wrong

Someone please explain to me: If you're not a nazi, how could one possibly want to protect the nazi scum? Nazis exterminated: * Anyone who wasn't a nazi. * Anyone who had a disability or illness that made the unfit for military service or labor. * Social-democrats and liberals. * Lots of other inno...
by Gary Childress
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 166
Views: 1297

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Surely you don't think brandishing a swastika and shouting Sig Heil makes one a Nazi in 2019? Don't know about yours but ours generally don't do anything that stupid anymore. The world is more complex than appearances. I agree and so do they, that's why the alt-right sound so reasonable now but the...
by Gary Childress
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Arresting Thoughts
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: Arresting Thoughts

Maeve Roughton asks if it’s becoming a crime to think the wrong thoughts. https://philosophynow.org/issues/120/Arresting_Thoughts We live in the age of doxing and Wikileaks. Nothing is private and something we said in a forum 10 years ago during a difficult breakup with a girlfriend can come back a...
by Gary Childress
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Cultural Relativism is wrong
Replies: 9
Views: 102

Re: Cultural Relativism is wrong

Someone please explain to me: If you're not a nazi, how could one possibly want to protect the nazi scum? Nazis exterminated: * Anyone who wasn't a nazi. * Anyone who had a disability or illness that made the unfit for military service or labor. * Social-democrats and liberals. * Lots of other inno...
by Gary Childress
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 166
Views: 1297

Re: 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 Gary Childress
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 166
Views: 1297

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I know. I wasn't telling you. I was conceding that you are right and I am wrong. Yeah, but the key point is not your concession. The key point is that "right" and "wrong" are contextual. Democracy is not a silver bullet. It works in some places. It fails in some places. Your country sounds pretty m...
by Gary Childress
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 166
Views: 1297

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OK. Well, you got me then. I guess I was wrong. Sounds like the ethical thing to do would be to cheat on your taxes. I know. You don't have to tell me that it's ethical to rob the government so I can feed, clothe and educate my kids. I know. I wasn't telling you. I was conceding that you are right ...
by Gary Childress
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 166
Views: 1297

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Sure. Convince 35 million people to vote otherwise. Do you mean, "sure" as in, "sure, it's prosperity" or "sure" as in "sure, it isn't prosperity"? Sure, as in - the narrative doesn't matter. The tax rate keeps climbing. The voters keep voting how they vote. If somebody is prospering it sure as fuc...
by Gary Childress
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 166
Views: 1297

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Because the majority voters are "the poor". And they are voting themselves into prosperity. Funny, if they are imposing a 70% tax on themselves and everyone is struggling like you are, then it doesn't sound like "prosperity". Sure. Convince 35 million people to vote otherwise. Do you mean, "sure" a...
by Gary Childress
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 166
Views: 1297

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Apparently your fellow countrymen and women did. It does sound pretty ridiculous, though. Why would your people do that to the poor? Because the majority voters are "the poor". And they are voting themselves into prosperity. Funny, if they are imposing a 70% tax on themselves and everyone is strugg...
by Gary Childress
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 166
Views: 1297

Re: Re:

Logik wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:10 pm
Gary Childress wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:09 pm
If others are paying their fair share and you cheat then wouldn't it be fair for you to get locked up?
And who decided 80% for zero services is "fair" ?
Apparently your fellow countrymen and women did. It does sound pretty ridiculous, though. Why would your people do that to the poor?
by Gary Childress
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 166
Views: 1297

Re: Re:

Logik wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:07 pm
Gary Childress wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:07 pm
So you can get locked up.
And that's fair then?
If others are paying their fair share and you cheat then wouldn't it be fair for you to get locked up?
by Gary Childress
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 166
Views: 1297

Re: Re:

Logik wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:06 pm
I don't understand. If "cheating on your taxes" is unethical, why are you encouraging unethical behaviour?
So you can get locked up.
by Gary Childress
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 166
Views: 1297

Re: Re:

OK! I'll start cheating on my taxes. Sounds like the thing to do, right? I mean, if it's ok for each person to make that determination on their own whether or not they feel like they ought to cheat on their taxes, then by all means! I mean, I don't like paying for all that military hardware, since ...
by Gary Childress
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 166
Views: 1297

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Since you are going to trivialise my argument down to one simplistic question, then I am going to do the same.. You mean a democracy like Zimbabwe? Do you live in England? If so is England not a democracy? And if it is, how on Earth did so many people vote for such high taxes? I'm pretty sure you d...