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by Dachshund
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 276
Views: 8490

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

You should be interested in taking the psychological test. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9TS1pRmajU Imagine all the faux outrage over that skit nowadays (and then the faux apologies). You are right, Frank! I am faux outraged thinking about the faux outrage that would ensue! :wink: Here are two f...
by Dachshund
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Evil Right Wing Fascism will eventually win
Replies: 50
Views: 1692

Re: Evil Right Wing Fascism will eventually win

If you want to discuss ideologies, you ought to have at least a definition of those ideologies that makes them different from any other idelogy. Before you can discuss the difference between things, first you need to be upfront about what you are trying to achieve and what your values are. Why are ...
by Dachshund
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 276
Views: 8490

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

Please ignore the last sentence in paragraph 4 of my post above; it should have been deleted !

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by Dachshund
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 276
Views: 8490

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

Heavens no. Your projections do not define understanding. It means a human must keep moving to keep warm. Of course these days technology has outstripped evolution. People just stay indoors and have the heat delivered. In olden days when people moved to keep warm, things got built. Things got done....
by Dachshund
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 276
Views: 8490

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

Climate could be the significant factor for achievement. Northern climes require and promote tenacity. Equatorial tropics are more mañana oriented. Yes, exactly. In the case of the Vikings, for example, the harsh coldness of the Nordic climate and the rugged, barren Scandinavian landscape forged a ...
by Dachshund
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 276
Views: 8490

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

A thousand years ago the west was a joke and the Middle East the hub of learning and civilisation. Later on western Europeans went by another name - Barbarians. Everything cycles. Why are people so insecure that they'd ignore the obviousness of the history and posit local current circumstances as a...
by Dachshund
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 276
Views: 8490

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

I don't think anyone can call it 'white' achievement. Look at all the things the Chinese invented. There was the golden age of Islam, with advances in science and mathematics. Humans are infinitely complex and you can't simply say that one race of people has made all the advancements. Oh, and huge ...
by Dachshund
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 276
Views: 8490

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

Are you talking about 'Western civilization', or specifically American culture eg McDonald's, Burger King, Chuck E Cheese, Hot dogs, Pizza Hutt, Fifty cent, Beyonce etc? Hi McDonalds and Pizza Hut, Beyonce and Taylor Swift are examples of American junk culture, that is US -style, capitalist pop-cul...
by Dachshund
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 276
Views: 8490

DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

"Diversity is our Greatest Strength !". This is the mantra that is continuously chanted by mainstream academics, journalists, educators and politicians in the United States today, and they mean all kinds if diversity: language; religion; culture; sexuality and in particular, race. Of course, when yo...
by Dachshund
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: "THE DECLINE OF THE WEST"
Replies: 0
Views: 245

"THE DECLINE OF THE WEST"

I am interested in discussing an aspect of Oswald Spengler's major work, "The Decline of the West" ( 1922). If anyone is familiar with this text, and would like to help me with my query please let me know, and I will explain what it is I am finding difficult to understand.


Regard


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by Dachshund
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: How Come no Boycotts Against New Zealand?
Replies: 95
Views: 5737

Re: How Come no Boycotts Against New Zealand?

You cannot compare the fate of Maoris with the fate of Australian Aboriginals or Native Americans. The Maoris were strong enough to gain a much stronger foothold into NZ's modern societies than the others, each largely wiped out by displacement and disease. And what is it, precisely that is current...
by Dachshund
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Kalam cosmological argument - any objections ?
Replies: 40
Views: 4230

The Kalam cosmological argument - any objections ?

I think that William Craig's work on the Kalam cosmological argument provides the most compelling case for the probable existence of "God" that we have to date. So far I have not read any objections that seriously undercut or defeat any of the core components of Craig's argument. If any one has any ...