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by henry quirk
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the limits of fascism
Replies: 205
Views: 1941

Re: the limits of fascism

*A bootstrapping process is required. Start with IQ. That's the baseline capacity to understand, much less manipulate, information better than other people, particularly with regard to complexity and scale. Add knowledge, relevant to the position in question. And finally conscientiousness, which ou...
by henry quirk
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: What Should Teachers Teach?
Replies: 117
Views: 1288

Re: What Should Teachers Teach?

Yes, I do see some danger in this. All respectable professionals are peer reviewed, and sometimes have to do refresher courses. There also must be safety standards that protect whistleblowers. professionals we're not to question, reviewin' professionals we're not to question: check professionals we...
by henry quirk
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Capitol building is breached by the Retrumplicans NOW!
Replies: 344
Views: 2994

Re: The Capitol building is breached by the Retrumplicans NOW!

Dang. I want that no-prize. But I can't get that one.

movie: *serenity; character: mr. universe









*really just a big screen, expanded episode of the firefly series, a short-lived space opera that's appropriate for the times
by henry quirk
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: American election.
Replies: 1104
Views: 16754

Re: American election.

Bold Belinda: Hate speech must be made illegal, and the law enforced. Mysterious Mannie: It already is. True "hate speech" is rightly called "incitement to violence," and one can be charged for it. in context, free men and women ought to concern themselves with, look to squelch, quantifiably injurio...
by henry quirk
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: American election.
Replies: 1104
Views: 16754

Re: American election.

tillingborn wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:52 pm
Impenitent wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:26 pm after silencing the deplorables on social media, make the deplorables wear gold stars and send them to reeducation camps...

Carlisle school redux

utopia

-Imp
This is doublespeak. Do you think 1984 was meant as a handbook?
not a handbook: just a warning
by henry quirk
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: justice for just us
Replies: 17
Views: 220

Re: justice for just us

Revolution. You can't fix a broken system with it's own broken tools, yes...a revolution with an eye toward a natural rights libertarian minarchy is exactly what we need bet you have other ideas, though Libertarian Whatever would be much better than what we have now, but in most cases it would resu...
by henry quirk
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the limits of fascism
Replies: 205
Views: 1941

Re: the limits of fascism

If you believe there aren't people made of finer clay with a better REASON to be in charge, then by all means, we should have a democracy. But you'd be completely and utterly wrong. How to vet them is an entirely different question. so, how do we vet them? finer clay to assess finer clay ? and who ...
by henry quirk
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: What Should Teachers Teach?
Replies: 117
Views: 1288

Re: What Should Teachers Teach?

You at least have some practical experience of teaching so you are more credible than a complete amateur. nice of you to say irrelevant, though these examples of finer clay , these profesionals, these technocrats , should not be questioned you see no danger in that? Yes, I do see some danger in thi...
by henry quirk
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: justice for just us
Replies: 17
Views: 220

Re: justice for just us

When a cop is accused of a major crime they get paid administrative leave. When a rich person is accused of a major crime they get bail. When a poor person is accused of a major crime, they get jail, with all the excessive automatic punishment that entails. assumed innocent, assumed able to win in ...
by henry quirk
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the limits of fascism
Replies: 205
Views: 1941

Re: the limits of fascism

If you believe there aren't people made of finer clay with a better REASON to be in charge, then by all means, we should have a democracy. But you'd be completely and utterly wrong. How to vet them is an entirely different question. so, how do we vet them? finer clay to assess finer clay ? and who ...
by henry quirk
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Capitol building is breached by the Retrumplicans NOW!
Replies: 344
Views: 2994

Re: The Capitol building is breached by the Retrumplicans NOW!

“Ayatollah can tweet, but Trump can’t” - Lindsey Graham * Those who make that so determine what is heard. It's not by accident the media oligarchs are cutting off Trump. He was exposing what they were doing, and threatening to break up their monopolies on each of the three major media sources. No w...
by henry quirk
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Green Economy and Society
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: The Green Economy and Society

Today as never before we have a fundamental choice in how we organise society. ... We can live in a globalised society centred on some form of Big Brother. We can lived in a globalised society centred on autonomous individuals. We can live a globalised society centred on the local community and cul...
by henry quirk
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Von Miller and His Ex
Replies: 22
Views: 204

Re: Von Miller and His Ex

Here's my question: If Von Miller's girlfriend had decided to abort the baby, there would be no outrage at all. If anybody commented, others would surely be swift to say, "It's her business, and none of yours." However, these same people clearly feel that if Miller wishes for the baby to die, even ...
by henry quirk
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God Endowed Humans with Free Will?
Replies: 90
Views: 623

Re: God Endowed Humans with Free Will?

the bitch of it is: bein' free means bein' free to be wrong, to do wrong obviously god thought the benefits of bein' a free will outweigh the liabilities A tidy summary...and accurate. like I told B: I got just the right balance of caffeine & nicotine goin', so, right now, I'm a master of insight &...
by henry quirk
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: justice for just us
Replies: 17
Views: 220

Re: justice for just us

When a cop is accused of a major crime they get paid administrative leave. When a rich person is accused of a major crime they get bail. When a poor person is accused of a major crime, they get jail, with all the excessive automatic punishment that entails. assumed innocent, assumed able to win in ...