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by Skip
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: macrocosm and ethics of morality
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: macrocosm and ethics of morality

And your question or topic of discussion?
by Skip
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?
Replies: 100
Views: 5324

Re: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?

From your keyboard to the electorate's higher cortical functions!
by Skip
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?
Replies: 100
Views: 5324

Re:

"he'll do is remove, quietly, one by one, every means the average citizen has of opposing the government." Neither Saunders nor Bill's husband are currently in line for the Big Chair, so... .... the dictator won't be a liberal. He'll be an arch-religious-conservative who will attempt to recreate th...
by Skip
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: macrocosm and ethics of morality
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: macrocosm and ethics of morality

Did you say something?
by Skip
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?
Replies: 100
Views: 5324

Re: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?

[S - I had no idea that all laws, rules and regulations were dictatorial.] If you chew gum you don't break all laws. Duh. If you use and sell cocaine, you don't break all laws. If you drive on the wrong side of the road, you don't break all laws. If you marry a second and third wife, you don't brea...
by Skip
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?
Replies: 100
Views: 5324

Re:

Never mind that the folks who ensure redress and change are the very folks who ignore that mechanism. The mere presence of the mechanism precludes dictatorship. That's it in a nutshell, yeah? Pretty much. That is to say, the US can still pull out of its political nose-dive, because those mechanisms...
by Skip
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?
Replies: 100
Views: 5324

Re: "democratic means"

You're right, nuthin' dictatorial about democratic process. A larger group dictates to a smaller group 'this is how it's gonna be': nah, nuthin' tyrannical 'bout that. # "consent of the governed" Translation: the consent of the majority (cuz, baby, if you're in the minority, your consent ain't requ...
by Skip
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?
Replies: 100
Views: 5324

Re: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?

So, just write your own dictionary? OK In political parlance, dictatorship used to mean rule by force, intimidation and discriminatory laws. In those days, a democratically elected administration was not considered a dictatorship unless it bypassed the democratic process to enact laws and retain pow...
by Skip
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?
Replies: 100
Views: 5324

Re: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?

Those people in Singapore hate gum. If you chew gum over there they will punish you. Throw you in jail or something. Fine you money. In US school our teachers were liberals and they were the same way as Singaporeans. They hated gum and would punish the kids for chewing it. They said we looked like ...
by Skip
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?
Replies: 100
Views: 5324

Re: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?

Being called a dictator is not the same as being a dictator. If there is agreement by the public, whether its policies are liberal or conservative, the government is not dictating. When challenged by popular opposiition, how the ruling party responds is the measure of whether they are, in fact, dict...
by Skip
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?
Replies: 100
Views: 5324

Re: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?

If liberals are good, Where did you get that valuation? Liberal means leaving people free, instead of forcing them to believe or obey or act according to some prescribed notion of propriety. That's neither good nor bad; it's just what the word means. Conservative means preserving something - a cult...
by Skip
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Dehumanizing Elements?
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: Dehumanizing Elements?

arsenic, chlorine, silicon, helium
by Skip
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?
Replies: 100
Views: 5324

Re: Can there be such a thing as a "Liberal Dictatorship"?

Well, we've seen what democracy can lead to... You should possibly examine what had been done to the process and infrastructure of each nominally democratic system before these end results. All the same, democracy can give rise to conservatives, extreme conservatives, fascists, emperors and theocra...
by Skip
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Issues
Replies: 11
Views: 575

Re: Issues

Granted, global warming is a vital issue for all of us, but when voters go into the voting booths, do you really think a candidate's position on global warming will inform the majority of voters which way to vote? As soon as the majority figure out that they can't get insurance or state-sponsored h...
by Skip
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Issues
Replies: 11
Views: 575

Re: Issues

- Climate change - Climate-change associated emergency relief - Climate-change related human migration - Climate-change caused damage control and infrastructure repair - Health care - Gun violence - Tribal violence - International relations with special attention to all the ongoing military entangle...