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by Melchior
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Truman's folly
Replies: 102
Views: 12812

Re: Truman's folly

Impenitent wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:53 pm
Melchior wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:06 am
Impenitent wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:35 am


right... wide eyes have committed genocide since 1492

-Imp
Huh?
ask an Indian

-Imp
The United States is relatively unblemished by the kind of thing you are talking about. The Spaniards....now there's a bunch of scum!

Now stick to the goddam topic! TRUMAN!!!!
by Melchior
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is there such a thing as a merciful death?
Replies: 89
Views: 12376

Re: Is there such a thing as a merciful death?

Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn't seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps, "My friend is dead! What can I do?" The operator says, "Calm down. I can help. First, let's make sure he...
by Melchior
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Truman's folly
Replies: 102
Views: 12812

Re: Truman's folly

What exactly do you mean by 'crush'? Is that like 'kicking their 'ass' '? You yank warmongers have such quaint ways of referring to mass murder and genocide. Not really. Consider The Great War, which the US did not enter until very late (and probably unwisely). We actually have not been the ones gu...
by Melchior
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Truman's folly
Replies: 102
Views: 12812

Re: Truman's folly

I have a BA in philosophy, and am very well read.
by Melchior
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Truman's folly
Replies: 102
Views: 12812

Re: Truman's folly

To try to avoid a war that seems inevitable when the circumstances favour your side is stupid. Hitler could have been stopped earlier, and much easier, when Germany was still weak. All we have been doing with regard to North Korea is just like what happened before, with Germany and Japan. We need t...
by Melchior
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Truman's folly
Replies: 102
Views: 12812

Re: Truman's folly

To try to avoid a war that seems inevitable when the circumstances favour your side is stupid. Hitler could have been stopped earlier, and much easier, when Germany was still weak. All we have been doing with regard to North Korea is just like what happened before, with Germany and Japan. We need to...
by Melchior
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Truman's folly
Replies: 102
Views: 12812

Re: FYI Melchior

It's not different from the Americans on here saying the 'nuking' of Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved 'lots (how many?) of American lives' (apparently they are worth more). No, the Japs left us little choice. That's just sick. I suppose the Koreans will 'leave you little choice' too. Britain's greatest...
by Melchior
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Truman's folly
Replies: 102
Views: 12812

Re: Truman's folly

Please remember that this is about Truman, not the current situation per se.
by Melchior
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Truman's folly
Replies: 102
Views: 12812

Re: FYI Melchior

Actually I wish someone would 'nuke' your evil, world's biggest pest bastard bugger of a country. The 'sacrifice' would save many millions of nonAmerican lives. I'm sorry you feel that way, VT. A lot of innocent people here would be killed if the US were nuked. I assume I would be one of them. It's...
by Melchior
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Truman's folly
Replies: 102
Views: 12812

Re: FYI Melchior

Gary Childress wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:12 pm
Melchior, feel free to reply to my comments about your OP in my answer to VT's post. I'm up for dialog if it is constructive.

With you? No! Hell no!
by Melchior
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Your call. What do you do?
Replies: 149
Views: 18098

Re: Your call. What do you do?

and comrade obama's deal with Iran guarantees peaceful utopia -Imp Not a good comment, Impertinent. I think many of us just want to peacefully coexist. I don't think Iran poses much of an existential threat to the US if we don't act with hostility toward them. Obama acted like a relatively responsi...
by Melchior
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Truman's folly
Replies: 102
Views: 12812

Truman's folly

He should have allowed MacArthur to finish them off....now look what has happened!


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-hist ... s-in-korea
by Melchior
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Should women be spanked if they want it?
Replies: 12
Views: 1516

Re: Should women be spanked if they want it?

You don't get out much, do you?
by Melchior
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Noam Chomsky Versus Free Speech
Replies: 103
Views: 10441

Re: Noam Chomsky Versus Free Speech

Why should I care if someone wants "freedom of speech" in order to insult and offend the disadvantaged on a college campus? Is it really that important to ridicule people in wheel chairs or something, or call blacks the "n" word? Maybe we should teach Mein Kampf in public schools? I've heard that H...
by Melchior
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Noam Chomsky Versus Free Speech
Replies: 103
Views: 10441

Re: Noam Chomsky Versus Free Speech

What is there to "get"? Are the majority being "oppressed" by minorities now? Have you ever been a victim of "political correctness" going overboard? I know I haven't. You have your head in the sand. Google 'college speech codes.' Here is one quick example I pulled: Greg Lukianoff of the Foundation...