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by Nick_A
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: What is "Globalism"?
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: What is "Globalism"?

America is unique in that the purpose for its existence is the attempt at self government. By definition then, the surrender to globalism for America means the end of self government and the transformation into the belief in rule by a new great God which will derive its power from the belief in Glob...
by Nick_A
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Was Marx Right
Replies: 67
Views: 1732

Re: Was Marx Right

So which is it? Does our consciousness determine our existence or does the quality of our existence determine our consciousness? If Marx is right mankind is the Great Beast which must be conditioned by society with the goal of producing utopia. If Plato and the essence of Christianity are right, Ma...
by Nick_A
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Was Marx Right
Replies: 67
Views: 1732

Re: Was Marx Right

Obviously you don't believe in the forms described by Plato Surely not. But suppose Man doesn't direct the process and create his being in history? Instead it just happens like life in the jungle happens in accordance with universal laws. You are assuming consciouness and freedom of choice where I ...
by Nick_A
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Was Marx Right
Replies: 67
Views: 1732

Re: Was Marx Right

Who wins at war? From the Marx perspective, and for those in the cave, it is the victory of communism defeating those who oppose communism. The question results in fierce debates. For those leaving the prison of cave life, they know the winner is "force." Simone Weil describes force in the beginning...
by Nick_A
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Was Marx Right
Replies: 67
Views: 1732

Re: Was Marx Right

Scott Given you are likely assuming something universally FIXED about 'good behavior' that you might think exists identically in all of us, why would we EVER choose any behavior distinctly at odds with any other human? I've only noticed the religious to dictate WHICH beliefs are 'right' by the same ...
by Nick_A
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Was Marx Right
Replies: 67
Views: 1732

Re: Was Marx Right

Notice how difficult it is to discuss ideas from a human perspective and how easily discussion devolves into habitual opinions of the Great Beast. Philosophy should allow and encourage human discussion as opposed to the opinions of the Great Beast. If we can't it can only mean that the ideas propose...
by Nick_A
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Was Marx Right
Replies: 67
Views: 1732

Re: Was Marx Right

EXACTLY, Completely irrelevant. It is irrelevant for Marx but essential for the process of leaving the cave and for Man to become human. There is no such thing as "become human". Humans are what humans do. The man animal does what it does. Conscious humanity can do what it does. Leaving the cave an...
by Nick_A
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Is philosophy important?
Replies: 20
Views: 1212

Re: Is philosophy important?

What we lose if we forget it. Life keeps going. I think it is very important to know philosophy too. It is as important as science and art. From Jacob Needleman's book: "The Heart of Philosophy" Chapter 1 Introduction Man cannot live without philosophy. This is not a figure of speech but a literal ...
by Nick_A
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Is philosophy important?
Replies: 20
Views: 1212

Re: Is philosophy important?

What we lose if we forget it. Life keeps going. I think it is very important to know philosophy too. It is as important as science and art. From Jacob Needleman's book: "The Heart of Philosophy" Chapter 1 Introduction Man cannot live without philosophy. This is not a figure of speech but a literal ...
by Nick_A
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Was Marx Right
Replies: 67
Views: 1732

Re: Was Marx Right

According to marx there is no objective morality as expressions of objective conscience. There is no need for it. The dictates of the government takes over this responsibility. “Never do anything against conscience, even if the state demands it.” ― Albert Einstein There is no such thing as your cons...
by Nick_A
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Was Marx Right
Replies: 67
Views: 1732

Re: Was Marx Right

The leopard cannot change its spots. Yeah. But the "leopard" never admits to itself that it is a "leopard." It's hard for human beings to admit to themselves what's in a human being. We'd all like to imagine that the answer is "sunshine and light." But sunshine and light don't kill people. Marxism ...
by Nick_A
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Was Marx Right
Replies: 67
Views: 1732

Re: Was Marx Right

Christianity has absolutely nothing to offer here. And you last sentence is either confused or meaningless hyperbole. The whole purpose of Christianity theoretically is to enable the old Man to become the New Man Through the resurrection. EXACTLY, Completely irrelevant. It is irrelevant for Marx bu...
by Nick_A
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Was Marx Right
Replies: 67
Views: 1732

Re: Was Marx Right

So which is it? Does our consciousness determine our existence or does the quality of our existence determine our consciousness? If Marx is right mankind is the Great Beast which must be conditioned by society with the goal of producing utopia. If Plato and the essence of Christianity are right, Ma...
by Nick_A
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Was Marx Right
Replies: 67
Views: 1732

Re: Was Marx Right

Why doesn't our species remember the past? We do. But selectively. Many of us pretend not to "remember" the things we don't want to "remember." And that's why we end up making the same basic mistakes again and again...like Socialism. If we were willing to face the facts of what Socialism has been, ...
by Nick_A
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Was Marx Right
Replies: 67
Views: 1732

Re: Was Marx Right

Awareness of our source? What do you have in mind there? The human collective soul or essence is dual natured. Its lower parts arise from the earth while its higher parts descend from above causing the contradictions we all experience. Plato describes our situation in the chariot allegory. As of no...