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  • On Mon, 8 Feb 2016, 9:41am PST in Modern Educayshun, Patrick said:

    wow, that video is actually modern educashun.

  • On Sun, 7 Feb 2016, 6:23pm PST in Mindsets and Subtexts, Patrick said:

    justme says

    On the other hand, propagandists in the opposition will try to trap you into a mold of having to be "nice" (exhibit good will) to them. For example, the right-wing is trying to indoctrinate the voters that they should dislike "negative" campaign ads, where "negative" really means any ad that speaks the truth about their candidate or issue.

    yes, the other side will demand "respect" which often is just a codeword for conformity to their point of view. but you can stick to your own point and still present it in a sympathetic way.

    for example, in PC circles (ny times, npr) it must absolutely never be mentioned that most terrorism worldwide (deliberate murder of random civilians) is islamic terrorism. to do so would be to "disrespect" islam in the PC view. yet the very strong connection between islam and terrorism is a fact, and so should not be denied. to be sympathetic, we should point out that the majority of victims of islamic terrorism are in fact other muslims.

  • On Sun, 7 Feb 2016, 9:27am PST in Definition of Terrorism, Patrick said:

    Blurtman says

    What difference does it make

    it's the difference between negligent homicide and first degree murder:

    Negligent homicide is a criminal charge brought against people who, through criminal negligence, allow others to die.

    Negligent homicide is a lesser included offense to first and second degree murder...

    we punish them differently, which is as it should be, since they are not morally equivalent, even if someone is dead in both cases. dead is dead, but motives matter. george w bush is a lying sack of shit who should at the very least be in jail for starting a war under false pretenses, resulting in so many deaths. but it wasn't first degree murder. (except perhaps in the case of saddam hussein)

    terrorism is yet lower than even first degree murder, since terrorists don't even have any particular person in mind. it is the sheer bloody minded hate and desire to kill as many random people as possible that makes it the lowest possible crime.

    blurtman's subtext seems to be his approval of actual terrorism.

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