Political suicide...um..I mean correctness
I'll be under a big rock if anyone need me.
Given the direction that the world seems to be heading, you may very well find me under the neighbouring one...
It appears that many of the residents don't like being associated with lesbians, hence greater use of the "v". So yes, they are either contributing to the fall of Western civilization, or, you could argue, getting back to a more correct version of the name of the island. I read this on the internet, so I cannot vouch for its veracity.ajkula66 wrote: ↑Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:30 amAhem...that very island of Lesbos has its name in the root of the word "lesbian"...so I guess something has changed for reasons unknown.
Linguistics aside, the story just shows - once and again - that the Western civilization is hellbent on committing suicide....
Good to know, thanks. So it's then more about the islanders not wanting to be associated with lesBians, which is their right. As it is the right of lesbians to b ... lesbians. (No pun intended).dr_st wrote: ↑Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:07 amAccording to this, the pronunciation of β was changed from sounding like an English 'B' in Ancient Greek to sounding like English 'V' in Modern Greek. Thus we established that there is at least one historical process which is unrelated to the Western civilization's gallop towards suicide.
ahhh, puppy.. i like puppy even though he's a (maybe fabian) socialist..coolcat37 wrote: ↑Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:06 ami must say we didn't let them in. this was fostered from way up. try noticing how hard you're being effed by the upper echelons/decision makers or organizing yourselves while working fulltime. it's impossible. and that's by design. you think people had a say in this?
btw puppy has been inactive the past few weeks, but for those who care: more deaths in germany and france in immigration related crimes. also, more r4pes but don't forget to go out and get that frappucino at starbucks and upload your newest selfie online
I've heard similar stories from people that I've known all of my life, and it doesn't seem that there's enough of political will anywhere to get these issues resolved. Depressing.
Well, there's a reason why so-sorely-missed George Harrison wrote what he did back in 1966...
So true.GomJabbar wrote: ↑Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:22 am(some) Muslims aren't the only extremists in the pot here. There are zealots of various stripes seeking to impose their will on the masses. It is always: "The end, justifies the means", and "power at all costs". It is unfortunate when people cannot tolerate one another, but really they are being stoked by authoritarian leaders, religious and political, all over the world.
Oftentimes, but not always, the religious authority is the political authority. Religion is often used to achieve political aims. If someone can be convinced that God is on their side and that their leader has God's backing, they can be led to perform any manner of atrocity. Of course this does not mean that God really is on their side, only that they believe so.
uhmm, ok grifter pray tell what "race" are muslims..?GrifterGuru wrote: ↑Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:25 amFree speech is free speech, but lest not forget the many lives that were lost along the way to getting free speech eh?
And as for the Muslims, if they do not like "Free speech", then they should stay within the bounds of their own country where they do not have to "Worry" about such a thing.
Just sayin' is all. Not being a racist (I grew up in a multi-cultural area) and I intend no racist under/over tones here. Just pointing something out.
I am not sure. Can you tell me what race Jews are?
Of course, you can be a racist for disliking Muslims. Racism is motivated by the sense of belonging to a group, which then translates to hating people who are not part of this group.
Well, you are, but freedom of speech also means that others are free to disagree with you and call you a racist if they want. Freedom of speech doesn't mean that others have to agree or accept your opinion, only that you are allowed to share it.
Yes, this is definitely true. The whole problem of political extremism from domestic and foreign terrorists is also connected. Islamism, an ideology created in response to the total domination of the Islamic world by the West, has managed to attack the foundation of Western society through terrorism. In response to Islamism, now there are Nazis and other domestic terrorists in the West, who are practically the other side of the same coin. Both are attacking the liberal democratic system. So in a way, Nazis/Fascists and Islamists are both worst enemies and best allies at the same time.
Well, that's not strictly true. The original definition of 'racism' was specifically tied to the "scientific" theory that the person's race determines their character and ability, that certain races are inherently inferior to others, and the political doctrine (used, e.g., in the Nazi Germany) which, based on that "scientific" theory determined that different races should have different position in society (or no position at all). That same doctrine, incidentally, considered Jews to be a "race", however true or untrue it may be biologically.
I think you are muddying the waters here a bit. While it is true that if "Muslim" is such a dog-whistle, then negative feelings towards Muslims would be based in racism, you have not established that it is, in fact, a dog-whistle. I think it may be true in some cases, but is not universally true.
Not by any stretch of imagination.
Second Amendment is there to protect all the others...
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