Sam J.: I like Camille Paglia. She’s a Feminist and a Lesbian, but she doesn’t hate Men, or I don’t get that vibe from her at all. Most Feminists today hate Men.
Sam J.: This is a really, really good essay. It really brings things into focus. I notice a problem in “If there were a company making super-charged monopoly profits, bankers would naturally invest in a competitor.” No they just buy the company and continue to stick the public. Here’s another: “A lack of investment capital caused a lack of goods and services…”. Well, in the bank bail out we know that the banks got $16 Trillion, and some people have estimated $29...
Sam J.: “Thanks to trust built up between the team and the chimps, the team could safely track and video the groups – even during conflict, observing at close quarters what was happening.” There’s no way you could get me out in the woods with a troupe of wild Chimps. Those things are fiendishly strong and are known to attack people. There’s been quite a few gruesome attacks by “tame” Chimps. Here‘s one done by our loving brothers.
Bruce: Left-liberals have successfully fought to lower American prevailing wages for a half century. Their main weapon is the thought-crime accusation. No ‘populist soul’ imaginable could survive in any group doing this for a half-century. Why is Trump a Nazi? Because he wants a higher prevailing wage in America. If he gives up on this he will get strange new respect. He is an ex-D-party guy who ran a 90s Dick Gephart campaign, he supports Planned Parenthood, he’s not everyone’s...
Adar: PTSD as understood in part because of the stress as induced by chemicals flowing in the human body that ordinarily are not present. ONLY begin to flow during a time of great stress or danger. As in mortal combat. Soldier’s heart during the American Civil War. Young and robust young men just collapse dead for inexplicable reasons. Probably too much chemicals flowing like adrenaline that overwhelm the heart muscles.
Calvin: If you want to live in a safe community in the United States I am told to find a community where the predominant population is Japanese-American. For a long time the Chinese-American was the richest group in America but now supplanted by the Japanese-American ethnicity. Law-abiding citizens however are not all wealthy citizens.
Sheldon: It all began with the convention in 1968 and came into full fruition at the convention of 1972. Democratic conventions in both case. The blue collar white working class voter employed in the big smoke stack factory I fear gone forever. That was the demographic that won elections for the Democratic party. The party then taken off by the Sixties generation crowd with all that meant.
Isegoria: What I can say is that Spectre was originally Smersh, named after Stalin’s anti-Nazi intelligence agency.
Graham: Apropos of nothing, anyone have any views on the revival of “Spectre” in the same-named recent film as a metaphor for fascism? The original Spectre had the aura of being a holdover of neo-Nazism gone into the criminal world to finance its revival.
Graham: I can see some points of contact between Patman’s 1947 analysis and the reality of fascism in action, but there is still something fundamental missing from an analysis that blames “private power” being stronger than the state for an ideological system whose credo was “everything in the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.”