Alrenous: ‘Open minded’ means ‘part of my ingroup.’ The limit pushing has been accompanied by limit-pulling on the other side. That is they are a fool or a liar.
Ozlem: Thank you so much for this! I’m translating this novel to Turkish, and it helps a lot!
Slovenian Guest: He is no Gleb Travin though. That’s the guy who circumnavigated the Soviet Union on bicycle between 1928 and 1931. Hundreds of cycling clubs from all over the world are named after him!
Steve: I am also sure that the public will not notice the cameras. That still doesn’t mean that the police department shouldn’t have a great body camera policy. I would like to see the District Attorney be in charge of storing the video evidence.
Morris: People at that time were also accustomed to using a blade. Butchering large animals for food and awash with blood and evil smells. Using a firearm and then resorting to an edged weapon was routine. Cleaving a person open was not a whole lot different than butchering a large stockyard beast.
Isegoria: I could have sworn that passage came up when I discussed The Diamond Age a while back.
Candide III: Re Alrenous, Graham: Indeed. “[The neo-Victorians'] ability to submerge their feelings, far from pathological, was rather a kind of mystical art that gave them nearly magical power over Nature and over the more intuitive tribes. Such was also the strength of the Nipponese.”
Ivvenalis: The primary legacy of the West is technological. But we’ve been around for a long time; I think I can name a few moral innovations. Christianity: I think it’s hard to overemphasize how much of a change this is from Classical paganism. And PC cant aside, no, it’s not like other monotheistic religions either. Just for starters, the ideal Christian man is a totally different animal from the ideal pagan man. Atheism: This one might be more contentious, but I think that capital-A...
Cui Pertinebit: Read Juvenal, as well; he complains vociferously of the increasing social power and liberty of women, the prevalence of faggotry, the blithe acceptance of all kinds of barbarian races as actual freemen and property owners rather than slaves, etc., etc. Today’s liberal has to be amongst the most unwise, ignorant men ever to exist.