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A Philosopher's Warning ^ | February 18, 2011 | JR Nyquist

Posted on 02/18/2011 5:04:59 PM PST by ashukla

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To: Cvengr

I’m with Abe. Much more true even than when he said it almost 175 years ago.

“At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it?— Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never!—All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.”

41 posted on 02/19/2011 3:45:28 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: txhurl; basil

Marked for later.

42 posted on 02/19/2011 6:09:42 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (America has two cancers - democrats and RINOS.)
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To: Sherman Logan
What if barry told them to “stand down”? Do you think they would?

Just look at the restrictions this admin. put on our soldiers fighting a freakin war.

43 posted on 02/19/2011 6:58:30 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Hell really is a bottomless pit of fire. Which side of the line are you going to choose? Palin/West)
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To: ashukla

When Benjamin Spock replaced Benjamin Franklin’s “Spare the rod & spoil the child”

44 posted on 02/19/2011 7:04:40 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: SatinDoll

They must be nuts. ;’)

45 posted on 02/19/2011 8:36:01 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: ashukla
A very interesting and clear sighted author, this Carvalho. He gave an interesting interview here about the Sao Paulo Forum. It goes back to the early 2000's, and the first days of de Lula and Chavez. Castro was of course involved. Carvalho's conclusion? is clear that Lula and his party, being the founders and the strategic centre of the Forum, had to keep a low profile, leaving to more peripheral members, like Hugo Chávez and Evo Morales, the flashiest or most scandalous part of the job. Hence, the false impression that there are “two lefts” in Latin America, one democratic and moderate, and the other radical and authoritarian. There are two lefts, indeed, but they are rather the one that commands, and the other that follows the first’s orders and thereby risks its own reputation. All that the Latin American left has done in the last nineteen years was previously discussed and decided in the Forum’s assemblies, which Lula presided over, either directly until 2002, or through his deputy, Marco Aurélio Garcia, afterwards. . The strategic command of the Communist revolution in Latin America is neither in Venezuela, nor in Bolivia, nor even in Cuba. It is in Brazil.[My emphasis]

I am interested in Brazil because, as a former Catholic seminarian, I was sent there for a month on an "apostolic" internship. We spent a month in Recife, one of the bastions of liberation theology during the liberal ascendancy of the '70 & '80's. I was there with one other seminarian from Detroit (both of us conservative, orthodox guys). We stayed with two old dinosaur liberation theologians and their quasi-Marxist nun coworkers. That was a trip in more ways than one, let me tell you. It was the first ti