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A Romney vote means rich, white San Franciscans canít exercise in their home gyms
Hotair/Sfgate.com ^ | October 30, 2012 | Mary Katharine Ham

Posted on 10/30/2012 7:17:25 PM PDT by chessplayer

Edited on 10/30/2012 8:16:07 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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To: ssaftler

Isn’t it amazing that the largest concentration of the “1 percenters” live in the bluest enclaves within the U.S.??

Liberalism is an Elitist mentality, they view the cities they live in as their castles and the poor they pass in the smelly city streets as their serfs that they “graciously” feed with their tax monies like some “benevolent king or queen”.

They pass the responsibility of not personally doing something for the poor onto the “benevolent government” that they feel they must support because they are “rulers in their own little kingdom of delusion”.

Living in a highrise apartment is like living in a Castle, you are well above all the “little people” who live in suburbs and the lower middle class and middle middle class in the suburbs are like the merchant class of old that they resent because their settlements are encroaching upon their “king’s ‘hunting’ lands” and they feel somewhere in their subconscious that the merchants should live like the poor serfs because the serfs don;t ever dare build themselves up to challenge their own power.

I have over the years see this “Progressive Socialism” as nothing more than a form of “Neo-Feudalism” for the people who believe they are better than everyone else because they learned the secret useless handshakes at the ivory town school their parents paid for. This “Neo-Fuedalism” is just a dressed up version of same old damn story that all tyrants have been selling to their serfs when they tell the peasants that they can live behind the castle walls for their own protection you see, and that the peasants cannot have weapons to protect themselves, the king will because you know they would only hurt themselves you see????


51 posted on 10/30/2012 9:16:09 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: erod

Hang in there, erod. You’ll make it. My daughter graduated in ‘07, worked a year, went back to school at the University of British and earned her masters degree (full boat, too), worked a series of menial jobs making good enough money, landed a contract position at the transit agency doing system planning and then this summer landed a plum job leading a market research team at a major resort. It just takes perseverance and willingness to take whatever comes your way to get started and work your way up. These aren’t the easiest times, but winners always prosper.


52 posted on 10/30/2012 9:16:48 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: chessplayer
Why do you continue to vote to make the federal government and the leaders at its helm an ever-more present and powerful part of every part of our lives when you know there’s a chance every four years a guy you won’t like will be at the helm?

That's exactly the right question to ask.

Many have said here that the liberals worship a false God - namely, the government. In fact, the government is run by a group of their fellow humans. So, they elevate fallible humans to the role of God - and their 'god' does a lot of smiting, just not of them.

It's pretty obvious why they're so anxious. "A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take everything you have" - Barry Goldwater.

53 posted on 10/30/2012 9:20:21 PM PDT by danielmryan
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To: GraceG

I would really like to thank you for your sharing your thoughts.

I’ve been trying to formulate arguments on how to present certain information that can change peoples worldview. Or at least get them to start thinking for themselves and begin the process of discovery.

Knowing your audience and where they currently stand is critical and your observations have been great.


54 posted on 10/30/2012 9:20:20 PM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: GraceG

OK,

So, I’m not going to use the “Neo-feudalism” thing.

LOL


55 posted on 10/30/2012 9:24:59 PM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: Zeneta

I am the type of person that goes into a room and just observes people rather than trying to be the life of the party, but being a bit introverted is good for that sorta thing and my mind never shuts off.


56 posted on 10/30/2012 9:27:21 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Navy Patriot

“I recommend suicide for the reward she so richly deserves. “

It would be preferable if her mother had chosen abortion but at this point in time a quick suicide will have to do!


57 posted on 10/30/2012 9:28:40 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: GraceG

INTP ?

Complete introvert here, but I have no problem getting up in front of a group of strangers and speaking passionately about something I believe.

Won’t do it in front of folks I know.


58 posted on 10/30/2012 9:30:32 PM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: Zeneta
I have come to believe that their “faith” in the state is seeded in their distrust of their fellow man. A distrust that stems from their own selfishness and therefore everyone, when left to their own devises, would take advantage of anybody they could. Because this is what they would do.

They fear conservatives, because they fear all the possibilities free people would have available to them.

They don’t trust free people, because they don’t trust themselves.

You hit the nail right on the head. That's why you've had to put up with "the paranoid style in American governance" for so long. The "style" that pegs ordinary law-abiding Americans as "domestic terrorists," to name one obvious example.

Are they liars, or are they psychotic? It's a question that needs to be asked. Unfortunately, either answer doesn't bode much that's good for you.

59 posted on 10/30/2012 9:33:29 PM PDT by danielmryan
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To: Zeneta

OK,

So, I’m not going to use the “Neo-feudalism” thing.

LOL

You can use it if you wish, I see a lot of Big Nanny state Government is nothing more than a fancy dressed up feudalism.


60 posted on 10/30/2012 9:37:12 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: danielmryan

Thanks,

If you haven’t read this:

well,

Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline

Book Description
Publication Date: June 1997
In this New York Times bestselling book, Robert H. Bork, our country’s most distinguished conservative scholar, offers a prophetic and unprecedented view of a culture in decline, a nation in such serious moral trouble that its very foundation is crumbling: a nation that slouches not towards the Bethlehem envisioned by the poet Yeats in 1919, but towards Gomorrah.

Slouching Towards Gomorrah is a penetrating, devastatingly insightful exposé of a country in crisis at the end of the millennium, where the rise of modern liberalism, which stresses the dual forces of radical egalitarianism (the equality of outcomes rather than opportunities) and radical individualism (the drastic reduction of limits to personal gratification), has undermined our culture, our intellect, and our morality.

Robert H. Bork sounds a very sobering alarm. We can accept our fate and try to insulate ourselves from the effects of a degenerating culture, or we can choose to halt the beast, to oppose modern liberalism in every arena. In the view of Robert Bork, an understanding of our problem and the will to resist may be our only hope.

It’s a very tough read, but well worth it.

I also just found this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it63-29VrXU

Viewing it now.


61 posted on 10/30/2012 9:41:37 PM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: Zeneta; chessplayer

bump


62 posted on 10/30/2012 10:02:42 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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To: Zeneta
Thanks for the recommendations: I'm loading the video right now.
63 posted on 10/30/2012 10:15:22 PM PDT by danielmryan
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To: MuttTheHoople
I will say she’s kinda cute for a 60 year old neo-Fascist Regressive.

Cute? Did you actually look above the boob line? Yuck. And the boobs are fake.

64 posted on 10/30/2012 10:38:43 PM PDT by Right Brother
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To: Zeneta
Sorry, but the "case for censorship" sounds like trying to use all the King's horses and all the King's men to put Humpty Dumpty together again.

There are three dangers in that proposal, for conservatives, that need to be pointed out:

  1. Should censorship for decency gain political traction, the liberals will become more hysterical and more credible. Instead of "the American Taliban" label being rot, it will become dangerously plausible to many. There'll be slippery-slope arguments all over the Internet at a rate faster than you can read them.
  2. What of the liberals, particularly those in the popular arts, who decide to go along with it? How would you like a steady diet of propagandistic knock-offs of Seven Days In May and the "evil businessman of the week" - all of which carry the censor's imprimatur of decency? Like it or not, that's what's likely will happen. The government boys will love it, and the censor will be part of the government. The SPLC and their "domestic terrorist" line shows what happens when the government starts singing the liberals' tune. The liberals go out of their way to be co-operative.
  3. A bureau of censorship is just one more institution to take over, to put the point obliquely.

I suggest thinking of ways that your aim be achieved outside of the government. Otherwise, you'll wind up in the same spot that that retired teacher finds herself in.

65 posted on 10/30/2012 11:14:28 PM PDT by danielmryan
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To: danielmryan

Maybe. America used to have laws governing obscenity in all it’s forms until 40 or so years ago, and the country managed to survive.


66 posted on 10/30/2012 11:52:57 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: chessplayer

Could be serious. If they cannot exercise, San Francisco may slide into the ocean.


67 posted on 10/31/2012 12:29:17 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Amberdawn
Maybe. America used to have laws governing obscenity in all it’s forms until 40 or so years ago, and the country managed to survive.

A point to mull over: Did America have dominant and self-perpetuating cliques in the popular arts who would have a huge score to settle if the law clamped down on them?

It's not that hard to guess what would happen:

  1. A few Andres Serrano types get thrown under the bus.
  2. Public statements from moguls pledge co-operation.
  3. Orders come down from on high to get rid of any obscenities, which would be followed work-to-rule.
  4. And then, grinding the axe. What better way to do so than to re-cast the so-called 'American Taliban' as evil bullies that are brought to heel? Or as the usual stock villains?
Television in the 1970s, pre-1977, had very little obscenity. You'd be wise to ask around about it did have.

Come to think of it, liberal bias in 1960s news wasn't stopped at all by those laws - nor by the Fairness Doctrine, either.

68 posted on 10/31/2012 1:08:56 AM PDT by danielmryan
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To: Right Brother
Did you actually look above the boob line? No.

And the boobs are fake. Does it matter?

69 posted on 10/31/2012 4:22:32 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: chessplayer

Bump


70 posted on 10/31/2012 4:23:29 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: GraceG

I said “use.” The GOP sets up such disastrous avenues for ruthless Democrat control in part because it never imagines anyone but itself using those avenues.


71 posted on 10/31/2012 6:32:53 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: danielmryan

Free Speech can be used in the “informal war against filthy words”. It used to be that you could call a pornographer a filth peddler and you didn’t have to worry about the SPLC calling you this-phobic of a that-phobic...

Restore free speech and end “Politikal Korrectness” and make it socially acceptable to call filth filth.


72 posted on 10/31/2012 7:52:14 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: chessplayer
perhaps you should work toward making the levers less powerful

No kidding! I try to make that point to idiot liberals. They brag about "speaking truth to power". Then what do they do? Try to make that power even more powerful. But it goes right over their heads.

73 posted on 10/31/2012 8:00:37 AM PDT by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds, in being a one term president.)
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To: chessplayer
The article focuses on some very neurotic San Franciscoans. But what needs to be recognized is that the Left, save only for some of the demagogues, who exploit the "useful idiots," are all compulsion driven--neurotic fantasy seekers. See Compassion Or Compulsion. You will almost never find one, who is able to ground his argument on anything demonstrably true.

This sleepless "hand-wringing," being described, is only one of a vast array of symptoms.

For laughs, ask one of the dear souls to explain why Obama is important to them? You will find only confirmation of my hypothesis.

William Flax

74 posted on 10/31/2012 8:14:33 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: GraceG
Free Speech can be used in the “informal war against filthy words”. It used to be that you could call a pornographer a filth peddler and you didn’t have to worry about the SPLC calling you this-phobic of a that-phobic...

Good point! Sure it can - and the First Amendment does protect your right to call it as you see it.

When I was writing my warnings above, I actually had the SPLC in the back of my mind. Thankfully, that organization can only smear as of now: it has no legal instruments (that I'm aware of) to punish frankness through the government. But given how they've been acting, they wouldn't hesitate to "advise" any Ministry of Decency.

75 posted on 10/31/2012 9:54:32 AM PDT by danielmryan
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