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17 March 2024

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Don Bessee

And they hate the idea of family and want to undercut it in spite of the trove of data that shows kids thrive especially male kids in a two-parent home. If they were honest they would place the so called great society ideas of the dems in the 60s amd onward ruined communities of color and still do.

With no male role model gangs become the parent and we see the results. The great society did more to incarcerate kids of color than anything. -

Marriage promotes 'White supremacy,' according to White university professor
'Marriage fundamentalism, like structural racism, is a key structuring element of White heteropatriarchal supremacy,' professor says

Marriage scholar Brad Wilcox told the College Fix that he disagrees with Letiecq, explaining marriage as an institution that has advanced the common good in civilizations across the globe.

"Marriage benefits children of all racial and ethnic backgrounds," the University of Virginia sociologist and director of the National Marriage Project said.

American Principles Project leader, Terry Schilling, told the outlet that the article "suggests far-left academics are ramping up their attacks on the family, the most important institution in society."

"Although the social science on the immense benefits of strong, intact families is unimpeachable, this author simply waves them away," Schilling said. "She ignores the extreme harm that has come to minority Americans as a result of family breakdown in their communities."

"We need to be doing what we can right now to shore up the family, not tear it down," he added. "Otherwise, our society won’t be ‘reproducing’ much of anything in the very near future."

https://www.foxnews.com/media/marriage-promotes-white-supremacy-university-professor?dicbo=v2-6l0DsR3

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Don Bessee

As if it was not already obvious that there is a big mental health issue with the sjw/woke cohort -

“The gender divide was probably most surprising to me,” Lahtinen told PsyPost of Finnish attitudes. “Three out of five women view ‘woke’ ideas positively, but only one out of seven men.”

This was especially true of women in fields such as social sciences, education, and humanities. By contrast, participants who worked in STEM were more likely to critique social justice efforts associated with being woke.

However, the most concerning finding was the relationship between mental health and agreement with the scale. Specifically, researchers found a high prevalence of anxiety and depression in people who believe the statement “If white people have on average a higher income than black people, it is because of racism.” More broadly, they found that those who identified as left-wing were most likely to report lower mental well-being.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/woke-people-more-likely-to-be-unhappy-anxious-and-depressed-new-study-suggests/ar-BB1k3CCc?ocid=msedgntp&pc=U531&cvid=0a290fe2cffc4c5a811d68fd987bdbe2&ei=60

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Paul Emery


George, you write "The intellectual revival of liberalism is already underway in many parts of the world. " When and where did the "liberalism", as you describe it, exist that you would like to revive? IN our country what Presidents from the past best represented that philosophy of leadership?

scenes

psul@9:51AM

"Rhetorically, sealioning fuses persistent questioning—often about basic information, information easily found elsewhere, or unrelated or tangential points—with a loudly-insisted-upon commitment to reasonable debate. It disguises itself as a sincere attempt to learn and communicate. Sealioning thus works both to exhaust a target's patience, attention, and communicative effort, and to portray the target as unreasonable. While the questions of the "sea lion" may seem innocent, they're intended maliciously and have harmful consequences...Amy Johnson"

George Rebane

PaulE 951am - Please reread more carefully. The quote is from Hayek. You can learn about classical liberalism here -
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_liberalism

Gregory

Punchy 951a

A simpler question might be more effective.

Assuming you're actually trying to play nice and not just sea lioning again.

Paul Emery

Actually my question is to you George.

" When and where did the "liberalism", as you describe it, exist that you would like to revive? IN our country what Presidents from the past best represented that philosophy of leadership?"

I actually followed that link.

Gregory

Punch, the best example of a classical liberal in the Presidency was Thomas Jefferson.

Paul Emery

I’m sure there is no way Trump would qualify under that definition as a Liberal.

Gregory

No one said he was a reincarnation of Jefferson, Punch, but I would say he's closer than any current Democrat in high orifice.

Gregory

Keep it up Paul, and I'll toss a nice fish your way.

https://media.tenor.com/Jb8SprYecRoAAAAM/sea-lion-dance.gif

Scott O

"I’m sure there is no way Trump would qualify under that definition as a Liberal."

Because?
Mean tweets?

fish ole'

Posted by: psul "big ol orange man crush" Emery | 18 March 2024 at 12:57 PM

I’m sure there is no way Trump would qualify under that definition as a Liberal.


....and there it is.

George Rebane

PaulE 1149am - Again Paul, read the post. I didn't describe classical liberalism, Hayek did. But agreeing with that definition, I would also agree with Greg's 1156am about Thomas Jefferson.

Now over the years you have made it clear to RR readers that you, like so many leftists, don't believe that something can be done if hasn't been done before. (That's why socialists are probably the most uncreative critters on God's green earth.) So let me posit that even if Jefferson was the best exemplar we have to date, we may still have a better classical liberal president in the future.

Paul Emery

George

Do you think Trump has that potential?

Gregory

DIng ding ding ding ding


A sea lion.


scenes

"...people who troll online by pretending to ask sincere questions, but just keep feigning ignorance and repeating 'polite' follow ups until someone gets fed up. That way, they can cast their opponents as attacking them and being unreasonable. ...per Forbes Magazine"

Barry Pruett

As you well know George, over time the ideological pendulum swings. In order for the pendulum to swing back towards classical liberalism, it must first swing ever so closely towards totalitarianism. The question becomes whether we cross the rubicon or not as we drift ever more closely to that which we fought in WWII and the Cold War. As the USA under Biden appears more and more like a scene from Gulag Archipelago, the rubicon gets closer and closer. My guess is that there is no way the party allows a second Trump presidency. 2024/25 be the year during which the deep state crosses the line for good. It will get worse before it gets better.

Gregory

"In order for the pendulum to swing back towards classical liberalism, it must first swing ever so closely towards totalitarianism."

Bullshiite.

Got to get rid of Hegel... stop letting the "Pendulum" live rent free in our heads.

George Rebane

PaulE 934pm - Yes, but achievement has a low probability.

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