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There was an Islamic Terror Attack in France that shocked the World.
GaryWitt comments on Oct 18, 2020:
As reported in the local press. https://www.ouest-france.fr/faits-divers/attentat/portrait-samuel-paty-professeur-assassine-pour-avoir-defendu-la-liberte-d-expression-7018937?utm_source=neolane_of_newsletter-tulalu=email=of_newsletter-tulalu=20201018=1931068=eyJndWlkIjoiMTkzMTA2OCJ9
Irony is ironic.
GaryWitt comments on Oct 15, 2020:
Must be pre-Perseus.
When I was growing up.
GaryWitt comments on Oct 14, 2020:
I don’t understand how Cheerios migrate. They find their way across the floor, down the stairs, on the lawn, in the car. They don’t have wings or feet. Yet they turn up in the weirdest places.
Who says women are oppressed? 😂
GaryWitt comments on Oct 13, 2020:
Incel, circa 1720.
Soros pulling the puppet strings......
GaryWitt comments on Oct 11, 2020:
This looks like Trudeau has just asked his dad to borrow the car and his dad is giving him a lecture before he hands over the keys.
Dairyaire ... as it were.
GaryWitt comments on Oct 8, 2020:
Udderly fantastic.
Is this true?
GaryWitt comments on Oct 8, 2020:
Is the quotation authentic? I doubt Peterson would refer to his “cult fans.” Furthermore the reference seems deliberately provoking. Ironic in that it is a perfect example of a lack of civility. Now, having said that, I believe it is perfectly reasonable to dismiss baseless criticism, insults, and vitriol as being useless. Insisting that people state their arguments cogently is not insisting on politeness or political correctness. It is insisting that people think, and express thoughts that are actually the product of thinking. (Jesus, that last sentence seems so bloody elementary as to be tautological.)
Gretchen Whitmer: Feds charge six men accused in plot to kidnap Michigan governor
GaryWitt comments on Oct 8, 2020:
“It rescinds the illegal executive orders it issued and puts all the constitutional rights it took in the basket. Or it gets the hose.”
Trump was right to say we need to stop being so afraid and, instead, we need to actually live our ...
GaryWitt comments on Oct 7, 2020:
The scared guy wants to be scared and wants everyone else to be scared as well.
I bought a Bonnie Tyler satnav, worst idea ever.
GaryWitt comments on Oct 6, 2020:
Does it call you Bright Eyes? I hate that.
The following poem was published in River Heron Review.
GaryWitt comments on Oct 6, 2020:
Congratulations on your publication!
Should the government decide who should run companies?
GaryWitt comments on Oct 5, 2020:
The nonprofit group Business Roundtable is one source for this kind of rubbish. The corporate movement toward wokeness is actually coming from within. It’s a strange phenomenon but it reminds me of the novel Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis. Babbitt is a morally weak businessman who secretly yearns for a bohemian lifestyle. Lewis, being a socialist himself, has a field day humiliating him, all the while painting Babbitt’s yearning as good and righteous.
“We live in a primitive time, don't we?
GaryWitt comments on Oct 4, 2020:
Perhaps careening toward the savage; veering away from the wise.
20.
GaryWitt comments on Oct 1, 2020:
What an extraordinary exchange. I had no idea that Burton came from that background. And I had forgotten how affable and erudite Cavett was.
"The truth is something that burns.
GaryWitt comments on Oct 1, 2020:
Yow! I don’t remember this one, but I love it. Thanks for posting it.
"If you don't hit this you ain't black" is a spinoff of a comment Biden made that to paraphrase, if ...
GaryWitt comments on Oct 1, 2020:
Not to be rude, but what on earth is that?
Despite an individual's propensity for math, the math that a society uses influences the way that ...
GaryWitt comments on Oct 1, 2020:
Set theory and category theory are not mutually exclusive. So there is no reason to deny one and accept the other. In addition, you err when you say that “... a positive number is related to all other positive numbers (is equal to them)....” Relationship is not necessarily equality. There is still “less than” or “greater than,” even in category theory.
“A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.
GaryWitt comments on Sep 30, 2020:
“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Isaac Newton
“No man should bring into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nurture and...
GaryWitt comments on Sep 28, 2020:
Shaw had the process backwards. Honest children grow up to be honest adults and foster an honest community. (His globalism was also wrong-headed.)
"In September 1946, Albert Einstein called racism America’s “worst disease.
GaryWitt comments on Sep 27, 2020:
The world was a different place in 1946. Since then we’ve seen the integration of the military, Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, Brown v Board of Education, the civil rights act of 1964, the voting rights act of 1965, and the fair housing act of 1968. Not to mention the election of Barack Obama. The progress made has been undeniable, except by those unwilling to see.
Succinct overview of the causes and outcomes of WWII that brings balance to the commonly promoted ...
GaryWitt comments on Sep 27, 2020:
Germany invaded France in May 1940, and was threatening Britain by air and sea, so let’s not ignore the viciousness of Hitler’s aggression. What happened to Poland during and after the war was absolutely despicable. The Poles were betrayed by everyone; essentially left to their own devices. It is a stain on the west that persists to this day.
Why even put this on your car? [peopleofwalmart.com]
GaryWitt comments on Sep 26, 2020:
I dunno. Pride of ownership?
“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” ― Theodore Roosevelt
GaryWitt comments on Sep 25, 2020:
You’ll trip over your shoelaces.
2nd Charlie hebdo stabbing guess who - YouTube
GaryWitt comments on Sep 25, 2020:
Just finished reading “Les droits de l’homme contre Le peuple” by Jean-Louis Harouel. An interesting polemic on the Muslim invasion of Western Europe (and particularly France). Among his conclusions: * Islam as practiced in Western Europe today is less a religion and much more a political movement. If it were a mere religion it would be accepted as such. * Islam has indeed invaded Europe, with the assistance of leadership in each country and without any democratic representation of the interests of “native” or autochthonous Europeans. * The invasion has been enabled by “the secular religion of the rights of man,” which a) prohibits discrimination against immigrants, and b) grants immigrants preferences over natives—e.g., recognition of sharia law—enforced with accusations of racism. * This secular religion has actually reversed the protections in the Declaration of Rights. Rights which were first enunciated to protect people against government power are now used against the indigenous population, to force them out of their homeland and obliterate their national identities in favor of the immigrant population. Harouel concludes that unless a “rational discrimination” is enforced that gives primacy to citizens over immigrants, Europeans are and will be an endangered species.
Anyone hear about this one yet?
GaryWitt comments on Sep 23, 2020:
Haven’t read it yet, but here it is: https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/HSGAC_Finance_Report_FINAL.pdf
If you think about it, the government granting you a license to do something, is nothing more than ...
GaryWitt comments on Sep 21, 2020:
Absolutely correct. Government is not the source or well-spring of our rights. Government doesn’t create rights. It can certainly take away rights—that is the nature of government—unless it is somehow restrained. So far, the constitution is the best device for restraining the power of government, and for insisting that it use its power to protect individual rights. That is the proper purpose of government under our constitution. But recently it has been ignored, to our detriment.
2009191350Sa MARXIST POSTMODERNISM IS EVOLUTIONARY REGRESSION-ISM: To start with, there is no...
GaryWitt comments on Sep 20, 2020:
Great video. Peterson at his best. Thank you for posting this.
California Rep.
GaryWitt comments on Sep 20, 2020:
Leftists are still stewing over Merrick Garland. The Constitution states that the president nominates justices with the advice and consent of the senate. When Obama nominated Garland he did not seek that advice and he did not receive that consent. Trump has both. Let the process move forward.
Concerned about the integrity of our supply chains, Joe Biden has offered this clarifying statement:...
GaryWitt comments on Sep 20, 2020:
Thank God he clarified that. I was really confused before.
Everywhere you go, Marxists are already there waiting.
GaryWitt comments on Sep 20, 2020:
The HST quote has really aged well, coming as it did in 1972 after Nixon’s landslide re-election. The Frost quote seems almost prescient in view of the rise and spread of postmodernist relativism. But the Watkins (bell hooks) quote is the one that deserves and requires unpacking. First, the phrase “liberal individualism” is curious, and could be viewed as an oxymoron if the “liberal” part is defined as “progressive.” There’s nothing individualistic about the left these days; it’s all about group identity and therefore focused entirely on the world outside the self. In fact, the left’s unrelenting attack on individualism is the very thing that results in people being concerned (I think “obsessed” is a deliberate and pejorative choice by Watkins) with the status and future of their individual rights. And with those rights under threat, the world at large is also threatened. So the sucker punch here is that Watkins espouses an illiberal philosophy in a sly and insidious manner, implying that the world would be better off without these pesky individual rights. You’re selfish and short-sighted if you care about them. And she wants to distract you from the fact that they do matter to the betterment of the world at large.
Obama Suggests Delay of Ginsburg Replacement Until After Election
GaryWitt comments on Sep 19, 2020:
He’s no longer in office... right?
“I am a part of everything that I have read.
GaryWitt comments on Sep 19, 2020:
When I was in grade school the teacher said, “A book is your friend; you don’t write on your friend.” Worst advice I ever received. She should have said “you don’t write in someone else’s book.” But if the book is mine, it has my writing in it.
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GaryWitt comments on Sep 17, 2020:
Seems the more patience I have, the more I need. Sigh.
Daily Dose of Europe: Paris' Sainte-Chapelle - by Rick Steeves Notre-Dame has been on ...
GaryWitt comments on Sep 17, 2020:
A great description of one of my favorite religious sites. It truly is a stunning experience to come up that narrow spiral staircase and enter this magnificent room of light. When you get a chance, go!
Watch this bizarre bullshit.
GaryWitt comments on Sep 17, 2020:
Who was she? I couldn’t see anything that would identify her.
Study: up to ninety-five percent of 2020 US riots are linked to Black Lives Matter- ...
GaryWitt comments on Sep 16, 2020:
The WSJ reported over the weekend that there were approximately 10,000 demonstrations between May and September, but that “only” seven percent of them turned violent. So in 120 days we saw 700 riots across the country (in fairness most in Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, etc.). The WSJ also reported that the rioting in Kenosha had cost the community “tens of millions of dollars.” The same article asserted that the BLM demonstrations are not “inherently” violent. Now I’m wondering who the hell is in charge at the WSJ.
This post comes from a conversation I am having with Krunoslav.
GaryWitt comments on Sep 16, 2020:
I’m a big fan of small government, free markets, and private initiative. The “small government” part means limiting the size and the functions of government. But it also means driving regulations down to the most local level. Traditionally, building codes were products of local government. Same for zoning. The ADA of course is federal. It’s not a bad law per se, but I believe a better result could have been achieved by local governments. I also believe the ADA unnecessarily preempted a lot of private initiatives. Alexander Graham Bell worked hard to develop technology to accommodate the hearing impaired. It was a lifelong obsession for him. Would he have made that effort if the government had said, “We’ll do it for you?” Would he have been satisfied by asking the government to do it for him?
“None of our men are experts.
GaryWitt comments on Sep 14, 2020:
Interesting. Henry Ford out-Zens Shunryu Suzuki, author of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind (1970).
I would love to put Trump flags on this ride and drive it down the main drag in Portland.
GaryWitt comments on Sep 14, 2020:
You’d have to be pretty cocky to do that.
very rough draft ive put down in a rush to do so before it had completely vanished from my ...
GaryWitt comments on Sep 14, 2020:
I dunno. There’s a lot to unpack here, and I don’t think I can do a thorough job. But let me say this. We never heard of communism prior to the mid-19th century when Marx and Engels started promoting it. But it was brutally implemented by Lenin and his mob in1917. We didn’t hear about fascism until after that, when Mussolini and others started promoting it. And fascism was implemented (again brutally) in Italy and Germany in the 1930s by Hitler, and Mussolini and their respective mobs. You can argue that each system came into being as a result of oppression (by the czar and the imposition of the Treaty of Versailles), but the fact is that each system usurped and maintained power by means of a mob mentality. And I think you can also argue that ultimately communism and fascism are not opposite ends of the political spectrum, but simply ruthless, oppressive competitors for power and domination.
The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. – Voltaire
GaryWitt comments on Sep 13, 2020:
Voltaire has long been one of my favorites, and he cemented his position after I recently learned he regarded Rousseau as a fraud. Upon reading Rousseau’s Discourse on the Origins of Inequality, Voltaire wrote to Rousseau, “No one has ever employed so much intellect to persuade men to be beasts. In reading your work one is seized with a desire to walk on all fours. However, as I have lost that habit for more than sixty years, I feel, unfortunately, that it is impossible for me to resume it…”
Such a leader.
GaryWitt comments on Sep 13, 2020:
Made in China.
Now we see why schools are nervous about Zoom classrooms that parents can monitor.
GaryWitt comments on Sep 10, 2020:
Amen. The teachers’ unions are leading that parade.
Joe Biden claims 6,100+ members of the military have died of COVID.
GaryWitt comments on Sep 10, 2020:
https://youtu.be/lzxVyO6cpos
“One should use common words to say uncommon things” ― Arthur Schopenhauer
GaryWitt comments on Sep 10, 2020:
And there must be some thought behind those uncommon things. Schopenhauer omitted that because he considered it obvious.
If you have to explain your argument, You have already lost the argument.
GaryWitt comments on Sep 8, 2020:
I’ll respectfully disagree. The whole reason an argument is necessary or appropriate is because someone disagrees with your position. If they disagree because they lack information or insight then an explanation is perfectly reasonable. And if they simply won’t listen then they are the ones who have lost. You only lose if your own argument is weak or you are unable to articulate it properly.
These two might be closer than we think.
GaryWitt comments on Sep 7, 2020:
Is this an ad for Botox or Viagra?
American poet Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" is one of the most misunderstood poems in modern ...
GaryWitt comments on Sep 7, 2020:
That road “less traveled by” has to me always equated to the more difficult one, not just the one less taken by others. The two paths may seem equal, and the narrator may be trying to convince himself they are no different, but they are different. Intuitively he knows as much. One is tougher, if even by just a little bit. The seeming equality of the two paths might make the choice difficult but ultimately it is that subtle “degree of difficulty” that makes the (right) choice meaningful.
I tried not to laugh. I really did. LOL!
GaryWitt comments on Sep 7, 2020:
I do like a good Aggie joke. Thanks!
As Peterson says, better to make your life a comedy, than a tragedy. [blogs.timesofisrael.com]
GaryWitt comments on Sep 7, 2020:
Well said. But don’t stop with Mary and Rhoda. Cloris Leachman, Betty White, Gavin MacLeod, Ted Knight, and Ed Asner all had their idiosyncrasies that made them vulnerable and therefore appealing.
Message from a real American When people tell me “I can’t believe you would vote for a ...
GaryWitt comments on Sep 7, 2020:
Whew! Before I read your third sentence I thought you were voting for Joe Biden!
Legality is not a guide to morality.
GaryWitt comments on Sep 7, 2020:
Like most memes, this one is not particularly precise in its thinking; but at least it raises a very good point. One important function of the law is to protect the legitimate interests of minorities from the tyranny of the majority. And perhaps a corollary to that: limited government is essential to the preservation of personal liberty. The only reason a government can criminalize these things is because it is unbridled, expansive, and trending toward totalitarianism.
Are people more racist now than they were 20 years ago?
GaryWitt comments on Sep 6, 2020:
I’m often surprised to see racist and anti Semitic posts here on this site. I suspect they are simply opportunistic, resulting from the openness fostered here and missing elsewhere. I support that openness and condemn those posts. The former is more important by far than the latter, which are often laughable. I also believe that racism and anti Semitism are actually on the decline in the US, at least for the time being. The problem is that the leftist element of society has changed the definition of racism to include everyone who disagrees with its platform. They’ve also portrayed our founders as racist instead of recognizing the enormity of their task: eliminating the 4000 year old institution of slavery. Moreover, as people buy in to the left’s narrative, it will likely produce a backlash that they can in turn use to justify that narrative. Curiously, the left has also managed to legitimize anti Semitism by taking up the cause of Palestine, Hezbollah, Hamas, and militant Islam. As a result, I’ve become less optimistic regarding true progress in race relations.
What's your D&D alignment?
GaryWitt comments on Sep 5, 2020:
D&D? Is this about Dungeons and Dragons?
[youtu.
GaryWitt comments on Sep 5, 2020:
Tried just now to make a one time contribution to John Ward and was unable. Does anyone have any idea how to make this interface work??? Thx.
The Liberty Experiment failed because libertarians chose to forget the whole personal responsibility...
GaryWitt comments on Sep 3, 2020:
I might need more information here. What experiment are you talking about and which libertarians? Most of my libertarian colleagues are ferocious advocates of personal responsibility. As am I.
The commonwealth of Venice in their armory have this inscription: “Happy is that city which in ...
GaryWitt comments on Sep 3, 2020:
I would expand the concept of preparing for war. Today there are numerous “types” of war for which we must prepare. Trade war, Cold War, biochemical war, civil war, culture war... The list gets longer every year.
Why are rich elites giving millions to the Biden campaign?
GaryWitt comments on Sep 3, 2020:
I’m a firm believer in the 1st Amendment, and a supporter of the Citizens United case. So people have a right to put their money down in support of whatever cause they choose. Many of the elite will try to hedge their bets by working both sides. But to support a figurehead of mob rule makes absolutely no sense to me, unless one believes such contributions will inoculate the giver against retribution. We all know it won’t though. So to support Biden is not only contrary to logic but also folly.
Walter Langley
GaryWitt comments on Sep 3, 2020:
Very moving.
Portland mayor plans to move after protests outside his home [youtube.com]
GaryWitt comments on Sep 2, 2020:
I wouldn’t want him in my neighborhood.
Charlie Hebdo Reprints Controversial Prophet Muhammad Cartoons Before Terror Trial [news.yahoo.]
GaryWitt comments on Sep 1, 2020:
My favorite is below. It’s hard to be loved by these idiots.
SATIRE IS DEAD I was going to try to paraphrase this article, while exaggerating the content, in...
GaryWitt comments on Aug 29, 2020:
Saw a quote today from the novelist Lionel Shriver, who said, these days “the satire can’t keep up” with the reality. I suspect she’s right.
Saw a vid on you tube where the person said that the people who got into a gunfight in Kenosha ...
GaryWitt comments on Aug 27, 2020:
I’d like to see the actual video. There’s nothing libertarian about BLM,, or rioting.
aw fuck it...Pay per view [youtu.be]
GaryWitt comments on Aug 24, 2020:
Jerry Springer is back! Bigger than ever!
Antifa and BLM
GaryWitt comments on Aug 24, 2020:
“E Pluribus Plurus.” Fixed it.
Some thoughts about how the selection of Joe Biden as Democratic nominee flagrantly confirms exactly...
GaryWitt comments on Aug 24, 2020:
Well said!
The question about freespeech that is asked in France is attacked by Islamist.
GaryWitt comments on Aug 24, 2020:
Je suis Charlie. Encore et toujours. Coincidentally, this weekend I picked up Les droits de l’homme contre Le peuple, by Jean-Louis Harouel. It will be quite a stretch for me, but I’m going to give it a try. The first sentence asks if France will be able to avoid being dragged into the “orbit” of the Islamist world. Mila seems to be at the forefront of that question.
Mikaela is a "gold Digger", whose main profession is beeing "daughther", of a multi millionaire.
GaryWitt comments on Aug 23, 2020:
Jordan Peterson has never disappointed me. I wish him and his entire family well throughout this crisis.
Without freedom you will never be safe
GaryWitt comments on Aug 23, 2020:
Those who would trade freedom for security deserve neither.
Thoughts on this one?
GaryWitt comments on Aug 21, 2020:
National Review recently ran an article about never-Trumpers such as George F. Will believing they must destroy the Republican Party in order to save it. Seems absolutely nuts, especially in view of the horrendous—and irreparable—damage JoMala will undoubtedly cause. Makes me question their character and intellect.
Why Canadians are polite...
GaryWitt comments on Aug 20, 2020:
Furnished!
A lower legal marriage age can boost the fertility rate The lowering of the legal marriage age ...
GaryWitt comments on Aug 20, 2020:
I dunno. What’s the minimum age in Saudi Arabia?
From the Wall Street Journal this morning: The effect of the new national-security law that China...
GaryWitt comments on Aug 20, 2020:
The problem is protecting Chinese nationals enrolled online from locations within China. But I’m not sure that should be our responsibility.
Sir, please, I am the Garbage Man - YouTube
GaryWitt comments on Aug 18, 2020:
So YouTube allows this and takes down PragerU?
I have a new post on Samuel Johnson at my blog. [wwwsusurruswaking.blogspot].
GaryWitt comments on Aug 17, 2020:
Unfortunately Safari is unable to find your server. I suspect you forgot the “dot” after www. Should be www.susurruswaking.blogspot.com
Katie Hopkins rips the Democratic National Convention. - YouTube
GaryWitt comments on Aug 17, 2020:
Most excellent. My sentiments exactly.
CENSORSHIP: CDC Takes Over Frontline Doctors' Website and Replaces Content with Their Own Data
GaryWitt comments on Aug 17, 2020:
Might not have been the CDC. Anyone could have purchased the domain. Why and how was the Frontline site taken down?
Is there a “Too Far” for a free speech site?
GaryWitt comments on Aug 16, 2020:
A few random thoughts. First there has to be a way that rational, well-reasoned argument supplants idiocy. But on social media that doesn’t happen. Persistent idiocy seems to win the day, much like the heckler’s veto. Second, this site is private property and is not subject to the First Amendment. Tolerance for idiocy should not necessarily be conflated with respect for the constitution. And third, any effort to promote dialogue is not necessarily going to affect the outcome of that dialogue. The focus should be on asking intelligent questions. And, on social media there is such a thing as a stupid question.
What A Guy's Shoes Says About Him Right take note [youtube.com]
GaryWitt comments on Aug 13, 2020:
Nice. Brings back memories. I’ve always finished my dress shoes with black dye around the edge of the sole. Shining shoes is a meditative activity for me.
In France.
GaryWitt comments on Aug 10, 2020:
I could only get every fifth word here. My French is not good enough. Do you suppose this is radical right, radical left, angry farmers, gilets jaunes, or militant vegans?
Trump abruptly escorted out of press briefing minutes after taking the podium - YouTube
GaryWitt comments on Aug 10, 2020:
Early reports are of a lone gunman, outside the WH perimeter, shot by law enforcement, now hospitalized. Press conference continued after brief interruption.
Wanna see what is a peaceful protest ? This was Montreal yesterday....AGAINST the forced mask...
GaryWitt comments on Aug 9, 2020:
With U.S. flags? I like it, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t understand it.
Maggie Thatcher was born too early. We need people like her now! [twitter.com]
GaryWitt comments on Aug 9, 2020:
Katie Hopkins is a good start.
Did you read comics when you were a kid and how would you rank the following: Batman Superman ...
GaryWitt comments on Aug 8, 2020:
Superman was cool. An immigrant refugee who stood for truth, justice, and the American way. And yes, faster than a speeding bullet didn’t hurt either.
Raise up your child in the way they should go
GaryWitt comments on Aug 7, 2020:
Sound mixer in training??
When everyone and I mean everyone has no sense of humor anymore.. [youtu.be]
GaryWitt comments on Aug 3, 2020:
Shoot, you’d have to have a terrific sense of humor to build a car that runs on batteries.
just what a pedo wants for Christmas
GaryWitt comments on Jul 29, 2020:
Is that Adam Schiff modeling that little number?
Just read “ Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America” by @scottadamssays.
GaryWitt comments on Jul 29, 2020:
On your recommendation I just now bought it. Looks really interesting. I couldn’t help but notice the publisher’s disclaimer: Penguin is committed to publishing works of quality and integrity. In that spirit, we are proud to offer this book to our readers; however, the story, the experiences, and the words are the author’s alone. Such cowardly nonsense. “Please don’t hurt us if this book offends you!!”
“The French Revolution was spontaneous, impulsive, passionate, emotional, romantic, utopian, ...
GaryWitt comments on Jul 29, 2020:
Sounds like Mr. Hancock has a great handle on things. My own reading on the subject has lately focused on Rousseau—his Social Contract and his First Discourse (the latter of which is mainly unreadable gibberish). Rousseau essentially denounced reason, and elevated emotion. Because his “philosophy” (decidedly and expressly anti-enlightenment) served as the basis for the French Revolution (as opposed to Locke, Burke, Smith and others of the enlightenment whose works provided the foundation for the American Revolution) the French Revolution was chaotic and brought the Reign of Terror, courtesy of Rousseau and Robespierre. The parallels with what is happening now in Portland, Seattle, and elsewhere are striking. A rejection of the rule of law, elevation of mob rule, emotion “justifying” violence, and no real consideration of the consequences of any of this. I suspect that the French deification of Rousseau, which continues to this day, has made the country much more receptive to leftist nonsense.
That's a good swap any way you look at it
GaryWitt comments on Jul 28, 2020:
I’d be willing to go two for one.
Why aren't people offended that an old, white guy is riding the coattails of a black man and ...
GaryWitt comments on Jul 26, 2020:
I’m offended. Does that count?
The way metal is painted.
GaryWitt comments on Jul 26, 2020:
Well, dammit, I’m disappointed to learn this might not have been painted by Rembrandt himself. Always thought it was. Always admired it. Still do, even without knowing exactly who did it.
Human nature [youtu.be]
GaryWitt comments on Jul 26, 2020:
Not sure what’s going on in the last 30 seconds of this, but the conversation with Peterson is powerful.
Yup..... Pretty much [youtu.be]
GaryWitt comments on Jul 26, 2020:
Very difficult to watch. Extremely frightening. But true. Every word he speaks is true.
Is it fair to call AOC a "Fucking Bitch"?
GaryWitt comments on Jul 24, 2020:
In this case I believe “fucking” is used as an intensifier. It does not necessarily refer to her level, degree, or frequency of sexual activity.
"Art is selection and symmetry: it creates the illusion of wholeness within its own strictly imposed...
GaryWitt comments on Jul 24, 2020:
Beautiful. Taylor “quoted” this painting in another, entitled The Fool.
hmm... [youtube.com]
GaryWitt comments on Jul 23, 2020:
Excellent post. Thank you! Peterson’s analysis rings true today. And the injection of venom into the discussion quite simply changes nothing.
Did you ever have to learn to drive a car with manual shift and was it difficult for you to catch ...
GaryWitt comments on Jul 22, 2020:
Yep. Took a couple hours on a Sunday afternoon in a local parking lot with a rented VW bug. Haven’t owned an automatic since.
Sure seems like they would ...
GaryWitt comments on Jul 20, 2020:
Twenty-first century Vichy.
It's sadly amusing listening to the justifications for this nonsensical paradox.
GaryWitt comments on Jul 19, 2020:
I’m not sure any of them used SWAT teams, but the threat of force was definitely present.

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