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I'm often oblivious to whether I'm thinking in the left mode or in the right mode (or centre, up or down or oblique, whatever). Whether it is political or not, I'm interested in views different from mine, where what I haven't thought about often lies. I avoid fixed views and preconceived ideas, i.e., I don't like judgmental, opinionated people. I like thinkers who have the discipline, calmness and intellectual curiosity to seek to understand and engage opinions that are different from their own. I believe in integration. I am interested in cultures outside the Western world. Let's embrace an inclusive multi-ethnic national identity over an exclusive racial one.

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Fellow group members, Since the general posting forum on this site has been discontinued, I have ...
Naomi comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Hello. I don't like this change; I wanted to stay independent and individual so that I could join any conversation/discussion/debate as I please without joining any group. I fear that a tribe-like nature will be encouraged along with echo chambers and confirmation bias. When I asked, the admin said he wanted better to highlight groups than general posts... I can appreciate that it is becoming impossible for the admin to monitor every single post as the number of members is rapidly increasing so that he decided to pass his task over to the organiser/moderator of each group... but... to me, this new grouping approach dampens the spirit of free speech... feeling disappointed... Thank you for your endevour - much appreciated.
We were tough back then.
Naomi comments on Apr 26, 2019:
Very well, obviously. :D
I have a questions that popped into my mind after reading about the new IDW post policy. Is mankind...
Naomi comments on Apr 25, 2019:
Hello. I think that in order to be absolutely free (i.e., do whatever you like), you'll probably have to be the only one person on this planet. That is, we need rules, laws, systems, etc., to be free...
Misaru, Kikazaru, Iwazaru. See not, hear not, speak not.
Naomi comments on Apr 25, 2019:
:D
Peterson has said, "I act as if God exists." What does this mean to you? Have any of you tried to...
Naomi comments on Apr 25, 2019:
Hello. I kind of go along with Peterson's view on the meaning of life. It is a Western-centric view based on the Christian principle - quite understandably. One's perspective of life could be quite different if it is based on a different religious principle, a polytheistic religion, say Hinduism or Shintoism, for example, i.e., the belief in multiple gods, with a different set of values. I grew up in a secular environment, so I don't have a strong attachment to any particular religion. But, when I am to make a big decision or make a big change in my life, if I feel as if my late father is watching over me or protecting me, in a spiritual sense, that is perhaps a similar sentiment to "I act as if God exists". And at this basic level, I believe everybody feels this way now and then. Sorry, I'm just rambling here. lol
Is cosmetic surgery bad for the species? Cosmetic surgery makes people appear more attractive but...
Naomi comments on Apr 24, 2019:
I guess, cosmetic surgery doesn't make any difference to the species apart from a situation like a man who thought he married a beautiful woman might get a nasty shock when the baby he fathered has a huge ugly nose...
Anyone notice that food politics are becoming a thing? ‘Vegans being controlling’ ...
Naomi comments on Apr 24, 2019:
Cows and sheep eat lots of grass. So, as far as I'm concerned, beef and lamb are a good source of leafy vegetables, which makes me a vegan.
Yellow Vest in Paris, Extinction Rebellion in London, etc., etc. People are quick to pick up ...
Naomi comments on Apr 24, 2019:
Thanks ever so much everyone! I'm really enjoying exploring different views and opinions about direct action. I much appreciate your honest and unpretentious and sometimes humorous inputs. Thanks again!
Happy Easter.
Naomi comments on Apr 21, 2019:
Happy Easter from England!
Where are the Marxists Here? (Zizek vs. Peterson)
Naomi comments on Apr 20, 2019:
I find it interesting that while Karl Marx and Marxism are usually demonized by many instantly (including JP), the Zizek's understanding of both is different. I'm under the impression that Zizek's knowledge of Karl Marx and Marxism is even more extensive than Peterson's.
A staggering 85 percent of youths in prison grew up in fatherless homes. More precisely, prisons are...
Naomi comments on Apr 20, 2019:
We'd better start listening to what Jesse Lee Peterson says seriously.
Sweeden is always put out as what the US should be by the left. Really?!? Have they really thought ...
Naomi comments on Apr 20, 2019:
You might find this interesting. Sweden: Lessons for America? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq3vVbdgMuQ
If this platform is just going to be a hangout for trolls instead of intelligent discourse, I will ...
Naomi comments on Apr 20, 2019:
Ah... You've successfully provoked us all. LOL!
My ex-Muslim friend just published this article in Medium. It's about how democracy is being used ...
Naomi comments on Apr 19, 2019:
Hello. Thank you very much for sharing this article. I am always reluctant to talk of Muslims as collective. The media never make a clear distinction between Mecca Muslims (moderate Muslims) and Medina Muslims (radical/extreme Muslims), nor do they clarify the difference between Islam and Islamism. Similarly, the distinction between Hinduism and Hindutva is constantly blurred. I am sick of it, and I sometimes wish people would go beyond the generalisation of Islam and Muslims and pay more attention to voices of individual Muslims (or any group of people for that matter). I am very aware that there are some brave individuals and groups (Mecca Muslims and ex-Muslims and their supporters) working hard on the reform and modernisation of Islam, including the removal of Hadith and modification of Sunnah, and I know they're constantly under death threats made by Medina Muslims. I sincerely hope that they will succeed in the near future, so that Mecca Muslims could integrate better.
Two religions can coexist. Syncretic culture is possible. [youtube.com]
Naomi comments on Apr 19, 2019:
Hello, everyone. I should have explained that: Hindutva Farah Naqvi talks of in the video is an extreme political ideology which is inspired by Nazi ideology, and Islamism is also an extreme political ideology. Therefore, there is a huge conflict between Hindutva and Islamism in India. It is powerful when Naqvi says "God Allar (Muslim god), please give my brother a son like Lord Krishua (Hindu god)." Then she continues to explain how Hindu and Muslim cultures are fused together through everyday life. So she is actually criticising both politically-motivated ideologies and how ideologues are dividing ordinary Muslims and Hindus in India.
Frankfurt School, Critical Theory, and Destruction of the US and Europe [youtube.com] Back in ...
Naomi comments on Apr 19, 2019:
Hello. I just wanted to say thank-you for the post and the subsequent debate. I knew only a little about the Frankfurt School. Very interesting.
As this community is discussing what types of speech may or may not be acceptable, with respect to ...
Naomi comments on Apr 18, 2019:
Hello. I realise that different people have different definitions of free speech. If the definition of free speech is simply "say whatever you like, including cursing and name-calling", then I can't go along with that because courtesy matters to me. If anyone has a valid argument and manages to get it across in a decent manner, I don't care if that comes from left, right or centre. Besides, what I don't know is often in different/opposite opinions from mine, so, based on that, I will welcome left-leaning views as well as right-leaning views. (Actually, I don't like this polarised left-right concept at all.)
If this platform is just going to be a hangout for trolls instead of intelligent discourse, I will ...
Naomi comments on Apr 18, 2019:
Hello. I took the liberty of visiting your page. You only made one post and made three comments, and you've already come to that conclusion... wow... It's worth browsing - you'll find some good topics worth discussing. I'm sure you'll find some decent people here who express their honest sincere views. Alternatively, you can post some good debatable topics. All the best.
Afriforum's trip to USA to raise awareness about Farm Attacks and Land Expropriation without ...
Naomi comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Yes, the media should be covering this much much more.
Food for thought - a story that landed on me recently: Yesterday after shopping in our local ...
Naomi comments on Apr 17, 2019:
My daughter says: "I agree...with some of this. But also, old folks had polio and TB so who's the real winner?" :D
Cher FREAKS OUT over Trump diversifying her city with more "immigrants" - YouTube
Naomi comments on Apr 17, 2019:
NIMBY!
Is Cher suddenly concerned with homeless Americans or is it a NIMBY thing? Btw when Gumby met ...
Naomi comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Hello. It's definitely NIMBY! And embarrassing!
If you're looking for a moderate left-of-center opinion, I recommend Tim Pool. He's not afraid of ...
Naomi comments on Apr 17, 2019:
I want to know what he's hiding in his wooly hat... sorry...
This shit never ends
Naomi comments on Apr 17, 2019:
What is the reason for having a town decal on your vehicle in this case?
What do people mean when they talk about "white culture"? I am asking this from a perspective of ...
Naomi comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Hello. A good question. Maybe white culture means the culture that developed with Western civilisation based on an ignorant presumption...?
On a scale of 1 to 5, how disappointed will you be if it turns out that the Notre Dame fire wasn't ...
Naomi comments on Apr 16, 2019:
Hi. To be honest, I don't feel very comfortable with the question. I think it buys into the narrative of MSM. Sorry...
What is so tiring lately is the subject of offense everyone seems to take offense so easily and take...
Naomi comments on Apr 16, 2019:
"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." If you have children tell them this. We'll have to bring anti-fragility back, and it starts at home.
Just sick to death with leftist agendas crammed down our throats, political correctness, and the ...
Naomi comments on Apr 16, 2019:
How do you guys keep your sanity and norms?
Here's a stupid question for all of you psychologists out there: Whenever my ex says things in ...
Naomi comments on Apr 16, 2019:
(It is) Just bad grammar to me.
Boer Battle Song (Bach choir) [youtu.be]
Naomi comments on Apr 16, 2019:
Fascinating! Thank you very much for sharing this.
What do you all think of the coins? Are you saving them? Donating them? Passing them between ...
Naomi comments on Apr 16, 2019:
Hello. If coins are for "showing one's appreciation of an action or quality; i.e. good posts/comments", then it's not bad, I guess, but, in that case, clicking "like" seems sufficient, like you say.
Does having formal education cause cognitive dissonance? paying money to be told what to do and how ...
Naomi comments on Apr 16, 2019:
Hello. This is a good question. In an ideal world, education would be free from politics and religion. In the real world, education is heavily politicised. Each school has its own policies and principle which all the staff including teachers must observe. And there is also a curriculum teachers must follow. Yet, teachers are not robots; they have their own believes and principles. As human-beings, it is probably impossible for them to be completely fair and impartial. They're bound to have influence on children's minds. And then, if you pay a school to teach your child, there is an instant provider-customer relationship; the customer's needs must be fulfilled by the provider...etc., etc. A whole bunch of stuff to consider. And amidst all this, I don't know how one's cognitive ability may be affected...
Extinction Rebellion Turning Violent in London | Armstrong Economics
Naomi comments on Apr 16, 2019:
Hello. Thanks for sharing the article. I hate those climate change protesters. They vandalised public and private properties by spray-painting them with aerosols (which are probably bad for the climate). Many of them were arrested - so much for "peaceful protest" (that's how MSM reported in the UK). They all say "We've got to do something about this!", "The government are not doing anything about this!", etc., etc., but they NEVER come up with any practical suggestions, ever! If they're so concerned about the climate, and presumably the environment as well, it would make a lot more sense if they started picking up litter instead of picking up placards. That's all I have to say about that.
Imaginary SJWs: Have you actually got "real SJWs" who you have to put up with regularly - in your ...
Naomi comments on Apr 15, 2019:
You might be interested in watching this clip, if you haven't already. Sir Roger Scruton is a renowned British philosopher. He analyses very well the SJWs' specialities; political correctness, scape-goating, victimhood, etc. It's always a good idea to know your enemy. (His voice is a bit boring...) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPsZlQYzfFI&t=3s
MACRON THE PYROMANIAC FIRE FIGHTER AND THE YELLOW VEST PROTESTS ENTER ACT 22!! SPREADS TO UK!! - ...
Naomi comments on Apr 15, 2019:
Do you know exactly what the Yellow Vest are trying to achieve by week after week protests? I understand their anger, I understand what has driven them into the situation, and I know they want Macron out. Say Macron resigns eventually, but then, what are they suggesting should happen next? Please don't get me wrong; I'm not being contemptuous or anything.
Imaginary SJWs: Have you actually got "real SJWs" who you have to put up with regularly - in your ...
Naomi comments on Apr 15, 2019:
You know, I live in a small city and I am yet to encounter a SJW or to see the local press covering a SJW protest march. Of course, they are more common in big cities like London, Manchester, etc. So, so far, when I talk about SJWs, they're imaginary based on what I see or hear on the media. If you stay in the UK long enough, you'll hear British people say "I'm a bit of a socialist" often enough. Considering the "cradle to grave" concept held in the British history, this is quite a normal, casual statement, and if you immediately regard them as far-left as such, you will be embarrassing them as well as embarrassing yourself. LOL So, while left-leaning people may be immediately associated with SJWs in your countries, it may not always be the case in the UK. There are many traditional Labour Party supporters (left) in the UK, and a good friend of mine is one of them. We take our dogs for a walk together regularly and we talk about all sorts of things, including Brexit! She is a remainer and I am a leaver, and we have different views about different things but our conversation never develops into an argument. So, my next question is: Do you have anyone, in your family, in your neighbourhood, at work, on campus, who have different (political) views from yours but you can still get on with them? Do you think that not all, not all but most people in your countries are still reasonable and preserving their values and norms despite the impression MSM give us that SJWs are taking over our space?
Did “whites” benefit from slavery? I am wondering where my thinking is correct and where I ...
Naomi comments on Apr 14, 2019:
Ah, time and time again, white (Irish) slaves are conveniently forgotten from the history of slavery in America.
The "level" system on IDW is broken - change my mind: [idw.community] What is the intended ...
Naomi comments on Apr 14, 2019:
Hello. Um... I can't change your mind... If the level system is keeping trolls, malicious accounts, etc. at bay, then, it's not broken, I guess. I've seen enough hit & runs; they just drop an sentence or two, or say whatever they want to say, and move on without actually engaging in discussions. If they do that in order to increase their levels, then the system is broken. I've also seen enough swearing and name-calling; I'm blocking one person for that very reason. Different people seem to have their own versions of free speech. For me, courtesy still counts. That's all I have to say abut that.
Sunday morning Inverness
Naomi comments on Apr 14, 2019:
Is that River Ness? Do you live near the river? It's beautiful.
What do You Think of the Idea of Shipping Illegal Aliens and “Asylum Seekers” to “Sanctuary”...
Naomi comments on Apr 14, 2019:
In the 18th and 19th centuries, hundreds of thousands of convicts were sent from Britain to Australia, and look how well Australia is doing now. If we could find a big enough island for refugees somewhere... Maybe this is too simplistic and optimistic to apply under the current circumstances.
[youtube.com] Something is seriosly wrong with our society right now freedom of speech and thought ...
Naomi comments on Apr 13, 2019:
Sir Roger said nothing wrong, and the UK government is too pathetic to stand up for him. Makes me angry and sad at the same time.
[m.washingtontimes.com] I said, years ago, that the Muslims and Catholics would begin working ...
Naomi comments on Apr 13, 2019:
Hi. I believe that Islam is a religion of political ideology, and that is the problem. When Muhammad reached Medina, he became a warlord and his words became much more political - Hadith, roughly speaking. There are individuals and groups who are working on the reform and modernisation of Islam. I sincerely hope they will succeed so that Muslims can integrate with other religions and cultures.
Finland, Norway, Denmark among the ‘happiest’ countries. What are we doing wrong?
Naomi comments on Apr 13, 2019:
Hi. Not sure they're still happy countries. This seems to be the reality nowadays... Sorry to disappoint you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iERLyAxddVE&t=74s
I'm from the UK and the ongoing mess of Brexit is so frustrating for the people of Britain the ...
Naomi comments on Apr 13, 2019:
We've got a government that wants to stay in the EU - Ugh!!!
I’m new...
Naomi comments on Apr 13, 2019:
You may be right... Welcome, anyway. :)
Context is no longer King. But, that isn’t what Scruton said. He said ... [spiked-online.com]
Naomi comments on Apr 13, 2019:
They have been trying to destroy him for a long time, and finally... Makes me angry and sad at the same time.
We don't need your Western values... Japan is said to be the most westernised country in Asia. ...
Naomi comments on Apr 12, 2019:
Japan is an interesting country. It is said to be the most westernised country in Asia. It has had a strong connection with the West for centuries. When it ended the feudal system which lasted nearly three centuries, Japan went through drastic reform and modernisation in the 19th century. Japan adopted a constitutional government model from Germany, an education model from France, medicines from Germany, an army model from Prussia, an navy model from Britain, and the list goes on. Fast forward to the 20th century, after its defeat in WWII, Japan achieved high economic growth and rapidly became the world's second largest economy (after the United States). I read or heard somewhere that the Europeans invent, the Americans market and sell, and the Japanese copy, improve and resell, or something along those lines. To me, Japan seems to have the excellent ability to adopt, appropriate and incorporate other cultures into theirs while preserving their own norms and values. They also have rather strict immigration rules, which may suggest that they know that a certain level of homogeneity is necessary in order to preserve their own values and for their systems to work well - I'm guessing. Of course, Japan has its own problems, aging population, declining birthrate, problematic relationship with South Korea, etc., but perhaps, it is Japan's advantage that it can see what is happening in the West from outside so that it can orient its position accordingly within the global context - a bit cheating really...
Avi Yemini DEPORTED, Came To Appear on Dave Rubin And Crowder
Naomi comments on Apr 12, 2019:
He's a friend of Tommy Robinson's. They are treated badly because they speak truth.
Right wing or left wing
Naomi comments on Apr 12, 2019:
"The Truth: Hitler hated socialism and communism and worked to destroy these ideologies. Nazism, confused as it was, was based on race, and fundamentally different from class focused socialism." You might find this article interesting (it's too complicated for my brain to handle!) https://www.thoughtco.com/was-adolf-hitler-a-socialist-1221367
Right wing or left wing
Naomi comments on Apr 12, 2019:
When I say they were socialist, i.e., left-wing, I normally get told to educate myself. LOL
We don't need your Western values... Japan is said to be the most westernised country in Asia. ...
Naomi comments on Apr 12, 2019:
Hello, people. You might also find this clip interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZEdfZGSSXA
Are there any Rebel Media people on here?
Naomi comments on Apr 12, 2019:
Yes, I'm following them.
Who has a big enough heart to laugh about this?
Naomi comments on Apr 11, 2019:
I found another one!
Finally, research that makes sense!
Naomi comments on Apr 11, 2019:
I've been right through my entire adult life.
Compatible emojis and smiles chosen for the community from idw.community/faq :-) :) :-D :D :-O ...
Naomi comments on Apr 10, 2019:
Ah, a Japanese invention - they're so clever! :)
I think this is fascinating! The uselessness of political spectrum makes sense when you know this ...
Naomi comments on Apr 9, 2019:
Fascinating! Thank you for sharing this article.
Got a 24hr ban on Facebook for this one.
Naomi comments on Apr 9, 2019:
What's so wrong with this image that you had a 24hr ban?
Leftism is mostly driven by emotional rather than practical thinking. If predominant use of ...
Naomi comments on Apr 9, 2019:
I recommend The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt.
Wondering how many are feeling alarmed at the de platforming or silencing of other voices. ...
Naomi comments on Apr 9, 2019:
I blame Islamists as well as George Soros...
WHERE ARE THE LEFTISTS??? Raise your heads! I want to hear your views as well as the others'!
Naomi comments on Apr 9, 2019:
Thank you all very much for your contributions. I have a clear picture now. As for anyone who goes along with the notion that left-wingers are a synonym of SJWs, and similarly that right-wingers are a synonym of alt-right, I'm afraid that they're not on the same page as me; I rarely consider SJWs or alt-right activists' views. I also haven't got time for those who enjoy making a mockery of others and picking up fights. How would that help encourage anyone come on and express their views let alone develop any decent conversation? People behave differently when they have a mask they can hide behind, yet their true colours eventually come through - interesting. Also, while some insist on their own freedom of expression, they're happy to suppress others' (typically by mockery and insult as demonstrated here) - consciously or subconsciously, I can't tell, but there is a certain level of hypocrisy on their part. I don't often resonate with left-wing views but there are some good points I can appreciate. Similarly, I don't always resonate with right-wing views but there are some good points I can appreciate. I actually don't like the "left, right and centre" concept at all. So, I shall continue to explore all kinds of thoughts and ideas wherever they may come from. Thanks again for your help. Kindest regards.
WHERE ARE THE LEFTISTS??? Raise your heads! I want to hear your views as well as the others'!
Naomi comments on Apr 8, 2019:
Wow, there is so much prejudice against the left. So much for free speech.
Tell me - Is it OK to talk about socialism and communisms like synonyms? Do you think there may be a...
Naomi comments on Apr 8, 2019:
So, while there is no clear-cut between socialism and communism, we understand, in theory, that: when most property and economic resources are owned and controlled by the state and not by individual citizens, that's communism; and when all citizens share equally in all economic resources as allocated by a democratically-elected government, that's socialism. Something like that. I can see how the latter definition (socialism) may appeal to many, especially working-classes. I think it is important to remember that these theories developed in protesting and protecting against the exploitation of working-classes during the Industrial Revolution, when they lived in extreme poverty which is beyond our imagination. I also think it's difficult to identify countries as being pure communist or socialist. I read somewhere that Cuba, China and North Korea are considered communist, but there are capitalist elements to the economic system of China for example. And some states identify themselves as socialist but are run by communist parties... It's too confusing for my tiny brain to handle! In any event, we equally loathe socialism and communism because we can't get out of our heads for a second the terrible consequences that were brought by implementing these theories in the last century, hence using them interchangeably and like synonyms. But then, there are advanced countries which are identified as socialist (or may be "socialistic" more correctly?) such as Scandinavian countries. They don't follow pure socialist ideas, but they have democratically-elected governments which are large and are supported by taxpayers who pay rather a lot of tax, thereby enabling providing health care, education, pensions, etc. which are free for every citizen. And although the governments are big, they don't interfere with people's individual rights and freedoms, and they also have highly successful capitalist sectors that promote free trade. So, if this kind of model still falls within the scope of socialism, it may be a little problematic to use socialism and communism interchangeably...? Perhaps, the definition of socialism itself is problematic as it is very broad. In that case, it may be better to use "totalitarianism" as a synonym of a system where a government dictates everything and people have very little or no freedom. So, considering the above points, do you think there may be an element of propaganda coming from conservatives, by using socialism and communism like synonyms, as a means of scaremongering even, in an effort of suppressing socialist opponents like Jeremy Corbyn in the UK and Bernard Sanders in the US and their followers?
I have a question for our liberal members. To what degree do you feel you have to watch what you say...
Naomi comments on Apr 6, 2019:
There is a bit of an echo chamber and confirmation bias - perhaps?
My friends just visited me worried because I did a video about Islam and said I hate the ideology of...
Naomi comments on Apr 6, 2019:
Victims of self-censorship... sigh!
Wow! The idea of equality denied! Compelling when it comes from an immigrant like him. (Poor kid; he...
Naomi comments on Apr 6, 2019:
I give a bit of credit to the student. He actually doesn't look or behave like a typical SJW. While debating, he is actually waking up to see that there is a flaw to his argument and realises that he hasn't thought it through. He is also honest saying "I'm gonna backpedal...". Bless him...
How might this divide the left? Maajid Nawaz mentioned some statistic on Joe Rogan, I can't ...
Naomi comments on Apr 5, 2019:
MSM always leave out those who don't fit their narrative; in this case Catholic parents for example. I am also a "wrong type" of ethnic minority" they never wish to include in their news - thank goodness! LOL Don't sleepwalk into identity politics - that's what I would say.
Retarded - no, no, I'm not talking about people; I'm talking about socio-economy :D Engineers, ...
Naomi comments on Apr 4, 2019:
Perhaps, I can try and give another simple example... Young people come to the UK from South Asia to study at university. These young people are from privileged backgrounds; tuition fees are high in the UK. They're educated in the UK and after they graduate, they are given extra time to stay in the UK so that they can find jobs. I don't know the exact figure as to how many of them successfully find jobs in the UK, but for the argument sake, let's say that many of them find jobs with good wages and settle in the UK. This is good for them and good for British economy and society; it appears to be a win-win situation. But, what about those who are stuck in poverty in their homelands? Poverty in their countries is nothing like what we call poverty in the West; it is much, much, much worse. They're so poor that they can't afford to have anything. Those well-educated, highly-skilled people have left the poor behind and they're contributing themselves elsewhere but to their own people. Of course, they can send money home, in which case they can still contribute economically, but they can't possibly contribute their expert knowledge and skills to their own societies unless they are physically there, and their countries need those people to develop their economies and societies. Again, this example may be too simplistic, but do you think it's OK that we benefit from these highly-skilled people while there is a void back home, or do you think this is something we should consider?
Sometimes I just need to think and write shit down. Today, i'm gonna do it on a pubic forum and see ...
Naomi comments on Apr 4, 2019:
This helps clear my head every time I get entangled in those words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQNaT52QYYA&t=24s
Capitalism vs socialist party each has its pros and each has its cons we are reaching a point you ...
Naomi comments on Apr 4, 2019:
It'll be quite a balancing act, that's for sure.
Richard Spencer, what a disgusting piece of crap. God, I really hope that nobody in this community ...
Naomi comments on Apr 4, 2019:
He says many controversial ,provocative things but never seems to incite violence (not publicly anyway). I see him as a byproduct of political struggles in the thick of identity politics.
Retarded - no, no, I'm not talking about people; I'm talking about socio-economy :D Engineers, ...
Naomi comments on Apr 4, 2019:
I realise that many members here are in the US (doesn't mean I'm excluding views of those from other countries). It's a huge country consisting of many huge states. So, how about transferring talent from one state to another? Say, many young doctors decide to leave their home state, say Texas, to live and work in New York for better wages, more job vacancies, whatever may attract them to leave Texas. Do you think Texas would suffer any consequence from this trend socially and economically? (Sorry, this may not be the best example. Too simplistic perhaps...)
Sharing some stories from my job...
Naomi comments on Apr 3, 2019:
Thank you for sharing this story. You have a job which is very hard but very meaningful.
A decision to invite a Muslim cleric to say a prayer at an Anzac Day service has sparked an ...
Naomi comments on Apr 3, 2019:
Sigh! I feel for you. The same thing is happening in the UK and Europe. The UK government is so politically correct that Islam shall not be criticized and there is a strong tendency of favouring the Muslim community over the others. They are even allowed to run Sharia courts in th UK, would you believe it! Hence we have Tommy Robinson. A young working-class lad became an iconic figure to represent thousands of ordinary British people. He is a byproduct of political struggles. This is the toxin of identity politics and this is the mind game the ideologues (and the shooter Tarrant) want us play and we're all falling for it. We have to wake up.
Some of you have been talking about how to argue with the far left, and how to deal with emotions ...
Naomi comments on Apr 2, 2019:
Hi. I would be very interested in reading the book - thank you! A few days ago, I was reading a news article about the New Zealand attacks on FB. The article was clearly generating a Muslims vs Christian type of notion - typical. I got a little mischievous, and dropped a comment "My heart goes out for the families of the victims who lost their lives amidst the mosque shootings." (I meant it!) to see if I would get any reaction. Sure enough, one white lady (I could tell by her profile photo and assumed she was Christian) reacted and said "How dare you! Stop virtue signaling. How many Christians do you think were killed by Muslims during this and that, not to mention the 9/11?!" So, I replied "What virtue signaling? I don't even know what it means. Plus, what is so wrong with expressing condolences to those who're going through very difficult times, regardless of their identities? It sounds like you've fallen into the very narrative of identity politics." I had no comeback. Black vs white, male vs female, Muslim vs non-Muslim... Everything is down to identities. We cannot not talk about identity politics. This is the work of ideologues. This is the mindset they want us to have. This is their narrative we keep sleepwalking into. We're dividing ourselves. We have to wake up.
For those who doubt the EU doesnt have totalitarian aspirations [telegraph.co.uk]
Naomi comments on Apr 2, 2019:
Tell that to the remainers, please!
Up for discussion - DAHL: The Democratic Party Is Being Corbynized [dailywire.com]
Naomi comments on Apr 2, 2019:
Well, that's terrible news - I'm telling you.
I wanted to talk about transgender people for a moment. I am pro trans rights, in that I think trans...
Naomi comments on Apr 2, 2019:
Hi. There's a good conversation going on here - I like that. :) I get a little puzzled when they talk about trans rights. We already have the human rights and the entitlement to the equal protection by the law. So, I don't know what else trans people are demanding. I have a trans lady neighbour; when she was he, he suffered trauma and subsequently he discovered new himself. Now he introduces himself as Alice, and we, his neighbours, are fine with that. We accommodate his mental disorder as well as himself as a person. It's no different from a person with depression. I think integration is the key. If a trans person cannot mix with others, I dare say probably it's not the others; its the trans person. No matter who they are, what they are, morality, decency, mutual respect, that kind of things still count, I think. From evolutionary point of view, gender transition defies reproduction, so, the trans gene pool is not likely to establish... That's all I have to say about that. (Oh, just one more thing; I wish trans people didn't try so hard to look male or female. :D)
I find it harder and harder to find someone who is a true moderate. I spend my time watching those ...
Naomi comments on Apr 2, 2019:
Thoughts are fluid, no? So, it's OK to change our opinions, no? We don't have to label ourselves or anybody. Interacting with other people with their identities in mind is the very mindset identity politics propagates. Let's not sleepwalk into the narrative of identity politics.
The most racists people are those that constantly cry racism.
Naomi comments on Apr 2, 2019:
We really shouldn't be so conscious of identities. That's the very mindset the ideologues want us to have. We mustn't fall into the narrative of identity politics.
Is there any good in Islam? (asking for a friend)
Naomi comments on Apr 2, 2019:
I also meant to tell you that: When I was a student, I lived on campus with a few Muslim students from Malaysia. They were the most friendly bunch I've ever met. One winter, we had a decent amount of snow (it doesn't snow much in the southern part of England). It was the very first time the Malaysian students saw snow. They all rushed out in excitement and played in the snow like 5-year olds. Their lecturers were so kind that they canceled all the classes on that day so that the Malaysian students could play in the snow all day. I was so ignorant about Islam that one day I made some curry (with pork in it!), thinking I could share it with them. They had a bowl of it and told me that they would eat it later - probably they chucked it in the bin :D, but they were kind not to be offended by my ignorance. So, I feel a little reluctant to talk of Muslims as collective.
Is there any good in Islam? (asking for a friend)
Naomi comments on Apr 2, 2019:
There are some Muslims/ex-Muslims who are trying to reform Islam. They seem reasonable.
this is a good way to get the college kids thinking about it [youtube.com]
Naomi comments on Apr 2, 2019:
I like it! Mind you, these are intelligent, sensible children. SJWs and similar activists are the ones who we can't reason with. What can we do? :(
Remember the good old days when you could hate someone because they're assholes? Now you have to ...
Naomi comments on Apr 1, 2019:
"Now you have to like them because of the color of there skin in order to be a good person in modern society..." No, you don't have to. You mustn't! That is the very narrative of identity politics. Don't cave in to that mindset.
Sweet lady tells it how it is! [youtu.be]
Naomi comments on Apr 1, 2019:
What can I say? I can't disagree with her. I believe that this lady used to work for the BBC but she left after witnessing how corrupt the BBC is. :(
I WANT TO CHANGE THE IDENTITY POLITICS NARRATIVE!!!! We all know that identity politics sucks, yet ...
Naomi comments on Apr 1, 2019:
A few days ago, I was reading a news article about the New Zealand attacks on FB. The article was clearly generating a Muslims vs Christian type of notion - typical. I got a little mischievous :p, and dropped a comment "My heart goes out for the families of the victims who lost their lives amidst the mosque shootings." (I meant it!) to see if I would get any reaction. Sure enough, one white lady (I could tell by her profile photo and assumed she was Christian) reacted and said "How dare you! Stop virtue signaling. How many Christians do you think were killed by Muslims during this and that, not to mention the 9/11?!" So, I replied "What virtue signaling? I don't even know what it means. Plus, what is so wrong with expressing condolences to those who're going through very difficult times, regardless of their identities? It sounds like you've fallen into the very narrative of identity politics." I had no comeback. XD In my simple mind, ideologues are definitely playing a mind game, a very powerful one, and like StrykerWilfe M says, I feel that we've done enough fact check, we know what they are doing and, they are winning. I keep wondering if there is a way not to play their mind game, if not fight back, and to change the mindset of people, especially the young. I'm not suggesting that we should all become activists and behave like SJWs by storming into gender study classes or anything like that - oh no, heavens no. I keep wondering, though, if we could come up some kind of counterattack words and phrases which ordinary people, including children, can guard themselves with. Words like "racist", "fascist", "Nazi", "Islamophobe" "homophobe", etc., are very powerful and influential, and are circulated through social media nonstop, and just saying "No, I'm not a racist, etc." or trying to reason with them doesn't always seem to work. I feel that we could also spread words which are equally powerful so that we can make them retreat, and then, we can finally reason with them. We'll have to find such words/phrases, first, though. lol This really is a billion dollar question... Sorry, I've been thinking aloud! Just random thoughts. Thank you, guys, for your inputs! Feel free to continue with the discussion.
Paul Joseph Watson bringing the tree in night of hipsters definitely chasing individuality in order ...
Naomi comments on Mar 31, 2019:
PJW is such a contrarian. I like him.
Taking back Free Speech "This slow abduction of the West is the result of our acquiescence to ...
Naomi comments on Mar 31, 2019:
There are some individuals who are trying to reform Islam: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Imam Tawhidi and Maajid Nawaz to name a few. I support them and sincerely hope that they will achieve their goals in the near future.
I WANT TO CHANGE THE IDENTITY POLITICS NARRATIVE!!!! We all know that identity politics sucks, yet ...
Naomi comments on Mar 31, 2019:
You know, when I posted this topic, I had a simple but realistic scenario in my head. It goes like this: Mr Just Ordinary Man lives a simple, humble life. He loves his family, he loves his home and he is very grateful for what he has. He hasn't got much education but he has good common sense which his grandma taught him. And politics? No, he isn't particularly interested in it. His family are happy and safe, and that's all he cares about. One day, Mr JOM went to a local store where he met a man who was very rude to him. So, he told the man not to be so rude. This was met by outrage. The man, who happened to be black, shouted and accused Mr JOM of being racist in front of everybody. Mr JOM defended himself by saying that he wasn't a racist and he was only pointing out the black man's rudeness, but the black man kept talking over him and continued to call him a racist. As his good common sense told him, Mr JOM stayed calm, disengaged himself from the conversation and walked away. After he went home, Mr JOM soon became inundated with horrible tweets, and the following day the media were all over him and his family. Mr JOM tried to explain what really happened, but no, they'd already made up their minds that he was the aggressor and the black man was the victim. A month later, things finally calmed down, and Mr JOM's life was back to normal. One day, Mr JOM went to the local store and saw the same black man harassing one of his neighbours there. As much as he wanted to rescue his neighbour, he decided not to get involved, carried on with shopping and left the store because he couldn't possibly have gone through what he went through a month before. (You could replace the black man with a Muslim, LGBTQ, etc.) You see how words like "racist", "Islamophobe", "misogynist", etc. have so much impact on decent, civilised people's minds with such an immediate "shut down" effect. Mr JOM doesn't even know what identity politics is, yet he was thrown right in the middle of it, plus, now his mind is conditioned not to speak out. So, back to the original billion dollar question - what can we, just ordinary people, do to not let this kind of things happen?! Hear my scream in frustration!!!
I WANT TO CHANGE THE IDENTITY POLITICS NARRATIVE!!!! We all know that identity politics sucks, yet ...
Naomi comments on Mar 31, 2019:
You, all good people, I like all your comments. But, the "like" button is not working!
"The South African Communist Party (SACP) was founded in 1921, funded by the Soviets. The South ...
Naomi comments on Mar 31, 2019:
I had no idea!
Any other female/ladies out there
Naomi comments on Mar 31, 2019:
Hi. I feel that way, too!
I am genuinely curious about this and would love to hear valid arguments for or against my thought. ...
Naomi comments on Mar 30, 2019:
Hi. This is a great post. I think that while individual liberty should be respected (obviously), because we're basically social animals, we cannot not belong to some kind of group, i.e., family, school, company, community, nation... that kind of thing. So, it is only natural that we identify ourselves with the group(s) to which we belong. Having said that, I think that if we are too conscious, that will keep different identity groups apart (segregation) instead of bringing them together (integration). I think that identity politics is important. When, for example, a minority group of people, like the Yazidis, are deprived of human rights, identity politics has a very important role to play in helping such people. However, in modern societies, identity politics is used for political agendas and struggles. Identity politics is toxic in that it keeps us all very conscious of identity groups, especially marginalised groups, and politicians and activists use racist and victim cards to generate prejudice and hostility among the groups. Movements like Black Lives Matter and the LGBTQ movement are probably products of identity politics. In modern societies where we all take for granted the human rights and the entitlement to the equal protection by the law, why should any group of people be favoured over other groups, anyway? I think it's wrong that minorities receive so much special attention and others feel obliged to nominate them for certain awards, let them enter colleges and universities when they aren't really good enough to pass exams, etc. I am in the minority myself in the UK, but I'm not conscious that I'm a minority. And probably because I've been living in the same area for many years, my neighbours see me as "me" and not a foreigner, which is nice. Maybe I'm a good example of integration. :P I'm a glass-half-full person, and I'm hoping that this is just a phase we're going through. But, I also think that we need to make a conscious effort no to get sucked into the identity politics narrative, which is hard! By the way, July is the White History Month according to Jesse Lee Peterson. He also says there is no racism. XD
If I am white yet identify as black am I a racist ? If I am 1/2 black and I identify as black not...
Naomi comments on Mar 30, 2019:
There is no racism, then, problem solved, no?
I have something that happened to me on FB that might be interesting to Joe Rogan. I love Led ...
Naomi comments on Mar 30, 2019:
That's ridiculous! One has to have a sick mind to interpret the cover design in a pornographic sort of way.
[youtu.be]
Naomi comments on Mar 30, 2019:
What a sight - amazing!
I don’t know how to share something directly yet so this is credited to the group “Jordan ...
Naomi comments on Mar 30, 2019:
What an idiot - full of rhetoric, as you say.
I see lots of comments about how the group dislikes the positions and the actions of the ‘left.’...
Naomi comments on Mar 30, 2019:
I understand your sentiment! We're good at recognising and analysing problems but not very good at discussing what we, as ordinary individuals, can do to address the problems. Everything is politicised and we so easily get sucked into it. We often talk about identity politics like a disease and say how much we hate it, yet we can't overcome the idea of who is left and who is right, who is white and who is black, and so on. And then, this free speech/hate speech business. Why can't just talk about things in a civilised manner? What's happened to morality and decency? Perhaps, we should listen to grandpas and grandmas better - they will be able to tell us good common sense. :)
Well, seems about right.
Naomi comments on Mar 30, 2019:
Dream on... lol
Promises promises promises! [twitter.com]
Naomi comments on Mar 29, 2019:
HI. I know - this is soooooo frustrating!
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Weeeeelcome!!! I'll be very interested to know about your country and society.

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