User Profile: Attilashrugs

Attilashrugs

Member Since: October 12, 2010

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  • [4] March 9, 2016 at 11:05pm

    Let us agree right here and right now that the instant the Carbonistas take action to silence dissent is the instant that active resistance becomes justified.
    We must treat Carbon-taxed energy exactly how the Sons of Liberty treated taxed-tea. A boycott is insufficient. The commitment required to disconnect from the power grid is not going to be common. The cut rate tea even with tax added was cheaper than smuggled untaxed tea. Human nature being biased towards instant benefit over a greater yet delayed benefit, the Sons did the right thing: we destroyed the British Tea and removed the temptation.
    If the Carbonistas tax or otherwise charge a fee to utilize carbon-based fuel the ELECTRIC GRID must be targeted. No Carbon-Taxed Electricity will flow across the vast and remote high voltage cables.
    If anyone is arrested or otherwise legally set upon for Climate Skepticism it is time for DIRECT ACTION!

  • [1] March 8, 2016 at 12:06pm

    Are you the Pope of All Christians? Is your dismissal of Seventh Day Adventists ex Cathedra?

  • March 4, 2016 at 2:12pm

    and the Age of Marx: between the Pre-Modern and the Post-Modern, that we are fish in the water of the Protestant Enlightenment immersed without knowing it (whether we are Jews or Catholics) are not mere happenstance.

  • March 4, 2016 at 2:06pm

    of the Emperor, or the Republic. Citizenship did not confer Frenchness upon an immigrant from say Poland.
    But we have been bludgeoned relentlessly to disavow any such thing as American culture. The academic, trained only in rhetoric rather than reason instantly denies there is an American NATION. That we speak English, and arose in the brief period of history in which Lockean liberalism prevailed between the age of Kings and the Age of Marx: between the Pre-Modern and the Post-Modern, that we are fish in the water of the Protestant Enlightenment immersed without knowing it (whether we are Jews or Catholics) are not mere happenstance.
    What Trump is appealing to is the Conservative who knows what an American is and what an American is not. Only he is dealing with the attacks upon OUR NATION. Yes, there are indeed Political issues that must be dealt with. There we must discover the Liberal side and fight the Illiberal.
    But for CPAC the C for CONSERVATIVE to be leading the charge for more imports from Asian Coolie run factories at the expense of American jobs; leading the charge mocking a true functional border and seeking to normalize and increase the numbers of Latin Americans in OUR country reveals utter ignorance of Political Philosophy.
    It is NOT about which tax plan, or which health plan we enact! Yes, we should seek the Liberal ones and reject the Illiberal. It is about which view of America the candidate has: is he a National Conservative and a Political Liberal? Or is he a multicultural-favoring illiberal? Trump is the only one in the first set.

  • March 4, 2016 at 2:05pm

    Whereas “Liberal” applies to the STATE’s relationship with the individual, “Conservative” refers to the NATION. A nation for our purposes is a large group, i.e. a People, with a common LANGUAGE, CULTURE, a shared sense of history and literature. Language and culture are largely based upon ARBITRARY usages. We hear language and learn it as the arbitrary sounds that SYMBOLIZE the meaning.
    In America at this period of time THE issue rather than being POLITICAL is NATIONAL. We have been at odds with the academics and media for a century. They believe and demand we all believe that America is a CREEDAL nation: that so long as someone agrees to abide by the laws of the land they are American. But, as above, the laws of the land are of the State, and are either Liberal or ILLIBERAL. Conservative is NOT the opposite of Liberal!
    We who are not multiculturalists consider ourselves to be Americans. We now who we are and who we aren’t. Just like there was such a thing as a Frenchman who was French whether he was a subject of the King, of the Emperor, of the King again, or the Republic. Citizenship did not confer Frenchness upon an immigrant from say Poland.
    But we have been bludgeoned relentlessly to disavow any such thing as American culture. The academic, trained only in rhetoric rather than reason instantly denies there is an American NATION. That we speak English, and arose in the brief period of history in which Lockean liberalism prevailed between the age of Kings

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  • March 4, 2016 at 1:36pm

    We need to really define terms. The current usage of “liberal” and “conservative” are no longer useful, if ever they were.
    “Liberal” should be returned to its original sense. It ought not require the qualifier “Classical”. A Liberal believes, like John Locke, that there is an implicit SOCIAL CONTRACT by which individuals cede some degree of their personal sovereignty to a state to better protect the larger remainder as well as their PRIVATE PROPERTY. The Constitution is the quintessential Lockean document: the Federal Government is ceded these powers and no others. All other powers are reserved for the people in their States. The Civil Rights Acts of the 1960’s routed the sharp divisions between Government and individual. The very act of disposing of one’s private property, i.e. doing non-coerced business between parties agreeable to price, became an interest of the Government. This was ILLIBERAL. It in fact is the return of the Divine Right of Kings doctrine in the guise of untrammeled majoritarianism. The RIGHT to buy, sell, enjoy Private Property was USURPED and made into a “privilege”. Thus if one sought to sell his coffee at a luncheonette he must MUST!, sell to everyone and anyone period. Private Property is where someone has the right to act the ass if he so desires. A bigot can be as bigoted as he wishes on his own property.

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  • February 9, 2016 at 2:03pm

    1.No one owns private property abutting Mexico. If the Federal Government has any right to own land outside of Washington DC it is for purposes of fortification.
    2. The Iron Curtain was not crossed with anything but desperation and terror. Recall the jubilation when the Berlin Wall fell. Such jubilation occurs only in the face of a major change.
    3. The instant the physical barriers keeping East Germans imprisoned were gone the Easterners fled westward.

  • [2] February 9, 2016 at 1:54pm

    Well thought and well said.

  • [5] February 9, 2016 at 1:52pm

    The underlying error of all utopianism is that life is a game: that planet earth is a game board and all outcomes have to do with the game rules or dumb luck. Thus no-one wins or succeeds without the assistance of “unfair rules” or dumb luck. Life-as-a-game implies that this is a closed system. A game has a goal and rules for achieving that goal. Outside of the Game there is no higher reality. IOW it is irrelevant if one is playing Monopoly on a kitchen table or a picnic table. A Chess Game can occur online or against a computer as readily as in person. But in all games we never forget that it IS a game. We would be insane if we tried to use Monopoly money outside of the game.
    Life-As-Game elevates Creation over the Creator and in fact denies any role or any existence to a Creator.
    That Life is a race, means we are pieces on a game board, without any agency. That there is only one Prize and this cartoon clearly shows it: money. This is of course based upon Materialist philosophy: i.e. the distribution of matter and energy accounts for the entire Universe.

  • [-1] January 8, 2016 at 10:53am

    Justangry: “There’s no such thing as an atheist theo-fascist.” Maybe that is so. BUT the Post-Modern leftist progressive is NOT an atheist. He has a god, it is himself, and/or humanity. Most religions have a millennialist ideal. The secular’s messianic age is the “enlightened” State practicing marxist collectivism.

  • [-1] January 8, 2016 at 10:48am

    How many opining here know that the Pilgrims and other Puritan sects outlawed Christmas as being a non-biblical day of licentiousness? Ebenezer Scrooge was Charles Dickens’ caricature of the Puritan. Obviously by Dickens’ times the whole religious ruckus of the 16th and 17th centuries had cooled to a Victorian primness alternating with pomp. The jaded worldly English could not reflect on those days of Biblical fervor without toe-curling embarrassment. Dickens’ portrait of Scrooge was a vicious parody of the Puritans who made up the new phenomenon of the Middle Class.

  • [-1] January 8, 2016 at 10:38am

    I believe the Vandals were Christians; Arianist “heretics”.

  • January 8, 2016 at 10:35am

    Do you have specific examples, or are you just a troll?

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  • [1] January 8, 2016 at 10:35am

    Couldn’t! It is “couldn’t care less”!

  • [8] January 8, 2016 at 10:33am

    One thing Yeshua did NOT teach was “go to church”. We, the followers of Yeshua ARE the Church. It goes where we go.

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  • [-1] January 8, 2016 at 10:30am

    Riddle me this: who is always shown in red garb? And who is said to live in a place of howling desolation? Who is very, very interested in whether we’ve been good or not? Whose name includes the letters AANST?
    Clue: more than one answer.

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  • [-6] January 8, 2016 at 10:23am

    I am no open borders guy. BUT, this 30 year old woman has been here since she was a teen. One must have made a heartless idol of “the law” to think her being deported to a country in which she has no direct knowledge is “just”.
    IF a law abiding woman brought here by her parents as a child is to be deported she should be one of the very last to go. AFTER every illegal is turned away at the border rather than being brought to a “processing station” where lawya’s will finagle a residency permit; after every illegal who has brought himself/herself over as an adult and has used phony ID is deported; after all illegal aliens convicted of felonies and of more than X (fill in the number) of misdemeanors is deported; after the Wall is built, IF we still feel someone like this woman ought be exiled from the only home she really knows then have at it.
    Law without mercy is not the Biblical way.

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  • January 8, 2016 at 10:09am

    Congrats on California for using their God-given rights to choose to dwell in tyranny. Thank God the Constitution allows us in more free states to live a more chill life. Dude.

  • [4] January 8, 2016 at 10:03am

    Actually, not. No the hedonistic yutes and their yuppie parents have sterilized sex and do NOT make babies to replace their aging carcasses. That is why in the 21st Century we will be Los Estatados Uninidos de’Latino America.

  • January 8, 2016 at 10:00am

    Entertainment, not polling. I do not believe these were actual comments.

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