General Debate Wednesday 22/12/10

Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders; no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way out for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore, everyone, in his own interests, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle. None can stand aside with unconcern; the interests of everyone hangs on the results. Whether he chooses or not, every man is drawn into the greatest historical struggle, the decisive battle into which our epoch has plunged us. –Ludwig von Mises



Categories: Culture, General Debate

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  1. Unfortunately, Libtards take to this advice much more readily than others. That combined with their belief that their intentions are good allows them to ignore the harm that accrues from their mistakes. They rarely admit to mistakes to begin with — with them they fail only because conservatives didn’t wish them to succeed. Or because “dirty rotten heartless cons didn’t give up” allow the libtards to steal “enough cash, property and rights.”

    I’m glad to see that von Mises saw so long ago how the easy it would be for most of us to become Politically Correct Cowered.
    When we are really “drawn into the greatest historical struggle, the decisive battle into which our epoch has plunged us,” we are not cowed.

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  2. Your first paragraph echoes Reagan’s 64 RNC address,

    “The problem with our Liberal friends isn’t that their ignorant, just that they know so much that isn’t so”…

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  3. Seeing that it is the Christmas season I thought I’d share a story with you about a Muslim who dies and finds himself before the Pearly Gates………

    He is very excited, as all his life he has longed to meet the Prophet Mohammed.

    At the Gates of Heaven, he meets a man with a beard.

    “Are you Mohammed?” he asks.

    “No, my son. I am Peter. Mohammed is higher up.” And he points
    to a ladder that rises into the clouds.

    Delighted that Mohammed should be higher than Peter, he climbs the ladder
    in great strides, climbs through the clouds and comes to a room where he meets
    another bearded man.

    He asks again, “Are you Mohammed?”

    “No, I am Moses. Mohammed is higher still.”

    Exhausted, but with a heart full of joy he continues to climb the ladder
    and, yet again, he discovers an even larger room where he meets another
    man with a beard.

    Full of hope, he asks again, “Are you Mohammed?”

    “No, I am Jesus. You will find Mohammed higher up.”

    Mohammed higher than Jesus! The poor man can hardly contain his delight and climbs and climbs, ever higher.

    Once again he reaches a larger room where he meets another man with a beard and
    repeats his question:

    “Are you Mohammed?” he gasps as he is, by now, totally out of
    breath from all his climbing.

    “No, my son. I am God. But you look exhausted. Would you like a
    coffee?”

    “Yes, please, my Lord.”

    God looks behind him, claps his hands and calls out, “Hey, Mohammed! Two coffees!”

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  4. Very good.

    Let’s hope we don’t get Jihaded 🙂

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  5. Did anyone else see the story on No Minister and FOX that the census has moved 12 Congress seats to majority Red States from Blue States, as people have emigrated to (or the population has grown faster in) Red States the last 10 years…

    My take is that Florida may become a right leaning state rather than a swing state… Demographics in Florida mean emigrants are older people who usually lean conservative and an increase in population of people with Latin American background… If it does become a Red State (or red leaning) it becomes a lot harder for Dems and Obama to win the electoral college…

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  6. My last post reminded me I hadn’t visited redstate.com today and they have an in depth post about it:

    http://www.redstate.com/dan_mclaughlin/2010/12/21/its-cens-mas/

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  7. Thanks for that Jeremy. I have been keeping an eye on that issue. Let’s hope Massachusetts changes, I’m damn sick of that treacherous RINO Scott Brown.

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  8. He’s like the Blue Dog Senator from South Dakota (he’s further right than ACT!), they might as well switch parties and be done with it…

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