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Dems think they are smarter than everyone else

Discussion in 'Latest Political News and Current Events' started by Marcus Aurelius, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Dawg

    Dawg President Supporting Member

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    1 in 5 millennials hate the American Flag

     
  2. Dawg

    Dawg President Supporting Member

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    Smug is you libs in NY proving how racist NY IS

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/8/sughed-michael-bloomberg-suggests-disarming-minori/

    and as Nazi Hitler, take those blacks guns to save their lives

    :)
     
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  3. UPNYA2

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    "Do you really believe "liberals" are disproportionately represented in academe for their intellectual inferiority?"

    I don't, it isn't possible for li bs to be disproportionately represented among any sub-set of society based upon intellect at all. Inferior or superior.

    To be "liberal", (or "conservative", "independent", "libertarian", "socialist", "communist", "fascist", "green", or any other political/social "party" affiliation as well), is based upon one's personal views, opinions, feelings and beliefs. None of which reflect one's intellect.

    At issue here is how some people among all groups will tend to, over time, come to the conclusion that if another has a view, opinion, position or belief that they do not share it must be because the other lacks the intellect to see things in their "proper perspective".

    THAT is why I personally believe "liberals" are disproportionately represented in academe.
     
  4. sear

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    U2 #23,
    I appreciate your thoughtful consideration here.
    Rather than you perceiving me to correct you, if I may merely add:
    I believe your list is useful, but incomplete. I'd add "experience", which is a two-edged sword.
    - The young learn what it is to get caught in the rain.
    - The experienced know the virtue of carrying an umbrella.

    Whether academe is in fact dominated by liberals I cannot prove. Seldom if ever have I heard a liberal complain about it.
    But I've lost count of the ostensible conservatives that whine that it is so, though I don't recall any proof they've offered of it.

    BUT !!

    If it is so, my suspicion is that the conservative is attracted to material reward, a well-paying Wall Street job for example.

    WHEREAS:

    The liberal may prefer the rewards of Bodhisattva.

    I don't base this observation on premise of religion per se, I'm not proselytizing for the Buddha, or anyone else. I'm not in academe.

    But I enjoy concepts, my reason for posting here.

    It's a ratio of course. The Wall Streeter doesn't sequester his mind, never to think another thought. And the academic doesn't live in a cardboard box on the sidewalk.
    But in coarsest terms, the academic seems willing to settle for a shorter yacht, in exchange for a richer interaction with humanity (pun not intended, but enlightening).

    Ref:
    bodhisattva (bo´dî-sùt´ve) noun
    Buddhism.
    An enlightened being who, out of compassion, forgoes nirvana in order to save others.

    [Sanskrit bodhisattvah, one whose essence is enlightenment : bodhih, perfect knowledge + sattvam, essence, being (from sat-, existing).]

    Excerpted from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition © 1996 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Electronic version licensed from INSO Corporation; further reproduction and distribution in accordance with the Copyright Law of the United States. All rights reserved.
     
  5. UPNYA2

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    An interesting concept.

    Especially the part where you explain the ratio aspect of the concept. The example of, " The Wall Streeter doesn't sequester his mind, never to think another thought. And the academic doesn't live in a cardboard box on the sidewalk.
    But in coarsest terms, the academic seems willing to settle for a shorter yacht, in exchange for a richer interaction with humanity (pun not intended, but enlightening)."

    Makes sense. Something I can certainly see being the case when someone is beginning to develop a belief system for the way they wish to live out their lives I mean.

    But, when it comes to the part about, "The liberal may prefer the rewards of Bodhisattva.", I definitely begin to tilt the other way in my belief on the matter, and it is your supplied definition that I base my opinion upon.

    "Ref:
    bodhisattva (bo´dî-sùt´ve) noun
    Buddhism.
    An enlightened being who, out of compassion, forgoes nirvana in order to save others
    ."

    Based upon this, I too feel that liberals may very well prefer the rewards of Bodhisattva.
    But ONLY those who are liberal in the purest sense of the word.

    My disagreement comes from the actions and words of those who have come to be known as "liberals" but are not actually willing to forgo nirvana in order to save others. On the contrary, these "liberals" actually seek nirvana for themselves by claiming they seek nirvana for all. These "liberals" actually desire the same monies the Wall Street non-liberals seek but to do with as they desire and call that "compassion" for others, not themselves.

    But is it? Really?

    The "liberals" to whom I refer do not seek enlightenment by sacrificing their own money, their worldly goods, in exchange for personal inter-action with, providing compassion for, others. The "liberals" I am speaking of want things for themselves and others, they want everyone to be open and accepting to everyone else when it suits their beliefs.

    You will not find them going to work, cashing their checks and taking whatever money is left after they pay their bills to purchase goods and services that they then go personally provide to others.
    You will however find them not working, marching in protest, demanding more of the monies from other people's checks, while somehow being provided food and services themselves.

    I admire liberals as you have defined them here. I do not the ones as I described here.
    I suspect our only real disagreement involves who is deemed to be a "liberal" and why they feel that the word applies to them personally.
     
  6. YouCantHandleDaTruth

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    Nah, we're just smarter than dumb fvcks who think in part or whole that a presidential candidate would run a child sex ring in the basement of a restaurant ... to the tune of nearly 50% !!!!

    Buncha dumb ass'd kkkons ...

    You people are really stupid
     
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  7. sear

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    Republicans in these fora have been using the word "liberal" as a derisive euphemism for Democrat for decades. It complicates matters as they are not the same, and in some cases Democrats are more conservative than Republicans.
    Nearly everybody wants a brand new Ferrari. Few if any of us hawk up the $Quarter $Mil it costs to buy one.

    Nearly everybody wants a $six $figure salary. But most of us are sensible enough to skip living in mid-town Manhattan to obtain it.

    We mustn't forget the ratio.
    Plenty of Wall Streeters might enjoy the philosophical salad enjoyed in academe. They too are unwilling to pay the price.

    liberal (lîb´er-el, lîb´rel) adjective
    Abbr. lib.
    1.a. Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry. b. Favoring proposals for reform, open to new ideas for progress, and tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others; broad-minded. c. Of, relating to, or characteristic of liberalism. d. Liberal
    Abbr. Lib. Of, designating, or characteristic of a political party founded on or associated with principles of social and political liberalism, especially in Great Britain, Canada, and the United States.
    2.a. Tending to give freely; generous: a liberal benefactor. b. Generous in amount; ample: a liberal serving of potatoes.
    3.Not strict or literal; loose or approximate: a liberal translation.
    4.Of, relating to, or based on the traditional arts and sciences of a college or university curriculum: a liberal education.
    5.a. Archaic. Permissible or appropriate for a person of free birth; befitting a lady or gentleman. b. Obsolete. Morally unrestrained; licentious.

    [Middle English, generous, from Old French, from Latin lìberâlis, from lìber, free.]
    - lib´erally adverb
    - lib´eralness noun

    Synonyms: liberal, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, generous, handsome, munificent, openhanded. The central meaning shared by these adjectives is "willing or marked by a willingness to give unstintingly": a liberal backer of the arts; a bounteous feast; bountiful compliments; a freehanded host; a generous donation; a handsome offer; a munificent gift; a fond and openhanded grandfather. See also synonyms at broad-minded.
    Antonyms: stingy.

    Excerpted from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition © 1996 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Electronic version licensed from INSO Corporation; further reproduction and distribution in accordance with the Copyright Law of the United States. All rights reserved.
     
  8. Sickofleft

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    Babbling incoherence is not going to hide you and your parties complete lack of self awareness.
     
  9. resident_evil

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    Until they have a Venezuelan experience and that really fucks it up for the rest of us.
     
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  10. sear

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    SL #28

    No. But I'm sure you'll keep trying anyway. Good afternoon.
     
  11. resident_evil

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    Nobody can follow your posts unless they come by them at random or assiduously read every thread. You have got to learn to quote your responses properly or you more often than not won't get the replies to them.
     
  12. freyasman

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    We have mentioned that to him before; he does it on purpose in order to be a dick.
    He's a passive-aggressive douchebag.
     
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  13. John Doe

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    Case in point ^

    The liberal mentality can be summed up as, arrogant, elitist, snobby, condescending, intolerant and bigoted, contemptuous, and arrogant, did I say arrogant?
     
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  14. The Sage of Main Street

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    Never Mind and You Will Never Matter

    College education prepares them to think unrealistically. As students, they formed a mindset of denial of the overwhelming reality that, not being paid to learn, they lived like teenagers afraid to grow up. A college graduate suffers from the Peter Pan syndrome; he will never grow up.

    What kind of reality do you live in for believing that these zombies can ever change their programmed attitude because of reality checks? Traitors feed us that comforting lie. From the demographics of the election results, it is undeniable that Yuppies remain in the Liberal bubble until the bitter end.

    We are headed for disaster if we sit back and passively expect things to change from the way the ruling class has programmed them to be. Therefore, the Conservatives who tell us that their Liberal pets will mature, and that we don't have to worry about elitist-snob Democrats continuing to force destructive laws down our throats, are trying to put us to sleep. The ideological duopoly wants things to continue on this downhill slope for the rest of us until it is too late to wake up to the fact that college graduates will never wake up.
     
  15. John Doe

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    Democrats are so smart, one thinks Guam will tip over, another thinks that mowing the grass on the border will prevent illegals crossing and you want to lose some IQ points, listen to occasional Cortex for a few minutes.
     
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    Trump calls himself a stable genius.
    What do you say about that?
    <smirk>
     
  17. John Doe

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    How much is in your bank account? Why do hate successful people? Jealous?
     
  18. JuliefromOhio

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    Oh, dear. You goofed on your reading of the article. Hirono was repeating what she'd heard, not making the claim herself.
    So does that make you stupid and me smart?
    Or perhaps I could call myself a stable genius.....like Trump does?
     
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    Some of them do wake up; there are folks out there all over handing out red pills.
     
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    Raoul_Luke When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro...

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