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TheHermit Post time: 2017-11-13 21:35
So, in effect you are suggesting that we abandon any "lofty" concepts, and return to the law of th ...


"Lofty concepts" are fine for people who don't harm others with them. But "lofty concepts" of the collectivist types have done immense harm to peoples around the world over the last one century. Who wants a repeat of that?

Selling "lofty ideals" is selling illusions. The soldiers will be the poor but they stand no chance of winning the conflict.

We have achieved a higher civilisation than anyone else in the past without pursuing "lofty ideals" that are unrealistic. We have implemented the rule by law. That is a major achievement. It has raised the security level of all Europeans enormously. Rule by man is Barbarian.


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seneca Post time: 2017-11-14 16:38
"Lofty concepts" are fine for people who don't harm others with them. But "lofty concepts" of the ...

You are falling into the trap of:  "Why change? Look at what has been achieved." Well..... circumstances change old friend, and a new approach to old problems may be necessary.
To carry on as before is akin to the fool playing Russian roulette, and assuring everybody that it is perfectly safe....... having played the game so many times in the past. Past record does not guarantee future results.

As you are fully aware, our civilisation goes back to those 5th century BC philosophers with their "hair-brain" ideas, that questioned and tried every concept going, to settle on what we have today. To stop questioning and seeking new concepts, is to lock ourselves in the past.
The world needs more idiots like me, all the others think they are clever.

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The "American Dream" is a scam.

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sfphoto Post time: 2017-11-15 06:46
The "American Dream" is a scam.

So the Chinese Dream, a shameless copy of the U.S. dream, is a super scam...

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TheHermit Post time: 2017-11-15 00:48
You are falling into the trap of:  "Why change? Look at what has been achieved." Well..... circums ...

And to blindly impose revolutionary change on systems that work is even more of Russian Roulette. Let people take action as a result of their living conditions rather than armchair philosophers guide them to a revolt.

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seneca Post time: 2017-11-16 07:19
And to blindly impose revolutionary change on systems that work is even more of Russian Roulette.  ...

Suffering, and a sense of injustice precedes any revolutionary movement. Ideology alone, was never enough to foment an uprising.
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TheHermit Post time: 2017-11-16 12:19
Suffering, and a sense of injustice precedes any revolutionary movement. Ideology alone, was never ...

Good observation. Nevertheless, there are people still trying to use ideology to create an uprising.

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