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Education. Indoctrination. Whats the Difference?

Right Wing Child Indoctrination a video by Harmful Opinions has in my opinion a lot of appeal to emotions then arguments, like kids being used for an ad being cringe is emotional and not an argument. However I will make a few major points on it as below.

Taxation is theft. It seems the idea that when government takes money from its citizens is in a different category then a thief or mafia, however the deontological point of why these two are separated is something that I have not been able to find. I do find utilitarian arguments for it which seems to be sufficient for those who have no problem with paying their taxes.

First of all kids of today are much more critical of their parents then of previous generation especially with the internet that allows kids to view all kinds of stuff like cartoons and online games.

Placing books in schools is only indoctrination if they are only being taught just the Tuttle Twins and nothing else, hwich is not happeneing. What is happening is that the author is giving his books to be next to all the other books that kids are learning.

Teaching kids about libertarian values some of which are

  • Non initiation of force
  • freedom of association
  • freedom of speech
  • property rights

At the end of the video Harmful Opinions says something that I believe may have been going too far, parents are hoping that their kids would not be presented the counter view point.

At the end I’d like to say that Harmful Opinions made a few mistakes one of which is he called libertarian a right wing which I will let slide since many libertarians are also conservstive. the other mistake is that the main issue should have been around raising kids that are exposed to ideas as well as critical thinking being taught.

 

 

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Bernie Sanders a War Mongering Monster

Bernie has a bad track record for an anti-war claim.

National Defense Issues

  • National Defense Authorisation Act – 2016 Nay; 2014 Yea; 2013 Nay; 2012 Nay; 2010-2011 Yea; 2008 Yea; 2003 Nay; 2002 Yea; 1997 Nay & Nay; 1995 Nay
  • Department of Defense Appropriations Act – 2016 Did Not Vote; 2009-2010 Yea; 2007 Yea; 2006 (this is a Special Case); 2005 Yea and Yea; 2003 Yea; 2000 Nay; 1999 Nay & Nay; 1998 Nay

Kosovo

  • Voted against deploying troops (H Res 247)
  • Voted to fund the troops in Bosnia (HR 2606)
  • Voted again to not deploy troops in Bosnia (HR 2770)
  • Voted for Bosnia Troop Extension (H Amdt. 204)
  • Voted for Bosnia Troop Termination (H Amdt. 203)
  • Voted Against US Troop Removal from Bosnia and Herzegovina (H Con Res 227)
  • Voted for Kosovo Resolution (H Con Res 21)
  • Voted for Kosovo Peacekeeping (H Con Res 42)
  • Voted Against Troop Withdrawal from the Balkans (H Con Res 82)

Iraq

  • Voted for Iraqi Liberation (HR 4655)
  • Voted Against Iraq War (H J Res 114)
  • Voted for Iraq Reconstruction Resolution (H Res 198)
  • Voted Against Iraq War Anniversary (H Res 557)

Bernie also voted for Iran and Libya sanctions (HR 1954).

This record is of a person who is Machiavellian, scream loud against the war but continue to fund the army after you voted against the war. Bernie Sanders has mastered the art of voting Yes and No for the same cause.

Better Then My Fears

Social Justice Warriors have consistently been using the same tactic of starting from instilling fear in the people who listen to them. Once a certain amount of fear has been instilled they follow it with a false dichotomy, you are either for our proposal that will solve the problem or else you are against us and hence you are no worse than those who commit the crime.

Another tactic is to reject all the opposing view points as false no matter how much evidence they might have.

The demonizing of the opponents while being emotionally charged is the resulting technique of the SJWs.

Another thing that the SJWs do is the reading of the opponents mind, although its never explicit, it’s always implicit and couched in a multi-layered sugar-coating.

Cherry-picking data is the best the SJW has to offer to the opponents.

In conclusion I’d like to say that the SJW in short is

  • Denial of Facts
  • Confirmation Bias
  • Conspiracy Thinking
  • Cognitive Dissonance
  • Pattern Recognition (where there is non)

SJW IS A CULT!

Welcome Back Fascism

US election result

Democrat results so far

  1. Hillary Clinton – 1712
  2. Bernie Sanders – 1011

Republican results so far

  1. Donal Trump – 736
  2. Ted Cruz – 463
  3. John Kasich – 143

By the way the above results can change in the coming days.

What is Fascism?

At this point it is important to define the word fascism. Fascism etymologically means a bundle of rods (twisting the rods together was the symbolic way that fascism conveyed its message).

Historians have made a few points on the nature of fascism (read the wikipedia page on fascism),

  1. negation of anti-liberalism, anti-communism and anti-conservatism
  2. nationalist authoritarian goals of regulated economy
  3. political aesthetic such as romantic symbolism, mass mobilisation, positive view of violence, promotion of masculinity, youth and charismatic leadership.
  4. populist ultranationalism
  5. rebirth myth
  6. myth of decadence
  7. promotes radical politics in order to bring an end to decadence
  8. not restrained by ethics or laws
  9. obsessive preoccupation with humiliation, victimhood and community decline
  10. racism

Placing these points we can make a very good case that both parties are fascist to a large extent. I will not go point by point on each point to make the case since it is obvious. However fascism does not come over night, it always comes as a result of a populist movement that talks about getting things done and they also hint that they will do the things they promise and they give the people the feeling, by the way every candidate has been doing this since a long time. However the USA has slowly been turning into an authoritarian state, where each president has done its part. Theodore Roosevelt was the president that turned the office of the executive into an imperial presidency, he is where executive order mania started for all the presidents that were to come after him.

So while we fear a certain fascist might come and take power, the media has remained complicit and infact helped the state become the autoritarian state that it has become. Think about it for a minute. Assume that an evil individual sits in the White House, what will stop them from making evil decisions and what mechanism are there in place to stop the will of the president to come to reality? Think back how many times has the president been stopped. Fascism isn’t coming, fascism is already here its only getting the crown that it has been waiting for.

“It is of course true that one can walk down the street, the individual can go into his workshop and he can go out again: here and there he can go to a meeting. In a word, the individual has liberties. But in general, if he is wise, he will keep his mouth shut. For if in former times extraordinary care was taken that no one should let slip anything which could be treated as lèse-majesté, now a man must take much greater care that he doesn’t say anything which might represent an insult to the majesty of a member of Parliament.” Adolph Hitler Speech on April 12, 1922.
The worlds worst tyrant always use the language of everyday people and tyranny is only a small fraction of their thinking.

War and Trade

There are numerous examples where free trade between states has not prevented the war but rather escalated the war, examples that come to mind are World War I and the current Sino-Japanese conflict.
I believe the axiom if people don’t cross borders then army will is still correct but when trade is done under the “beneficial” eyes of the bureaucrats is not the kind of free trade that has quotas for countries and a policy of import=export, both of which is total bs.
Total freedom without any barriers is the kind of trade that makes war with other countries less likely.
I think that Sino-Japanese war will be determined by whether  politicians from both sides can see past their noses and as a result both countries (and infact all countries reduce or eliminate barriers)

Just my two cents