On Sun, May 29, 2016 at 10:21 PM, Alexander Thomas <alexanderanthonythomas> wrote:
Dear Mr. Spencer,
It has been some time since I last posted here, but I feel it important to address your comments about our “nature” as a species. What you paraphrase as the political and socioeconomic incursion of the left is, in actuality–and evidenced by History– a direct response to our inherent nature. As the comedian Colin Quinn once said, “we are not evolved from the ‘after-you’ but the ‘after-me’ people.” Redistribution of value within a society is reflective of the evolving dynamics of the society itself. It has happened, and it will continue to happen. This is largely because the “nature” that you speak of is a history of violence, and involves Ice Age tactics of cutting the weakest link in the group when resources are limited. Here’s the key: we have evolved to look…
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“Many of the regime’s policies also violated political,social,and cultural imperatives and taboos that over the decades had become central to southern white identity.Those entrenched beliefs included THE NECESSITY OF KEEPING GOVERNMENT SMALL AND WEAK,EXALTING LOCAL AND STATE SOVEREIGNTY OVER THAT OF A NATIONAL GOVERNMENT,AND KEEPING BLACK PEOPLE FIRMLY SUBORDINATED AND STRICTLY EXCLUDED FROM MANY SPHERES OF LIFE.”This quote is from Bruce Levine’s The Fall of the House of Dixie(thanks again LR).If one were to add poor people,visible minorities including most women(numerically not a minority)working class people,those in failing health(physical and mental) ,illegal immigrants and recent immigrants,you have the 99 percent as well as the non avowed mantra of a current Republican old guard.You have the unclaimed mantra of many red dog democrats.Levine points out that the resistance to centralized authority,not federal but confederate,helped defeat the south.The preservation of money and privilege for an elite damaged the South more severely than…
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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,600 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 60 trips to carry that many people.
I left out Wie weh wird Mir and Oi Weh.but the general idea comes across.The Donald appears to have accomplished a hostile takeover of the G.O.P.He assuredly will use the abusive tactics that finally got rid of his last republican rivals,against (somewhat)Haughty Hillary.Trump’s reliance on deal making makes him agreeable to a fellow oligarch like Putin,but hard to swallow for traditional conservatives and to those for whom the full trust and integrity of the U.S. in foreign and domestic matters has meaning.The GOP is in a quandry, the party has never had such a turnout of new voters.But many of them are neo-nazis.white supremacists,lbg bashers,misogynists and/or isolationists.Some will lay back and concede the 2016 election to the democrats while relying on control of the house and local government to paralyze the democratic president(as they tried to do to Obama)while gearing up for a push in 2020 based largely on the…
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The response of the republican faithful to the Trump candidacy has been startling.Accusations have flown that he is no true conservative,that his acerbic attacks on Mexicans,immigrants in general,and particularly women, makes him duck soup for an opposing democrat.Certainly Hillary Clinton and maybe even Bernie Sanders.His remaining competition is down to Kasich( no chance) and Cruz who has been called “Lucifer in the flesh” and “the meanest s.o.b.I’ve ever tried to work with”by John Boehner,former speaker of the house and still beaming from his interchange with Pope Francis.Perhaps that meeting with the Pope gives him more credibility than normal in recognizing a devil incarnate.
The assault of the Trump…eters on the inequity issue has legs.Two 2015 contributions to Alternet by Paul Krugman tell us why.In one of the articles he indicates the false beliefs about the poor held to by the rich.In the other he indicates that holding on to economic…
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