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by Dan74
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 3336

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Love the way Trump lands in the EU and thinks only of soundbites for his homies. UK - you're in chaos. Germany - you're controlled by Russia. USA -we make the best armaments in the world. Putin - is a business rival, not an enemy, but I would have stopped him invading others. Soo......if there's a ...
by Dan74
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Boers bent on relocating to Russia
Replies: 22
Views: 528

Re: Boers bent on relocating to Russia

The left came to be dominated by the urban middle class who look down on the workers. I think Corbyn in the UK tries to bring Labor to its roots and the backlash againat him has been very telling - prior to the last election, the left-wing journalists almost unanimously denounced him as an irrelevan...
by Dan74
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Boers bent on relocating to Russia
Replies: 22
Views: 528

Re: Boers bent on relocating to Russia

What you fail to understand is that migrants/refugees are forced into segregation. They come into a society where they are immediately distrusted and not accepted. They are viewed with suspicion and disdain for no reason other than the fact that they are different. They are seen as threat rather th...
by Dan74
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Boers bent on relocating to Russia
Replies: 22
Views: 528

Re: Boers bent on relocating to Russia

I didn't mention hate. I said people are disgruntled with the way their society, their neighbourhoods, their streets and schools are changing. You seem to uniformly dismiss them as haters and racists. Such has not been my experience. For instance, in the prison, where I used to go as a chaplain, the...
by Dan74
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Boers bent on relocating to Russia
Replies: 22
Views: 528

Re: Boers bent on relocating to Russia

WEll, Dan, I hear you, but I don't think other people are getting your point. I get it, I just don't agree with it. People don't become racists purely out of reaction, some people love to hate, regardless of what you say to them. Karma, yah know? Which part don't you agree with, Greg? I don't think...
by Dan74
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Boers bent on relocating to Russia
Replies: 22
Views: 528

Re: Boers bent on relocating to Russia

It's hard to find reliable info on this story. Are they really threatened?? If so, they are eligible to apply for a refugee status and be assessed like everyone else. I get what you are saying, Kim, in regards to Dutton's stance. Much of it is unseemly and the situation on Manus and Nauru is without...
by Dan74
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2231

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

Kirt, you probably have your finger much more on the pulse of what's happening in Germany. My impression from the snippets I catch here, is that there is a real risk of things coming to a head, if there is much more trouble with the recent asylum seekers. Of course most people are thankful and want ...
by Dan74
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2231

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

You're right. I apologise for posting that question in public.
by Dan74
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2231

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

When was the last time you heard a progressive argue in support of rape? Most progressives I know tend to be Feminists. Umm.. that's a little superficial, no? As superficial as saying that all progressives are rape enablers. First, Correction - Rotherham, not Birmingham (thanks, Mantrik): https://e...
by Dan74
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2231

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

As for my example, well, maybe have a look at the Birmingham mass sexual abuse scandal. Overzealous progressives have it on their hands, where even the police were afraid of doing their job properly. This is of of many disasters that are symptomatic of the loss of perspective and common sense in th...
by Dan74
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2231

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

I agree that power is an important factor as is history. But the reality on the ground doesn't always accord with ideological platitudes. Things need to be considered on a case by case basis, just like people you see. Rather than apply broad brush strokes. How very post-modern (idealistic) of you! ...
by Dan74
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2231

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

And with that you win the Non Sequitur Comment of the Day No, it is not a non-sequitur. The argument being used here is that if you do not allow a Christian to refuse making a cake with a gay message, then you should not allow a Jew/Muslim to refuse to sell pork. As if the two issues are related so...
by Dan74
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2231

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

And with that you win the

Non Sequitur Comment of the Day
by Dan74
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2231

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

Egon, I don't think many people would argue with that.in Australia there is legislation to protect people against discrimination and vilification based on these criteria (and a few others). Generally seems to work. There was one case when an afterhours pharmacist refused to provide a morning-after p...
by Dan74
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2231

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

If I have a cake shop here in Switzerland and a local SVP guy comes in and orders a cake that says "monkeys belong in the jungle. Eritreans go back!" I want my frak right to tell him what I think of that rather than be compelled to oblige or give up my livelihood. Again this is a false equivalence....
by Dan74
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Accuracy of internet koans
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Re: Accuracy of internet koans

Can someone give me a koan from one of those books? "Daily life itself is a hwadu, so there is no need to receive a hwadu from others or to give a hwadu to others. Your very existence is a hwadu. Thus, if you are continuously holding on to a hwadu someone else gave you, when will you be able to sol...
by Dan74
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2231

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

Mantrik is right about the central point- the loss of perspective in the mad dash to appear progressive, modern and of course to avoid protests and win votes. It's not about dismissing the rights of minorities. In Australia we have entire cities dying due to factories closing and no prospects for mo...
by Dan74
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 3336

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

You take seriously the concerns of the Trump base that led them to vote for him in the first place, which are primarily economic. You stop calling them morons, stupid, deplorables, and racists, which alienates them further and keeps reconciliation at bay. If you use these insults around dharma cent...
by Dan74
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, people
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Hello, people

In the entire Sao Paulo, 12 million people at least and no Buddhist centres???
by Dan74
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 165
Views: 4383

Re: TRUCK FUMP

Just imagine for a sec that your typical Hillary supporter, Bernie Bro and a bunch of MAGAs are in Washington, making decisions. I would hardly call this genuine engagement. How do you mean, Greg? I guess I am drawing on a fairly biased sample. In 2016-17 I did participate on various political FB p...

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