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Old 01-24-2017, 03:22 PM   #1
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:26 PM   #2
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Meanwhile back to day 2....

The Lefty Chicken Littles
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Take a moment and think of all the issues we face that the Left never seems to protest or show such passionate concerns.
This argument is nonsensical. Unless someone protests against every bad issue, they can't have a legitimate reason to protest any one single issue?

Surely you could find a better source than state-run Russian media? That being said, I've never heard the right concerned about Native American poverty, either. And opening up native lands for a pipeline by huge oil companies certainly doesn't seem to address it, either.
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:36 PM   #4
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Yes I will. My first post on a U2 forum years ago concerned Orwell and Huxley.

It contained a quote by Neil Postman from his 1979 book Amusing Ourselves to Death. I will look it up and post it again later on down the track.

In reply to your question:

In 1984 and Animal Farm, Orwell was warning about the evils of leftist socialism and leftist communism and their love of government domination over the people. People like Trump who want to strip the government of its power and return the power to the people were the heroes to Orwell...as were most heroes of science fiction like Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. The hero is the individual that resists socialist totalitarian government and works to destroy the unnatural grip of socialism on individualism and creativity and free expression.

Orwell spent years in England as a communist until he fully grasped the evils of a few leftist socialist bureaucrats (aka USSR) dominating (aka USSR) dominating the people and how far they were willing to go to subjugate the people. So I get red flags when I see a president circumventing the US Constitution by creating de facto laws through Executive Fiat attacking the Constitutional rights of the people.
I’m not follower of the Star Wars films and story, but I have read this Orwellian warning was one of the themes in a Star Wars prequel.
I am by no means an expert on Orwell, but I have an incredibly hard time believing that this avid observer of the Spanish Civil War and World War II set out to write books on the dangers and strategies of totalitarian regimes in which he only, without ever hinting at it for the reader, had the Communist regimes in mind. I'm not quite sure where 1984 says, "Look out for these tactics, but only if the regime is Left. If it's right, don't you worry."
I don't think he intended to say that double speak would be permissible for the one regime, but not for the other.

I am concerned by the naivetè by people to belief that Trump is indeed small government, be good to all people, when he has people like Steve Bannon as close advisers, always by his side.
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Since no one has principles anymore, I'm just shaking my head and waiting for it to dawn on the white working class, the very group that elected him, how harmful Trump's decisions will be to their bottom line. Shouldn't take too long.
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Now, imagine an alternative universe where Hillary had become President (by something like a 3 million difference in votes) and would have pulled half this crap.
Just imagine ...
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Since no one has principles anymore, I'm just shaking my head and waiting for it to dawn on the white working class, the very group that elected him, how harmful Trump's decisions will be to their bottom line. Shouldn't take too long.
Judging by what I read on this forum I reckon it'll take them over a decade.
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Finally he is taking on his twitter problem.... wait:

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President Trump has banned employees of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from giving social media updates and speaking with reporters, according to The Associated Press.

The EPA ban comes amid other reports of agency staff being restricted from interacting the members of the Congress or the general public.
Trump bans EPA employees from giving social media updates | TheHill

Speaking of Orwell, his descendants must feel like Christmas just came back:

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Sales of George Orwell’s dystopian drama 1984 have soared after Kellyanne Conway, adviser to the reality-TV-star-turned-president, Donald Trump, used the phrase “alternative facts” in an interview. As of Tuesday, the book was the sixth best-selling book on Amazon.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...acts?CMP=fb_gu
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Who needs that pesky EPA anyway????
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Iron horse, you lecture us on shutting down discussion, and then go make a post like that?!

What is wrong with you?


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Badlands National Park on Twitter is on a tear right now, like they're getting it all out there now before they get the order to shut up or get shut down.

https://twitter.com/BadlandsNPS
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The delusional claims of voter fraud would be funny if the Sessions-run Justice Department wasn't going to use them as a means to restrict voting rights and disenfranchise minorities.
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