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    Political Philosophies

    What is it with some people who're so disappointed in their current political beliefs that they refuse to lend any credence to the thoughts of past political philosophies?
    Last edited by Agent Zero; 02-15-2020 at 06:55 PM.
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    i(l)ˈlib(ə)rəladjective1.opposed to liberal principles; restricting freedom of thought or behavior
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    You are assuming people look for answers to life's questions and dilemmas. Mostly they (we) are set and react rather than think. Imagine the complex being who wonders daily what is up. It would be a philosophic 'Groundhog Day' every day. I have a thread on another site that has over 55k views on 'why study philosophy.' My argument is thought is hard. Maybe start one here?

    A few links - you know I have lots and lots. lol


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    I loved this piece as it is something I too have experienced in life.

    http://philosophycommons.typepad.com...ical-luck.html


    Why?

    http://degreeoffreedom.org/why-philosophy/


    For the deep thinker check out Derek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Zero View Post
    What is it with some people who're so disappointed in their current political beliefs that they refuse to be any credence to the thoughts of past political philosophies?
    Current political beliefs stand on the shoulders of past political philosophies. The more you know about the history of ideas the better you understand today's ideas.
    Edmund Burke: "In vain you tell me that Artificial Government is good, but that I fall out only with the Abuse. The Thing! the Thing itself is the Abuse!"

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    What is this thread supposed to be about?
    Whoever criticizes capitalism, while approving immigration, whose working class is its first victim, had better shut up. Whoever criticizes immigration, while remaining silent about capitalism, should do the same.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    What is this thread supposed to be about?
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    You don't know either?
    Whoever criticizes capitalism, while approving immigration, whose working class is its first victim, had better shut up. Whoever criticizes immigration, while remaining silent about capitalism, should do the same.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Zero View Post
    What is it with some people who're so disappointed in their current political beliefs that they refuse to be any credence to the thoughts of past political philosophies?
    Because they can't tie today's problems to history and what the outcome was then. Most of the time people lack the energy to think about and then research what motivates the elements that cause our troubles today. It's always a circle because the goals don't change: it's all about power. What ever brings power is the goal. The methods are largely the same as well, they just alter with socially acceptable or non acceptable tactics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    You don't know either?
    Well I just answered fully and competently; why don't you learn to interpret the English language.

    That'll help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Does his thinking while stinking.
    Edmund Burke: "In vain you tell me that Artificial Government is good, but that I fall out only with the Abuse. The Thing! the Thing itself is the Abuse!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Well I just answered fully and competently; why don't you learn to interpret the English language.

    That'll help.
    Who are these people? What beliefs? What past political philosophies? If you don't know just say so.
    Whoever criticizes capitalism, while approving immigration, whose working class is its first victim, had better shut up. Whoever criticizes immigration, while remaining silent about capitalism, should do the same.


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