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    State Power Is a Fearsome Power

    One of the worst trends I've observed over recent years is the tendency of some people to exercise less and less skepticism towards state power. This is especially bizarre to observe in a country that was founded on radical skepticism towards state power. I mean, it would be one thing if this lack of skepticism came from people born into servitude or dependency, then you could forgive them for not knowing any better. But Americans are supposed to know better. Our own ancestors studied this issue intensely and based their revolution on it. Although, for many so-called Americans, the term "our ancestors" may just be a term of art, since an increasingly large percentage of the population, including its "white" population, has no real ancestral connection to the founding of this country. And perhaps that is the problem? Many so-called Americans lack a strong tradition of freedom and independence. They come from more subdued stock.
    Power always thinks it has a great soul, and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak. And that it is doing God's service when it is violating all His laws.
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    A large reason for this is education in the US. It has become infected with various theories hatched at the Frankfurt School such as critical theory and critical race theory. And others. These theories are derived from Marxism.

    They identify problems and they have solutions- government action and the demand for government action.
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    Fascism is the merger of state and corporate power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LWW View Post
    Fascism is the merger of state and corporate power.
    With the State fully in command.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    One of the worst trends I've observed over recent years is the tendency of some people to exercise less and less skepticism towards state power. This is especially bizarre to observe in a country that was founded on radical skepticism towards state power. I mean, it would be one thing if this lack of skepticism came from people born into servitude or dependency, then you could forgive them for not knowing any better. But Americans are supposed to know better. Our own ancestors studied this issue intensely and based their revolution on it. Although, for many so-called Americans, the term "our ancestors" may just be a term of art, since an increasingly large percentage of the population, including its "white" population, has no real ancestral connection to the founding of this country. And perhaps that is the problem? Many so-called Americans lack a strong tradition of freedom and independence. They come from more subdued stock.
    It's funny how you accuse me of inventing things when I point out the underlying racism of a lot of your threads and yet you keep posting these "America was better when it was whiter" threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardMZhlubb View Post
    It's funny how you accuse me of inventing things when I point out the underlying racism of a lot of your threads and yet you keep posting these "America was better when it was whiter" threads.

    Complete BS, but not surprising coming from you.

    Ethereal, as many others here is only responding to a push from the Left to deny the history of the nation and to replace it with their own tall-tale-telling.

    It's not a matter of "better" or "worse." It's a matter of attributing honor and respect where it's due. In the case of the USA, it's a simple fact that the Founders--as well as most of the early influential persons--were white. It's okay to relate their names in association with their contributions. Just as Thomas L. Jennings should be credited, honored, and respected for his inventions, even though he's black.

    What KoolAid-drinkers such as yourself still haven't figured out is that it doesn't matter what color their skin was, what's important is the contribution they made to society. Only anti-intellectuals want to white-wash history.

    Why do you want to push a false narrative? Who does that help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FindersKeepers View Post
    Complete BS, but not surprising coming from you.

    Ethereal, as many others here is only responding to a push from the Left to deny the history of the nation and to replace it with their own tall-tale-telling.

    It's not a matter of "better" or "worse." It's a matter of attributing honor and respect where it's due. In the case of the USA, it's a simple fact that the Founders--as well as most of the early influential persons--were white. It's okay to relate their names in association with their contributions. Just as Thomas L. Jennings should be credited, honored, and respected for his inventions, even though he's black.

    What KoolAid-drinkers such as yourself still haven't figured out is that it doesn't matter what color their skin was, what's important is the contribution they made to society. Only anti-intellectuals want to white-wash history.

    Why do you want to push a false narrative? Who does that help?
    Well said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    One of the worst trends I've observed over recent years is the tendency of some people to exercise less and less skepticism towards state power. This is especially bizarre to observe in a country that was founded on radical skepticism towards state power. I mean, it would be one thing if this lack of skepticism came from people born into servitude or dependency, then you could forgive them for not knowing any better. But Americans are supposed to know better. Our own ancestors studied this issue intensely and based their revolution on it. Although, for many so-called Americans, the term "our ancestors" may just be a term of art, since an increasingly large percentage of the population, including its "white" population, has no real ancestral connection to the founding of this country. And perhaps that is the problem? Many so-called Americans lack a strong tradition of freedom and independence. They come from more subdued stock.
    Fear and loathing of "State power" seems to evaporate swiftly when those inveighing against it see something on which they want very badly for the State to exert its power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LWW View Post
    Fascism is the merger of state and corporate power.
    Corporate under fascism meaning the various bodies or groups of people forming agriculture, industry, military, etc. The idea was to give people political power through representation by these bodies.

    It has nothing to do with the contemporary legal notion of corporations such as Woke-a-Cola.
    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 Ethereal View Post
    One of the worst trends I've observed over recent years is the tendency of some people to exercise less and less skepticism towards state power. This is especially bizarre to observe in a country that was founded on radical skepticism towards state power. I mean, it would be one thing if this lack of skepticism came from people born into servitude or dependency, then you could forgive them for not knowing any better. But Americans are supposed to know better. Our own ancestors studied this issue intensely and based their revolution on it. Although, for many so-called Americans, the term "our ancestors" may just be a term of art, since an increasingly large percentage of the population, including its "white" population, has no real ancestral connection to the founding of this country. And perhaps that is the problem? Many so-called Americans lack a strong tradition of freedom and independence. They come from more subdued stock.
    Although, for many so-called Americans, the term "our ancestors" may just be a term of art, since an increasingly large percentage of the population, including its "white" population, has no real ancestral connection to the founding of this country.



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