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Comment Re:Why do you insist on misquoting me? (Score 1) 97

Unlike fustakrakich, I think you have to start somewhere. While the last 7 years have shown the GOP to be substantially equivalent to the godless Commie sodomite horde that is the Democrat party (witness James Webb looking *completely* out of place trying to run for POTUS as a Democrat), the Republicans are the cleaner end of the Progressive turd to start the work of restoring a capitalist, federalist, liberty-oriented system in these United States.

Comment Re:Maybe (Score 1) 20

The significance of both the ethnic and religious tensions be damned. The only logical "failure" here is in containment to the region.

Well, now: I feel there may be a few inputs that you're not evaluating clearly here. You can't merely ignore the ethnic/religious dimension. It matters to the people at large, even if, at the ruling class level, such are merely buttons to press.
And the cost of "containment" may end up being orders of magnitude higher than you realize. DoD contractors are salivating even as you speak.

Comment Re:Splendid, Captian (Score 1) 14

The purging is the positive example. For a nihilistic* example, see academia.

*Stipulate that it's "nihilistic" in the sense that the current course, if followed, would lead to universal university meltdown before too many more years. However, I don't think the idiocy sustainable.

Comment Re:You better fix your unicode characters (Score 1) 14

Yep. I'd add that I think Cruz may be a reasonably valid Christian, AFAICT.
Further, I think that the only real faith point to make in politics is that a candidate believe *something*, for two reasons:
(a) Hopefully, some anti-megalomania insurance, and
(b) A test suite to run on the candidate's record, to see how bad of a liar they are.
My *least* preferred candidates are the Huckabee types. If you were called to ministry, I've never heard a valid reason for taking a demotion to enter politics.

Comment Re:Splendid, Captian (Score 1) 14

We remember that having a tattoo, or a piercing, or hair too long meant exclusion from "polite" society.

I've got ink.

And yet you have the gall to throw "cultural marxism" in my face as if we in the west didn't already have a culture of stifling anything that dared move in a direction the herd didn't approve of. You and your ilk bleating and moaning and complaining, confused at the world they live in, too stupid or too proud to understand this very thing you've ceaselessly complained about for years is the direct result of you wanting exactly that, just to your own specifications. I hope you choke on it.

While we're huddled under the bridge for warmth, be sure to ask me the difference between positive encouragement that grows a culture, and nihilism.

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead