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I rarely read anything on slashdot I find truly insightful. But your comments are are fantastic. Thank you.
LOL. "Gutless" conservatives? The moment that conservatives actually did something the media would be all over them like stink on shit, telling the world that they're terrorists no better than McVeigh. You remember McVeigh? Executed.
It is rather telling that you think that a terror campaign would be a good choice for the Right...you must know something they don't. I also like the "white trash" bigoted comment, shows your true colors. Stay classy!
And so too can religion rally sufficient people to reorder society, and the law, however they see fit. Contrary to the delusions of believers in the Enlightenment faith, there are no rights. Might makes right, and quite frankly - no one is going to bother dying for something as absurd as redefining the word "marriage" contrary to its definition in every single human language on the whole planet.
Many a gadfly has inevitably been swatted.
The downfall of modern society is the illusion of strength that the internet provides. One need merely look at the mass propaganda agitation efforts in Eastern Europe that have been crushed with popular support with relative ease.
The U.S. should invade Afghanistan to make homes for nesting eagles.
A) It was all cool, things happened naturally, we got along great without those bastards
B) Left-wingers ordered the deaths of tens of millions of human beings in order to further the cause of socialism.
LOL. Sure. Wikipedia, source of all knowledge. That article was written by who, exactly? And what was their motivation? Look it's not like the Nazis weren't left-wingers - they were. It's that they were the wrong kind of left-wingers. 20th century history is chock-full of left-wingers who thought that other kinds of left-wingers were the real enemy. Purges were common, and true believers in left-wingism frequently found themselves in slave labor camps or executed altogether. But let's not believe some random internet commenter, let's ask those National Socialists themselves:
"We have backed the wrong horse in Spain. We would have done better to back the Republicans. They represent the people. We could always have converted these socialists into good National Socialists later. The people around Franco are all reactionary clerics, aristocrats, and moneybags Â-- they've nothing in common with us Nazis at all!"
-- Adolf Hitler, April 1938
"I, on the other hand, have been striving for twenty years with a minimum of intervention and without destroying our production, to arrive at a new Socialist order in Germany which not only eliminates unemployment but also permits the worker to receive an ever greater share of the fruits of his labor.
The success of this policy of economic and social reconstruction of our people, which by systematically eliminating differences of rank and class, has a true peoples' community as the final aim of the world."
-- Adolf Hitler
We call ourselves a workers party because we want to rescue the word work from its current definition and give it back its original meaning. Anyone who creates value is a creator, that is, a worker. We refuse to distinguish kinds of work. Our only standard is whether the work serves the whole, or at least does not harm it, or if it is harmful. Work is service. If it works against the general welfare, then it is treason against the fatherland.
Marxist nonsense claimed to free labor, yet it degraded the work of its members and saw it as a curse and disgrace. It can hardly be our goal to abolish labor, but rather to give new meaning and content. The worker in a capitalist state Â-- and that is his deepest misfortune Â-- is no longer a living human being, a creator, a maker.
He has become a machine. A number, a cog in the machine without sense or understanding. He is alienated from what he produces. Labor is for him only a way to survive, not a path to higher blessings, not a joy, not something in which to take pride, or satisfaction, or encouragement, or a way to build character.
We are a workers party because we see in the coming battle between finance and labor the beginning and the end of the structure of the twentieth century. We are on the side of labor and against finance. Money is the measuring rod of liberalism, work and accomplishment that of the socialist state. The liberal asks: What are you? The socialist asks: Who are you? Worlds lie between.
-- "Those Damned Nazis", by Joseph Goebbels (1932)
"They had developed this huge army, and we didn't like how they thought"
The U.S. and allies couldn't have reinforced Europe or delivered troops to Japan fast enough to hold back the Soviet army. It seems to me that dropping the bomb was to protect the armies of Western Europe and Japan from having to fight a losing battle against the Soviets.
If the Soviets would have taken the coast of Japan and the coast of France, it would have been a very different world. Japan was practically defeated when the bomb was dropped.
Dropping the bomb stopped the Soviet advancement. I don't think this was a political CYA.