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Comment Re:Article advocates red terror (Score 1) 477

There was never a catastrophe in Switzerland, but their living standard is one of the highest in the world.

What a wonderful parochial worldview. Switzerland has grown fat by selling its services during catastrophes, from their pikemen to their banks being used to syphon money out of conflict areas.

Comment Re:Death To All Jews (Score 1) 920

"honestly if you're going to claim only those who managed to be the first to arrive in an area can claim it as a homeland"

That is hardly the case I'm making. A people isn't a real thing, it's a purely invented concept with very little basis in a loose coupling with (mostly inaccurate) genealogical connections and in some cases a shared belief in an imaginary overlord. So there can literally be no correct answer for the criteria on which "a people" defines its homeland. A person on the other hand is indisputably a people of one and is entitled to call wherever they were born their homeland (or anywhere else they please). But having a homeland does not entitle you to anything but some personal feels regarding the space and no other rights and privileges, including the right to be there or to deny the right of others to claim a homeland. I'm just pointing out the best histories of the jews indicate the people most of them THINK they are descended from aren't from Israel so it is a little silly to go militant and aggressive on others who settled there.

Most of those Jews and Palestianians have more arabic decent than anything as well as ironically common ancestors just as most American Jews are more European than anything. Claiming to be a part of any ancient people is ridiculous as several thousand years of breeding will make you genetically part of almost of every people not just the one you have a card in your wallet for.

Comment Re:Clickbaiting (Score 1, Insightful) 407

Funny, the majority of the posts I see at +1 or better now are repeating some form of Trump's 'failing NYT' bullshit. And it is bullshit, as even TFS shows that the NYT is doing fine.

I thought it was the Right that was supposed to be the realists and the Left the ones living in a fairy-tale world?

Comment Re:Not about the free market (Score 1) 920

You don't get it: everyone is free to express their opinion to Youtube and Disney that they shouldn't sponsor an asshat; Youtube and Disney are free to act on that.

To then postulate that PDP's asshattery deserves full First Amendment protection, but that of the complainers and Youtube and Disney doesn't is the height of hypocrisy.

Comment Re:Not about the free market (Score 1) 920

But there's even more: to the extent that companies like Youtube and Disney are being pressured by asshats writing letters and threatening boycotts,

And here we have the right-wing hypocrisy in plain view: freedom of speech is not allowed to people who disagree with Youtube and Disney's sponsorship of an asshat.

Comment Re:Death To All Jews (Score 2, Interesting) 920

"But for some reason the idea of the Jews having a homeland drives people berserk."

Probably because jewish religious/historical texts claim the jews bailed on Egypt then wandered the desert and finally invaded and stole the Palestinian's homeland. Personally I think all the sky fairy worshipers are crackpots but I fail to see what is disputed on that bit. You could (probably rightly) argue that it is the homeland of everyone born there and yesterday doesn't matter but I can't see any logical basis for calling Isreal the homeland of the jews.

 

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