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Forum: Philosophy 09-01-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
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Posted By henry quirk
don't wanna be accused of hijacking the thread, so...

...a few words on Christianity from a filthy heathen.

Seems to me, the only Christianity worth its weight is Christian Existentialism, which focuses exclusively on the relationship between the...
Forum: Current Events 09-01-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,816
Posted By henry quirk
Yeah, but only a practical libertarianism takes...

Yeah, but only a practical libertarianism takes people as they are, and holds 'em to it.

All these other 'systems' work to revise man...which ain't cool if you aren't lookin' to be revised.
Forum: Philosophy 09-01-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,105
Posted By henry quirk
My point: a practical libertarianism takes people...

My point: a practical libertarianism takes people as they are (and holds 'em to it), while any and all strains of communitarianism work damn hard to make people "simple and clean" and good (and...
Forum: Current Events 09-01-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,816
Posted By henry quirk
"super-Capitalist big banks are losing equity on...

"super-Capitalist big banks are losing equity on most of this property"

Another group of irresponsibles who gets exactly what they deserve.

The line between 'self-interest' and 'greed' is thin,...
Forum: Philosophy 09-01-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,105
Posted By henry quirk
"Libertarianism was the other one I fell for..." ...

"Libertarianism was the other one I fell for..."

One, idealistic, version, no doubt.

#

"it's so simple and clean."

My particular version is 'simple and clean': Mind your own goddamned...
Forum: Current Events 09-01-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,816
Posted By henry quirk
"I just have a real hard time wrapping my mind...

"I just have a real hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that they built a neighborhood inside a reservoir."

"Could we have less foresight?"

"Developers should pay for flood insurance for...
Forum: Current Events 08-25-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,963
Posted By henry quirk
typin' while standin'

Always.

You never know when you might have to fight or flee.

I won't be caught with my pants down...unless my pants actually are down, in which case I'll just piss on the scum I'd normally...
Forum: Current Events 08-24-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,963
Posted By henry quirk
"too much of a good thing....." From where I...

"too much of a good thing....."

From where I stand 'socialism' is never a good thing.

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"...he finds violence an acceptable solution."

Depends on the context and players, but -- yeah --...
Forum: Current Events 08-23-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,963
Posted By henry quirk
Yeah, that works...for now.

Yeah, that works...for now.
Forum: Current Events 08-23-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,963
Posted By henry quirk
"the people who were protesting the nazi rally in...

"the people who were protesting the nazi rally in Charlottesville weren't all university students"

And not a one would call themselves 'communist' or 'marxist' even though the organizations they...
Forum: Current Events 08-23-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,963
Posted By henry quirk
Fuck that. Gimme a sharp stick and I'm gonna...

Fuck that.

Gimme a sharp stick and I'm gonna kill sumthin'

Well past the point of 'blinding'.
Forum: Current Events 08-23-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,963
Posted By henry quirk
"Animal Farm is only 112 pages. Anyone can read...

"Animal Farm is only 112 pages. Anyone can read it."

Marx and Engel's work is shorter...read 'that'...go the source of the disease.
Forum: Current Events 08-23-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,963
Posted By henry quirk
"books exist" Indeed they do. Here's...

"books exist"

Indeed they do.

Here's one: The Communist Manifesto...ignore all addendum...Marx and Engels wrote a tiny thing...you should be able to digest it in an lazy afternoon.

Read and...
Forum: Current Events 08-23-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,963
Posted By henry quirk
"My point is that your claim that people who are...

"My point is that your claim that people who are marxists are going to shy away from naming themselves as such may not hold water."

And my point is: university -- where (currently) up is down and...
Forum: Current Events 08-23-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,963
Posted By henry quirk
"It dipped into the shit bucket for a spell" ...

"It dipped into the shit bucket for a spell"

Yep...the lowest point was this...

"I am sickened. Truly sickened."

...melodramatic manure.
Forum: Current Events 08-21-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,963
Posted By henry quirk
"I consider myself a Marxist. And I am happy to...

"I consider myself a Marxist. And I am happy to say so. As are most marxists I know."

Yeah, universities here are lousy with commies too.

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"Not a communist mind - a Marxist and socialist."...
Forum: Current Events 08-21-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,963
Posted By henry quirk
"comrades"

Yep...that's it...nuthin' else to see there...don't bother...just be wastin' your time.
Forum: Current Events 08-21-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,963
Posted By henry quirk
"the good people"

There were none there, just race-haters and commies.
Forum: Current Events 08-21-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,963
Posted By henry quirk
"They are not equivalent." Absolutely they...

"They are not equivalent."

Absolutely they are...race-haters vs commies...two tribes of rabid chimps tossin' crap at each other.

Only the child-rapers are worst (and not by much).

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"An...
Forum: Current Events 08-21-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,963
Posted By henry quirk
"I hadn't heard any of them describe themselves...

"I hadn't heard any of them describe themselves as Marxist."

Yeah, rapists, child molesters, and serial killers generally don't advertise themselves as such, so why would an equally vile group (da...
Forum: Current Events 08-18-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,963
Posted By henry quirk
"wouldn't lift a finger to protect a statue of...

"wouldn't lift a finger to protect a statue of Lee"

You aren't obligated to. What you are obligated to do is leave it alone. And what the mayors and city councils of relevant communities ought to...
Forum: Current Events 08-18-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,963
Posted By henry quirk
"Anyone standing up to a Nazi has to be a...

"Anyone standing up to a Nazi has to be a Communist, I guess."

As the race-haters weren't gonna do anything of consequence ('cept speak freely), only three groups of folks were gonna show up to...
Forum: Current Events 08-18-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,963
Posted By henry quirk
"Communists?" Oh, I'm sorry, 'communist' has...

"Communists?"

Oh, I'm sorry, 'communist' has too much baggage attached.

'Marxists' is what *'they' prefer to be called.
Forum: Current Events 08-18-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,963
Posted By henry quirk
charlotte: spice for dat borin' gumbo

The talkin' head industry is makin' a big to-do about how there is no 'moral equivalence' between the two groups.

As usual, when 'reporters' decide to do sumthin' other than 'report' (that is:...
Forum: Politics 07-18-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,651
Posted By henry quirk
pffftt!

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