And while you're busy stroking your ego, Moonie (too smart?Originally posted by: Moonbeam
Hehe, HJD1, it's just that Amused always tries to use the pretext that I'm too smart for him as a means of avoiding having to defend his points.
Sounds like a dictate an elitist control-freak mentality would make. Of course, it's true nonetheless if weird=rare. I'm certainly one of a kind and my political views are somewhat unique. The Rs and Ds don't bother too much herding my type. Thanks for reminding me who I am.You are clearly weird and of no statistical importance.
Lysergic acid di..... or were you attempting to join the...... how do I say it..... the illuminati?Originally posted by: Carbonyl
Blah it's so much more fun or easier for us baboons project our own feces into the face of the nearest onlooker this way we don't have to think/
I think moondoggie and LSD1 are related
It would not surprise me to learn this if I did... Although the utterances indicate to this Jedi inferior... your oneness with oneness... A Cairn listens well disguised as a canine but, truly a noble one he must be.... or she.Originally posted by: Moonbeam
On a side note me and my dog talk glossolalia, or rather I talk had he listens. Nawis nagogo abamba, zabos Gawis jabo. Nowi nowi nambo. Howis.
But why should he back it up? Read libertarian essays. The ideas have been written about ad nauseam. Why should he reinvent the theory every time one of these political threads comes up.You have an idealized notion of freedom. I asked about compulsive and neurotic behavior. Who is free? Are children free, or do they submit to parental control and why? When do they grow up? Do all people mature at the same rate? Do the mentally retarded get to live with free choice? How about the criminal? Are you elitist enough to lock him away? Do abused children grow up with the same rational choice-making-powers as children from loving homes? Are there greater and lesser degrees of intelligence, is there something like a better and a worse?
There's no contradiction, you just quit reading before you got to the end of that sentence. I believe that imperfection is the reason FOR freedom whereas you seem to me to view imperfection as the reason AGAINST freedom. You appear to me to shun freedom because of it's imperfection. If not every man can have freedom, then no man can have freedom.OK first to what you have said. No system is perfect because people aren't. (Note that just a sentence or two farther along you accuse me of "People like you seem to feel that nobody is capable of perfection..." a seeming contradiction or double standard of some sort, no? but anyway)
I might like to live in this Utopia you describe. It's a fantasy that will never be realized unfortunately. In order for such a non-system to exist, everybody would have to agree not to take advantage of the fact that there were no system in place. That agreement is itself a system. Without this agreement, the first person to step outside of that system-created-to-avoid-a-system and try to carve power or possessions out for himself would require the others to stop him, or have their world ended. These systems are the cause of and solution to all of the worlds problems. The reason Hitler had so much power was because there was a system at his disposal. The only way we stopped him was with a system. It's a horrible catch-22.Well so if no system is perfect why have a system? Why think systematically? Why involve yourself in an ideology at all. Why not simply stare at life in amazement and wonder, without opinion of conclusion. Why not just see what is, that man is asleep in the grips of ideologies, this or that view of which he is certain. Why not be uncertain, free, really free, unattached, aware.