Quote Du Jour

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15 Responses to Quote Du Jour

  1. j says:

    Psychological oppression is the most painful. No amount of material objects, bitcoins, freedom and safety can liberate those oppressed by ghosts and the fear of damnation.

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  2. JV says:

    Empty observation with no historical context. I’m actually surprised you’re including it here, you guys usually are more astute.

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  3. plwinkler says:

    A lot of those allowances (e.g. own property) should be qualified by “if you have enough money”.

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    • peterike says:

      You might as well say those allowances should be qualified by “if you are still breathing.” Money has nothing to do with the ability to do all of these things, but of course some are dependent on it. So what? That point is that nobody is “oppressing” you from buying property, but of course property isn’t handed out at no cost. No, only schooling, healthcare, food, housing, and spending money are handed out at no cost. Because oppression.

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  4. Does this mean there’s a Classical Left that operates today? We are a culture of dualities after all.

    But plwinkler is right. Some of those allowances have barriers to entry that people are unable to afford.

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  5. Faze says:

    barriers to entry that people are unable to afford.

    There are barriers to entry at every level of affordability, but all but the most destitute own something, live somewhere, marry somebody, have jobs, etc. The statement at the top of this blog is perfectly accurate (if sarcastic). “Systemic racism” doesn’t prevent anyone from doing any of these things at whatever level they are capable of personally or financially.

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    • JV says:

      It doesn’t prevent anyone explicitly. Anymore. But decades of explicit systemic racism has produced generations utterly unprepared to navigate society, in many cases. I don’t deny the overblown sense of victimization from some, but you also can’t deny the lingering impact on black families of policies like red lining, segregation, and yeah, slavery. On top of that already fragile framework, the sexual revolution has utterly decimated black nuclear families, with something like 75% of black babies born out of wedlock. Sure, personal responsibility comes in to play, but people are the environment, for the most part.

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      • jjbees says:

        All of the red lining, segregation, and slavery are as like a drop in the bucket compared to the effects of the sexual revolution, imposed upon the black family by the same postmodern left who pretends like they care, or cares but are too stupid to implement a worthwhile vision correctly.

        They totally lack credibility, and no one should listen to them.

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      • JV says:

        Who is “they”? I’m responding to the quote in question. Do you agree with the content of the quote or not? I do not, for the reasons stated. You seem to agree with the quote because…you don’t like “the left”?

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      • peterike says:

        “But decades of explicit systemic racism has produced generations utterly unprepared to navigate society, in many cases.”

        That’s totally buying into the fraudulent Leftist framing. And there has been no “explicit systemic racism” for at least five decades now. In fact, quite the opposite. One might reformulate your statement as: “But decades of explicit systemic advantage and trillions spent on them has been unable to stem the failure of certain groups in society.”

        “you also can’t deny the lingering impact on black families of policies like red lining, segregation, and yeah, slavery.”

        Lol! Of course I can “deny” this, because it’s idiotic.

        “the sexual revolution has utterly decimated black nuclear families, with something like 75% of black babies born out of wedlock.”

        The cause of this is far less the sexual revolution — blacks have never been much for sexual restraint anyway — but the Great Society and its aftermath that made males expendable and replaced them with welfare payments and housing subsidies.

        “but people are the environment, for the most part.”

        Nonsense. All your confusion stems from believing this most insidious of lies.

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  6. Will S. says:

    Reblogged this on Will S.' Sunny Side Blog and commented:
    Ha! 🙂

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