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Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Jimmy... Dead., Jun 19, 2014.

  1. rms

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    Probably "electable"
     
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    CiG R.I.P. David Gulpilil

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    My reaction to like 99% of politicians.
     
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    watch?v=2yQjGZ482l8
     
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    CiG R.I.P. David Gulpilil

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    CiG R.I.P. David Gulpilil

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    [interest in politics intensifies]
     
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    http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-tyranny-of-a-big-idea-1446510186

     
  12. rms

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    I think the premise is right but the author really discredits the problems inherent in overpopulation
     
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    I love when people complain that 'we can't feed everyone'.

    KFC, just in the UK, wastes over one million chicken a year. Almost everyone in a developed country wastes an obscene amount of food and loads is lost along the supply chain in poorer places.
     
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    The argument is convincing and interesting, but also dated. John Gray argued for the religious structure and origins of modern liberalism back in 2002.
     
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    I'm just interested in that it popped up in a mainstream publication. Too bad it wasn't the NYT lol.
     
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    Indeed, I admit that was surprising. Gray writes for The Guardian occasionally, but then again so does Žižek.
     
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    liberals are cancer. a society cannot help the weak without fundamentally weakening itself.
     
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    Because societies where everyone is out for themselves work so fantastically.


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    CiG R.I.P. David Gulpilil

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    Without a liberal society you wouldn't get laid mate.
     
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    I don't think "liberals" have an exclusive claim on helping people. I'd argue they don't really do it at all.
     

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