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Re: The World will have a new leader later today/tomorrow

Postby earthfriendly » Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:02 am

Trump wears a blue tie (color of Democrat Party) for this evening's inauguration concert. As a reconciliatory gesture? If so, I say thank you to the man.

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Postby archcherub » Sat, 21 Jan 2017 3:21 pm

earthfriendly wrote:Trump wears a blue tie (color of Democrat Party) for this evening's inauguration concert. As a reconciliatory gesture? If so, I say thank you to the man.


politicians actually only can wear 2 colors... blue or red
lol

its finally true.. donald trump is the most powerful man on earth

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Postby TMD » Sat, 21 Jan 2017 5:36 pm

earthfriendly wrote:Trump wears a blue tie (color of Democrat Party) for this evening's inauguration concert. As a reconciliatory gesture? If so, I say thank you to the man.


Re-conciliatory ? LOL! - ...Trump's Inauguration Speech was filled with anger, to put it mildly.


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Re: The World will have a new leader later today/tomorrow

Postby PNGMK » Sat, 21 Jan 2017 8:28 pm

We are in a brave new world.
I have gay, black, Asian friends and then JR8.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 22 Jan 2017 5:48 am

PNGMK wrote:We are in a brave new world.


More like 1984.

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Postby Wd40 » Sun, 22 Jan 2017 8:06 am

Read this from Twitter:

Head of capitalist US appealed for 'Buy American & Hire American'
Head of communist China argued for free markets and global trade
RIP IRONY

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Postby PNGMK » Sun, 22 Jan 2017 9:54 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
PNGMK wrote:We are in a brave new world.


More like 1984.


Aldous Huxley vs Orwell...
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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:18 am

PNGMK wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
PNGMK wrote:We are in a brave new world.


More like 1984.


Aldous Huxley vs Orwell...


Neil Postman wrote in his book, "Are We Amusing Ourselves to Death?", the following words... seems rather spot on to me in this modern world.

"What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one.

Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism.

Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance.

Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy.

As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny "failed to take into account man's almost infinite appetite for distractions."

In 1984, Huxley added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us.
Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us.

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Re: The World will have a new leader later today/tomorrow

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:49 pm

Sounds like what you get in some of the upmarket brothels in Vegas, a little pain, a little pleasure. Whatever turns your crank. ;-)

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Re: The World will have a new leader later today/tomorrow

Postby TMD » Sat, 28 Jan 2017 2:44 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
PNGMK wrote:We are in a brave new world.


Brave new world ? 1984 ?



1984 ?

I thought that became a public realisation back in 2013.

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Re: The World will have a new leader later today/tomorrow

Postby earthfriendly » Sat, 28 Jan 2017 3:05 am

Racism, Trump's voters, USA and the universality of racism are all discussed here. Luckily, it is a short read .....


http://bigthink.com/robby-berman/its-ha ... 1485537242


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Postby TMD » Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:31 pm

earthfriendly wrote:This is what we are up against ...

https://www.autostraddle.com/i-was-trai ... ah-367057/


Tea-Party/Right-wings/Neo-conservatives /supremacist...whatever you called it...the rise and rise of such extreme ideologies isn't new nor surprising.

Perhaps this political-correctness thingy is just any other (forced) idealism...a fairy-tale which can never end Happily-Ever After.

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