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Forum Post: The Jungle

Posted 1 month ago on Jan. 20, 2021, 6 p.m. EST by agkaiser (2480) from Fredericksburg, TX
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Conservatives would have us believe that individual competition for property is the human nature with which we are born. But is it? Are we lone hunters, like tigers in the jungle? I don't think so. Conservatives are more like a cannibalistic pride of lions that preys on their own species, to the detriment of all. Decent human beings are merely sometimes quarrelsome and jealous troops of chimpanzees that generally cooperate for the common good. In any case, we are social animals and individuality is not the most important trait supplied by our natural origin and development.

When President Biden calls on us for healing and unity, he's asking us to put our community before our individuality. Community well being before individual self interest is repugnant to conservatives, though their wealth and livelihoods are dependent on the cooperation of many. They don't comprehend the paradox that sickens their minds. There can be no healing in America until conservatism is dead. Conservatism won't die until its rich perpetrators have been taxed out of existence.

The roots of the neo liberal conservatism that afflicts America today, and to which Donald Trump and Republicans so flagrantly appeal, are found in the reaction of James Buchanan of Virginia to Brown v. Board in the 1950s. The cynical appeal to racism at the heart of conservatism is an indirect way to protect the hoards of the wealthy that contribute to the debt and/or poverty of the rest of us.

The taxation of the rich that we must have will never happen until conservatism no longer has the power to obstruct the well being of many in service of the few. The necessity to compromise with conservatives precludes the possibility of an ultimate solution to our worst problems. Their power is maintained with the support of the dull weak minds of the third of the population who are the racist, misogynist, homophobic fascists of the type who stormed the capital at Trump's urging on January 6, 2021.

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[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 month ago

So, "Conservatives, not liberals, are more inclined to value feelings over facts, psychology study finds." by Matthew Rozsa:

As, "A recent study found conservatives were more inclined to think scientific and anti-science views are equally valid"!


[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 3 weeks ago

"Even (as) He’s Acquitted, History Isn’t on Trump’s Side"! by Sasha Abramsky:

respice et prospice!

[-] 2 points by agkaiser (2480) from Fredericksburg, TX 3 weeks ago

Charles Manson never directly took part in any of the murders for which he spends life in prison. Charge Trump with conspiracy to commit the first degree murder of a police officer!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 week ago

Have U made head or tail of the horse manure below btw, agk?! GREAT point re. tRUMP! Also fyi ...

e tenebris, lux?

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2480) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 week ago

Common Dreams cites common memes, then quickly ask for money.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 6 days ago

No luck with the horse manure below then?! Re."Common Dreams" ... at this time of year, they're like

https://truthout.org/ ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/ ; https://www.democracynow.org/ et al,

in that they all ask for money. Don't take it personally; scroll on, still read & share the mostly excellent

output. Solidarity to U & yours agk & the sprinting grand-kids! Stay well & warm in these crazy times.x

pax, amor et lux ...

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 3 weeks ago

We Americans are not as vengeful as the Russians who had actually used tanks to bombard their White House ( Russia's Parliament building.) The Swiss don't have such a concentration of power in the Executive Branch although they had largely copied the U.S. federal political system. The quality General George Washington was the historical accident which allowed such a concentration of power to continue.

Our federal legislators risked their lives to conduct our nation's business ( state legislators did likewise on state level during a dry run ) and decided to forgive the White-privileged ( but colored orange as a disguise ) one.

Trump 2040 !

Trump said, "Fight, Fight like Hell. If you don't fight, we don't have a country anymore." Whites know how to do "wilding," too, right ? Here is why Trump-75M will be back. "Be Best." "We love you. You are very special." ( it'll just be yet another con job without any conviction, though, { recall how the Trumpanzee "infrastructure plan" and the mostly for the wealthy Trillion-Dollar tax cut in Boom Times fared when compared with each other; I was very wrong about Trump's being a real estate or infrastructure builder more than his being a money-grubbing con jobber; blocking infrastructure improvements might have been a GOOPy con job to screw Joe the Plumbheads as screwing Poles White-Slaves might have become too boring for Trump et al } hopefully getting through to the ones who had missed what had already happened in the last term of the Presidency 2017-2021.) Blue Sky differs from White Cloud(R). Los Angeles has much nice warm weather which attracts many homeless people. Also the Finance, Insurance, Real Estate ( FIRE ) sector built upon credit funded and created the greatest number of homeless people by inflating the prices of assets via leverage ( same mechanism as used for setting up for the stock market crash of the Great Depression, although any sovereign bankruptcy has a flavor all its own.) If one goes looking for Black witchcraft, one is unlikely to catch White wizardry even with multiple witch hunts, try as one may, again, and again, and again, and again...

The hookup is the meaning. Even Pootin missed that message ( keeping relative humidity down to 44% avoids the growth of molds/moulds while providing sufficient comfort for the human inhabitants ) with the Pootinate Kingdom on the shore of the Black Sea. The East Germans were superb in keeping archive ( about Pootin in particular.) The heating/cooling nanoclimate-generating system hooked up to a humistat set to home in at 44% relative humidity yields "no molds and no expensive mold remediation or renovation needed" as the meaning. Targeting pretty high relative humidity ( to reduce evaporative loss of [primarily] alcohol and water through the cork of a wine bottle or a wine cask ) and low temperature ( to have a slow fermentation which flavors the wine with the special flavor of the wood of the wine casks [gradually adding vanillin] ) in a wine cellar yields "great wine" as the meaning.

Meaning originates from the [interfacing] context which hookup provides. Mexico is indeed warmer and better than Texass in the cold and dark after winter storm Uri had come by and left ( Texass still fares better { in "Hello, Houston ! " 德州一周自然灾 } than what may take place after the Big Red Button has been pushed.)

Auferstanden aus Texass, Und der Zukunft zugewandt,

C(s)+ H2O(g) -> H2(g) + CO(g); 4H2(g) + N2(g) -> 2NH4(g) which can be burnt to make nitrate

As long as there is coal, water, air, and industrial technological infrastructure, one can make fertilizer to boost crop yield and feed many people ( even in very cold places in neighboring China, there were many greenhouses.) With D.P.R.K.'s vast coal reserve/production and high technological capability, it should be able to produce much fertilizer domestically conforming to Juche. Besides, from what did so much nitrogenous high explosive for the vast D.P.R.K. artillery arsenal come ? Nitrate. If the D.P.R.K. can produce nitrate for explosive, it can use the same nitrate for crop fertilization to boost crop yield to feed its own people. The D.P.R.K. becoming an autonomous region of the R.O.K. ( which has per capita G.D.P. many times that of the D.P.R.K.; R.O.K. knew how to hire the right [disillusioned-by-philosophical-clash-between-"do-before-think"-and-"think-before-do"-as-market-environment-matured non-figurehead] U.S. talent in the late 1980s ) makes sense ( what's so bad about being invited to join a wealthy new "family" as long as one recognizes that "I am but a refugee !" ? Starting near the bottom and staying there for a while but circumstances often improve if one isn't mentally fixated { i.e. complaining about "[Capitalist] exploitation" rather than moving on to a more lucrative job elsewhere--being intelligent means knowing that one has been wrong so one backs out of the dead end.} My family took up the offers from British-owned Hong Kong { there was also the much larger Chinese-owned British-leased Hong Kong where we were living at that time } and later on from the U.S.A. and fared very well { my [education zealot] Mom was proud of our educational attainments and before our sponsor's likely dying of CoViD-19 a while later, he praised my Big Brother's social involvement [during his absence, conforming to tradition of praising behind the back lest otherwise causing a slacking off of effort which was considered vital for success; we didn't believe in genius being determinant although it does exist to some extent; we believed in working hard for improvements for the bulk of the "also-rans" who are informed of who the few top-broad-spectrum-ranked peer performers are so that they get targeted at-least-achievable-by-some-people models to aspire to].} )

Texans resorted to using propane in this bout of arctic blast. Liquefied propane can become the linchpin for a smooth and fairly continuous non-disruptive transition to less fossil fuel usage and more alternative energy usage ( fossil fuels may continue to play a significant part and convert over time.) My family had used portable propane for cooking and boiling water in the 1960s so the technology has already been around and proven to work well for a very long time. Propane used in a LPG stove was better ( easier safer ignition, cleaner burning, and less smelly before and during windy burning ) than the kerosene [stove] which we had been using before then. A home-based stationary fuel cell can generate heat, water, and electricity quietly, efficiently, and nearly independently, thus providing utility resiliency. The carbon dioxide byproduct can improve photosynthetic efficiency of a greenhouse yielding food plants. If managed well, co-generation can greatly improve the overall efficiency of providing utility services.