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lefties driven by emotion and a correct belief that they are robots

"But being able to control yourself is less common in left-wingers than conservatives, scientists have found. The reason for the difference, the authors found is those on the right are more likely to believe that they have free will and that individuals have the power to change things."[Quoted from dailymail.co.uk]

[Lead from Guido Fawkes]

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Ways of viewing the world: cause, chance and choice - responsibility and mental set

  1. cause : past orientation or determinism
  2. chance : future orientation or probabilistic
  3. choice : present orientation or free will

"If you train/teach primarily in a choice mode, you will inculcate empiric habits and a self-identity which views the self as primarily responsible for their own acts. If you teach in primarily ‘objective’ (past) terms, the individual will relate first to its history and lose touch with the self and the present. For if the individual sees its behaviour as ‘caused’ by a past over which it naturally has no control, an attitude of irresponsibility is fostered.

"If the future is a major orientation of teaching, as the future is only predictive; irresponsibility is fostered via a another route, an attitude of nervous ‘hope’ or ‘despair’ or constant tension replaces realism and self-awareness. If the predictions are often poor, due to insufficient real world experience and realistic learning from others; a person may develop return to index attitudes of ‘fate’ and a belief in any nonsensical pseudo-science that claims to offer a degree of ‘certainty’ that it cannot deliver."
[Quoted from abelard.org, April 2000]

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on mass killings in the usa

The running amok killings in the USA are not exceptional:

Table of rampage killings by country
Table of rampage killings by country [source - defunct]

Countries with more gun control have more gun mass killing than the USA.

American President Obama's real drive is to sow racial disharmony and to gain more control. Aided by the race baiting 'Democrats', the shooting in Charleston is being 'talked up' with emotion and hysteria. As socialists always do, they want to disarm the public in pursuit of more control, and a one party state.

So, the reality is the USA is doing pretty well outside the great disproportion of 'black' (mostly 'black on 'black) killings.

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amok, a definition

"Malay/Indonesian origin

"Amok originated from the Malay/Indonesian word mengamuk, which when roughly defined means “to make a furious and desperate charge”.
According to Malay/Indonesian culture, amok was rooted in a deep spiritual belief.[6] They believed that amok was caused by the hantu belian, which was an evil tiger spirit that entered one’s body and caused the heinous act. As a result of the belief, those in Indonesian culture tolerated amok and dealt with the after-effects with no ill will towards the assailant.

"Although commonly used in a colloquial and less-violent sense, the phrase is particularly associated with a specific sociopathic culture-bound syndrome in Malaysian culture. In a typical case of running amok, an individual (often male), having shown no previous sign of anger or any inclination to violence, will acquire a weapon (traditionally a sword or dagger, but presently any of a variety of weapons) and in a sudden frenzy, will attempt to kill or seriously injure anyone he encounters and himself.[9] Amok typically takes place in a well populated or crowded area. Amok episodes of this kind normally end with the attacker being killed by bystanders or committing suicide, eliciting theories that amok may be a form of intentional suicide in cultures where suicide is heavily stigmatized. Those who do not commit suicide and are not killed typically lose consciousness, and upon regaining consciousness, claim amnesia.

"An early Western description of the practice appears in the journals of Captain James Cook, a British explorer, who encountered amok firsthand in 1770 during a voyage around the world. Cook writes of individuals behaving in a reckless, violent manner, without cause and "indiscriminately killing and maiming villagers and animals in a frenzied attack." "

In modern times, the machete has been a common weapon of choice.

When living in Malaya, it is expected that every so often someone will run amok. Surrounding inhabitants wait until the rampage has stopped and the return to their lives in a matter of fact fashion. There is no wringing of hands, nor wailing and gnashing of teeth.

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church of rome sex fanaticism is undermining its relevance

Some obscure cardinal has called Ireland's democratic referendum vote a defeat for humanity.

He went on:
"However, Cardinal Parolin said it showed the church needed to improve how it preached the Christian message."

This sounds just like 'New' Labour every time its nonsense is set back again by progress.

"Soon after taking office, Pope Francis commented: "If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge him?"

"On Sunday, one of Ireland's most senior Catholic clerics called for the Church to take a "reality check" following the vote.

"Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, said the Church in Ireland needed to "reconnect" with young people.

"In Italy, the government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is preparing to present legislation that would allow civil unions between gay couples.

"The Irish referendum has also boosted calls in Germany, which allow same-sex civil unions, to go further and legalise same-sex marriage.

"Pressure has started to grow in Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), which opposes any change."

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g.k. chesterton equating the socialist mindset with prussianism,1922

From Eugenics and other evils:

"...But the criticism of eugenics soon expanded itself into a more general criticism of a modern craze for scientific officialism and strict social organisation."

"...scientific officialdom and organisation in the State which had specialised in them, had gone to war with the older culture of Christendom. Either Prussianism would win and protest would be hopeless, or Prussianism would lose and the protest would be needless..".

"I am greatly grieved to say that it is not irrelevant. it has gradually grown apparent, to my astounded gaze, that the ruling classes in England are still proceeding on the assumption that Prussia is a pattern for the whole world..."

"Judging by the good they think they are doing, and not by the evil which they really do."

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Eugenics and other evils

Eugenics and other evils
by G. K. Chesterton

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girl power

"You are right, Neil,  that ultimately it is women, women who destroyed so much through their pursuit of self-interest, but who, because of their reproductive potential hold the key. This time round it is going to be very much harder.  Men trusted us, they served us, they built our houses, fought our battles and they received our respect embodied in patriarchal structures in return. But now they have nothing. What is more they have found out that if they do give us what power they had, we deprive them of their children, we take their resources and we give them nothing, nothing in return. This time round we can’t expect them to do our bidding, as they did for so long. If we want to win back their trust and if we want them to co-operate with us, and I do, we will have to concede some of our independence and be prepared to place some dependence on them. In this,  for their own security, we will have, I am afraid, to allow them to take the lead."
[Quoted from /conservativewoman.co.uk

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"While the manifestos of all major parties teem with cooing blandishments to women, none of them has a word to say about the glaring disadvantages of boys and young men in education and employment. None of them demonstrates a smidgen of concern that the routine separation of tens of thousands of children from their fathers every year by force of law in the Family Court is this country’s most indefensible abuse of human rights."

" Where, then, should men look for a sympathetic political response to men’s concerns? The Liberal Democrats are unusual in having expressed concern over the number of suicides by men in prison; but, if you put the words "Liberal Democrats men" into the Bing search engine, you get back pages that are mostly about women and their disadvantages - apart from one contributor who observes "I've never met a Liberal Democrat 'man' who wasn't a whiney, sniveling, underachiever", which doesn't sound very welcoming

Nor are men likely to find a sympathetic ear in a Labour Party whose manifesto includes a 15-page section on Women in which men, throughout, are portrayed as the enemies of equality and a menace to women."
[Quoted from telegraph.co.uk]

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health and safety - a real adventure playground for the young

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"A trio of boys tramps along the length of a wooden fence, back andforth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens in half an hour.” Down a path and across a grassy square, 5-year-old Dylan can hear them through the window of his nana’s front room. He tries to figure out what half an hour is and whether he can wait that long. When the heavy gate finally swings open, Dylan, the boys, and about a dozen other children race directly to their favorite spots, although it’s hard to see how they navigate so expertly amid the chaos. “Is this a junkyard?” asks my 5-year-old son, Gideon, who has come with me to visit. “Not exactly,” I tell him, although it’s inspired by one. The Land is a playground that takes up nearly an acre at the far end of a quiet housing development in North Wales. It’s only two years old but has no marks of newness and could just as well have been here for decades. The ground is muddy in spots and, at one end, slopes down steeply to a creek where a big, faded plastic boat that most people would have thrown away is wedged into the bank. The center of the playground is dominated by a high pile of tires that is growing ever smaller as a redheaded girl and her friend roll them down the hill and into the creek. “Why are you rolling tires into the water?” my son asks. “Because we are,” the girl replies.

"It’s still morning, but someone has already started a fire in the tin drum in the corner, perhaps because it’s late fall and wet-cold, or more likely because the kids here love to start fires. Three boys lounge in the only unbroken chairs around it; they are the oldest ones here, so no one complains. One of them turns on the radio—Shaggy is playing (Honey came in and she caught me red-handed, creeping with the girl next door)—as the others feel in their pockets to make sure the candy bars and soda cans are still there. Nearby, a couple of boys are doing mad flips on a stack of filthy mattresses, which makes a fine trampoline. At the other end of the playground, a dozen or so of the younger kids dart in and out of large structures made up of wooden pallets stacked on top of one another. Occasionally a group knocks down a few pallets—just for the fun of it, or to build some new kind of slide or fort or unnamed structure. Come tomorrow and the Land might have a whole new topography."

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