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  1. #21
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    A minor correction to the above.

    You can only guarantee success if you motivate party A to get off his/her dead arse and work for a success. Even then there are no guarantees.

    It's a leading horses to water proposition.

    At the same time socialism destroys success since it is a "demotivator".

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    whiteness!.jpgWhiteness2.jpg

    This is posted at the National Museum of African American History, a Smithsonian museum and I am disgusted. To say rugged individualism, justice, hard work, objective rational linear thinking, religion and family are aspects of white culture is so blatantly racist.

    If you read the list, it should be labeled as Successful American Culture. If these are not virtues to espouse as Free Americans of any color, the USA is doomed.
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    Candace Owens says Trump will get a larger percent of the black vote than he did in 2016. Larry Elder says it will be much larger. The left will do anything at this point. Be in prayer for out country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptShack View Post

    This is posted at the National Museum of African American History, a Smithsonian museum and I am disgusted. To say rugged individualism, justice, hard work, objective rational linear thinking, religion and family are aspects of white culture is so blatantly racist.

    If you read the list, it should be labeled as Successful American Culture. If these are not virtues to espouse as Free Americans of any color, the USA is doomed.

    Good point Capt...On the other hand, what is posted at the National Museum of African American History must certainly mean that Blacks do not have those good qualities since they are about Whites. Whoever came up with that poster was certainly racist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptShack View Post
    whiteness!.jpgWhiteness2.jpg

    This is posted at the National Museum of African American History, a Smithsonian museum and I am disgusted. To say rugged individualism, justice, hard work, objective rational linear thinking, religion and family are aspects of white culture is so blatantly racist.

    If you read the list, it should be labeled as Successful American Culture. If these are not virtues to espouse as Free Americans of any color, the USA is doomed.
    That is disgusting.

    Everything is racist. The English language is racist. Classical music is racist now, too, apparently.
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    I’m even more confused by the inclusion of “the scientific method.” Really?

    How do you prove facts and physical theories without it?

    Perhaps by labeling it racist, you can now just “wish” that your facts were true, and they are?

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    Have you guys ever heard of the term, "Gaslighting"?

    Gaslighting is telling the big lies over and over until they are accepted as truth. It also involves psychological dependency. The liar starts telling lies to individuals and somewhere along the way those listening begin to start "giving over" their own opinions and thoughts to the ever more dominant liar. So, it's a form of psychological control. It's also used in cults.
    If you are like me you ask yourself how in the hell these liberals think the way they do. How in the hell does anyone believe some of the things they preach?


    The answer lies in Gaslighting. They have been conditioned to accept greater and greater lies as truth. Once the mind accepts earlier lies it is easier to add more. In fact the sheep have a vested interest in believing the new narrative - because if they don't then they have to give up their current beliefs. It's human nature to not give up earlier conditioned beliefs so they simply stay on the train.

    Remember that old saying, "tell a lie often enough and eventually it will be taken as truth" ? Very similar to Gaslighting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 45Smashemflat View Post
    I’m even more confused by the inclusion of “the scientific method.” Really?

    How do you prove facts and physical theories without it?

    Perhaps by labeling it racist, you can now just “wish” that your facts were true, and they are?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/15/m...-diangelo.html

    Lots of gibberish in here, but it shows a bit of what they are thinking. I had to read it a few times and I still don't understand what the devil they see wrong with logical, rational thinking, scientific method, and so forth. But apparently it is racist.

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    Simple. If one is not capable of logical, rational, scientific thought then it must be evil, and all things evil in the USA come from the original sin of racism. Not my philosophical cup of tea, but then I am quite fond of the scientic method.

    One thing I have found in pondering the human situation is that the fundamental cause of an inferiority complex is inferiority. Maybe the Forrest Gump character said it better with "stupid is as stupid does".
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    https://www.theblaze.com/news/sleep-...-teen-magazine


    Sleep is for privileged white people, popular magazine says — so now activists call for 'rest reparations'

    Teen Vogue published an article last week alleging sleep is indicative of systemic racism.

    Now some activists are calling for "rest reparations" in the form of sabbaticals and time off from work and other strenuous activities.
    What are the details?

    The article, titled, "Black Power Naps is Addressing Systemic Racism in Sleep," reveals the Black Power Naps initiative, which alleges that African Americans typically have shorter life spans when compared to their white peers.

    Black Power Naps — created by writers Navild Acosta and Fannie Sosa — insists that black lives are shorter than white lives because blacks experience "generational fatigue" simply on the grounds that they are African American.

    The magazine describes Black Power Naps as an "artistic initiative with components including physical installations, zines, an opera, and more."

    Writers Acosta and Sosa revealed that they experienced an epiphany: They were always tired, and realized that it was because they were impacted by "hundreds of years of sleep deprivation" that was due to systemic racism.

    "[They] were tired, but it wasn't just any old fatigue," the article read. "Yes, they experienced a lack of sleep, but they were specifically experiencing a generational fatigue familiar to black people and people of color."

    The realization prompted them to demand reparations through breaks and time off from work through the initiative.

    "[Black Power Naps] is also a recognition of the hundreds of years of sleep deprivation that black people and people of color have experienced as a result of systemic racism, a way to push back against the false stereotype that black people are lazy, and an investigation of the inequitable distribution of rest," the article added.
    So what do Acosta and Sosa have to say about this?

    Acosta told the magazine that black people and people of color inherited sleep deprivation through years of slavery and control.

    "We're dealing with an inheritance of sleep deprivation," she complained. "Sleep deprivation was a ... deliberate tactic of slave owners to basically make the mind feeble. That same tactic has only evolved."

    She also insisted that it is imperative that black people and people of color be allowed to dream properly.

    "The dream space is a crucial space to make sense of your reality and properly process the violence that may be happening," he said. "When we're not getting the sleep we need, it is another front line — the place where we sleep."

    Sosa insisted that generations of slavery have made it imperative for black people and people of color to rest as much as they can in the following generations.

    "Slavery is a regime of stealing and extraction: stolen wages, stolen life, stolen land, but stolen time was one of the main things. We need time. We need time off; we need time out," she said. "Our ancestors never got to take a month off for holidays; they never got to take a sabbatical; they never got to take a nap. When you piled all of those together, you see the reparations that need to happen are monetary, but they're also time and space."

    Sosa pointed out that it's also unfair that black people and people of color have to go out amid a global pandemic to demand such rest reparations, which makes them suffer from exhaustion even further.

    "We are having to go out in the streets during a pandemic, expending our energy in really huge amounts in order to ask for reparations and rest and energy," Sosa reasoned. "It is a .... double-edged sword to navigate as an activist or organizer. You are putting your body on the line to reclaim it. That creates a lot of burnout. We have people who are 20, 21, they are burnt out. They need time off. They need to not only sleep, but to know their people are going to be OK, to know they're going to be OK, to know they can take a break."
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