Fair enough. I'm far more on the Pollyanna end of the spectrum. But I'm not saying people are perfect; rather they are mostly good.
While its easy to be lazy, a lot of everyday sins require effort to maintain. Greed and dishonesty in particular will quickly bite you in a$$.
I can't imagine going through life assuming everyone is inherently evil. No wonder guys resort to mind altering substances to escape that sh!tty reality.
How can people be both inherently good and inherently selfish? That's a contradictory thought, as there is nothing 'good' about selfishness. The fact that you acknowledge a base selfish is evidence that you don't feel comfortable fully coming to terms with something your subconscious is already telling you.
I can assure you: you can navigate life just fine if you understand that the core nature of man is evil. It prepares you far better to protect yourself against hardship or danger, and it allows you to more adeptly navigate reality, instead of trying to 'escape' it.
Just because man's nature is evil doesn't mean that the forces which counter said evil are powerless.
My belief is that our nature is evil, because our nature is imperfect; that nature itself is imperfect (it decays: entropy). Before an in-depth conversation on this topic can take place, we would need to define both good and evil. That's difficult to do, without introducing metaphysical terms and religious beliefs for both.
1. Does everyone even accept the existence of 'evil' beyond an act which is consciously engaged in which would be considered deleterious to another party?
2. Is 'evil' the opposite of 'good', or merely the absence of it?
3. Is 'bad' something else, or simply a degree of 'evil' that we assign to describe unacceptable behavior?
4. Do some things (ignorance, apathy, lack of discipline, etc) leave us prone to tip either way?
Lots of ground to cover. I believe that the origin of both good and evil are conscious entities, and our reality is shaped around the influence that these conscious entities have on us and our surroundings.
Ending witch hunts - which is the specialty of these disgusting progressives - is part of Draining the Swamp. Nothing is stopping this "special team" from bringing evidence to any actual law enforcement agency for follow up.
Meanwhile, this is a whiny-assed liberal nothingburger. Again.
Dunno why this is so hard for the left to understand. This is sometimes a Secret Service policy, and sometimes the policy of the venue in which the NRA gathers.
Either way, the only reason why it's done is because they're providing the security another way: it's closed-ended. They're guarding the points of entry; they're providing lookouts with vetted armed guards.
The rest of society doesn't have such a luxury - but certainly leftist politicians and high-minded Hollywood types do, which is why they use armed guards while squawking at the rest of the public that guns shouldn't be allowed.
Can the left not figure out the difference between controlled security, and the need for personal armament in areas which aren't controlled?
I think we're within 6 weeks of hearing General Flynn exonerated. The Left is busy attempting to construct a narrative that explains why Mueller has now delayed sentencing Flynn for the second time - claiming it's "procedure" when a party turns state's evidence - but that's not what is going on.
Flynn hasn't "ratted" on Trump; I don't believe that there is anything about which to rat. I believe what is happening is that at Mueller knows that Flynn didn't lie to the FBI, and now he's dealing with the increasingly large raft of evidence that the FBI attempted to railroad the General, and he's absolutely outmaneuvered them.
In fact - if you are coming around to this way of thinking - it also then begs the question: is Mueller who we think he is? Was stacking his team with blatant leftists all a show, to force the Left to rah-rah Mueller, and get them to do all-in on him, so - when the bell finally tolls - it tolls for them as well?
Mueller as an incompetent/corrupt/dirty operative, but turned into a tool to take down the Deep State in return for forgiveness" is starting to take on momentum. That would make Mueller both dirty AND an implement put in place by Trump.
I'm not yet sold on that angle, but I'm very close. If this turns out true, then Trump will be called the most brilliant man we have ever had the pleasure of calling President.
If you really want to understand what General Flynn did when pleading guilty to lying to the FBI, you should Google "Brady Case" and "General Flynn".
If what has happened reflects what I believe happened, Flynn is not only a national hero - and one who took a ridiculous risk in order to shine the light of corruption to the highest echelons of the Deep State - but the entire legal team who realized the implications of realizing that the FBI prosecutors of Flynn withholding exculpatory evidence could be used to set a forever trap AND THEN CONSTRUCTING A BRILLIANT STRATEGY TO pull the rug out from under his antagonists...should get ###### medals of honor.
This would then be a coup, pulled on those who attempted a coup. Movies will be made about it; books will be written about it. The world will never ever forget it. If true.
It could even be that - if my earlier speculation about Mueller being a helpless pawn to pull this off in return for his own immunity to prosecution is accurate - that Mueller put the corrupt parties in the position for them to hang themselves with their own rope and willingly frame Flynn in order to 'get Trump', thus exposing them 100%.
I think the next several weeks are going to be fascinating. The dismissal of Page and Baker signals the beginning of that fun news period.
Surprised there isnt a thread, unless I missed something on the moon. I watched Fox News a bit last night, and even those hacks seem to think its bad sign for whats to come later this year?
Any of the conservative geeks think its a bit alarming that a Republican candidate just lost a district Trump carried by 20 points? A district thats 95% white and affluent, none the less. Is this just an anomaly? Are people just sick of all the dysfunction in the WH?
Not really. If what it takes for DEMs to win an election - and the GOP to lose it - is a DEM candidate saying things like he’ll lobby to remove their minority leader, and that he’s pro 2A, etc (lie or not), I think we’re on a pretty good trajectory.
Saccone sounds like a bumbling candidate, who said stupid things: things which the complicit MSM gleefully timed for air for maximum damage.
Links to the daily caller I noticed as one and then quit reading that garbage.
Why would anyone read that and call it content. Its unsubstantiated BS. Then again you all are going to 4chan, Reddit, GatewayPundit...the crew who cries most about Fale News uses such questionable sources is just pure gold.
Projecting...again great from a Trump supporter who believes in this conspiracy BS.
Before WWII, my family and their neighbors had to depend upon notes hand-written on scraps of paper passed from group to group to get actual accurate information regarding what was really happening; what the Nazis were really doing. Hitler totally controlled the media.
Stalin accomplished exactly the same thing, right before commencing the genocide of 20 million people.
Perhaps you should consider that real news is no longer what you're force fed (and seemingly gobble up without question); perhaps you should consider the possibility that much of the real news has gone underground, and is now what you would consider uncredible; fringe...lunacy.
Of course, pre WWII, perhaps you would have endorsed snuffing out these people who carried these scraps of paper as a means to communicate the truth.