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Yes, I live in a but I got inner city 39 18.40%
Yes, I live in a crime infested inner city 34 16.04%
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:56 PM
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There is actually a very strong argument to be made for the idea that many (most?) people lack the tools to perform well in modern society as dwarfdude pointed out. The solution on the right is to allow those individuals to fail and suffer the indifference of reality. The solution on the left is to make performance compulsory under penalty of death. The intermediate state on the left is routed through social libertarianism with social welfare underwriting by the state and foreign investment subsidizing struggling individuals. Works fine until the external resource pool becomes exhausted or otherwise inaccessible.
imagine a stupid person having sympathy for stupid people. that's stupid.
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imagine a single mother working at mcdonalds. doesnt she know Marxist economics are impractical?
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imagine an alcoholic chick from the south. her head would explode if you tried to tell her jimmy buffet fucking sucks.
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There's no real argument to made against a Sweden-like state. So that's why we get these stawman arguments against Hillary Clinton (Throndor/Dino) or stupid arguments that the country is just great (Melon/Dwarflord) and trying to change anything will make it worse.

None of these people are elites and defend a system built to maximize elite profit and leisure at the cost of the lower orders.

Costs are too high, pay is too low, and its not god damn question of personal responsibility or identity politics.
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imagine a stupid person having sympathy for stupid people. that's stupid.
Nah, people should be sympathetic to one another. That's part of being human. Embracing desteuctive ideas as evidence of one's sympathetic nature is not virtuous though. Refusing to acknowledge reality only places one at a disadvantage.

Sympathy isn't some ellusive trait guarded by only the most pious of men. It's in fairly large supply. Sure there are those without it, but they are disadvantaged and less for it.
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Nah, people should be sympathetic to one another. That's part of being human. Embracing desteuctive ideas as evidence of one's sympathetic nature is not virtuous though. Refusing to acknowledge reality only places one at a disadvantage.

Sympathy isn't some ellusive trait guarded by only the most pious of men. It's in fairly large supply. Sure there are those without it, but they are disadvantaged and less for it.
not really talking to you im all angried up from the taco bell comment
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There's no real argument to made against a Sweden-like state. So that's why we get these stawman arguments against Hillary Clinton (Throndor/Dino) or stupid arguments that the country is just great (Melon/Dwarflord) and trying to change anything will make it worse.

None of these people are elites and defend a system built to maximize elite profit and leisure at the cost of the lower orders.

Costs are too high, pay is too low, and its not god damn question of personal responsibility or identity politics.
That's not my argument. Never has been and you know it (or you don't read my posts which is also possible). My argument is that subsidizing failure in the near term without a long term solution to curbing it is dangerous. Assistance, excuse and isolation do not foster growth or strength. Direction, necessity and adversity do.
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not really talking to you im all angried up from the taco bell comment
oh, okay. I was confused because you quoterated me. ^^;
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also, I've been consuming much Mexican foods of late fwiw.


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oh, okay. I was confused because you quoterated me. ^^;
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