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Sunday School April 21st 2024

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    TheEncogitationer
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    Fellow Unbelievers,

    I’ve, of course, always held the everyone has a right to think and express any thought, even thoughts I disagree with, including disgusting, hateful thoughts. But doing so in a way that violates the equal, pre-existing Individual Rights of others is where that ends.

    The right to freedom of thought and expression does not mean squatting on private property, nor squatting on “public” property designated for other uses such as universities and roads and thoroughfares, not to mention leaving garbage and killing grass with tents and dwellings.

    The right to freedom of thought and expression does not mean blocking others from freedom of movement on such roads and thoroughfares which those others have paid for with taxes and which they have a right to use and enjoy.

    Doing that is Unlawful Arrest and Detention.

    If it forces others to move from one place to another, it is Kidnapping.

    And if it forces someone to so much as pump brakes, flash hazard lights, or have to build cow-catchers on their bumpers or pull out tire tools, guns, and weapons to clear the road, then it is a mini-version of Slavery and Involuntary Servitude.

    And if blocking roads and thoughfares means that someone dies from lack of emergency services such as Police, Fire Fighting, or Paramedics, then that is anything from Felony Homicide to Felony Murder.

    The right to freedom of thought and expression does not mean forcing others to be an audience and terrorizing others from exercising their rights and privileges as equal Citizens. That violates the whole Bill of Rights, all the Reconstruction Amendments, and a whole butt-load of enabling Civil Rights Laws from the Ku Klux Klan Act on down to every Civil Rights Act, not to mention anti-terrorist laws.

    Campus Administators, Mayors, City Councils, Alderperson, and Ossifer Friendlies on every level need to start busting the “Free Palestine” crowd when they violate the rights of others. One count for every member of the Movement and for every person’s rights violated by these acts of crime.

    This may not change any minds, but at least “Free Palestine”-ers will have to keep their foolishness to fish-wrap newspapers and blog posts, not to perpetrating a crime wave.

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    #53461

    TheEncogitationer
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    Fellow Unbelievers,

    And all this applies equally to every movement that feels they have to take it to.the streets, from Alt-Righters and Anti-Abortionists to BLM/CEI/CRT/SJWs to Stop Oil Now and Eco-Wackos. Speak your mind if you want, but on your own time and Dime and quit ruining my life!

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    #53463

    jakelafort
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    Enco,

    All protesters who are crying the blues for Free Palestine from river to sea should go there when this conflict is over and a new Islamic regime is established. I am sure they will do well with protesting. And displaying their gay rights will be well received. Not to mention women will do well who are in pink polka dot bikinis sipping dirty martinis.

    #53464

    TheEncogitationer
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    Jake,

    That’s kind of pessimistic though. You’re assuming the Israelis won’t destroy Hamas. I think they’ve still got it in them once they clean out the taint in the ranks that created the obvious failure in intelligence and imagination.

    I just wish the “Free Palestine” crowd would wake up from their mass delusion and say: “Sorry, we fucked up.” But maybe it will take some tourism before that happens, just as it took with people all starry-eyed for the Soviet “Experiment.” Must wait and see…

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    #53466

    jakelafort
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    No, Enco, i assume Israel will wipe em out or at least a majority. I also assume that a new regime will replace Hamas that is as bad. Aint nothing good coming from Islamists.

    It is one thing to be utterly lacking in critical thinking and buy into the indoctrination of the left about Islam and Israel and Jews. It is quite another to be so lobotomized that you glorify Hamas. The depressing thing to me is the human condition. I see endless instances of humans being acted on like Newtonian pong pieces.

    #53467

    TheEncogitationer
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    Jake,

    I stand corrected about one thing. “Free Palestine” is really not an accurate term for this Movement. Rather, the best terms for the Movement are “Pro-Hamas,” “Pro-Hezbollah,” or “Pro-Islamofascist.”

    This excellent article is what sealed the deal for me:

    ‘Free Palestine’ is a fitting battle cry — but it’s not Israelis inhibiting Palestinian freedom | Opinion
    By EVAN NIERMAN
    April 14, 2024 at 6:00 a.m.

    ‘Free Palestine’ is a fitting battle cry — but it’s not Israelis inhibiting Palestinian freedom | Opinion

    Rest assured, as long as Israel and good Arabs don’t assume that the enemy of an enemy is always a friend, there doesn’t have to be another Islamist regime in Gaza and the West Bank. Whether they avoid that mistake, we’ll have to see…

    #53468

    jakelafort
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    The Sun Sentinel smells a rat. It’s good like that.

    I can understand that without hearing the testimony of brain-shackled Muslims or the apostates thereof it is hard to conceive just how infected they are by the death cult virus. We project our own western values. But from the first and at every turn, in the homes, in the mosques, in the schools, on the streets the clarion call to fight the good fight. Good fight? Yeah, the one where you get to brag you killed jews. Dream the good dream where power transfers to the Muslims.

    #53555

    Simon Paynton
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    Philosophical theories are much more like good stories than scientific explanations.

    In her essay ‘Linguistic Philosophy and Perception’, [Margaret] Macdonald subjects philosophical enquiry itself to scrutiny, analysing the sorts of ways that philosophers talk and write – especially in comparison with scientists. This kind of linguistic analysis is a way of taking a step back and taking a look at the practice of philosophy itself. It involves answering questions like: What do philosophical disagreements involve and what do philosophical theories look like?

    If the analytical school thinks that philosophical theories are like scientific explanations, while the “pictures and stories” school says they can only ever be a picture or a story – I think they’re both right, as far as philosophy relies on a bedrock of facts, and is a method of describing facts using other facts and logical laws and operations.

    The study of evolutionary ethics is full of stories and pictures, and so is reality, if it is to be intelligible to human beings.  One picture gives rise to another set of pictures via stories.  Reality itself is meaningless without human beings to witness it, understand it, and process its significance to them.

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