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Old 08-17-2019, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Houston
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If liberals really want to understand from an intellectual why intellectuals are frequently despised simply read Thomas Sowell’s “Intellectuals and Society”. We don’t always agree with the vision of the anointed ones.

 
Old 08-17-2019, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Houston
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They need to address "camps" before the mass starvations.

Have any countries who went down that path not had camps where they sent those who might not agree with the program?
All them intellectual arguments failed in the face of a simple visit by Yeltsin to a grocery store In Texas.
 
Old 08-17-2019, 02:12 PM
 
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Thinking of Biden's recent comment about "truth."
 
Old 08-17-2019, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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i had a bizarre debate in this forum once where a poster was insisting that an uneducated/uninformed opinion was just as valid as an educated/informed opinion. i pointed out that if that were true you could just go to a random neighbor if you were having car trouble or pick the first person on the street if you needed medical attention instead of going to a mechanic or doctor. she insisted i was wrong and wouldn't budge from her belief.
valid vs valuable or useful

every single registered person that votes in an election, their vote is valid.

Since I'm in the ~1/3 of folks with a college degree, does my vote count more than the high school dropout that can't read or do math?

since I pay income taxes, and own real property, is my vote more valid than theirs?

Of course not.

Now you may have some insight as to why she never budged, and also why you're not as intellectual as you might think.

If you wanted to argue which one SHOULD have more value, or be considered by others, then of course a reasonably well educated and thoughtful person's input is more than an uneducated/uninformed person.
 
Old 08-17-2019, 02:21 PM
 
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All them intellectual arguments failed in the face of a simple visit by Yeltsin to a grocery store In Texas.
If I remember corect, it was a grocery store in Houston. Rice or Randalls I believe.

It became instantly clear that capitalism rewarded regular people with a great stardard of living.
 
Old 08-17-2019, 02:28 PM
 
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All them intellectual arguments failed in the face of a simple visit by Yeltsin to a grocery store In Texas.
I just looked it up. It was Randalls in Clear Lake in 1989.

Clear Lake is just south of Houston by NASA.
 
Old 08-17-2019, 02:30 PM
 
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"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'"

• ⁠Isaac Asimov


What does that mean to you?

An educated society is a better society. China and the rest of the world going to rise up much quicker if education no longer a priority in America.
 
Old 08-17-2019, 02:32 PM
 
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Yep, we still have Marxists. I mean how many mass starvations are required before they understand it doesn’t just need a little tweaking.
And its ironically the intellectuals, who once their job of helping to lie the masses into submission is over, are the first groups into the work camps, gulags, gallows, mass graves...

PolPot excuted anyone who wore glasses for fear of them being an intellectual.

I point this is out not in pity or defense of the intellectual class, but rather to illustrate its suicidal tendencies
 
Old 08-17-2019, 02:32 PM
 
Location: southern california
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It means that people that I know and love can be ready to come to blows with me in defense of a religion -when they have never read it’s primary religious writings
All because they know someone from that religion and they are a really good guy
 
Old 08-17-2019, 02:34 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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"there is a cult of ignorance in the united states, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'"

• ⁠isaac asimov


what does that mean to you?
maga.
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