18th December 2012

“Not saying you're an atheist hurts the cause of reality.”

Gerald Gardner

5 Responses to “18th December 2012”

  1. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    I agree with this. The more common atheists are perceived the better.

  2. The Heretic Says:

    Not many people into reality these days, unless it is depicted on TV.

  3. Kittie Says:

    I like the term “None” better. It has less of a knee-jerk reaction from the god fearing christians and their pitchforks. They may still let their kid play with my kid if they think I am just undecided…

  4. Jeff Says:

    Heretic,

    Are you suggesting that reality is depicted on TV these days? Other than on the PBS News Hour that is.

  5. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    And Jeff to be honest Hitler mustache’s have been appearing on faces of both right and leftist politicians since WWII. Usually on who is in power at the moment.

    GWB Hitler
    http://www.history.ucsb.edu/faculty/marcuse/classes/33d/projects/media/BushHitlerShitAsshole.jpg

    Bill Clinton Hitler
    http://www.anorak.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/clinton-hitler.jpg

    Reagan Hitler
    http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lg7n8jnYRr1qbq41i.jpg

    Carter Hitler
    http://www.strangepolitics.com/images/content/123596.jpg

    Hitler isn’t a right left thing no matter what either side tries to say it is.

    Primordialism or perennialism is the argument which contends that nations are ancient, natural phenomena.

    Left-wing nationalism refers to any political movement that combines left-wing politics with nationalism. Right wing nationalism is the other side of the aisle.

    Many nationalist movements view that their nations as being persecuted by other nations and thus need to exercise self-determination by liberating themselves from the accused persecutors.

    Practical examples include Stalin’s early work Marxism and the National Question and his Socialism in One Country edict, which declares that nationalism can be used in an internationalist context, fighting for national liberation without racial or religious divisions.

    Other examples of left-wing nationalism include Castro’s 26th of July Movement that launched the Cuban Revolution ousting the American-backed Batista in 1959, Ireland’s Sinn Féin, Wales’s Plaid Cymru, Scotland’s SNP, the Awami League in Bangladesh and the African National Congress in South Africa.

    Fascism is a next step extreme radical authoritarian nationalist political ideology. Fascists seek elevation of their nation based on commitment to an organic national community where its individuals are united together as one people in national identity by suprapersonal connections of ancestry and culture through a totalitarian state that seeks the mass mobilization of a nation through discipline, war, indoctrination, physical training, and eugenics. Fascism seeks to eradicate perceived foreign influences that are deemed to be causing degeneration of the nation or of not fitting into the national culture.

    The ‘extreme right’ nationalism has four traits: 1)anti-democracy; 2) nationalism; 3) racism; 4) the strong state.

    Typical examples of leaders to whom the far right lable is often applied are Francisco Franco in Spain and Augusto Pinochet in Chile

    Some historians and social scientists seek to reduce political beliefs to class, with left, right, and center politicians representing the working, upper or middle classes. Suffice to say it isn’t that simple.