Instant Death

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People asserting there was socialism/communism and equality in the USSR get instant death on Level 2.  FotorCreated USSR communism equality


  1. “Basic Income Economics.” http://en.minguo.info/book/panoramics/basic_income_economics_parts_1_and_2.
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Christians and Atheists Should Be United Against…

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…the myth that the USSR redistributed wealth equally.  Some people in the Soviet Union weighed 300 pounds while others died of starvation.

Atheists should work towards destroying this myth because atheists profess to advocate for evidence-based reality.  The evidence very clearly shows that Soviet elites were lying about wealth redistribution.  It should be obvious that Soviet elites were trying to maintain inequality to maintain oppressive elitism.

Christians should work towards dispelling this myth because it’s used by oppressors to maintain unnecessary poverty.  Any discussion of eliminating poverty through measures such as a basic income is immediately met with the response that poverty elimination in the USSR resulted in mass starvation.  In reality, mass starvation occurred in the USSR because Soviet elites were ENFORCING poverty and ENFORCING inequality.  Christians should oppose any lie that keeps people poor for no reason because Christ would never be okay with such things.

Thus, something that both atheists and Christians can work together towards is helping to dispel any myth that keeps people poor for no reason and that is not in line with hard evidence.

ISIS not enough? How about another Cold War?

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Both Western as well as Russian media sources seem to want to create another Cold War.  (Yes, some people are that evil.)  We can’t forget that within every authoritarian regime there have been propaganda agents diligently working to maintain some type of diversion so that oppression/elitism/inequality are never discussed.  Western propaganda is no different.

This is very dangerous because media trying to stir up Cold War conditions just so they have a constant scare tactic (and a constant source of eye-catching news) can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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Noam Chomsky

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From my perspective, I don’t think the Cold War was nearly as big of a deal as it was portrayed.  I’m positive the elitists on both sides quickly developed a common understanding that such things could be exploited to divert attention away from more pressing matters.  As much as I dislike George Orwell, he was right in depicting three global superpowers dominating the world with a piece left as undisputed territory.

Let’s pretend the West is Oceania, Russia is Eurasia, China is Eastasia and that the Middle East and Africa represent the disputed territories.  Despite the mental gymnastics one must do to visualize something so otherworldly, once this mental analogy is solidly in place, one can begin to see that the tactics of constant warfare, fighting for global dominance, and shifting of alliances seen within the novel also apply to the real world.

Russian media genuinely tries to make the West out to be a bad guy while Western media does the same to Russia (as well as China.)  Both Russian and Western media use chaos and terrorism within “the disputed territories” to their advantage.  However, if that tactic is becoming too obvious, neither have a problem recreating another Cold War stalemate that can be exploited by both sides.  Upon hearing about possible warfare, right-wing extremists will immediately start calling for greater military investment (just like during the Cold War, just like Nineteen Eighty-Four, just like Ancient Rome, etc.) just like they did when Putin and the West first tussled over Crimea:

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People pathologically push for conditions where their natural/instinctive drives are selected for.  If someone is a natural born slave driver, they need a system that is oppressive (it doesn’t matter which one as long as there is a demand for slave drivers.)  If somebody is pathologically wired to constantly call for investment in warfare, they will do so regardless of common sense or lessons from history.


(However, there are also those who genuinely do want a more fair and harmonious world and try to push for such conditions since it’s a complete waste of time/energy/resources maintaining gross inequality purely for the sake of those who are good at maintaining it.)

In Chomsky’s defence, I feel RT sensationalized what he was saying:

Chomsky:

“…it’s come ominously close several times in the past…”

Headline:

‘World ominously close to nuclear war – Noam Chomsky to RT’

Why Ukraine?

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Those associated with the American government and who help forge American foreign policy have categorically shown that they don’t care about any human being on the planet including the American people at large, so why do they suddenly care so much about “helping” the Ukrainian people?

(This is why it’s dangerous for administrators of Academic institutions to propagate the idea that thought and how much “thinking” people in society are doing is solely restricted to revision/approval by “professionals,” in my opinion;- because the most obvious answers are discouraged and unacceptable and replaced by something that looks fancier but is often less accurate, in my opinion.

To be honest, having dealt with academic staff, faculty and administration, I actually notice that most people within the administration are actually quite nice and level-headed (ie. regular people.)  However, there is always one or two personalities that tend to occupy a generally high-level position within the staff of every faculty of every institution who seems to think that stamping out good ideas and blocking greater efficiency for the faculty and student body at large is part of his/her job requirement…)