Saturday, June 18, 2011

Is Islam Cultural Terrorism?

Pat thinks so:


Anonymous said...

Three of my favorite books are concise, and what I think is the truth. They are, Thomas Paine's "Age of Reason," "Economics In One Lesson," by Henry Hazlitt, and Eric Hoffer's, "True Believer." Although this is a video, I'm including this little jewel with the aforementioned treasures.

The Right Guy said...

I am surprised Eric didn't post this, it's right up his alley.

I have to reread Paine. Thing about Paine is he also supported minimum wages and other things that would be proto-socialist. I like the guy though...Same with Hoffer. The guy was a genius, but at times he was on the other side of the issue. I definitely need to read his book though. Social theory and politics are a combined area I'd like to explore more. Why do groups of people do what they do vis a vis government? It seems America is the exception with the desire for a paternalistic government, or as I like to call them, Farm Animals®. This is changing though. I am starting to believe that the possibility for The great Experiment was due to our ability to expand geographically couple with the fact that many immigrants here were risk takers. Currently, it seems there is no room for these types of people in any society on earth. This may sound kooky, but may be we will see a rebirth when we explore places outside of earth. It seems that the natural progression of our societies is paternalism given population growth with fixed resources, meaning a fixed amount of land mass and the resources that it contains. Given this restriction, I can't see a cycle where people like us have a shot unless something new is discovered and allows for growth. In such a world, I would as our future will hold, I would be the illegal repairman in Brazil. Anyway, that's it from me.

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