Doug King,Comment Posted By funny man On 20.08.2009 @ 22:43
always like your insightful posts. We could talk at length about what lead to the rise of Hitler including the treaty of Versailles. However, I just wanted to point out that we don't live in a history-free vacuum. Agreed there are many times when professional race-baiters like Sharpton charge racism and that does nothing to alleviate it (might put them out of business). However, it is just a historic fact that slavery was an economic system that made some people very rich and helped create a mindset that still haunts people today. IMHO, I don't feel 'guilty' but acknowledge history.
Freedoms Truth,Comment Posted By funny man On 20.08.2009 @ 15:41
after the war you saw that all of a sudden nobody in Germany was guilty anymore. So are you saying that Germany should not have supported Israel after the war? Too much collectivist thinking? Should not have reimbursed Jewish, Gypsy and other people? I'm sorry, but as a Nation you are not just a bunch of individuals and that applies for Conservatives too.
David Block,Comment Posted By funny man On 20.08.2009 @ 13:56
I don't want to attack you (so don't get mad). It's just that I see this kind of reasoning a lot on the right. However, consider this: I'm German but was born way after the Third Reich. So am I guilty? Personally not, but as a people we are guilty and responsible of the holocaust. Is you family guilty of racism? Probably not but they migrated to a country where the economic system was based on slavery in a large portion of the country. You can't just disown that part of your history. That has nothing to do with 'white guilt' and other popular strawmen thrown out by talk radio.
The problem with prejudice and racism always is that it's not always pretty to honestly look at yourself in the mirror. I'm speaking of myself here and that goes all ways black, brown and white. However, every country has their unique history and that has to enter any reasonable consideration. Pointing fingers never changed anyone's heart (just my observation) but it is a lot easier and happily practiced by both left and right.Comment Posted By funny man On 20.08.2009 @ 12:45
I'd like to point out that the attendance of that concert goes past 5 million if you count the people who claim to have been there.Comment Posted By funny man On 15.08.2009 @ 17:30
Anyway, even though I have never had much for the hippie thing I can imagine it must have been fun going there. Not necessarily being there but the journey not expecting big crowds and then they are everywhere. I do think it was a very memorable concert too.
What does Sarah Palin have to do with the conservative cause? Just because someone says they are conservative doesn't mean they are. Geez, must have forgotten the louder and crazier you shout the more conservative you are. Not in my book; William Buckley anyone?Comment Posted By funny man On 14.08.2009 @ 22:34
My parents just went to have their directives set up. They are in good help but wanted to make sure that me and my sister make the decision if they are unable to do so and No, they did not want to be on life support when there is no chance of recovery. Unfortunately, most people have never made these provisions so I think it is not a bad idea. This is not about politics but how you can try to have a decent death.Comment Posted By funny man On 14.08.2009 @ 18:29
I just don't want to get involved in this debate because it is obvious to everyone that things have to change. So the adult thing would be to try to work out a compromise that could save costs and insure more people. Sure a lot of people, lawyers, insurance providers, drug companies, doctors might not be too crazy about the cost-cutting provisions but then do we have a choice?.
I think everyone on both sides realizes we need some reform e.g emergency rooms for uninsured patients. This can't go on. However, I also think that Pat Buchanan is on to something in his latest article although I think he is a bit too focused on race. However, it is this rage that some on the right happily feed and I'm glad some of us would like a debate rather than a shouting match.Comment Posted By funny man On 11.08.2009 @ 11:15
Thanks for keeping a cool head. Won't get you a lot of love though.Comment Posted By funny man On 11.08.2009 @ 09:55
Obamathered,Comment Posted By funny man On 11.08.2009 @ 09:39
why all the love? I'm not fooled by poll numbers going up or down. If the economy recovers, 2012 is Obama's election to loose. All I'm saying it will not be a cakewalk like you suggest. The trains and farms don't really add anything to your argument but then you seem to enjoy doing that.