what the fox?

It seems to me that America is a world within a world for allowing these dimwitted clowns run a show like this !

16 responses to what the fox?

    • Blues Fairy – Author

      Europeans like to make fun of Americans and I’m skeptical ; is it a cultural caricature or is that the norm? ignorance? and if so, why?

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      • I think it’s probably true that USAnians tend to be ignorant of history, culture, and science, but we’re really good at watching “reality TV.”

        I don’t know why… laziness? self-centered? Beats me!

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  1. ennobledinsect

    Where to start! Part of the reason i started the blog was to expand on that very point. Initially it began with his advocation to abstain from voting. Since then he’s become consistently wrong on major points, but also extremely misleading. He has a lot if influence and, because he is a performer, charisma can often be confused with the truth, and being frivolous about serious issues allows him to smudge over the holes in his arguments. As a result i think its necessary to have an opposing voice.

    That doesnt even begin to cover the stuff in his book…

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      • ennobledinsect

        The blog covers at least three points where my political views differ, in some detail, if you’re interested…

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      • Blues Fairy – Author

        While I admire your ambition in voicing your thoughts, I think if you were to express your views without having to disparage or undermine another, it’d be easier to digest. I’m sure the world is big enough for the two of you. And whether Russell is wrong or right is not a question that is relevant because everyone has got a different POV, and those who follow him obviously do so too. Likewise, if you don’t agree with him and have differing views, why not let him have his, and you channel yours?

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      • ennobledinsect

        That’s all very well, but in many cases my views are incompatible with his, and therefore undermine him automatically, just by virtue of them existing. Furthermore, many of them are only brought into existence by his views (who else has been advocating non-voting?).

        This is quite aside, as ive said on the blog, from the parts of his output which are not opinions or viewpoints, but facts, often distorted or muddled. It’s a responsibilty and a pleasure to correct them.

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    • Blues Fairy – Author

      I see. Do you believe it’s plausible to create a fair society within today’s parameters? What is the biggest bone of contention you have with brand’s views?

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  2. ennobledinsect

    I’m getting a faint sense that the first question is intended rhetorically, but nevertheless I’d like to give you an answer… I’ll assume you mean possible instead of plausible and that by today’s parameters you don’t mean: before tomorrow. In short that is what the struggle of politics is about; the struggle to create a fair society. Democracy is not a perfect system, it’s only the best one we’ve thus far evolved. Similarly, you’re pushing an open door with me if you say capitalism is not a viable solution to civilization’s needs. So, in short, yes I do think its possible, because humanity is continuing to slowly evolve new ways of living with each other and I don’t see that arriving at a conclusion any time soon.

    As an relevant aside, Zhou enlai was once asked whether he thought the French revolution was a success. He replied that it was too early to say.

    Huge radical changes in governance have, generally speaking, resulted in attempts to make people as a society behave better. While it still hasn’t been conclusively proved that this can’t be done, many of them successfully showed you can make people as society behave much worse.

    My biggest contention with Brand is probably his insistence that religion is a necessity in politics.

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    • Blues Fairy – Author

      It wasn’t rhetorical. And I did mean plausible, not possible. You know, you seem to be someone with political prowess and a lot to say, so do that. Don’t be limited by someone else’s trajectory. Yes, Brand is a spiritual person and his worldview involves spirituality, but that doesn’t invalidate your views. This is all I intended, not to refute you or anything. 🙂

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  3. ennobledinsect

    Thank you, sincerely, for the feedback. It is appreciated very much. I may broaden the blog as i grow it, it does have a narrow scope. I’d never dream of Russell’s views invalidating mine! But i will reserve the right to continue to undermine his. Its what the exchanhe of ideas is all about! Peace and love

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