I suspect that the cold, dead hand of Communism is still doing its work on us, the “winners.” Reagan was full of old-fashioned ideas about freedom, duty, and the value of the American idea to mankind. That’s why the left held him in such disdain. But we’re soon to be shown how the post-moderns fare against a cause dedicated to world domination based on a bigger, more primitive enemy motivated by the same blind faith that the Communists had.
Ayn Rand called it , the moral subjugation of the individual to the “other”. But she otherwise said much the same things… fifty years earlier …. but remains derided by conventional thinkers as looney, dogmatic, etc. to this day.
Western ruling elite opresses workers in their countries. They know it and don’t dare to claim moral superiority over communism. I repeat, there are no claims of moral superiority over communism.
Grover: “Wow, I cant beleive how paranoid you Americans are….. Youd prefer to ignore that the US has DIRECTLY massacred many millions of people for all sorts of reasons.”
Omelas is described by the narrator as the story begins.
>current movement in Germany to sigmatize men when they piss standing up.
My wife, a German, says that the Spuk is a “gag gift” that’s been around since Dworkin’s fish entered the Tour de France.
Whether or not it’s a subtle facet of a general assault on masculinity, who can say? Ambiguity is the spice of disinformation.
The city appears to be very likable.
I too think the comment about fission technology being too expensive is wrongheaded. Take the best design, shut down the enviroweenies, build it. Then go down the road on some vacant military land and build another just like it. Etc. BTW the hydrogen economy is a pipe dream.
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Assuming that higher temperatures is bad. A milder climate and higher crop yields do have their advantages. And, again, a return to a 19th Century level of energy usage is far more dangerous than climate change.