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by Dan74
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How do Trump supporters justify seeing past all that?
Replies: 37
Views: 1088

Re: How do Trump supporters justify seeing past all that?

Thank you reuin, especially for the heads-up that the links didn't work, which I guess means that the folks who've replied have not tried clicking on them. Here they are: https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/04/10/trump-university-settlement-judge-finalized/502387002/ https://...
by Dan74
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How do Trump supporters justify seeing past all that?
Replies: 37
Views: 1088

Re: How do Trump supporters justify seeing past all that?

OK, if that's how you feel, fair enough. I'd say these are not just my assertions, but articles in major media outlets, which of course does not preclude bias, but totally fraudulent may have been an overstatement. Essentially you are saying those points are not true or wildly exaggerated, if I unde...
by Dan74
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How do Trump supporters justify seeing past all that?
Replies: 37
Views: 1088

Re: How do Trump supporters justify seeing past all that?

Greetings Dan, Your post is symptomatic of why the author will never understand Trump's support. - It construes scenarios in the worst-possible light, often to the extent of being totally fraudulent - It literally puts words in the mouths of its supporters, pre-judging them (i.e. prejudice) Trump s...
by Dan74
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How do Trump supporters justify seeing past all that?
Replies: 37
Views: 1088

How do Trump supporters justify seeing past all that?

I, for one, don't believe that Trump supporters are all stupid or immoral and have a theory for how essentially good and intelligent people can still support him. But since there are a few here that I think fall into this category, I'd very much like to hear from you, especially in the light of all ...
by Dan74
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry
Replies: 65
Views: 8047

Re: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry

The US Senate is the swamp..

And here's an article about that 'very good prosecutor':

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 47001.html
by Dan74
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry
Replies: 65
Views: 8047

Re: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry

Greetings Dan, You may wish to read the... TREATY WITH UKRAINE ON MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS Ironically, from the U.S. side, this document was signed and authorised by Bill Clinton. I trust you will find it enlightening and it might even help to deflate your intolerance towards tho...
by Dan74
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry
Replies: 65
Views: 8047

Re: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry

I guess reactions to these hearings can be screened in the future as an example of Confirmation Bias 101 - everyone will get what they want to get from it. Listening to civil servants who appear to me to have put their career on the line for saying what they do, whether David Holmes, Fiona Hill or A...
by Dan74
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change - politics and activism
Replies: 216
Views: 36327

Re: Climate change - politics and activism

George Monbiot calls for civil disobedience:
by Dan74
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)
Replies: 94
Views: 22291

Re: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)

Another point that seems to me rather obvious but rarely mentioned in regards to the so-called toxic masculinity is that men who are open about their issues and don't put up a brave face are seen to be less desirable (reference?). It is much more acceptable for women to show their feelings and strug...
by Dan74
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)
Replies: 94
Views: 22291

Re: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)

Regarding your first comment, of course people's views are an interplay of their life experiences and the common discourse. Where do you live? In Australia, the educated middle class urbanites tend to be left leaning and buy into whatever discourse progressives dish out. Don't be misled by my sarcas...
by Dan74
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Western Buddhists caught again in a web of lies
Replies: 10
Views: 2936

Re: Western Buddhists caught again in a web of lies

Trump very openly dogwhistled to Russia throughout his election campaign and said very clearly that his administration would align with Putin's policies on sanctions, NATO, Syria and Europe and that they would be great friends. He even asked if the Russians would find the lost Clinton's emails. Coll...
by Dan74
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)
Replies: 94
Views: 22291

Re: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)

Hi Pseudobabble, I only checked the forum now, but TBH, I am not really comfortable dissecting this further. The lady in question is a friend and going deeper into her personal history and my speculation as to her thought-processes and motivations, is not something I want to do. My bringing the anec...
by Dan74
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Horrors in NZ and taking responsibility for hurtful speech
Replies: 32
Views: 8285

Re: Horrors in NZ and taking responsibility for hurtful speech

As far as I know the three forums owned by David Snyder - DW-Theravada, DW-Mahayana and this one, are run separately. Is your complaint about this forum or DW-Theravada? While DW-Theravada, IMO, may be said to have a libertarian slant which has been too lax on alt-right views and on occasion even wh...
by Dan74
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)
Replies: 94
Views: 22291

Re: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)

Hmm... I think there are toxic elements to it, but there are also positive elements, associated with traditional 'masculine' virtues - strong, disciplined, steadfast, determined, dignified... are a few I can think of from Mnb's posts. TBH, I suspect that Western men who for various reasons feel dis...
by Dan74
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)
Replies: 94
Views: 22291

Re: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)

Google it. chownah Oh right, of course. OK, done. Now can we discuss it? Just a troll? I would say that it seems to me that the concept of muscular buddhism is brought up in some somewhat trollish situations. From what I have seen from the google search it seems to me that muscular buddhism is sort...
by Dan74
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)
Replies: 94
Views: 22291

Re: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)

As much as I am loathe to fan the flames of the "Cultural Marxists" Alarmists, just came across this article: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/man-flu-really-thing-2018010413033 Interesting, I've been a nurse for 30 years and never heard of this. So I clicked on the "new study" link on the Harva...
by Dan74
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)
Replies: 94
Views: 22291

Re: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)

As much as I am loathe to fan the flames of the "Cultural Marxists" Alarmists, just came across this article:

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/man ... 8010413033
by Dan74
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Hellish Psyche of SJWs
Replies: 15
Views: 3690

Re: Hellish Psyche of SJWs

It is not just the common point that negative emotions are destructive to one's mind and life, all spiritual paths say something like that. More to the point is that social or political activism combined with indifference to one's mental or emotional state is bad for the activist mind. The 'end' of...
by Dan74
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Hellish Psyche of SJWs
Replies: 15
Views: 3690

Re: Hellish Psyche of SJWs

I guess you can define a SWJ as someone who fits this description and then it becomes true by definition, if logically somewhat circular. On the other hand, if a woman seeking to end domestic violence or a man working for a better deal for refugees stuck on Australia's detention centre in Nauru are ...
by Dan74
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should Capitalism be outgrown?
Replies: 227
Views: 33880

Re: Should Capitalism be outgrown?

How come the richest countries in the world are always the most liberal? (USA, Switzerland, etc.) There are many factors that go into that, some of which is surely that doing business in a liberal economy is generally easier than in a heavily regulated one, or not possible at all. But it's a bit of...