: I'll gladly read posts that show some originallity of thought. Yours amounts to a rehash of Feelgoodism. I've heard it before in it's many different manifestations.
SDF: Say Norman, is Feelevilism better than Feelgoodism?
: The point, according to you, is that appeals to people's heart's/goodwill/rationality will do nothing leads to the question 'then what will'? and 'your appeals are to do what'? and 'how do you know that the appeal you make is not in competition w/ other powerful appeals'? and 'who are to judge the interior of a person's heart, a person's goodwill and his rationality?'
: The Kuwaitis thought that 300 Billion dollar defense budget was a pretty good thing in '91.
SDF: I'm sure the Thousand-Year Empire looked like a pretty good bet back in 1940. Did that justify the effort to "make it so"? Aren't you basically "betting on the winners" here with your support of Kuwait?
: : One thing I can say is that John Lennon, even with his ultimate allegiance to capitalism ("Revolution" is one song that makes this quite clear) is still worlds above you and your reptilian mind. Lennon, for all his posturing and naive polemics, at least had his eyes on changing things for the better. You're just a parasite, and an embarrassingly misinformed one at that.
: To bad your attracted to entertainers as a source of thought. What's wrong with reptiles?
SDF: It's their very tiny brains, maybe? Entertainers, at least, are MAMMALS.
: "Military spending is inherently undemocratic"?? This is too stupid to refute. Just be thankful that some men are willing to fly those birds to keep you and your worthless hide safe.
SDF: It's those FRIENDLY DICTATORS they're keeping safe, me, I'm an afterthought. You know, the ones that prop up corporate investment? Look, Norman, the US can defend itself with FAR less than 48 cents of every tax dollar I will send the IRS this year.
"Defense" is another form of corporate welfare.
Keep up the cheerleading for corporate welfare, Norman. You'll remind us of what's up.