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Friday, August 14, 2015

Nick Gillespie, Daily Beast: Apart from surprising popularity, weird hair, and zero chance at actually becoming president, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders could hardly seem more different. One's a socialist-hating billionaire and the other is a billionaire-hating socialist, right? Yet there they are, delivering boffo poll numbers long after everyone in the smart set had written them off as flashes in the pan. Perhaps, like Austin Powers and Dr. Evil, they're not so different after all. Indeed, the unanticipated appeal of Trump and Sanders to Republican and Democratic primary voters comes from the same psychological wellspring. read more


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

As Israel and her advocates on The Hill continue to poison Obama's historic nuclear deal with Iran, Secretary of State John Kerry as issued a stern threat: quit undermining the deal, or Israel will end up "being more isolated… and more blamed." read more


Friday, June 05, 2015

On Monday, the world stopped turning to focus on the recent debut of Caitlyn Jenner, the Olympic athlete formerly known as Bruce. Jenner, the ex-husband of Kris Jenner and stepfather to Kim Kardashian, took a bold step in announcing her completed transition into the woman she always felt she was. She posed on the cover of Vanity Fair to premiere her new identity. This is a monumental step forward for the transgender community that many hope will help foster increased tolerance in society. While this is a positive development, the degree of media attention devoted to the celebrity news story left many other equally important stories ignored. read more


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The lie is that: "​Some slaves reported that their masters treated ​them kindly."

I doubt that is a lie. And yes, some Nazis treated Jews with kindness. Doesn't make the whole concept right, but certainly there were instances of this.

As I said before, the crux of this argument is that some slave at some point in time was treated kindly by their master.

But treated kindly in relation to what? The livestock? The other slaves that the master didn't treat so kindly?

Is it possible that a "slave" was treated poorly?

It's a fact that slaves were treated poorly. Is this a real question?

If so, poorly relative to what? Or is all slavery the same?

Relative to how one should treat another human being. You know. not force them into servitude - feed them crap to eat, give them garbage to live in, beat them, sell them, enslave them...

Some slaves unfortunately raised some of their owners, felt part of the slave owners family. This is a healthy bond, not some mental deficiency,

This is Stockholm syndrome. It's not healthy.

as Nutcase stated didn't feel they had the skills to leave. These are perfectly healthy reasons to stay with your previous slave owner.

You clearly misunderstood Nutcase's post. Your reading comprehension is lacking, as always.

When freed, is it not possible to feel some remorse? Some desire to stay with the owners and their families whom you raised? Is it traumatic bonding? Or something else? Is this really mentally unhealthy? Certainly for most it was good riddance, for a few it might have been remorseful, seems perfectly plausible, and even healthy.

Stockholm syndrome. Look it up.

#89 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Wow Andrea, what were you thinking when you wrote this? did it make sense to you at the time?

Next time, do yourself a favor, and don't post such ignorant garbage.

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