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Forum: USA Politics 21st September 2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 4,887
Posted By Pacal
It is bad rhetoric and to be avoided.

It is bad rhetoric and to be avoided.
Forum: USA Politics 21st September 2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 4,887
Posted By Pacal
Well I could mention that some Conservatives were...

Well I could mention that some Conservatives were and are pro Gay Rights. Like one of the Lawyers who fought in Court against Proposition 8. So the idea that a Conservative might support Trans Rights...
Forum: USA Politics 19th September 2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,174
Posted By Pacal
Trump's speech is full of plausible deniability....

Trump's speech is full of plausible deniability. A perfect example of whipping up a crowd to violence in a speech filled with plausible deniability is Mark Anthony's funeral speech in Julius Caesar....
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 19th September 2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 192,337
Posted By Pacal
I have been re-reading Jeffrey Herf's The Jewish...

I have been re-reading Jeffrey Herf's The Jewish Enemy, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, London, England, 2006 and in it is a plenitude of quotes from the German, Nazi, Press including the...
Forum: USA Politics 14th September 2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,551
Posted By Pacal
We could talk about Ken Starr's extra-marital...

We could talk about Ken Starr's extra-marital affair among other things that make Ken very much a flawed human being. However lets leave that aside for the time being.

I am absolutely puzzled by...
Forum: USA Politics 14th September 2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,551
Posted By Pacal
What I remember most about Mr. Starr was after...

What I remember most about Mr. Starr was after failing to find anything corrupt about the Clintons in the actual Whitewater affair he with ally Linda Tripp worked, quite deliberately, on creating a...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 8th September 2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By Pacal
Oh I agree that Peter Wilson's opinion about...

Oh I agree that Peter Wilson's opinion about Gustavus has not been universaly accepted, but then the notion of Gustavus has a "Great Captain" was born in Protestant Propaganda during the Thirty Years...
Forum: USA Politics 19th August 2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 42,338
Posted By Pacal
What you have said above is a common trope that...

What you have said above is a common trope that has been around since antiquity. It is bluntly debatable. In Athens for example the Democracy was destroyed by outside intervention on several...
Forum: USA Politics 14th August 2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 42,338
Posted By Pacal
And in figuring out the number of Electoral...

And in figuring out the number of Electoral Collage Electors in each state slaves were counted has 3/5ths of a person.

I have always found it amusing that in the debates over the slavery issue so...
Forum: USA Politics 13th August 2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 131,800
Posted By Pacal
Meanwhile up here in Canada Conrad Black is...

Meanwhile up here in Canada Conrad Black is having another ecstatic experience being up Trump's back door.

See...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 12th August 2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,809
Posted By Pacal
Please see Biological Exuberance, Animal...

Please see Biological Exuberance, Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity, by Bruce Bagemihl, St. Martin's Press, New York, 1999, for a start.
Forum: USA Politics 7th August 2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 42,338
Posted By Pacal
I misunderstood your comment "Actually, the...

I misunderstood your comment "Actually, the majority in 2016 against Hillary was 3 million." to mean that you thought that Trump got 3 million more votes than Hillary. I see what you were in fact...
Forum: USA Politics 7th August 2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 42,338
Posted By Pacal
I am not sure what you mean here. According to...

I am not sure what you mean here. According to the Wikipedia page on the 2016 Presidential Election, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_United_States_presidential_election,
Hillary got 65,853,514...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 5th August 2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 197,040
Posted By Pacal
I don't know if your being sarcastic and...

I don't know if your being sarcastic and parodying Alex or if those things actually happened. But knowing Jones it is all to likely they did.
Forum: USA Politics 4th August 2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 42,338
Posted By Pacal
To quote other people - "The reports of my death...

To quote other people - "The reports of my death were greatly exagerated".
Forum: USA Politics 25th July 2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 604
Posted By Pacal
You've answered your own question.

You've answered your own question.
Forum: USA Politics 25th July 2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 604
Posted By Pacal
But that is exactly what they will get, in...

But that is exactly what they will get, in spades, in their ideal society.
Forum: USA Politics 25th July 2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 42,338
Posted By Pacal
Some jerk at Fox News, (A contradiction in...

Some jerk at Fox News, (A contradiction in terms), has claimed that The Jan. 6th Committe violated Hawley's rights by showing him running away.

Wow! They really have to reach to justify thier...
Forum: USA Politics 25th July 2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 604
Posted By Pacal
There will always be politics in Human Society....

There will always be politics in Human Society. The only time Human's don't have politics is if they are completely solitary. So the idea in a Libertarian Society there would be little political...
Forum: USA Politics 16th July 2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 42,338
Posted By Pacal
I willl also point out that Trump pressuring...

I willl also point out that Trump pressuring Pence to not certify the election results is by itself extremely dubious. Pence was repeatedly told he had no such power and he in turn told Trump he had...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 14th July 2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 180,416
Posted By Pacal
I can make one more recomendation. The great...

I can make one more recomendation. The great Dutch Historian Pieter Geyl wrote during World War II the book Napoleon For and Against. It was translated and published in English just after the war in...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 13th July 2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 180,416
Posted By Pacal
I don't much like Napoleon. I have much less...

I don't much like Napoleon. I have much less liking for the cult around him that began during his reign created by himself and his propagandists. It was a very modern cult of personality that deified...
Forum: USA Politics 8th July 2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 42,338
Posted By Pacal
Spiro Agnew had been forced to resign months...

Spiro Agnew had been forced to resign months earlier in a unrelated scandal. Ford was appointed his replacement.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 7th July 2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 192,337
Posted By Pacal
In the late 50s and into the early 60s Willem...

In the late 50s and into the early 60s Willem Sassen, a Neo-Nazi living in Argentina, who knew Adolf Eichmann recorded many hours of interviews with him and eventually transcribed hundreds of pages...
Forum: USA Politics 24th June 2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 52,255
Posted By Pacal
Actually Thomas does think Loving was "wrongly...

Actually Thomas does think Loving was "wrongly decided". The guy is such a piece of work.
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 20th June 2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 9,560
Posted By Pacal
So did I. I then learned some basic Archaeology...

So did I. I then learned some basic Archaeology and realized I had been duped.
Forum: USA Politics 15th June 2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 173,926
Posted By Pacal
Incredible! This is the talk that goes on in a...

Incredible! This is the talk that goes on in a Banana Republic where elections are meaningless. So that is the sort of "Democracy" that Trump wants?!
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 6th June 2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By Pacal
The Imperial commander at the battle of Lutzen,...

The Imperial commander at the battle of Lutzen, 1632, was Wallenstein not Tilly. Are you perhaps confusing Lutzen with the battle of Breitenfeld in 1631 where Tilly was the Imperial comander. After...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 4th June 2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 192,337
Posted By Pacal
I have no respect for Irving. Who is quite...

I have no respect for Irving. Who is quite clearly a racist.

In a previous posting I posted this:



David Irving helped make his living by appearing at Holcaust Denial events and confrences...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 4th June 2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By Pacal
I just do not understand why Gustavus Adolphus is...

I just do not understand why Gustavus Adolphus is considered on of the "Great Captains" of history.

In fact the detailed story of his elevation into the upper levels of the Military Pantheon would...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 2nd June 2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 192,337
Posted By Pacal
What turns out to be the case is that the great...

What turns out to be the case is that the great majority of Holocaust Deniers are anti-Semitic idiots even without the the anti-Israeli stuff.

Of course some of them do in fact deny that...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th May 2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 18,826
Posted By Pacal
One of the powerful themes of Livy's history of...

One of the powerful themes of Livy's history of Rome is how Rome grew in power and status by absorbing other non-Roman people and thereby Romanizing them.

In Livy's history it starts right from...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 24th May 2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 18,878
Posted By Pacal
Your funny. Yo do realize that we are...

Your funny.

Yo do realize that we are talking about different things here. If you mean "race" in the biological sense there is no such thing has different Human "races".

You see "race" in...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 22nd May 2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 9,560
Posted By Pacal
When the book was published in Israel it was torn...

When the book was published in Israel it was torn to pieces in reviews.

If you want a review read Yehoshua Porath's review of the book published in the NYRB, Jan. 16 1986.

He describes the...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 22nd May 2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 18,878
Posted By Pacal
I am getting a lot of amusement from this thread....

I am getting a lot of amusement from this thread.

For example we are now getting quotes and references to Burke. A very interesting thinker and a rather ambigious one.

I have been amused for...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 21st May 2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 18,878
Posted By Pacal
The Turner Diaries had an influence on The...

The Turner Diaries had an influence on The Oklahoma City Bomber, (Timothy McVeigh), and other members of the Militia Movement.

The book was wrfitten under a pseudonym by a Neo-Nazi named Luther...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 19th May 2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 9,560
Posted By Pacal
No I have not visited but I have heard and read...

No I have not visited but I have heard and read that if you go there you would think Napoleon had won. Needless to say a product of Napoleonic Fanboys and Fangirls who too this day grovel in abject...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 18th May 2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 9,560
Posted By Pacal
Actually there were indeed Napoleonic WAr Nerds...

Actually there were indeed Napoleonic WAr Nerds in the 19th century utterly obsessed with the Napoleonic Wars. Among this group were a large number of Napoleon Fanboys and Fangirls who worshipped the...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 18th May 2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 18,878
Posted By Pacal
Aside from the rather obvious attempt to shock...

Aside from the rather obvious attempt to shock the Libs this whole statement is risible.

You of course "know" that "Whites" not hysterically concerned about ""non-Whites" replacing them are "self...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 18th May 2022, 06:19 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 18,878
Posted By Pacal
Hilarious. Aside from ignoring the Greek...

Hilarious. Aside from ignoring the Greek philosophical traditions of Cynicism and Stoicism which most emphatically did accept the so-called "equality of souls". (Althought what the hell is a "soul".)...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 17th May 2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 9,560
Posted By Pacal
That is true, although it depends on what you...

That is true, although it depends on what you mean by significant.

During th first 18 months of the war, (June 1941 to January 1943), Aid from Britain and the USA wasn't particularily important...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 17th May 2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 9,560
Posted By Pacal
Yep Stalinist Denialists are a pain, and such...

Yep Stalinist Denialists are a pain, and such denial goes hand in hand with Mao Denialism and Pol Pot Denialism. (For an insane example of Stalinist Denialism see Prof. Grover Furr, he teaches...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 16th May 2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 32,587
Posted By Pacal
In another illustration, of Putin's "insight" and...

In another illustration, of Putin's "insight" and "competence", Sweden and Finland are trying to join Nato. Way to go Putin!

But then with Putin's very incompetent invasion of the Ukraine along...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 16th May 2022, 06:46 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 9,560
Posted By Pacal
It has been known for quite sometime that the...

It has been known for quite sometime that the aims of th Soviets were not alturistic, and the Soviets did indeed become enemies of Germany mainly because of Hitler's attack.

It is often forgotten...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 13th May 2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 9,560
Posted By Pacal
Pretty much this. There was a lot of heroism by...

Pretty much this. There was a lot of heroism by the Red Army, but it was doe Stalin's personal aims.[/QUOTE]

There is a little thing the German's were planning called Plan East that was very...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 13th May 2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 9,560
Posted By Pacal
Nope. That is just part of the meaning it also...

Nope. That is just part of the meaning it also means that from June 1941 the Soviets were fighting the majority of German combat forces. Which is simply true. It cannot be denied that after June 22,...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 12th May 2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 9,560
Posted By Pacal
If you mean who sufferred and inflicted the most...

If you mean who sufferred and inflicted the most dead and wounded in Europe in the Second World War then yes the Soviets did the "heavy lifting".

Lets keep it simple acording to Overmans, Rudiger...
Forum: USA Politics 12th May 2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,731
Posted By Pacal
Well it appears that 2000 Mules, from what I have...

Well it appears that 2000 Mules, from what I have read is complete garbage. The fact that Fox News and several other right wing media sources are refusing to give D'Souza much space, or any, to...
Forum: USA Politics 7th May 2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,731
Posted By Pacal
2000 Mules

The New documentary film 2000 Mules has believers in the conspiracy to give the 2020 election to Biden creaming themselves.

And of course it is brought to us by Dinesh D'Souza a noted paragon of...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 7th May 2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 9,560
Posted By Pacal
The first pragraph sounds like it could have been...

The first pragraph sounds like it could have been a interesting learning experience.

The second sounds like a nightmare dystopia level of awful.
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