canyoneer: Epoch_Zero: Now watch me consistently argue against one philosophy while defending another.Because I am an Independent, and do not wish to create joinder with any party!You will note [blah blah blah]
Choosing the lesser of two evils isn't a bad thing. The cliché makes it sound bad, but it's a good thing. You get less evil.
SkinnyHead: Makes people wonder whether he still wants to destroy things to get back at "bourgeois society."
SkinnyHead: EyeballKid: SkinnyHead: The part where he and his Marxist buddies grind their cigarettes into the dorm hallway carpet because they felt alienated by "bourgeois society" is the most obnoxious. And the most telling.Yeah. Kids in college do dumbs stuff. I'll alert the local media, you inform the clergy.Why is he bragging about it? And it wasn't just dumb, it was malicious to put cigarette burns in the carpet just to get back at "bourgeois society." Makes people wonder whether he still wants to destroy things to get back at "bourgeois society."
SkinnyHead: When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society's stifling conventions. We weren't indifferent or careless or insecure. We were alienated.The part where he and his Marxist buddies grind their cigarettes into the dorm hallway carpet because they felt alienated by "bourgeois society" is the most obnoxious. And the most telling.
Philip Francis Queeg: Why do this guy's idiotic lists keep getting greenlit?
omnibus_necanda_sunt: 4) "If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business - you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." -- Barack Obama
omnibus_necanda_sunt: 25) "No, no. I have been practicing...I bowled a 129. It's like -- it was like Special Olympics, or something." -- Barack Obama24) "I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions." -- Barack Obama23) "I do think at a certain point you've made enough money." -- Barack Obama22) "To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society's stifling conventions. We weren't indifferent or careless or insecure. We were alienated.But this strategy alone couldn't provide the distance I wanted, from Joyce or my past. After all, there were thousands of so-called campus radicals, most of them white and tenured and happily tolerant. No, it remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names." -- Barack Obama21) "I believe in keeping guns out of our inner cities, and that our leaders must say so in the face of the gun manfuacturer's lobby." -- Barack Obama20) "Junkie. Pothead. That's where I'd been headed: the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man. Except the highs hadn't been about that, me trying to prove what a down brother I was. Not by then, anyway. I got high for just the opposite effect, something that could push questions of who I was out of my mind, something that could flatten out the landscape of my heart, blur the edges of my memory. I had discovered that it didn't make any difference whether you smoked reefer in the white classmate's sparkling new van, or ...
omnibus_necanda_sunt: Townhall derp
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