Started by zarus tathra, August 22, 2014, 12:48:44 AM
Quote from: DunkleSeele on August 23, 2014, 08:56:10 AMBy the way, I find it extremely hypocritical of you to accuse others of making up definitions and then say "this is MY definition and I don't care about yours". Then again, your hypocrisy has been demonstrated already long ago.
Quote from: zarus tathra on August 23, 2014, 10:44:44 AMAt least I'm attempting to define my terms. I don't really want to define them permanently, but people should at least define them for the sake of individual discussions.
Quote from: DunkleSeele on August 22, 2014, 02:03:25 AMAnd then you wonder why people aren't interested in participating in your threads.
Quote from: The Skeletal Atheist on August 23, 2014, 11:14:19 AMWell that and he's an undeserving smug asshole with some weird hate boner for the poor. I'll be honest: when I come across a Zarus thread I don't seriously reply most of the time because it's a waste of time. Every thread of his is "I'm right, you're wrong. I'm not going to attempt to adequately express why I'm right because I'm above you". I'm not going to give him any respect because he doesn't give any one else respect.
Quote from: zarus tathra on August 24, 2014, 05:19:06 AMLike I said, any term can be meaningful when you're talking about political theology, but terms quickly become meaningless when you get down to the details.Again, let's take a favorite here, "equality." I get what it means on an abstract level. What's problematic is figuring out what it means in execution. Do you mean equal outcomes? No? Then how about "equal opportunity?" What does that mean in practice? Does that mean that everybody gets the same (inevitably second-rate, mediocre) level of education? Does it mean that kids are taken from their parents so that kids with wealthy, smart parents don't get a leg up over kids with stupid, poor, abusive parents? etc. etc. etc.
Quote from: zarus tathra on August 24, 2014, 05:19:06 AM...
QuoteSo, here's the deal. I have no problem with people who aren't very smart. It's not their fault. I do have a problem with people who aren't very smart, who THINK that they are very smart, and want to show other people how smart they are.. That gets annoying very fast. #Zarustathra.
Quote from: zarus tathra on August 24, 2014, 12:14:35 PMIf you don't give a shit, then why are you here?
Quote from: zarus tathra on August 24, 2014, 12:14:35 PMAll I want is a little semantic discipline from people who want to pontificate about why their political theories are best.