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originally posted by: enlightenedservant
originally posted by: amazing
Rather than fall for the propaganda and Brainwashing I've turned off all news and am voting Third Party. Giving them matching funds and ballot access and more power and visibility for the next election. Don't fall for the Fear mongering.
Oh and don't let them try to Bully you into voting for one of these morons by telling you that third party votes are wasted. We know they are not. Think for yourselves.
I'm right there with you.
As for the OP, I actually find this funny. There's only so much people can cry "the sky is falling!" before it loses all credibility. I've lived through 3 "once in a lifetime" financial crises; seen multiple leaders be demonized as "The AntiChrist"; seen many failed "End of Days/Rapture" predictions; and have listened to people all my life warn of the "WW3!!!". Blah blah blah.
Western civilization won't die; it will continue to adapt. It's like people don't realize that the Roman Empire was not only multicultural, but it included lands on 3 separate continents (Europe, Africa, and Asia). And even the major religion of "Western civilization" is an import from North Africa and Western Asia! LOL
That's what makes it so funny to me. Westerners complain about the "fall" of Western civilization while sporting Asian and African names, following the teachings of Asian and African prophets and religious figures, using Arabic numerals, eating foods grown in "3rd world countries", wearing clothing that was made in non-Western countries, using computers that were made in non-Western countries, etc. LOL
ETA: From my perspective, "Western Civilization" has always been about adopting & assimilating ideas from other cultures. Even many parts of the Greco-Roman pantheon had their roots in Egyptian mythology. The UK & India shared medical knowledge during the 1800s, just as Europe as a whole assimilated many ideas from the Babylonian sciences and the academic teachings of the Islamic Golden Age.