posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 03:53 PM
I will be honest. It's unusual that I reply to threads I have not read completely, as to not waste anyone's time and give a cogent response.
Yes, I read your OP. My impression: much the same as my response to the current campaign. After years of thinking there was an actual difference
and voting was the same (a statement to make a difference), and being a democrat, philosphically, despite my reading of Ayn Rand and much agreement
with her philosophies, I have found myself recently defending the republican point of view--especially after the outing of Mr. Romney's supposedly
private fundraiser comments of the "47%," which have aroused in me, surprisingly, a total frustration of the lack of philosophical and concrete
response from the republican party, for which they are supposed to stand. My reaction to this is that it is not surprising, as we are in times where
people fail to represent their labels because they have invested in them and accepted them, while betraying them......
Having said that, who are we all? And what do we believe? I would write a thread on this, if I wasn't so deficient. I before E, except after
C.......see what's happening here? We have "rules," which we encourage investing in, and then the opposite is represented..... I spelled
something, quoted the grammatical rule for an opposite spelling, and encourage you to see that your spellcheck will kick in the moment you follow that
rule for almost any word applying to the rule.
Yes, the times we live in are demonstrative of just that.
Who knows what the rules are now? I challenge ATS to a discussion of that, as your thread is about the game, an election, where even the
parties no longer seem to be in touch with their "supposed" message, what they stand for. It is now about celebrity, or flash mob mentality......
for those who know what that really is, we know that no reason, logic, or party theology can compete with it, for we are all subject to what we
"feel," which is what the flash in flash mob objectifies and subjectifies. BTW, spellcheck tells me the latter is not even a word.