There isn't really a muse thread.

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Re: There isn't really a muse thread.

Postby Mowk » Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:35 am

Geez, the nasty posters are out tonight.

The left is most accepting of the right. while the right is just plain intolerant. I did not find the first night of the GOP convention to be at all uplifting.

Those leaning right are just less capable of civility.

I can accept that.
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Re: There isn't really a muse thread.

Postby Mowk » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:09 am

For every leftist or rightist out there read up on our collective political party history. From unaffiliated through Federalist, Democratic-Republicans, Whigs, Radical Democrats, Radical Republicans, The National Union party, finally settling into a two party system resembling something like Democrats and Republicans, with the rather consistent emergence of fringe groups showing up from both sides.

Lincoln started out as a Republican but he was assassinated while a member of the National Union Party for inviting a democrat to be his running mate.

Turbulent times cause reactions, not fitting squarely in either Democrat or Republican ideology. Trump, after all has swung both ways. His reaction to Obama, as a candidate for the presidency pushed a few of his racist buttons and the little springs didn't return the buttons to their default off state.

Seems about time for another knee jerk reaction.
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Re: There isn't really a muse thread.

Postby Mowk » Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:04 am

Politically speaking my biggest issue is our relationship too and with our environment. This planet sustains us, we should reciprocate in kind. Period. A politic that endorses an opinion of domination over is blind.

Every manufacturer of a product that is rendered useless over time should be required to recycle their products. Smoke detectors contain a radioactive element. Yet regardless of who you buy it from it ends up in a landfill. Batteries; A, AA, AAA, C, D, and all the specialty batteries that drive that rest of our electronic devices should require the manufacture recycle their products. I'd hope that fire extinguisher you have is never needed, and whether it is or isn't it shouldn't end up in a landfill.

Leaning perpendicular to the curve.
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Re: There isn't really a muse thread.

Postby Mowk » Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:50 am

Muse On.

And among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. If we believe in these principals of United States Citizens the idea reciprocally applies to all humans whether they are US citizens or not. If humans have an inalienable right to life, how can we condone capital punishment? A right to life... should have protected the black slave from being lynched by a white mob with a rope and a tree handy near by. We should not have required an amendment to the constitution for that thought to be true. It is, after all, thought to be self evident.

Justice is replaced with revenge when the sight of that principle is lost.

On a similar vain, what right do I have as a citizen of the United States to deny another some presumed to be self evidently inalienable right? Love of other is tied into individual happiness. I have zero right, to condemn one human's love of another human regardless of gender. We shouldn't have needed an amendment to the constitution to insure that either. Follow the reasonable extension implicit in inalienable rights that are NOT limited to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but are rights among them.
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Re: There isn't really a muse thread.

Postby Mowk » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:09 am

It appears from this vantage that conservatives are all about denying other's rights while defending the same right for themselves, while liberals tend to believe if it is a human right it can not be exclusively applied based on limits of race, religion, or gender orientation. And it is with this issue a conservative and a liberal can't seem to find truth in the middle ground of commonality.

A women with reproductive capacity should have all rights over that capacity. When does a fetus become a viable human being? Shit, I'm guessing there are a bunch of seventy year olds that never made the transition from fetus to viable human being. Sheer time on the planet for many just isn't enough. While there comes along some pretty remarkable kids that appear to be way ahead of the game despite a rather short presence on the planet.
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Re: There isn't really a muse thread.

Postby Mowk » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:33 am

I am proud to be liberal...we are the humans that drag the rest of the population down the road toward progress. The direction is inevitable.... Environmental care and concern is among the next inevitable steps. I will always support the candidate that is greener. The cost of health care is only a problem if you can't afford it. The environment of the planet will affect us all regardless.

Keep sticking your head in the sand in this regard and you will have willingly participated in the denial of life to more and more humans on the planet, as well as the life of many other species in the process. That, I just don't see as a good thing if there is going to be a long run.
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