Philosophy was one of my minors. I struggled with it. I still do.
Proverbs 4:7 - Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
Epistemology - The theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope, and the distinction between justified belief and opinion.
Being told something is true does not mean it is true. The use of logic and reason beginning from a set of givens or first principles is one approach to epistemology.
The left has no rational argument, so they anathematize rather than argue back. This we have even seen on OBB. Ad hominem attacks, faux awards, etc. It is now common for the left to say that any criticism of their views is a form of violence. Absurd! It’s one rung up from political correctness, which I define as “Shut up, I have already made up my mind.” Or as Kimberly Strassel’s five year old explains ““Free speech is that you can say what you want—as long as I like it.”.
You may read the text of her speech on free speech here
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So we have Islamists wanting our heads, and the lefties heads also, but they think otherwise. What are we going to do. I say we gather up a large quantity of the libtards and air drop them into the Bob Marshall Wilderness in early spring. The coyotes will be thankful. The Islamists? They have to go also. Since they are far more numerous and spread out over a large area of the world, it’s going to require a big solution.
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Also, I made the mistake, in a time of weakness, of writing political posts on here. Please. Can we all agree that there's enough of that shit out there everywhere you look? I mean, really -- using a spanking blog, of all things, to push one's political agenda is arrogant, self-serving and a big waste of time, don't you think? So I do apologize for that bit of foolishness.
Well, our best to you. You have given us new purpose with our Saturday posts.
Speaking of sensitivity, we now have moral princesses. They are so sensitive to moral concerns that they are enraged by things the rest of us crude commoners do not even notice. For instance:
Regular person: “Mmm, this chicken tikka masala is delicious.” Activist: “I can’t eat that, as doing so makes me complicit in the British colonialist legacy.”
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Trump is behaving about as I expected. The Trump Presidency has been perpetual turbulence, which seems to be how the likes it. He is ham-handed in things like firing Comey, who needed firing, but not the way it was done. That said, the bright spot for us is some freedom from regulations. Getting government out business will result in more choices and lower costs.
The Federal Communications Commission this month is launching initiatives that will shape the fate of America’s wireless industry. Last week it started to examine competition in the market, and this week it will propose taking Depression-era utility regulations off mobile broadband networks while protecting an open internet. This is only the beginning. The FCC is acting on a rare opportunity to correct its recent mistakes and restore the Clinton-era light-touch regulatory framework that will drive economic growth and job creation.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is wasting no time broadcasting that an era of lawless environmental regulation is over. One of the best signals so far is the agency’s agreement last week to let the Pebble Mine project in Alaska proceed through regular permitting and legal order.
The Trump voter remains fixed on achieving the Trump agenda—the economy, health care, taxes, education, America’s global standing, financial reform, immigration, infrastructure, etc, but his mouth may defeat much of that.