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North Texas Objectivist Society (NTOS) Message Board › Jesse Jackson's remarks about Obama

Jesse Jackson's remarks about Obama

Plano, TX
Post #: 760
I have to admit I was slightly amused when I heard on the radio today that Jesse Jackson made a comment that Obama should be castrated. (I guess he didn't know the microphone was on!)­

It is interesting when you see the old guard having a hard time getting out of the spotlight and letting the new guard move ahead. I have never cared for Jesse Jackson - kinda made me want to vote for Obama just for a second because he irriitates Jackson. They I got hold of myself...good times...polictics sure is entertaining.
Karen G.
Sulphur, OK
Post #: 47
I saw a commentary the other day that said we should vote for Obama - the rational was that in 4 years people would see what happens when you support socialism and maybe there will be someone better than McCain to vote for. Wrong. Well at least for the reasons stated. The republican party does not have to look far to find better than McCain - what I want to know is why didn't they? Did hundreds of thousands of democrats turn republican for the primaries to vote in the least influential of the republicans? Or are there so few that adhere to the republican party stance anymore that most anyone would do? Socialism swift or slow - your choice. [Yes I know, cynicism is my middle name this morning - I am sick and sharing my depressing germs with my friends] I subscribe to the boiling frog theory - I think the ones who want to be taken care of will be clueless until there is a dictator, and even then they will still want more social programs. The ones who don't care will never know the difference, and the rest of us will look for a tropical retreat?/ New Hampshire is way too cold.

The psychology of perpetrators is as follows: They place all of the household (adults and children) in the category of children, treat them accordingly, then they can abuse them without guilt and convince themselves it was in the household's best interest and that everyone wanted it. I read a book review/interview in The New Individualist - Diana West, Death of the Grownup, and I can see a direct parallel. In our society. People will buy TV's, cell phones, Ipods, computers, etc without hesitation (and justify them as necessities) but feel the grownup expenses such as health care, retirement, schooling, medicine etc should be provided by the government (ie: payed for by someone else). Multiculturalism allows acceptance for everyone (don't talk bad about the Jihads honey, you might hurt their feelings and your friends will think you are racist). I could go on. Scary, huh? Society is ripe for perpetrators to rule - Socialism, Communism, Dictatorship... those are the real parties we are voting on (or should I use in?) now.

Side Q - Does anyone know a decent news feed that isn't gaggingly partisan? We don't get television.
A former member
Post #: 216
I think your logic on this issue is right on target and really couldn't be in more agreement.

The best news, in my opinion, is CNBC, either the TV broadbast or website. For national/world news I subscribe to The Intellectual Activist - Daily. Rob's a great journalist and I enjoy his commentary. (If someone wants to reopen the Tracinski/ARI issue...bring it on, I'm spoiling for a fight.) Otherwise I don't understand your comment about being partisan...there's the correct view and then their's everyone else.

Plano, TX
Post #: 762
I get most of my news from the internet and NPR.
A former member
Post #: 1
WOW, all the prior comments are why I joined NTOS, Fantastic, but, NPR, Please....somebody Help ! I have trouble being diplomatic when it comes to NPR.

Looks like we are going to have a few real good discussions, as the political season comes to a climax...a very apt word for it this election cycle....I'm sorry Carrollton residents, I've got ALL the Ayn Rand books they had, 7 of them, as part of my re-study program. I was surprised. I'm excited about meeting you all. Has anybody done an extensive search on the internet for John Galt? and his real address? So, we can start a real NTOS geography?

Are there any sailors in the group?? I miss it here in inland Texas. The winds are great, but the lakes don't really get, beyond a couple feet of swell...boring.
A former member
Post #: 2
I did look into John G, there's enough there to keep any O busy for awhile...
Results 1 - 100 of about 25,500 English pages for john galt in google
Plano, TX
Post #: 763
NPR has its issues, but I have found that it takes the time to offer a lot more indepth coverage than other stations do on the radio. I listen to it in the car (though not as much as I used to), and sometimes the podcasts. The Diane Reams show is excellent if anyone has time to listen - it is on from 9AM to 11AM so I rarely get to listen to it any more.
Plano, TX
Post #: 764
Rich what do you mean by John Gault's real geography?
A former member
Post #: 97
I like "Think" and "Click n' Clack"

I think the reason Jesse wants Obama's balls is b/c Obama doesn't suck up to preachers. Or maybe it's cuz he's half-white? Plus he's repeatedly implied that black people should stop demanding reparations and get a life.

PS - Don't drive like my brother!
A former member
Post #: 3
Rich what do you mean by John Galt's real geography?

Well, I guess I was a bit sloppy in putting that comment out. I meant, if we use Objectivist Logic, by reference to J G, as in AS, OPAR, etc, where would a J G pick to live Geographically in reality. I know whenever this subject comes up, most O's reject the idea of living under ANY Current Political Jurisdiction on Earth, because none of them fit O criteria. And, is there any place on this planet that isn't already dominated by some government.

I really like the extensive "about us" meetup group guidelines... we should continue to do as we are doing in NTOS.

Reach out to like minded people, gather as many of us under this meetup umbrella, grow more and more Objectivist knowledgable, as you are doing, and be educators on Objectivism as best we can and live it, drawing in like minded people from the general population, teaching them as we do, to become more and more OPAR aware, maybe even dominating enough area politically, someday, to throw out both of the mentally and physically corrupt political parties, like the Libertarians are trying to do...I know Libertarians claim to be based on O principles, but I wouldn't say they really are.

By the way are there any Libertarians in the membership that you know of? In my distant past, I was a politically registered Libertarian, and had Libertarian friends, but not recently ( last 20 years )... I'd rather, stick with the more conservative republicans, and help push the GOP to the Right and Objective, even more.

I probably shouldn't even have gone off topic, i.e. in the Jesse on Obama thread here.
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