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The Burnsville Socrates Cafe Meetup

We respectfully, creatively, and humorously (yes!) attempt to answer the hardest possible philosophical questions we can think of. If you love questions you will likely enjoy our time together. smile

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  • Andrew Jon Price & Edina R.

    I'm disappointed I couldn't make the meeting last night. I had something come up at the last minute. I did take a look at the articles. I find a few things interesting: when listing the warning signs in her article, (which as I understand it is originally a speech) she seems to defeat her own argument. Unemployment at 33%, inflation and interest rates at 25%. Those numbers are so far out of the spectrum that we have seen in the US. Europe was coming off of a Great War a generation earlier and with much of the European map redrawn the question of identity and nationhood is similarly untranslatable. Furthermore, I take issue with her assertion that her account is something that we will not read in history books: as far back as I can remember I had always read, and been taught that Hitler was elected and supported. That this is highlighted as being so revealing perhaps says more about her audience than her history.

    January 9, 2013

  • Mert H.

    That was exactly my point - drawing that parallel. It is hard to imagine that in our country a Holocaust like event, an ethnic cleansing, would happen again. We just have to be watchful of the warning signs. The outcome of the "new" gun control laws could be that warning sign. I am all for preserving life. But if I am threatened with my life, or my family is, I will choose my life over that of the perpetrator(s). If the article is historically inaccurate, I would like to know the facts, I trusted her eyewitness account, even if snopes didn't verify it. If you learn anything differently, let us know please. Mert

    January 9, 2013

  • Dick S.

    Thanks for providing the article, Mert.
    Being quite skeptical I thought it best to do some checking and so far, this article you sent the link for has not been validated by snopes.

    If you read through the comments section there seems to be a high degree of suspicion that somebody wants to draw a parallel of Hitler to Obama.

    Dick S.

    January 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My regrets. I'm spending the eve with my nephews this Tues. I hope to make my first visit soon!

    January 7, 2013

  • Mert H.

    I will try to make it!

    January 7, 2013

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