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Forum: Opposing Ideologies 25th August 2014, 01:34
Replies: 242
Views: 12,043
Posted By Dean
Why on earth didn't the OP add an option "Let the...

Why on earth didn't the OP add an option "Let the pregnant woman decide"? Abortion is right for a lot of people. So is adoption and raising the child yourself. Choosing one of these as an outside...
Forum: Philosophy 24th August 2014, 20:04
Replies: 10
Views: 2,469
Posted By Dean
I understand your point about total war mostly...

I understand your point about total war mostly describing war between industrialized nations, but the core of the term is to describe complete mobilization and diminished distinction between...
Forum: Philosophy 23rd August 2014, 23:08
Replies: 10
Views: 2,469
Posted By Dean
This really isn't accurate. Total war has been...

This really isn't accurate. Total war has been extent for probably all of human history. Slaughtering the locals / natives is a typical strategy especially in order to sow fear. This often includes...
Forum: Workers' Struggles 15th August 2014, 21:07
Replies: 12
Views: 6,025
Posted By Dean
You're right but its worth mentioning that these...

You're right but its worth mentioning that these little things are being done constantly to Cuba. not too long ago some scam social media company was uncovered in Cuba.

The US prefers autocratic...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 14th August 2014, 21:42
Replies: 73
Views: 4,443
Posted By Dean
Your dishonesty is becoming more and more...

Your dishonesty is becoming more and more transparent. I have addressed just this issue throughout the last post I made in this thread: http://www.revleft.com/vb/showpost.php?p=2781004&postcount=68
...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 14th August 2014, 18:29
Replies: 73
Views: 4,443
Posted By Dean
The issue isn't about holding an entire...

The issue isn't about holding an entire population accountable. That is potentially collective punishment, something Israel has been committed to for decades. It is illegal and should not be...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 14th August 2014, 14:37
Replies: 182
Views: 5,009
Posted By Dean
I can't speak from their standpoint, but Hamas...

I can't speak from their standpoint, but Hamas has tried just this year to concede to the points demanded by Israel and form a government with Fatah - which caused a response of incursions, arrests,...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 14th August 2014, 02:15
Replies: 73
Views: 4,443
Posted By Dean
Israel's illegal acts against the Palestinians...

Israel's illegal acts against the Palestinians have broad domestic support in Israel.
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 11th August 2014, 13:29
Replies: 73
Views: 4,443
Posted By Dean
The difference is that such conflation doesn't...

The difference is that such conflation doesn't lead to a foreign-imposed humanitarian crisis on Israel.
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 8th August 2014, 17:39
Replies: 93
Views: 3,051
Posted By Dean
I think this reveals the real problem here. You...

I think this reveals the real problem here. You are assuming this, that and the other thing based on your own baggage. For one thing, there is no indication that just self-identifying as a woman...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 7th August 2014, 13:52
Replies: 93
Views: 3,051
Posted By Dean
What is your argument? All I have seen is an...

What is your argument? All I have seen is an attempt to belittle peoples' struggles with gender identity.
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 7th August 2014, 13:46
Replies: 23
Views: 1,052
Posted By Dean
New Labor / Democratic Parties in UK / US...

New Labor / Democratic Parties in UK / US respectively have proven the Marxist doctrine that the parties are the purveyors of capitalist policies. There have been very little mandate for the party...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 6th August 2014, 20:18
Replies: 73
Views: 4,443
Posted By Dean
Moreover, the UN, HRW and AI have found that...

Moreover, the UN, HRW and AI have found that Israel directly targeted civilians, sometimes when they were fleeing. You can't blame Hamas for that, and its a designation that specifically excludes the...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 6th August 2014, 20:13
Replies: 73
Views: 4,443
Posted By Dean
I've already debunked this nonsense in a reply to...

I've already debunked this nonsense in a reply to you here:
http://www.revleft.com/vb/showpost.php?p=2774936&postcount=181

For those who don't follow the link, the tldr is that Israel is in...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 6th August 2014, 15:02
Replies: 73
Views: 4,443
Posted By Dean
Yes, the UN, HRW and AI have found that Israel is...

Yes, the UN, HRW and AI have found that Israel is deliberately targeting civilian infrastructure, children and civilians in general. Whining about Hamas bottle rockets is not useful or relevant....
Forum: Philosophy 28th July 2014, 05:26
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By Dean
Maybe, but you still need more info to be sure....

Maybe, but you still need more info to be sure. You don't know what "the self" means, i.e. to attack the self are you guilting someone into inaction such that they view their own works as synonymous...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 26th July 2014, 06:29
Replies: 182
Views: 5,009
Posted By Dean
The situation in Gaza is killing human life even...

The situation in Gaza is killing human life even when Israel is not actively bombing them. I don't need to go into the details including hospital needs, sewage in streets, targeted (unreported in...
Forum: Philosophy 26th July 2014, 06:11
Replies: 26
Views: 2,876
Posted By Dean
Rafiq is pretty accurate but I don't think he is...

Rafiq is pretty accurate but I don't think he is being cautious enough here. Anyone who takes the time to read ancient texts (as an example) can see that there is potential value there. To say as...
Forum: Philosophy 26th July 2014, 05:44
Replies: 17
Views: 2,252
Posted By Dean
Kierkegaard is really on the fringes of...

Kierkegaard is really on the fringes of philosophy. He often implies ideas but rarely addresses them outright. To some extent this could be seen as a channeling of Hume - he adds his emotional...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 22nd July 2014, 18:30
Replies: 182
Views: 5,009
Posted By Dean
Because it is the armed struggle in particular...

Because it is the armed struggle in particular that is


their right under international law to resist occupation
specifically cited by both Hamas and Israel as leverage which can be used to...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 17th April 2014, 02:54
Replies: 24
Views: 1,094
Posted By Dean
Actually, this is an opportunity to show that...

Actually, this is an opportunity to show that sex, and what is called sex work, is completely exploitative in capitalist society in such a way that wouldn't exist in a communist state of things.
...
Forum: Philosophy 17th April 2014, 01:54
Replies: 24
Views: 2,651
Posted By Dean
There have been so many crises in capitalism that...

There have been so many crises in capitalism that the regime has developed contingencies for. I don't see these as likely scenarios to doom capitalism or humanity for that matter. What is more likely...
Forum: Philosophy 19th November 2013, 13:57
Replies: 78
Views: 3,216
Posted By Dean
I'm a little surprised you didn't include more...

I'm a little surprised you didn't include more explicitly Marxist positions.

I have to admit that as I've aged, I've been a bit ambivalent about some certain labels (for instance, materialism and...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 14th August 2013, 23:44
Replies: 68
Views: 2,910
Posted By Dean
Yes, I've actually considered this as well. It is...

Yes, I've actually considered this as well. It is a common theme in consumer production to have a shorter life cycle when improvements are happening rapidly. This allows a stronger demand and...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 7th August 2013, 02:06
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By Dean
Most libertarians talk their points from a...

Most libertarians talk their points from a moralist or purist perspective. The notion isn't that the world is perfect, but that society will be better, or it is just, if nobody touches others' things...
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