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June 9, 2019

The divisions among Americans are reaching a tipping point

By Robert Arvay
The first step toward solving social ills is to understand people. Our founders well understood that people are not inherently good, but they are redeemable. That is the true condition of human nature. The sooner that is recognized, the better society will become.

Those who are most likely to read this commentary tend to be interested in academic subjects, social theories, and the arts and sciences. They gravitate toward each other and usually avoid people outside their social and economic class.




Most people, however, are not the least interested in these subjects. Most people tend to be restricted to their own social circles, rarely interacting with people far outside their sphere. The wealthy associate mostly with their peers, the poor with the poor, and people in the middle with their neighbors.

Most people are only peripherally interested in the larger society, and only on certain occasions. Otherwise, the things they care about are less intellectual. They involve themselves in everyday tasks, in making money, in seeking pleasure. Most people, in all classes, show some degree of dishonesty, and among the poor, they tend to be more physically violent, and more abruptly so, than people of comfortable means. Exceptions abound, but they are, after all, exceptions.

The poor tend to be less educated than the economic higher classes, a fact that further increases their tendency toward poverty. Those among the poor who strive to become better educated are often stymied in their efforts, first by educators whose personal self-interest competes with their students, and even by the culture of poverty, where learning is disdained as "acting white" or some version thereof.

One altruistic teacher who visited some of his seemingly intelligent but poorly performing minority students was dismayed by the chaotic environment of inner-city poverty. Amid the cacophony of music and violence, it was all but impossible to focus on study. There was no realistic escape from those circumstances.

Out-of-wedlock motherhood is well known to be a severe disabling factor that impedes upward mobility, and it is exacerbated by loosening standards of sexual morality.

Among the upper economic classes, the disconnection with the lower classes is profound. Many people in the upper group promote theories that seem to them to be commonsense solutions to poverty but only make matters worse. They are no more moral or hardworking than those in the lower class, but they can more easily find social environments conducive to their wellbeing.

In the middle, the average working man has little time or energy remaining after hours in which to actively involve himself in his community. He tends to be far more interested in sports than in politics, far more likely to visit bars and nightclubs than libraries, and sadly willing to abdicate his parental responsibilities to a corrupt education system and government.

Drug addiction and alcohol abuse have greatly increased the morbid behavior of large numbers of people in all classes. These social ills are literally killing tens of thousands of people and ruining the lives of their loved ones. Especially tragic is the incidence of child neglect and worse.

Government cannot resolve these issues and indeed often makes them worse. Its liberal activists have led the way downward, and they intend to increase their efforts on the infamous "road to perdition."

As a nation, and with President Trump at the helm, we have finally reached that proverbial crossroads, that moment in which truth must finally shine its light, or else deception will darken the world for generations to come.

I sense that the wheat is about to be separated from the chaff, and the uncommitted must finally take up arms for one side or the other. There will be no neutrality.

Warning to those of us on the right: The Left already knows all this, and leftists are preparing for the final battle. For our side, there is no shortage of advice from our founding fathers, concerning how best to rise victorious from the imminent conflict. Here is one among many:
A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.

—Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, February 12, 1779
The first step toward solving social ills is to understand people. Our founders well understood that people are not inherently good, but they are redeemable. That is the true condition of human nature. The sooner that is recognized, the better society will become.

Those who are most likely to read this commentary tend to be interested in academic subjects, social theories, and the arts and sciences. They gravitate toward each other and usually avoid people outside their social and economic class.

Most people, however, are not the least interested in these subjects. Most people tend to be restricted to their own social circles, rarely interacting with people far outside their sphere. The wealthy associate mostly with their peers, the poor with the poor, and people in the middle with their neighbors.

Most people are only peripherally interested in the larger society, and only on certain occasions. Otherwise, the things they care about are less intellectual. They involve themselves in everyday tasks, in making money, in seeking pleasure. Most people, in all classes, show some degree of dishonesty, and among the poor, they tend to be more physically violent, and more abruptly so, than people of comfortable means. Exceptions abound, but they are, after all, exceptions.

The poor tend to be less educated than the economic higher classes, a fact that further increases their tendency toward poverty. Those among the poor who strive to become better educated are often stymied in their efforts, first by educators whose personal self-interest competes with their students, and even by the culture of poverty, where learning is disdained as "acting white" or some version thereof.


One altruistic teacher who visited some of his seemingly intelligent but poorly performing minority students was dismayed by the chaotic environment of inner-city poverty. Amid the cacophony of music and violence, it was all but impossible to focus on study. There was no realistic escape from those circumstances.

Out-of-wedlock motherhood is well known to be a severe disabling factor that impedes upward mobility, and it is exacerbated by loosening standards of sexual morality.

Among the upper economic classes, the disconnection with the lower classes is profound. Many people in the upper group promote theories that seem to them to be commonsense solutions to poverty but only make matters worse. They are no more moral or hardworking than those in the lower class, but they can more easily find social environments conducive to their wellbeing.

In the middle, the average working man has little time or energy remaining after hours in which to actively involve himself in his community. He tends to be far more interested in sports than in politics, far more likely to visit bars and nightclubs than libraries, and sadly willing to abdicate his parental responsibilities to a corrupt education system and government.

Drug addiction and alcohol abuse have greatly increased the morbid behavior of large numbers of people in all classes. These social ills are literally killing tens of thousands of people and ruining the lives of their loved ones. Especially tragic is the incidence of child neglect and worse.

Government cannot resolve these issues and indeed often makes them worse. Its liberal activists have led the way downward, and they intend to increase their efforts on the infamous "road to perdition."

As a nation, and with President Trump at the helm, we have finally reached that proverbial crossroads, that moment in which truth must finally shine its light, or else deception will darken the world for generations to come.

I sense that the wheat is about to be separated from the chaff, and the uncommitted must finally take up arms for one side or the other. There will be no neutrality.

Warning to those of us on the right: The Left already knows all this, and leftists are preparing for the final battle. For our side, there is no shortage of advice from our founding fathers, concerning how best to rise victorious from the imminent conflict. Here is one among many:
A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.

—Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, February 12, 1779
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A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.

—Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, February 12, 1779
Sam Adams would, in my opinion, point directly at today's msm and the dem party.

No principles. No virtue. No vision. It is only about power and the greed of money that comes with it at the expense of an over-taxed population.

They focus on false "lies" that they create as an excuse for their limited and non-contextual short-term thought processes.

The people that cannot think for themselves continually soak up the narratives. Their weak-minded less than educated stances on issues are a real indicator that they are the first to give up the willpower to fight anything or take a real stand.

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Originally Posted by Axelrod View Post
Sam Adams would, in my opinion, point directly at today's msm and the dem party.

No principles. No virtue. No vision. It is only about power and the greed of money that comes with it at the expense of an over-taxed population.

They focus on false "lies" that they create as an excuse for their limited and non-contextual short-term thought processes.

The people that cannot think for themselves continually soak up the narratives. Their weak-minded less than educated stances on issues are a real indicator that they are the first to give up the willpower to fight anything or take a real stand.
I will not disagree with you regarding the domestic enemy liberals and their propaganda divisions, but I hope you hold no illusions that the "republican" political party is any less corrupt or contains real virtue, vision, and principles,. The entire system is filled with corruption, self-interest, and "country" last.

The author quoted in the OP is as appallingly self-important as any liberal "elite", and writes in the same disconnected manner as they treasure, feeling it puts them somehow "above" the realities of the every day person. But, if you can get past his condescending attitude, his observations are difficult to argue with. Liberals feel they are strong enough to force their oppression, perversion, and slavery on the masses. Question is whether the masses will quietly accept the chains of liberalism, or fight back? It will be interesting to see the answer to that question.
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Yup I’ve picked my side

Atleast if I die in this upcoming civil war it will be for a good cause and not some hill in Afghanistan

But hey divine providence is a very real thing. Trump being President at all is proof of that to me !

I bet those guys with Washington as he was making his way across the Icy waters of the Potomac figured they were as good as dead. But they ended up changing the world that day.

So let’s hope god can navigate us through without but all signs point towards the almighty not taking that direction
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That's a depressing piece. I'd say it's also quite accurate.

Besides the actual media morphing into largely a propaganda apparatus, social media has been a catalyst for much of the vitriol being disseminated. People no longer have any apprehension about openly vilifying others, while being able to do so mostly anonymously.

Regardless of how things 'end', it won't end well.
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Originally Posted by Axelrod View Post
Sam Adams would, in my opinion, point directly at today's msm and the dem party.

No principles. No virtue. No vision. It is only about power and the greed of money that comes with it at the expense of an over-taxed population.

They focus on false "lies" that they create as an excuse for their limited and non-contextual short-term thought processes.

The people that cannot think for themselves continually soak up the narratives. Their weak-minded less than educated stances on issues are a real indicator that they are the first to give up the willpower to fight anything or take a real stand.
This, we have a society of drones that have been programmed to accept and tolerate, not think and question.
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Collectivism vs individualism. Somebody who values the individual wants people to be able to rise to whatever heights they can achieve while a collectivist doesn't mind being at the bottom so long as everyone else is too. They don't care if progressive communist policies will kill jobs and make health care worse and cut take home pay so long as everyone else is subjected to it with them. The government can only make us equal at the lowest common denominator and a collectivist will vote to make their lives objectively worse because everyone else is subjected to it as well. Prog coms vote for more illegals, fewer jobs and more taxes because we suffer as well. Same with gun control. They know firearms are equalizers and are used defensively all the time. They don't trust themselves with one, but they don't want YOU having an advantage they don't. So they want you dragged down to their level.

Read the short story Harrison Bergeron. It will take you mere minutes.
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Most people are about as happy as they decide to be......Abraham Lincoln

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Default divivide? not really ..

1 leftist and socialists are free to dismiss themselves from the society that does matter

2 the prudent reside in relative comfort via disinterest and disregard for those that have chosen to omit themselves from conservatism regrdless of financial stature

3 one not need signficant wealth or net worth to dismiiss the liebral leftist /social democrat from their contact


This:
there is no reason to be concered about the zombie libiot society. simply insulate yourself thru time and distance as they dismiss themselves by their own choice.

the left has chosen to divide itself from the sane and civil society then good luck, bye. it's not a diviision.
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Default wait, what?

truth be known the leftist lbiot is liberating the conservatives, not themselves.

the divisionby the left is actually doing the right a favor by segregating the left from the right and the center so the right doesn't have to be bothered with doing it themselves

this: the left is breaking away, fine get lost, good luck living in a society comprised of only each other= lmao
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"Collectivism vs individualism. Somebody who values the individual wants people to be able to rise to whatever heights they can achieve while a collectivist doesn't mind being at the bottom so long as everyone else is too."

Red, your wisdom is well beyond your years.
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I mean, I turned 34 last month, I'm not a young punk any more.
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Collectivism vs individualism. Somebody who values the individual wants people to be able to rise to whatever heights they can achieve while a collectivist doesn't mind being at the bottom so long as everyone else is too. They don't care if progressive communist policies will kill jobs and make health care worse and cut take home pay so long as everyone else is subjected to it with them. The government can only make us equal at the lowest common denominator and a collectivist will vote to make their lives objectively worse because everyone else is subjected to it as well. Prog coms vote for more illegals, fewer jobs and more taxes because we suffer as well. Same with gun control. They know firearms are equalizers and are used defensively all the time. They don't trust themselves with one, but they don't want YOU having an advantage they don't. So they want you dragged down to their level.

Read the short story Harrison Bergeron. It will take you mere minutes.
Read the entire book, there are several disturbing short stories, including one of what would become Obamacare...Welcome to the Monkey House....
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Sam Adams would, in my opinion, point directly at today's msm and the dem party.

No principles. No virtue. No vision. It is only about power and the greed of money that comes with it at the expense of an over-taxed population.

They focus on false "lies" that they create as an excuse for their limited and non-contextual short-term thought processes.

The people that cannot think for themselves continually soak up the narratives. Their weak-minded less than educated stances on issues are a real indicator that they are the first to give up the willpower to fight anything or take a real stand.
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Originally Posted by 1%r View Post

June 9, 2019

The divisions among Americans are reaching a tipping point

By Robert Arvay
The first step toward solving social ills is to understand people. Our founders well understood that people are not inherently good, but they are redeemable. That is the true condition of human nature. The sooner that is recognized, the better society will become.

Those who are most likely to read this commentary tend to be interested in academic subjects, social theories, and the arts and sciences. They gravitate toward each other and usually avoid people outside their social and economic class.




Most people, however, are not the least interested in these subjects. Most people tend to be restricted to their own social circles, rarely interacting with people far outside their sphere. The wealthy associate mostly with their peers, the poor with the poor, and people in the middle with their neighbors.

Most people are only peripherally interested in the larger society, and only on certain occasions. Otherwise, the things they care about are less intellectual. They involve themselves in everyday tasks, in making money, in seeking pleasure. Most people, in all classes, show some degree of dishonesty, and among the poor, they tend to be more physically violent, and more abruptly so, than people of comfortable means. Exceptions abound, but they are, after all, exceptions.

The poor tend to be less educated than the economic higher classes, a fact that further increases their tendency toward poverty. Those among the poor who strive to become better educated are often stymied in their efforts, first by educators whose personal self-interest competes with their students, and even by the culture of poverty, where learning is disdained as "acting white" or some version thereof.

One altruistic teacher who visited some of his seemingly intelligent but poorly performing minority students was dismayed by the chaotic environment of inner-city poverty. Amid the cacophony of music and violence, it was all but impossible to focus on study. There was no realistic escape from those circumstances.

Out-of-wedlock motherhood is well known to be a severe disabling factor that impedes upward mobility, and it is exacerbated by loosening standards of sexual morality.

Among the upper economic classes, the disconnection with the lower classes is profound. Many people in the upper group promote theories that seem to them to be commonsense solutions to poverty but only make matters worse. They are no more moral or hardworking than those in the lower class, but they can more easily find social environments conducive to their wellbeing.

In the middle, the average working man has little time or energy remaining after hours in which to actively involve himself in his community. He tends to be far more interested in sports than in politics, far more likely to visit bars and nightclubs than libraries, and sadly willing to abdicate his parental responsibilities to a corrupt education system and government.

Drug addiction and alcohol abuse have greatly increased the morbid behavior of large numbers of people in all classes. These social ills are literally killing tens of thousands of people and ruining the lives of their loved ones. Especially tragic is the incidence of child neglect and worse.

Government cannot resolve these issues and indeed often makes them worse. Its liberal activists have led the way downward, and they intend to increase their efforts on the infamous "road to perdition."

As a nation, and with President Trump at the helm, we have finally reached that proverbial crossroads, that moment in which truth must finally shine its light, or else deception will darken the world for generations to come.

I sense that the wheat is about to be separated from the chaff, and the uncommitted must finally take up arms for one side or the other. There will be no neutrality.

Warning to those of us on the right: The Left already knows all this, and leftists are preparing for the final battle. For our side, there is no shortage of advice from our founding fathers, concerning how best to rise victorious from the imminent conflict. Here is one among many:
A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.

—Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, February 12, 1779
The first step toward solving social ills is to understand people. Our founders well understood that people are not inherently good, but they are redeemable. That is the true condition of human nature. The sooner that is recognized, the better society will become.

Those who are most likely to read this commentary tend to be interested in academic subjects, social theories, and the arts and sciences. They gravitate toward each other and usually avoid people outside their social and economic class.

Most people, however, are not the least interested in these subjects. Most people tend to be restricted to their own social circles, rarely interacting with people far outside their sphere. The wealthy associate mostly with their peers, the poor with the poor, and people in the middle with their neighbors.

Most people are only peripherally interested in the larger society, and only on certain occasions. Otherwise, the things they care about are less intellectual. They involve themselves in everyday tasks, in making money, in seeking pleasure. Most people, in all classes, show some degree of dishonesty, and among the poor, they tend to be more physically violent, and more abruptly so, than people of comfortable means. Exceptions abound, but they are, after all, exceptions.

The poor tend to be less educated than the economic higher classes, a fact that further increases their tendency toward poverty. Those among the poor who strive to become better educated are often stymied in their efforts, first by educators whose personal self-interest competes with their students, and even by the culture of poverty, where learning is disdained as "acting white" or some version thereof.


One altruistic teacher who visited some of his seemingly intelligent but poorly performing minority students was dismayed by the chaotic environment of inner-city poverty. Amid the cacophony of music and violence, it was all but impossible to focus on study. There was no realistic escape from those circumstances.

Out-of-wedlock motherhood is well known to be a severe disabling factor that impedes upward mobility, and it is exacerbated by loosening standards of sexual morality.

Among the upper economic classes, the disconnection with the lower classes is profound. Many people in the upper group promote theories that seem to them to be commonsense solutions to poverty but only make matters worse. They are no more moral or hardworking than those in the lower class, but they can more easily find social environments conducive to their wellbeing.

In the middle, the average working man has little time or energy remaining after hours in which to actively involve himself in his community. He tends to be far more interested in sports than in politics, far more likely to visit bars and nightclubs than libraries, and sadly willing to abdicate his parental responsibilities to a corrupt education system and government.

Drug addiction and alcohol abuse have greatly increased the morbid behavior of large numbers of people in all classes. These social ills are literally killing tens of thousands of people and ruining the lives of their loved ones. Especially tragic is the incidence of child neglect and worse.

Government cannot resolve these issues and indeed often makes them worse. Its liberal activists have led the way downward, and they intend to increase their efforts on the infamous "road to perdition."

As a nation, and with President Trump at the helm, we have finally reached that proverbial crossroads, that moment in which truth must finally shine its light, or else deception will darken the world for generations to come.

I sense that the wheat is about to be separated from the chaff, and the uncommitted must finally take up arms for one side or the other. There will be no neutrality.

Warning to those of us on the right: The Left already knows all this, and leftists are preparing for the final battle. For our side, there is no shortage of advice from our founding fathers, concerning how best to rise victorious from the imminent conflict. Here is one among many:

A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.

—Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, February 12, 1779
insightful, good one
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Most people are about as happy as they decide to be......Abraham Lincoln

If you take that full time job most of your problems will disappear.....Dr Toni Grant
Interesting.
I haven't heard those quotes before.
Good ones.

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I read that once but feel like I read it twice.
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I mean, I turned 34 last month, I'm not a young punk any more.
Oh, to be "old" like you....
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Interesting.
I haven't heard those quotes before.
Good ones.
The first one I heard while watching the civil war documentary.

Dr Toni Grant is/was a talk radio show host. Male caller has all these issues and something about a full time job Dr Grant said, I don't have time to go thru all your issues, but honey, if u take that full time job most of your problems will go away......

u know what a job can do for young men.....keep him off the street, give him purpose, put money in his pocket, and ideally, self sufficient
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