Tag Archives: political ideology

Why some think guns are a gift from God

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants: Thomas Jefferson. Some years ago, I was going to graduate school in Baylor. At that time, there was a terrible wave of … Continue reading

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The Grokking Eagle podcast -02 Tribialism

Nowadays, the following question is trending in Quora with hundred plus answers;
When you watch a stadium filled with white people chanting “Send her back!” about a US Congresswoman and our President silently endorses it, what comes up for you?
Despite being many answers, I have not looked at all of them, only a handful, it seems that there are a few themes that most entries just regurgitate. An obvious and common theme is the reference to Nazi Germany. I found the Nazi link hyperbolic, in fact, most people, qualify themselves as exaggerated and point out that, of course, US America 2019 is not Nazi Germany 1935. In this reference fascism is just used as synonym of “evil” and not real tough is given to the meaning of fascism, and thus, the reference is just meant as an insult.
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Climate Change Info

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Trump administration is anti-science

There is plenty of evidence that the Trump administration is anti-science. For example:

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Donald Trump

Fevered media speculation about Donald Trump’s psychological motivations and psychiatric diagnosis has recently encouraged mental health professionals to disregard the usual ethical constraints against diagnosing public figures at a distance. They have sponsored several petitions and a Feb. 14 letter … Continue reading

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liberation theology

Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero A youthful Father Oscar Romero with Salvadorans (Photo courtesy of the Archbishop Romero Trust) Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez (August 15, 1917 – March 24, 1980) was a prominent Roman Catholic priest in El Salvador during … Continue reading

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Morality

Moral foundations theory is a social psychological theory intended to explain the origins of and variation in human moral reasoning on the basis of innate, modular foundations. At present, the theory proposes six such foundations: Care, Fairness, Liberty, Loyalty, Authority, … Continue reading

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value judgments

Culture, Perception, & Reality by GOOD SIGN on APRIL 21, 2015 When information passes through our knowledge filter, one of three things happens: We decide that the information is not meaningful to us and the perception stops there; We do not … Continue reading

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Schwartz Culture Model

J Pers Assess. 2005 Oct;85(2):170-8. Measuring values with the Short Schwartz’s Value Survey. Lindeman M1, Verkasalo M. Author information Abstract The reliability and validity of the Short Schwartz’s Value Survey (SSVS) was examined in 4 studies. In Study 1 (N … Continue reading

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Environmental values

  “The Earth has cancer and the cancer is Man.” – Club of Rome (1974) Mankind at the Turning Point Hijacking the Anthropocene by Ian Angus, originally published by Climate and Capitalism  | May 20, 2015 How the anti-green ‘Breakthrough … Continue reading

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