Maxiavelli: Politicians' Wives & Soul Selling...

Women by Jenö Barcsay

Some women are willing to do anything to get to the Top; even if it implies setting aside their humanity, dignity and integrity.

Eva Braun, a nice Christian young lady, fell in love with a fascist who slaughtered millions of human beings in death camps and experimented with thousands of others (e.g. breeding between women and dogs). It is said that she ignored what was happening throughout the WWII, while at the same time she was a vital piece in her beloved’s inner circle – so, how could she not know? She knew; however it was convenient for her to pretend not knowing because then she would have to face her own inner-monster.

Lucía de Pinochet, a nice radical centrist, was married to a fascist general who kidnapped political opponents, tortured and murdered them in the most vicious way possible (e.g. one of the methods of torture was to introduce rats into women’s vagina). How did this woman sleep at night knowing that women, like herself, were being victims of her husband’s sadism? How could she travel abroad and shop lavishly while women, men and children were being abused by her husband’s security forces? I can only assume Lucía Pinochet was a sadist herself.

Asma al-Assad, a nice Sunni, is married to a despot who is presently slaughtering her Sunni brothers, in a vain attempt to cling to power. Asma conveyed the image of a highly humanitarian modern woman, raised in the West, with a high sense of style (that drew the Vogue magazine’s attention). Well, while her husband was in a killing spree, the Syrian First Lady decided to shut herself from reality and spend her days shopping online for jewellery and shoes, surely to calm her westernised nerves down. Meanwhile, her despotic husband commands her to express her unconditional support for him and she (in the name of luxury and position) gladly obeys.

Ann Romney, a nice Christian, is married to a successful business man-turned-politician. She is a talented woman: she is a stay-at-home-mum (mother of five) and a business woman (she owns offshore companies that generate millions of dollars/year – it goes to show that a degree in French means nothing when one possesses the spirit of business). Her husband, US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, in a Foreign Policy Preview suggested that the Palestinians were an inferior culture; the reason why they were economically underdeveloped – Saeb Erekat accused him of being racist and stated that, despite their conflicts, and disputes, he had never heard an Israeli say such a thing.
(N.B: he is right. Israelis [not radical American Jews] know that they share many Middle Eastern cultural traits with their neighbours; but above all they know that economic success is all about good economic policies – i.e. politics not culture).
And what did Ann Romney do? Like the wives of fascists, she agreed with her husband and sanctioned his racism – with her silence. An American woman in the 21st century witnessed her husband making a racist remark and didn’t do her best to lead him into apologising to a People with whom, if elected, he will have to work towards peace.

How much are some women willing to pay to get to the Top? All that is good and humane in them.

Comments

  1. Culture isn't the same as race. Suggesting they have an inferior culture isn't racist. Inferior cultures are easily observable in the modern world; some cultures clearly have led to a better way of life than others.

    What would be racist is suggesting that some cultures are inferior to others *because* of the difference in race; however, Mitt Romney didn't suggest this. Israelis, being the descendants of Europeans, have a very different culture from the other Middle Eastern countries. Commenting on culture is very different than commenting on race.

    Also, Godwin.

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    1. Boy, I dont know you but you need to learn a few things and one of them is that Israelis do not descend from Europeans - go read them books.

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    2. Hi Vid :D!

      "Culture isn't the same as race. Suggesting they have an inferior culture isn't racist. Inferior cultures are easily observable in the modern world; some cultures clearly have led to a better way of life than others."

      You are right, culture is not the same as race; however it may be being used as a substitution of race to express racism. Racism means: "the belief that races have distinctive cultural characteristics determined by hereditary factors and that this endows some races with an intrinsic superiority over others"
      As you can see, you are not entirely correct. And what is sad is that you are not alone: many scholars (mainly economists) share that racist opinion.

      "Israelis, being the descendants of Europeans, have a very different culture from the other Middle Eastern countries."

      We have discussed this already, mate: Israelis do not descend from Europeans (you shouldn't be proud to flaunt your ignorance on this matter).
      In Israel you have the Ashkenazim Jews (Jews who made alliyah from Germany, Northern France and Eastern Europe after the WWII); Sephardim Jews (Jews from the Iberian Peninsula); Mizrachi Jews (North African and Middle Eastern Jews); Beta Israeli (Jews from Ethiopia); Cochin Jews, Bene Israel, Baghdadi Jews, Bnei Menashe, Bene Ephraim (all Indian Jews); then you have the Japanese Jews....

      Have you visited Israel? I suggest you do before giving this sort of opinion.

      Vid, thank you for your input :D.

      Cheers

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    3. "You are right, culture is not the same as race; however it may be being used as a substitution of race to express racism."
      Assume good faith. Seeing racism where there is none is just being paranoid.

      "Jews...from Germany, Northern France and Eastern Europe... the Iberian Peninsula..."
      How are these places not in Europe? Please explain.

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    4. Vid,

      "Assume good faith. Seeing racism where there is none is just being paranoid."

      The militaries have a saying "Paranoia and Suspicion will keep you alive".
      The slogan "Never Again!" applies to all human beings around the world because the several genocides in the 20th century started with small things, small expressions, apparently innocent criticism etc and escalated to the worst attrocities ever.

      "['Jews...from Germany, Northern France and Eastern Europe... the Iberian Peninsula...']
      How are these places not in Europe? Please explain."

      Those places are in Europe, but the Jews in those places are not of European descent. Those Jews descend from dispersed Jews: mainly slaves brought from Judea by the Romans. It is said, that these Jewish slaves served as the basis of European Jewish communities (who married amongst themselves).
      Thus, genetically speaking European-based Jews are Middle Eastern - if we exclude caucasians who have converted to Judaism. Ethiopian-based Jews are genetically Middle Eastern - if we exclude the blacks who converted to Judaism. Indian-based Jews are genetically Middle Eastern - if we exclude Indians who converted to Judaism...etc etc.
      Genetic tests proved this.

      So, when you say that Israelis are "the descendants of Europeans" you are not correct because they are not (unless you are speaking of converted Europeans; but then you can't speak in general terms, by including all Israelis).
      But if you tell me "The Israelis that made alliyah (ascend to Israel) from Europe after the WWII suffered European influences" then I might accept it although many others would debate both of us - given the events during the WWII.

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    5. You're making my point for me! lol What I was saying was that the Israelis are *culturally* European (also Indian, Japanese, etc apparently) because they've lived there for centuries or millenia, while the Palestinians are more culturally Middle Eastern. I was just saying they have different cultures. The fact that the Israelis are somewhat ethnically similar to Palestinians, because of their racial origins in the Middle East, only strengthens the argument that Romney's comments on the difference between Israelis and Palestinians were cultural, not racial.

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    6. Vid,

      I am actually not making your point for you. It is different to say "Israelis are European descendants" [i.e. are genetically European] than saying "Some Israelis suffered European influences" [i.e. genetically Middle Eastern Jews who lived in Europe for many years - and like I said, this would still be debated by many people].

      "What I was saying was that the Israelis are *culturally* European (also Indian, Japanese, etc apparently) because they've lived there for centuries or millenia (...)"

      AHA! But that is not what you said; you firmly said (and it was not the first time you said it) "Israelis, being the descendants of Europeans," which is utterly incorrect.
      Now, are Israelis really culturally European? First, if your statement were true (and if I would accept it) the only Israelis that would qualify as being "culturally European" would be the Ashkenazim (who have the chutzpah to believe they are white and all) and the Sephardim - but are they really? Hitler didn't think so. The Nazis didn't think so. Jewish culture and traditions contradict that statement and that is why Jews were and still are victims of anti-Semitism in Europe.

      Mizrahi Jews, Beta Israelis, Bneui Menashe, Japanese Jews etc can they really be "culturally European" when they didn't come from Europe at all? No.
      In Summa, the statement "Israelis are *culturally* European" is completely false for the reasons stated above.

      The now called Palestinians are Arabs, so you are right when you say they are culturally Middle Eastern - still, I would like to make a further point: Palestinians living and being born abroad (in Europe and America, for instance) maintain their cultural connections to the Middle East, they maintain certain values and traditions which is admirable. When they return to their future Homeland, will they be culturally Westernised? Not entirely, although they did suffer some influences (again, some would even debate us on this).

      "The fact that the Israelis are somewhat ethnically similar to Palestinians, because of their racial origins in the Middle East, only strengthens the argument that Romney's comments on the difference between Israelis and Palestinians were cultural, not racial."

      Not somewhat; Israelis ARE ethnical and culturally similar to Arabs (starting with the Semitic language, the food and the mizrahi music). So saying that there are cultural differences between Israelis and Palestinians is wrong from inception.
      Had Romney commented on the political differences between the two Peoples, no ethical harm would've been done (in fact, he would've been correct and made a good political point); however he purposely devalued the Palestinian culture (which is the same as devaluing the Israeli culture) - one of the factors of the practice of racism.

      These are the facts.

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    7. Politics are impacted by culture. The politics of a country are one of the elements that make up its culture. The difference between Israeli and Palestinian politics are an example of how their cultures differ. When Romney commented on the difference in culture, politics was one cultural difference he may have been referring to.

      "however he purposely devalued the Palestinian culture (which is the same as devaluing the Israeli culture)"

      He only "devalued" the Palestinian culture when *compared* to the Israeli culture! He was saying the Israeli culture was better, not devaluing it. These two countries don't have identical cultures.

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    8. Vid,

      "Politics are impacted by culture. The politics of a country are one of the elements that make up its culture. The difference between Israeli and Palestinian politics are an example of how their cultures differ."

      Politics is impacted by money, power, intrigue and ideology [body of ideas that pretends to reflect the beliefs & interests of a nation, political system and underlies political action]. These are universal factors independent from any culture around the world.
      If politics were impacted by culture then Africa, for instance, would be a fabulous and utterly stable continent.
      The difference between Israeli and Palestinian politics is one: Palestinians are political & ideological instruments in the hands of the Arab League.

      "When Romney commented on the difference in culture, politics was one cultural difference he may have been referring to."

      When Romney commented on the difference in cultures, he tried to devalue the Palestinian culture and, thus, practiced racism.

      "He only "devalued" the Palestinian culture when *compared* to the Israeli culture! He was saying the Israeli culture was better, not devaluing it. These two countries don't have identical cultures."

      Romney devalued the Palestinian culture and practiced racism.
      There are no better (superior) or worse (inferior) cultures; there are different cultures (even within the West, there are different cultures despite their shared values).
      I did not use the word "identical" (you did). I said "Israelis ARE ethnical and culturally similar to Arabs (starting with the Semitic language, the food and the mizrahi music)." I used the word "similar".

      Again, had Romney compared political ideologies, political actions etc between the two peoples; he would've been professional, correct and scored good political points. But he didn't...and he was ethically wrong.

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  2. Mitt Romney made an ignorant remark in Jerusalem to please the radical Jews that travelled there from America, cause no decent Israeli would support him - even Netanyahu and his wife seemed uncomfortable in the photo ops, althought romney's campaign tried so hard to pass the image that they were friends...yeah, as if an arrogant guy as he is would be friends with a trainee.
    Was he a racist? Maybe he was cause a culture is a peoples identity, it is what defines them, and there is no such thing as inferior or superior culture as that stupid Hitler defended.

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    1. Hi Anonymous :D!

      "Mitt Romney made an ignorant remark in Jerusalem to please the radical Jews that travelled there from America, cause no decent Israeli would support him - even Netanyahu and his wife seemed uncomfortable in the photo ops, althought romney's campaign tried so hard to pass the image that they were friends...yeah, as if an arrogant guy as he is would be friends with a trainee."

      I hear you. Well, it is only natural that Mr Romney would want to capitalise on that acquaintance, especially when that acquaintance is a Premier, right?

      "Was he a racist? Maybe he was cause a culture is a peoples identity, it is what defines them, and there is no such thing as inferior or superior culture as that stupid Hitler defended."

      Thanks for sharing your opinion.

      Anonymous, thank you so much for your input :D.

      Cheers

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  3. Look at it this way, Behind every successful man, and all these can be called successful in their time and milieu, there is a woman!

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    1. Hi Rummy :D!

      "Look at it this way, Behind every successful man, and all these can be called successful in their time and milieu, there is a woman!"

      Yes, they were successfully evil and bad political leaders. What does that say of their wives: who stood behind them?

      Rummy, thank you so much for you input :D.

      Cheers

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  4. Sorry, I disagree. Culture is different from race. You might read Thomas Sowell's Race and Culture: http://www.amazon.com/Race-And-Culture-World-View/dp/0465067972

    The book description says, "Encompassing more than a decade of research around the globe, this book shows that cultural capital has far more impact than politics, prejudice, or genetics on the social and economic fates of minorities, nations, and civilization."

    Sowell is an African American scholar and has been a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford since 1980. He used to write columns for Forbes Magazine. I looked forward to them and was sorry when he stopped.

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    1. Hi Jean :D!

      "Sorry, I disagree. Culture is different from race. You might read Thomas Sowell's Race and Culture:"

      No need to apologise. Different opinions and the discussion they generate usually shed new light over matters.
      Thank you for the link you shared. I will look for this author's work.

      Culture is different from race in definition, however they are intimately related. The definition of racism is: "the belief that races have distinctive cultural characteristics determined by hereditary factors and that this endows some races with an intrinsic superiority over others".

      Have you ever heard of Frantz Fannon? He defended that the devaluation of culture was how the west was able to subjugate the colonised people (i.e. the coloniser thought his culture to be superior over that of the colonised). He further suggested that devaluing a people's culture was the subtle beginning of racism.
      Fannon also discussed how people often practice implicit racism while pretending to be quite respectful: "This pseudo-respect in fact is tantamount to the most utter contempt, to the most elaborate sadism."

      Mr Romney showed, through his grave words, his utter contempt towards the Palestinian culture - I wouldn't exactly agree with Mr Fannon by calling it "sadism" but I would say that it was an expression of implict racism...nevertheless, racism.

      Why did you have the need to tell me that Mr Sowel was an African American? I believe his credentials speak for themselves.

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  5. Max, women can be despicable. Now, it is clear to see who the Americans in here are...it is good the see that they remain patriotic, even when one of them makes discriminatory remarks abroad.
    When we speak of race we speak of human race. When we speak of ethnicity we speak of human skin shade. When we speak of culture we speak of customs, language, traditions, a people's identity and definition.

    When someone like Mitt Romney says that the Palestinian culture is inferior, is he being a racist? He is according to Maulana Karenga who said that racism is the "morally monstruous" destruction of culture, language and religion - he is also an African American and a professor.
    By saying that Palestinians have an inferior culture Romney deliberately attempted to destroy (through public humiliation) the Palestinian culture. He was a damn racist.

    Max, have you asked yourself whether culture is becoming the new metonymy of race?

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    1. Hi Ana :D!

      "When someone like Mitt Romney says that the Palestinian culture is inferior, is he being a racist? He is according to Maulana Karenga who said that racism is the "morally monstruous" destruction of culture, language and religion - he is also an African American and a professor."

      I have never heard of Maulana Karenga (I will look for him - thanks mentioning him). I am inclined to agree with him as well. Have you heard of Frantz Fannon?

      "By saying that Palestinians have an inferior culture Romney deliberately attempted to destroy (through public humiliation) the Palestinian culture. He was a damn racist."

      Indeed.

      "Max, have you asked yourself whether culture is becoming the new metonymy of race?"

      Interesting question. If I think that people are using the "culture" as a new form of exercising racism, discrimination? I do, I really do. Look at Europe right now: to express their anti-Semitism they are going after cultural, traditional, values like circumcision...what will be next? Circumcision is not an external sign of faith (like a kippah, a kufi, a hijab, a burqa etc) so why attempt to ban it now?

      Ana, thank you so so much for your input :D.

      Cheers

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  6. Max, I usually agree with you, but I hardly think you can equate this position of Mitt Romney with sexually abusing and murdering people. While I don't agree with all of Romney's political views, I still don't think these situations equate.

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    1. Delirious, it can, and should, be equated because because that's how it all starts - any Euro Jew will confirm this (since the Yankee Jews want to forget it) - first the culture is inferior, then the people of that culture are to be excluded, then they are to be slaughtered, in the process they are to be sexually abused before being murdered viciously...

      That's how evil starts.

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    2. Hi D! :D

      It is great to see you :D.

      "I usually agree with you, but I hardly think you can equate this position of Mitt Romney with sexually abusing and murdering people. While I don't agree with all of Romney's political views, I still don't think these situations equate."

      I think I will survive if you disagree with me ;).
      Racism is not the same thing as sexual abuse and murder (you are right there) but it is the beginning of human monstruosities.

      Hitler started with racist concepts such as superior culture and race; then he escalated to segregation, then he escalated to einsatzgruppen (SS death squads who would mass murder Jews before building the camps); he then escalated to concentration camps where humans were raped, experimented with and finally murdered so that the Third Reich was judenrein (cleansed of Jews) und judenfrei (free of Jews).

      Do you think we should stay silent before the slightest expression of racism (no matter how covert, how subtle it may be)? We must it expose it if we are to prevent such attrocities from happening again.

      D, thank you ever so much for your input :D. You were missed.

      Cheers

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  7. Lucia Pinochet and Eva Braun are burning in hell. Asma al-Assad is a ridiculous little woman who will be judge for the rest of her life after her husband falls, and he will. Ann Romney: don't like her; she strikes me as dissimulated. I prefer not to comment on her husband because the chappy makes me wanna curse.

    The UN defined racial discrimination as:
    "Any distinction, exclusion, restriction, or preference based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin that has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life."

    Mitt Romney was worse than a racist, he was a criminal who committed the crime of racial discrimination, since he showed a preference based on national origin (he prefers israelis because he, like most ignorant people, believes that they descend from europeans - even I know that is not true) and tried to impair the exercise on equal footing of humans rights in the cultural field...

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    1. Hi Yolanda :D!

      It's nice to have you back.

      "Lucia Pinochet and Eva Braun are burning in hell. Asma al-Assad is a ridiculous little woman who will be judge for the rest of her life after her husband falls, and he will. Ann Romney: don't like her; she strikes me as dissimulated. I prefer not to comment on her husband because the chappy makes me wanna curse."

      I understand where you are coming from.

      Thanks for sharing the UN definition of racism.

      "Mitt Romney was worse than a racist, he was a criminal who committed the crime of racial discrimination, since he showed a preference based on national origin (he prefers israelis because he, like most ignorant people, believes that they descend from europeans - even I know that is not true) and tried to impair the exercise on equal footing of humans rights in the cultural field..."

      I hadn't looked at it from that perspective, so thanks for showing us a different path.

      Yolanda, thank you so so much for your input :D.

      Cheers

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  8. HI Max,
    Sorry, in Europe and in most of continents to say that one's culture is superior, it falls into Racism definition; therefore I disagree with Cheerfull Monk and Vid. One starts with beneathing others' culture, traditions, language, reasoning, certain features and eventually the skin pigmentation.
    In Nazi Germany, people were taught how to target a jewish citizen: nose, ears's length, customs and even blood type ( 1935-1945 can one say holocaust?)
    So yes, Mr. Romey, due maybe to ignorance, was bluntly racist. As a leader he should know better: if he wished to make a point, he should have used words like: the poor judgement or bad policies and decisions have arrested the Palestian development.

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    1. Hi Lenny Hannah :D!

      "Sorry, in Europe and in most of continents to say that one's culture is superior, it falls into Racism definition;"

      True. But apparently, in America, things are different to some people.

      "One starts with beneathing others' culture, traditions, language, reasoning, certain features and eventually the skin pigmentation."

      That is exactly how it all starts as history has taught us so well. But you know people have a short memory (specially when they personally didn't go through certain negative experiences).

      "So yes, Mr. Romey, due maybe to ignorance, was bluntly racist. As a leader he should know better: if he wished to make a point, he should have used words like: the poor judgement or bad policies and decisions have arrested the Palestian development."

      I must agree.

      Lenny Hannah, thank you ever so much for your input :D.

      Cheers

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  9. Olá Max,

    The wives of fascists live in denial. They are cowards too because they never stick around to face the consequences of their acts - they always seek asylum abroad.
    Mrs. Romney is hardly a fascist's wife (because her husband doesn't seem a fascist to me), but her behaviour before her husband's grave gaffe do make the alarms go off and represent a grave ethical problem.

    But the discussion in here has diverted to a different debate. Ok, Mitt Romney accused the Palestinians of being of an inferior culture - are there inferior cultures to begin with? And which culture is superior? The American?

    This debate reminds me of the arrogant westerners when they say "civilised nations", "Ah, finally I came back to civilisation" and disgusting things as such - those of us, who are educated Europeans, consider this sort of comment racist.

    Tchau

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    1. Olá Celeste :D!

      "The wives of fascists live in denial. They are cowards too because they never stick around to face the consequences of their acts - they always seek asylum abroad."

      Interesting, isn't t?

      "Mrs. Romney is hardly a fascist's wife (because her husband doesn't seem a fascist to me), but her behaviour before her husband's grave gaffe do make the alarms go off and represent a grave ethical problem."

      You are right, Mr Romney is not a fascist at all (although many would disagree for their own reasons). However, my problem with Mrs Romney is her silence before an expression of racism; she speaks out to capitalise on her disease (which adds little to the campaign) but she said nothing regarding an issue that is still hot, and utterly relevant in today's society (despite all the technological progress).

      "But the discussion in here has diverted to a different debate. Ok, Mitt Romney accused the Palestinians of being of an inferior culture - are there inferior cultures to begin with? And which culture is superior? The American?"

      No, there are no inferior or superior cultures. There are different cultures - thank God.

      "This debate reminds me of the arrogant westerners when they say 'civilised nations', 'Ah, finally I came back to civilisation' and disgusting things as such - those of us, who are educated Europeans, consider this sort of comment racist."

      Hear! Hear!

      Celeste, thank you ever so much for you input :D.

      Cheers

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  10. Max, I wonder if Mitt Romney knows how much the West benefits from the Middle Eastern (in this specific case, Arabic) culture? If it weren't for the Arabs we would still be writing numbers like I, II, III, MC, D, XX, XXX. If it weren't for the Arabs we would never have tasted ice cream. If it weren't for the Arabs we wouldn't have known the alphabet. They were one of the first advanced civilisations when America as we know it didn't exist and Europe was full of animals.

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    1. Hi Joe :D!

      "I wonder if Mitt Romney knows how much the West benefits from the Middle Eastern (in this specific case, Arabic) culture?"

      Apparently he doesn't seem to care. Otherwise he wouldn't have made such a comment, would've he? His advisors are not that good but he should also make use of his own judgement.

      "They were one of the first advanced civilisations when America as we know it didn't exist and Europe was full of animals."

      True.

      Joe, thank you so much for your input :D.

      Cheers

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  11. Ann isn't just silent. Apparently the speech she just gave may go a long way to getting Mitch elected. If so, Ramana is right. :)

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    1. Hi Jean :D!

      "Ann isn't just silent. Apparently the speech she just gave may go a long way to getting Mitch elected. If so, Ramana is right. :)"

      She was concerning this particular grave issue.
      I haven't watched her speech yet (I will later on) so I can't comment on it at this precise moment. LOL I think Ramana had a different idea in mind, but I get you :)

      Do you endorse Mitt Romney?

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    2. No, I don't endorse either Romney nor Obama. I'm voting against both of them and will vote for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian. Obama hasn't done a good job but I think Romney would be a disaster in the realm of foreign policy. If I thought my one vote would swing the election I would probably have to vote for Obama.

      Why did I mention Sowell was African-American? Because a lot of A-A's blame society for all of their problems. Sowell was trying to counter that argument. Bill Cosby is another one who is fighting that mentality. In some areas kids who study and try to get ahead are called Oreos, black on the outside but white inside.

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    3. Jean,

      Gary Johnson: I must read the descendants of Europeans about him for I know nothing about him (unfortunately). I like Libertarians (they are more similar to European right-centrists).

      I understand that people may not realise the good job President Obama has done (because jobless rates are high, the creation of jobs is not at a desirable level, cutting deficit is proving difficult etc) but in the long run history will prove him right. I don't always agree with him (concerning foreign policy) but at least he managed to make the world stop hating America and imposed a respect that the world had lost when looking at the US.
      I hear you.

      Then you were right to mention Sowell's background. I agree that a lot of A-A's (loved this one) blame society for all their problems (and they are not alone, many black people in Europe do the same). Oh, I love Bill Cosby and his cause - black people should listen to him more and more. Oreos? Although the cookie is delicious I don't think it is correct to label people as such - it is sheer bigotry.

      I watched Ann Romney's speech at the GOP convention: first, she looked beautiful; second, when she spoke of family values, her own family experience, it was beautiful because it was heartfelt, sincere; however when she stepped into the political threshold she stumbled and stumbled many times (although she did send some good [i.e. when it comes to the conservative base] messages), she didn't seemed to feel half of what she was saying except when she urged people to trust her husband; third, she made silly comparisons "like he brought me safe from the dance, he will keep America safe" - it is not the same, is it?; fourth, her body language and posture was dreadful but again she is not a politician.

      She (well, more like her team) did miss one opportunity though: she should've mentioned the racist incident at the convention (CNN camerawoman being thrown nuts at) and stated "This is not what we are about! This is not what the Republican Party is all about! As a mother and a grandmother, this is not the sort of society I want for my children and the children of my children!"...but again, the fight against racism doesn't seem to be on her (her team's) agenda.

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  12. Wow Max......you sure know how to set of a firestorm. There are valid arguments on both sides of your opinion, and they probably coincide with one's political views. Personally, I am not a Romney supporter, therefore, I agree with you. I'm sure that if conservatives look hard enough they will find ignorant statements made by Obama, but racist remarks.....i don't think so.

    Max, I have been away far too long. I will try and visit more frequently.

    Mel

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    1. Hi Mel :D!

      It's so so great to see you here, mate!

      "Wow Max......you sure know how to set of a firestorm."

      Did I? :)

      "There are valid arguments on both sides of your opinion, and they probably coincide with one's political views. Personally, I am not a Romney supporter, therefore, I agree with you."

      Thanks. I understand why you wouldn't be a Romney supporter...

      "I'm sure that if conservatives look hard enough they will find ignorant statements made by Obama, but racist remarks.....i don't think so."

      Indeed, indeed.

      "Max, I have been away far too long. I will try and visit more frequently."

      I will be looking forward to see more of you. You were definitely missed, man!

      Mel, thank you ever so much for you input :D.

      Cheers

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  13. hmmmm...the instances are endless and in almost every country there would be many of those muses and this is one area even my mind also has deliberated a lot but couldn't find a logical analysis...maybe as they say everything is fair in love and war, the muses either knowingly/unknowingly fail to see any reason even if something heinous is being committed by their partners and they silently ratify them or maybe because of the powers, emoluments and luxuries they enjoy, they choose to show a blind eye or the heart too weak to see fire in the sun and ice in the moon!

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    1. Hey Kalyan :D!

      "hmmmm...the instances are endless and in almost every country there would be many of those muses and this is one area even my mind also has deliberated a lot but couldn't find a logical analysis..."

      You are right: the examples are endless (Mugabe's wife; Bashir's wife, Eduardo dos Santos' wives etc are other examples).
      I wrote this article and I am still trying to come up with a logical answer to explain why these women act the way they do.

      "maybe as they say everything is fair in love and war, the muses either knowingly/unknowingly fail to see any reason even if something heinous is being committed by their partners and they silently ratify them or maybe because of the powers, emoluments and luxuries they enjoy, they choose to show a blind eye or the heart too weak to see fire in the sun and ice in the moon!"

      But the question remains: how much of their soul are they willing to pay for power, "emoluments and luxuries"?

      Kalyan, thank you ever so much for your input :D.

      Cheers

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