Did you just recently watch Django Unchained? You've been talking about phrenology a good bit lately. But if you think you'll find phrenology anywhere in the DSM, then go for it.
The only thing I've read on the issue from Lembcke is this http://ncronline.org...alizing-dissentwhere he gives two examples (one from Vietnam, where a guy's job was supposedly to count bodies) in which, if true, he probably would need some psych help. The other deals with a more modern setting where someone was diagnosed with PTSD and his commander basically overruled and said he's fine. That's the story I have an issue with. A unit commander does not have that authority to override a diagnosis. If a medical provider says a soldier is unfit, he is not going.
spitting image is floating around the internet or you can get it cheap used while his book on ptsd as a social construct can be found in many libraries. both discuss public and military response to military failure and dissent at length. but of course he's a sociologist critical of empire so it's probably best for your sake to consult the nearest person likely to agree with you instead
Texas senator Ted Cruz announced Monday that he will run for president in 2016, becoming the first Republican politician to officially declare his candidacy. Here is what you should know about the first-term senator:
Political Positions: Deafening
Ethnicity: White enough
Supporters: Those people from high school who got married when they were 18
Speaks: Spanish, English, Tongues
Campaign Slogan: “I’m Ted Cruz”
Likelihood Of Becoming President: Huckabeesque
Campaign Platform: Be a distraction for a few months
Largest Obstacles To Nomination: Scott Walker, Rand Paul, five seconds of scrutiny
Could Be Fun To Watch As Campaign Sputters Along: Sure
Number Of Presidential Runs Left In Him: Ugh, at least three or four
Just simply firing officers like these is not going to end this type of mindset and behavior which is all too common across the country.
These weren't just some racist idiots working a regular office job somewhere that no one could have their lives personally impacted by it.
If the goal is to truly change things, giving these guys a slap on the wrist and casually sending them right back out into society isn't helping much.
obviously cops like these should be at the minimum fired but they should start firing cops who are aware and do nothing imo. ppl like to say it's just a few bad apples, and that may be true, but if many more are complicit via silence then the culture is rotten
So in a nutshell, despite your stated abhorrence to "posting about posting", what you don't like is how I post, not necessarily the content of my posts...
Also you don't like the fact that over the years I've trolled the hell out of and it seems to have irked the poo out of you. That about sum it up?
Because the times I have actually tried to have honest discussion with you (not 100% of the time, but damned close) you either personally attack me, or outright ignore my points to go off on tangents. After a while of that, I've often taken great pleasure in goading you into " posting walls of text" and then pointing out said walls of text simply to piss you off.
I've told you before, I don't always disagree with what you're saying, matter of fact I've found many of your arguments about a variety of topics quite well reasoned, I just don't like the way you present yourself to be infallible and absolute.
Honest question: what are you "trying to accomplish"? You obviously have a goal in mind with posting here, what is it?
goddamn you can't be this stupid
i said i was done posting about posting. you seized that opportunity to suggest that i "conveniently" decided to stop posting about posting, as if i didn't really have a list of reasons detailing why i would totally lack respect for you and your ideas.
what's really funny is how i included "the 'everything you say or do only confirms my position' intellectually lazy and dishonest style" in my list of dumb things you do and you instantly follow up with "aha! i thought you didn't want to post about posting!" you really just can't help yourself, can you?
i have no respect for you for the following reasons:
the south park style argument to moderation that seems to be the philosophical foundation of your posts
the occasional appeal to authority, whenever it is most convenient to your position
the way you manage to post multiple paragraphs about things without seemingly ever adding something new or interesting to justify the post
the "everything you say or do only confirms my position" intellectually lazy and dishonest style. either i personally attack you because my position is too weak or i agree not to attack you because it's "convenient". either "i don't have access to a computer" is an excuse to keep from providing sources OR sources are worthy of a "lol wall of text like who even reads anyway lol." you are insufferable.
i can go on but this isn't constructive nor reflective of what i would like to accomplish (how convenient, right???)
you're describing reactionaries and imperialists, both of which are better represented under the libertarian banner than you may like to admit
the mistake here of course is to associate any and all governments with each other, to which i would ask "what makes your ideal government any different?" it's not that you oppose all government intervention; you're no anarchist. you're simply an advocate for your own pet government. liberty for me, government for thee.
Why do some white poeple have such a hard time dealing with OTHER races? Clearly you can have many traditions that dont include hanging someone from a tree based on their DNA makeup. I think the bigger picture is these men at this school...yes men...they can vote and go into the military. These men were taught by their older brothers and parents. These men will go on to be mangers to teachers and maybe even politicians....Why are there so many white groups with the message of murder and hate geared towards other races? Why do some white people have a difficult time learning acceptance? It is really hard to find a large amount of other races that have come together to preach the hate of people of white skin in this country. Some say the black panther party but the black panther party was created to defend from KKK and Police officers from killing their kids and young men in their communities. So once again Dear White People why are some whites so fond of forming hate groups in this Nation? Up to 1,000 now.
the black panther party was legit as hell up until they were all assassinated, imprisoned, or turned informant. it's really got to burn up the bulk of racist white people to know that they are both too cowardly and too aware of how great they actually have it to actually act on their aggrieved white man problems like the revolutionaries they've oppressed.