Skip to comments.Civilization Requires Collective Common Sense
Posted on 09/24/2020 3:53:10 AM PDT by Kaslin
Without common sense in government, civilization cannot continue.
After the summer protests and rioting in many large cities, activists demanded a defunding, or at least radical pullbacks, of the police. So-called crime experts often concurred. So some city governments ignored public warnings and diminished their police presence despite a sharp rise in crime in many cities. Looting and arson were often ignored.
If you call 911 in a large American city, there is no guarantee that anyone will answer promptly and send out police to aid the endangered. So gun sales have soared. Some people who never before owned weapons, or even opposed the use of firearms, are now terrified to remain unarmed. Self-protection often outweighs abstract ideology.
According to a recent Gallup poll, most black Americans favor maintaining or increasing police presence. Often, city officials who support cutting back on law enforcement still expect their own homes and property to be constantly policed. The same is often true of activist elites who live far from the inner city.
Large swaths of the American West are now charred by out-of-control wildfires. Some governors and many federal bureaucrats blame the conflagrations on climate change. But those who actually live within forests, or on mountains and foothills, that are historically vulnerable to wildfires know that the epic droughts of 2013-2015 killed or dried out millions of acres of trees and vegetation.
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I’m obviously not a logger but when I saw the sad sight of dead trees in the mountains from bark beetles I thought it would be an opportunity to harvest those trees. And the fringe benefits would be less fuel for wildfires. It seems the experts have things under control. Riiight.
Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savages whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
The precondition of a civilized society is the barring of physical force from social relationshipsthus establishing the principle that if men wish to deal with one another, they may do so only by means of reason: by discussion, persuasion and voluntary, uncoerced agreement.
The necessary consequence of mans right to life is his right to self-defense. In a civilized society, force may be used only in retaliation and only against those who initiate its use.
Civilization requires identifying EVIL...the UNCIVILIZED and REMOVING them from CIVILIZATION.
BE PREPARED to be UNCIVILIZED toward the UNCIVIL.
Evil people always support each other; that is their chief strength. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
WHO are the EVIL?
And that, FRiends, is what this entire statist charade has ALWAYS been about.
There is no dead brush in the German Forests and it's perfectly save to walk. I would be afraid to walk in a forest here in the states.
It also requires commonality which seems to be more and more elusive.
I’m not afraid to walk in most forrests around here but managing them leaves a lot to be desired. The first order of business is to change the environmental narrative that’s been created by extremists. That’s a heavy lift. And I really feel that to do that is going to require an armed conflict. It is the logical and historical conclusion that we’re unfortunately going to have to face.
It apparently has been that way for a very long time. When I was in the Army I spent time in Hanau, home of the Brothers Grimm. In the forested areas around there, you could get a sense I think, from where they drew the inspiration for some of their tales.
Korea was similar. During the Japanese occupation, much of Korea was stripped bare of forests for lumber. Many forested areas now are those that have been deliberately planted since the end of the Korean war, with acres and acres of trees all rooted in neat, evenly spaced rows like a huge, well-managed garden.
“”There is no dead brush in the German Forests and it’s perfectly save to walk.”
It apparently has been that way for a very long time.”
Fertile soil? No Dead Brush? Just lots of bodies. Might also be because of all the HUMAN ASH fertilizer blown in the wind during WWII. It’s increasingly unsafe, again, for our Sabra brothers and sisters in the Fatherland.
Add in the Mooselimb hordes that the Red Diaper’ed Whoooooore Angela brought in and I wouldn’t be walking alone in the woods.
Yea . . . let’s not give too much charm and adoring accolades to the Effin Nazis. It ain’t Willie Brandt’s “Socialist Utopia” of the 1970’s anymore.
That German forests tend to be well managed (at least ones I went to in the 90s) is not an accolade. It is a statement for comparison and contrast to how our ecofreaks let things run wild in the West. Take your pick whichever you like better. I didn't particularly endorse either.
Once the pressure of individual survival is relieved, the requirement for Common Sense is eliminated. All sorts of absurdities can be entertained.
That is how we got where we are now. Foolishness is no longer a guarantee of poverty and death.
Yep... I keep hoping that common sense becomes a common virtue again... But the older I get, the more I despair of such a thing coming to pass.
Good one from VDH.
The guy who keeps coming to mind for me is Michael Polanyi, the scientist and philosopher who warned about the politicization of science back in the fifties and sixties.
Common sense is not common it’s learned by other peoples mistakes.
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