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What May 2019 Will Bring? And What Not?

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vetuste_ennemi | 00:58 Wed 02nd Jan 2019 | Society & Culture
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Bonne Année à tous.

A New Year's gift to friends and enemies of the EU. It's an intelligent .comment by De Tocqueville from his reflections on the American republic, and his speculations on future threats to its liberties He was obviously speaking by analogy with his knowldge of "L'Ancien Régime". (From where I come from, of course, I see this as a rather profound anticipation of the methods by which democracy regresses into oligarchy)

"If despotism were to establish itself in today's democratic nations, it would probably have a different character. It would be more extensive and more mild, and it would degrade men without tormenting them...The sovereign [VE: read Commission], after taking individuals one by one in his powerful hands and kneading them to his liking, reaches out to embrace society as a whole. Over it he spreads a fine mesh of uniform, minute, and complex rules, through which not even the most original minds and most vigorous souls can poke their heads above the crowd. He does not break men's wills but softens, bends, and guides them. He seldom forces anyone to act but consistently opposes action. He does not destroy things but prevents them from coming into being. Rather than tyrannize, he inhibits, represses, saps, stifles, and stultifies, and in the end he reduces each nation to nothing but a flock of timid and industrious animals, with the government as its shepherd...".

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naomi because i don't need to spend my days discussing islam with someone who has a narcissistic attitude towards the topic.
Stamford Hill? Is that the clink I was in?
Stamford hill? You mean the largest concentration of Charedi Hasidic Jews in Europe?
Theland if you are not going to respond in a sensible manner I too will take my leave of you!
Spath, //constantly defame that religion due to the mentally ill actions of a few individuals//

Odd that the mentally ill are not nearly so prevalent among other religions.
Melanie Philipss book Londonistan is a good read Spath
Theland, you wrote:
\\ Your agenda is set on Muslims, seems one you just can't let go of. //
Isn't that the same as a one track mind, which you think is insulting?
Rockrose - didn't know that. Sorry. Your point?
Vulcan - are you a Muslim apologist?
"Odd that the mentally ill are not nearly so prevalent among other religions. "

Naomi, they are though, the media just doesn't use the persons religion as an excuse or reason.

Because lets be honest, that's the only way you know anything about anything that happens in the world, via the media. They want to make you think a certain way.. It's working.
Theland i guess that's the thing.. Selling an apple to someone who wants an apple is easy.
Yes Spath, I lived near their and worked for one of the companies owned by them and I can tell you they certainly kept themselves isolated on the whole from the outside world
spathiphyllum
"Odd that the mentally ill are not nearly so prevalent among other religions. "

Naomi, they are though, the media just doesn't use the persons religion as an excuse or reason.

Because lets be honest, that's the only way you know anything about anything that happens in the world, via the media. They want to make you think a certain way.. It's working.



What media do you read?
Definitely different media to me.
Spath, Can’t see the others ‘warping their reasoning’ enough to attack us though, can you?

Rockrose, I can tell you they [the Jews of Stamford Hill] certainly kept themselves isolated on the whole from the outside world.

They haven’t blown us up though, have they – nor asked for anything from us. Poor analogy.
"enough to attack us though"

I've never been attacked.. Nor have i ever seen a muslim even get angry.. However, i've seen loads of brits have fights in town, even seen one bottle hit mate once.. Must of been because he wasn't a muslim, just like if he was a muslim, it would have been due to that also, right?

spathiphyllum
"enough to attack us though"

I've never been attacked.. Nor have i ever seen a muslim even get angry..



You think the 7/7 bombers were just slightly miffed and not angry then?
spath, //I've never been attacked//

Jolly good. Let's just ignore the many thousands who have then.

// lets be honest, that's the only way you know anything about anything that happens in the world, via the media. They want to make you think a certain way.. It's working. //

It's certainly working for you.
2005.. 14 years ago.. least we forget. -.-
Lest We Forget or least we forget?

Still, have no idea of your point.
Naomi my responses were to something that Theland wrote

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