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  1. Bettymom

    History repeating itself.

    June 10, 2017
    1. Nightbane

      Yes, alas. Is there any doubt why I consider the human race doomed and that I ws born late in 11th hour of its miserable existence?

      June 10, 2017
  2. SEC

    Per your last comment on Betty’s post, yes it bothers and it should when one does not acheive what one aspires to but though one prefers to live in peace it does not require suicidal acts. Your path I can’t see how it would bother adherents for that path inclines to “might making right”.

    June 11, 2017
    1. Nightbane

      I dont’ get along with might makes right lot. They are rarely acquainted with any sort of honour, their definition of enemy is much like the Shrub’s, for or against us and the any not for are enemies. For me and those like me, enemy is a any who cause or try dire hurt or harm upon self, mate, family, community, it is modified by whether the offense was really an offense or a response to dire hurt or harm caused by the one under attack. Insults and difference of opinion or religion are not qualified reasons, attempts to kill, maim, rape, do serious bodily harm are as are those who dam up or pollute the water upstream and leave artificial drought or poison downstream, those who steal or harm your food supplies, those who who invade unprovoked and without good reason and/or on basis of lies for reasons of greed instead of approaching in peace and saying what is needed, asking help and working to benefit all. those who hurt, take and cause disruption to the community are considered enemies, those who simply hold different opinions or faith are not and we are encouraged to learn the ways of others, respect them and work with them, force is the last resort. Might does not make right, is usually only brings suffering, subjugation,corruption and erosion or destruction of society and peace to all.

      June 11, 2017
      1. SEC

        and? there is no call against self-defense like there is no corner on the market of cupidity and stupidity per one cultural group or another. When one’s culture does not translate across lines anger, fear and violence tends to arise. The original residents were not universally angelic beings and were prone to cruelties of their own.

        June 11, 2017
        1. Nightbane

          culture needn’t translate, was why we were given minds, to comprehened and to work out a way to live in pace with the neighbours. instead, too amny choose incivil ways.
          Never said any people were not without their follies and troubles. waht I am saying is we should damned well know and do better, your country, even the infant it is, should not be assaulting and causing the death of an elderly lwoman simply because she is black and her family are both black and indigenous people. I am saying the sons of bitches shold not be let to gt away with murder simply becasue they are white christioans and she was black. She, too, was a devout follower of the carpenter. All she wished to do was see her grandkid graduate.

          June 14, 2017
          1. SEC

            who? she?? what??? your comment took a left turn and you lost me. I’m just saying it is not only the Christian white that commit acts out of misunderstanding and fear. When one is in another milieu other than their original and act per their upbringing but it is not kosher in the new fights can and do happen

            June 14, 2017
            1. Nightbane

              see third comment from me here:
              http://nightbane.thoughts.com/posts/i-leave-you-with-this—3

              June 14, 2017
  3. magnocrat

    Nightbane humans taken as a whole are the same ; the strong survive the weak are largely crushed. Religion should teach us a better way, to care for our neighbors, but more often than not the selfish ambition overrides

    June 11, 2017
    1. Nightbane

      most religion teaches to sugjugate and kill those not of the same faith, permits taking slaves, going to the next community not of your own way and killing all the males down to age five and then raping the women, taking them back if they amuse you to use as long as you like before getting rid of them to sword or slavery and then using any product of these awful unions as you see fit. of the major faiths, Buddhism is the one dunt advocate, then or now, any of that. though not a Buddhist, i bow to the Buddha

      June 11, 2017
  4. magnocrat

    When we lived in caves we were tribal and we still retain that mentality. It is not by choice but by nature. In the old testament we have the twelve Jewish tribes each seeking domination.
    Jesus Christ attempted to teach that the human race was one tribe but it largely failed and we ended up with a host of Christian tribes. Science has discovered we are indeed one tribe which left Africa about 100,000 years ago. DNA has taken us back to the scientific Adam a remarkable achievement. I suspect the very early human tribes ate their enemies as animals often eat their own kind. Steven Pinker points out that we are not clean slates but carry a huge evolutionary baggage.
    Buddhism rests on Karma for its justification believing if we don’t get justice in this life we will get it in the next.
    Man is an animal with a moral conscience hence many of us suffer with guilt. To cause pain or suffering worries many people , some become vegetarians or even vegans.
    The tiger or the hawk cannot commit murder we can. Freud summed it up when he said ’ we are at war with ourselves’.

    June 12, 2017
  5. SEC

    as I did not comment on that one it is not one I regularly peruse, but by the metric stated (go home) then the so-called native Americans should heed their own recommendation and exit stage left over the Bering Sea from whence the immigrated too

    June 14, 2017
    1. Nightbane

      thye di not , so far as anyone is aware, displace kill or persecute other indigenous people, the place was empty when they got there.
      but if you’d lie tot ake that one to the ultimate end, let’s all go back to Africa, hmmmm?

      June 14, 2017
      1. Nightbane

        too, there has been increasing evidence they may have actually roginated on on the western side of th straihgt and actully went the other way. not easy to tell but one thing for sure, it seems they did not come to an occupied place

        June 14, 2017
      2. SEC

        operative word as far as anyone is aware but I think there have been at least 3 migrations of “first Americans” out of Asia. So the 2nd and 3rd which I think were centuries after the first were welcomed in no problemo? I’m not sure that the human race has changed that much

        June 14, 2017
        1. Nightbane

          no, and that is why Nature is geting fed up with it. i agree with Natir and begin to wush I will just on enough to see it all go to hell and nevermind the handbasket

          June 15, 2017