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“animis opibusque parati”

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#1 Jan 12, 2014
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by Daniel Greenfield

The hysterical responses to Amy "Tiger Mom" Chua's book discussing why some cultures succeed and others fail are revealing. Even though Chua was talking about cultural elements, rather than genetic ones, the accusations of racism are entirely predictable.

Chua's thesis, like most similar arguments, is plausible in some areas and implausible in others. Any explanation that tackles as big a subject as that is bound to have as many hits as misses.

And yet it's undeniable that some cultures succeed where others fail.

The politically correct left has long ago lost the ability to distinguish between culture and race; denouncing everything from criticism of Islam to complaints about gang culture as racist. It treats culture as equivalent to race because it doesn’t believe that people are capable of change.

The left views people as static. Culture is equivalent to race for them, because they don’t believe that people can change. Or that they should change.

The cast of successful cultures in Chua's book is more than racially diverse enough, but it's the idea that people succeed or fail because of their attitude toward life, rather than because of their privilege or lack of privilege that infuriates the left.

Setting aside the details of her positions, Chua's last two books can be boiled down to the simple fact that people who try harder are more likely to succeed and that is not an argument that the left wants aired in the public square. What was once common sense is now dangerously reactionary.

No one succeeds on their own, Elizabeth Warren and Obama insisted. They succeed only through the grace of state institutions. It's not family or culture that matters. It's the support of the state.

But the support of the state isn't enough for individuals or for businesses. Obama lavishly doled out government money to Green Energy companies only to see them fail. With corporate welfare, as with social welfare, the need for government money is a reliable predictor of failure. Those who cannot succeed on their own, will not succeed through the government....

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Oliver Canterberry

Columbus, OH

#2 Jan 14, 2014
Some cultures are cursed:

"Cursed be Canaan, a servant of servant shall he be" Genesis 9:25

"I will bless those that bless thee and curse those that curse thee" Genesis 12:3

These curses are still in effect for some peoples and they cannot escape these judgments since they are directly from God no matter what atheistic liberals say.
Laughing Out Loud

Reynoldsburg, OH

#3 Jan 14, 2014
Oliver Canterberry wrote:
Some cultures are cursed:
"Cursed be Canaan, a servant of servant shall he be" Genesis 9:25
"I will bless those that bless thee and curse those that curse thee" Genesis 12:3
These curses are still in effect for some peoples and they cannot escape these judgments since they are directly from God no matter what atheistic liberals say.
What a bunch of bulk thumper baloney... by Chapter, Book and Verse.

“animis opibusque parati”

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#4 Jan 14, 2014
Laughing Out Loud wrote:
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What a bunch of bulk thumper baloney... by Chapter, Book and Verse.
Because there exists no peaceful, prosperous black nation among the nations of this world, it does give pause for thought.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#5 Jan 14, 2014
-tip- wrote:
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Because there exists no peaceful, prosperous black nation among the nations of this world, it does give pause for thought.
Closest we get is Botswana, Bahamas and Barbados. All three are tremendously integrated into the western economy, with substantial intermarriage in the latter two.
More Pizza for U

Reynoldsburg, OH

#6 Jan 14, 2014
Triple sausage with black olives and double anchovies to go, please...
Moonshine over Miami

Reynoldsburg, OH

#7 Jan 14, 2014
Did those Duck Dynasty people finally get indicted???
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#8 Jan 14, 2014
Moonshine over Miami wrote:
Did those Duck Dynasty people finally get indicted???
How about GOP heartthrob Chris Christie?

woof

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#9 Jan 14, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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How about GOP heartthrob Chris Christie?
woof
The base doesn't like him, only the establishment does.

Anyone can confirm this by simply searching "Fatboy" in the search function on this forum

“THE GANG”

Since: Apr 10

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#10 Jan 14, 2014
-The-Artist- wrote:
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The base doesn't like him, only the establishment does.
Anyone can confirm this by simply searching "Fatboy" in the search function on this forum
Thought of you when I saw the pic........

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/14/shak...
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Lodi, OH

#11 Jan 14, 2014
-The-Artist- wrote:
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The base doesn't like him, only the establishment does.
Anyone can confirm this by simply searching "Fatboy" in the search function on this forum
Since when is the far right fringe the base of the GOP?

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

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#12 Jan 14, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
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Since when is the far right fringe the base of the GOP?
Umm...1964
Oliver Canterberry

Columbus, OH

#13 Jan 14, 2014
-tip- wrote:
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Because there exists no peaceful, prosperous black nation among the nations of this world, it does give pause for thought.
The only one is South Africa but have visited the country personally Whites quietly are in control of everything I saw. In the Black Nations where Whites were completely removed from positions of power it has been utter disaster, the Italians leaving Somalia, the British leaving Uganda and Whites run out of Rhodesia / Zimbabwe all lead to chaos, violence and starvation.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Lodi, OH

#14 Jan 14, 2014
-The-Artist- wrote:
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Umm...1964
You seem to have a strange idea at who constitutes the base of the GOP.

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#15 Jan 14, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
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You seem to have a strange idea at who constitutes the base of the GOP.
So do you. The Rovian/Romneyesque business types get all the press while the votes come from the pro-life, pro-military, pro-Constitution (as written) middle class.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Lodi, OH

#16 Jan 14, 2014
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>So do you. The Rovian/Romneyesque business types get all the press while the votes come from the pro-life, pro-military, pro-Constitution (as written) middle class.
Odd that all of those pro-life, pro-military, pro-constitution, middle class, Anti Rove/Romney voters voted for Romney.

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#17 Jan 14, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
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Odd that all of those pro-life, pro-military, pro-constitution, middle class, Anti Rove/Romney voters voted for Romney.
You expected them to vote for Obama? Romney was GHWB redux for the GOP base voters.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Lodi, OH

#18 Jan 14, 2014
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>You expected them to vote for Obama? Romney was GHWB redux for the GOP base voters.
I wonder how Romney ended up running against Obama.
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#19 Jan 14, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
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I wonder how Romney ended up running against Obama.
Apple bobbing contests?

woof
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Lodi, OH

#20 Jan 14, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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Apple bobbing contests?
woof
Voter fraud. Romney stole the primaries.

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