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@ManicProgressive wrote:


I was giving you the benefit of the doubt that you wouldn’t criticize others who commented here without reading the book, while doing the exact same thing yourself -  commenting here without having read the book.  My bad. 


So its ok for liberals to criticize the book just by reading the title, and judging by the person starting this thread, but not someone commenting who at least knew what the book was about?

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@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

@ManicProgressive wrote:


Why don’t you post a synopsis then? Better than hate hate hate closed mind closed closed mind. What’s the premise and rationale?


I've already posted links to synopsis and reviews on line.  I'm sure there are liberals who know how to follow links or to use google.


I was giving you the benefit of the doubt that you wouldn’t criticize others who commented here without reading the book, while doing the exact same thing yourself -  commenting here without having read the book.  My bad. 

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@jimc91 wrote:

@Soosie This is amazing!  You should consider copying this thread and sending it to the author of the book you are reading.  Overwhelming evidence that she is dead on target!!!

 

Good job Soosie!

 

 


I'm sure that HE will not appreciate being mistaken for a woman.

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@alferdpacker

Thanks for the condensed author, and book review.

And Scout, Cent, & Snoop, spot on observations, and noting their lack of back up for their accusations.

Also, Mick, along with his timely thoughts  on this topic, alluded to something that I thought also, why do I want to spend my time on a book that supports Soosie’s point of view when I can spend my time on reading about the good which many 

people are trying to do for our nation...

not the trump train wreck currently taking place. 

 

Closed minds, hardly. Just don’t support liars and the make america white again agenda

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@MIseker wrote:

 Conservatives think they should make people behave the way they want. Liberals believe in letting people behave the way they want.



By dictating and engineering social standards?   I believe that the liberals doesn't believe in individualism but that all people should conform to what is good for the group.


"By dictating and engineering social standards? " - describes the so-called conservatives on this board and Republicans in Congress. 

 

Which group is trying to tell people what religion they should follow?

Which group is trying to restrict the rights of homosexuals?

Which group is trying to control what medical care a women can get?

 

Live your life as you want but stop trying to force everyone into your narrow view.

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Book Title - The Closing of The Liberal Mind

 

Republican - Conservative Agenda

 

1. Destroy Healthcare for All Americans -

 

Go Backwards in time to a period when Health Insurance Companies controlled Healthcare - Costs - Access - Treatment - Everything -

 

Go Backwards in time to a period when Pre-existing Conditions excluded Millions from Life Itself

 

2. Destroy the Environment

 

Go Backwards in time to a period where the Dirtiest Mostly Costly - in Lives and Treasure - to Produce - Energy Sources - were the most prevalent - Oil and Especially Coal

 

Go backwards in Time to a Period where sitting in a Traffic Jam caused Black Lung Disease from the Emissions from Cars Trucks and Buses

 

3. Religious Finaticism

 

Go Backwards in time to a Period where Religion dominated the Lives of Every Man Woman & Child - the only place that system exists today is in places like Iran - Saudi Arabia - Egypt - Turkey - Israel

 

Go Backwards in time to a Period when Woman had to risk self-abortion - back-alley abortions - give birth to Chidren and leave them in Cardboard boxes in a Dumpster

 

Politics

 

Go Backwards in time to a Period when people like McCarthy Stalin Lenin Mussolini Hitler rules their Countries by eliminating the Rule of Law - Eliminating a Free Press

 

Go Backwards in time to a Period where American Soldiers were deployed fighting wars on every Continent around the Globe

 

Go Backwards in time to a Period where Employers held all the Cards.........sweatshop and child labor flourished

 

Democrats - Liberals - Progressives - Changed all that - so a Book in 2018 with the Title - the Closing of the Liberal Mind by definiton is a Lie...........................

 

Just Remember who is really telling you to Close Your Mind

 

“Just remember: What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what's happening,” Trump said.

 

“Just stick with us. Don’t believe the crap you see from these people — the fake news.”

 

Those Two Sentences are not a Invitation to Enlightenment & Independent Thought

 

 

 

 

( " China if You're Listening - Get Trumps Tax Returns " )

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Very strange notion of compulsive conformity.

EVERYBODY gets sick, ergo everyone needs health care. Providing a system where everyone CAN get health care in no way requires that they DO get the health care.

 



And how does your post relate to mine?  You are referring to what has been classified as government  for decades.   Water, roads, law enforcement has been around for a long time. So has education.  Who has been arguing against that.

 

I was referring to the social engineering that the Obama administration was pushing.  Also the socialist idea of sharing and sharing alike which is akin to your 'commies'.

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@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

@MIseker wrote:

 Conservatives think they should make people behave the way they want. Liberals believe in letting people behave the way they want.



By dictating and engineering social standards?   I believe that the liberals doesn't believe in individualism but that all people should conform to what is good for the group.


Very strange notion of compulsive conformity.

EVERYBODY gets sick, ergo everyone needs health care. Providing a system where everyone CAN get health care in no way requires that they DO get the health care.

 

An education is necessary to function in society. Providing a system that offers excellent education to everyone in no way requires everyone take advantage of that education.

 

Safe food and drinking water benefits everyone, but there's no requirement to use the sources which provide the SAFE product.

 

In short, there is NOTHING in the Liberal vision of America that REQUIRES any American participate.

 

On the other hand, all those NECESSARY things for society to function are being DENIED to millions of Americans based on MONEY. Those who NEED the services cannot get them because Republicans refuse to see society provides them. All this based on some hairbrained assessment that says improving things for everyone must be subservient to improving things for those at the very top, otherwise we'll all become commies.

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@mickstuder wrote:

@Soosie wrote:
I'm not going to read a book so I can try to find something in the book that would help others to support someone elses opinions I don't agree with in the first place@mick...........I think you may be elevating your superior intellect just a bit. Go back and read the statement you made and tell me how you could have an opinion and not agree when you don't even know what is in the book? The amount I have read so far is not as unflattering to your cult group as you may think. As for a debate, don't think you understand what a debate is and the statement you made proves this. It is a FACT that you want to disagree with something when you don't even know what is in the book. Wonder what that is called????


I don't have to read the book - when the Book Title already tells the Story - A Story I don't agree with........................

 

 


 

The entire world is well aware of the fact that trump could never succeed in reading the entire book - and wouldn't have the patience to have anyone read it to him...

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@Soosie wrote:
I'm not going to read a book so I can try to find something in the book that would help others to support someone elses opinions I don't agree with in the first place@mick...........I think you may be elevating your superior intellect just a bit. Go back and read the statement you made and tell me how you could have an opinion and not agree when you don't even know what is in the book? The amount I have read so far is not as unflattering to your cult group as you may think. As for a debate, don't think you understand what a debate is and the statement you made proves this. It is a FACT that you want to disagree with something when you don't even know what is in the book. Wonder what that is called????


I don't have to read the book - when the Book Title already tells the Story - A Story I don't agree with........................

 

 

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