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Free Radical

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  1. 20 hours ago, WhenFalconsWin said:

    Still waiting for those among us who like other countries so much to go ahead and take the plunge and renounce their US citizenship.  Might be the best thing that ever happened to some of you.  What is holding you guys back?

    Loving the non-answers.

  2. 2 hours ago, WhenFalconsWin said:

    All those that want to move and live in a Nordic country raise your hand...

    The American’s Left’s blond-haired, blue-eyed fantasyland The curious task of the American Left is to eliminate “white privilege” by forcing people to adopt Nordic social arrangements at gunpoint.

    Progressives have a longstanding love affair with the nations of northern Europe, which are, or in some cases were until the day before yesterday, ethnically homogeneous, overwhelmingly white, hostile to immigration, nationalistic, and frankly racist in much of their domestic policy.

    In this the so-called progressives are joined, as they traditionally have been, by brutish white supremacists and knuckle-dragging anti-Semites, who believe that they discern within the Nordic peoples the last remnant of white European purity and who frequently adopt Nordic icons and myths, incorporating them into an oddball cult of whiteness. American progressivism is a cult of whiteness, too: It imagines re-creating Danish society in Los Angeles, which is not full of Danish people, ascribing to Scandinavian social policies certain mystical tendencies that render them universal in their applicability. Call it “Nordic Exceptionalism.”

    The Left occasionally indulges in bouts of romantic exoticism — its pin-ups have included Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, Patrice Lumumba, Mao Zedong; we might even count Benito Mussolini, “that admirable Italian gentleman” who would not have been counted sufficiently white to join Franklin Roosevelt’s country club — but the welfare states that progressives dream about are the whitest ones: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, etc. The significance of this never quite seems to occur to progressives. When it is suggested that the central-planning, welfare-statist policies that they favor are bound to produce results familiar to the unhappy residents of, e.g., Cuba, Venezuela, or Bolivia — privation, chaos, repression, political violence — American progressives reliably reply: “No, no, we don’t want that kind of socialism. We want socialism like they have it in Finland.” Translation: “We want white socialism, not brown socialism!”

    The real differences between relatively homogeneous northern European societies and the sort of society we have here in the United States is rarely if ever seriously addressed by our democratic socialist friends. The unspoken assumption — that all of us will either learn to behave like good little Scandinavians or be enemies of the state in this new metaphysically blond utopia — is, as our feminist friends like to say, problematic. 

    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/420877/socialism-left-white

    So the United States can't emulate the Nordic model because there are too many dark skinned people in this country? Awesome racism bro. 

  3. 1 hour ago, Dago 3.0 said:

    I understand and please don't think I am one of those AMURICA **** YES people

    I just think that maybe it has more to do with the attitude of the society in general than any particular political or economic dogma

    That's the point though, the Nordic model isn't dogmatic, it's pragmatic in mindset, with the focus being on what benefits the people as a collective. It's capitalism regulated correctly, rather than regulated for the benefit of the oligarchy. They manage to pull off free education and quality universal healthcare while still generating wealth, socioeconomic upward mobility, and economic freedom. They've proven it is possible, and they did it through a pragmatic process of looking at how to accomplish things intelligently rather than blind dogmatic principles. 

  4. 4 minutes ago, Dago 3.0 said:

    and you think this is the result of their political and economic system?

    Strong social safety net, public education and healthcare, pro labour union, high rates of public spending done the right way, low corruption, and on and on and on. 

    I'm not dogmatic about this stuff. I'm looking at what this country needs to improve on, looking at countries that are doing exceedingly well in areas we've done poorly with, and simply asking why we shouldn't emulate what they've done to lead to such success. Switzerland, the Nordic countries, Japan, etc. all have numerous areas where they do better than us in a variety of ways. Yet whenever it comes down to what we can do to emulate them, all you hear is bleating ******** cries of "SHOSHOLISMS" and references to countries that are ****** in a thousand other ways like Venezuela as to why we can't improve. 

  5. 2 minutes ago, Dago 3.0 said:

    1) my source was CNN

    2) that is a matter of opinion and ignores any sort of variables or context....something you chided me for in your third point

    3) since you say that they are superior to us in virtually every way, I would say the onus should be on you to explain why. it goes against human nature to leave paradise so there must be a reason

    Fine, here's what I'm talking about then. Nordic countries out rank us in:

    Education: Math, reading, science per the 2015 PISA scores
    Health: Life expectancy per WHO, cost efficiency per WHO, quality of life per EUI
    Economy: Economic freedom per the Fraser Institute, socioeconomic mobility per the OECD

    And that's just skimming the surface.

  6. 2 minutes ago, Dago 3.0 said:

    1) I am well aware of the differences in methodology of rape reporting between Sweden and other countries. It's also completely irrelevant to what I said. My statement was that Sweden has had a threefold increase in rape which is within the context of their own reporting methodology

    2) since when is crime not a political and social issue?

    3) I notice you had no comment on the reports that Swedish people are leaving this paradise in record numbers

     

    1. Apparently not. They again expanded their definition of rape even more in 2013. I'd like to know the sources you're using for your statements.

    2. I say we should look at the Nordic model as something to emulate economically, and you point out that one of the Nordic countries, has a high reporting of one particular type of crime, as if that refutes the fact that they are superior to the United States in virtually every statistic that matters; economic freedom, healthcare, corruption, education, etc.

    3. Those numbers include foreign born people returning to their home countries, the proportion of Swedes leaving the country compared to the population is not at a record high, and you don't really provide any context for the statement, such as why, therefore I ignored it.

     

  7. 1 minute ago, mdrake34 said:

    The amount of discussion devoted to socialism on this board is astounding. 

    Once you take away the bogeyman for the far-right loons on this board, they quickly run out of gas. Dead civilians, dead children, dead soldiers, and a constant mindset of siege on their ideals is what drives the far-right. This is why the far-right loves terrorist attacks, school shootings, and pedophiles.

  8. 29 minutes ago, WhenFalconsWin said:

    That's just one of the reasons we are better than most, we will freely allow our citizens to move over there if they choose.  

    I'm still waiting for an example of someone on this board saying we should emulate Venezuela, instead of maybe Norway or Japan.

  9. 19 minutes ago, Dago 3.0 said:

    other than the fact that the Swedish are leaving Sweden in record numbers and reported rape has tripled in the last 7 years (they also have the highest conviction rate for rape in Europe)

    Probably because the definition of rape in Sweden is much broader than in other countries, they report every separate crime as a unique instance of rape, and they have a much healthier view of gender equality than most anywhere else in the world:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-19592372

    Of course, what this has to do with their political/economic system is beyond me. Are you saying that the Nordic model of social-democracy somehow causes its constituents to be prone to committing acts of mass rape? 

  10. On 5/5/2016 at 9:54 AM, capologist said:

    Because they want to point out countries like Sweden, etc instead of going around and talking to people who actually were born and raised in places like Venezuela and Cuba...

    How about trying to emulate those countries? They're only superior to us in virtually every way.

  11. So he blatantly refutes an outright lie posted by Robert, calling him by his old screen name in the process, and his response is to post a bunch of trash back to hm, then says we should focus on his content instead of his name? 

    Does Keller Williams train its agents to be such bullshitting spin doctors or is this natural talent? 

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