"A Time for Choosing" "A Time for Choosing" - Page 2

starting strength gym
Page 2 of 10 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 95

Thread: "A Time for Choosing"

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Posts
    336

    Default

    • starting strength seminar april 2021
    • starting strength seminar june 2021
    • starting strength seminar august 2021
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    The convention in written English is to somehow distinguish book titles, usually with italics. For example, if I suggested that the decline and fall of the Roman empire was interesting, you might not get my meaning.
    Won't happen again.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    24

    Default

    Everyone needs to read The Law, by Frederic Bastiat. This online PDF version has an excellent forward by Walter Williams.

    https://fee.org/media/14951/thelaw.pdf

  3. #13
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Posts
    45

    Default

    1984 is technically fiction but Orwell got some things frighteningly accurate. The Prolefeed being one of them.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Posts
    54

    Default

    Thanks Rip et al, advice appreciated. I think we’re living in a world on the brink and that arrogant vengeful leftism is about to push us over the edge of the precipice. Tyranny now exists and dominates in every field of cultural, political and social life; elections are rigged and the ‘wrong’ outcomes (e.g Brexit) are undermined and attacked from within by what can only be referred to as the Deep State. Part of the push back against this is, in my view, a self educated citizenry. As a citizen of a Western nation, I see it as my duty to learn the counter narrative to that which is being pushed by big government and its apologists.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Posts
    336

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ericw View Post
    1984 is technically fiction but Orwell got some things frighteningly accurate. The Prolefeed being one of them.
    Yes and he sums up the leftist very well in 'The Road to Wigan Pier'. Its amazing how nothing at all has changed.

    They don't care about the working class, they are disgusted by them.

    Though I should add when Orwell wrote 'The Road to Wigan Pier' he still thought socialism was the answer. You should read in conjunction with 'Homage to Catalonia' it's really a sad account of how these idealistic movements end up as totalitarian evil. Both are non fiction.

    While you're at it read 'The Gulag Archipelago' by Solzhenitsyn. It's very hard reading but if you want to learn about why communism always ends up in a pile of human bones it's a good place to start.

    I also thought the movie 'First They Killed My Father' on Netflix gave an horrifying but accurate account of what happens when these kind of ideologically possessed revolutionaries take over. A lot of murder.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Posts
    45

    Default

    The Gulag Archipelago is indeed a difficult read. It’s difficult to imagine such things have happened repeatedly throughout history.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Posts
    336

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ericw View Post
    The Gulag Archipelago is indeed a difficult read. It’s difficult to imagine such things have happened repeatedly throughout history.
    Yet it is a good reminder how close that kind of hell is to becoming reality if poisonous ideas take hold.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    349

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sib View Post
    Yet it is a good reminder how close that kind of hell is to becoming reality if poisonous ideas take hold.
    A-fucking-woman. And Jordan Peterson does a good job of distilling down why that hell is so close (in his talks about the book(s)).

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Posts
    336

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by johnst_nhb View Post
    A-fucking-woman. And Jordan Peterson does a good job of distilling down why that hell is so close (in his talks about the book(s)).
    He does indeed. I've just started Gad Saad 'The Parasitic Mind'. Its billed as a follow up to Jordan Petersons work. Seems good already.

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    South of France
    Posts
    2,781

    Default

    starting strength coach development program
    As a complement to some of the titles already mentioned, I would humbly suggest to read the section 'The Chile Experiment' from Chapter 4 of Jason Hickel's The Divide (not as a definitive account, but as a good introduction to the subject).

    Chile went from Communist hell to libertarian paradise in the space of a coup. The economic policies of the Chichago School of Economics, direct spiritual successor of Von Hayek's ideology, were applied in full and with no restraint. Von Hayek himself was a strong supporter of Pinochet, holding one of the annual meetings of his Mont Pelerin society in Chile at the height of the regime.

    I don't think it's a coincidence that it took a dictactor as ruthless as Pinochet to put in practice Hayek's and Milton Friedman's ideas; their application produces a society so unfair and oppressive that any democratically elected government proposing them would be voted out at the earliest opportunity.

    IPB

Page 2 of 10 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •