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Archive for November 15th, 2009

Deference to a Superior

Posted by Mark on November 15, 2009


I understand bows like this are a sign of great respect, but in other parts of the world bows also represent deference to a superior. Meaning “great honor, respect and esteem due a superior or elder”. Or “the willingness to carry out the wishes of others”. This, by itself, is not a bad thing but when combined with other presidential actions makes for a pattern without any historical precedent. In my opinion, not a very good one.

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A Superpower Stirs

Posted by Mark on November 15, 2009


A Superpower Stirs: 600 years after bringing home its armada, will China once again stride the world’s stage? Very interesting article about China and its perceived influence. The 160+ comments on the article are also interesting. Good read!

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To Be or Not To Be – A Terroist

Posted by Mark on November 15, 2009

Why is Obama NOT calling this a terrorist attack?

Political correctness is at least partly responsible for the disaster at Fort Hood. Roger L. Simon in a an excellent article called “Fort Hood: Political Correctness as Murder Weapon” in Pajamas Media, makes this point ” ….Political correctness is derived from the more… intellectually respectable doctrine of cultural relativism. In essence, cultural relativism holds that an individuals beliefs and activities should only be understood in terms of his or her own culture. It’s the ultimate version of “who are we to judge?” If Ayatollah Khomeini wishes to oppress all the women and homosexuals in Iran, it’s their way. If Mao seeks to knock off seventy million of his countrymen, so be it. We shouldn’t impose our values.”

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