Subject: Re: Video of the day Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:27 pm
This is okay, I guess. I don't have a problem with colleges being liberal, but the impression I'm getting is that the particular brand of liberalism that is entrenching itself there is the sort that I disagree with. Certainly not allowing conservative speaker is stupid. And staging a violent protest to prevent them from giving a speech is even dumber. Ideas should be fought with better ideas, not physical violence.
This is three idiots spewing utter nonsense that they pulled out of their arses. I'm curious what about this you found intriguing.
This one is more mixed. They make some valid points (such as criticizing regime change and US foreign policy and pointing out Assad's regime was secular), but also make some false accusations towards liberals (I for one do have a problem with Saudi Arabia). I certainly agree that the bombings of churches were wrong and criminal, but I don't see the fact that it was churches that were bombed as particularly problematic. Unless of course the churches were ancient and had historical value, which would upset me.
The way I see it the problem is not so much Islam specifically as religious zeal in general. During the early 90s plenty of Muslim refugees from Bosnia came to Slovenia, but they never caused any real trouble as a group. They as a rule were also chill about their religion and the women did not bother covering themselves. Or at least the ones I got to know didn't.
That said Islam specifically does have some problems that other religions don't. Mainly because Mohammed was both a religious and a political leader and the religion is built around that assumption. So a Muslim that wants to be really strict about it and follow the scripture to the letter can never truly accept a secular government. In that regard Christianity is preferable since one can make a theological argument in favor of secularism with the whole "Give to the emperor what belongs to the emperor and give to God what belongs to god" thing.
In regard to the "liberals love Islam" thing, maybe there are crazies like that, but I strongly doubt it's a general rule. What I think is more a case is that liberals saw the general level of Islamophobia, were bombarded with comparisons between Trump and Hitler, and came to fear American Muslims would have a similar thing happen to them as German Jews so they feel the urge to defend them.
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Subject: Re: Video of the day Yesterday at 9:41 am
This "Fake News" crap is such a load of bullshit.
Thanks to the internet, people have much greater access to information and are able to fact-check the mainstream media outlets much more. This caused the rise of alternative news outlets that were largely independent from the big media corporations and could present the news without /with different agendas.
The decrese in popularity and trust in the mainstream media ushered them to create this Fake News boogyman. By presenting any other source of information that is not them as untrustworthy, they hope to censor and control the information people have access to.
Notice too that this Fake News "problem" only started immediatly after Hillary lost the Election.