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Messenger: Nesta1 Sent: 4/19/2019 12:40:28 PM
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As I&i have been many times accused on this website of being a pacifist, and I&i have not denied this label because my consistently non-violent philosophy is more or less consistent with pacifism, so the attempt to brand me as someone endorsing violence is just downright bizarre (well, disingenuous really, considering the source). I've endured the criticism for my non-violent views in other threads before because it's a core principle. Pointing out one's opposition to someone's politics has never equated to a call for or an endorsement of violence.

Mr. Trump and his chickenhawk thugs like Bolton & Abrams, on the other hand, are bullies & bloodthirsty warmongers so it should not be surprising that a "pacifist" and a RastafarI following the Teachings of His Majesty would view their fiendish policies to be utterly reprehensible.

JAH LOVE & PEACE GIVE US THE VICTORY


Messenger: Nesta1 Sent: 4/24/2019 6:19:40 AM
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Dr. Eliot A. Cohen (i.e., right-wing political scientist who shares Trump's ideologically in quite a few areas) speaks candidly:

"...president [Trump] has proved himself to be what many critics have long accused him of being: belligerent, bullying, impatient, irresponsible, intellectually lazy, short-tempered, and self-obsessed."

"Trump seems to have a short attention span, little understanding of how the federal government works, and a tendency to get distracted by domestic political fights."

"It is unsurprising that a man who by some accounts gets most of his news from television cannot get a grip on the vast complexity of the U.S. government."

Excerpted from Journal of Foreign Affairs, January/February 2019 issue, Essay: "America’s Long Goodbye: The Real Crisis of the Trump Era"


Messenger: The BANNED -- Hemphill Sent: 4/30/2019 12:45:50 PM
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Just to prove that Nesta is a troll and always has to have 'the last word'.

Can he resist??

LOL


Messenger: Nesta1 Sent: 4/30/2019 1:46:32 PM
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I think you're forgetting that it is your idol, Mr. Trump (i.e., the antithesis of H.I.M. Haile Selassie) who is the one always seeking the last word and undying attention for himself.


Messenger: The BANNED -- Hemphill Sent: 4/30/2019 1:57:20 PM
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Hahahahahaha too easy

Haile Selassie LOVES Trump


Messenger: Nesta1 Sent: 4/30/2019 2:16:56 PM
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That His Majesty LOVES All of His Idren is nothing akin to an endorsement of wickedness. There is no man or wombman that His Majesty does not LOVE.


Messenger: The BANNED -- Hemphill Sent: 4/30/2019 2:33:48 PM
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Last word Nesta


Messenger: Nesta1 Sent: 4/30/2019 2:40:52 PM
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Love is always the last word.


Messenger: The BANNED -- Hemphill Sent: 4/30/2019 2:47:34 PM
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LOL

'Love' coming from a communist/socialist (AKA fascism and Nazism) sympathizer is akin to George Orwells 1984 and the 'Ministry of Truth'.


Messenger: Nesta1 Sent: 5/1/2019 2:41:20 AM
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The problem with distilling people down to labels is that it reduces them to non-humans. Naturally, along the graduated spectrum from strict socialism to laissez faire capitalism, a follower of Christ's (and hence Haile Selassie's) Teachings is going to come down somewhere in the middle such that the poor, elderly and disabled who need help to live decent quality lives aren't left by society in the dirt to rot. I think that most people approve of and enjoy the benefits of a measured degree of "socialism" in society (e.g., freeways, sewerage collection and treatment, air traffic control, public schools, monetary and health benefits for the elderly, disabled and widowed/orphaned, etc.). What most object to is the complete take over of private corporate affairs by government in much the same way as most object to the complete takeover of government by private corporate interests (e.g., Washington DC post-Citizens United ruling).

It should be simple for reasonable people to agree that socialism and capitalism is not an "either-or" proposition; it's always a blend, a balance. Zealotry on either side of the spectrum tends to lead to problems for people.

I enjoyed the historically accurate observation by Jahcub Onelove in an earlier post:

"Socialism has never had a chance to take root in Latin America due to USA intervention. So there's no real way to tell if it would have benefited the people or not, it's never had a chance to grow... The socialist end up nationalizing their resources (copper in Chile, sugar in Cuba) and this hurts big business in the USA, so the USA intervenes every time. In Chile the USA tried to starve the people for 3 years before the Pinochet coup. So this is nothing new. Yes the USA is willing to starve people to get their $$$. Old news."

[When he says "socialism" he's talking about a political/economic system that operates further toward socialism than capitalism along the spectrum as there is no "pure" socialism or capitalism in practice anywhere.]

Clearly there wasn't much Love given to Chileans by U.S.-puppet dictator Pinochet after their democratically-elected socialist government was toppled by the CIA. Love comes from human beings, not political philosophies or economic models. When humans are sacrificed in the interest of serving a political or economic philosophy, it's always diabolical regardless of which philosophy is being served. The "we're good and they are bad" political/economic mentality is a moronically simplistic binary approach to complex social matters which always creates fertile ground for the devil to sow the seeds of hostility, violence, injustice and human suffering.



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