The French Revolution was more like the American Revolution that took place a decade earlier than the riot at the U.S. Capitol. Even Thomas Jefferson believed that what was happening in France was the same as what had occurred in America - are you suggesting that the riot at the capitol and Trumpers outrage is similar to the American Revolution?


Political diversity is the only way to foster and protect cultural and social diversity

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In Washington, all is for naught if two insane and corrupt political parties continue to dominate the political arena. In this age of misinformation, the best answer to targeted political propaganda from the GOP is not more power concentration in the other direction, but less overall.


Thanks for reading, but I'm definitely not a libertarian, very far from it. So let me repeat this:


You raise a lot of very important points, however, calling for the replacement of Capitalism with an invisible system does not work - there is currently no better system in practice than capitalism. This is true for the following reasons:


Thank you, If something is too complicated to understand, it's probably because it's a scam - the monetary system is far more straightforward (most of the time). Cryptocurrency is unsustainable because it depends upon electricity to exist - if the power went out tomorrow, then game over. Fiat Currencies on the other hand only need an agreement by society that the government backing that currency is legitimate. There will absolutely be a violent end to the cryptocurrency mania, although the future of them is probably as digital versions of fiat currencies. Elon Musk is a man child melomaniac who is more interested in going to Mars then he is of preserving the Earth, his ability to convince nerds that he is cool is why he's been so successful. Musk is the epitome of "right place at the right time."


There is a lot of criticism of this article saying "yeah but socialism is evil" but the author is not advocating socialism, he's advocating social ownership of the mechanisms that society depends upon. Nothing in this article advocates a planned economy - rather, it advocates increased participation by motivating people by other factors than death or loss. I'm usually pretty critical of anti-capitalism articles because they are usually so Marxist, (young Marx and Engels) but this article really nails it. This isn't an article advocating communism, it's advocating democracy in ownership. Bravo, well done... I just hope I can win you back over to French Wine.


There was a time when bragging was considered a personality flaw - today, it's considered self-help motivational writing.


The First Amendment doesn’t protect your Facebook or Twitter account.

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The FCC has been regulating broadcast content since, well the birth of the FCC in 1934. To this day it is still not possible to utter a word of profanity on public television without repercussions.


The worst is when these "millionaires" are twenty somethings who made their small fortune by generating followers of their social media content, and then they exploit naïve and overworked marketing managers who have a budget to spend on social media marketing. Somehow, they think that it's legitimate and sustainable. They go on to tell everyone else how to become a con artist of the internet. Pretty amazing.


Despite what's being said in the news, or at the local Wal-Mart perhaps, most people are indeed taking covid-19 quite seriously. That said, here in France I have witnessed a major generational issue: I'll estimate that 90% of people (if not more) have taken covid seriously; amongst the group of aged 16 - 21 that number has been more like 40% - 50%. I've been astonished how many of my students (university level) have shrugged off the protective measures, but then when they actually get covid, they freak out. Even more strange, their fellow students in the upper levels (22 - 24) are far more likely to be avid mask wearers. It's a very bizarre situation that I imagine will be studied for many years to come.

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