Look, I haven't mentioned Zeus, Buddah, or some religion.
Started by Bad Penny II, October 06, 2017, 01:08:35 PM
QuoteDuring the Spanish inquisition, Jews secretly maintained their religion while living as Catholics in public. They were called Marranos.American talk-show host, Dennis Prager says there is a new class of Marranos in America. They are the conservatives who feel uncomfortable to admit that they support president Trump publicly.The American conservative Marranos are usually mocked by friends and colleagues, and can be socially ostracised.They are reluctant to express their views publicly in the land of the free and home of the brave.
QuoteIt's unprecedented, nobody in my lifetime has had to hide what they really believe.
Quote from: Magdalena on October 06, 2017, 02:00:37 PMAre you aware that the word, marranos means pigs? The new Pigs in America. ...And, I'm sorry for saying this over and over again, but if they are talking about specifically those who support president Trump they should say, The new Pigs in the USA. America is a continent, North America, Central America, South America. Yeah, that fucking political correctness again!
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on October 07, 2017, 02:32:42 AM...do you identify more with Nord or Sud?
QuoteHad anyone ever predicted that in America – the land renowned more than any other for liberty and free speech – the word "Marrano" would ever accurately characterize any of its citizens, let alone close to half the voting population, that individual would have been regarded as a charlatan.But, given the intolerance and hatred on the left and its dominance over almost every area of American life, such an individual would have been a prophet.
Quote from: Recusant on October 07, 2017, 05:06:31 AMPrager is Jewish, but that doesn't give him a pass for equating the very real persecution of Jews in Spain with conservatives in the US feeling like they have to be careful about where they air their opinions.
Quote from: Recusant on October 07, 2017, 05:06:31 AMI listened to the part of the radio program in which Prager appeared. In the introduction, the interviewer said that Prager owns a "university you can go to online." Prager's website is called "Prager University" but it isn't actually a university at all. It "offers five-minute videos on various subjects, such as the Ten Commandments, the minimum wage, the Middle East, Global warming, and happiness, from a conservative perspective. According to Prager, he created the site to challenge the 'unhealthy effect intellectually and morally' of the American higher education system." (source) Either the radio host didn't bother to do any research or she's a knowing shill for Prager's propagandizing.
Quote from: Recusant on October 07, 2017, 05:06:31 AMPrager jumps right into lying, saying that people being shunned for their views is "unprecedented" in the United States. I don't think he's so ignorant that he's unaware of the existence of McCarthyism and its effects on American society.
Quote from: Recusant on October 07, 2017, 05:06:31 AMHe talks about people avoiding expressing their conservative views so that they don't have to deal with backlash from those around them as if nobody else has had to deal with that exact situation for their left-wing views, or their sexuality, or any other aspect of their approach to life that they think might create a problem if aired openly. In fact, if the people who've written to him to complain about this hold the same views that he holds, I'm not surprised that they're hesitant to talk openly about them. Some of the things he says are simply repugnant to many people in the United States. On the other hand, there are places in the US where views like his are heavily in the majority. If he believes that people who disagree with those views and live in conservative parts of the country don't often keep their opinions to themselves for fear of being ostracized he's delusional as well as dishonest.
Quote from: Recusant on October 07, 2017, 05:06:31 AMThe host then tells a story about how she exposed the hypocrisy of her "left wing friends." She heard that NASA under the Obama administration was planning to land a spacecraft on an asteroid. Clever Ms. Vanstone tells her dinner guests that Trump has plans to land a spacecraft on an asteroid, and they all laugh. Then she springs her ingenious trap--she says that actually it was Obama that set this apparently hair-brained scheme in motion. The mocking left-wingers fall silent in dismay. Oh what a triumph for clever Ms. Vanstone!
Quote from: SisterAgatha on October 09, 2017, 03:08:05 AMI don't see what the Jews were complaining about. They had the Catholic Church! They did not need any silly old "Old Testament."They still had the Jewish religion but it was perfected!