I value the principles which became the hallmarks of Western democracy, made possible by the Age of Reason; religious tolerance (a wall between religion and state), a commitment to scientific inquiry, the emancipation of women and children, a free and un-coerced media, and individual rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These core ideas are the beating heart of our civilisation and what make it a place worth thriving in - and dying for, as so many of our recent forefathers took it upon themselves to do. Buy Olivia's book Western Values Defended
[...] Because the subject matter causes so much anxiety and fear in young children (as indoctrinating them about an imminent human extinction will tend to do), the emotional side had to be addressed by the mind molesters, so encouraging children to become activists against the so-called climate change impact is designed to mitigate their anxieties.
[...] Iran now faces a quandary. They long for a return to the American leadership of something which is closer to the Obama/Kerry style of appeasement, which afforded Iran billions of dollars that they used to foment terrorism and proxy wars. Iranian citizens didn’t see a dime of this money used to improve their daily lives, but instead felt the brunt of harsh sanctions implemented by the U.S as soon as President Trump was elected.
[...] The Chernobyl disaster occurred in 1986. Russian-American novelist Ayn Rand defected to the United States in 1926 and died in New York in 1982. Everything she ever wrote was to instruct people about the evils of communism - in particular, its central tenet of collectivism versus individualism, which Rand considered to be “morally evil” because everywhere this was practised always resulted in the complete disregard for individual human life and flourishing. Collectivism, according to Rand, also created a society devoid of individual accountability; an incompetent society without proper justice.
[...] The FBI also knew that the dossier was a dirt-digging escapade, paid for by Hillary Clinton’s DNC as “opposition research.” This incredibly important piece of information was willfully omitted from the official FISA applications, one of seventeen “significant errors or omissions”
[...] If Europe continues on its “no-death penalty for any crime” trajectory, enshrined in the European Convention of Human Rights and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU, they will one day have to admit that in order to hold this legal principle as some sort of “civilised ideal,” they are fully prepared to sacrifice many innocents within their civilian populations [...]
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