Saturday, January 30, 2010

Communitarianism is a geopolitical term

It's too bad so many online dictionaries keep re posting wikipedia pages as if wiki is an unbiased source. Someone else posted our exit link on their communitarian page years ago, soon after everything I wrote on the first page was deleted. A few editors called me a wacko site and removed the link to the ACL, and there is a history of their "debate" in Talk Communitarianism. There's also a log of my direct arguments and it's obvious I eventually gave up re posting links on the topic page to communitarian law. I did manage to add quite a few things that show the actual PRACTICAL applications though, like the whole communitarian organizations section. Of course I originally put up maybe 4 times the number left on there now.

The opening paragraph on wiki's communitarian page is so benign and boring, who can ever take this obscure philosophy seriously? Don't worry, communitarianism is just a theory and nobody takes it seriously. It has nothing to do with the creation, principles or philosophy of TSA. Amitai Etzioni has no influence what-so-ever on US airport security programs, he has no interest in putting our security first or what our limits of privacy are. He's nobody. The fact that the entire world incorporated the same exact "community policing" philosophy in the 1990s is purely coincidental. Only wackos are concerned about a grassroots, spontaneous armed "movement" that is identical in every place it spontaneously sprouts in reaction to purely local safety issues.
communitarian in Danish: Kommunitarisme
communitarian in German: Kommunitarismus
communitarian in Spanish: Comunitarismo
communitarian in Esperanto: Komunumismo
communitarian in French: Communautarisme identitaire
communitarian in Indonesian: Komunitarianisme
communitarian in Icelandic: Félagshyggja (stjórnmálaheimspeki)
communitarian in Italian: Comunitarismo
communitarian in Dutch: Communitarisme
communitarian in Japanese: 共同体主義
communitarian in Polish: Komunitaryzm
communitarian in Russian: Коммунитаризм
communitarian in Serbian: Комунитаризам
communitarian in Serbo-Croatian: Komunitarizam
communitarian in Finnish: Kommunitarismi
communitarian in Swedish: Kommunitarism
communitarian in Vietnamese: Chủ nghĩa cộng đồng
communitarian in Chinese: 社群主義
Thanks to Jimmy for passing this email along, even though I believe the War on Terror is a communitarian agenda and our conflicts with the Arabs are dialectically driven by the Zionists. I don't know if this conversation really happened but if it did it makes me happy to see our fighting men have their guts intact.

If it didn't happen, then I wonder at the purpose for creating it.

The fact that this is easily what could be happening in Middle Eastern skies is a clear indication of how closely we all walk on the edge of a massive expansion of the Iraqi and Afghanistan fronts. No word for over a month from my Marine. I'm taking that in the no news is good news vein.
Conversation overheard on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to Dubai . It's too good not to pass along. The conversation went like this...

Iranian Air Defense Radar: “Unknown aircraft you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.”
Aircraft: “This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.”
Air Defense Radar: “You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!”
Aircraft:”This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!”
Air Defense Radar: (no response .... Total silence)

God bless our troops.


Anonymous said...

Thank you much!

the tent lady said...

You're very welcome Chu! Thank you for coming. We visited your blog and loved all the pictures you have. So beautiful and so lushly different from where we live.

Is the word Chủ nghĩa cộng đồng used by the average person there?