No the larger principle is how do we allow racist scum to destroy the lives of millions of Americans by not letting them live in the neighborhoods they want to live in, go to the schools they want to go to, work in the jobs they are qualified to work in.
The USA is supposed to be about equality of opportunity -- unlike the authoritarian governments of the Old World that Americans fled from for centuries.
And you don't even understand government. Government is US. It is US. We utilize government to do things that WE want done as a group that we cannot do as individuals. Such as national security, law and order, and the like. I can't protect myself from terrorists. Or test the safety of the food I eat. Or make sure my air and water are clean.
Thus, WE delegate government to do those things that we cannot do.
Nor do you understand "private business." You're not smart enough to understand the difference between a business that is privately owned and a business that is private. Most businesses that are privately owned are PUBLIC, i.e. they serve the public and are open to the public.
Your lack of understanding of the principles this nation was founded on is morally revolting.
@nywriterWe utilize government to do things that WE want done as a group that we cannot do as individuals.
We can't often do them because it'd make us feel guilty to do so, personally responsible. But if we institutionalize the practice, it's in a different sphere, apart from us. Thus the army crushing women and children overseas has nothing to with our own personal need to see innocent women and children get hurt.
Richard Brody shared a link.Moderator · November 20 at 3:38pm I'm obsessed with Bringing Up Baby, which is on TCM at 6 PM (ET). It's the first film by Howard Hawks that I ever saw, and it opened up several universes to me, cinematic and otherwise. Here's the story. I was seventeen or eighteen; I had never heard of Hawks until I read Godard's enthusiastic mention of him in one of the early critical pieces in "Godard on Godard"—he called Hawks "the greatest American artist," and this piqued my curiosity. So, the next time I was in town (I… I was out of town at college for the most part), I went to see the first Hawks film playing in a revival house, which turned out to be "Bringing Up Baby." I certainly laughed a lot (and, at a few bits, uncontrollably), but that's not all there was to it. I had never read Freud, but I had heard of Freud, and when I saw "Bringing Up Baby," its realm of symbolism made instant sense; it was obviou…
I wasn't familiar with the director. It's
about a repeat predator, so certainly timely. But also about a very
circumspect, coifed and careful one, so inverse. Relates it all to childhood
trauma; taking revenge for childhood abandonment: revenge on other girls for
the crimes of the mother. I still insist that's where we need to look to get at
Weinstein's illness. We think we reach brave, but there's always a higher level
of brave -- what nobody else wants to touch right now, now that the proper
decorum is simply to admonish both oneself and the behaviour of others: we've
been bad; no excuse, we'll do better.
A lot of people may very well hate this film, but I found it a
bit of a jack-of-the-box in terms of surprises: within each scene the director
seemed to want to focus on something to show that, in this light, isn't this
beautiful. So a human head on a top of a snowman, so a curated snowman, so
landscapes of pleasantly loped seaside towns full of manage…