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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:06 AM

The "rationalists" and the "anti-Semitic irrationalists"

An example of how the system builds the profile of the “rational” voter, or, another conspiracy theory if you prefer

http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2014/07/the-rationalists-and-anti-semitic.html

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Reply The "rationalists" and the "anti-Semitic irrationalists" (Original post)
nmb Jul 2014 OP
TexMex Jul 2014 #1
i verglas Jul 2014 #2
TexMex Jul 2014 #3
PrimeCustodian Jul 2014 #4

Response to nmb (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:54 AM

1. Greek to me!

 

Reading article the title seems to be a typo. It was supposed to say "anti-systemic." The translation is weak at best, and a lame attempt to say Neo-Liberals are smart and rational and everyone else is bat-shit crazy. Sounds like the TEA Party's chain letters to me. Cross-culture exchange maybe?

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Response to TexMex (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 09:09 AM

2. no, it's anti-Semitism

 

It's connecting the (alleged) anti-Semitism of a large proportion of the Greek population with the same people's tendency to be "suspicious", i.e. readiness to believe in conspiracies existing just about anywhere and accounting for just about anything -- conspiracy theories being inherent in some varieties of anti-Semitism.

“The relative originality of this study, however, is that it connects the anti-Semitism with the trend of the average Greek to be suspicious and his confirmed stance to accept conspiracy theories, or, to believe in paradoxes and beliefs without rational base. The answers absolutely support this reality since 69% of the respondents answered that the medicine for curing the cancer has been discovered but not circulated widely due to some big interests, 59% answered that the 9/11 attack was designed by the US in order to promote their plans globally, 27% answered that the moon-landing of the American astronauts in 1969 was not real but has been staged and, 75%, of course, answered that the crisis in Greece was premeditated by external forces to despoil the country ...”

This is the (presumably) original Greek:
http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2014/07/blog-post_23.html
but my Greek was ancient when I learned it, and is much more ancient now.

Actually, I might suspect the original of being French, given some of the phrasing of the English, but it could be that Greek produces similar structures. Bizarrely, when I asked google translate to do a back translation from English to French, it told me that "the broadness of the anti-Semitism in Greece" was "the broadness of the fight against anti-Semitism in Greece". That is definitely weird, and quite inexplicable. It translates the Greek into French as "the extent of anti-Semitism in Greece".

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Response to i verglas (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 09:24 AM

3. I think you are right!

 

I was in Greece during a national election. They way are way less restrained than Americans! People in the streets shouting, honking, carrying banners and flags. How they ever create a government out of that chaos is beyond me, but I guess they manage. Well maybe they don't given the recent collapse...

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Response to nmb (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:20 PM

4. Great title! But, what does it mean in layman terms?

I do like the article you have provided here! I will have to read it a few more time, though.

I've quit "Philosophy 101", while in high-school, after somebody told me I couldn't make any money at it.

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