• Why do liberals hate the moral values of the 1950s so much?

    Best answer: In the 50's black families were incredibly solid, married parents and barely 20% of black babies were born out of wedlock. Democrats and Feminazis then told women that they don't need men, black mothers were given govt money for having babies out of wedlock, given govt housing - and what is the... show more
    Best answer: In the 50's black families were incredibly solid, married parents and barely 20% of black babies were born out of wedlock.
    Democrats and Feminazis then told women that they don't need men, black mothers were given govt money for having babies out of wedlock, given govt housing - and what is the result??

    Multigenerational poverty, epidemic single parenthood, violent drug infested neighborhoods, and over 75% of black babies are born out of wedlock.

    They DO NOT WANT people relying on themselves, and want to increase govt dependence.
    53 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why doesn't Communism work?

    Best answer: Because people are selfish by nature. Because people want what's better than the next person by nature. Because people seek novelty and enjoy having a choice by nature. Because many (not all) people are more driven to develop great products and services for personal financial gain as opposed to considering... show more
    Best answer: Because people are selfish by nature. Because people want what's better than the next person by nature. Because people seek novelty and enjoy having a choice by nature. Because many (not all) people are more driven to develop great products and services for personal financial gain as opposed to considering their input in society. Because by nature societies build from competitiveness (although this is open to debate) and because it can stall the world from progressing due to the sense of entitlement communism can cause (although this is also open to debate)
    52 answers · 3 days ago
  • Did Britain, not Germany, lose WW2?

    Best answer: It was ultimately the USA and USSR which won and benefited from the war.
    Best answer: It was ultimately the USA and USSR which won and benefited from the war.
    19 answers · 22 hours ago
  • Did the Roman Empire have a political system set up that allowed very rich people to run it behind the scenes like the USA today?

    Best answer: Surely you have heard of Marcus Licinius Crassus. If not, it's because his main contribution was money, while the Caesars got the power and fame. And Gnaeus Pompeiius [Pompey] ended up dead, maybe because he didn't really get along with Crassus. Crassus was a key person in the transformation of the... show more
    Best answer: Surely you have heard of Marcus Licinius Crassus.
    If not, it's because his main contribution was money, while the Caesars got the power and fame. And Gnaeus Pompeiius [Pompey] ended up dead, maybe because he didn't really get along with Crassus.
    Crassus was a key person in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. He was a lifelong ally of Julius Caesar. And Julius, with Marcus Antonius was one of the last of the two elected rulers of Rome [the Republic didn't have just one, to make sure nobody got too much power]. He was serving with Marcus Antonius [Marc Anthony] when he was assassinated. Julius Caesar had also become Dictator by the end of his life. "Dictator" was a relatively democratic title in those days, since a person was made Dictator only by popular demand when the state was in a serious crisis. A Dictator did have singular powers. but the position was supposed to be temporary until the crisis was over. But in Caesar's case, it was an early sign that the Roman Republic was near its end.
    Julius Caesar was indeed more democratic in some ways. Under his rule, the Plebeians [you could say second class citizens] had their rights increased, so that some were able to hold high office. And he was working on land reform to take land from the high class rich [Patricians] and give it to the poorer citizens. Mind you, he did not intend to abolish slavery or give non-Romans the rights of citizenship.
    Once Caesar had been assassinated, his adopted son Octavius Caesar took power; he was given the title Augustus, and is very famous.
    [Crassus himself had been killed in a battle of attempted conquest in what is now Turkey, in an effort to get richer.]
    The Roman Republic could be described as an oligarchy, as the wealthy citizens [Patricians] had more rights than the Plebeians. The Empire blurred and extinguished the differences between Patricians and Plebeians, allowing some Plebeians to get more wealth and power. But it was no longer a Republic, and was no longer ruled by the people as before.
    17 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Who was the first person on record to get murdered?

    Best answer: First please define "murder", since that concept and action has been subject to various interpretations in different parts of the world throughout history. The further back in history you go (beyond, say, 3000 years) the harder it is to find accurate records. Whatever answer you come up with, there will... show more
    Best answer: First please define "murder", since that concept and action has been subject to various interpretations in different parts of the world throughout history. The further back in history you go (beyond, say, 3000 years) the harder it is to find accurate records.

    Whatever answer you come up with, there will almost certainly be an older record of "murder"!
    35 answers · 4 days ago
  • Was the British Empire bad or good?

    Best answer: Not a question which could be answered in a short answer! The British Empire had many of the good and bad points typical of most European empires of the last 500 years. Possibly it was not as bad as some aspects of the Spanish empire in Central and South America. It abolished the transatlantic slave trade... show more
    Best answer: Not a question which could be answered in a short answer!

    The British Empire had many of the good and bad points typical of most European empires of the last 500 years. Possibly it was not as bad as some aspects of the Spanish empire in Central and South America.

    It abolished the transatlantic slave trade (1809) and slavery altogether (1833) earlier than many empires and ex-colonies (USA 1865, Brazil 1888), and made strong efforts to use its naval power to stop any transatlantic slave trade by any set of people after 1809.

    On the other hand it "forced" opium addiction onto a great many Chinese people later in the 19th century because it had a surplus of opium.

    It has modified itself into "The Commonwealth" (heads of which are meeting in London today), which some people regard as simply a talking shop (with 53 members), but it is at least a civilised talking shop which might have a moderating influence on the world in general - no bad thing in these turbulent times.

    As I said earlier, it is a complex question, and you need to read at least two sources about the British Empire, and about European empires in general, before coming to a rational judgement about the merits and black points of the British Empire.
    19 answers · 1 day ago
  • Are we in another cold war?

    11 answers · 11 hours ago
  • If say Christianity had never existed, what would be the dominant religion today?

    Best answer: Ah, good question... Western religion evolved from the Canaanites Judaism, Christianity and Islam are all based on the Old Testament concept that the God of Abraham communicated with Human kind via the Prophets. Without Roman thuggery we would have no Christianity or Islam. Judaism would remain. Then we... show more
    Best answer: Ah, good question... Western religion evolved from the Canaanites
    Judaism, Christianity and Islam are all based on the Old Testament concept that the God of Abraham communicated with Human kind via the Prophets.

    Without Roman thuggery we would have no Christianity or Islam.
    Judaism would remain.
    Then we have Far Eastern religions and even newer Native American religions.
    And is just the last 175 years we've added offshoots of Christian like Mormonism and Scientology and The JWs.

    Atheism should be the dominant thinking. But Mankind's evolution was assisted by religious community. Team work was better than going-it-alone.
    12 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Did you know that parts of Russia once bordered the United States?

    Best answer: I bet they regret that sale...
    It wouldn't surprise me if I woke up tomorrow and Trump was giving back Alaska.

    [Those are parts that are empty or small villages. Moscow is still closer to London.]
    Best answer: I bet they regret that sale...
    It wouldn't surprise me if I woke up tomorrow and Trump was giving back Alaska.

    [Those are parts that are empty or small villages. Moscow is still closer to London.]
    19 answers · 2 days ago
  • Abraham Lincoln?

    If someone asked you what Abraham Lincolns impact on the civil war was, how would you answer that?
    If someone asked you what Abraham Lincolns impact on the civil war was, how would you answer that?
    10 answers · 14 hours ago
  • Why is the usa the most violent first world country, when it is the number 1 richest country?

    Best answer: Guns, Drugs, alcoholism, living in large cities where it takes so long to drive from one place to another causing frustration. low wages and high rents, racism etc are all things that make the murder rate skyrocket. Getting into an argument and being allowed to carry a gun is a recipe for murder as in a moment of... show more
    Best answer: Guns, Drugs, alcoholism, living in large cities where it takes so long to drive from one place to another causing frustration. low wages and high rents, racism etc are all things that make the murder rate skyrocket. Getting into an argument and being allowed to carry a gun is a recipe for murder as in a moment of anger a person can pull out a gun and kill someone before they had a chance to think. A very large percentage of crime goes back to drugs and a lot of murders are done for drugs or to control the drugs market.
    22 answers · 3 days ago
  • Who invented the light n bulb?

    11 answers · 1 day ago