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  • Re: PC Police: A New Low

    Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
    My kids have a friend at school whose dad is from Indiana. Invited us to their house last year for Easter. During a political discussion (of which I sat by and watched) he openly and proudly referred to Obama has a ni**er several times over. His friends - mostly former military like him - egged him on. It was disgusting.
    We all know this is out there, but that doesn't make it any less shocking when it happens. And we learned in November that there are a LOT of folks out there who harbor a latent bigotry which reared its ugly head behind a lot of voting booth curtains.

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    • Re: PC Police: A New Low

      Originally posted by joecct View Post
      It is unfortunate that some of the left have a nutty when people disagree with them or take a position that is not theirs. If you want this to be an echo chamber of just the left, then by all means, keep the invective. You'll have the room to yourselves.
      A couple things.

      1. Of course I agree with the overall sentiment of being tolerant of opinions.

      2. It is rather amusing coming from the right, and coming in the defense of the new administration.

      We on the left have an interesting problem. We just lived through 8 years of the right collectively behaving like a toddler. Now a toddler has taken over the White House. So what do we do? What does a good person do when confronted by a bad person? I think most of us are trying to keep our dignity while still harboring no illusions about the baseness of the adversary. The fact that the adversary has no self-reflection and does not accept responsibility for their descent into vileness precludes the possibility they will ever engage sincerely.

      The right has essentially stabbed somebody and is now saying incredulously, "you mad bro?" No doubt that plays well in the funny pages of the Washington Times or the comedy routines at Breitbart. But about the best we can do is pledge "won't get fooled again," circle the wagons, and plan our resistance and our eventual counter-revolution. The knife-wielding thug is still there and his "we should be united" gambit is transparently ill-intentioned.

      Your side cannot escape its behavior. There has to be accountability, and if that doesn't come from yourselves it's going to come from us.
      Last edited by Kepler; 01-22-2017, 03:43 PM.
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      • Re: PC Police: A New Low

        Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
        My kids have a friend at school whose dad is from Indiana. Invited us to their house last year for Easter. During a political discussion (of which I sat by and watched) he openly and proudly referred to Obama has a ni**er several times over. His friends - mostly former military like him - egged him on. It was disgusting.
        It's a part of the vocabulary, albeit slang, but still a part. As we learned from "1984", one step towards fascism is the limitation of vocabulary.

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        • Re: PC Police: A New Low

          Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
          It's a part of the vocabulary, albeit slang, but still a part. As we learned from "1984", one step towards fascism is the limitation of vocabulary.
          If only Martin Luther King had realized the real civil rights battle was the freedom to shout "N-GGER!"

          Next week: Flag explains how lynchings are protected political speech.
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          • Re: PC Police: A New Low

            Originally posted by Kepler View Post
            If only Martin Luther King had realized the real civil rights battle was the freedom to shout "N-GGER!"

            Next week: Flag explains how lynchings are protected political speech.
            One is an empty word, the other is not speech. I would expect even an ivy league graduate to understand that one...

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            • Re: PC Police: A New Low

              Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
              One is an empty word
              LOL, good one.

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              • Re: PC Police: A New Low

                Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
                LOL, good one.
                Hey, you're the one giving it reverence to the heights of when they were stoning the dude in "Life of Brian" for saying Jehovah...

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