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It doesn’t matter what side of the aisle you are on, but we live in unusual times.

* Standing for the national anthem is considered offensive.
* Protecting the killing of unborn children is considered wrong.
* Rioting and burning down buildings is justified.
* Treating people differently due to the color of their skin is considered necessary.
* Taking resources from others is morally acceptable.
* Disrespecting police is thought to be good.
* Spreading fake news is celebrated and pushing the truth is wrong.
* Wanting to protect the integrity of our voting process is suppressing others.
* Believing that the rights of some are greater than the rights of others.
* Referring to women as females and men as males is not inclusive and offensive.
* Science and the truth matter. Unless they go against your personal beliefs - then it is wrong.
* Being a victim is a goal.
* Not paying your obligations (debt, rent) is okay and should be paid by others.
 
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It doesn’t matter what side of the aisle you are on, but we live in unusual times.

* Standing for the national anthem is considered offensive.
* Protecting the killing of unborn children is considered wrong.
* Rioting and burning down buildings is justified.
* Treating people differently due to the color of their skin is considered necessary.
* Taking resources from others is morally acceptable.
* Disrespecting police is thought to be good.
* Spreading fake news is celebrated and pushing the truth is wrong.
* Wanting to protect the integrity of our voting process is suppressing others.
* Believing that the rights of some are greater than the rights of others.
* Referring to women as females and men as males is not inclusive and offensive.
* Science and the truth matter. Unless they go against your personal beliefs - then it is wrong.
* Being a victim is a goal.
* Not paying your obligations (debt, rent) is okay and should be paid by others.
What far right wing propagandist website indoctrinates you into thinking the above is true?
 
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It doesn’t matter what side of the aisle you are on, but we live in unusual times.

* Standing for the national anthem is considered offensive.
And Trump pretending to conduct the orchestra while the National Anthem is playing is absolutely, totally NOT offensive to Trump lovers and supporters. In fact, they love Trump even more for doing that! Right cableok? Oh, well, it's an undeniable fact that Trump said "Nobody knows what is up or down". The actual problem is that too many people like Trump don't know their ass from a hole in the ground.

 

cowboyinexile

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All are wrong or overblown. Only a gullible fool believes you get in touch with what is really happening in the real world by listening to radicals that far right wing web sites all too often promote as mainstream thinking.
It's probably just a copy paste of something circulating on Facebook but it could be open to debate as to why many probably feel this way about certain things.

For example:

Wanting to protect the integrity of our voting process is suppressing others.

I think we can all agree that the integrity of our voting process is very important. The President has said absentee voting is fine by him but mail in voting isn't. This is semantics as they are basically the same thing. So people who have concerns with this need to realize that it's something that has been a common practice for a while now and provides an opportunity for the elderly (who are more likely to vote with the party that has concerns) a way to safely have their say in this election.

Maybe when you see things like this, think of it less as an affront and more of an opportunity for discussion.
 
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All are wrong or overblown. Only a gullible fool believes you get in touch with what is really happening in the real world by listening to radicals that far right wing web sites all too often promote as mainstream thinking.
I am willing to discuss, What is incorrect?

Was Jonathan Isaacs not vilified by many for standing for the anthem? Has groups not got upset when simple statements that women have vaginas are made? Have there not been a ton of stories and statements that we should not be colorblind? Was there not a protest just today demanding taxation on people with more resources? Have protests grown into riots because incorrect facts about police involved deaths of black Americans been stated wrong? Have simple phrases like Back the Blue and Blue Lives Matter not been shouted down as oppressive? Have practical proposals about Voter IDs not been called racists?
 
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It's probably just a copy paste of something circulating on Facebook but it could be open to debate as to why many probably feel this way about certain things.

For example:

Wanting to protect the integrity of our voting process is suppressing others.

I think we can all agree that the integrity of our voting process is very important. The President has said absentee voting is fine by him but mail in voting isn't. This is semantics as they are basically the same thing. So people who have concerns with this need to realize that it's something that has been a common practice for a while now and provides an opportunity for the elderly (who are more likely to vote with the party that has concerns) a way to safely have their say in this election.

Maybe when you see things like this, think of it less as an affront and more of an opportunity for discussion.
Not a cut and paste. Simple how I felt after seeing the NBA player ridiculed for standing,
and landlords villified for daring to own property,
and a Portland city councilwoman saying we need to find out why someone threw a rock instead of worrying about the windows that were broken,
and the Socialism appeal of making millionaires evil;
and Hundreds of millions of dollars spent on protest/riots that are inflamed because the MSM pushes a false narrative of police brutality.
 
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Which one of those points does he have wrong?
All are wrong or overblown. Only a gullible fool believes you get in touch with what is really happening in the real world by listening to radicals that far right wing web sites all too often promote as mainstream thinking.
Yeah, I wake up every day thinking I’m back in the 80’s and have no worries for my kids.

Get a clue.


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All are wrong or overblown. Only a gullible fool believes you get in touch with what is really happening in the real world by listening to radicals that far right wing web sites all too often promote as mainstream thinking.
Are you sh*ting me? Almost that whole list could be backed up by tweets from members of the Democratic party. It's pretty amazing that some of you are trying to pretend this stuff isn't happening when it is actually happening right in front of your eyes. "Oh, what you just saw wasn't what you just saw."
 

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Are you sh*ting me? Almost that whole list could be backed up by tweets from members of the Democratic party. It's pretty amazing that some of you are trying to pretend this stuff isn't happening when it is actually happening right in front of your eyes. "Oh, what you just saw wasn't what you just saw."
It's not really an accident.

"Liberals get the bullet too." I hear.
 

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https://bannedhipster.home.blog/2020/06/14/liberals-who-are-the-real-racists-get-the-bullet-too/


Date: June 14, 2020Author: bannedhipster13 Comments
Some of the happier moments of my marriage were the early days of Netflix. In our married version of “Netflix and chill” my wife would select the film we would watch together in bed. It also gave me a sweet way to butter her up because I could always tell her, “you always pick good movies that I never would.”
Which was true; only twice did I truly dislike a film she chose. But she didn’t know – and I didn’t tell her – that I knew she was just using the Netflix “recommended for you” feature, which was at the time considered the cutting edge of machine learning and our company was constantly engaged in trying to build similar systems.
Without her – and Netflix artificial intelligence – I would have never discovered one of my all time favorite films, 2002’s Secretary. Watching this film was like a light-bulb moment for me, as after watching it I finally understood an aspect of female sexuality that had mystified me since I was 16. Why was it that in any sexual relationship with a woman, over time, she will eventually hint, then suggest, then demand you tie her up and give her a good hard spanking? Through this art, the film Secretary, I was finally able to understand this aspect of women’s psychology and consequently was able to greatly improve as a lover – both inside and outside of bed. Because this aspect of women’s psychology has important ramifications not just during coitus but in a relationship generally.
Another film she – and Netflix – introduced me to was 1999’s A Map Of The World starring Sigourney Weaver and Julianne Moore, based on the novel by Jane Hamilton. Not a “chick flick,” A Map Of The World is better described as a “women’s film.” A story of two women in a farming community, Weaver plays a school nurse who is accused of child abuse. The climactic scene has the boy accusing her on the witness stand during the trial, screaming “you are hurting me!” over and over when cross-examined and found to be lying.
The child cannot discern between criticism and physical abuse.
Both of these films, these works of art, can shed some light on our current situation.

Matt Taibbi’s piece, The American Press Is Destroying Itself, details the deteriorating situation in which the media finds itself in the era of Trump. As the “Woke Mob” turns on their liberal colleagues, no one is safe and telling the truth is not just not an option, but even the desire to tell the truth is suspect. Left-leaning, progressive, rabid Trump-haters find themselves accused of being “racist” for reporting the opinions of the wrong black people and editors are fired for “endangering the lives” of their employees “of color” for publishing the editorials of sitting US Senators.

A liberal who is one day – perhaps just one hour – behind the ever shifting edge of “wokeness” immediately find himself or herself placed in the same category as “racists,” “anti-semites” and “white supremacists.”
The Hierarchy of Oppression is ever shifting and woe unto the liberal who doesn’t keep up with the org chart that is rewritten daily.
In many ways, the current riots triggered by the mass media’s coverage of George Floyd has blacks – now officially capitalized as a proper ethnic term, “Blacks” – reasserting themselves as the capstone of the Hierarchy of Oppression. During the early days of the Coronavirus pandemic, Asians were being promoted as the victims-du-jour, but that particular campaign didn’t stick, partly because the Democratic party shifted their narrative on the novel Coronavirus when they believed it could hurt Trump. Asians are granted just enough “people of color privilege” to attack whites but not enough to complain about discrimination against them by Ivy League affirmative action policies.
Not even Jewish privilege can always save someone. While Nation of Islam style “anti-semitism” is still forbidden and completely suppressed, attacks on a Jewish person as “white” is sometimes quite effective – indeed, even being married to a Jew who is not sufficiently anti-Russian is enough to become a target.
As did the child accuser in A Map Of The World, the woke mobsters consider it to be “violence” merely to express an opinion they do not approve of. Yet, also, since “silence is violence,” not expressing the proper opinion is also met with cries of “you’re hurting me, you’re hurting me!” But what is the proper opinion? The “proper opinion” changes day by day, even hour by hour, and depends on how many social media accounts rush to one side or another.
How can the beleaguered liberal be expected to keep up?
In reality, they aren’t expected to keep up. They are expected to resign their jobs and disappear, to be replaced by someone more woke and higher on the Hierarchy of Oppression.
Antifa always used the slogan, “liberals get the bullet too.” The leftists are not liberals. They do not believe in free speech, nor even rational discourse. Facts and logic are “constructs of a white supremacist society” – as is science. Even math is racist.

Eventually, those who hold real power will signal the end of the holiness spiral and the Hierarchy of Oppression Org Chart will have one version for public consumption, and one private version that determines real power. Britain’s Labour Party is facing a new struggle between female feminists and transgender activists as the new Conservative government reasserts physical sex over “gender identification.” Feminists are officially more oppressed than transgenders.
Calls to “defund the police” are being quietly ret-conned into moderate sounding calls for “reform” that represent little more than bureaucratic in-fighting in an age of shrinking local budgets. Black police officers and government workers are more important, in reality, than black looters.
And of course while individual Jews may sometimes be sacrificed as “whites” there’s never been any threat to institutional Jewish power; while America burns, Nancy Pelosi has made good on her infamous pledge; Congress has introduced no less than 68 bills to support the Zionist entity in Palestine.
Orwell said in 1984, “Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.” The Woke Mob Riots aren’t anything close to a revolution, they are at most a petty rebellion being used to strengthen the dictatorship. The power structure is not fundamentally changing, merely the lower-level functionaries – like the employees at the New York Times – are being swapped out. Liberals are being replaced with leftists and those with lighter skin are being replaced by those with darker skin. Black Lives Matter is allowed to win symbolic victories like forcing white citizens and police officers to kneel in humiliation; meanwhile AIPAC is seeing its legislation passed by Congress.
It’s been noted that there is an erotic aspect to street protesting, a notion that now has some academic research behind it. Adolph Hitler once described the masses as “feminine.” And indeed, the rioting Woke Mob, both in the streets and in the offices, are engaging in what the manosphere termed a “shit test.” They don’t, fundamentally, want to dismantle the police. They don’t, fundamentally, want to “end white supremacy” – they rely on “white supremacy” for their daily bread, literally, white supremacists put food on their tables.

As usual, Donald Trump’s instincts were right when he called for “dominating” the rioters. Also as usual, Trump was all twitter-talk and no action. Trump – again, as usual – failed to get even his own subordinates to not publicly humiliate him. Trump failed the “shit test” because he talked tough but didn’t walk tough. A leader whose own subordinates are in open rebellion is a failed leader and a leader who gives commands that are ignored is a laughingstock.
But Trump’s instincts were correct.
The child in A Map Of The World illustrates the Woke Mob’s conflation of disagreement with violence. The second film, Secretary, illustrates what the Woke Mob is really asking for, what they really want. They first hint, then they suggest, then they demand.
What they want, fundamentally, emotionally, is to be turned over the knee and given a good hard spanking. That is their erotic desire. In reality, “people of color” are coddled by America. Blacks are treated as spoiled children, browns are placed on pedestals, white progressives are treated as rational, as opposed to emotional, actors.
They are so spoiled, coddled, and pedestalized they create erotic fantasies of “white supremacists” and “racist cops” ruling them with an iron fist and regular doses of physical punishment. America has failed to give them the spanking their so desperately want, so they increase the shit tests – and will increase the shit tests until they get the punishment their very biology cries out for.
They wanted Donald Trump to be Adolph Hitler, but they got Jeb Bush instead, and when Trump failed to deliver they threw a temper tantrum. But Donald Trump is no Adolph Hitler. He isn’t even a James Spader.
If you won’t act the part of Christian Grey, your woman will leave you. But there is no possibility for political and racial divorce in the Current Year, so expect more cries of “you’re hurting me!” and more acting out until someone comes along to give them what they want.
 

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Which one of those points does he have wrong?
It’s not that his statements are wrong or right. It’s that each one chooses a standpoint that indicates bias. Each could be rewritten to show an opposing bias. But there obviously was no attempt at objectivity.


* Kneeling to bring attention to police brutality is considered offensive.
* Protecting people from being unnecessarily shot because of the color of their skin is considered wrong.
* Using tear gas and physical assault while wearing riot gear on peaceful protestors (including church clergy) is justified.
* acting like people of all skin color have the same experiences of prejudice is considered reasonable.
* Keeping resources from the needy is morally acceptable.
* Police being above the law and beyond reproach is thought to be good.
* Spreading fake news is celebrated and pushing the truth is wrong. (Didn’t have to edit this one. Goes both ways.)
* Wanting to continue allowing mail-in-voting, which the POTUS has used himself, has suddenly become supporting voter fraud.
* Believing that inequality does not need to be addressed.
* Toxic masculinity is a natural law.
* Science and the truth don’t matter. Whatever helps POTUS get re-elected (the economy stupid) overrides everything else.
* You can be a billionaire POTUS and still be the biggest victim in the world.
* Banks and property owners burying helpless folks under a mountain of debt and rent is okay. Not our problem.
 
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Not a cut and paste. Simple how I felt after seeing the NBA player ridiculed for standing,
and landlords villified for daring to own property,
and a Portland city councilwoman saying we need to find out why someone threw a rock instead of worrying about the windows that were broken,
and the Socialism appeal of making millionaires evil;
and Hundreds of millions of dollars spent on protest/riots that are inflamed because the MSM pushes a false narrative of police brutality.
And abortion has been legal for almost 50 years and the rate has fallen precipitously through education and family planning. The current number of yearly abortions is about equal to the pre-Roe estimates of illegal abortions despite a massive increase in population. How exactly does that fit in with your "unusual times" from an NBA player and vilified landlords? Unusual because despite not restricting a person's body the rate has decreased to what it was with the restriction (with the maimed and dead women rate far lower)?
 
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And abortion has been legal for almost 50 years and the rate has fallen precipitously through education and family planning. The current number of yearly abortions is about equal to the pre-Roe estimates of illegal abortions despite a massive increase in population. How exactly does that fit in with your "unusual times" from an NBA player and vilified landlords? Unusual because despite not restricting a person's body the rate has decreased to what it was with the restriction (with the maimed and dead women rate far lower)?
Fair enough. You are right. That is not new and is an outlier to the other items that are more recent shifts.
 
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It’s not that his statements are wrong or right. It’s that each one chooses a standpoint that indicates bias. Each could be rewritten to show an opposing bias. But there obviously was no attempt at objectivity.


* Kneeling to bring attention to police brutality is considered offensive.
* Protecting people from being unnecessarily shot because of the color of their skin is considered wrong.
* Using tear gas and physical assault while wearing riot gear on peaceful protestors (including church clergy) is justified.
* acting like people of all skin color have the same experiences of prejudice is considered reasonable.
* Keeping resources from the needy is morally acceptable.
* Police being above the law and beyond reproach is thought to be good.
* Spreading fake news is celebrated and pushing the truth is wrong. (Didn’t have to edit this one. Goes both ways.)
* Wanting to continue allowing mail-in-voting, which the POTUS has used himself, has suddenly become supporting voter fraud.
* Believing that inequality does not need to be addressed.
* Toxic masculinity is a natural law.
* Science and the truth don’t matter. Whatever helps POTUS get re-elected (the economy stupid) overrides everything else.
* You can be a billionaire POTUS and still be the biggest victim in the world.
* Banks and property owners burying helpless folks under a mountain of debt and rent is okay. Not our problem.
1) Are people being shot by police because of the color of their skin?
2) When has anyone advocated that police is above the law and beyond reproach?
3) Toxic masculinity??? LOL
4) A property owner is responsible for the debt of his renters??
 
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1) Are people being shot by police because of the color of their skin?
2) When has anyone advocated that police is above the law and beyond reproach?
3) Toxic masculinity??? LOL
4) A property owner is responsible for the debt of his renters??
I really like the science gag. They don't want to call a man a woman because the man feels like a woman. There ain't no science to that