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    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    I think you're right about that.
    There was a Nebraska state senator the other day who went off on Ttump for being a white supremacist. For his clarity, he was kicked out of the GOP, then... what got to me... he was absolutely savaged on Twitter for switching sides, by liberal Democrats (“4 years too late, azzhole” etc) The dude has nowhere to go, and any incentive his colleagues might have had to join him is gone. The vitriol is way out of hand. Repentance needs to be met with forgiveness.

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    Re: 2020 Democratic Challengers IV: Culling the Herd

    Four years too late? They forgot a zero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trixR4kids View Post
    Four years too late? They forgot a zero.
    I was unclear. The accusation by fools was that if he supported Ttump at the start of his campaign, he should stand by Ttump forever or be branded a traitor. (Whereas it seems obvious to me that such awakenings ought to be encouraged and rewarded)

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    Re: 2020 Democratic Challengers IV: Culling the Herd

    But then you have this (from The Hill, which I think we can all agree is a solid source):
    https://thehill.com/homenews/house/4...ce-but-to-riot

    Not exactly trying to bridge the gap here, are we?
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    I’m more of a peace love & rock&roll kind of a socialist
    I'm finding a hard time with "peace and love".
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    Re: 2020 Democratic Challengers IV: Culling the Herd

    Bernie will lead the charge into Area 51???

    https://www.fox5dc.com/news/bernie-s...mpression=true

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    Bernie will lead the charge into Area 51???

    https://www.fox5dc.com/news/bernie-s...mpression=true
    The Area 51 Stormers get everything they have coming to them, I don't care who you are. Those warnings aren't exactly scare tactics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Bernie will lead the charge into Area 51???

    https://www.fox5dc.com/news/bernie-s...mpression=true
    You're trying too hard, lol. I hate Bernie and even I know this is a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    But then you have this (from The Hill, which I think we can all agree is a solid source):
    https://thehill.com/homenews/house/4...ce-but-to-riot

    Not exactly trying to bridge the gap here, are we?
    Your both-sidesism is quite the elephant in the room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    But then you have this (from The Hill, which I think we can all agree is a solid source):
    https://thehill.com/homenews/house/4...ce-but-to-riot

    Not exactly trying to bridge the gap here, are we?
    So people of Flint who are being poisoned with lead tainted water needs to just shut up and drink the water? Mothers of kids shot in Chicago should just shut up and let the blood paint the streets? Poor rural Americans who do not have access to healthcare should just sit in their homes and die? Palestinians should just welcome Israel bulldozers to demolish their land and commit self genocide? Miss Thundercat should be told to use the bathroom at her house because she's not welcome to use public restrooms?

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    Your both-sidesism is quite the elephant in the room.
    Yep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    There was a Nebraska state senator the other day who went off on Ttump for being a white supremacist. For his clarity, he was kicked out of the GOP, then... what got to me... he was absolutely savaged on Twitter for switching sides, by liberal Democrats (“4 years too late, azzhole” etc) The dude has nowhere to go, and any incentive his colleagues might have had to join him is gone. The vitriol is way out of hand. Repentance needs to be met with forgiveness.
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    So they should riot?

    Riot:
    take part in a violent public disturbance.
    "students rioted in Paris"
    synonyms: rampage, go on the rampage, run riot, take to the streets, fight in the streets, start a fight, raise an uproar, cause an affray, run/go wild, run amok, go berserk, fight, brawl, scuffle; informalraise hell
    "the miners rioted and attacked the local Party HQ"

    How is that any different than people criticizing the righties for the same sort of language?
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    Re: 2020 Democratic Challengers IV: Culling the Herd

    But even when minorities like me protest peacefully, we get told to shut up and people try and put us back in what they think is our rightful place (for me, it's the closet). Stonewall and the Compton Cafe happened because we had enough.
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    Re: 2020 Democratic Challengers IV: Culling the Herd

    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    So they should riot?

    Riot:
    take part in a violent public disturbance.
    "students rioted in Paris"
    synonyms: rampage, go on the rampage, run riot, take to the streets, fight in the streets, start a fight, raise an uproar, cause an affray, run/go wild, run amok, go berserk, fight, brawl, scuffle; informalraise hell
    "the miners rioted and attacked the local Party HQ"

    How is that any different than people criticizing the righties for the same sort of language?
    That is such a straw man...very rarely are riots planned. It is almost always a more spontaneous response to something that happened.

    And see we live in a society now filled with people who want harm done to protesters if they dare inconvenience them for 5 seconds so the voice of the people is being lost. That happens long enough and people are going to lash out. That doesnt make violence right, but if it was being done to me I cant say I would act the same way.

    Riots are awful but sooner or later they might become a necessary means to an end. When protests and elections dont make things better you gotta be able to do something.
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    Rioting doesn't work. It's used as a pretext for repression, which is why violent protest is so often by paid agents of the Haves i9n order the de-legitimize protest.

    Always remember the state has drilled into everyone that their use of force in defense of injustice is a sacred calling. Look at how cops and soldiers are lionized. On the other hand, any use of force in an attempt to end injustice is considered morally wrong and criminal and is punished with the most excessive violence the state can get away with.

    Non-violence is The Way. The thugs and their rightwing supporters will always justify to themselves harming peaceful protesters, or simply flat out lie about it, but the mass of the voting public eventually puts down its remote or its iPacifier and starts paying attention when innocents are massacred by the state. The Left has to use non-violence. We have no other choice.
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    Re: 2020 Democratic Challengers IV: Culling the Herd

    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    I was unclear. The accusation by fools was that if he supported Ttump at the start of his campaign, he should stand by Ttump forever or be branded a traitor. (Whereas it seems obvious to me that such awakenings ought to be encouraged and rewarded)
    In all seriousness getting dragged on Twitter isn't exactly the end of the world and Twitter isn't representative of real life anyhow. I just find funny the people who think Republicans became a problem after Trump got elected and not before when they were genociding South America and the middle east, taking away peoples' safety nets, and being slightly less obvious about their racism, among other things.

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    The Area 51 Stormers get everything they have coming to them, I don't care who you are. Those warnings aren't exactly scare tactics.
    Good Lord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    Good Lord.
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    Re: 2020 Democratic Challengers IV: Culling the Herd

    Quote Originally Posted by trixR4kids View Post
    In all seriousness getting dragged on Twitter isn't exactly the end of the world and Twitter isn't representative of real life anyhow. I just find funny the people who think Republicans became a problem after Trump got elected and not before when they were genociding South America and the middle east, taking away peoples' safety nets, and being slightly less obvious about their racism, among other things.
    While it is sometimes harmless there has been plenty of cases where Twitter shaming has destroyed lives. Some really good books have been written on it. Twitter is a cesspool of people just looking to destroy people.

    You are right though in this case. This myth that the GOP just became this evil is ridiculous. It has always been there, it just usually had some resistance from the Old Guard who just wanted to make money and not care. The second the Neo-Cons and Tea Partiers gained traction there was no going back.
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