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Left vs Right - all you need to know from Washington Post

By FortWayne following x   2017 Aug 23, 8:13pm 644 views   17 comments   watch   quote     share  

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/i-dont-know-how-it-got-this-bad-trump-supporters-and-protesters-meet-in-phoenix/2017/08/23/ac8d85a0-8815-11e7-a94f-3139abce39f5_story.html?utm_term=.df921afe7401

Right - respectable people with simple campaign message of making America great.
On one side of the street, two men sold “Make America Great Again” caps for $20 and T-shirts featuring Trump’s beloved red-splattered electoral map, along with this message: “Better coverage than Verizon. Can you hear us now?”

Left - name calling, insults, calls to violence. (Dan's people)
On the other side of the street, volunteers collected donations for stickers, buttons and signs with messages such as: “Make racists afraid again,” “White silence is compliance,” “Goodnight alt-right,” “No border wall,” “Punch your local Nazi” and “Resist!”

For a liberal media, even they can't hide the self evident truth of todays politics. Left is just violent people lately.

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1 steverbeaver   2017 Aug 23, 9:57pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        

I had a similar thought, though the idea was to start a thread to at least get some get some consensus definitions on what "Left" and "Right" mean, so that we are at least on the same page for discussion. Maybe I'll start that thread some other time unless someone beats me to it. I think it would be productive.

2 FortWayne   2017 Aug 24, 12:35pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

steverbeaver says

I had a similar thought, though the idea was to start a thread to at least get some get some consensus definitions on what "Left" and "Right" mean, so that we are at least on the same page for discussion. Maybe I'll start that thread some other time unless someone beats me to it. I think it would be productive.

You should, it'll be an interesting debate.

3 ThreeBays   2017 Aug 24, 12:39pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

“Punch your local Nazi” should be on the $5 bill.

4 Ceffer   2017 Aug 24, 12:54pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        

Right: Decent, God fearing and God serving patriots who know what's best for the lazy, benighted, drug addled fore-brainless heathen masses.

Left: Psychotic, deluded tulip tripping fantasists who think death row inmates are misunderstood Jesus figures.

Everybody knows this.

5 ThreeBays   2017 Aug 24, 1:10pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Right: Decent, God fearing and God serving patriots who are fed lies and propaganda echo chamber paid for by big oil, big tobacco, and billionaire interests leading them to vote against their own better interests. Or, they just follow party lines for religion / whatever even though they don't believe in the GOP's economic agenda. Or, they are themselves evil bastards who seek to profit in the short term.

And err, many of today's God fearing right-wingers would be the ones crucifying Jesus.

6 TwoScoopsMcGee   2017 Aug 24, 1:12pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

ThreeBays says

“Punch your local Nazi” should be on the $5 bill.

Lots of people not nazis getting punched for being nazis. Even #AltLeft assholes are punching other #AltLeft assholes.

And Black People

http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/24/man-who-sucker-punched-black-trump-supporter-gets-arrested/

... for being Nazis. Don't know whether to laugh or cry at people who can "Just tell who is a Nazi"

7 jazz_music   2017 Aug 24, 1:39pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        

So are you a Shi'ite alt right Republican or a Sunni alt right Republican? The Shi'ite Republicans are not as inbred and murderous as the Sunni.

8 Ceffer   2017 Aug 24, 1:58pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

I liked it better in the days when everybody was demonized as Hitler rather than Muslim Extremists.

9 TwoScoopsMcGee   2017 Aug 24, 2:22pm   ↑ like (3)   ↑ dislike (3)     quote        

It might look like it, but it don't act like it.

Tell me about the time a Christian Female Student from Regent University committed a suicide bombing.

Also, if Christianity was like Islam, the AltLeft would defend any Christian violence and call those who talked about stopping it "Racists".

10 errc   2017 Aug 24, 2:25pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

TwoScoopsMcGee says

It might look like it, but it don't act like it.

Tell me about the time a Christian Female Student from Regent University committed a suicide bombing.

Also, if Christianity was like Islam, the AltLeft would defend any Christian violence and call those who talked about stopping it "Racists".

They've been voting Republicans into government for decades. Far more effective to spread max pain

11 jazz_music   2017 Aug 24, 2:39pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

TwoScoopsMcGee says

the AltLeft

The AltLeft only exists because you have knowingly been parroting Trump all week ever since he spoke of some fine people on the side of White Supremacy.

Do YOU have have to be servile to that outrageous huckster Trump? False facts are not working for Trump, why do you think they are working for you? Expecting to succeed by insulting people's intelligence just shows naivety. This is why Trump stands naked in front of the world as a buffoon. Are you not capable of feeling embarrassed either?

Why is it the people that think they are the only one who has a brain and can think are the ones that don't think?

12 georgeliberte   2017 Aug 24, 2:40pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        

Both extreme need the other to convince others that there are only two choices.

13 Patrick   2017 Aug 24, 2:45pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        

The extremes are the same. It's a circle, not a line.

Read "The True Believer" by Eric Hoffer:

https://patrick.net/1308459/2017-07-28-an-old-guide-to-understanding-what-is-going-on-now

14 marcus   2017 Aug 25, 6:45am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Right: Has a need, as evidenced in this thread to convince themselves and others that they are good people. Typically not clear on whats going on politically in this country - overly distracted by identity politics. Three decade history of voting against their own interests. Convinced by right wing media that the poor are taking from them, as a ruse to keep taxes too low on the highest increments of income.

Left: Almost non existent at this point. We have less right wing only. The political "center" is similar to where republicans were 50 years ago (seriously). Some social causes are the exception to this. The people defined as the left by the typical right winger are the extremely poor, or criminals or fringe activists. There simply is no left in this country.

15 BayArea   2017 Aug 25, 6:49am   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

marcus says

overly distracted by identity politics.

The right is? Seriously?

16 marcus   2017 Aug 25, 7:51am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

BayArea says

marcus says

overly distracted by identity politics.

The right is? Seriously?

Maybe I should have said it more clearly. Yes, identity politics comes from groups on the left. But many say a big reason Trump won was "political correctness" which is in large part about identity politics. Right wingers are overly distracted by this noise which is has far less meaning than they think. That is, other than the fanatical SJWs shutting down speech at some universities. And everyone was appalled by that. We don't need Trump to shrink that. In fact Trump was probably the only think that could have possibly made it grow.

17 georgeliberte   2017 Aug 25, 10:10am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

“White silence is compliance,” That's right . . . nothing to worry about, no need to look over here, a long as I make no noise I can't be up to anything. Well, nothing you will see coming anyway.

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