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1   someone else   Aug 15, 9:53pm     ↑ like (8)   ↓ dislike   quote    

epitaph says

Also, on a side note, how did this story get 10 times the coverage as that story a year ago about a Muslim who walked into a gay bar and murdered 49 people?

This story "confirms" what the left dearly wants to believe.

The mass murder by a Muslim in the gay bar proved something that the left really does not want to believe.

That's all there is to it. You can predict the amount of news coverage of any event by how good it makes the left feel about themselves.

2   TwoScoopsMcGee   Aug 15, 10:21pm     ↑ like (7)   ↓ dislike   quote    

There are people on this forum who won't except there has been a shitton of hard left "Conservative left" whatever you want to call it, violence. And it's been continuous.

We have posters on this board who have seen in live and upfront; fanatics wanted to bash people and suspecting Iwog, of all people, a Fascist, and getting her friends "interested" in him. How many posters on this board have encountered a Neo-Nazi or Klan member threatening them in the past few years?

Violence has included attempted assassinations of Congressmen, the deaths of people pretending to be Trump supporters as joke, and beatings of many, many Trump Supporters, and none of the Media coverage had a hardon to go after the "Conservative Left".

Ignoring all the footage of AltLeft assholes in padded clothes, helmeted, balaclava'd, and wielding metal poles. Not just in Charlottesville, but going back to at least mid-2016 in San Diego, Berkeley, Chicago, etc.

We got one (1) psychotic Nazi boy who drove into a crowd, and all of a sudden the Media attention is massive.

Watch Trump talking today. He's the only goddamn adult on television, condemning all sides. No matter how clearly he says it, no matter how clearly he demands the media mention there were both assholes and peaceful protesters on both sides, the Oligarch Legacy Media Stooges keep trying to make it wholly and solely about Nazis and "the rise of White Supremacy".

Esp around 40 minutes in.

3   mell   Aug 15, 10:17pm     ↑ like (7)   ↓ dislike   quote    

The authorities are mostly to blame for this. They knew the protesters had a permit, then used the state of emergency - the only way - to "legally" void that permit and tell the protesters to disperse, knowing well that they would run into armed and violent counter-protesters during the dispersion. Instead they could have simply held up the counter-protesters - who had no permit - until the protesters had dispersed. There's no doubt that mixing some of the more genuine protesters with Nazi-admirers and violent claqueurs, followed by the tragic lethal car ramming and the usual knee-jerk Orwellian fake news coverage at the intellectual level of a 5 year old dealt a huge blow to anybody standing right from the far left, as they are left defenseless in their attempts at any dialectic or logical discourse in the face of Eurabia going to war with Oceania, were no prisoners will be taken. I would even go further and say any parents and friends are to blame if they let their kids or close friends go to such useless protests and/or counter-protests without at least trying hard to dissuade them and tell them to focus on their self-improvement instead of risking their lives for merely being pawns used by the (social) media, hyped and forgotten within the same year. Do better things with your life!

4   Goran_K   Aug 15, 10:30am     ↑ like (7)   ↓ dislike   quote    

I think all "racial pride" and ALL identity politics as a whole is an excuse to not examine and judge people as individuals.

It's extremely easy (yet inaccurate) to judge individuals based on their clan affiliation. It's much more difficult (yet exceedingly more accurate and fulfilling) to examine someone as an individual.

I've met leftist, conservatives, and libertarians that were extreme cunts, and vice-versa.

5   komputodo   Aug 20, 11:30pm     ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike   quote    

marcus says

I don't see those statues as whitewashing history. If anything they remind us of the history. Everyone knows about slavery, that we had it, and nobody now thinks slavery is okay.

Please don't try to use logic and reason with dan...It just confuses him.

6   TwoScoopsMcGee   Aug 19, 11:20am     ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike   quote    

No. Monopolies need to be broken. And there needs to be a law guaranteeing 1st Amendment Protections on blogs and social media that supercedes any Corporate TOS.

7   someone else   Aug 18, 10:52am     ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike   quote    

It's certainly a much better response than baseball bats, which simply inflames tensions.

But wouldn't it be even better for each side to try to really understand the other side, and what exactly is driving them? Is that possible?

8   PeopleUnited   Aug 16, 5:43pm     ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Exactly. Plus, what passes for "news" is mostly propaganda and sales tactics for corporations and corporate ideology.

Take CNN for example. They have lost their shit about how deplorable Trump is in the wake of the Charlottesville violence. They claim he missed his opportunity. Yet NOT ONE OF THEM will take the opportunity to try to unite America. Instead they sow even more division and hate. It is deplorable.

Unplug America. It is your only hope.

9   curious2   Aug 17, 3:31pm     ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike   quote    

errc says

yous are just going to call anyone who isn't a Nazi, AltLeft.

A profound change occurred when identitarian (pseudo-)"liberals" embraced Islam, which prohibits blasphemy and commands believers to kill blasphemers.

Time was, if KKK or Nazis wanted to hold a rally, the liberal left would hold a better (and usually bigger) rally. Creative people made entertaining signs, played guitar, sang, etc. Typically, KKK and Nazis were outnumbered by at least 10:1, and seemed like boring losers.

Since the "left" embraced Islam, the "left" assert an Islamic compulsion to suppress blasphemy, and prevent the offensive assembly from even happening. Instead of creative counterprogramming, we see violent suppression. That isn't liberal, and it doesn't have much in common with what used to be the left, so I suppose you could call it "AltLeft."

10   Booger   Aug 21, 7:41pm     ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike   quote    

11   Quigley   Aug 21, 9:02am     ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike   quote    

"Her daughter, Jennifer, allegedly exchanged sexual favors for money with another undercover detective"

Hmm. Is that detective getting paid to receive BJs?

12   lostand confused   Aug 20, 8:12pm     ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike   quote    

How sad -Martin Luther King dreamed of a day when people judge by character and not color. Today's lefties still judge by color.

Should some white trailer park person leave his inheritance to oprah Winfrey or the Obamas???

13   Goran_K   Aug 19, 11:22pm     ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike   quote    

The left simply hates the Constitution. The 1st and 2nd amendment are something leftist would gut today if they could.

I believe now that the left is far more dangerous than any enemy faced by the US. Imperial Japan, the Soviets, radical Islam (an ally of the left) are nothing compared to the internal enemy that leftist represent.

14   Booger   Aug 19, 9:27am     ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike   quote    

15   Booger   Aug 18, 3:58pm     ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike   quote    

16   georgeliberte   Aug 18, 8:28am     ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike   quote    

That is why equality can never be a goal- only equal opportunity. Equal outcomes are what happened in Cambodia. But the left never gets that including the current crop of SJWs.

17   zzyzzx   Aug 16, 6:38am     ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike   quote    

18   Tenpoundbass   Aug 16, 5:46am     ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike   quote    

19   epitaph   Aug 15, 10:37pm     ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike   quote    

bob2356 says

How did you work this out? Want to give us your methodology in calculating this and the actual numbers you came up with? Where I live the Orlando shooting got a ton of press.

Just spitballing. It seems to me that this is getting much more media coverage based on my anecdotal experiences. Also the discourse is much different. After the Orlando shooting everybody was asking how come homeland security didn't pick up on this guy before he did it. Nobody is saying this about the current affair, now we are worried that everybody is a white supremacists neonazi. Why are we just now scrutinizing a violent ideology? And why didn't we a year ago?

20   epitaph   Aug 15, 9:41pm     ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Also, on a side note, how did this story get 10 times the coverage as that story a year ago about a Muslim who walked into a gay bar and murdered 49 people?

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