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 Post subject: Re: Right wing violence
PostPosted: August 8 19, 3:44 pm 
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Freed Roger wrote:

I agree with 33rd, it is normalization, but also just fatigue is a big factor.


Not to be a dick or anything, but what I said upthread a few posts back about this is the most important thing as far as what this board can do. Whether you’re a bible belt conservative or an anarchist in a blue state, please oh please shut the entire [expletive] up about how Hillary or Obama or Biden is just as bad as Trump. Just stop it. They’re not, and you sound foolish when you say that to a critical thinker who has even a light grasp on objectivity, and you’re part of the problem in normalizing Trump to un-critical thinkers who need stuff like the internet or FOX News or Breitbart or their far far far left opposites to tell them how the world works. Just stop it.


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 Post subject: Re: Right wing violence
PostPosted: August 9 19, 10:23 am 
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33rdanda3rd wrote:
Now we are regressing. We had our first black POTUS, had a woman run, we have gay marriage, we have legal weed, we have trans-friendly public restrooms but then suddenly, BOOM, we go waaaaaayyyyyyy backward


Change rarely comes without discord. People feel threatened by change and try to protect their status. Often this fear is irrational.

Trump GOP ism plays to this clearly. Their take on AOC is absurd -equating their role in the govt debate with criminality.

Our demographic group (white males, middle aged and our white Male offspring) is the worst and most susceptible because we feel we have most to lose with changing demographics and nature of the the workforce structure.

We should counsel these guys about their irrational fears - no fella, trans people aren't raping our wives in bathrooms etc. Or yes, white males still will be able to get jobs the same way we always did, just have to try instead of having it handed to you, pal.

It is these irrational fears that are making their way to the El Paso shooter types.

Anyways, it is all pathetic, especially considering we still are firmly planted on top of the socio-economic food chain.


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