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Old 06-12-2020, 09:20 AM
 
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False equivalency. Extremists on the left are struggling to even be recognized. Extremists on the right control the levers of power.
I am going to disagree with you on that. Your alignment and ideology has a skewed view of what an "extremist" is on the left. What quite a few normal people would likely view as an "extremist" on the left, you probably just view as either liberal or far-left. In your situation with your viewpoints, you simply have an easier time picking out extremists on the right. For me, I am mostly conservative and have an easier time picking out extremists on the left.
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Old 06-12-2020, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Agree!
Tom Cotton for prez 2024
The same Tom Cotton that advised Trump to buy Greenland, and who seems desperate for a war with China.

Whilst I don'y like Woke culture there is also an awful lot I don't like about Tom Cotton.

IN THE AGE OF TRUMP, TOM COTTON MAY BE AMERICA’S MOST DANGEROUS SENATOR - The Intercept

Think Trump is bad? President Tom Cotton would be even more terrifying - The Guardian

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Old 06-12-2020, 09:31 AM
 
Location: So Cal
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I can't understand how people could watch that vid clip and then spew some of the dumbest crap I've heard recently in response to it. The whataboutism and the bending over backwards to somehow come up with something to refute that clip is beyond laughable, it's the epitome of being intellectual dishonest. I've seen it all over this board, but it's pretty obvious in this thread.
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Old 06-12-2020, 09:41 AM
 
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I'm surprised there hasn't been a push to change Tom Cotton's last name to something else.

You know - Cotton.... offensive... plantations.... picking cotton.... slaves..... etc.
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Old 06-12-2020, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Flyover Country
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I am going to disagree with you on that. Your alignment and ideology has a skewed view of what an "extremist" is on the left. What quite a few normal people would likely view as an "extremist" on the left, you probably just view as either liberal or far-left. In your situation with your viewpoints, you simply have an easier time picking out extremists on the right. For me, I am mostly conservative and have an easier time picking out extremists on the left.
Fair enough. We agree to disagree, as far as what you consider "extremist" on the left has no real voice in Congress, but you likely consider someone like AOC to be an "extremist", and I do not. The all important sum of this equation is who has the power to do anything with an extremist viewpoint. The rightwing has all the power to actually enforce their brand of extremism, and the left does not, as they are scattered voices in the wilderness.

And that's what really matters.
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Old 06-12-2020, 10:35 AM
 
Location: deafened by howls of 'racism!!!'
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Child, quit whining, I'll get to you when I feel like it.

Please include a link not behind a paywall.
it's your local paper, and it's not paywalled for me. but here ya go.

was it 'fascism' when troops were used in arkansas in 1957 to desegregate the public schools? or to keep all of detroit from burning in the 60s riots?

do tell.
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Old 06-12-2020, 10:36 AM
 
Location: NMB, SC
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Well at least there's one guy not afraid to speak out against this.

All the rest are wimpy cowards who are either silent or proposing their own removal of statues.
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Old 06-12-2020, 10:37 AM
 
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What I am referring to has NOTHING to do with that clip. Tom wants him some fascism because he wants to use the 82nd and 101st Airborne to quell civil unrest.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/03/o...-military.html
sorry.. but your fascist newspaper link wants my money to read their propaganda...........even Goebboels did not charge for it.........
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Old 06-12-2020, 10:39 AM
 
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Child, quit whining, I'll get to you when I feel like it.

Please include a link not behind a paywall.
pot..... meet kettle.........
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Old 06-12-2020, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Somewhere between the Americas and Western Europe
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Please explain what in that video clip indicated that he wanted fascism. I am pretty sure the gist of the words were that freedom of speech is in danger, so how is that fascism? Please explain because I am genuinely confused and want to understand what I am missing.

You don't understand. Democrats (despite their pretentions to being the educated class) are really not very good students of history.


It's why Trump is described as a fascist despite working from day 1 to DISMANTLE the regulatory state. Which is precisely the OPPOSITE of fascism.

It's why they call him a fascist for keeping us OUT of expansionist wars and conflicts.



So because Democrats actually don't know what a fascist is or what fascism is, it's their fall-back. They've killed the term like they did racist. They are rabid, frothing dogs gnashing out at the world and biting everyone with their labels and "ist" terms. Ideological possession.
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