Charlottesville Virginia :Car Plows Into Anti-Fascist Protesters

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WWWTT wrote:

Paladin1 wrote:

bekayne wrote:

Is it ironic  that this is a buddhist manji and not a swastika? 

LOL! Actually it's a corporate media spin on Trump.

Trump comments bringing you down folks? Don't worry westerners, the corporate media is here to make Trump MORE racist than you so you can feel comfortable with your level of racism and you can go on hating people.

WWWTT if that wasn't sarcasm,let me just tell yuou what others here won't....Fuck you ASSHOLE

Paladin1

Mr. Magoo wrote:

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Is it ironic  that this is a buddhist manji and not a swastika?

It's ironic that you pretend to know what a buddhist manji is and at the same time NOT know that it "runs" counter-clockwise.

sorry that went right over my head. The picture trying to make fun of Trump is showing a manji not a swastika. Evidence of how overused Nazi crap is. I've actually seen them in temples in Thailand. I didn't freak out and take to social media to  scream about Nazis. 

 

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Let me help you.  Arms pointing clockwise?  Swastika.  Arms pointing counter-clockwise (or, in other words, swastika in a mirror)?  Manji.

I know that a lot of clocks are digital these days, but if you don't understand the difference between clockwise and counter-clockwise then let me know and I'll do what I can.

WWWTT

alan smithee wrote:

WWWTT wrote:

Paladin1 wrote:

bekayne wrote:

Is it ironic  that this is a buddhist manji and not a swastika? 

LOL! Actually it's a corporate media spin on Trump.

Trump comments bringing you down folks? Don't worry westerners, the corporate media is here to make Trump MORE racist than you so you can feel comfortable with your level of racism and you can go on hating people.

WWWTT if that wasn't sarcasm,let me just tell yuou what others here won't....Fuck you ASSHOLE

LOL! No it wasn't sarcasim. I'm commenting on a corporate media charicature of Trump, at an eye doctor, reading an eye exam chart that funny enough uses the wan symbol卍 卐. Don't like my opinion? Don't worry I've got thick skin and won't take your comment too serious. I'll sleep well tonight thanks.

Paladin1

Aristotleded24 wrote:

Paladin1 wrote:
I found WiFi in the secret Nazi base, lucky me. I've read false equalvincy about 30 times in the last couple days, guessing that's the latest catch phrase. Or I'm behind the times.

I don't know what your game is here, Paladin. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and maybe you're trying to lighten things up with humour or what have you, but please, in light of what happened, joking around about being a Nazi is in really bad taste. Maybe you're feeling upset about being called a Nazi or maybe you feel you're being treated unfairly or ganged up on. Fine, I get that. You want to express those feelings, fine, I'll hear you out (which is not to say that I'll necessarily come around to your way of thinking on any given issue). But please, stop, think, and at least hear out the perspectives of other people here. I don't know what your political leanings are (I suspect you lean somewhat to the right) but I do respect you as a contributor to this community, and I would hate to see this conflict escalate to the point of people being banned or feeling as though they can't post here.

You're partially right I think. I've been getting called a Nazi apologist, Nazi sympathizers, Nazi and all that shit by what, 4 or 5 posters? I'm not upset nor are my feelings hurt but that kind of behavior doesn't scream mutual respect to me. It turns smart people's interesting and valuable comments to white noise to me. Bad taste? Yup I agree 100%.  There isn't humor in the loss of life but if everyone is going to make personal attacks and call me a Nazi I'm going to laugh and mimic them and not cry in a corner.  If you're curious (as you brought it up) I've went from right leaning to left leaning to solidly in the middle, I believe. I think there is shitty and dangerous behavior on both sides of the political spectrum.  I've learned a lot from people here and I'm not Embarassed or too proud to admit it (I had no idea what white privilege was before people like timebandit and Mel and Smith and kroptokin and everyone else explained it) . Thanks for the candid post, I'll work on being less flippant about the Nazi bs. 

Paladin1

Mr. Magoo wrote:

Let me help you.  Arms pointing clockwise?  Swastika.  Arms pointing counter-clockwise (or, in other words, swastika in a mirror)?  Manji.

I know that a lot of clocks are digital these days, but if you don't understand the difference between clockwise and counter-clockwise then let me know and I'll do what I can.

Is the difference between the two  the angles, not direction, which they are represented? The manji "arms" are flat left to right and up and down. The swastika is chanted on an angle, 45o?  Serious question 

WWWTT

WWWTT wrote:

alan smithee wrote:

WWWTT wrote:

Paladin1 wrote:

bekayne wrote:

Is it ironic  that this is a buddhist manji and not a swastika? 

LOL! Actually it's a corporate media spin on Trump.

Trump comments bringing you down folks? Don't worry westerners, the corporate media is here to make Trump MORE racist than you so you can feel comfortable with your level of racism and you can go on hating people.

WWWTT if that wasn't sarcasm,let me just tell yuou what others here won't....Fuck you ASSHOLE

LOL! No it wasn't sarcasim. I'm commenting on a corporate media charicature of Trump, at an eye doctor, reading an eye exam chart that funny enough uses the wan symbol卍 卐. Don't like my opinion? Don't worry I've got thick skin and won't take your comment too serious. I'll sleep well tonight thanks.

Oh ya I forgot to add, usually when you do these eye exams, you're supposed to cover one eye with your hand, or at least one eye is covered. I didn't know you were to use one hand to make gestures for dramatic effect for every letter/number  you read off to the doctor? I would think that would be something that William Shatner does when he goes to the eye doctor?

Ya but what do I know? I only know what the corporate media tells me in these cases.

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Is the difference between the two  the angles, not direction, which they are represented? The manji "arms" are flat left to right and up and down. The swastika is chanted on an angle, 45o?  Serious question

That's a reasonable question.  I have to think it's both.  But with TWO obvious differences now, nobody should ever confuse the two.

Paladin1

Fair enough! I really don't know the answer but seems solid.

Trump needs to be way more vocal and condemn the behavior and hate groups. While I think a lot of so called antifa protestors are hyper violent too, the white supremacy bullshit needs to be squashed hard and Trump should make a big deal about telling them they're assholes and he wants nothing to do with them. Him not making a point to distance himself from them emboldenes them.

pookie

Aristotleded24 wrote:

Rev Pesky wrote:

From Paladin 1:

...Not all right wing protestors are neo nazis

That is true. But in this case it was neo-Nazi's, white supremacists and others with a political philosophy that encourages the use of violence and the disparagement of democracy as a failure.

Not only that, but they were there to demonstrate their opposition to the city council's decision to remove the statue of a civil war general from a park. Surely the democratic decision of the council is subject to the local population, not groups of armed men coming into town to try and change the council's mind.

​After all, there is nothing that says the neo-Nazi's and white supremacists couldn't help in the next election to remove the councillors that voted for the measure, and replace them with people who believe the statue should remain.

Regarding the issue of removal of the statue, you can actually make an argument against its removal. The fact is that slavery happened, it was ugly and dehumanzing, and you could argue that removing the statue you are actually sanitizing history. It can serve as a reminder of the brutality of slavery and why it is important that we do not allow that history to repeat itself.

Speaking of history, remember that the North won the Civil War, and the winners of war write the history books so naturally the history of the Civil War is written to make the North look good at the expense of the South. What was essentially happening was that the northern industrial economy was expanding and coming into conflict with the southern agrarian economy (keep in mind that in the industrial economy agrarian slavery was no longer viable, so that was replaced by wage slavery), and the industrialists won. I think it's kind of hypocritical to claim that the North was on the side of good and to end slavery, considering the brutal conditions that went on in those factories, and the brutal, violent response of the state to workers organizing to improve said conditions. And not that I condone the neo-Confederate revisionist history either, but the Southern economy was at its height during slavery, they were never fully integrated economically, and that's created conditions where charlatans come in and say, "yeah, dem yankees wanna destroy every-thang we value, let's kick'em out" and people believe it. Let's just stop the self-righteousness about how virtuous the North was.

One weakness of this argument is that these statues were erected in specific support of continued racial oppression and to send a message of white supremacy in the Post-Reconstruction and in some cases Civil Rights era.  A second is that no sentient being in the US is going to "forget" about the Civil War anytime soon.

These statutes are adulatory, not educative.  Is *that* what we are not supposed to forget?

That said, of course you can make the argument.  But I think it's for people in the community to make it, as Rev said, and it appears that they did.  It is surely not for strangers to swoop in fully armed, wearing Nazi regalia and affecting Klan mannerisms, to demonstrate their displeasure with that view.  (NB: I'm not making the argument they don't have the right to voice their displeasure.  I'm talking about whether it is subject to legitimate criticism.)

NorthReport

Is this story like the Langevin Block?

pookie

NorthReport wrote:

Is this story like the Langevin Block?

Sort of.  Although there is pretty credible evidence to say that Langevin's title as "architect" of residential schools really belongs to John A.  The entire story has been traced to a single entry in the TRC that is very poorly sourced.

Of course, you're not allowed to say that.

To me, args about the necessity to keep the Confederate side of things in perspective is different.  The Civil War, I agree, does have more complexity, but the slavery issue WAS a part of it that has the greatest salience.  As clearly demonstrated by all of the events post-emancipation.

JKR

WWWTT wrote:

Paladin1 wrote:

bekayne wrote:

Is it ironic  that this is a buddhist manji and not a swastika? 

LOL! Actually it's a corporate media spin on Trump.

Trump comments bringing you down folks? Don't worry westerners, the corporate media is here to make Trump MORE racist than you so you can feel comfortable with your level of racism and you can go on hating people.

WWWTT, you seem to be very comfortable hating people yourself? 吗  Your posts seem to include a lot of projection? 吗 So the only way to stop hate is with hate? 吗 just like how you previously stated that the only way to stop violence is with violence? 吗 And supporting the hateful Trump is a good thing? 吗 I guess Martin Luther King had it all wrong but that's because he was an evil westerner? 吗 And I guess Gandhi and Mandela were brainwashed by the evil western corporate media?吗 

NDPP

Division Deepens: Who's To Blame For the Incident At Charlottesville? 

https://youtu.be/LT5dZ7eyx3k

"John Hajjar, deputy director3 of the US-Middle East Alliance to Support Donald Trump, Medea Benjamin - Co-Founder of Code Pink & legal and media analyst - Lionel debate the issue."

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JKR wrote:

WWWTT wrote:

Paladin1 wrote:

bekayne wrote:

Is it ironic  that this is a buddhist manji and not a swastika? 

LOL! Actually it's a corporate media spin on Trump.

Trump comments bringing you down folks? Don't worry westerners, the corporate media is here to make Trump MORE racist than you so you can feel comfortable with your level of racism and you can go on hating people.

WWWTT, you seem to be very comfortable hating people yourself? 吗  Your posts seem to include a lot of projection? 吗 So the only way to stop hate is with hate? 吗 just like how you previously stated that the only way to stop violence is with violence? 吗 And supporting the hateful Trump is a good thing? 吗 I guess Martin Luther King had it all wrong but that's because he was an evil westerner? 吗 And I guess Gandhi and Mandela were brainwashed by the evil western corporate media?吗 

Finally there is someone else to call a fuckin' idiot now. I know I held that title here for a long time. I apologize to Paladin 1.. You're actually reasonable. WWWTT is a moron supreme. HE'S the one who should be lurking at Dailystormer and Breitbart. I'm not sure what he's doing here except for trolling everyone and chauvinistically suggesting that eveyone here is stupid. If that's the case he should get the fuck out of here. He doesn't add anything to the conversation except trolling hard like one of these Trumpsters who troll Facxebook groups,for instance, that clearly are anti Trump (I Hate Donald Trump,Donald Trump Is A Disgusting Pig,etc...)

Paladin adds something to the conversation,WWWTT is just a Trump loving troll. He should get the fuck out of here. I'm puzzled why anyone would actually try to reason/debate this idiot. There's no point. Trumpsters are deaf,dumb and blind...Emphasis on DUMB.

bekayne

NDPP wrote:

Division Deepens: Who's To Blame For the Incident At Charlottesville? 

Killary?

 

Rev Pesky

From Paladin 1:

Speaking of history, remember that the North won the Civil War, and the winners of war write the history books so naturally the history of the Civil War is written to make the North look good at the expense of the South. What was essentially happening was that the northern industrial economy was expanding and coming into conflict with the southern agrarian economy (keep in mind that in the industrial economy agrarian slavery was no longer viable, so that was replaced by wage slavery), and the industrialists won. I think it's kind of hypocritical to claim that the North was on the side of good and to end slavery, considering the brutal conditions that went on in those factories, and the brutal, violent response of the state to workers organizing to improve said conditions. And not that I condone the neo-Confederate revisionist history either, but the Southern economy was at its height during slavery, they were never fully integrated economically, and that's created conditions where charlatans come in and say, "yeah, dem yankees wanna destroy every-thang we value, let's kick'em out" and people believe it. Let's just stop the self-righteousness about how virtuous the North was.

This is unbelieveable. Did I anywhere in my post suggest that the Union was the good guy compared to the Confederacy? No I did not. So what are you on about?

Then the really, really idiotic statement comparing 'agrarian' slavery with wage slavery. Let me just point out that there is no such thing as 'agrarian' slavery. Slavery is where one person owns another, and is entitled to do whatever they want with that 'asset', including selling them to other slave owners. In fact one of the stories of slavery was of being 'sold down the river', that is, sold to a plantation further south down the Mississippi River, and was a threat used against slaves because it was generally believed that conditions 'down the river' were worse than further north.

You can say what you want about 'wage slavery', but you can't say your boss is allowed to sell you to some other company. 

It's true that the industrial economy needs free wage labour, and at least part of the Civil War was because of that. At the same time, many people were opposed to slavery on moral grounds. In fact I'm in the middle of reading 'The Life of Samuel Johnson" by James Boswell, and in there Johnson makes an argument against slavery. That book was published in 1791, and here you are, 225 years later comparing slavery to 'wage slavery'. Unbelievable. 

bekayne

pookie wrote:

 

One weakness of this argument is that these statues were erected in specific support of continued racial oppression and to send a message of white supremacy in the Post-Reconstruction and in some cases Civil Rights era.  A second is that no sentient being in the US is going to "forget" about the Civil War anytime soon.

These statutes are adulatory, not educative.  Is *that* what we are not supposed to forget?

Exactly. I suppose the winners were so busy writing the history that they didn't have time to actually make the statues and monuments.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Union_Civil_War_monuments_and_memo...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_monuments_and_memorials_of_the_Con...

https://www.splcenter.org/sites/default/files/whoseheritage_splc.pdf

NDPP

The Political and Social Roots of Fascist Violence in the US

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/15/pers-a15.html

"...Pro-forma denunciations of the violence in Charlottesville are devoid of any serious examination of the underlying social and political conditions out of which it arose. But the 'Evil Trump' interpretation of history explains nothing..."

WWWTT

@alan smithee

I'm not sure if I should start off with a WOW or LOL?

Probaby WOW suits best. Didn't know rabble had posters that would attack other posters for providing their opinion on a public figure whom did not personally themselves create a violent protest?

Or perhaps your intent is to scare away another opinion with a bunch of intended insults? Ya good luck with that one! LOL!

josh

The Union was the "good guy" compared to the confederacy.  Although it may not have started out to, the war became a fight to end slavery and free slaves.  I can't think of a much better "good" for which one can fight.

voice of the damned

pookie wrote:

NorthReport wrote:

Is this story like the Langevin Block?

Sort of.  Although there is pretty credible evidence to say that Langevin's title as "architect" of residential schools really belongs to John A.  The entire story has been traced to a single entry in the TRC that is very poorly sourced.

Of course, you're not allowed to say that.

To me, args about the necessity to keep the Confederate side of things in perspective is different.  The Civil War, I agree, does have more complexity, but the slavery issue WAS a part of it that has the greatest salience.  As clearly demonstrated by all of the events post-emancipation.

The revisionist history on the American Civil War makes it sound like Lincoln and his northern capitalist allies just wanted to destroy southern agrarianism for shit and giggles, and just randomly chose slavery as a propaganda ruse for justifying their actions. 

In fact, Lincoln had been elected on a plaform(certainly supported by a section of industrial capitalism) of restricting the expansion of slavery in the western territories, but even this limited goal was too much for the southern aristocracy, whose political hacks promptly declared independence within weeks of Lincoln's inaguration. So, yes, right from the start, it was the protection and preservation of slavery that the Confederacy was fighting for. 

And, to be sure, the Emancipation Proclamation was a military measure, intended partly to deprive the south of manpower, and(if I remember correctly) convince CSA-leaning European powers that a Union victory would be better from a moral point of view. It's also the case, though, that Lincoln and company later passed the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery throughout the United States. Hard to see such a law being passed in a case where the CSA had won, or even if things had just continued on with the antebellum compromise that allowed the south to dictate the national agenda in regards to slavery. 

And, finally, yes, this was largely propelled by capitalists wanting "free" labour. You could make the same critique of any sociopolitical advancement in history, eg. the Magna Carta was just some barons trying to assert their rights against the King, the French Revolution was just the Third Estate's bourgeoisie wanting to avoid higher taxes etc. I think in the long run, though, most of us are pretty glad that those things happened. 

WWWTT

@JKR

Hi I'm glad to see you know how to use the word 吗 pronounced ma  with neutral tone. I guess your not of afraid of looking like a racist against Chinese speakers for mocking another poster for using the 3rd most commonly spoken language in Canada hey?

As for Gandhi, he never won a nobel peace prize and came from a country of millions of believers of pacifisim, but still millions of People's of the sub continent died under the British. Nelson Mandela was labeled a terrorist and had to share his peace prize with a white guy. King was assassinated in his country along with many others who shared his dreams. 

And what did you want Trump to do? Be something he's not? And/or is everyone just supposed to start off by saying that first, Trump is a racist , sexist etc etc before they start making any comment in this thread? Is this like an oath every poster here has to make before posting? Is it in the rabble rules that I have to swear an oath that Trump is a racist etc etc?

I care less what Trump does because it's a waste of time. But now if the corporate media shows me a picture of what they want me to believe, am I supposed to accept it right away? So I'm the racist now for questioning the corporate media? Sounds like you don't like to move outside your comfort zone

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WWWTT wrote:

@alan smithee

I'm not sure if I should start off with a WOW or LOL?

Probaby WOW suits best. Didn't know rabble had posters that would attack other posters for providing their opinion on a public figure whom did not personally themselves create a violent protest?

Or perhaps your intent is to scare away another opinion with a bunch of intended insults? Ya good luck with that one! LOL!

You're a fucking Trump supporter. I have nothing to say to you. Your comrades have already spoken for you. Happy trails.

WWWTT

alan smithee wrote:

WWWTT wrote:

@alan smithee

I'm not sure if I should start off with a WOW or LOL?

Probaby WOW suits best. Didn't know rabble had posters that would attack other posters for providing their opinion on a public figure whom did not personally themselves create a violent protest?

Or perhaps your intent is to scare away another opinion with a bunch of intended insults? Ya good luck with that one! LOL!

You're a fucking Trump supporter. I have nothing to say to you. Your comrades have already spoken for you. Happy trails.

Actually I'm a Maoist so I had to lol when I read your comment! Looking forward to reading more of your abusive hate filled comments toward me for having a different opinion you don't like when I share.

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WWWTT wrote:

alan smithee wrote:

WWWTT wrote:

@alan smithee

I'm not sure if I should start off with a WOW or LOL?

Probaby WOW suits best. Didn't know rabble had posters that would attack other posters for providing their opinion on a public figure whom did not personally themselves create a violent protest?

Or perhaps your intent is to scare away another opinion with a bunch of intended insults? Ya good luck with that one! LOL!

You're a fucking Trump supporter. I have nothing to say to you. Your comrades have already spoken for you. Happy trails.

Actually I'm a Maoist so I had to lol when I read your comment! Looking forward to reading more of your abusive hate filled comments toward me for having a different opinion you don't like when I share.

Your opinion is shit. You're implying that my hatred for Trump is because I'm being brainwashed by the media. It's insulting.And a HUGE load of crap.So stop replying to me. You're a troll and an ignorant asshole.

A question to everyone on this thread. Does anyone know how to block another poster? I'd like to flush this trolling turd down the toilet. I really appreciate it,thank you.

pookie

I don't think blocking has been enabled for this site. Happy to be proven wrong.

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pookie wrote:

I don't think blocking has been enabled for this site. Happy to be proven wrong.

That sucks, But thanks for the reply,pookie.

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What a sick,sick bastard.

josh

And then deleted it.  A coward to boot.

WWWTT

alan smithee wrote:

WWWTT wrote:

alan smithee wrote:

WWWTT wrote:

@alan smithee

I'm not sure if I should start off with a WOW or LOL?

Probaby WOW suits best. Didn't know rabble had posters that would attack other posters for providing their opinion on a public figure whom did not personally themselves create a violent protest?

Or perhaps your intent is to scare away another opinion with a bunch of intended insults? Ya good luck with that one! LOL!

You're a fucking Trump supporter. I have nothing to say to you. Your comrades have already spoken for you. Happy trails.

Actually I'm a Maoist so I had to lol when I read your comment! Looking forward to reading more of your abusive hate filled comments toward me for having a different opinion you don't like when I share.

Your opinion is shit. You're implying that my hatred for Trump is because I'm being brainwashed by the media. It's insulting.And a HUGE load of crap.So stop replying to me. You're a troll and an ignorant asshole.

A question to everyone on this thread. Does anyone know how to block another poster? I'd like to flush this trolling turd down the toilet. I really appreciate it,thank you.

LOL! So I guess you're not finished with your hate filled rampage of hurling insults at me trying to belittle my self worth. 

So what's the definition of a racist again? Insulting, belittling? Hatred to other views and others in general? Abuse? 

And please explain to me something. Are you finished with me to imply I'm worthless or should I be looking forward to not reading more of your abuse directed towards me? Either way, your comments reflect who you are!

WWWTT

Here's another point. If i remember correctly, there used to be people on the left that strongly felt that in order to establish peace where there  is much violence, negotiations must take place with your enemy. An example wold be the Taliban in Afghanistan. Jack was a strong supporter of this belief leading to the nickname from conservatives "Taliban Jack" So where's those people on the left now when debating this disturbance? Where is the negotiating with the white supremists? Or is there a totally different approach? And if so, is there a timeline for actual improvement in the US?

josh

WWWTT wrote:

Here's another point. If i remember correctly, there used to be people on the left that strongly felt that in order to establish peace where there  is much violence, negotiations must take place with your enemy. An example wold be the Taliban in Afghanistan. Jack was a strong supporter of this belief leading to the nickname from conservatives "Taliban Jack" So where's those people on the left now when debating this disturbance? Where is the negotiating with the white supremists? Or is there a totally different approach? And if so, is there a timeline for actual improvement in the US?

Oy.

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#NationalRelaxationDay

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alan smithee wrote:

#NationalRelaxationDay

Expell these racists from Washington ASAP.

voice of the damned

WWWTT wrote:

Here's another point. If i remember correctly, there used to be people on the left that strongly felt that in order to establish peace where there  is much violence, negotiations must take place with your enemy. An example wold be the Taliban in Afghanistan. Jack was a strong supporter of this belief leading to the nickname from conservatives "Taliban Jack" So where's those people on the left now when debating this disturbance? Where is the negotiating with the white supremists? Or is there a totally different approach? And if so, is there a timeline for actual improvement in the US?

 

Okay, more for the goofy fun of it than any concern about intellectual rigour, but... 

In order for your "Taliban" comparison to hold up, a foreign-power would have to have invaded the United States, and have prompted armed resistance from the Make America Great Again crowd. If that were the case, then yes, progressives in the invading country might argue in favour of negotiating with the MAGAs, if they thought that were the only way of attaining a decent end to the conflict. 

And FWIW, given the nature of the American system, there might be real-world situations where negotiating with Trump and/or his supporters would make sense, eg. if progressives wanted something passed(or not passed, as the case may be) through congress, and it were thought that a few Republicans could be convinced to jump aboard. Not sure I really see that kind of room for dialogue with the people driving cars into crowds in front of the Robert E. Lee statue. 

NDPP

Behind The Headlines in Charlottesville (E541)

https://www.rt.com/shows/watching-the-hawks/399631-charlottesville-viole...

"...Max Blumenthal, senior editor at Alternet shares his perspective."

 

McCain Condemns Far-Right Violence in Charlottesville While Supporting Ukrainian Nationalists

https://youtu.be/E5sfM4NII0s

Like Canada...

WWWTT

voice of the damned wrote:

 

Okay, more for the goofy fun of it than any concern about intellectual rigour, but... 

So what's this comment supposed to mean? Another insult at someones intelligence. Deamining and lowering another as if they have no value? Nothing to add? Do you feel more superior now?

If you really think the question I posted is not worth you "superior intelect", then why waste your time to make an insulting comment towards another poster for posting an angle or view? Why not just ignore my comment on move on?

You know what the most inspirational thing I found about Nelson Mandella was? He drew out the racist in many people to the surface for everyone to witness! 

Rikardo

Hey, Canadians, this is a problem for Americans, citizens of the USA, related to THEIR Civil War.  Lets MIND OUR OWN BUSINESS.

WWWTT

NDPP wrote:

McCain Condemns Far-Right Violence in Charlottesville While Supporting Ukrainian Nationalists

https://youtu.be/E5sfM4NII0s

Like Canada...

Yep good pick! But it's ok, Trump is on board as the "more racist" person as McCain and hundreds if not thousands of other western politicians  all get a "get of jail for free" card!

voice of the damned

WWWTT wrote:

voice of the damned wrote:

 

Okay, more for the goofy fun of it than any concern about intellectual rigour, but... 

So what's this comment supposed to mean? Another insult at someones intelligence. Deamining and lowering another as if they have no value? Nothing to add? Do you feel more superior now?

 

Well, I'm just saying, it's pretty goofy to compare dealing with a rebel group in an a country you're occupying, to dealing with supporters of a politician you don't like, living in the same country as you are(if we're talking about US progressives). And it's also kinda goofy to engage that comparison, as I did. 

But hey, if you think that "Canadian military vs. the Taliban" really has a lot of points of comparison with "American Progressives vs. Trump supporters", I look forward to reading your explication. 

 

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WWWTT

voice of the damned wrote:

WWWTT wrote:

voice of the damned wrote:

 

Okay, more for the goofy fun of it than any concern about intellectual rigour, but... 

So what's this comment supposed to mean? Another insult at someones intelligence. Deamining and lowering another as if they have no value? Nothing to add? Do you feel more superior now?

 

Well, I'm just saying, it's pretty goofy to compare dealing with a rebel group in an a country you're occupying, to dealing with supporters of a politician you don't like, living in the same country as you are(if we're talking about US progressives). And it's also kinda goofy to engage that comparison, as I did. 

But hey, if you think that "Canadian military vs. the Taliban" really has a lot of points of comparison with "American Progressives vs. Trump supporters", I look forward to reading your explication. 

 

Ya actually you should do a bit of quick references before dismissing someones view as "goofy" and not worth your "intellect"! I personally wouldn't go out of my way to insult another posters view and intelligence because I would feel  terrible for lashing out at someone whom only wants to share their views and participate.

The Taliban WAS the government in Afghanistan! White supremists and the KKK identify themselves with the past governments of the southern states. Here's a supporting link from a reputable source

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kkk-founded

 

voice of the damned

Hmm. The actual government of Afghanistan, versus a bunch of guys styling themselves as the heirs of previous southern governments(or, more accurately, I think, stlying themselves as the heirs of a Reconstruction-era guerrila group trying to force the Union army out of their states). 

There's really nothing I could say about this comparison that wouldn't sound like an insult, so I guess I'll just bow out now. 

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lol

https://twitter.com/tedlieu/status/896820870898786304

Very good question. Unfortunately,there is no plausible answer.

josh

What the hell does the KKK's formation in 1865 have to do with the Taliban government in 2001.

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Nothing at all, unless you're inside WWTT's fevered imagination.

pookie

Rikardo wrote:

Hey, Canadians, this is a problem for Americans, citizens of the USA, related to THEIR Civil War.  Lets MIND OUR OWN BUSINESS.

Feel free to take your own advice.  

Mayhap a discussion board is not the place for you?

josh

Timebandit wrote:

Nothing at all, unless you're inside WWTT's fevered imagination.

Love the pic.

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