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"Progressive politics is rooted in racism."

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  • Obviously there is no finer source of journalism than pajamas media. Whatever they say must be the indisputable truth, thank you for sharing this with us. I'll be sure to let all the progressives in the congressional black caucus know that they are raging racist bastards, as certainly if pajamas media says it to be so, then it must be!
    • As the opposite of anything you say tends to toward truth, your remark weighs in somewhere around a complement.
    • by Arker (91948)
      Aw come on. You have no problem at all flat out calling others racist for their politics so you dont get to call foul now. Fair for the goose is fair for the gander.

      And I gotta say, it's certainly not a rigorous academic article just an essay, and I still dont agree with it all, but there is a core to what he is saying that seems indisputably true.

      Victim disarmament laws are historically a racist phenomenon and even though I dont believe any current advocates of them would admit racist motivation today the
      • You have no problem at all flat out calling others racist for their politics so you dont get to call foul now.

        Be careful how you use the word "you".

        As desperately as he has tried to get me to, I have never, not once, called smitty racist. Even as many times as he has called me racist without anything to support his claim, I have never called him one.

        seems indisputably true

        Wow, if your beliefs are rooted in such certainty, then obviously what other people observe must automatically be wrong, right?

        • by Arker (91948)
          "As desperately as he has tried to get me to, I have never, not once, called smitty racist. Even as many times as he has called me racist without anything to support his claim, I have never called him one."

          So what was this?

          http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4867351&threshold=-1&commentsort=1&mode=thread&pid=46446651#46448255

          "Wow, if your beliefs are rooted in such certainty, then obviously what other people observe must automatically be wrong, right?"

          Not at all. They must be seeing things f
          • "As desperately as he has tried to get me to, I have never, not once, called smitty racist. Even as many times as he has called me racist without anything to support his claim, I have never called him one."

            So what was this?

            http://slashdot.org/comments.p... [slashdot.org]

            That is a link to someone else calling smitty a bigot. That comment was not from me. Again, I have never called smitty a racist, in spite of the large number of times that he has desperately and plainly tried to bait me in to doing so.

            It's no mistake that the modern era of victim disarmament laws

            Holy leap of logic, batman! If you are trying to make a point you need to fill in the blanks.

            • by Arker (91948)
              My apologies, you are correct, I had mentally attributed the wrong identity to you and I do apologize for the confusion.

              "Holy leap of logic, batman! If you are trying to make a point you need to fill in the blanks."

              I assume you mean to say you are not aware of the circumstances surrounding the drafting and passage of the Mulford act?

              Simply googling black panthers gun control will give you several thousand hits, many from left wing organizations I assume you will find more credible than the others, but the s
              • People who think they're being clever by overriding my font choices tend to get ignored by me unless it's to apply a -1, Pretentious and Self-Serving. And I've mod points today. Just sayin'...

                Seriously, quit trying to do the I'm A Special Snowflake Pretending I'm Using A Retro-Trendy IBM Selectric And Everyone Else Must Participate In My Little Fantasy thing and let your message speak for itself.

                • by Arker (91948)
                  GFY.

                  (I am not overriding your font choices. If your browser isnt obeying your font choices you really should address that with your browser.
                  • You have to understand that there are those deem "all attack, all the time" as a "liberal" mindset.
                    The sun has set on the days of:
                    • dispassionately considering all sides of an issue
                    • seeking to honor good intentions and results where found
                    • being honest about shortcomings in one's own thinking
                    • trying to build up the person on the other end of the conversation, rather than destroy them

                    I myself have a handful of people on here and Twitter that I just no longer give the benefit of the doubt, after enough false accu

              • ...the Mulford act...

                Ah yes, Reagan... Was he a "progressive"?

            • by Arker (91948)
              Isn't the Atlantic a "Progressive" source?

              http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/09/the-secret-history-of-guns/308608/

              Salon did a pretty decent article on this as well.
  • It's sad to me when someone on the Right acts like those on the Left.

    And besides, it shows complete misunderstanding. The author and maybe you think that's tit-for-tat, but it's not. This contains gobs and gobs of paragraphs of faux reasoned arguments, but the Left never provides any backing. Because that's beside the point. The point is to simply to bully and end discussion, certainly not to invite one or provide any kind of surface area for rebuttals. This is the opposite of modeling the anti-intelle

    • It's one thing to play the "Beatitudes card" on an individual basis; I certainly try such with some of the knuckleheads here on /., for example.
      And I'll buy off that there is a thread of truth to your point: one must ensure that, in going to war, one does not become the enemy.
      However, as a counter-argument, all of the concern trolling winds up giving aid an comfort to a soul-less foe carried out on a general level. Read the rest of Zombie's posts. He's deep in the enemy territory of California, reporting
  • One thing you can always say about the right-wing in America:

    It's always about projection.

    They have it in their DNA to try to misdirect by blaming others for that which is their most defining property. They think it's some kind of super-secret jujutsu that they can do because some consultant told them to. But it doesn't fool anyone. Look how long they've been trying it.

    Smitty makes a big deal about his Christian faith and lives and breathes dishonesty. He thinks that it's OK because he's doing God's wor

    • Well, as long as we're 100% sure that this is purely a right-wing phenomenon, and the left is pure as the driven snow, then I guess it's all swell.









      You're as daft as damn_registrars.
      • by PopeRatzo (965947)

        Oh, "The Left" has it's own peculiarities. But the efforts to turn every one of their own inherent properties into an accusation against their opponents is a hallmark of the Religious Right.

        • Accusations are as old and devilish as Satan himself. The left/right dichotomy is a comparatively recent bugaboo, dating to the French Revolution [wikipedia.org]. While Saul Alinsky gets credited for being Mr. Finger Pointer, Rules for Radicals really broke no new ground, did it?
          • The left/right dichotomy is a comparatively recent bugaboo...

            Which you try to make much use of in your diversionary tactics.

            So, if "progressive" politics is rooted in racism, what is religious bigotry (oh, I'm sorry, religious freedom) that is used to deny equal rights rooted in?

            • what is religious bigotry (oh, I'm sorry, religious freedom) that is used to deny equal rights rooted in?

              I'm afraid you'll have to offer an example. Also, a definition of "religious". Do you mean "religious" in the sense of the Church of Global Warming, or something else?

              • I'm afraid you'll have to offer an example.

                "God Hates Fags". But you already knew that, and just like to play dumb. :-)

                • Indeed, God created the lung for pure atmospheric interaction, and despises cigarettes, for all He's be caught enjoying a good maduro now and then.

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