In response to Boaz's response to me...
(sorry had to copy the whole thing, as my
short term memory 'ain't what it used to be'
and I refuse to scroll up down up down to
answer your points)...
Boaz' post #14...
' dont know what to say EarthMuse.
You label the "diner Republicans" as harmless, as you dont view them as a threat to your point of view (1). You dont care about them (2). You dont care about how they feel (3).
But the other's, you are scared of, because they can actually defend themselves (4). You cant make them bend to your point of view. Why would you be afraid of them?
Maybe you should listen to them and understand why they feel like they feel (5). But you wont do that. Because it would include you having to deal with them and not
get everything you want in our Republic. I'm not attacking you Earth, please dont get me wrong. What I am attacking is the mode of thought that not everyone deserves
a voice in this Republic we have (not Democracy). For an ideology that always talking about listening, I've found liberals are the ones who do the least of it.
Answers (by the numbers I inserted above).
1). Diner Republicans or casual Republicans I don't view as a violent threat. An ideological threat (as in their refusal to acknowledge or believe that they should
have to wear masks to help slow Covid spreading, or in not believing in, or acknowledging the role of humanity in Global Warming and Climate Change...yes, they are a threat.
But less so a threat to the Republic, and somewhat normal operations in government, civil life, etc...
2). Total B.S. you are blowing out your @ss...(one thing I've learned debating the GOP, is when they've got nothing, they reach for the Fiction, and just start making stuff up).
A). I hail from NE, and so yes, still have many H.S. friends and acquaintances there that are staunch Republicans. B). I live in WV, and so put up w staunch GOP in every bar I attend,
(which is frequently)...
3). more crap... I care about them. I would like to understand them. I understand SOME of their anger, and their frustration (though I think their targets are totally off). It's not
the black man or the brown man keeping them poor and with little hope, but white male (and many times Conservative) CEO's and the like.
4). definition of defending yourself is if you are threatened directly by another...there are extremely few hippies, lefties, liberals, progressives, or the like THREATENING those on the
Right, despite the fiction that Faux News brainwashes its followers with about Antifa. The Right, on the other hand, wants to wear their AR-15's under my nose, and wants me to say that is
fine... well, its not, it's insanity...
5). I listen to the Right nightly as I go to the bars. Do I openly challenge their beliefs? Hell no! I want to keep getting let in to those bars! Do I frequently try to moderate their
tone by saying stuff like, "Well I don't know if any one Party is at fault, both Parties seem to have their fair share of idiots in them"... I say that ---- all the ---- time, to mixed
Boaz, I don't mind a response from the Right to one of my posts, indeed, I wish their were more, but A.) don't pretend you know me well enough to speak for me on issues, and B). it's
just pathetic if you have to make up my supposed responses to issues. Bad form man, bad form...