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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:07 AM

 

On the inconsistency of leftists

It's easy to know which side leftists will back in any conflict: Whoever the West is fighting. In Syria they're outraged that the West is backing al Qaeda. In Mali they're outraged that the West is fighting al Qaeda.

That's the problem with having to identify an angel and a devil in every conflict. It's hard to be consistent.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:09 AM

1. Those FUCKING "Leftists"!!!

What the fuck has happened to DU?

Can you crawl back to wherever you came from?

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:13 AM

2. +1 - n/t

 

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:14 AM

3. I won't be the one to alert your post.

 

I think it's funny.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:17 AM

4. Losing the privilege of adding to this shitty OP is no loss at all. nt

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:17 AM

5. Lol. So in Syria the West is backing Al Qaeda?

Do you see the irony in your post?

All the reasons why the "leftists" are pissed are in fact contained in your post.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:25 AM

8. LOL. It was the right that was the first Al Qaeda apologist.

And your attacks on the "Left" are pure fucking entertainment Mr. "Liberal".

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:28 AM

9. Leftists aren't necessarily liberals when it comes to global conflict.

 

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:35 AM

10. You're funny

Not like, ha-ha funny, but more like "hey that potato looks like Richard Nixon, heh" funny.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:37 AM

11. Believe me, I find the far left every bit as ridiculous as you think I am.

 

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:42 AM

14. I doubt you even know what the term "far left" means, UL

And are instead simply adopting the right's use of the term as a catch-all slur.

"The left" is not supporting Assad. The left is pissed that we are getting involved, and more that we are backing a faction certain to cause as much damage as Assad ever has. Similarly in Mali, the problem is the civilian deaths being incurred.

Maybe you should look at the people who believe all war is justified and that "collateral damage" is just something you note on a spreadsheet, if you want to find the actual problem?

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Response to redgreenandblue (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:24 AM

7. +1 Bingo. It reminds me of how Rachel Maddow attacks the Republicans

by saying that they contradict themselves when they come out against their own ideas when Obama adopts them.

She never seems to quite get to the fact that our Democratic president picking up all these former Republican ideas is itself fucked up in many cases. Like just the other night, she was crowing about how Obama is such a deficit hawk and has cut more govt. spending then the Republicans ever did --forget about the fact that that BUYS INTO the very idea the Republicans were selling in the first place (that govt. spending needs to be cut to get out of our recession???)

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:39 AM

12. Remember What Uncle Muammar Says Kids



‘Their ages are 17. They give them pills at night. They put hallucinatory pills in their drinks, their milk, their Nescafe.’ - Muammar Gaddafi

Don't Do It Kids!

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:42 AM

13. Leftists are outraged at loonies like you with your insipid pablum - n/t

 

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:45 AM

15. wtf, this post is just bizarre

 

and from left field, and not what I would expect from UnrepetantLiberal. I can only think maybe you got the flu or something, or are drunk. I suggest self-deleting.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:09 PM

16. I know someone who claims to hate liberals

Because liberals supported the Vietnam war. And they never repented.

Could not argue that.

The reality here is that non-leftists are for Empire and always support Empire. While leftists do NOT always support Empire, especially when it is their own country doing Empire. Yeah, leftists, of which I take it you, UL are not, are not following lockstep behind the imperialism and ensuing war. We leftists, unlike gun nuts, neo-nazis, an assorted other big bad asses, question authority and wonder why war is their favorite answer to every uprising of oppressed peoples.

My suggestion is that you repent and declare your fealty to no-more-war. Like the leftists do.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:05 PM

17. and we'll see just how inconsistent you righties are when president jeb bush is calling the shots

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:40 PM

18. One thing that strikes me about DU, and elsewhere

and on the left, right, center or near indifferent, is that folks seem to have the answer right from the get go. This Mali thing *has* to be about Western, or French imperialism. Or this *has* to be about fighting Islamic extremism.

I'll admit that I'm leaning towards the latter as of now. I may be very well be wrong, and if I am, I'll have zero problems admitting it. I'll be happy to have learned something.

But the OP, while perhaps badly worded, does kind of have a point: "It's easy to know which side leftists will back in any conflict: Whoever the West is fighting". This really does happen. It is an RW talking point, for sure, but that doesn't mean that there isn't some truth to it.


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