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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:20 PM
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A snappy retort to the "hate us for our freedom" meme
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 10:21 PM by Greeby
Next time a right-winger starts up with the "They hate us for our freedom" crap. Just tell them "No, you jackass, they hate us because we TOOK AWAY their freedom."

Given the dictatorships both our countries support, the democratic or otherwise representative gvernments both our countries have overthrown, I'd say that's a pretty on-the-mark statement. :)
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wli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:23 PM
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1. the neofascists took away our freedom too
c.f. PATRIOT Act, Homeland Offense Gestapo, Lynne Stewart, FBI investigation of the ACLU, rigged US elections, etc.
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poetsdream Donating Member (114 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:28 PM
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2. Good Comeback!
Short and to the point...

Let's keep those ideas coming. The more verbal tools we have that are direct and to the point, the less time we waste trying to convince Bush Supporters with logic and facts which they only ignore, deny or shout down.


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Child_Of_Isis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:30 PM
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3. They hate us because we give our government freedom
to do as it damn well pleases.
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NAO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:34 PM
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4. They hate us for our Foreign Policy
that's what I always tell people.

After the most cursory discussion of WHAT the US has done in the way of foreign policy over the past 50 years or so, most people "get it".
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