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theblasmo Donating Member (221 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:01 PM
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ANY COMMENTS ON THIS NEW RIGHT-WING CATCHPHRASE?
"Dissent is the highest form of racism."

This is going around the internet like mad right now. I'm disgusted, but haven't heard/read anyone else's take. The idea that people are defending their compatriots' prejudice by trying to co-opt the phrase "dissent is the highest form of patriotism" makes me nauseous.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:02 PM
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1. It's like a bad fart - let it fizzle out
Just don't stand to close to it.
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Rude Dog Donating Member (151 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:03 PM
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2. You mean...
...that they think racism is patriotic?

Well, shit, we all knew that already.
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TxRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:03 PM
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3. ROFL
Thanks, my keyboard needed a coffee snort all over it... ;)
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:04 PM
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4. Doesn't make any fucking sense.
They're calling themselves racists? What a bunch of fucking idiots.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:07 PM
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7. That's what I thought, what the hell does it mean?
Are they trying to pass off stupid as being deep?
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TxRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:21 PM
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14. Dissent is the highest form of patriotism
They are saying their patriotism is being labeled as racism unfairly.

Duh...
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:24 PM
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16. White Southerners in the 1950's and 1960's didn't think they were racists either. n/t
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:25 PM
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18. +1
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TxRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:28 PM
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20. A lot of them weren't.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:35 PM
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21. "Duh" is right
That's about the stupidest way of making a point I've seen in forever.
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theblasmo Donating Member (221 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:09 PM
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9. Exactly!
How can anyone with even a basic understanding of syntax think this means anything other than that? But it keeps popping up as something to say with pride.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:37 PM
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23. I know! LOL.
:rofl:
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:06 PM
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5. That makes absolutely no fucking sense at all.
Which is why it came from the GOP.

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:37 PM
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22. Ditto n/t
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:07 PM
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6. Descent is the highest form of patriotic
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Hosnon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:08 PM
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8. I think it means that any disagreement with the President is racism. It's sarcasm. nt.
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 01:08 PM by Hosnon
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theblasmo Donating Member (221 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:10 PM
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11. Agreed...
...but it still seems a pretty racist statement to make your catchphrase. There's too many teabaggers who'll take this thing seriously, because they don't have the intelligence to "get" sarcasm.
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TxRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:22 PM
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15. Looks like they aren't alone
Many here don't get the sarcasm either...
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:09 PM
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10. FAIL.
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:11 PM
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12. Holy fuck....
...talk about perverted. :puke:
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:19 PM
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13. It is more of the All or Nothing Absolutist mentality-- if some "dissent" is racist
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 01:20 PM by Overseas
then it all must be racist.

I have even seen people here say-- "well, then are the others who disagree with President Obama all racists?" Of course not. Just the ones carrying racist signs and shouting racist slurs.

The absolutist crap is just a cheap rhetorical trick to equate vicious ugly racism with serious policy disagreement. Cheap ridiculous trick. But the Right is more concerned with diversion than with truth, as usual. They'll do what they need to to distract us from the ugly racism that their efforts to de-legitimize and smear our President have engendered.

The right also wants to be able to say that "see, some black people disagree with President Obama, too-- are you calling them racists?"

Well, of course not-- we're calling people who perform racist acts racists. There have been lots of those that could be discussed, so the Right uses whatever rhetoric it can have Fox news spew 100 times to see if it can divert attention from the ugly old attitudes that were stirred up this summer especially through professional bullying by right wing PR firms "supporting genuine grass roots groups" -- aka Astroturfing.







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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:25 PM
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17. it is just stupid "SNARK" in reaction to Carter's claims. They are trying to ridicule the charge to
make it seem like there is no racism involved. Nobody has said all the protests etc are racist. They are taking things to extreme to make it seem ridiculous.
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TxRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:46 PM
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25. Actually several have said just that
That all the protests and criticism are racially driven.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:28 PM
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19. It doesn't make sense like most freeptard slogans.
It just puts two words that have nothing to do with each next to each other and mentally people start associating the words with each other. It's really a slick propaganda technique. It worked wonderfully to get people to believe that Iraq had something to do with 9-11.
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:44 PM
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24. racism is the highest form of stupidity.
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:48 PM
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26. It makes NO sense at all.
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