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Thu May 7, 2020, 03:46 PM

I know a couple of Right Wingnuts who insist Liberals are being manipulated and incited to Civil War

WTF?

Mean while, there's the camo wearing, weapon carrying sheep confusing governance with tyranny on the part of the states. They're ready to "defend Democracy" and jail governors while pretending the size of their jockstraps are somehow confirmed by their AK47s, the Russian made weapons that substitute for all their insecurities.

I ask them, what will us yoga mat carrying, Sushi eating liberals do to incite a war? Throw Tofu at the Capitol Building Screamers?

How did things get so crazy so fast?




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Reply I know a couple of Right Wingnuts who insist Liberals are being manipulated and incited to Civil War (Original post)
NoRoadUntravelled May 2020 OP
johnp3907 May 2020 #1
olegramps May 2020 #32
Grins May 2020 #34
TheBlackAdder May 2020 #2
NoRoadUntravelled May 2020 #3
Celerity May 2020 #5
Newest Reality May 2020 #4
Initech May 2020 #7
Midnight Writer May 2020 #11
Initech May 2020 #14
Buckeye_Democrat May 2020 #12
NoRoadUntravelled May 2020 #13
Blue_true May 2020 #22
flying rabbit May 2020 #21
The Mouth May 2020 #27
Jamastiene May 2020 #36
Laelth May 2020 #6
Hekate May 2020 #8
sarisataka May 2020 #16
Hekate May 2020 #20
The Mouth May 2020 #28
JCMach1 May 2020 #9
Voltaire2 May 2020 #10
roamer65 May 2020 #15
sarisataka May 2020 #17
Azathoth May 2020 #18
Chainfire May 2020 #19
Blue_true May 2020 #23
Crowman2009 May 2020 #24
Mopar151 May 2020 #29
HotTeaBag May 2020 #25
pwb May 2020 #26
fwvinson May 2020 #30
Jack-o-Lantern May 2020 #31
skydive forever May 2020 #33
the_sly_pig May 2020 #37
Jamastiene May 2020 #35
RainCaster May 2020 #38
hunter May 2020 #39
Flaleftist May 2020 #40
TrogL May 2020 #41

Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 03:51 PM

1. The crazy was always there.

Itís just gone public.

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Response to johnp3907 (Reply #1)

Sat May 9, 2020, 09:39 AM

32. It has been a fifty year program; it didn't start yesterday. Hate radio is a key ingredient.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #32)

Sun May 10, 2020, 11:47 AM

34. Yes. First Limbaugh; then Fox...

And before Limbaugh: Reagan, Scalia, and Bork killing the Fairness Dictrine.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 03:53 PM

2. They need to create a 'legitimate enemy' to validate their fantasies of slaughter.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #2)

Thu May 7, 2020, 03:59 PM

3. Your reply took my breath away for a second.

I felt stunned because it rings so horrifyingly true.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #2)

Thu May 7, 2020, 04:02 PM

5. +100000

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 04:01 PM

4. Rule One...

They project. This has been an obvious fact.

Think of them as a movie projector. There is a film produced by propaganda and conspiracy theories. The plot of the movie is about their desires and intents. They don't understand this process. They see the movie projected on the paranoid screen of their enemies, (as scripted by their manipulators) and believe what they are seeing is "out there", though all the while, it is self revealing, but a denial of the shadow elements.

Even many of the worst in history may not have thought of themselves as the problem or dirty, rotten scoundrels. Often, the projection helps them to deny their malevolence and assume they are good people doing the right thing for the right reason, when, in fact, the best means by used the worst people has the worst result in reality.

We are dealing with some deep and even systemic social psychology here. It goes far deeper than the superficial aspects that we might criticize and denigrate. It even transcends the stupidity that appears to facilitate it.

I don't think things got so crazy so fast. We are seeing the crazy that's been incubating being incited and encouraged by leaders and so it is emerging into the limelight quickly. The roaches are coming out of the wood work and they are all over the table.

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #4)

Thu May 7, 2020, 04:05 PM

7. Oh no this has been a long, slow burn.

It's been nearly 40+ years of unchecked hate and aggression being spewed from right wing radio and eventually Fox News. They are doing everything they can to destroy the progress being made and fighting back against those of us that are taking this thing seriously.

Nobody likes this, we all want to get back to the plans we had before the pandemic. But when we do it's not going to be like someone will snap their fingers and it will be back to normal. The economic losses are going to stick with us for a long time to come, as will the physical losses.

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Response to Initech (Reply #7)

Thu May 7, 2020, 04:49 PM

11. Yes, I have been hearing Right Wingnuts talk about shooting people for decades.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #11)

Thu May 7, 2020, 05:03 PM

14. I remember a couple of years ago...

Bill Maher had a new rule about how gun nuts shouldn't be afraid that Obama was coming to take their guns away (he wasn't) but they should be thanking him for having their highest sales ever.

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #4)

Thu May 7, 2020, 05:00 PM

12. Well-written and accurate.

It's been fomenting for a long time through right-wing media, though, and TV-watching Trump just came along to become their "Fox News President".

Many of them hold onto MYTHS for dear life, and the "damn liberals" have long-annoyed them with expressions of doubt about religion, the "greatness" of the USA, the "greatness" of USA historical figures, etc.

Edit:
There's little doubt in my mind that Fox News COULD generate a war with an old-time ally, if they wanted. Trump would see the lies and say that there's now evidence that the UK (for example) has been secretly plotting to kill him and take over the USA. Then Fox would show Trump making the comments, like he's a source of actual intelligence. And so goes the lying feedback loop.
The UK is probably too extreme an example, but it gets across the idea.

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #4)

Thu May 7, 2020, 05:01 PM

13. Thanks for your explanation. It helps to make sense of the why of it.

I wish I could see how they'll crawl back into the wood work but they seem to be getting bolder and louder by the day.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Reply #13)

Thu May 7, 2020, 11:41 PM

22. I get frustrated with them.

Often I feel that the country is way too divided to go back to a different time (as if there has ever been a better different time where Blacks or Women were treated fairly).

It may boil down to one of two choices. The first is that we peacefully divide up the USA into two seperate parts, complex, but doable. The second is we go to war with them at some point.

A lot of here have held the opinion that MAGATS would die off, but 63 million people voted for Trump, a lot of them are young. If anyone paid attention to the gun toters at rallies, there were plenty of young men, there were also lots of young women in those assaults on democracy. They aren't just going to go away and we have a sane world.

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #4)

Thu May 7, 2020, 10:48 PM

21. +1 nt

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #4)

Fri May 8, 2020, 12:47 PM

27. To amplify what you said

NO ONE in history has ever thought of themselves as the 'Bad Guy'. Mongols, Nazis, KGB, Confederates, Jihadists, none has ever done what they did, nor really can any human, without having a paradigm where it's the 'right' thing.

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #4)

Sun May 10, 2020, 11:57 AM

36. If that hasn't been made into a music video, already, it needs to be.

Very well said.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 04:03 PM

6. That's rich coming from Vanilla ISIS. n/t



-Laelth

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 04:06 PM

8. Yeah, because our side is so heavily armed

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Response to Hekate (Reply #8)

Thu May 7, 2020, 05:03 PM

16. A poster here claimed yesterday

"50% of the guns are on ourside."

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #16)

Thu May 7, 2020, 06:47 PM

20. Don't think so

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #16)

Fri May 8, 2020, 12:48 PM

28. Well, if 'our side' means the legitimate government

and the rightful implementation of legal orders, then we have the army and the cops

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 04:09 PM

9. Shhhh don't give our secret cell away!

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 04:45 PM

10. It is the rovian approach: attack your enemies with your most obvious flaw.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 05:03 PM

15. If COVID-45 steals the office again, it will be get very interesting.

Separatist movements will form in many northern states, but they wonít be welcome in them.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 05:06 PM

17. There were quite a few posters

Who wanted police to open fire on the Michigan protesters or to call out the National Guard and their tanks.

Perhaps the civil war will be outsourced?

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 05:18 PM

18. Blaming their victims for the violence they suffer is a hallmark of the far right

Hitler used to endlessly bemoan how the Jews were forcing Germany into war against them.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 05:52 PM

19. So is it all of you liberal revolutionaries

that have been buying up all of the guns and ammo?

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #19)

Thu May 7, 2020, 11:45 PM

23. Sheeee!!!!! It's is supposed to be a surprise. nt

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 11:19 AM

24. I think the lead dust from the firing range is affecting their brains.

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Response to Crowman2009 (Reply #24)

Fri May 8, 2020, 05:03 PM

29. Given what we know about heavy metal poisoning

And the resulting mental issues, maybe a round of blood tests for the "overgunners" is in order....

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 11:21 AM

25. It's pretty easy to incite a Civil War amongst the Left.

 

Just mention you wish Bernie was the candidate and see how quickly things happen.

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Response to HotTeaBag (Reply #25)

Fri May 8, 2020, 11:32 AM

26. You underestimate the left.

Pukes are the fake tough guys. We are not easy to incite, the right is. They have all the talk radio and fox crap spewing hate.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 06:16 PM

30. Some of us liberals will pick up a gun and blow them away.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 10:46 PM

31. They would be surprised to know how many liberals are armed.

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Reply #31)

Sun May 10, 2020, 11:38 AM

33. People are shocked

People are shocked when they find out how many weapons that I own. Actually had a guy laugh when he found out that a liberal loony like myself had that many. Couldnít believe it.

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Response to skydive forever (Reply #33)

Sun May 10, 2020, 01:38 PM

37. For $250-300....

You can get a mosin nagant and about 400 rounds of 7.62. Mine even came with a bayonet.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2020, 11:53 AM

35. We are not the ones carrying assault rifles and randomly going around

killing minorities while they know they can get away with it. None of us have gone around doing anything violent. They are though. Someone should ask them why they feel the need to go around brandishing high powered guns and threatening people, including lawmakers in our own government.

Things got so crazy so fast because the biggest crazies of them all are in charge of our federal government right now. Trump is so nonsensical and incites violence time and time again. He makes fucking Dubya look sane in comparison. That's pretty fucking bad when a war criminal looks sane in comparison to the amount of crazy we are facing right now from Trump, his admin, and his worshipers.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2020, 04:06 PM

38. Civil War? Coming from the group that lives the confederate flag...

That's fuckin rich.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2020, 07:02 PM

39. We are and we will kick their cowardly little asses without firing a single shot.

They will lay down their arms and surrender, swearing before their mean little gawd they never voted for Trump and don't know anyone who did.


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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2020, 07:05 PM

40. Yeah. We're not the ones taking rifles into capital buildings and threatening

violence over having to wear a face mask.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2020, 10:16 PM

41. It's called projection

Accuse somebody else of your own shortcomings

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