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Wed Apr 13, 2016, 12:44 PM

Honest question here.

Is war for profit, war for unnecessary regime change, war over oil and resources worth wasting our servicemen and women's lives?

Is the needless spilling of American blood on foreign soil somehow necessary to ensure global American power?

Is opposing unnecessary war, opposing the things that we've done in the past twenty years "baby boomer idealism"?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you have a lot of soul searching to do, because war was never a platform for actual Democrats.

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Reply Honest question here. (Original post)
VulgarPoet Apr 2016 OP
Octafish Apr 2016 #1
VulgarPoet Apr 2016 #4
haikugal Apr 2016 #2
Warren Stupidity Apr 2016 #3
VulgarPoet Apr 2016 #5
litlbilly Apr 2016 #7
MuseRider Apr 2016 #6
VulgarPoet Apr 2016 #9
MuseRider Apr 2016 #11
LiberalArkie Apr 2016 #8
B Calm Apr 2016 #10
VulgarPoet Apr 2016 #12
restorefreedom Apr 2016 #13
VulgarPoet Apr 2016 #14
restorefreedom Apr 2016 #15

Response to VulgarPoet (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 12:49 PM

1. Now THAT is poetry.

Truth.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 01:00 PM

4. Thank you kindly, Octafish. nt

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Response to VulgarPoet (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 12:49 PM

2. Well put, thank you! K&R

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Response to VulgarPoet (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 12:50 PM

3. Why do we think we need to have total military hegemony?

 

If complete unassailable military dominance ought to be our objective, then indeed we are doing the right thing.

I think that is an impossible and ethically depraved objective.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 01:01 PM

5. The further question is when did the Republicans dupe Democrats into believing in it?

I'm starting to believe the Crusades never really ended, what with how ass deep we've been in the Middle East.

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Response to VulgarPoet (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 01:06 PM

7. basically when republicans became democrats in name only.

 

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Response to VulgarPoet (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 01:03 PM

6. It should cause people to think

if they are not there already but....

To us this is a breath of fresh air. It us time to come clean, wash the dirt off, fix the mess and move on without everything ending in some sort of punitive action.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 01:29 PM

9. I shit you not, this is what I saw in a GD:P thread. And I have never been dumbstruck by a post but

damn.

Since when is railing against the deaths of innocents that we perpetrate considered idealism? Did 60s Republicans rise from the dead and take leadership positions in the DNC?

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Response to VulgarPoet (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 01:50 PM

11. Wow.

I don't even know what to say. I know how I feel after reading that but I would not even know how to express it. Damn.

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Response to VulgarPoet (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 01:10 PM

8. Very good, Thank you.

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Response to VulgarPoet (Original post)

Wed Apr 13, 2016, 01:37 PM

10. K&R Spot On!

 

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Response to VulgarPoet (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 09:23 AM

12. That's funny.

The same people outraged over the use of the term "corporate whore" seem to be completely fine with total American military hegemony, no matter how much of our blood is spilled overseas.

Y'all don't get to claim a fuckin' moral high ground.

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Response to VulgarPoet (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 09:36 AM

13. i don't know how we got so far off track

oh wait, yes i do. the endless sesrch for money and power...what was i thinking?

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Response to restorefreedom (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 09:38 AM

14. Because hey, what's the blood of lower classes? nt

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Response to VulgarPoet (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 14, 2016, 09:41 AM

15. sadly, that is exactly it. the 99 dont matter. nt

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