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Fri Mar 18, 2016, 10:29 AM

The Purge has begun:

WillyT has been banned.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027693888

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 10:37 AM

1. ...

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 10:40 AM

2. Some get amnesty, some get the boot. We know who gets amnesty, and now we know who gets the boot.


This was not happening in 2008 when we had a two-person race.

Karma.

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Response to thereismore (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 11:18 AM

4. Yes it did

...I know more than a few who were banned in 2008 for posting on other message boards.


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Response to Bjornsdotter (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:24 PM

18. For posting on other message boards??

 

That takes the power that comes of ownership to authoritarian megalomania that would control everything within its reach.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 10:44 AM

3. The gloves have come off as well

 

"White progressives need to adapt"

"The left has always been full of racism and sexism"

The Obama and especially Clinton ascendancies have turned DU into FR.

After 15 years at DU and 50 years in the party, the right wingers have finally pried both away from me.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 11:35 AM

5. NO?! Forever. I'm out of here.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 11:38 AM

6. Payday today. Another $100 to Bernie.

Undemocraticderground?

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 11:39 AM

7. The direction of DU

DU was set up to support Democrats (D) and the Democratic Party. I can see why they did that but have always sort of had a problem with it because it essentially mandates faith. Just like with religions, the people who are high up in the organization can get away with a lot of shit without being questioned because of that faith. See Cathoclicism.

The same can now be said of the Democratic party: Hillary is pretty much a republican in what she believes - at least as far as we can tell with her changing her positions every microsecond. DWS and the rest of the party machinery are dedicated to supporting Hillary and will bend however they need to in order to support her. They expect and to a large extend get people to blindly follow them anyway.

It seems like the majority of people on DU support Sanders. They do so because Sanders actually has the values that most of us associate with being a Democrat, being liberal, being progressive. I've often thought that people who are high up in religious organizations don't believe a bit of it and just pretend to because it's their job. Similarly, a lot of people high up in the Democratic party probably don't believe a bit of this crap. It's their job to win elections and those of us who do hold Democratic/liberal/progressive ideals are their market.

So the admins here are in a difficult spot. Hillary and the Democratic party don't share our values - don't have our faith, if you will - but they have the magical (D). It's in the mission statement at DU to support the (D). Maybe this is why Discussionist was created. Maybe all us Bernie supporters (traitors!) should go there and continue our discussions, and leave this place as the safe place for Hillary supporters.

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Response to mindwalker_i (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 12:36 PM

10. Well said. I think you have nailed what is going on in the Democratic party today.

It reminds me a lot of the 60's. If you still supported Johnson and Humphrey after the anti-war movement began you were a Democrat who believed in the party above all else. Times were changing right in front of these conservative Democrats eyes and they couldn't see it. My politics were shaped back then and I have been at it too long to fall for the Hillary charade.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 01:02 PM

11. I wasn'r quite born in the 60s

... but I can kind of see the parallels. I can't see supporting a democratic party that is taking on all the qualities of republicans. I know people want to "belong" to a group and will defend that group as being the essence of all that is good and right, but to do so is to ignore the reality of what is actually happening. Being willing to look at the party critically and being willing to criticise it is a hard path to take but a necessary one.

I agree with Bernie's message: we can't keep going in this direction where income is going to the top. That is destroying the foundation where the rich make their money, so it's even in their interests to stop it, but their psychopathy often overrides the more beneficial approach. Hillary supports them. The people supporting Hillary are supporting the very phychopathic behavior that is damaging us all.

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Response to mindwalker_i (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 01:15 PM

13. If they didn't make money from this site it would be gone.

 

The DLC won't be paying for this site. It's all about hit counts for ad revenue.

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Response to mindwalker_i (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:06 PM

15. Really interesting take on events. It really is like religion. Never thought of it that way.

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Response to Bread and Circus (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:11 PM

17. It is, and a lot of support is almost faith-based

It's becoming painfully clear that's the case on the Hillary side. Sanders supporters care about the issues and not about whether he was or wasn't a Democrat (D) before this election (read as Dr. McCoy yelling, "You are not of the body," for Day of the Archons). Since we are not faith-based, we are capable of getting mad at "our own" when they screw us over.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 11:45 AM

8. Time for bernie supporters to jump ship

we bernie supporters have been called everything in the book yet clinton supporters never banned for it.

Democratic party be forcing clinton has proven it's not progressive.

I will never vote for clinton or trump.

they are driving out longtime dems from party to support clinton.

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Response to Robbins (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 12:08 PM

9. I honestly see little difference between the supporters of either of them. nt

 

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 01:06 PM

12. Are the DU Admins passing out free electronic syrup of ipecac ?

I'm not afraid and I'll pass on the medicine.

FEEL THE BERN - 2016

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 01:56 PM

14. No, no, no, no no! They aren't purging!

Skinner said so!



PEACE
LOVE
BERNIE

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:07 PM

16. There were several bans of less well-known people yesterday. All Bernie supporters.

 

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Sat Mar 19, 2016, 10:51 AM

19. It's been great hangong with all you guys

I dared to hope that "No purge" meant no purge.

Silly me.

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