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Mon Jan 1, 2018, 11:33 AM

This Modern World: "Gah! I Give Up."

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Reply This Modern World: "Gah! I Give Up." (Original post)
kpete Jan 2018 OP
ck4829 Jan 2018 #1
frazzled Jan 2018 #4
mountain grammy Jan 2018 #6
Cyrano Jan 2018 #9
RestoreAmerica2020 Jan 2018 #10
gordianot Jan 2018 #2
DetlefK Jan 2018 #3
Wounded Bear Jan 2018 #5
GeorgeGist Jan 2018 #7
Towlie Jan 2018 #8
Fred Sanders Jan 2018 #11

Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 1, 2018, 11:39 AM

1. 2018 Conservatives

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 1, 2018, 12:25 PM

4. It applies to everyone, across the political spectrum

Everyone who thinks that saying something scathing about an opposition figure on the Internet, on TV, on Twitter, or in an op-ed (or here on this site) is tantamount to winning something ... that you've "demolished," or "slayed," or "destroyed" the other person. When all you've done is, well, say something scathing. It doesn't change anything, and it's not an accomplishment. It's not resistance, either. It's just words.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 1, 2018, 12:34 PM

6. So true!

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Response to frazzled (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 1, 2018, 01:11 PM

9. It's just words? Words matter

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Response to frazzled (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 1, 2018, 01:13 PM

10. Agreed. Its just words! While marches are worthwhile

.,they lose momentum because repubs could care less and it does nothing to change their opinion or policies. What will, boycott? Labor strike, consumer boycott at the very corporations that fund their elections. We witnessed first hand how pressure from advertisers to pull out of program such as Orielly, or Fox' CEO Roger Ailes, pressure from viewers threats of boycotting products.

Yet, we can't approach this haphazardly, randomly boycott..it must be a systematically concerted effort from every group who participated in woman's March last year, those groups who organized the wallstreet movement..every group who advocates for social, economic and environmental justice all in a concerted effort..all must participate...the struture is already in place, advancd technology allows for seemless coordination ..non violent protest through economic boycott is the next step in the resistance. Ghandi, MLK, Cesar Chavez models of resistance affected change.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 1, 2018, 11:52 AM

2. They have not been struck down by a vengeful deity provides personal validation they are right.

All good things in their time.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 1, 2018, 12:24 PM

3. LOL. Triggered!

I am not kidding. They say horrible things and when you complain, they ridicule you for being "triggered".

I was once told in an online-forum that I'm not allowed to complain about an anti-semitic joke because I'm not a Jew.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 1, 2018, 12:33 PM

5. Internet trolling 101...

unfortunately, it has bled over into real life and politics.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 1, 2018, 12:34 PM

7. Tom's having some difficulty IRL ...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 1, 2018, 12:54 PM

8. He's one bad-ass ad hominembre!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jan 1, 2018, 01:15 PM

11. Former Sherrif Clarke just yesterday proved violence is the new language of the right wing.

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