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Mon May 4, 2020, 12:12 PM

The most discouraging thing about the Anti-Quarantine Protests

is that they have nothing to do with how poorly Trump and his maladministration has handled this Pandemic and created the situation that we're all horribly stuck in, but everything to do with attacking and harassing responsible leaders whom are doing everything they can to try to save lives now that we're in this mess.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:14 PM

1. All white people in these protest crowds. Racism rears it's ugly head.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:15 PM

2. the most discouraging thing to me is the media covering a few fools

as if they represent a large segment of society. They should be treated as the fringe group that they are.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #2)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:19 PM

4. And with the media coverage, the unspoken assumption

There seems to be a vibe that "the worst is behind us all, and the ongoing protective measures are overkill by a handful of nervous nellies." It's as if, once again, the people with expertise who are right on this and who know what they're talking about are just one faction of a multi-sided issue where everyone has an equal chance of being right.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #4)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:23 PM

6. The difference is these are falsifiable statements

Unfortunately, high death counts will be required to falsify them.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #2)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:43 PM

9. They are all bullies, so much bluster but if you backed them into a corner they would

cry like a baby. They love the attention, bullies always do.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:18 PM

3. It's a historical record of just how stupid the gun-humping Deplorable

voter is. Protesting against policies meant to keep them ALIVE. Small wonder the rest of the world thinks tRUMP devotees are batshit crazed loons.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:20 PM

5. trump incited this by telling folks to 'liberate michigan etc.' worse 'leader' ever.

then to sit at the feet of Lincoln and bitch about the media

FUCK HIM.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:36 PM

7. DU has had posts about group narcissism. I think that broadly describes what we are seeing in these

protests. IMO the protests are an offshoot of white nationalism in which any particular disagreement is seen as an attack on the whole. This week I guess it is about perceived attacks on personal liberty. Personal liberty has been an extremely large umbrella, so whether it be gun rights, the right to circumvent public safety requirements, and on and on. It's always individuals seeing themselves as victims which extend to an entire group.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #7)

Mon May 4, 2020, 12:43 PM

8. What gets me about every single freedom/right the protesters say is being violated....

They are using those very rights to protest. So, those rights are not being violated, in reality.

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #8)

Mon May 4, 2020, 01:40 PM

11. Exactly

they shouldn't be out like they are right now because they are endangering themselves or others but they're not being hauled away by the police like people less white and less armed than they are.

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #8)

Mon May 4, 2020, 03:09 PM

13. Yes!

There are NO RIGHTS BEING ABRIDGED.
These are inconveniences, not a subrogation of anybody's rights.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 01:14 PM

10. it's an extension of the GOP playbook..

orchestrated performances with lots of innuendo, twisted logic, a limited script, and all about creating a perception, with help from the tv media. The true-believers have no idea what they believe...beyond the buzz words. It's just fun, and makes them feel good.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2020, 03:06 PM

12. When you see these demonstrations

You are seeing the worst of the worst. In the grand scheme of things the numbers are low.

I converse with some very conservative people, real Trumpers, and they are staying at home and being careful. Actually I was a bit surprised that they were going with the science rather then the politics. Many conservatives aren't willing to commit suicide for Trump, although they would't mind you doing so.

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