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Wed Mar 16, 2022, 05:23 AM

When Right-wingers say Freedom and Liberty, I think they mean Privilege.

I've determined this from my friend who was constantly spouting freedom until I mentioned the abortion rights. He just didn't care for those.
He only thought of those "freedoms" that he wanted.

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Reply When Right-wingers say Freedom and Liberty, I think they mean Privilege. (Original post)
padfun Mar 2022 OP
overleft Mar 2022 #1
hatrack Mar 2022 #2
JHB Mar 2022 #3
Easterncedar Mar 2022 #4
chowder66 Mar 2022 #9
Cosmocat Mar 2022 #5
richdj25 Mar 2022 #6
Joinfortmill Mar 2022 #7
Maeve Mar 2022 #8
chowder66 Mar 2022 #10
tenderfoot Mar 2022 #11
vlyons Mar 2022 #12
Trueblue Texan Mar 2022 #13
multigraincracker Mar 2022 #14
randr Mar 2022 #15

Response to padfun (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 05:31 AM

1. I think you are right. It's only about thier rights, not someone elses.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 05:34 AM

2. A better word may be "license" - as in "licentious"

Doing whatever the hell you want with no consequences attached, 'cuz you're so special and magical and you deserve it.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 06:01 AM

3. Whenever you hear a right-winger going on about "government tyranny"...

...the real complaint is usually that he can't be a tyrant in whatever he considers his rightful domain.

Labor law, domestic abuse law, business regulation, anything that crimps his ability to be Lord and Master. Even if he doesn't usually act like a tyrant, he damn well insists that he have the right to be one, and don't you say otherwise!.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 06:14 AM

4. Nailed it

Thatís it precisely. Now I want the t shirt

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Response to Easterncedar (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 06:59 AM

9. +1

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 06:17 AM

5. The fact is that the entirety of the republican / conservative body politic

has gas lighted itself for so damn long they don't have the first clue what anything they say means.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 06:19 AM

6. Those fools simply want freedom

to practice their deplorable ways, like racism/bigotry, in any shape-form-fashion.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 06:28 AM

7. Good point.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 06:49 AM

8. Mine, not thine

It has always been such

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 07:02 AM

10. OMG your tagline! lol.... And your statement is right on!

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 07:05 AM

11. You're as free as your bank account says you are.

Tell him that and see what he says.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 07:19 AM

12. more like the laws, rules, and regulations that I don't like

should not apply to me.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 07:19 AM

13. I think you are EXACTLY right.

If ever right-wingers were ever in doubt of the guarantees of democracy, they need only to look at Russia, especially now and see how people are swept off the street and into prison for daring to voice a political opinion. Such a reality magnifies the obscenity of Americans who scream about their rights being violated when required to wear masks in privately-owned businesses or required vaccines to work in particular businesses. They shit all over freedom of others and blame the left that they have no rights.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 07:26 AM

14. You left out one word.

White Freedom and Liberty.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 07:39 AM

15. You have nailed it!

It is the sense of privilege that the fright wingers are afraid of losing. The treatment of minorities has been seen as proof of their privilege and they see the writing on the wall. They are afraid of being seen as normal people.

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