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Tue Aug 11, 2015, 06:20 PM

 

General Discussion is for the brave

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by etherealtruth (a host of the General Discussion forum).

I cannot help but notice that advocates for the BLM fiasco, Hillary Clinton and such are hiding behind the skirts of the protected forums.

If a person is unable to defend his or her opinion in GD, it is a strong indication that the opinion may be wrong. Hiding in a forum with like-minded people who pronounce every tippity-tap a person makes on their keyboard as originating from sparkle farting unicorns is a lousy substitute for discovering flaws in our thinking.

If BLM made a mistake over the weekend, if plants have corrupted the movement, or if HRC is a poor choice for President, then we need to figure that out through research and rhetoric.

Having someone trounce another person doesn't mean the trouncer is better than the trounced. It means the trounced has an opportunity to develop his or her opinion into something which can survive the crucible of rhetoric.

It is through that process that we have drawn the temporarily-incorrect-but-intelligent to support things such as gay marriage, better healthcare, evolution, climate change, free public education, unions and many other progressive issues.

It is only by pretending that the indefensible is still in the right that we become weak.

Cowering in a protected forum is poor way to support a cause. If the ideas or opinions have merit, then prove it. If attacks on ideas are erroneous, then provide a reasoned defense.

If the ideas or opinions are indefensible, then we all know what we have to do.

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Reply General Discussion is for the brave (Original post)
Android3.14 Aug 2015 OP
PowerToThePeople Aug 2015 #1
pnwmom Aug 2015 #2
PeaceNikki Aug 2015 #3
hifiguy Aug 2015 #6
OnyxCollie Aug 2015 #4
hifiguy Aug 2015 #5
etherealtruth Aug 2015 #7

Response to Android3.14 (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 06:23 PM

1. Let it go.

 

Bernie has got this. He does not DU to play detective for him.

Trashing this thread.

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Response to Android3.14 (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 06:26 PM

2. In case you haven't noticed, discussion of primary candidates isn't allowed in GD.

You have to go to GD/Primaries for that, or forums for individual candidates.

And apparently you also haven't noticed that there is a very active Bernie group in a protected forum. It isn't only Hillary people who use one.

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Response to Android3.14 (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 06:30 PM

3. Oh, ffs. Deal.

This whole site is a "protected forum". We (thankfully) ban RW assholes.

Let people discuss and commiserate and be in a space here that was created to be a safe haven. Afford then the same opportunity you're given for the privilege to post here.

Get a grip.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 06:35 PM

6. SOME rw assholes

 

There are a couple of decidedly trollish-smelling types spewing nonsensical bullshit about the causes of the 2008 meltdown and spreading rw talking points by the score that have not been PPR'd yet.

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Response to Android3.14 (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 06:30 PM

4. IBTL. nt

 

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Response to Android3.14 (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 06:33 PM

5. It does take a certain swashbuckling spirit to hang in GD at times.

 

But it brings spice to life.

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Response to Android3.14 (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 06:52 PM

7. LOCKING

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