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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:30 PM

37. Hey, whatever works!

I hate it that I've come to this - 'cause I try to be at least somewhat conciliatory. But I'm sorry - these folks have just fucked EVERYTHING up that they touch. They're DIRECTLY responsible for the meaner, angrier, nastier complexion of our country. THEIRS is the hate radio poison that limbaugh and Pox Noise and all the rest of those vermin appeal to, and gain strength and power and influence from. THEIRS is the side that clings to those "Second Amendment Remedies" - brought up originally by one of THEM (sharron angle, hello!). It's THEM.

http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/new-west-point-study-highlights-threat-posed-far-right-wing-groups-us

What does our side do? At worst? Well, consider: the "Extremists" on our side do things like chain themselves to trees. Throw paint on somebody's mink coat. Go on a hunger strike. Stage a sit-in or a tent city or an Occupy. Seems as though their side is much more likely to grab some hideous assault weapon and go on a rampage. How many so-called "lefties" have been behind the trigger at these horrible massacres? How many gun nuts are on our side? How many on our side think you need to mow down a bunch of innocents to make a point? How many obsessive-compulsive paranoiacs with untreated anger issues are there on the left, anyway?

Even if there ARE some, it strikes me from a lot of longtime observation that the wackos on our side are VASTLY outnumbered (AND CERTAINLY outgunned) by the wackos on the so-called "right."

The tendency that I have observed again and again among the left is NOT the attitude of shooting first and asking questions later. Our side seems to go for the talking and questioning and analyzing first, and maybe getting physical sometime down the line - MAYBE.
However, the tendency that I've observed many times over the years is ABSOLUTELY an attitude of shooting first and asking questions later.

Mind you, I am not a professional sociologist or psychologist here. All I know is what I've observed over many years. And these tendencies are what I've observed over many years.

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