As I've pointed out, it's all too obvious these current events are too much for you to digest, or to address honestly. You cannot face the fact Trump lost this election, and that Joe Biden will soon be sworn in as President. You can't accept the sad fact MAGA radicals stormed the Capitol, wreaking havoc, murdering police, threating the Vice President and members of Congress. You cannot stomach the fact Trump lied to and deceived his supporters about election fraud, and consequently incited an angry mob of his supporters.
It is all too much for you to bear. Hence, we see you wilting under pressure, time and again.
I'm sorry this is happening to you. The sooner you face the truth and begin digesting the facts, the sooner you'll be able to wrap your head around what is happening. I wish you nothing but the best in that endevour.
Republican politicians were also attacked by Biden voters in Washington after the RNC.
I'm sure those events upset you greatly, looking forward to reading those posts where you condemned these criminals. Take your time.
Understood. It's a tactic as old as politics itself.
Funny, I've never read posts from you condemning the violent acts of the Manson cult. Where are those posts? You must be a huge Manson fan and fully support the brutal murders carried out by his followers. I also haven't seen your posts condemning the vile acts of Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy. You're one sick bastard supporting these mass murderers. You should hang your head in shame. I've searched up and down this board, not a single post from you denouncing Jeffrey Dahmer. You must be a huge fan. Makes me sick to my stomach that you worship these brutal, blood-thirsty mass murderers. Shameful and reprehensible.
See how that works. Easy peezy.
Let me see if I can make it 1st grade simple for you.
Manson's actions are not affecting us today. He didn't start a movement. He didn't change cultural thinking. His isolated acts of lunacy were just that. Isolated, and he's been removed from influencing society.
Contrarily, what has happened over the past decade, two decades, three decades politically DOES matter today.
Abortion - still a lightning rod in this country decades later that still embroils us nationally in debate and conflict
Obama's Presidency - the things he did, the legislation he enacted, the words he used STILL affect us to this day. His divisive words enraged a base of our population and has lingering effects. We saw much of that last year
How Democrats and Republicans have handled "Governing" - what Harry Reid did during Obama's Presidency led to negative reactive behaviors that have us at a point where Dems are going to stack courts, make 3 other states out of Democratic strongholds, and roll back legislation out of spite. Like dominoes falling we are watching reaction after reaction to past actions
The riots, last year and current. They are intertwined, whether you will honestly admit it or not. People are angry and protesting now, following example of what our leaders endorsed last year.
Maxine Water's words...drove people to action.
A Congressman being shot by a Liberal still affects people mentally today. Coupled with the attacks on countless others like Rand Paul. Seeing Congressmen surrounded and harassed in the streets of DC last year affects behavior and thinking THIS year.
Sorry, you don't get to dismiss the past when the past laid the foundation for where we are. It is ingrained in where we are, why we are where we are, and must be addressed along with the issues facing us now because they are 100% material to the current toxic environment we live in.
"They don't go to Washington to serve you, they use you to go to Washington to serve themselves."
Can't say I don't feel sorry for you a little, that's a petty and sad way to go through life. But again, whatever rocks your boat.
And I was appalled. APPALLED.
I guess using your idiotic rationale, we should forget anything Trump did last year and focus on how the Biden crime family gets billions from China. Right?
I know it's hard for a member of the leftist cult, but do try to be a little more consistent with your views, even just a wee bit, then we might start taking you semi seriously.
As somebody previously posted, an actual journalist, Glenn Greenwald, obtained the identities of the first 13 arrested for participating in the January 6, 2021 protests and found that exactly zero were active users of Parler. ZERO. NONE.
Therefore, the supposed justification that Google and Amazon gave for attacking that platform is a provable lie.
Those entities simply used the protests as a means to attack a competitor.
If I had indeed written numerous forceful posts criticizing violent BLM activists and denounced the looting and rioting in Minnesota and other cities around the nation last summer.... if this board would have been filled with such posts by me.... that would now, in January 2021... affect or change your views on the attack on the Capitol in exactly which way? How would it change your views on Trump's lies regarding election fraud? Or change your views on how the MAGA base erupted in anger and stormed the Capitol? What is the relevance of what I post, or do not post, to how you ascertain and undertstand these current events?
I'll answer my own question. They don't affect you at all, one way or another. You are simply using this entire discussion of what a 'hypocrite' I am to distract from the uncomfortable truth of what an utter shitshow the Trump presidency has become. It's a deep dive down a rabbit hole, to somehow argue, that I can't possibly be truly upset of what's happening with MAGA and the violence at the Capitol, because I wasn't at least this upset by street looting and rioting by mostly minorities this summer. It is the definition of false equivalence.
But I do commend you for stubbornly keeping at it and pushing the narrative.
Tibs, you're absolutely getting what we like to refer to as...flogged. Perhaps if you ask nicely Flog will provide you with some butt salve and a toilet donut.
“Ours is the first age in which many thousands of the best trained minds have made it a full time business to get inside the collective public mind. To get inside in order to manipulate, exploit, control”
— Marshall McLuhan
"Madness is the exception in individuals but the rule in groups" — Frederick Nietzsche
"Ridicule is man's most potent weapon” — Saul Alinsky
"Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop moving" — David Burge
And look, I have to give Tibs kudos for hanging tough in this thread. I also legitimately ask him to comment on the fact that the claims Parler somehow played a key role in the January 6 protests are a lie and in fact Twitter was the social media platform used by those arrested for their roles in taking the protest to one involving property destruction and violence.
Shouldn't Twitter be de-platformed? Serious question.
Ladies and Gentlemen, President Donald J. Trump has been impeached for the second time. 232-197.
Way to go Donald, you're the best. First President in the history of the United States to manage to get himself impeached not once, but twice.
If that's not winning, I don't know what is.