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Trump's approval rating now higher than Obama's was at same time in average of multiple polls.
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 22, 2019:
He's close. Not on disapproval yet, though. But he has Carter beat and had Reagan for a bit. It's unlikely that his approval will ever change much, though. He has a low ceiling and a high floor compared to past Presidents. The only event that has had a noticeable effect on it was his policy that resulted in a spike of separated asylee families.
This was ABSOLUTE GENIUS!!!!!!!!! It is so simple, yet put all the woke feminists in such a bind ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 22, 2019:
Odd that this has been posted here at least three times already. It's almost like its being pushed on you guys. Yet I've heard nothing about it in my "woke world" that is supposedly the butt of the joke.
Facebook Created Over 100 Pro-ISIS Pages, Meantime Censoring Conservatives Pamela Geller: "We are ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 21, 2019:
You know there's a difference between an algorithmic oversight and an intentional ban, right? Geller is trash.
Any comments on this video of Candice Owens Congressional testimony? [twitter.com]
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 21, 2019:
What a joke. Seems she's a regular in Congress now.
Study: British Millennials the Most Unhappy, Boomers the Happiest
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 20, 2019:
The way it's going, millennials will be able to decide their political destiny sometime around the traditional retirement age. Maybe that has something to do with it!
the great replacement?
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 19, 2019:
Do you feel under threat by people who aren't white? I grew up around a lot of Asians and Latinos. I fail to see how they're any different than me or how their parents and grandparents are any different than some of my 2nd great and 3rd great grandparents.
Some interesting data.
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 18, 2019:
Could be a class component to some of those, but otherwise good points!
Most of us know it was called "National Socialism.
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 17, 2019:
Nativism is real.
Felicity Huffman conviction vs Tanya McDowell conviction controversy.
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 17, 2019:
I had never heard of her--probably because this story is not being covered in any left or liberal outlets. Rather, it appears mostly in fringe right wing media and entertainment news. Makes you wonder who is really "concocting" outrage. Anyway, here's what Snopes has to say: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/tanya-mcdowell-sentencing/
Tucker Attacked by the Richest Most Twisted Swamp Creatures Ever - YouTube
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 17, 2019:
You know Tucker is a member of the elite... He's an heir to the Swanson fortune and is funded by Foster Friess.
[foxnews.com] Please Pass this on to everyone you know with college age children
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 17, 2019:
Ya know it might have less to do with professors and more to do with the mass hysteria and antidemocratic measures of the right.
Christine Blasey Ford’s Friend: Her Story Didn’t Make Any Sense.
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 17, 2019:
But in all honesty, when a newspaper is ham-fisted, it falls to you to think critically. Believing the opposite of any media outlet God Emperor doesn't like, is not that.
Christine Blasey Ford’s Friend: Her Story Didn’t Make Any Sense.
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 17, 2019:
"Renate alumnus" was a term of endearment! How dare the libs cast aspersions on his bros' affection for her?
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WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 17, 2019:
Say what? Your perception of his character is irrelevant. He was just a kid, existing while black in his relatives' neighborhood when he was hunted down by a dimwitted vigilante in a state that encourages such behavior. Where's the hoax?
Edward Snowden says he'd return to US on one condition "Is Edward Snowden a traitor?
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 17, 2019:
I'm not sure why he wouldn't "be allowed" back to face trial. Should he have a fair trial? Yes. A pardon wouldn't be bad either.
[youtu.be] Pulse Nightclub Survivors hold Rally for Hundreds of Ex-gays Who Found Jesus.
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 17, 2019:
The description is rather misleading. In conjunction with Christian activist groups, two survivors of the Pulse shooting held an anti-gay rally attended by about 100 people--who may or may not have formerly been gay--at a park two miles away from the nightclub. To emphasize, Pulse did not organize the rally and it was not held at Pulse. From the Orlando Sentinel: https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-ne-freedom-march-orlando-20190914-o4sowcyvkzdyxl26b46akdqckm-story.html Media bias review of LifeSiteNews: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/life-site-news/
Ben Crosswhite on Instagram: "Sometimes you have to take it easy and let someone else do all the ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 16, 2019:
FYI, the theory is that he's into cuckoldry. He gets off on being bossed around and financially exploited by several young men who are having sex with his wife.
This one speaks for itself
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 16, 2019:
18 years later we're on the verge of going to war on behalf of the nation that ideology and the hijackers came from!
Decisions, decisions...
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 15, 2019:
At the moment, with Bolton out, Trump only does three major things in terms of policy: anti-immigration, trade war with China, and enriching his company. Less visible are his theocratic court appointments and ongoing deregulation. Though I'm sure if he wins another term he will dial the demagoguery to another level and start to do some permanent damage to democracy.
Let’s assume.
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 13, 2019:
Not gonna happen.
Is Tulsi Gabbard insufficiently leftist for ABC (Google)? [youtube.com]
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 13, 2019:
She's a bit of a nationalist.
Jacobin s Latest Article.
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 12, 2019:
It's almost like there are different factions on the left!
I'm pretty sure the culture war is an unintentional proxy, and Marx was neither a Marxist nor a ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 12, 2019:
But isn't ownership of "the narrative" also a function of economic power?
The Democratic.
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 12, 2019:
Meaningless generalities (on your part).
I tried to post this to my Facebook page and it got zapped away.
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 11, 2019:
Try deleting your cookies and clearing your browser cache. That usually keeps the gremlins at bay for a while.
To my fellow Americans, in observance of 9/11.
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 11, 2019:
It will be a bittersweet anniversary for John Bolton.
I have a question.
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 8, 2019:
It shouldn't be surprising that they share those ideas because many of them have the same backers.
Fallacy of a meme.
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 7, 2019:
Also these people are pretty old. And some (Clinton) are more wealthy than others (Sanders) whose wealth is comparable to most professional retirees his age. Clinton has clearly gained more from grifting the political, business, and philanthropic system than the relative outsider Bernie, who calls to reform that system. And socialists would remind us not to misplace our criticism on the professional class when the real cause of inequality lies with capital (i.e. the billionaires). We should aspire to raise more working people to the quality of living enjoyed by professionals. They are workers too and we we all deserve such compensation. And barring a revolution or racism no longer being a point of disagreement between the left and right, we probably need them in any populist electoral coalition.
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WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 6, 2019:
While we're at it with these word games, it's worth considering the inclination of American conservatives to elect businessmen who will run the country like a business. That can only foretell tyranny in a capitalist country with authoritarianism in the workplace.
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WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 6, 2019:
Let's see... Nationalism: prefers ascendancy of a specific group that shares ancestors, history, culture, religion, or language in a given territory and marginalization of everyone else (as opposed to cosmopolitanism). Socialism: prefers collective, egalitarian economic and political power (as opposed to the atomized, hierarchical economic and political power of capitalism). Authoritarianism: prefers centralized, dictatorial economic and political power (as opposed to the decentralized, democratic power of libertarianism). I'd say Authoritarianism is problem #1 with the Nazis and Nationalism is problem #2 (not because nationalism isn't evil but because it doesn't hurt anyone if nationalists don't have power). Socialism was not the driving force there. Reactionaries have historically made similar arguments against liberal democracy.
Drew Brees ATTACKED for beliefs - YouTube
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 6, 2019:
Yeah, Focus on the Family is not a great organization to be working with. Here's an atheist perspective: https://ffrf.org/news/news-releases/item/35534-drew-brees-comes-up-a-few-yards-short-in-denying-support-of-hate-group
Dennis Prager: Media more of a threat than Russia - YouTube
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 6, 2019:
I'd argue that right wing billionaires, like the kind that fund Trump and Prager, are more dangerous still.
Folks you just can't make stuff like this up - well, actually it is almost exactly like a daytime ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 6, 2019:
Maybe we should get Laura Loomer and Jacob Wohl back on the case!
Warning: Telling a Lame Joke in an Elevator can Endanger Your Career - Quillette
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 6, 2019:
Has the workplace not always had some kind of code of conduct? An expectation that you dress, talk, and behave in a certain "professional" and polite way? You seem to draw the line at an expectation of respect for certain others. It seems to me a more democratic workplace would allow for better mediation of these issues as opposed to appealing our authoritarian bosses to be more woke or more traditionalist.
American flag branded a hate symbol [youtube.com]
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 6, 2019:
There seems to have been some sort of misunderstanding causing this controversy. I believe this is what they were thinking of: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_Percenters
Folks you just can't make stuff like this up - well, actually it is almost exactly like a daytime ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 6, 2019:
I don't think I have to watch it to know that yes, in fact, you can make stuff like this up.
On this video I just now learned about Joe Bidens eye spontaneously bleeding yesterday/last night ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 5, 2019:
I've been seeing it everywhere.
So Bernie is in favor of population control.
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 5, 2019:
Crossposted: Bernie missed the insidious subtext of population control in that question. His answer nevertheless correctly focused on individual rights. Focusing on people and their rights, as Bernie's Green New Deal plan and pro-choice support do, will be of paramount importance in confronting climate change. Framing the challenge in terms of overpopulation, which is a common obsession of undertaxed billionaires like Buffett and Gates, is wrong to begin with. https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/06/17/worlds-population-is-projected-to-nearly-stop-growing-by-the-end-of-the-century/ https://www.axios.com/birth-rate-every-country-population-demographics-d94b7551-3d16-4100-8798-5f7c1aa237dc.html And it risks tapping into a politics of eugenics that has been and continues to be used to justify the worst human rights abuses. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/14/us/anti-immigration-cordelia-scaife-may.html Yes, Margaret Sanger of Planned Parenthood then, but also the anti-immigration organization FAIR and their connections in the Trump administration today. Moreover, many on the right, particularly in the IDW, are happy to accept the "race science" parts of eugenics minus the abortion. The right is jumping on Bernie's "yes" and strawmanning the hell out of him and the left.
Bernie Sanders Advocates Population Control in ‘Poor Countries’ By ALEXANDRA DESANCTIS ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 5, 2019:
Bernie missed the insidious subtext of population control in that question. His answer nevertheless correctly focused on individual rights. Focusing on people and their rights, as Bernie's Green New Deal plan and pro-choice support do, will be of paramount importance in confronting climate change. Framing the challenge in terms of overpopulation, which is a common obsession of undertaxed billionaires like Buffett and Gates, is wrong to begin with. https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/06/17/worlds-population-is-projected-to-nearly-stop-growing-by-the-end-of-the-century/ https://www.axios.com/birth-rate-every-country-population-demographics-d94b7551-3d16-4100-8798-5f7c1aa237dc.html And it risks tapping into a politics of eugenics that has been and continues to be used to justify the worst human rights abuses. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/14/us/anti-immigration-cordelia-scaife-may.html Yes, Margaret Sanger of Planned Parenthood then, but also the anti-immigration organization FAIR and their connections in the Trump administration today. Moreover, many on the right, particularly in the IDW, are happy to accept the "race science" parts of eugenics minus the abortion. The right is jumping on Bernie's "yes" and strawmanning the hell out of him and the left.
WALSH: Bernie Sanders Wants To Exterminate The Surplus Human Population.
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 5, 2019:
Bernie missed the insidious subtext of population control in that question. His answer nevertheless correctly focused on individual rights. Focusing on people and their rights, as Bernie's Green New Deal plan and pro-choice support do, will be of paramount importance in confronting climate change. Framing the challenge in terms of overpopulation, which is a common obsession of undertaxed billionaires like Buffett and Gates, is wrong to begin with. https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/06/17/worlds-population-is-projected-to-nearly-stop-growing-by-the-end-of-the-century/ https://www.axios.com/birth-rate-every-country-population-demographics-d94b7551-3d16-4100-8798-5f7c1aa237dc.html And it risks tapping into a politics of eugenics that has been and continues to be used to justify the worst human rights abuses. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/14/us/anti-immigration-cordelia-scaife-may.html Yes, Margaret Sanger of Planned Parenthood then, but also the anti-immigration organization FAIR and their connections in the Trump administration today. Walsh is jumping on Bernie's "yes" and strawmanning the hell out of him.
Beware of 5G [youtube.com]
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 4, 2019:
Oh hey, it's the guy who believes in lizard people again.
“Take responsibility for your life...”
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 4, 2019:
I don't have a problem with the self-help. I do have a problem with exploiting troubled young men to bolster the political right.
This might not go so well...
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 4, 2019:
There may be a lot of guns there, but not a lot of people.
The mini-fascist 😂😂😂
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 4, 2019:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_of_tolerance
Well I’ll take George’s word for it.
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 3, 2019:
What a hypocrite. Later, Washington would lead an army to put down a tax protest called the Whiskey Rebellion. Of the matter he said "To yield to the treasonable fury of so small a portion of the United States, would be to violate the fundamental principle of our constitution, which enjoins that the will of the majority shall prevail."
Wanna see a mass shooting? THIS is a mass shooting. May we NEVER let our guns be confiscated - NEVER
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 3, 2019:
No gun is going to stop an army bent on mass murder that dehumanizes its enemy. Regardless, I think the main questions that should be asked about the current state of guns are: 1. Why do we protect the gun industry from regulation and public research? 2. Why is our basis for gun laws protecting property, public vigilante justice, and potential revolution rather than civic duty?
Definitely a good holiday so far
WilyRickWiles comments on Sep 1, 2019:
Happy belated May Day.
The big buzz out of the UK: Queen Elizabeth kicked the rust off one of her ancient priorities and ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 31, 2019:
It seems to me the most passive decision she could have made. But don't let that get in the way of your narrative...
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WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 30, 2019:
Say what?
Another day, another Russia hoax perpetrated by Leftist Narrative media.
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 29, 2019:
Are you implying that Trump didn't have sex with Stormy Daniels shortly after the birth of Baron, didn't have his 2016 campaign pay her off to stay quiet, and that his campaign didn't illegally fail to disclose the payment?
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WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 29, 2019:
I don't imagine what he said is any worse out of context than what he has said in his previous specials or a few years ago when I saw him in person. I give a lot of leeway to comedians--especially the ones like Chapelle who have empathy for people and add nuances over the comedic arc of their sets. He was great when I saw him. Haven't seen any outrage except on here, btw...
[foxnews.com] She's baaaack!! And just as stupid as we remember
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 28, 2019:
@Boardwine, I'm afraid you have a case of AOC Derangement Syndrome. And it appears to be contagious!
Trump to make it harder for children born at overseas military bases to become citizens ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 28, 2019:
From immigration attorney Scott Hicks: "Ok. On the new change on citizenship for children born to military or government personnel stationed abroad. Here is the best I can do for now. 1. It does apply to all. 2. It imposed an extra hurdle and expense in on people. 3. Under these rules, the parent must file for a Certificate of Citizenship before the child turns 18. 4. If they do not, the child would have to do so on their own. But that process involves more risk of denial after age 18. 5. Also, if that child does not have actual physical residence at some point and he/she were to marry a non USC or someone Ike themselves, their child would not be a USC. 6. It gets rather murky what Immigration’s position is on a child whose parents have not filed the N600. I would argue under the statute still a Citizen, but may not have proof of it."
Chapelle is funny again so they say [youtu.be]
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 28, 2019:
Did he ever stop being funny?
[foxnews.com] She's baaaack!! And just as stupid as we remember
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 28, 2019:
Did anyone actually watch the video? Or do you prefer your Fox News spin straight from the source? https://twitter.com/CalebJHull/status/1166539227284299776
[youtu.be] Ilhan Omah, outed as a slut. Which reportedly Allah is not happy about.
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 27, 2019:
Are you upset that she separated from her husband and allegedly had an affair with Mynett?
What do you know about Octonion Math? [images.app.goo.gl]
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 27, 2019:
One of those things I filed away to read about sometime but will probably not get around to.
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WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 27, 2019:
This is so emblematic of what the right does. Two years later you're still triggered by one random person's cultural expression! Take a deep breath, Boardwine, it's going to be OK.
How in the heck did we hire these two enemies of the United States for the US House of ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 19, 2019:
Why, because Tlaib is of Palestinian descent and Muslim and Omar is Somali and Muslim? Or because they have progressive politics? How do you define "we" in contrast to Tlaib and Omar? What makes them "flat out enemies" to that we? Has prejudice compromised your idealistic crusade on behalf of the "non-left"?
Ok, I have a problem with HOA's.
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 18, 2019:
HOAs are just like any other form of democratic government. They are a pain but they beat the alternative. And you can always lobby the board, lobby other owners, or run for the board yourself. While some board members are probably set in their ways, others might welcome some new blood. In small associations at least, it's common in my experience for there to be very low engagement on the part of owners and even board members.
Conspiracy Crimes Of The Illuminati: David Icke | True Crime Podcast 33 - YouTube
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 18, 2019:
He wouldn't like me, me being a reptoid and all.
“The plain and simple truth is rarely plain and never simple.
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 17, 2019:
Sounds like Euro Green politics. Regardless, not happening in the US unless it either displaces one of the two major parties or something like ranked choice voting is widely adopted. "the entire ignorant undeveloped bigoted tribal world wanting to emigrate north from the places THEY screwed up with hungry babies and madrasa" And that's a really simplistic way of viewing the world.
What's the point of allowing trolls?
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 17, 2019:
Sometimes a troll is in the eye of the beholder.
[nccivitas.
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 16, 2019:
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2020/president/nc/north_carolina_trump_vs_biden-6744.html#polls
As Trump supporters are considered deplorable and worse, I now consider any Trump hater a Fascist, ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 16, 2019:
You forgot Muslim!
Tlaib and Omar are huge anti-semites and wonder why they are barred from Israel.
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 15, 2019:
It's striking how narrow the right's definition of racism is and how expansive its definition of antisemitism is.
Tlaib and Omar are huge anti-semites and wonder why they are barred from Israel.
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 15, 2019:
Criticizing Israel doesn't make you anti-Semitic.
El Paso Shooter’s Extreme Environmentalism Deserves Condemnation [townhall.com]
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 15, 2019:
He sounds like this lady. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/14/us/anti-immigration-cordelia-scaife-may.html
has anyone explained to the fascist Democrats that evil doers could care less about their background...
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 15, 2019:
Cut the supply (manufacture) of guns. It worked for the drug methaqualone.
Agreed, sadly.
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 14, 2019:
I found it striking to read Trump's comments below on his political precursor Pat Buchanan. Though, given Trump's prior history of racism, I think this momentary "wokeness" was motivated by jealousy (Trump had been competing against him for the Reform Party Presidential nomination). From Media Matters: "In 2000, he [Buchanan] won the Reform Party’s nomination. At the time, Donald Trump said of Buchanan: “He's a Hitler lover. I guess he's an anti-Semite. He doesn't like the blacks. He doesn't like the gays. It's just incredible that anybody could embrace this guy.” In 2016, Buchanan said that “Trump has raised the very issues I raised in the early nineties.” Trump has flip-flopped on Buchanan, praising him for being “way ahead of your time!” and quoting him on immigration."
From the Wall Street Journal, 8/14/2019: “The mood turned uglier in the evening as ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 14, 2019:
Warranted or not, I believe the harsh treatment and chant were in response to a woman who was hit in the eye by a beanbag round and may lose her vision. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/08/13/how-bloody-eye-patches-became-latest-symbol-escalating-hong-kong-protests/?noredirect=on
Memorable Quote: Presidential Candidate, Joe Biden; “We Choose “TRUTH” Over FACTS .
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 13, 2019:
A little embarrassing (for Biden), but I'll take it over "truthful hyperbole."
If Jesus was Jewish and taught the TaNaKh , why are we not Jewish?
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 13, 2019:
So does that make Trump more Messiah than Jesus? Word on Fox News is he is the second coming of Cyrus.
EBT cards .
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 12, 2019:
Fun fact: you could work two full-time jobs at the minimum wage, still make less than $30,000 a year, and qualify for SNAP.
The Hunt cancelled
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 10, 2019:
It looked like a really dumb movie attempting to exploit the political environment. It's from the same producers as The Purge. I'd probably examine that series of movies for more context.
Quillette has been hoaxed in the dumbest way imaginable.
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 10, 2019:
"Why would someone lie about who they are, and then proceed to point out how completely ridiculous their own ideology is?" Hmmmm...
From a poster on recent mass shootings: “Mass shootings are the ultimate, all-purpose political...
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 10, 2019:
I think there's an "honor killing" aspect to a lot of these shootings. There are accounts that the Pulse shooter was gay, used gay hookup apps, and had attended Pulse, suggesting perhaps that he could not reconcile that identity with his religion and family expectations, and therefore lashed out at the people who he thought dishonored him by engaging his sexual advances. Likewise with those who target women, Muslims, or Mexicans. The shooters often believe that their targets have dishonored them by stealing their birthright (of economic or sexual success) or failing to uphold traditional values. And then there are the ones who lash out at institutions that represent liberal decadence like schools, movie theaters, and government agencies. But I do agree that a breakdown of community is a contributor.
After the terrible El Paso shooting (young white man targeting "Mexicans"), commentators on the Left...
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 9, 2019:
"while those on the Right blamed liberal immigration policies" Well that's a disturbing thought--basically blaming immigrants for their own mass murder. I knew the right was sadistic, but not that sadistic.
Every time one of the idiots pops up and posts troll posts, maybe they should read this first.
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 9, 2019:
I know you see the President as a totem for a class of people (in your mind, the "non-left"), but in reality he's just one person. Meanwhile, he and the right are scapegoating, dehumanizing, and characterizing as invaders an actual class of people.
[spectator.
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 7, 2019:
How do you wipe out white supremacy if you silence the people studying and discussing it?
Joaquin Castro Posts Names, Employers Of Trump Donors | The Daily Caller
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 7, 2019:
LOL. Love how the right rationalizes withholding public information about the very wealthy. Meanwhile, they're totally fine with dehumanizing and scapegoating entire classes of people.
Simply following the Dem Play book, Elizabeth Warren must be responsible for the Dayton shootings, ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 6, 2019:
He may have claimed to support her, but where's the evidence that her language or actions inspired his act of violence? It sounds like he was motivated by misogyny and racism.
What do you think about this report?
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 5, 2019:
Laughable on its face. https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/american-intelligence-media/
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WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 5, 2019:
Based on the comments below, I'm not sure that everyone is correctly reading the article. It's referring to conversion therapy (e.g., "pray the gay away") not gender confirmation/reassignment surgery or hormone replacement therapy.
Regarding the shootings etc I think you look at what has changed since the days of folks driving ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 5, 2019:
We need more community. But we need not (and should not IMO) reimpose traditionalism on everyone. Moreover, we should check our aggrievement when young people experiment with new forms of community. Finally, we should consider how our current version of capitalism destroyed old forms of community and discourages new ones. At the end of the day, it is normal for institutions to fade away and be replaced when they cannot adapt to changing social norms. The replacing is the hard part.
How do we explain this?
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 5, 2019:
I think the Swiss model is probably closer to what the founders intended than the gun anarchy we have today.
[youtube.com] Comedy Gold. More to come
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 5, 2019:
People trying to be considerate so that all members can be included in parliamentary session on a tight schedule. HILARIOUS.
Left wing violence
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 5, 2019:
While he may have espoused left-wing ideas, his actions seem to have been motivated by something common to most mass shooters, particularly those on the right. That is, he seems to have sought to avenge perceived dishonor from certain segments of society, namely women and perhaps the political establishment.
[youtu.be] The Frankfurt School of Cultural Marxism, the foundation of Postmodernism.
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 5, 2019:
This is the favorite conspiracy theory of mass shooters. Related: https://reason.com/2018/10/14/dont-blame-karl-marx-for-cultu
It is sad how few students and people in general refuse to study the roots of modern progressivism ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 3, 2019:
There are a few people you mentioned who were called progressives, but the inclusion of the rest seems to be due to their mention in the cultural Marxism conspiracy theory. Regardless, as a leftist I do criticize the blind spots of people who called themselves progressives in the past (and today too). Moreover, a focus on the idiosyncracies of early progressives is misplaced, because the roots of their politics are much older and less controversial.
Woke to Broke: Gillette Loses Billions After Anti-Men, Transgender Shaving Ads
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 3, 2019:
What does a razor ad campaign have to do with the Democratic Party?
Here are the Top 5 Most Libertarian Nations in the World - The Libertarian Republic
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 3, 2019:
The right in America would probably be more likely to point to Singapore and Dubai (UAE) as current examples. Chile under Pinochet was probably their ideal.
With the Right to Boycott Under Attack, Some Members of Congress Are Pushing Back Manar Waheed, ...
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 2, 2019:
Thank you ACLU, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and John Lewis!
Michelle Obama will be the dem nominee in 2020 tell me why I'm wrong.
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 2, 2019:
Not happening. No good reason to think it will.
Finally, a Democrat worth supporting - spiked
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 2, 2019:
While she has been good on some antiwar issues, she has worrying associations with far right nationalist politicians across the world (e.g., in India and Israel). And her support for gay and abortion rights is dubious. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/05/tulsi-gabbard-president-sanders-democratic-party
"Millennials say date's political views are more important than sex, study reports": [foxnews.
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 2, 2019:
It's hard to love someone who is consumed by cultural grievances.
How deeply advanced is Islamic conquest in Minnesota: [archive.is]
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 2, 2019:
When my late grandpa reached old age sometimes he would speak too loudly about "The Mexicans" when we were out to eat. This post reminds me of that.
Gun-free zones, mass shootings, and the leftist media's attempt to hide reality- [bearingarms.com]
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 2, 2019:
Will the Republican National Convention be a gun zone in 2020? Let's see the right walk the walk.
DCCC faces mass staff upheaval after uproar over diversity - POLITICO
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 1, 2019:
Don't worry, us leftists are paying attention. Bustos is a garbage centrist.
A media pundit has mentioned today the phenomena of politicians being "SCHOOLED".
WilyRickWiles comments on Aug 1, 2019:
Ben Shapiro https://www.amazon.com/How-Debate-Leftists-Destroy-Them-ebook/dp/B00JRJQ7Z2 is the first thing that comes to mind. I first started noticing this sort of thing around the time Trump was elected. The style of political coverage perhaps can be traced to "Crossfire" on CNN. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossfire_(American_TV_program) Like with Trump's nativist politics, there is a Pat Buchanan connection. I try to avoid it myself, but it's hard to call it "lazy" because it works on a lot of people. I would characterize it as a bad faith political or propaganda tactic. Another Shapiro example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtuqmThPE5c

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