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Old 02-07-2018, 08:18 AM   #121
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Trump has tried to do everything he said that has some sort of racist, anti climate, dictatorship undertone.

Luckily the courts have blocked most of his attempts.

While this MAY not happen, it needs to be called out
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If you don’t applaud for his missile phallus parade, you’ll be accused of treason.
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Being alarmed at fascistic impulses is part of resisting fascism.
Well perhaps.

And while I'm not referring specifically to anyone here, don't you think the language being used by much of "The Resistance" online and at protest is a little over the top? I'm not sure simply calling someone a NAZI, or fascist, or comparing them to Hitler, and calling it a day isn't exactly rational. And if you're going to make those comparisons, don't clutch your pearls when people assume you are being literal...because there's really no other way to take such over the top rhetoric. Basically, people just want to use that kind of rhetoric and then claim no responsibility for it when called on it.

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Resistance Fighter (RF): Trump is worse than Hitler! He's a fascist NAZI that's turning America into an autocratic dictatorship!

Rational Person (RP): Hmmmm. Well is he rounding up and murdering Jews by the millions? Has be made all other political parties illegal? Has the state taken control of the press? Is there still a free press? Are you free to criticise the President? Has the state taken over the economy? Are political enemies being arrested and sent to concentration camps? Can Trump do whatever he wishes simply by dictate? Are Trumps supporters free to roam every city attacking political enemies, en masse, without fear of arrest? Does Trump control the police?

RF: You're being too literal! He'd do all those things if he could!

RP: But he hasn't and he can't.

RF: Why are you supporting Trump? That's an awful hill to die on!

RP: Er, I'm not supporting Trump, I'm just pointing out...

RF: FASCIST!!!!

RP: (sigh)
We call political enemies fascist because it's the worst thing we can think to call them. It's more more thought than that. And no, it's not unique to Trump and these circumstances. They compared Bush to Hitler and called him a fascist. The right compared Obama to Hitler for crying out loud (though eventually they more settled on Stalin).

It's possible to oppose Trump and not look ignorant by going Godwin. And if you're (and I mean that rhetorically, not you) going to use over the top language like that, don't be surprised if you're called on it.
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Well perhaps.

And while I'm not referring specifically to anyone here, don't you think the language being used by much of "The Resistance" online and at protest is a little over the top? I'm not sure simply calling someone a NAZI, or fascist, or comparing them to Hitler, and calling it a day isn't exactly rational. And if you're going to make those comparisons, don't clutch your pearls when people assume you are being literal...because there's really no other way to take such over the top rhetoric. Basically, people just want to use that kind of rhetoric and then claim no responsibility for it when called on it.



We call political enemies fascist because it's the worst thing we can think to call them. It's more more thought than that. And no, it's not unique to Trump and these circumstances. They compared Bush to Hitler and called him a fascist. The right compared Obama to Hitler for crying out loud (though eventually they more settled on Stalin).

It's possible to oppose Trump and not look ignorant by going Godwin. And if you're (and I mean that rhetorically, not you) going to use over the top language like that, don't be surprised if you're called on it.
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If you haven't seen that kind of rhetoric from the "Resistance", you're not as aware politically as you think you are.
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I do laugh a little about the idea that people on twitter retweeting stories, or sharing their "sources" (which turn out to be wrong more than right) are somehow on the front line against the Trump administration. It's a little cringe-worthy, but it's kind of entertaining to read while I poop

There are a few (mainly reporters) doing a hell of a job on social media with their reporting.

For all the talk of Obama being some King/Dictator, it's always been the GOP Presidents who chip away at our freedoms.
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Trump literally already had his parade!

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But is he literally a NAZI?
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But is he literally a NAZI?

this guy literally is! and Trump hired him!



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But is he literally a NAZI?
(sigh)

You never fail to meet every expectation I have of you. And I mean that literally.
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You never fail to meet every expectation I have of you. And I mean that literally.
Glad we finally agree on something.

Keep fucking that chicken, tho
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Keep fucking that chicken, tho
Oh, I'll leave to you.

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If you haven't seen that kind of rhetoric from the "Resistance", you're not as aware politically as you think you are.
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Mercifully, I have no idea what that means.
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It means k.

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No one has time to say "Ok" any more, so we just say "K."
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I remember in Feb 2016 everyone was sure the Dems were set for big wins in November, I say November elections could go either way

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