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  #2020517 22-May-2018 17:36
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Stan:

 

Fred99:

 

DaveB:

 

And to a certain extent Mike, your point of view may be quite correct. But that is no different to what Liberalism in general, (certainly demonstrated here on Geekzone), has become - minds that are well are truly closed. I used to be proud to have centered Liberal leanings.

 

 

What a load of codswallop!

 

To the alt-right, liberals having "closed minds" equates to not accepting racism, misogyny, general bigotry etc as valid points for discussion.  The "both sides" dishonest argument.

 

Call me what you like - but those are bottom lines. I don't care if you think that there's a discussion to be had - but because of my "closed mind" on tolerating racism, I'm trying to shut you down.

 

 

What has the Alt-right have to do with anything?

 

Fred are you a member of antifa generally curious?

 

 

The alt-right preach much the same as what we're seeing here - anti-liberal unfounded BS.

 

"Antifa" LOL.


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  #2020519 22-May-2018 17:37
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Paul1977:

 

MikeB4:

 

I don't label all Trump supporters, I do apply appropriate labels on those that I observe having the same beliefs and make utterances that are the same as Trump or are synonymous to the ethos the Trump subscribes to.

 

 

I'm not suggesting that any specific person here is doing that, just that a few of the comments in this thread are leaning that way a bit.

 

It truly amazes me that Trump's approval ratings are as high as they are. I can't explain why so many people support him, but I would like to believe that most of them are good people.

 

 

I stated earlier in this thread - Trumps support comes from a supporter base who see a liberal leaning social and leftie lib leaning mainstream media continuing to moan about an election result and life in general.

 

If you were to see the continuing onslaught of keyboard warriors and mainstream media insinuating that you are clueless, racist, idiotic (to take only a few repeating phrases thrown around this thread), what would you do? You would dig your toes in and double up on that support. That's no different to the person that made the wrong purchasing decision but will continue to stand by it.

 

If the Leftie Libs kept quiet, Trumps support would probably plummet reasonably quickly. At this rate, he will probably do two terms - but his supporters can only take part of the credit. The Libs will have to take the rest. Yes, most of them are good people. They are not as defined in this thread - they are quite the opposite.


 
 
 
 


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  #2020520 22-May-2018 17:40
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Fred99:

 

Stan:

 

Fred99:

 

DaveB:

 

And to a certain extent Mike, your point of view may be quite correct. But that is no different to what Liberalism in general, (certainly demonstrated here on Geekzone), has become - minds that are well are truly closed. I used to be proud to have centered Liberal leanings.

 

 

What a load of codswallop!

 

To the alt-right, liberals having "closed minds" equates to not accepting racism, misogyny, general bigotry etc as valid points for discussion.  The "both sides" dishonest argument.

 

Call me what you like - but those are bottom lines. I don't care if you think that there's a discussion to be had - but because of my "closed mind" on tolerating racism, I'm trying to shut you down.

 

 

What has the Alt-right have to do with anything?

 

Fred are you a member of antifa generally curious?

 

 

The alt-right preach much the same as what we're seeing here - anti-liberal unfounded BS.

 

"Antifa" LOL.

 

 

You don't understand the Alt-Right at all if that is what you think they are... But as I understand it fertisam has banned discussion on this topic so that is the last thing I will say on it.

 

Just wondering about the Antifa thing because the arguments you use and they use are virtually the same. 


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  #2020523 22-May-2018 17:42
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Stan:

 

It is hard on this thread to express a differing opinion as it is attacked from every angle not that I don't enjoy a good debate but the dog pile and hate directed my way can be exhausting.

 

 

I can understand that. While I disagree with pretty much all your arguments, I respect your right to have a different opinion and think it is valuable to hear. And I do think you have gotten somewhat more of a hard time than was warranted.


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  #2020532 22-May-2018 18:04
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Paul1977:

 

MikeB4:

 

I don't label all Trump supporters, I do apply appropriate labels on those that I observe having the same beliefs and make utterances that are the same as Trump or are synonymous to the ethos the Trump subscribes to.

 

 

I'm not suggesting that any specific person here is doing that, just that a few of the comments in this thread are leaning that way a bit.

 

It truly amazes me that Trump's approval ratings are as high as they are. I can't explain why so many people support him, but I would like to believe that most of them are good people.

 

 

Some are Trump like bigots and racists. Some feel there is no option apart from an outlaw. Problem is he is an outlaw. I dont know anyone, or know of anyone who acts like him. Locker room talk and off hands threats are one thing, but by a leader of a country??? Most leaders are statesmen, this guy is hardly a man. Id expect to see him in a cheap bar, nowhere else.


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  #2020533 22-May-2018 18:08
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Stan:

 

Just wondering about the Antifa thing because the arguments you use and they use are virtually the same. 

 

 

AFAIK the "Antifa thing" doesn't exist in NZ, and in the US was mainly just a convenient label for alt-right trolls to attach to fake news stories that they were using to try and defend the appalling actions of white supremacists.

 

Don't really need an "antifa" in NZ, the white supremacists and alt-right trolls are mainly just a pack of insignificant sad gormless cowards and losers.


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  #2020538 22-May-2018 18:12
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DaveB:

 

If the Leftie Libs kept quiet, Trumps support would probably plummet reasonably quickly. At this rate, he will probably do two terms - but his supporters can only take part of the credit. The Libs will have to take the rest. Yes, most of them are good people. They are not as defined in this thread - they are quite the opposite.

 

 

What you are suggesting is that people should not speak out on matters they feel deeply passionate about. In fact, they should do precisely the opposite. The more that Trump and the deplorables drag decent human values down, the louder we should protest it. Your argument is tantamount to good Germans keeping quiet about nazi outrages so as not to give Hitler more support. It is an outrageous, stupid and evil twisting of fact and logic.

 

 

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


 
 
 
 


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  #2020545 22-May-2018 18:21
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Fred99:

 

Stan:

 

Just wondering about the Antifa thing because the arguments you use and they use are virtually the same. 

 

 

AFAIK the "Antifa thing" doesn't exist in NZ, and in the US was mainly just a convenient label for alt-right trolls to attach to fake news stories that they were using to try and defend the appalling actions of white supremacists.

 

Don't really need an "antifa" in NZ, the white supremacists and alt-right trolls are mainly just a pack of insignificant sad gormless cowards and losers.

 

 

 

 

LOL Well I must admit Fred, if Antifa did exist in NZ, they would do well to have you as their spokesperson. Stan is correct about your arguments. I will go one step further and say that you use their argumentative vitriol to amusing effect.  Thank God for free speech!


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  #2020546 22-May-2018 18:21
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DaveB:

 

If the Leftie Libs kept quiet, Trumps support would probably plummet reasonably quickly. 

 

 

Nope - I disagree with that.  So-called "leftie libs" make a grave mistake in my opinion if they don't take off the gloves and fight the corrupt Trump administration tooth and nail.  They are truly that bad. The US media is far too easy on Trump.  If any one of the multitude of alleged crimes and morally vile actions of the present administration had been carried out by a Democrat president, it would have been front page news and their support would have plummeted.  For example WTF do you think would have happened if a "coincidence" happened like an Obama reversal of the ZTE ban coincided with a $500 million loan from the Chinese government for a theme park that Obama was investing in as a business on the side? There would have been riots.

 

 

 

 


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  #2020556 22-May-2018 18:34
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Fred99:

 

Stan:

 

Just wondering about the Antifa thing because the arguments you use and they use are virtually the same. 

 

 

AFAIK the "Antifa thing" doesn't exist in NZ, and in the US was mainly just a convenient label for alt-right trolls to attach to fake news stories that they were using to try and defend the appalling actions of white supremacists.

 

Don't really need an "antifa" in NZ, the white supremacists and alt-right trolls are mainly just a pack of insignificant sad gormless cowards and losers.

 

 

There are a few facebook groups in NZ I am personally part of a few but antifa are a violent group in the US there is plenty of video evidence for that alone

 

 

 

 


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  #2020557 22-May-2018 18:34
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DaveB:

 

Fred99:

 

Stan:

 

Just wondering about the Antifa thing because the arguments you use and they use are virtually the same. 

 

 

AFAIK the "Antifa thing" doesn't exist in NZ, and in the US was mainly just a convenient label for alt-right trolls to attach to fake news stories that they were using to try and defend the appalling actions of white supremacists.

 

Don't really need an "antifa" in NZ, the white supremacists and alt-right trolls are mainly just a pack of insignificant sad gormless cowards and losers.

 

 

 

 

LOL Well I must admit Fred, if Antifa did exist in NZ, they would do well to have you as their spokesperson. Stan is correct about your arguments. I will go one step further and say that you use their argumentative vitriol to amusing effect.  Thank God for free speech!

 

 

Well, I just laugh hard at anybody suggesting I'm "antifa".

 

It means anti-fascist of course, afaik there's no "antifa" organisation in NZ - everybody should be anti-fascist. 

 

Because if not, then WTF are you?


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  #2020563 22-May-2018 18:40
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You should watch this fred:

 


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  #2020565 22-May-2018 18:41
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Stan:

 

There are a few facebook groups in NZ I am personally part of a few but antifa are a violent group in the US there is plenty of video evidence for that alone

 

 

AFAIK they're a small and comparatively insignificant group - haven't heard anything about them for a year.

 

I'd suggest that much of the video that was around was "fake news".  I'm sure you know what I mean and will spare me having to "prove" that.

 

 

 

 


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  #2020567 22-May-2018 18:43
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Stan:

 

You should watch this fred:

 

 

What "An Error Occurred".

 

Yep - sure did.

 

 


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  #2020569 22-May-2018 18:44
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Fred99:

 

Stan:

 

You should watch this fred:

 

 

What "An Error Occurred".

 

Yep - sure did.

 

 

 

 

Fixed it for you ;)


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