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  1. Happy 4th, y'all. Protesters block highway as Trump makes his way to Mount Rushmore Neil Young opposes use of his music at Trump Mount Rushmore event: 'I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux' “We will have a large event on July 3. We told those folks that have concerns that they can stay home, but those who want to come and join us, we’ll be giving out free face masks, if they choose to wear one. But we won’t be social distancing,” Noem said Monday in an interview on Fox News. “We’re asking them to come — be ready to celebrate, to enjoy the freedoms and the liberties that we have in this country.”
  2. First I'll say, you have fair points. I'll agree with most of them, in a certain context. I'll now offer my opinions on what you said. Hate is a strong word. I don't know anyone here well enough to hate them if that is what you are getting at. I agree. However, multiple people in this thread who are much less abrasive than I have done exactly that, and not made any headway. Zero. Anyone who came into this thread denying systemic racism exists, has read every point that any of us have made about it, and not changes their positions a single bit. So really, what does it matter? I'm specifically referring to this message board. Your position here makes a lot more sense in every day life. And I don't disagree with it. I think you are basing your opinion of me on a few posts. 90% of posts I've made in this thread were perfectly "level-headed". When I get "guns a blazing" that is because it is clear that regular discourse will not make a difference. Hope this helps explain my side of things.
  3. Trump because the democrats have failed ONCE AGAIN to provide a candidate that is even likable enough to get the votes. Wishing very much to be wrong on this one.
  4. Read as: "Don't let anyone who debates me personally get away with it! " @Tulpa comes off as very intelligent, with well thought out viewpoints and in depth analysis. If we all posted like he did then the mods would have the shiny happy thread they want to have here.
  5. That's fair enough. I'm admittedly passionate and can come off abrasive. I have said numerous times that my political stances have no bearing on my views on racism. I am not prejudiced to those who are opposed to my political views. Is racism a political view? I guess that depends on how you look at it. It shouldn't be. Not mistreating a person because of their skin color should not be a political issue. This is something that conservatives and liberals SHOULD agree on and it boggles the mind why they don't. I live in Nebraska. I am surrounded by conservatives at work. Two of my best friends are extremely fiscally conservative. I have watched them grow more socially liberal over the years and it pleases me. I do not hold their views against them. If they were racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, that would be a deal breaker for me. I won't then but I'll point out that I was SPECIFICALLY REFERRING TO RACISTS and I stand by my viewpoint because it's simply the truth. Are they racist? Sexist? Etc? then NOPE. Otherwise, yes I do, daily, in the workplace, and everywhere else in my home state. Understandable. It's not my intention to come off so distasteful to you but you know, so it goes.
  6. Sorry, the media told me to be an ass so I'm just blindly following whatever they say. My bad! *Reads the title of the thread* I think you might be lost then. Why are you coming into the politics thread and complaining about people discussing politics? There has been plenty of interesting and level headed discourse in this thread. Has that happened to you in this thread? I doubt it. I mean I could be wrong. Or are you speaking about elsewhere? The only thing I saw you get called out for is coming in and telling all of us to get educated and have a brain. Which, if you ask me, is a pretty "ass" move. But hey, it's just my opinion. Listen, I get it. I get passionate about what I believe in and it can at times come across abrasive. I know some people can't handle that or don't like it. But this is the politics/current event thread. If you don't like it, then you don't have to respond. FCGamer, Estil, and others have stopped responding to me when I quote them and offer my two cents. And that's fine. As I said before, I'll continue to offer my opinions in this thread unless I am asked not to or told that I am no longer welcome. I don't think I've done anything wrong. I've been a little heated at times, which I was warned about, and complied. Others have gotten heated here as well, and cooled their jets too when mods called it out. It kind of comes with the subject matter.
  7. I'll never have that attitude towards racism / the discussion of racism. Also... you are in the politics thread. DO you think because Gloves made a "shiny happy people holding hands" post that we are no longer going to have debate? I mean what are the expectations here? If I'm out of line a mod will tell me. I have questions and I'd like the answers. I don't think that is out of line. I'm sorry that is your experience, but that is not my fault. I don't know what you are referring to but if I said something in another thread that truly offended you then I apologize. What have I said is out of line? I asked FCGamer to clarify something he said, and I offered my opinion on a pondering Estil made about team uniforms. What is out of line here? What did I do to become the boogeyman? Should I stop offering my opinion? Should I be made to feel like my opinions are not valid and that I shouldn't share them on this forum? If so, just tell me. By all means.
  8. I would focus my concern on, as @Gloves said, "people literally being put in camps, murdered, literally HARVESTED", instead of on what a sports team is going to wear.
  9. I was gonna leave this alone for now but I'm sorry, I just can't. What does this even mean? I honestly am not sure what you mean by this. Because it seems like you are just giving a pass to people. "that doesn't mean that some of us are the problem and others aren't." Huh? Some people literally ARE the problem! Prejudice is a problem, even if it comes from different life experiences. So are you saying like, hey, it's ok if they are prejudiced because they have had a different lifestyle? I don't get it man.
  10. Honestly not my intention and I doubt anyone else's here. Sorry if you feel that way.
  11. I'm sure that you believe this but the above statement contradicts other statements you've made in this thread. Do unto others as you'd have done to you. That's exactly what BLM is fighting for and yet you are against them. No one here is basing their opinions on a hive mind situation. Everyone is pulling from their own life experiences. No one wants you to just agree with them blankly. We are debating you because we want you to review the information and insight we provide and consider that instead of just the experiences you've had. No one here wants to force an opinion on you. We just want you to see both sides of the coin. If you still decline to agree with BLM after pages and pages of debate, that's disappointing, but it is what it is.
  12. I'm pretty sure I have not straight up labeled anyone in this thread a racist. Many people with racist view points or who engage in racism do it unknowingly or without the proper education as to why what they are doing or what they believe is actually perpetuating racism. That's what I believe is happening with some members of this community. I'm not saying they are outright racists and I doubt anyone here would label themselves as such. But when you try to educate, you get nothing but denial and pushback. Literally not an inch of headway. That denial and pushback is an indication of an unwillingness to learn. That unwillingness perpetuates racism. This is what is being fought every day in our country and what is being fought in this thread. That's just my opinion.
  13. I agree with most of what you said especially arguing over semantics, I'm sick of that for sure. But I disagree with the above quote. Trying to educate people on racism is not a stupid piddly thing and it's not an argument I'm being lead to have. I've been anti-racist since I educated myself on race relations as a teenager two decades ago. It's got zero to do with my political leanings or what you think someone else wants me to believe. It's my right and my duty to call out racism, racist beliefs, and racist ideas. I'll continue to do so in life and I'll continue to do so on this board as long as I am allowed to do it.
  14. Mixed bag here in Nebraska. I see a lot of younger folk wearing them and a lot of older folk not. I saw an older gentleman denied entry from Menards because he refused to put one on.
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