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Obama's Letter from singer Charlie Daniels...WOW!

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posted on Jun, 13 2015 @ 12:12 PM
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originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: ItCameFromOuterSpace

So we need to listen to him because he is famous....
Gotta love that thought process.


I've never heard of the guy, I doubt anyone outside America has. His opinion is of no more value than any U.S. Citizen IMO




posted on Jun, 13 2015 @ 12:14 PM
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originally posted by: introvert
Reading his letter you can tell that he has soaked-up the propaganda that has been fed to him. It's the same ole talking point after talking point.

It saddens me to see that people still have not become aware of this by now. Not only celebrities like Daniels, but even many of my fellow members of ATS are brainwashed by the hard right propaganda.

Truly sad.


Amazing, when Charlie Daniels was anti-Vietnam, pro marijuana smoking, everyone called him a liberal. But as soon as he derides a liberal President everyone goes nuts.

Leave the long-haired country boy alone, maybe he's still in Saigon. He ain't askin' nobody for nothin' if he can't get it own his own.



posted on Jun, 13 2015 @ 12:46 PM
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originally posted by: MarioOnTheFly
I like the "gun clinging, god fearing...greatest nation ever" bit...all in one breath


Je suis Charlie. Je suis.

These people are everywhere. Fortunately, they're easily confused by logic and will back off at its wielding.

We have territories because of selfish and greedy leaders/conquerors. They pump us full of divisive rhetoric. A socialist government for the people would be much more help than the imaginary deities we're given as a consolation. However, the powerful tend to be a little sadistic. That leaves us peons to fend for ourselves. Our only solution is to stop bowing to the elite, drop out, and band together. If the thought of an afterlife takes the edge off of death for people, who am I to deny them their teddy bear? But please, don't depend on it to save us. We can only save each other.

BTW, I don't mind guns. They're fun.



posted on Jun, 13 2015 @ 12:47 PM
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a reply to: WarminIndy

Applause!


(Obama is so far left leaning as a liberal, he's fallen over into a category all his own.)



posted on Jun, 13 2015 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: woodwardjnr

Charlie Daniels is unknown to you but has toured the world. Search and ye shall find.



posted on Jun, 13 2015 @ 12:52 PM
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originally posted by: Ultralight
a reply to: WarminIndy

Applause!


(Obama is so far left leaning as a liberal, he's fallen over into a category all his own.)


Really? As a pretty hard leaning leftie, I don't think Obama is left enough. I mean, instead of going for socialized healthcare, he went for the health insurance mandate, which was totally a Republican thing, to make sure those insurance businesses do very well.
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posted on Jun, 13 2015 @ 12:52 PM
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a reply to: mobiusmale




Does the average American actually believe these things?



Sadly, not so much anymore. We have shifted from being prideful to being entitled.



posted on Jun, 13 2015 @ 12:52 PM
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a reply to: kaylaluv

You are one person.



posted on Jun, 13 2015 @ 12:54 PM
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originally posted by: Ultralight
a reply to: kaylaluv

You are one person.


Why yes I am.

And so are you.



posted on Jun, 13 2015 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: Ultralight


Charlie Daniels is unknown to you but has toured the world.


So has Justin Bieber - doesn't make him a great thinker. Or - even a thinker



posted on Jun, 13 2015 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: buster2010




It defies all rational logic that people still follow this president and consider him the "Messiah".  ~ Gothmog


To which you replied...

The only people that refer to him as messiah are the ignorant right wingers. 


Right wingers do not consider this president as a messiah. Unless it is your intent that the left, left liberals and liberals in general are all just ignorant right wingers? LOL!

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posted on Jun, 13 2015 @ 12:58 PM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv

originally posted by: Ultralight
a reply to: WarminIndy

Applause!


(Obama is so far left leaning as a liberal, he's fallen over into a category all his own.)


Really? As a pretty hard leaning leftie, I don't think Obama is left enough. I mean, instead of going for socialized healthcare, he went for the health insurance mandate, which was totally a Republican thing, to make sure those insurance businesses do very well.


I was fooled hard the 1st time Obama ran. The 2nd time, there was no one else to vote for. I was really hoping we'd get a far left winger who knows diplomacy. Turns out, Obama just knows how to play the game. I don't think the current system will let a left winger into power. Also, prideful voters have been taught to hate utopia for generations.
edit on 13-6-2015 by gentledissident because: changed "in" to "into"



posted on Jun, 13 2015 @ 01:01 PM
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a reply to: Spiramirabilis

Justin Bieber hasn't earned the right to polish Charlie's boots!



posted on Jun, 13 2015 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: WarminIndy



But as soon as he derides a liberal President everyone goes nuts.


Let them go nuts. I couldn't care less if he lectures Obama about his mistakes as president. What I was addressing was the obvious talking points and propaganda-induced comments in his statement.

Language is important and you can tell a lot about someone by paying attention to how they articulate their point. Let's look at some of the things that stood out to me in his letter:



God-fearing folks who make America the greatest nation the world has ever known


Invoking the name of god to insinuate that we are a great nation due to it's religiousness. A propaganda technique.



American exceptionalism and even American patriotism.


Ultra-nationalist phylosiphy to suggest that Americans are better than other people in the world. A very dangerous propaganda tactic. This is a technique used to make it's citizens feel better about themselves while we justify the horrible things we do across the globe.



increased food stamp participation and disability claims and introduced socialized medicine


Obamacare is socialized medicine? Well, either he is uneducated or has been subjected to the propaganda and lies from the Right wing political propaganda.



your criticism of anyone who disagrees with you is downright unmanly


Questions his manhood if he fights for what he believes in, but his beliefs do not match those of Daniel's.



Your apparent disregard for the maintenance and morale of our armed services is extremely unwise and dangerous


Complains that he is doing bad by our troops and that makes him weak. Another tactic.



a sign of weakness and will take advantage, Putin and China


Russia and China? This statement speaks for itself. Propaganda.



deal with Iran you spit in the face of Israel


Iran and Israel? This statement speaks for itself. Propaganda.



the greatest nation the world has ever known


Ultra-nationalism.



Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.


This statement speaks for itself. Propaganda.

His entire letter is tough to read and agree with when you are keen on techniques and tactics used by certain propaganda machines. Either he is a brainwashed fool that regurgitates ad nauseum, or he knows who his target audience is and is exploiting their lack of free-thought.

To talk like this or think like this is very dangerous. It indicates that the brain is on autopilot and there is very little chance of having a constructive conversation with such a person because the propaganda has already taken root.



posted on Jun, 13 2015 @ 01:16 PM
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GAWD! I could scarcely get through it. Talk about Drama Queen!

And this:


You come off like a spoiled child who has been denied his way.


Projection? Indeed.



posted on Jun, 13 2015 @ 01:24 PM
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a reply to: ProfessorChaos


We spend far too much time arguing and backbiting, to be the stewards of our own freedoms and elected leadership. Yeah, they are supposed to be the stewards of the law and nation, but WE are supposed to be the stewards of them, and we have failed miserably in doing so.

I hope you got applause from the mods for this post.

The trouble is, that the corporations have 'out-bid' us. They have more sway than they should. And the big bankers should be IN PRISON.

And.....since we are supposed to be the stewards of them (you are absolutely correct
)
we need to GET RID of those (members of Congress) who are so easily bribed by the uber-rich. Who are so excited about war. Who don't give a rat's ass about those RIGHT HERE in the US who are suffering. We need to STOP the Military/Industrial nonsense that drives the whole damned thing. Israel IS NOT OUR FRIEND. Israel is a shameful "moocher state" run by thugs. We need to also hold accountable (and stop subsidizing and excusing) the Corporate Off-Shored Giants - the (absolutely vile) Big Banks -


I was a fan of Charlie Daniesls' music back in the day - but this letter is the biggest bunch of ignorant propaganda tripe I have read in a long time.


I was going to avoid this thread, as it made me nauseated.....
but - oh well. That's what I think.

EDIT:
And MrSpad has my star -------- This is VERY MUCH like posting a letter from 'Kim Kardashian'!!!!! Or that idiot "Duck-Dynasty" guy. I wonder if the OP also applauded him, and also the 'Duggars'.

Good Gawd.


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posted on Jun, 13 2015 @ 01:24 PM
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originally posted by: Ultralight
a reply to: WarminIndy

Applause!


(Obama is so far left leaning as a liberal, he's fallen over into a category all his own.)


If you actually believe that, I have to question if you even know what a Left-leaning philosophy is. He didn't socialize anything. He hasn't given us free healthcare or housing. He's continued the same policies as the man before him.

The Democrats are not even Leftist. They are luke-warm Republicans.

Please educate yourself before you spread disinformation and nonsense.



Sadly, not so much anymore. We have shifted from being prideful to being entitled.


About half of the Republican party thinks like this. One half is reasonable and articulate in their ideology, the other half is the mindless drones that scream "Obummer is a socialist trying to take me guns".

They cry about Americans feeling entitled, yet they are so out-of-touch that they don't realize that it's not that people feel entitled, they don't have a choice but to rely on government because capitalism screwed us all. They took our jobs, they took our money, they destroyed the middle class, and then we have people such as yourself calling them free-loaders when people need help to buy food or housing.

You are a perfect example of what I refer to when I talk about people who have been brainwashed by the propaganda.



posted on Jun, 13 2015 @ 01:24 PM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv

originally posted by: Ultralight
a reply to: WarminIndy

Applause!


(Obama is so far left leaning as a liberal, he's fallen over into a category all his own.)


Really? As a pretty hard leaning leftie, I don't think Obama is left enough. I mean, instead of going for socialized healthcare, he went for the health insurance mandate, which was totally a Republican thing, to make sure those insurance businesses do very well.


I have to agree with you, if he was really that far left leaning he would be doing 100% more for the environment, really giving the EPA the teeth it needs to fight polluters and getting rid of the NSA and a whole slew of things. He's too moderate. He's too republican.



posted on Jun, 13 2015 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen


After the November Massacre of 2014, the Democrat Party is sinking further and further into obscurity


And I thought when posters said they laughed so hard they blew coffee on the keyboard, they were only kidding!

(No, it's a real thing.....)

thanks xu!
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posted on Jun, 13 2015 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: Ultralight


Justin Bieber hasn't earned the right to polish Charlie's boots!

Well, we all have our heroes...

A Vietnam Vet Replies to Charlie Daniels

Opinions vary

I've got to be honest - not a huge fan, but I'm also not very interested in attacking Charlie - or his letter. He didn't say anything new - but he gets points for politeness. Ted Nugent could use some pointers in that department, but I'm not sure that Nugent isn't just the result of some biological experiment involving humans and badgers gone very, very wrong

I was mostly interested in your interest - and your WOW



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