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Is America experiencing it's own Maoist Cultural Revolution?

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posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

The Tea Party was VERY mild in comparison.

Can you link me a video of Tea Party protesters violently doing anything?




posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 08:32 PM
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I don't know if OP is absolutely bang-on correct, but I certainly think s/he might be onto something significant.

S+F for this thread, will watch with interest.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 08:45 PM
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OP : you're right. That's exactly why it/they should be ignored. Give them a minute of sun, and these idiots, will take up the whole day. They are something to keep an eye on, no doubt. But not worth wasting a day over or worrying about. If they get real "aggressive"? We'll wrap it up, in a weekend and still have time for Sunday dinner. They're not as great, as they'd like to think.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 10:52 PM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

You know, several of us for years have been pointing to the fact that Marxism is alive, and America's young generations were being indoctrinated into "loving Marxism/Leninism once again" through universities and even in schools.

You have no idea how many times leftists in these forums kept claiming "it is not a problem and the communist threat has never been a problem, and will never be a problem"... Those were the same people in these forums who claimed Chavez's "21st century communism" was going to bring equality to all, the poor will earn more money, etc, etc... It didn't matter to these leftists that people like myself who lived through communism told them the truth about communism... The answer from the "regressive left" was always the same... "But tourists in Cuba say it is great over there"...

Look at where we are today, and i can tell you many of these same leftists will continue to claim "socialism/communism is great and the answer to everything, including climate change"... Which of course is nothing but more BS coming from the left.

These commentators from CNN are brainwashed morons. i don't care if they are black, there are plenty of similar morons who are white, and hispanic.

George Washington in his will gave freedom to the slaves he had. Thomas Jefferson since the creation of the Union tried to bring up the problem with slavery. But back then the Union was very fragile, the founding fathers who knew slavery had to be abolished had to postpone their plans until eventually, colonies started outlawing slavery. But even then the colonies in the south did not want to abolish slavery, which led to the civil war.


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posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 11:18 PM
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I don't care WHAT you call it, but there definitely is something happening to this country.

Now, let me qualify that it's not necessarily happening to middle America. But the coasts and cities are changing and it's starting to look like a dangerous thing.

Theres too much violence and it only seems to be escalating.

It's scary tbh.

I wanna move my kids to someplace safe, but where?



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 11:22 PM
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a reply to: Tempter

It is not like that at all over the pond, all smiles and giggles round these parts, even the homeless in these parts smile a lot.



posted on Aug, 27 2017 @ 11:31 PM
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a reply to: Tempter

STAY away from coastal enclaves,or LARGE democratic run cities.



posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 12:17 AM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

Or maybe good Americans are just done with racism and hateful ideologies and this general lack of goodness and care among Trump supporters and the Right.


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posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 12:24 AM
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a reply to: spiritualzombie

NAH, we still have some anger and gun collections......YOU still here?
ANOTHER complimentary post from a raging alt!
We are TRULLY gifted to know the opposite .



posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 12:56 AM
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originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: spiritualzombie

NAH, we still have some anger and gun collections......YOU still here?
ANOTHER complimentary post from a raging alt!
We are TRULLY gifted to know the opposite .


You saw what happened in Venezuela. The extreme-leftists/chavistas took control over the media. in Venezuela the chavistas demonized/vilified all conservative media and took control of it all. They implemented laws which make sure that no alternative media, or conservative media would exist.

In the U.S. we are seeing the left trying to vilify alternative media, and any sort of conservative media, while claiming only the "left-wing media tells the truth. Which is nothing but a lie of course. What the left in the U.S. have been doing is what the left in Venezuela did.

If we are not careful, and we keep allowing the left-wingers in power and far left groups like BLM, Antifa etc change the U.S. we will end up just like Venezuela.

That's what leftists, even in these forums don't understand, or don't want to believe.


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posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 12:57 AM
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originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
a reply to: starwarsisreal

You know, several of us for years have been pointing to the fact that Marxism is alive, and America's young generations were being indoctrinated into "loving Marxism/Leninism once again" through universities and even in schools.

You have no idea how many times leftists in these forums kept claiming "it is not a problem and the communist threat has never been a problem, and will never be a problem"... Those were the same people in these forums who claimed Chavez's "21st century communism" was going to bring equality to all, the poor will earn more money, etc, etc... It didn't matter to these leftists that people like myself who lived through communism told them the truth about communism... The answer from the "regressive left" was always the same... "But tourists in Cuba say it is great over there"...


I think that you are 99 per cent wrong, but the one per cent that is correct is important. Just my opinion, I'll stress, but I'll 'unpack' it a bit in what follows.

There's no way in which youngsters from the Cold War onwards have been indoctrinated into Marxism-Leninism (or Marxism, or Leninism, or both). This sort of paranoia about brainwashing belongs in a 1950s B-Movie ("Body Snatchers" is the classic example).

But... one of the central tenets of 20th Century Soviet thinking has indeed been absorbed via the academic institutions. This is a firm belief that human beings are equally capable and that character is shaped by circumstances and is wholly malleable.

This is why, whatever its faults, the USSR was never institutionally racist, but was very homophobic: the Soviets believed that you could transport an Eskimo to the equator and he would naturally adjust, and that women were as capable as men, but the flip side of that was that they believed sexual orientation was a matter of conditioning and could be 'undone'.

And that assumption of equality seeped into the higher education environment of the US, and was instilled into successive generations of students. I should stress, there's nothing particularly sinister about this. I doubt whether the average undergraduate in Arts and Humanities has the slightest grasp of Marxian economics, let alone how to move to a planned economy run by the proletariat.

Fast-forward to the present day, and you have a growing (and increasingly vocal) section of the population whose concept of American life is at odds with the historical environment they see around them. In fact, to them this environment is the remains of another country. The Confederacy is ancient history, and "you're history" is not a compliment to an American. I suppose you could interpret this as a positive expression of renewal and creativity.

TL;DR - Since WWII some social aspects of leftist thought have definitely gone mainstream over the course of successive generations of academia; but the economic underpinnings of classical communism are pretty much forgotten, even by supposed 'radicals' like Occupy Wall Street or Bernie Sanders.



posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 12:58 AM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

I have been BANNED from my responses,however I am waiting as well as my PEEZOS for the system to fail before we roll.
Or if the system gets out of our way.



posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 01:05 AM
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Paranoia?...Really? is that why we have groups like BLM and Antifa, among many others embracing far left-wing ideology?

Is it paranoia when left-wing media like CNN are openly claiming that even statues like those of Washington and Jefferson are also racist and have to be removed?

Socialism/Communism always seeks to re-write the history of a nation and transform it into a socialist nightmare. This is why we are seeing left-wing media and many left-wing groups claiming that because people are white, that they have to feel guilty and allow Marxist-Leninist groups like BLM and Antifa dictate how the nation should be ran, who can have a job, etc.

Professors enthusiastically tout socialism over capitalism. Of course Sanders has the youth vote.


Socialism in America Is Closer Than You Think

Back in 94 i went to college, and experienced first hand a professor claiming that socialism was the best political and economic system.

But you go ahead and call it "paranoia" meanwhile we see young Americans embrace socialism and communism as has happened in dozens of nations in the past.

What you call paranoia is reality, and ignoring it is not going to make it go away.


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posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 01:12 AM
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I don't see a "culture revolution." What I do see, is a bunch of overly-sensitive, millennial/SJW PANSIES who go around looking for things to get "offended" by on a daily basis. If THAT'S a "revolution," then I should become a stand-up comedian, because I'd have TONS of material to work with.
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posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 01:15 AM
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originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
a reply to: audubon

Paranoia?...Really? is that why we have groups like BLM and Antifa, among many others embracing far left-wing ideology?


Are they? Show your working.


Is it paranoia when left-wing media like CNN are openly claiming that even statues like those of Washington and Jefferson are also racist and have to be removed?


They aren't.



posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 01:36 AM
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originally posted by: audubon

Are they? Show your working.


What the heck does that mean? I know English is not my first language but your response makes no sense at all.


originally posted by: audubon
They aren't.


Really?... Confederate statues are being removed all over the nation.. That's already "re-writing" history as the left sees fit.

Perhaps in your stupor you missed the fact that in places like "Charlottesville" last year 469 students and professors from the University of Virginia asked president Teresa Sullivan to stop quoting Thomas Jefferson.


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In the email, Sullivan encouraged students to unite in the wake of contentious results, arguing that University students have the responsibility of creating the future they want for themselves.

“Thomas Jefferson wrote to a friend that University of Virginia students ‘are not of ordinary significance only: they are exactly the persons who are to succeed to the government of our country, and to rule its future enmities, its friendships and fortunes,’” Sullivan said in the email. “I encourage today’s U.Va. students to embrace that responsibility.”

Some professors from the Psychology Department — and other academic departments — did not agree with the use of this quote. Their letter to Sullivan argued that in light of Jefferson’s owning of slaves and other racist beliefs, she should refrain from quoting Jefferson in email communications.
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Professors ask Sullivan to stop quoting Jefferson

You think it stopped there?...

Chicago pastor urges mayor to remove George Washington statue, rename park over slavery

Students protest Thomas Jefferson statue, call for its removal

Rev. Al Sharpton Advocates for Removal of one of America's Most Iconic Monuments

Then there is the fact that this thread you are participating in is about a CNN commentator making similar claims that the statues of Washington and Jefferson should be removed...

This is not the first time CNN anchors have called for the removal of Thomas Jefferson statues.

Jefferson Memorial, Confederate statues enter national race debate

We have seen calls from the left, and far left-wing groups like BLM to silence conservative voices. We are seeing Facebook, Google, Yahoo, and other social media using left-wing groups to censor conservative news and opinion alongside disincentivize conservative/alternative sources in an attempt to silence opposition to the left-wing goals. But you want to call it "paranoia"... What rock have you been sleeping in?


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posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 02:07 AM
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originally posted by: TinfoilTP
No, absolutely not.

In America we have the Constitution, and powderpuff snowflakes are crying in the streets


And a potus who shows blatant disregard for that constitution, while crying "it's not fair!!! :'(" on Twitter every time the media calls him out, someone critiques his approach, or he doesn't just get his awful policies waved through. He's a huge part of this growing division and needs to grow up and act like a president.

Oh can we also stop talking about SJWs and antifa as if they're representative of "the left"? A few extremists out of a couple of hundred million. It's no different to implying that all republicans are the same as those disgusting scumbags carrying tiki torches and rambling on about jews.

Context, people.

And no, I'm not pro Hillary before anyone starts pasting from their standard responses folder.
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posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 02:20 AM
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Changing goal post much?... Can you show us the "blatant disregard for the Constitution". As for your claim about the "left-wing media calling him out"... What the left-wing media wants, same for left-wingers, is for President Trump to implement left-wing policies that the left wants. That's the truth.



posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 03:35 AM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

What? Taking down statues is not rewriting history. Calling slaves immigrants is rewriting history.



posted on Aug, 28 2017 @ 07:52 AM
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Mao was nothing like the current state of affairs.

Sure there in civil unrest but it won't end with the deaths of tens of millions of people due to famine, routine killings of said farmers, etc which was a part ofMao's "great leap forward."

Do the history-Mao 50 million, Trump zero. Trump is not killing millions of Americans to make America great again, the same can't be said for Mao.




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