originally posted by: oloufo
a reply to: slahey
first, i wouldn't have kick him out. but its up to the owner and its his right. but you see what happens in your country? its because of trump. he
divides instead of bringing people together. yes, the media is harsh and they are constently fighting him. but in my opinion he started this war of
words. its a mess. hopefully after trump, there will be someone empathic president, doesn't mater if democrat or republican.
This comment, this, response from you... your instinct to respond this way... is at the very CORE of the ideological divide.
See, conservatives in America and Trump supporters have a strong belief in Personal Responsibility. No matter what ANYONE on T.V. or in front of your
face says, you are reaponsible and in control of, your own actions. You don't get to blame it on someone except in cases where you were unduely
persuaded by threats or something like that.
As a responsible adult, I should be able to move into a house with people who have lots of guns, work at a job, like as a police officer for example,
or a gun manufacturer, and just be around guns constantly for my whole life and there is nothing about those guns that will make me decide to go
murder someone or go on a rampage. Anyone should be able to handle that.
When you teach people that they can blame their actions on someone else, it encourages this type of action. If people would reinforce personal
responsibility rather than enabling this... weak, pathetic, mindset, who knows maybe we would see less off this mindless lashing out by frustrated
We are human beings for Gods sake, let's start wearing as a badge of pride not a dunce cap of shame... we Can be Better! We Can make better choices!
We are NOT WEAK, we are STRONG!!! Get out of here with the negativity!
You can be responsible for your own words and actions. You can. It feels good.
If I see someone wearing a shirt with an image of Hillary or Obama, I do not let that image take control over me, nor do I let that person take
control over me. I continue to be who I AM, which is a courteous, kind and helpful person.
At the end of the day, you are the only authority. You can lend that authority temporarily to others on the basis of trust, but that requires YOUR
CONSENT, so you are still the Final Authority in All Matters.
The Presidency isn't like a mood ring. You don't say "Well, now this guy is POTUS so now I have to be a jerk to everyone esp if they're wearing a red
hat." or "Oh yay now this other person is president so now I'm all hugs and giggles!" No, you ARE WHO YOU ARE, no matter who occupies the white house.
If you're acting like a jerk, it's not because the current president said something that reached into your brain and hypnotized you. It's because
that's just what kind of person you are today. You're just being a jerk.
We all lose our cool sometimes.
But some of us let it become our personality, or defense mechanism, or comfort zone...
It's probably easy to slip in and out of various states of psychosis throughout your day when you are told lies your whole life like "its not your
fault. some other person made you do that." and "everyone gets a trophy, there's no winners or losers" and "your skin color is harmful to others,
youre existence is hurting them" and "borders are racist, so are immigration laws, the flag, oh and also history" etc etc etc...
After a while all the extra functions (mental gymnastics) necessary to create the artificial reality adds up, and so other brain functions suffer.
They no longer have the ability to exercise logic to the degree necessary to understand that they have been fooled. So they're just trapped there in
this false reality construct, feeding on lies, which is the only thing they know, its what their entire reality was constructed with. It got them this
far in life, so they don't trust anything else.
You are correct about one thing. That bar employee likely was legally ok to kick anyone out for any reason. If he had Trump gear on, it could alter
the atmosphere they are trying to provide for their customers. It's a petty thing to do but they are within their rights as far as I know.