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originally posted by: 772STi
a reply to: alldaylong
Ok when someone decides to shoot at me and my family randomly I'll be sooo thrilled I left my gun at home. I don't participate in any kind of protests. I go to work come home spend time with my family. You know the normal american way. But taking a proactive step to protect my family, without looking for trouble is the cause of all this?
originally posted by: butcherguy
Imagine if they pull this kind of crap on election day to keep Trump voters away from the polls.
originally posted by: muzzleflash
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: IAMTAT
Is it acceptable to take a cue from the exciteable asshats on the Left and just come right out the gate here with calling the shooter an obvious black supremecist terrorist and say the US has a serious problem with these people and something must be done about them?
That's a reactionary band aid though.
We need to address root causes here - like putting the MSM liars in prison for treason first.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: muzzleflash
Part of it is the illiberalization of the left.
For as long as this country has been around, there have been more or less two major political parties, two schools of thought as to how things should be run. For the most part, both sides have recognized that what divides them is mostly philosophical differences more than anything.
So when one side wins or loses, the other knows that things are temporary. They are willing to accept the new prevailing status quo and go with it understanding that in four years or so, they can always try again. This is how it was with regular liberals. We disagreed, but that was all. When they won, they ran things. When we won, they sat back and accepted it was our turn for a time.
With the rise of the new left, there is no acceptance that if they lose it's time to accept that the other side has a turn to do things more their way. It's simply an invitation to out and out war until they get their way and can seize power by any means necessary. That refusal to accept the sharing of power and the transition from disagreement with the other side to moral death struggle is what's happening.