reply to post by CoffinFeeder
I have been a member on and off since 2004, and there have always been members who "try to pick a fight", and all they can do is throw insults to
try to sucker you in into a mudsling.
It keeps on happening. There are members that don't do this, but others do, and this has been happening for years. Some are new, and some are old
Just like in any circle of life you find good people, and then you find people who only want to cause trouble, and that is all the reason they are
As for the OP, sorry to say that he, like some other members, have decided to label everyone who happens to be either conservative, Republican, or
moderate Republican as a "mindless zombie", and whether he wants to admit it or not, that among some of his other statements are in fact insults
trying to belittle those people who don't agree with him.
Trying to shut down a group of people, or anyone because of their belief is the makings of a dictator/dictatorship, and that is exactly what the OP
was trying to achieve because of his personal experience with his best friend.
It is a shame that anyone, even LGM has to have such experience, but it happens.
I have experienced and lived in a Communist dictatorship, escaped with my parents and moved to a moderate Socialist/Capitalist country, Spain, to
experience more oppression because I wasn't born in Spain, and lived in an attic which had opaque plastic as a roof, on winters the clothes my mother
would hang to dry would freeze completely, for years with my parents because there was nothing else they cold afford, and even in the U.S. from time
to time I experience racism because of my accent.
There are people who have suffered and have gone through worse experiences.
I don't like Communism for obvious reasons, and neither do I like true Socialism because it is an extension of Communism, however even I know that
not everyone who subscribes to one denomination of Socialism is "an evil Communist" yet every time members like me try to show the parallels between
some of the laws, and policies being implemented, and now more so, with Communism almost immediately someone has to make some claim about
Every time a member such as me try to post of our experiences in Communism there are those in the left who claim "is all lies" or "you are a paid
government agent" or some such claim.
The same happens with other topics such as "Global Warming/Climate Change".
I have seen the threads of members who do nothing but belittle others for their beliefs. Yes this does happen also in the UFO section, and on the
predictions forum among others.
This happens in every community and public forum because we are all different people. This is the one reason why a One World Government, and One
World Economy will never truly work unless it is a complete dictatorship and that seems to be the goal that the elite want for us.
However, starting a thread, and like other members pointed out, complaining about "the political right" and labeling everyone who is in one or
another denomination of it as a "mindless zombie" or making other belittling insults and then asking, or implying that "something must be done
about this people" meanwhile you do the same thing that you are complaining about is nothing more than hypocresy imo.
People of ALL political denominations, even if they don't want to belong to one should be able to participate in discussions in the forums as long as
they are civil.
What shouldn't happen is the name calling, and mudslinging that occurs, and even I have to be blamed for responding to the insults of some members by
throwing similar insults back at the attacker, and/or making sarcastic remarks because whether I want to admit it or not I am a culmination of the
experiences I have had in life and so is everyone else, so we all get different methods to deal with those that attack us.
[edit on 10-8-2009 by ElectricUniverse]