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Originally posted by Rasputin13
How absolutely disturbing that the right side of the political spectrum believes that violence is the answer.
I was trying to think of a fitting adjective for the above quote. Words like moronic, idiotic, partisan and stupid came to mind. But such words are inflammatory and unnecessary and would only serve to enforce the already distorted view you clearly have of those on the right. So, I'm going to go with "arrogant" as my final choice.
You basically said that everyone on the right believes that violence is the answer. It's completely rediculous. The overwhelming majority of the right neither condones nor hopes for violence, and it's absurd to claim otherwise.
You call them "freaks", and I'm not sure that I disagree with that sentiment. But people like you, on both sides of the political spectrum, are freaks themselves. You should stop painting people with such a broad brush and remember that we are ALL Americans.
If you are merely talking about people bearing arms, sure that is fine and I support it 100% I am just drawing a parallel between the massive increase in death threats to the president and the fact that people are carrying fire arms to his events. I am in no way saying 'bearing arms' or supporting it makes anyone a freak, I strongly support heir rights. Just so we are clear.
As I admittedly so often fail at clearly saying what i want to, or mean to I feel it is important to take this opportunity to clarify what I intended this thread to point out.
First and foremost I did not want this to be a thread that seeks to paint the 'right' and 'republicans' as all bad. Far from it.
My main goal is to point out the growing insanity that permeates our current political discourse here in the USA.
While right-left and all the other political divides here in the USA have always been at odds there is a growing tension that I fear will lead to violence.
I am worried that our better senses are slipping and we are currently sliding into the dark and terrifying world of extremism that could potentially rip this nation to shreds.
I apologize for not being clear on this in the OP and to anyone who I may have insulted in this clear mistake.
I am really trying to point out the insanity so that we can all clearly identify it and stand together to fight it. We are after all in this mess together.
Originally posted by marg6043
reply to post by Animal
Why will anybody will want to kill an America president, when we all know that they are nothing than figure heads for the enjoyment of the masses the ones that this so call "killers" should be looking at is the shadow government that does the nations governing behind the presidents seat.
population explosion reaches crisis point, fossil fuel technology has to go,and if we all want to keep breathing, world economies must change direction away from oil, and cooperate on many fundamental levels.pollution is the greatest threat to the future,and ithink mr. obama is the only way forward