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reply to post by Frankenberg
We all know this power can be abused, sure, we also know the consequences if it's needed and can't be used, maybe, Millions of dead, maybe Tens of millions
Originally posted by seeker1963
reply to post by logicalthinking
A fine example of brainwashing and following the herd of partisanship! I am totally speechless..........
Originally posted by muzzleflash
reply to post by Wonderer2012
I'm sorry but ultimately you cannot blame others for your own statements.
You have the right to remain silent, as anything you say can and will be used against you, etc etc.
We all know the drill.
As an example, it's not Stephen Colbert's fault that he can twist things around and get people to say really stupid things. Smart people say "no comment" when they are ambushed and don't want to have to argue stupid crap.
Then if the person keeps harassing you, request for them to leave you alone, and then if you must, leave to avoid them until they find another target or whatever.
Point is there are all sorts of ways out.
You would think by age 60 someone would know better, living in this country for this long?
How can people possibly get by without knowing any of their rights? In this instance, the right to remain silent. But on the other hand, if he is indignant, than perhaps he is proud of what he said, means it, final story? In that case, than he has the right to state his opinion, but also must face the counter-opinions others will suggest.
Originally posted by Morgenstern89
The fellow in the video was just annoyed that the obnoxious kid with the microphone was back. Who tracks someone down like that? I don't believe for a second that that guy believes what he was saying, but it's certainly going to be portrayed that way. In all likelihood it was an issue he wasn't familiar with and wasn't well equipped enough to answer, but he knew well enough that the kid with the mic had an agenda and he wasn't going to play the game. Towards the end he was just trying to get away, his tone was becoming more and more sarcastic/annoyed, he knew nothing he would say would make a difference.
It's middle school tactics. Anyone who went to middle school probably had, or at the very least, overheard a conversation like this:
"Dude, did you buy that shirt yourself?"
"Dude, are you gay?"
"Dude, are you sure? You look pretty gay to me."
"Yeah, I'm sure."
"You know only gay dudes wear those shirts, right? Are you sure you aren't gay?"
"You know what, sure, yeah, I'm gay, totally gay, ok?"
"DUDE HE JUST ADMITTED HE'S GAY! OH MY GOD DID YOU GUYS HEAR THAT, HE SAID HE'S GAY!?!"
As I said, middle school, immature teenage tactics.
This isn't a case of someone being a "sheep", it's a case of a guy who was trying to mind his own business being pestered by a kid with a microphone. If the interview would have been conducted in a mature fashion I'm sure the conversation would have been much different, perhaps resulting in someones eyes being opened instead of driving them away and leaving them uninformed.