posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 03:02 AM
reply to post by charles1952
I thought you were saying that minorities were usually supported by liberals regardless of their beliefs. Therefore, usually, attacks on a
minority member were from conservatives. I thought that followed reasonably logically. Do you object?
Are we in court? Can I object? I never once said "attacks on minority members were from conservatives". What I said was you are making a blanket
assertion - that any attack, be it by a liberal or conservative, is not an indictment of ALL liberals or conservatives.
I had the impression that minority conservatives were frequently attacked by liberals, and not "usually supported." Then I offered a couple
of examples. I wasn't discussing whether conservatives attacked minorities.
Were they attacked for being minorities? Or for being conservative? Were they "attacked" - i.e., racial slurs, racist slogans, swastikas, etc.? Or
were they disagreed with? I can call out some conservatives, vehemently so, for their viewpoints, which you might think of as an "attack", but it
would never be something along the lines of a racist attack like the KKK or WP movements would use.
As far as your new comments, I don't mind people detesting others, that in itself doesn't make them racist. Nor was I talking about entire
groups. Nor did I say that these vandals were liberal or conservative, because, who knows?
Well here I think we agree. This racist attack was by persons unknown. To blame liberals could be the very intent of such an attack.
I'm speaking as a lifelong Republican. I voted for Reagan, Bush (Sr. and Jr.), and volunteered to campaign against Clinton. But it was the middle of
Bush Jr.'s first term I started to have a change of heart - the GOP today are not even close to being conservatives. They are fascists using social
conservatism as means of hoodwinking the populace while they sell us out.
I refuse to play the blame game. That was too obviously the result the perpetrators hoped to achieve.