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The storming of the Bastille! (aka Capitol building) - democracy in action or mob rule?

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by Outcast440, 7 Jan 2021.

  1. Yas786

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    What is really annoying about him @Reality|Bites is that he can’t seem to grasp the simple concept of putting all your thoughts into one post. But nope it’s like he’s talking to himself with his one post after another.
     
  2. Kenai

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    I was starting to wonder if someone's posts weren't showing up for me :p
     
  3. thedoc46

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    Media and big tech. Yeah Trump wasn't the model president. Numerous wife's, bangin' porn stars, all the name calling (some of which was kinda funny) and what not. BUT he did fight for America. He didn't pander to all the wishy washy BS that plagues our society. He thought against illegals. He thought against higher taxes, he didn't care who he upset, and life was pretty good for the middle class living under a Trump presidency. So yeah people are going to get upset, when all they see is druggies and hood thugs being paraded as martyrs, with media smiling like Cheshire cats, everytime a 'supposed peaceful' BLM riot went down. All this cancel culture that's taken us over. They know the media is fake. The last straw that broke the camel's back was on how no-one reported on the Hunter Biden scandal. That was how biased the media and big tech is. Bejing Biden, selling his country out to China and Kommie La Harris will take this country down the crapper for sure. Take one look at the biggest dummycrat state of them all, California to see how it all works out. How to turn a country into a s-hole rule number 1. Charge everyone higher taxes. 2. Give everything away. 3. Pander to the criminals and gang bangers and let them make the rules. 4. Watch all the people with money run for the hills. 5. Sit back and watch your state go down the crapper. The democrats of today are a far cry from the democrats of a even a few yrs back.

    All i can say is America its been a good run.
     
  4. Stretch

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    It reminds me of the end of fight club. Even if Trump came out and admitted the last 4 years have been a complete lie, his supporters would just tap their nose knowingly, before continuing with project mayhem.
     
  5. touch

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    He truly was one of the great thinkers.
     
  6. bloodiedathame

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    Because the 'GREAT' that they're referring to was the USAs big boots stomping over the rest of the world, repeatedly.
     
  7. Reality|Bites

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    and who implied that it meant that?
     
  8. Diddums

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    Ask anyone, they'll tell you what a great thinker he was. Nobody was as good a thinker as he was, everyone agrees.



    It's a bit sad seeing all this going on but I can't say I'm surprised, tensions have been bubbling under the surface for far too long, something had to give eventually. Just a shame it's had to come at the cost of human life, I really hope lessons are learned.
     
  9. bayo000

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    Ever heard of "Edit" button?
     
  10. bloodiedathame

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    That's the clever thing about lines like that, it means different things to different people. To racists it means 'lets treat blacks badly'. To the poor it means better distribution of wealth. To the rich it means less taxes. To the average Joe it means America standing its ground and not cooperating (getting pushed around) with other nations. It's a bit like 'freedom', it means completely different things to different people. But it sounds good. So idiots rally behind it.
     
  11. Rofflay

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    I would rather be friends with a sexist than a traitor. This has been known since the beginning of time the worst quality in any human is treachery. They used to hang you for treason did they ever hang a sexist? A sexist might be born but a traitor is a self chosen path. As far as i am concerned this was a blessing at least other nations might learn from this. I learned a lot about who to ignore as well i filled my ignore list during this whole thing.


    I salute everyone who tried to fight for saving America but the Roman Cato clearly says that no nation can survive treason. You can always sally forth against an enemy at the gate but when they are inside it is too late. We all know now what will happen. The White hating Globalist will now open the borders and cement the reign of the Democrats through immigrant ballots. These people are not even American in the true sense of the word. They played no real part in the founding and building of America. 99% of all the invention and graft was done by White migrants. The trains, The electricity, The skyscrapers, The automobile, The planes they basically built a country to hand over to some Mexican border fence hoppers?


    What history lesson did i learn here? That there is no need to aspire to do anything in this world. Do you want to go from squalor to skyscrapers? Ok forget education and industry. Simply go jump a border fence en masse of a nation who has all of the things you want and work at thier Burger King. Do this with millions of your countrymen and have lots of children and eventually you will outbreed and takeover what they built. And the best bit? You get to keep your own country as well. Thats the truth all these people are eating America but truthfully America might exploit a lot of things but i never heard of mass American migration to take something over. Apart from that one time they took Texas and turned it from unpopulated desert into one of the best places in the world to live.
     
  12. FortuitousFluke

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    Is this a treatment for your screenplay? Sounds pretty cool.

    I would suggest that the Native American population might have something to say about you whitewashing the history of a Country that was LITERALLY founded by takeover via mass migration though. Maybe do some targeted test screenings?
     
  13. Outcast440

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    It's all related.

    Trump is an anti-lockdown supporter - whereas Biden and the Democrats are very pro-lockdown.

    It's left wing authoritarianism that the Capitol stormers were fighting against, amongst other things.
     
  14. touch

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    Other things like democracy.
     
  15. Outcast440

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    Except of course when the West is in favour of it - for example look how the Western nations (usually liberals of some sort) championed mob rule when it came to storming parliaments in places such as Ukraine, Serbia, Egypt, Bolivia, Venezuela etc. Kind of mega hypocrisy here.
     
  16. Mr Badger

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    And with Trump you can be both at the same time.

    My limited understanding of the USA is that they revere the constitution and their democratic institutions and processes. Trump has proven again and again that he is a liar who cares only for himself and is happy to cheat and break the rules and conventions at every stage to serve his own ends, betraying the office of President and his country in the process. About the only thing Trump seems incapable of is admitting to his lies and taking responsibility for his mistakes.
     
  17. Mr Badger

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    Democracy, science and factual reporting. Save us from the tyrannies of objective truth, of democratic process and scientific knowledge. Deliver us into the freedom of personality cult, dictatorship and the abuse of power for personal gain. Our echo chamber of ignorance will shield us from diseases and inconvenient truths!
     
  18. alchal

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    You happen to be Chinese or Russian?
     
  19. Dirk Diggler

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    If you think that's democracy in action then you need to brush up on your Google-Fu.
     
  20. Outcast440

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    So why do Western liberal governments champion this happening in other countries then?