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#303383 - 10/07/17 01:20 PM Re: Dennis Prager: The Greatest Libel Since the Blood Libel [Re: rporter314]
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As a general trait, I'd say Regressives do not see beyond the tip of their pointy little noses...
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#303384 - 10/07/17 02:18 PM Re: Dennis Prager: The Greatest Libel Since the Blood Libel [Re: Golem]
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for the most part logT i agree

maybe the Koch bros have a 5 year plan ... 7 year ... 10 year plan to completely destroy America as I know it
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#303385 - 10/07/17 02:24 PM Re: Dennis Prager: The Greatest Libel Since the Blood Libel [Re: Golem]
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I think the way that we've gotten to this pass where facts don't align with reality is this: people in general, and conservatives in particular, tend to belittle or ignore facts that do not align with their way of thinking. As the evidence in various fields have turned against them, they've had to ignore more and more of reality - from evolution, to the environment, to economics, to social reality, etc., etc. It's simply gotten to the point where nothing they believe is true anymore, so they've had a complete break with reality.
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#303386 - 10/07/17 02:36 PM Re: Dennis Prager: The Greatest Libel Since the Blood Libel [Re: NW Ponderer]
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I am witnessing their turning away from traditional news sources (flawed though they may be) to a reliance on social media, where one can choose to only see what one agrees with. Twitter, and other internet media, allows both a microphone to any idiot with an opinion, and an audience for any idiot. The feedback loop is getting to be an intolerable level of screeching. It is Trump's ecosystem.
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#303390 - 10/07/17 07:04 PM Re: Dennis Prager: The Greatest Libel Since the Blood Libel [Re: Golem]
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The dream of a few of us of a feudal society in which they are on top and everyone else is a serf, is a fantasy. Among other problems is that America is vastly armed: Non-one percenters have guns. A lot of them. They readily form militias that will carry out what they see as justice when official justice breaks down.

Before they can get anywhere near their fantasy, someone will come and kill them. In the 60's all it took was a very few Black Panther Party members brandishing weapons and televising their rhetoric, and society changed completely for decades to make things easier for the lowest members of our society.

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#303393 - 10/07/17 09:06 PM Re: Dennis Prager: The Greatest Libel Since the Blood Libel [Re: Golem]
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PIA, the Right saw through that ruse long ago when they started furiously pumping the tiny handful of "New Black Panther Party" members (two to be exact) practicing their intimidation skills at a polling place.
The NEW Black Panther Party is so diametrically opposed to the original Black Panthers that the surviving members attempted to sue the NBPP in order to prevent them from using the name.
They lost that suit, unfortunately but they made their disgust known:

Criticism by former members of the original Black Panther Party

All the Right had to do was keep pumping and pimping the NBPP until they overwhelmed the tiny tide of debunking that attempted to set the record straight. Their lies traveled halfway round the world while truth was still strapping her boots on.

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