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jgw #335168 08/21/21 10:53 PM
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Don’t know if any of you are familiar with Beau of the Fifth Column. He’s a political journalist/vlogger. He’s interesting and has generally researched everything he talks about.

This is a link to one of his pieces. Someone told him that in order to be fair, he needed to provide advice to anti-vaxxers. And so he did. I think it’s pretty good advice.

Beau of the Fifth Column


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He looks pretty scary but his posts are quite reasonable. I've enjoyed them for some time.


We're flying electric helicopters on Mars yet you can't turn on your clothes dryer in Texas. That's because scientists are in charge of Mars, and Republicans are in charge of Texas.
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Hmmm. I just googled him (been meaning to do that) and he has an interesting background…including some prison time for illegally bring young Eastern Europeans to Florida to work as maids. (I’ll admit this one bothers me more than a little.)

There are a lot of different opinions about him, which I wasn’t really expecting.


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I guess that depends on what his motivation was in doing that. "Sex slaves" versus "humanitarian rescue for war orphans" are two very different kettles of fish.


We're flying electric helicopters on Mars yet you can't turn on your clothes dryer in Texas. That's because scientists are in charge of Mars, and Republicans are in charge of Texas.
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Yep. And it one of those stories where it could be very hard, possibly impossible, to get an impartial look.


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Um...to be fair...anywhere men are concerned, sex is a primal motivating factor.

The males of our species are brutes. Sexual predators from an early age. Some are more dangerous than others, more aggressive...

None are to be trusted.

Hopefully, he was kind.


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Just a note: sexual predators are not kind. If they were, they wouldn’t be predators.

This guy wasn’t convicted of a personal attack. He assisted some women in entering the US illegally and helped them get work as maids (in Florida.) To me it seems possible to read between the lines, but that doesn’t jibe with his actual conviction.

And I think you’re being too hard on men. Of the men I’ve known, only four have been what I would call predators. The rest were civilized.

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Most child molesters in the US are family members who cultivate "a special relationship" with their younger relations. This almost never involves being aggressive or threatening their victims. It's all about "kindness"! More likely treats, praise, special "just for two" outings, etc. Other family members see it positively, as a strong bond between an adult man and his niece, or whatever. Until the actual relationship comes out, of course.

Are they predators? Of course they are! Just sophisticated predators who know kindness works better than aggression.


We're flying electric helicopters on Mars yet you can't turn on your clothes dryer in Texas. That's because scientists are in charge of Mars, and Republicans are in charge of Texas.
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Pondering, that is anything but kindness. The good of the child is not considered. It’s manipulation for the pleasure of the perpetrator. It Is, again, anything BUT kindness.

What it looks like is absolutely not important. The intention, and the action, and the damage are.

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Post deleted. It was a personal story and I don’t like making an argument that way.

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