oh, Portland. The left going too far.

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  1. blackfox macrumors 65816

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  2. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    These liberals sipping their Starbucks and fantasizing about violence.
     
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    From the article:

    I learned a phrase yesterday on NPR: Heckler's Veto. I think this is an example of that - the threat of possible violence is enough to shut things down. So, the hecklers win if they get what they want through violence, and the hecklers win if they get what they want through the mere threat of violence.
     
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    this is not liberals this is nut jobs on the left. but I know your brush is the hugest brush of all.
     
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    What a darn shame. Absolutely nobody benefits form this type of behavior. The entire event was cancelled?? :(

    Unlike you, @blackfox, I trend right. But I (like you) would have no problem with members from the other side of the aisle participating in a parade. They aren't doing me any harm.

    The hypocrisy of this type of behavior is unreal. Too much to put into a reasonable-length post. Again, what a darn shame.
     
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    I love irony, never change my friend.

    OR is pretty liberal.
     
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    Ah, Steve. Don't be so quick to attack. I think @Zombie Acorn 's post was supposed to be satirical.

    And left = Liberal = Democrat. The terms are interchangeable these days. Likewise Republican = GOP = conservative.
     
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    well, i do have a lot of hair...get your point.
     
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    you guys ("lefties" in general) are getting the KKK/TEA party treatment that "conservatives" got, welcome to Murika and THANKS for saying it's shameful.
     
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    They shouldn’t have cancelled the event. All the authorities would have to do is drop a few boxes of artisanal donuts on the perimeter and Portland residence would clear the streets and pile on top of them. It isn’t pretty, but it works.
     
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    well, what bothers me with this (and many right-wing escapades) is the sense of entitlement and moral-superiority. This being divorced from any meaningful process to bring ideas to the table and create something. Christ, Portland's city motto is "the city that works"...bloody hilarious.
     
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    humm last time I did it? last time you did it? should we find out??
    actually Oregon is both rural areas can be very republican or at least conservative. but they don't say keep Portland weird for nothing,
     
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    Austin demands reparations...
     
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    Seems like the left is more interested in shutting down anyone that doesn't follow them in lockstep.
     
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    Both extremes of the political spectrum resort to violence, and it's pretty sad.

    Can't just point at the Left or the Right in isolation - both are bad as each other.
     
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    well, yeah. Also a bit ironic to be quasi-fascist to oppose the same. Also lattes though...
     
  17. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    right because all the left was behind this. see your sharing that big brush.
     
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    Not sure what you mean about the ironic bit...
     
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    I just learned from you Stevie.

    The irony is the protesters of the fascists using fascist tactics.
     
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    Cheers.
     
  21. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    all things that go too far to one side seem to be violent politics religion even sports can be.
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    more like Jkcerda since he does it all the time and I don't anymore.
     
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    Seems par for the course. You've got the far-Right parading around with their guns, their "American exceptionalism", their white-power dog whistles; in fact, a whole collection of beliefs and behaviors which implicitly (or explicitly) advocate violence to back up their personal philosophy.

    And, you've got the far-Left, with their organizations preaching subversion, their revolutionaries, their willingness to sacrifice in order to achieve their goals; in fact, a whole collection of beliefs and behaviors which implicitly (or explicitly) advocate violence to back up their personal philosophy.

    It's all the same thing in the end. People who believe in their own philosophy so deeply that they decide it should overrule anyone else's philosophy. To the point of causing harm to others.
     
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    still love you :D
     
  24. blackfox thread starter macrumors 65816

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    indeed.
     
  25. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    The fringe is certainly acting that way. I don't support their acts.

    Conservatives can't be shut out, and shouldn't be vilified. We've been able to work together and move this country forwards for decades ... so long as we don't get lost in obstructionism and violence.
     

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