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    It's tiresome educating people on this. The vast majority of black congresspeople and black Americans in office are Democrats, the black Democrat who ran against DeSantis in 2018 was against requiring felons to pay fines, but herp derp mcslurp, I'm sure they were fucking themselves over the past 100 years amirite? Reminds me of this meme.
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    Didn’t we make an entire thread so for you to post how much better your government is than ours
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    OAN just lost a defamation case in court against MSNBC and because it was in CA they were forced to pay MSNBCs legal fees, lol.
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    That lady was trying to get a black man killed, straight up. She knew exactly what she was doing.
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    Bragging about selling out two of the all time great movies. Try harder. Get people to buy tickets to shit movies and then I’ll be impressed. You sell out Ready to Rumble starring David Arquette, then I’ll give you props.
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    I do this a lot. I'm always going to have a twang to people who aren't from the South, but it becomes more pronounced, depending on who I'm around. I don't even really do it consciously. It's called code switching.
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    If anyone is actually really interested in the party switch, here is some reading: Hubert Humphrey's 1948 DNC Convention Speech https://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/huberthumphey1948dnc.html "My friends, to those who say that we are rushing this issue of civil rights, I say to them we are 172 years late. To those who say that this civil-rights program is an infringement on states’ rights, I say this: The time has arrived in America for the Democratic Party to get out of the shadow of states' rights and to walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights. People -- human beings -- this is the issue of the 20th century. People of all kinds -- all sorts of people -- and these people are looking to America for leadership, and they’re looking to America for precept and example." This speech caused Strom Thurmond to storm out of the convention and run as a Dixiecrat on a platform of segregation. Thurmond of course, would later become a Republican (remember when Trent Lott had to step down as Majority Leader when he said the country would be better off if Thurmond won??? Different times man). Next, Jackie Robinson (yes, that Jackie Robinson!) and Barry Goldwater https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-jackie-robinson-100-politics-mlk-nixon-0131-20190130-story.html "But Republican leaders weren’t looking for a black messiah, and in the following year, Robinson implored Nixon to counter Barry Goldwater’s white-centered politics. “We’re not going to get the Negro vote as a bloc in 1964 and 1968, so we ought to go hunting where the ducks are,” Goldwater had said. That divisive statement, Robinson wrote Nixon, “will be Republican policy until someone other than Goldwater vigorously denies that the Republican Party is not interested in the Negro vote.” Nixon did not come through, and Robinson’s disappointment only deepened when the Republicans nominated Goldwater for president in 1964. “His candidacy reeks with prejudice and bigotry,” Robinson wrote. Warning that Republicans were forming a “white man’s party,” Robinson then supported the Democratic Lyndon Johnson-Hubert Humphrey ticket in 1964. But he drifted back to the Republican fold once again in the mid-1960s, this time focusing his lobbying efforts on his all-time favorite politician, Republican governor Nelson Rockefeller of New York. “The sooner there is a strong two-party system in New York as well as nationwide, the sooner we get our rights,” he penned to Rockefeller in 1965." Robinson would later support some other Republicans, but he recognized how terrible Goldwater was for the party. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/03/goldwater-jackie-robinson/474498/ This article has a lot of good quotes from black newspapers during the time. “During my life, I have had a few nightmares which happened to me while I was wide awake,” Robinson wrote in 1967. “One of them was the National Republican Convention in San Francisco, which produced the greatest disaster the Republican Party has ever known—Nominee Barry Goldwater.” Robinson, a loyal Republican who campaigned for Richard Nixon in 1960, was shocked and saddened by the racism and lack of civility he witnessed at the 1964 convention. As the historian Leah Wright Rigueur describes in The Loneliness of the Black Republican, black delegates were verbally assaulted and threatened with violence by Goldwater supporters. William Young, a Pennsylvania delegate, had his suit set on fire and was told to “keep in your own place” by his assailant. “They call you ‘nigger,’ push you and step on your feet,” New Jersey delegate George Fleming told the Associated Press. “I had to leave to keep my self-respect.” As the Draft Goldwater campaign expanded in early 1963, the editors at the Chicago Defender warned that Goldwater’s “brand of demagoguery has a special appeal to ultra conservative Republicans” and that he “cannot be laughed off as a serious possibility as is being done in some quarters unfriendly to him.” After the 1964 Republican National Convention, the Defender suggested, “Goldwater in the White House would be a nightmare from which the nation and the world would not soon recover.” Another editorial two days later struck a stronger tone: “The conviction is universal that Goldwater represents the most diabolical force that has ever captured the leadership of the Republican Party. After 108 years of exhortation to freedom, liberty, and justice, the GOP now becomes the label under which Fascism is oozed into the mainstream of American politics.” (pretty fucking prescient, eh?) And last, for anyone who still thinks the Civil War wasn't about slavery, let me present the Cornerstone Speech, by the Confederate Vice President, Alexander Stephens https://www.battlefields.org/learn/primary-sources/cornerstone-speech "Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth." "It is, indeed, in conformity with the ordinance of the Creator. It is not for us to inquire into the wisdom of His ordinances, or to question them. For His own purposes, He has made one race to differ from another, as He has made "one star to differ from another star in glory." The great objects of humanity are best attained when there is conformity to His laws and decrees, in the formation of governments as well as in all things else. Our confederacy is founded upon principles in strict conformity with these laws. This stone which was rejected by the first builders "is become the chief of the corner" the real "corner-stone" in our new edifice."
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    Someone on reddit made the comparison to WWII. Imagine if the GOP had been Churchill's opposition during the Blitz. "It's my RIGHT to keep my lights on at night. If I don't have that freedom then Hitler deserves to win!" "I saw a Facebook post that everyone who hates Churchill and his tyranny should turn all their lights on tonight and give the finger to the German planes. That will show them, and is better than anything the scientists want!"
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    The Matrix doesn’t have a single interpretation. I think pretending that The Matrix can only represent one thing and one thing only takes away the beauty of that movie. There’s so much going on that it’s possible to have completely different, yet still valid, takeaways.. There’s enough religious symbolism and nods to suggest its a story about spiritual enlightenment, for example. However, one can’t deny that The Wachowski’s experiences as queer people played a big part in the the themes they were trying to express. Switch was originally supposed to be a different gender in The Matrix than in the real world, which would have been the most obvious evidence if the studio didn’t force that change. Also, one the sisters Has talked about how she nearly committed suicided by letting a train run her over. She mentions how she had so much shame about her identity but on the train tracks she had an awakening on who she was - she regained the will to live. The movie’s turning point is on the train tracks. It’s when Neo truly becomes the one. Agent Smith is holding him down and trying to let the subway run them over before Neo truly believes in himself and is the one. It’s where he truly adopts his new identity as Neo - he even corrects Agent Smith by saying “My name is Neo!” before becoming self-actualized.
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    I think the only real way to interpret these rants against mail-in voting are as attempts to lay the groundwork for doing exactly that if he loses.
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    AR-15s returning to the wild. Nature is healing.
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    "Break"?!? These companies are overwhelmingly dominated by caucasian techno-libertarians who more than likely share a HELLUVA LOT of the ideology of the Republican Party. They'll sooner kowtow to whatever inane "Social Media Fair Use Doctrine" they come up with than "break".
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    Have you ever heard the Tragedy of Darth Karen the Wise? I thought not it's a Sith legend.
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    Biden wears a mask while outside of his home, but not inside his home. Very curious
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    They could make Solo 2 about him and Chewie trying to get Chewie home in time for a special holiday to see his family.
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    Sold out both Jurassic Park and Raiders of the Lost Ark tonight. And this documentary shooting stuff is crazy. A hard working crew.
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    The democrats of today aren't really even the democrats of ten years ago
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    I'll try to sum this up now that I've completed the game. If someone reading this thread even remotely likes FF7's cast of characters, just go buy the game. The remake does a superb job in this department, taking what was already good and making it that much stronger. But yes, as a forewarning the plot takes some abstract turns with creative liberties, especially as you approach the end. The original FFVII was not as "out-there" this early into the story. Not everyone will be on board with that. No matter, the FFVII Remake is still a clear return to form for Square and the Final Fantasy franchise. Don't bother listening to anyone suggesting otherwise until you play through the game and form your own opinions.
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    Ann Coulter supports Jeff Sessions in the Alabama Senate race. Sessions sucks and is a racist, so that's not a surprise. That's why the great meltdown Coulter had over "disloyal actual retard" Trump supporting Sessions' opponent is so uplifting to the nation's spirits. All the time she spent writing this book.
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    One final viral infusion: Trump’s move to block travel from Europe triggered chaos and a surge of passengers from the outbreak’s center Remember the pictures of mob scenes at the airports of Americans racing to get home to keep from being stranded in Europe for a month or more because Trump's unclear-as-usual messaging made everyone think that's what the European travel ban meant? Go figure, that just made a bunch of sick people rush home.
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    The plane was on the way from Lahore to Karachi. It could not land on the first attempt due to a malfunction in the landing system. On the second pass, both engines failed and the plane went down. My wife's parents and brother live about 5 minutes away from where the crash happened. They are completely fine, thankfully!
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    Most, sure. However, the reason Israel is so important in American politics is because of the Evangelical support of the GOP. Israel would just be some other random country Americans could barely locate on a map if it weren't for this very large segment of the GOP base. There is literally no other reason for Americans to care enough for their support to be a major party of the GOP's identity. If not for some end times prophecy, at the very least these folks would think that being an enemy of Israel would them than an enemy of God.
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    Yes, but the Bible does, and it even spells his name right!
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    Ah thank you guys for the info. This was like a snowball effect for me... I mean, I've been wanting to ask and find out for a long time, but felt overwhelmed at what seemed like a deep, long history and embarrassed to ask. Over time, the feelings just kept getting bigger. @Emperor Diocletian II, I believe I will take the time to check out the podcast, thank you!
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    OLOLOLOLOOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLO How the hell could anyone say that out loud or be on the receiving end of it with a straight face is absolutely beyond me. I DEFINITELY wouldn't be able to stop myself doubling-over in sheer hysterical laughter.
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    In reality, the current situation effectively begins towards the end of the First World War when the British promised the territory that is now Israel, the Palestinian territories, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the Arab tribes in exchange for their help in defeating the Ottoman Empire. The problem is that the British also promised the same territory as a "national home for the Jewish people" in the Balfour Declaration of 1917. This is after the British command in the Middle East explicitly promised to the Arab tribes that there would never be a "Jewish homeland" in Palestine. This endorsement of "Zionism" led to the significant emigration of European Jews to Palestine (largely due to rising anti-Semitism in Europe, especially in Germany and Russia) and the subsequent tensions and eventual displacement of the local Palestinian population, culminating in the declaration of independence of the State of Israel in 1948. To summarize, the current mess is largely -- if not ENTIRELY -- the fault of the British Empire.
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    The medias greatest trick is pretending that some stupid conservative antic actually portrays the mainstream view. In reality, their tilted coverage helps to push the narrative to make it mainstream.
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