If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
It's absolutely incredible what behavior against human beings people find tolerable when the human beings in questions hold an opposing viewpoint.
I remember when conservatives were complaining because the tea partiers were frequently depicted as ignorant racists by the media, but pepper-spraying nonviolent protesters whose main complaint is that Wall Street holds too much sway in American politics? Well, that's just okey dokey.
Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.
I am also very wary of people who automatically side with the government, authority, and use of force. When we have swaths of the population defending tyranny, it does not bode well. I am honestly of the opinion now that our country's rights are going to continue to degenerate until open revolt happens. It might take hitting rock bottom before the partisan hacks stop turning to government to uphold their views and quash others.
Noam Chomsky said it best when he said that you must be willing to support the free speech and rights of your most despised political opponents to gather in protest. If you don't believe this, then you don't believe in free speech.
We have people here who think that protesting now means you should quaintly gather and hand out pamphlets. Major protest has never been about civility and not offending people. The whole point is to be ruckus, yet non-violent.
I really think our country has lost its way... and it's going to have dire consequences.
I mean if Crony Capitalism were the solid message then they would be protesting outside 1600 Pennsylvania ave. now wouldn't they?
Nah, this is a bunch of spoiled brats that don't want to pay back their student loans, and think it is unfair that their Bolivian underwater basket weaving degree won't land them a job over 16K