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    Re: Vets take down barricades in Washington

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    This doesn't make a lick of sense, and it makes even less sense when taken in the context of the conversation between Gardener and I.
    When policies and theories fail there is usually a great deal of denial from those who originally supported them. They either say there weren't employed properly or deny their involvement. We see that repeatedly.

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    Re: Vets take down barricades in Washington

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    They certainly did. They'd fought a Civil War against it and the Democrats just 50 years earlier.
    So the North was "conservative," and the South was "liberal?"

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    Do you also realize how the left tends to hyperbole?
    Now it's hyperbole that's exclusive province of "the left." And around and around we go.
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    Re: Vets take down barricades in Washington

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    Perhaps those who aren't 'of the left' have simply grown tired of these accusations of 'racism' when politics are discussed. Even criticizing the jackass in the White House is being called racist. That is the last refuge of those who still insist on defending failed political theories and policies.
    Please link to where I called conservatives racist, or said that any criticism of Obama is racist. I'll wait.
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    Re: Vets take down barricades in Washington

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    When policies and theories fail there is usually a great deal of denial from those who originally supported them. They either say there weren't employed properly or deny their involvement. We see that repeatedly.
    This really doesn't make much sense either. It's like, in Grantland, pointing out when a conservative is wrong is just trying to whitewash liberal perfidy.

    I really get the feeling you have a very warped understanding of the "left-right" political dichotomy. In your view, everything bad is "left," and you work from there. You're doing it wrong.
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    Re: Vets take down barricades in Washington

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Interesting you left out the CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations) now part the AFL-CIO.

    In 1941 the CIO organized wild cat strikes on the docks and war plants all across America to stop war supplies from reaching Great Britain during the "Battle of Britain."
    The most famous would probably be the strike at North American Aviation in 1941 who were manufacturing P-51's for the RAF. President Roosevelt had to send in the U.S. Army and send the workers back to work at bayonet point.

    But soon after comrade Hitler would buggerize fellow comrade Stalin and attack the Soviet Union.

    This caused the political left in America to go totally berserk. "How could one fellow socialist comrade (Hitler) attack another socialist comrade (Stalin) !!! " Remember that Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union were allies up to this time.

    The political left had to think fast and distance themselves from Hitler and the Nationalist Socialist Party. They had to resort to revisionism to hide their connections to their fellow socialist comrade Hitler.

    One of the first things that needed to be done was to stop school children using the "Bellamy salute" (aka the Nazi salute) while pledging their allegiance to the flag. Bellamy was an American socialist who authored the Pledge to Allegiance in America. You see, there are two types of socialism, internationalist and nationalist. Progressive socialist until recently were nationalist socialist like the Nazi Nationalist Socialist Party.

    Pick up a history book published before 1940 and the Nazis were labeled left wing not right wing. Revisionism would rewrite the history so the political left could hide their connections to Nazism.

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    Re: Vets take down barricades in Washington

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    So the North was "conservative," and the South was "liberal?"
    It was Republican versus Democrat. Do you really believe Democrats are 'liberal' in the traditional sense?
    Now it's hyperbole that's exclusive province of "the left." And around and around we go.
    In fact I never said that, which makes genuine debate with a 'liberal' etc. quite difficult.

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    Re: Vets take down barricades in Washington

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I don't think that's remotely true either. This conversation isn't and hasn't been about "all tea partiers are racist." This is a stupid pissing match after I made an offhanded comment with a derisive nickname toward Sarah Palin and Grant and Jack Hays went off the deep end.
    I merely noted your comment was representative of the customary misogyny of the left.
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    Re: Vets take down barricades in Washington

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Please link to where I called conservatives racist, or said that any criticism of Obama is racist. I'll wait.
    My God, man!! Where did I say you called conservatives racist?? It was an observation and, I believe, an honest one. You cn see it on this thread. Captain Courtesy (??) said conservatives were stormfront and another said the Tea Party was racist, and so it goes. I don;t know whether these people are stupid or just don't have a regard for the facts.

    Please respond only to what I say and not what you think I may have implied. It makes debate so much easier.

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    Re: Vets take down barricades in Washington

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Interesting you left out the CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations) now part the AFL-CIO.

    In 1941 the CIO organized wild cat strikes on the docks and war plants all across America to stop war supplies from reaching Great Britain during the "Battle of Britain."
    The most famous would probably be the strike at North American Aviation in 1941 who were manufacturing P-51's for the RAF. President Roosevelt had to send in the U.S. Army and send the workers back to work at bayonet point.

    But soon after comrade Hitler would buggerize fellow comrade Stalin and attack the Soviet Union.

    This caused the political left in America to go totally berserk. "How could one fellow socialist comrade (Hitler) attack another socialist comrade (Stalin) !!! " Remember that Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union were allies up to this time.

    The political left had to think fast and distance themselves from Hitler and the Nationalist Socialist Party. They had to resort to revisionism to hide their connections to their fellow socialist comrade Hitler.

    One of the first things that needed to be done was to stop school children using the "Bellamy salute" (aka the Nazi salute) while pledging their allegiance to the flag. Bellamy was an American socialist who authored the Pledge to Allegiance in America. You see, there are two types of socialism, internationalist and nationalist. Progressive socialist until recently were nationalist socialist like the Nazi Nationalist Socialist Party.

    Pick up a history book published before 1940 and the Nazis were labeled left wing not right wing. Revisionism would rewrite the history so the political left could hide their connections to Nazism.
    Well, that's certainly one way to look at it. It would be wrong, of course, but that's one way to look at it.

    The Battle of Britain was 1940, not 1941, and for the most part labor didn't want much part of the war. But you're simply making stuff up about the labor unions idolizing Hitler in anyway. Hitler WAS NOT A SOCIALIST and was not liked by socialists, no matter how many times you want to repeat that lie. Talk about revisionism. Yeesh.

    You are simply fabricating things out of thin air or, more likely, regurgitating what some nimrod fabricated out of thin air.

    As for the Bellamy salute, you're really reaching. The Bellamy salute was adopted in the U.S. in 1892, and a similar salute was co-opted by the Italian fascists and the Nazis in the 1920s and 1930s. It was eliminated when the U.S. amended the Flag Code in 1942 and replaced it with the hand-over-heart gesture -- yes, something that was probably done to divorce itself from association with the Nazis and fascists, but if you think this was some move by the "political left" to whitewash their admiration for Hitler, you're smoking some serious funny stuff.

    Bellamy salute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Mitt Romney’s misfire on the national anthem - The Washington Post

    (Ignore the Romney stuff at the top; the actual history of the Bellamy salute, as opposed to APACHERAT's made-up version, is lower in the article)

    The flag code was codified into law during Roosevelt’s presidency but he appears to have had little to do with it. Certainly, the hand-over-heart salute was not done “in honor of the blood that was being shed by our sons and daughters in far of places,” as Romney put it.

    The problem was the salute that had been traditionally associated with the pledge had begun to look very much like the Nazi salute — and the United States was then at war with Germany.

    Francis Bellamy, who wrote the pledge in 1892, had included instructions for the salute while reciting the pledge. For decades, children were taught to salute the flag with their arms straight out, with the palm up. (Click here for images.)

    Years later, German Nazis and Italian fascists adopted salutes that looked similar to the Bellamy salute. Increasingly, some school districts, especially in New York, became uncomfortable with using the Bellamy salute, according to Richard J. Ellis, a professor at Willamette University, in his 2005 book, “To the Flag: The Unlikely History of the Pledge of Allegiance.”

    Some school districts dropped the Bellamy salute, but it did not become an issue until Congress in June of 1942 passed a law mandating the Bellamy salute for use with the pledge. Suddenly, school districts found themselves not in compliance with the law and backlash developed.

    (There was also a counter backlash, led by the Daughters of the American Revolution, which decried changing an American tradition in response to the “propaganda [of] alien foes.”)

    Ultimately, Congress amended the law just six months later, in December of 1942, and adopted what was known as the “hand-over-heart” salute, supposedly attributed to President Abraham Lincoln.

    Ellis credits the inclusion of the “Lincoln salute” to the lobbying work of Gridley Adams, then head of the United States Flag Foundation. Adams was especially upset that the original version of the law said the U.S. flag always needed to be on a staff or hung flat against a wall — which had hurt flag sales. (Adams had promoted a flag that could be hung on a hook.) Ellis suggests Adams “seriously misled” Congress about whether the Lincoln salute had even been discussed at a 1924 flag conference that helped determine much of the flag code.

    Roosevelt’s role, if any, appears to have been minimal, notwithstanding a Wikipedia entry that, without citing a source, says he was responsible for the shift. (Roosevelt, after all, also had signed the first piece of legislation, which mandated the Bellamy salute with the pledge.)

    Ellis, in an e-mail, said he was unaware of “any such declaration by him [FDR] or anybody in his administration” to call for Americans to put their hands over their hearts during the National Anthem. He noted that one historian wrote that the Star-Spangled Banner, which made its first appearance at a sporting event during the 1918 World Series, became ubiquitous during World War II in movie theaters and sporting events — especially because team owners did not want anyone to question the patriotism of the athletes who had not joined the military.
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    Re: Vets take down barricades in Washington

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    My God, man!! Where did I say you called conservatives racist?? It was an observation and, I believe, an honest one. You cn see it on this thread. Captain Courtesy (??) said conservatives were stormfront and another said the Tea Party was racist, and so it goes. I don;t know whether these people are stupid or just don't have a regard for the facts.

    Please respond only to what I say and not what you think I may have implied. It makes debate so much easier.

    Dinnertime. Enjoy a good evening!
    No, CC did not say that "conservatives were Stormfront." He said that "Stormfront is conservative." Very, very fringe conservative and probably not the best example for that point in the discussion.
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