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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    eh, people are jealous of the rich, big deal. they get the consolation prize of being rich. if a paper pisses them off, they could buy it and shut it down if it bothers them so much.

    also, the rich have it pretty good. if we were monkeys and two monkeys had a corner on the banana market in the jungle, those two monkeys would get straight up killed and eaten by the rest. America's rich only have to endure jealousy. i'd be enduring that jealousy in my vintage XKE while flipping toggle switches that must do something or other. i'm sure it's still good to be king.
    Can you not see the jealousy in your own caricature here? What did these people do to you, for you to display such contempt?
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Well, how else could you pick on the rich?
    Why should you want to?

    Perhaps that lobotomy wasn't as successful as you had hoped. Although
    Care to explain what you mean here?
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    I don't even know what's being argued here, j-mac, what are you even trying to say?
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    Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi perse...

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Too late by then...Would you enjoy seeing that take place?
    Obviously, I wouldn't, but at the same time there is no reason to believe a crystal night will ever happen. We have has rhetoric against the rich since the beginning of this country and in historical cases (such as the Great Depression) that rhetoric has been much more aggressive than it is now. Heck, there is grumbling about everything in this country. This grumbling is no more special than any other.

    Second of all, you can be up and alarmed all you want, but I am not willing to infringe on first amendment rights because of a what if. That kind of idiotic thinking got us embroiled in Iraq for example, going after a "might be". I am happy to prosecute laws as they are actually broken.

    Lastly, life is risk. I could just as easily say that a meteor could fall any day and accuse you of being an accomplice if you don't support giving nasa giant lasers and missiles. Don't play that game.

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Too late by then...Would you enjoy seeing that take place?
    Any comparison to the nazis has to involve comiting atrocities on par with the nazis worst atrocities. To call someone a nazi just because you disagree with his position is a disservice to all those who died under the regime.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    How many were killed during the occupy movement again?
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    How many were killed during the occupy movement again?
    If you are counting instances if dignity, lots of casualties

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi perse...

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Obviously, I wouldn't...
    If it were obvious, I wouldn't have asked.

    ...but at the same time there is no reason to believe a crystal night will ever happen. We have has rhetoric against the rich since the beginning of this country and in historical cases (such as the Great Depression) that rhetoric has been much more aggressive than it is now.
    People are different now than they were then as well...IMHO, there is a general lack of core morality simmering that wasn't there then.

    Second of all, you can be up and alarmed all you want, but I am not willing to infringe on first amendment rights because of a what if. That kind of idiotic thinking got us embroiled in Iraq for example, going after a "might be". I am happy to prosecute laws as they are actually broken.
    Come on! Does everything have to tie into Iraq for you progressives? I mean jeeze, you guys got your man in, and he did what you wanted, that was to abandon any victories there, and give up so let it go...As far as infringing on the 1st amendment, so far they haven't, but I will note that you will wait to see violence take place before getting upset....I wonder though, how it would be if instead of the rich we were talking about, it was progressives, and there were throngs of people talking about how progressives should just commit suicide, and how they don't deserve to live etc....Would you then, as a progressive yourself be so willing to wait to see if something happened?

    Lastly, life is risk. I could just as easily say that a meteor could fall any day and accuse you of being an accomplice if you don't support giving nasa giant lasers and missiles. Don't play that game.
    Your ambivalence can only give you comfort because you agree with them...Wait until "rich" is described as what you have.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    How many were killed during the occupy movement again?
    Occupy movement, a loose band of folks who felt it better to pitch up tents instead of turning anything into political action vs. A governing group who's clear intention was to cause harm to jews using the full force of the state and dedicated military units specifically trained to hunt down, murder, enslave and exterminate people of a specific ethnic group.

    YEAH!

    That's totally the same j-mac

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Any comparison to the nazis has to involve comiting atrocities on par with the nazis worst atrocities. To call someone a nazi just because you disagree with his position is a disservice to all those who died under the regime.
    As jmotivator already pointed out, Nazi Germany didn't just erupt in Krysatal Nacht as a spontaneous event, it was a build up of years of demonetization that preceded it....
    Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

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