"if only we could be more like China!"
All I can say is isn't it nice that people are no longer forced into freespeech zones like cattle...
Something that I would picture a dicators government doing.
Change sure is great.....
And shouting down politicians? They shout us down all the time, they vote against us and for their pockets all the time. What? They can't handle a little turn about? I think just as nutty, and well more dangerous than some of the crazies on the libertarian/tea party side are those who are so blinded by partisanship that they would never give time of day to opposing arguments. They'll instead search and scrape for whatever scrap of excuse they can use to dismiss the argument right off the bat so they don't have to deal with it. Things such as the group not mattering because they didn't exist back in the day to bitch about previous problems.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
When Republicans were in control anyone that spoke out was stupid.
With Democrats in control anyone that spoke out is stupid.
The difference that I have seen between the two is that in the past 9 months of Obama being President I have seen people described as racist, sexist, brown coats, anti-american, hates america more than I have over the past 2 decades. And not just by other citizens. But even by our own politicians.
While calling the other party names is quite common I think that this year it has gone over board. WAY over board. Never in my life have I been called so many things just because I disagreed with our Presidents policies or disagreed with something that he did in general.
It is truly pathetic...on ALL sides.
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Didn't you know?! It IS already like china. They control the media. They watch you're every move and they'll destroy you in the eyes of the nation. The opposition isn't allowed a voice!
You can be opposition and not a threat to state stability, its not easy. But it can be done.
People in china are free to say that they don't think the party will last (They've told me themselves). China does have freedom of speech. But just like violently farting in a restaurant is impolite, saying certain things is wrong to them and their state. Sure its a silly analogy. But Im in a silly mood.
It was the GOP leadership who were calling the Dems "appeasers" to terrorists and terrorism..in fact it was George Bush himself. That is where this current pack of nutjobs got their credentials.
Yet another reason it is going to take years before ANYBODY takes them seriously again.
Last edited by goldendog; 10-12-09 at 03:50 PM.
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.