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    Re: Boston Civilian Hero was Beat by 'Patriot' group

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I doubt it, that's why this thread is another veiled attack on the Right.
    It's just an example I used to make a point, if it makes it easier to understand than remove any mention of politics from the story and you have a guy who was beat and utterly disrespected for what he believed in, probably called Un-American, but when things really got bad he acted like a hero. The idea of the topic is to try and encourage people to not focus so much on the political differences that they don't see anything else, we don't need to dehumanize each other for our politics because when things really matter we're all on the same side. And when we focus on that positive aspect a little more it hopefully will reduce the amount of out right angry and sometimes I think hatred and goes for "political discourse" in this country.

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    Re: Boston Civilian Hero was Beat by 'Patriot' group

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    It's just an example I used to make a point, if it makes it easier to understand than remove any mention of politics from the story and you have a guy who was beat and utterly disrespected for what he believed in, probably called Un-American, but when things really got bad he acted like a hero. The idea of the topic is to try and encourage people to not focus so much on the political differences that they don't see anything else, we don't need to dehumanize each other for our politics because when things really matter we're all on the same side. And when we focus on that positive aspect a little more it hopefully will reduce the amount of out right angry and sometimes I think hatred and goes for "political discourse" in this country.
    The guy should never have been beaten, that's a given. However, his actions at the Boston tragedy do not say anything, or ameliorate his actions elsewhere.

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    Re: Boston Civilian Hero was Beat by 'Patriot' group

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    The guy should never have been beaten, that's a given. However, his actions at the Boston tragedy do not say anything, or ameliorate his actions elsewhere.
    Its not about "making up for something" that's the wrong kind of attitude to have, its about trying to view people you may have many political differences with is a more positive light by remembering the things we all have in common.

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    Re: Boston Civilian Hero was Beat by 'Patriot' group

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Its not about "making up for something" that's the wrong kind of attitude to have, its about trying to view people you may have many political differences with is a more positive light by remembering the things we all have in common.
    Yeah, but that doesn't meet with the reality that we have political differences despite the fact we all (or most of us) have many things in common. Even the extreme leftist and the extreme rightist shouting at one another across the picket lies have things in common. Doesn't make the differnces they do have any less different.

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    Re: Boston Civilian Hero was Beat by 'Patriot' group

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Its not about "making up for something" that's the wrong kind of attitude to have, its about trying to view people you may have many political differences with is a more positive light by remembering the things we all have in common.
    Why would I want to view those that want to destroy the Constitution and the possibility of a good future for my kids, in a positive light?
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    Re: Boston Civilian Hero was Beat by 'Patriot' group

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Why would I want to view those that want to destroy the Constitution and the possibility of a good future for my kids, in a positive light?
    Since you probably voted Republican, my guess is that you voted for some of them.


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    Re: Boston Civilian Hero was Beat by 'Patriot' group

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Why would I want to view those that want to destroy the Constitution and the possibility of a good future for my kids, in a positive light?
    Because no one wants to really destroy the future of any children, that's just rhetoric we throw around.

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    Re: Boston Civilian Hero was Beat by 'Patriot' group

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Since you probably voted Republican, my guess is that you voted for some of them.
    Spin fail.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Because no one wants to really destroy the future of any children, that's just rhetoric we throw around.
    The economic destruction of the nation is more a reality than 'those nra people want kids to die'..
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    Re: Boston Civilian Hero was Beat by 'Patriot' group

    Wow, way to totally ignore the message in the OP, because no way can diehard partisians even consider the possibility that those on the other side of the aisle are actual, you know, people instead of "the enemy who must be crushed."

    I can't believe that some people are so insecure or just plain rabid, that they can't even allow a "liberal" to be praised for good works without trying to turn an uplifting, feel-good thread into a hyper-partisian food fight.

    Personally, I can't even fathom what it must feel like to live with such all-consuming hatred based on nothing more than differing ideologies. It really does pervert the meaning of "humanity."

    /rant

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    Re: Boston Civilian Hero was Beat by 'Patriot' group

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Its not about "making up for something" that's the wrong kind of attitude to have, its about trying to view people you may have many political differences with is a more positive light by remembering the things we all have in common.
    Remember your flowery words here the next time you are trashing all pro gun folks in the gun control forum.

    Leopards do not change their spots, and neither will you, but feel free to prove me wrong.

    You will continue to reap what you sow.

    If you are actually honest about this thread, prove it with your own acceptance and civility going forward.
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