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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiva Kaul View Post
    MSU has removed their Vice President of Research, Stephen Hsu, due to his blog posts and podcasts that some people found unbecoming. (Racist, antisemitic, etc.)
    He works at a university. Free-thinking has no place in an environment like that. Crucify him.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Jackson View Post
    Amid all the statue toppling and violence (I stopped counting ~7 days ago at 17 riot deaths) not much is being spoke about the obliteration of the Christian religious Right:
    Bostock & SOGI: A Christian Waterloo | The American Conservative

    It seems like the Republican Party, Conservative media (Breitbart, Daily Caller, etc) and the religious Right are maimed and hobbling around for now, but may not be with us for too much longer. That's what you get for playing nice.

    What's going to fill the void they leave behind?
    The terrorists in San Fran have torn down the statue of Ulysses S Grant. This was the man who led according to our leftist-approved high school and college history classes led anti-slavery forces to victory in battle. Are they still making the claim that racism is the issue?

    The George Washington statue in Portland has been toppled.

    The pawns are attacking everything that is not also a pawn for communism.

    This CEO's statement is emblematic of the response of the Christian right so far: Chick-fil-A CEO suggests white people shine the shoes of black people to express 'shame' over racism - TheBlaze

    Didn't anyone ever teach them about the crusades?

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    The first death (and another in critical condition) has occurred in the totally peaceful US occupied territory.

    https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status...75805603164160

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    I had linked to it in my last post, but... the @UNGenenva account deleted their now infamous tweet, which stated the UN supported terrorist organization AntiFa:
    ‘Defund the UN’? World body blasted after tweeting defense of Antifa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yngvi View Post
    . . . Didn't anyone ever teach them about the crusades? . . .
    This is starting to resemble the Taliban's iconoclasm.

    Or more distantly, with similar inspirations, Pol Pot's killing fields.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Rowe View Post
    I don't even know why we bother to mention this anymore. When Pol Pot decided to cleanse the cities, it was because of his French socialist advisors, and the French have been bully on this sort of crazy since, at least, the Jacobins. The spirit of the mob is as old as humanity, though, and it doesn't give a fuck about listening. It doesn't even care about genocide, famine, and despoiling entire civilizations. It barely notices them as a means to an end -- "Utopia." It's the Avatar of Jealousy and Hubris and Progress. Either everyone from the moderate, populist left (not The Left) to the staunch conservatives seize power through peaceful and valid elections with meaningful legislative reform and shrinking of the federal government in order to restore the sovereignty and rights of the individual -- or it's bloodshed.

    There is no historical example where this is not the case. There's no point in discussing it further -- every sane person is in agreement on the important points or order. The time to speak out about this bullshit has passed. Which is exceptionally painful for me to admit, and I have spent these many days re-examining my own life to figure out where I have also failed. Somewhere between Socrates and Crito it was forgotten to sacrifice the rooster to Asklepios, and so the logos in our country has died. If it dies here, does it die everywhere else in the world?


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    Quote Originally Posted by FatButWeak View Post
    Don't post this comment, but Rip - slow down. Theyre going to come for you. Too much truth. Stop telling it. They came for Glassman. These libtards are evil and you are not below their sights. This isnt our America right now. Im not sure who it belongs to. But its out of our hands. Its not worth it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Jackson View Post
    Rather shocking scenes in Atlanta today. These open carrying "protesters" blocked traffic and shot up a driver with their rifles as he fled.

    Part 1: https://twitter.com/Potatoe_Waffen/s...56909823094789
    Part 2: https://twitter.com/Potatoe_Waffen/s...56993012809728

    To add to today's madness, I present this:
    Lenin statue to be unveiled in Germany despite legal fight | Germany | The Guardian

    and finally this this lovely message from the United Nations:
    https://twitter.com/UNGeneva/status/1274007783864627201

    Not sure voting is going to work this time, lads.
    Quote Originally Posted by VNV View Post
    This is starting to resemble the Taliban's iconoclasm.

    Or more distantly, with similar inspirations, Pol Pot's killing fields.
    It seems to me that the only end to this shit is a coup or a hot war. I've been trying to figure out how this thing is going to play out, but it's just making me more aware of how in-the-dark your average citizen is about what's really going on behind the scenes.

    Military force is justified at this point, but because it's an election year and sending in the army is too big a risk for relection chances, noboby wants to do it, not even Trump.

    I think this is the biggest reason a lot of mainline conservatives/Christians/2A types like myself and others on the board haven't taken it upon themselves to solve the problem on their own. They like rules and like to play by them, because they recognize that's how a society works. It's an election year and there's a chance that if things go the right way, we can continue to live in a society that plays by the rules.

    Once the elections are squared away and all the little tyrants know where they stand, it'll be much easier for them to send in the National Guard and crush the rebellions. Even the politicians on the left recognize that they can take a heavier-handed approach once the know they have four more yearss to brush their broken glass under the rug.

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    Billboards for a popular gunshop in my area have a picture of a semi-automatic, followed by “Faster than 911”.

    Stopped by their store today. Normally looks like an arsenal inside. Today, their floor~>ceiling long-gun rack was empty. Business is brisk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsuma View Post

    Sometimes you can't TELL the public the truth.
    YOU MUST SHOW THEM.
    ONLY THEN WILL PEOPLE FIND THE WILL TO CHANGE.
    It's all being laid out for you, but you must be willing to look.
    Trump at Tulsa Rally tonight:
    "It's probably better for us to just watch disaster"
    "Let people see what radical left democrats will do to our country"
    Somebody needs to call off the Biker's for Trump July 4th event; the bikers plan to occupy the CHOP and clean it up.
    Instead, just keep the UN out and let it rot until the locals recall their local politicians.

    Prediction: The insurgents WILL try to bring in the UN as the new "police".

    POPCORN

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    From Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers (1959):

    "But all moral problems can be illustrated by one misquotation: 'Greater love hath no man than a mother cat dying to defend her kittens.' Once you understand the problem facing that cat and how she solved it, you will then be ready to examine yourself and learn how high up the moral ladder you are capable of climbing.

    "These juvenile criminals hit a low level. Born with only the instinct for survival, the highest morality they achieved was a shaky loyalty to a peer group, a street gang. But the do-gooders attempted 'to appeal to their better natures,' to 'reach them,' to 'spark their moral sense.' Tosh. They had no 'better natures'; experience had taught them that what they were doing was the way to survive. The puppy never got his spanking; therefore what he did with pleasure and success must be 'moral.'

    "The basis of all morality is duty, a concept with the same relation to group that self-interest has to the individual. Nobody preached duty to these kids in a way they could understand -- that is, with a spanking. But the society they were in told them endlessly about their 'rights.'

    "The results should have been predictable, since a human being has no natural rights of any nature."

    Mr. Dubois has paused. Somebody took the bait. "Sir? How about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?"

    "Ah, yes. The 'unalienable rights.' Each year someone quotes that magnificent poetry. Life? What 'right' to life does a man have who is drowning in the Pacific? The ocean will not hearken to his cries. What 'right' to life has a man who must die if he is to save his children? If he chooses to save his own life, does he do so as a matter of 'right'? If two men are starving and cannibalism is the only alternative to death, which man's right is 'unalienable'? And is it 'right'? As to liberty, the heroes who signed the great document pledged themselves to buy liberty with their lives. Liberty is never unalienable; it must be redeemed regularly with the blood of patriots or it always vanishes. Of all the so-called natural human rights that have ever been invented, liberty is the least likely to be cheap and is never free of cost.

    "The third 'right'? -- the 'pursuit of happiness'? It is indeed unalienable but it is not a right; it is simply a universal condition which tyrants cannot take away nor patriots restore. Cast me into a dungeon, burn me at the stake, crown me king of kings, I can 'pursue happiness' as long as my brain lives -- but neither gods nor saints, wise men or subtle drugs, can insure that I will catch it."

    Mr. Dubois then turned to me. "I told you that 'juvenile delinquent' is a contradiction in terms. 'Delinquent' means 'failing in duty.' But duty is an adult virtue -- indeed, a juvenile becomes an adult when, and only when, he acquires a knowledge of duty and embraces it as dearer than the self-love he was born with. There never was, there cannot be, a 'juvenile delinquent.' But for every juvenile criminal there are always one or more adult delinquents -- people of mature years who either do not know their duty, or who, knowing it, fail.

    "And that was the soft spot that destroyed what was in many ways an admirable culture. The junior hoodlums who roamed their streets were symptoms of a greater sickness; their citizens (all of them counted as such) glorified their mythology of 'rights' . . . and lost track of their duties. No nation, so constituted, can endure."

    Now, let's talk about racism in America, with some guys who are entitled to an opinion: YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post

    Now, let's talk about racism in America, with some guys who are entitled to an opinion: YouTube
    Lil Wayne: White cop saved me after shooting myself at 12

    Here's what they don't want people to know: most Americans (black and white) are "Uncle Bobs"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltomo View Post
    It seems to me that the only end to this shit is a coup or a hot war. I've been trying to figure out how this thing is going to play out, but it's just making me more aware of how in-the-dark your average citizen is about what's really going on behind the scenes.

    Military force is justified at this point, but because it's an election year and sending in the army is too big a risk for relection chances, noboby wants to do it, not even Trump.

    I think this is the biggest reason a lot of mainline conservatives/Christians/2A types like myself and others on the board haven't taken it upon themselves to solve the problem on their own. They like rules and like to play by them, because they recognize that's how a society works. It's an election year and there's a chance that if things go the right way, we can continue to live in a society that plays by the rules.

    Once the elections are squared away and all the little tyrants know where they stand, it'll be much easier for them to send in the National Guard and crush the rebellions. Even the politicians on the left recognize that they can take a heavier-handed approach once the know they have four more yearss to brush their broken glass under the rug.
    What would be the justifications for federal interventions unless they first declare Antifa domestic terrorists? I think they should do this and not doing it is more dangerous to re-election than doing it.

    I think what is really holding people back is the fact that we have repeatedly seen those who dare to do anything thrown under the bus or left to fight solo. Trump himself watched as his supporters and conservatives in general were blacklisted on social media and people getting their asses kicked at rallies and such and didn't do a damned thing until it touched his current re-election campaign. I don't know why anyone would expect a rescue from him after his re-election.

    Past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsuma View Post
    Trump at Tulsa Rally tonight:

    "It's probably better for us to just watch disaster"
    "Let people see what radical left democrats will do to our country"
    This is just dereliction of duty in my opinion. He's not our dad and letting the innocent people in these communities suffer so he can gain political points is evil.

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