A Place for Conservatives

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Heathme, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. AlaskanAssassin

    AlaskanAssassin Well-Known Member

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    I have no doubt and I applaud you for it. I just bothers me that we try and define everyone politically into two groups. When I tell people that I consider myself a "classic liberal" or "libertarian" and they have almost no understanding of what that means, it bothers me. The media, and a lot of people in general, don't want a diversity of ideas. This brings out our inner-tribalism and only further divides, consequently making us less open to new ideas or openness to the ideas of others.
     
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    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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  3. Heathme

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    Science vs. #Science - good article.
    https://townhall.com/columnists/kur...cause-all-conservatives-hate-science-n2546714

    "Liberals sure love #Science, but like all conservatives I just hate #Science so very, very much. Did you know that 97% of #Science-people, who clearly love #Science, agree that the global warming climate crisis means we have to immediately give the liberal elite a bunch of our money and freedom because of #Science? Well, we do – and as of a couple of months ago, noted #Scientist AOC informed us that we have exactly 12 years to do it. Okay, 11 years, ten months. Tick tock!

    You know it’s true #Science because of the specificity of her 12 years figure. Not 11 years. Not 13 years. Twelve years. Now you’re talking some #Science! What can’t #Science do?

    Well, it apparently can’t explain what a fetus is. #Science, according to those who love #Science, does not teach us that the human baby inside the human mother that will indisputably be a human being someday is a human being from day one. It’s unclear what #Science says it is. Take your pick: a miscellaneous clump of cells, a parasite, a cancer analog. But #Science does teach us that whatever it is, #Science won’t let it interfere with the liberal elite’s pro-abortion narrative that destroying it is a morally inconsequential act.

    See, the truly useful thing about #Science is its flexibility. It’s not going to let its conclusions be clouded by inconvenient facts, observations or evidence.

    #Science is reliable.

    Reliably liberal."
     
  4. Heathme

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    Article on Mark Levin's new book. The bold section describes how it feels to be a conservative on this site very well...

    https://townhall.com/columnists/bre.../05/23/mark-levin-takes-on-the-press-n2546749

    Book critic Annalisa Quinn took to National Public Radio's website to give her studied review. She was not pleased. She wanted her readers to know that. "'Unfreedom Of The Press' Is Full Of Bombast And Bile" was her title. This is really something, coming from NPR, which has uncorked bombastic and bilious attacks on conservatives, including conservative talk radio, for years.

    Quinn began by describing Levin as "long considered fringe," an interesting proposition. His audience is arguably a hundredfold larger than anything on NPR would be if the network weren't massively government-subsidized over decades. This illustrates Levin's point exactly. The media are dominated by progressive snobs, and condescending elitism is what they do best. Then they wonder why the rubes in the red states refuse to genuflect in their presence.

    The NPR reviewer isn't really interested in the book's arguments at all. She strangely dismisses the book as "largely filler. Quotations and paraphrasing make up the majority of the book's central chapters." The book has "the air of a padded student essay."

    This is why the liberals don't want to engage with Levin or his books. Most won't seriously debate serious conservatives because as with issues like these, it's a lost cause. There are laws of nature, and this horse manure doesn't fly. They spent eight long years ignoring or dismissing the foibles of Obama while advancing anything he deemed necessary. When Obama aide Ben Rhodes boasted -- in The New York Times! -- that he had easily created an "echo chamber" in the press to promote their Iran arms deal, they didn't blink in surprise or embarrassment. They winked.

    When Obama was president, there was no resistance, no argument for "standing up to history's judgment." There was only teamwork. The team is still intact, now devoted to the proposition that this president ought never to have been elected and now must be removed.
     
  5. Heathme

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  6. sirkickyass

    sirkickyass Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    You misunderstand entirely. It's not embarrassing per se that you have a different perspective on the world.

    The fact that you decided this thread was a necessity and apparently are taking its "mission" very seriously is ludicrous.
     
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  7. Joe Bagadonuts

    Joe Bagadonuts Well-Known Member

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    In other words, kicky thinks it's fine that heathme has a different perspective on the world. He just wants to shame heathme for not having the same perspective he has.
     
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  8. sirkickyass

    sirkickyass Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    No. I think it's beyond ridiculous that he's taking the identify of being a repressed political minority this seriously.

    It's his orientation to conservative powerlessness (in an era where they control 2.5 of the three branches of government and have absolute veto power on everything) that is impossible to take seriously. I have said not one word about any of the conservative content or links in this little bubble.
     
  9. Zombie

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    In fairness, I'm not sure his worldview makes sense if he's not a victim in it.
     
  10. Joe Bagadonuts

    Joe Bagadonuts Well-Known Member

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    I don't think he has characterized conservatives as powerless at all. Where has he said that? He has suggested that the media is overwhelmingly liberal. I think he is correct. Given that you are liberal I think you would have a complaint if the media had an overwhelmingly conservative bias. Imagine if Fox was purported to be mainstream. You would be having a conniption and rightly so, because they are obviously biased. (Just as obviously biased as CNN, NYT, NBC, etc., only in the opposite direction.)
     
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  11. idestroyedthetoilet

    idestroyedthetoilet Well-Known Member

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    I think heathme might be my father-in-law. He mass shares all this stuff too.
     
  12. Heathme

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    Son?
     
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  13. Heathme

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    I know people that "mass share" and that is not what I do. I post articles, info and videos that have solid information.
     
  14. Heathme

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    Only liberals don't see obvious liberal bias in the media.
     
  15. Eenie-Meenie

    Eenie-Meenie Well-Known Member

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    Do you realize we are already giving a bunch of money to the people who deny science, lifting regulations against the polluters, allowing fossil fuel producers to frack for oil, allowing investors to encroach on formerly protected land, allowing business as usual and continued profits for those who deny we have a climate crisis?
     
  16. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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  17. Heathme

    Heathme Guest

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    And yet you keep coming back...

    Hopefully you've opened your mind a bit while visiting.
     
  18. Heathme

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  19. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Lol like I read or watch the drivel you post.

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