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Old 6th February 2019, 02:53 PM   #161
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Originally Posted by cmikes View Post
I wouldn't get my hopes up.

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Venezuela style Socialists are about as popular for the Democratic establishment as Libertarians are for the Republican establishment.
Meh, very common for a newbie. We'll have to wait and see.
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Old 7th February 2019, 04:23 AM   #162
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
It was this comment after discussing right and left wing stereotypes:It sounded like you were dividing up the battle techniques.

I'm happy to take your word that isn't what you meant.


I should also add, I don't think the number of left wing SJW is a very large percentage on the left. This argument comes up all the time with the false equivalence: The right wingers are radical from the top down, the left is only radical on the fringe.
I just don't know about those percentages. I think we are all likely to overestimate the percentage of crazies on "their" side and underestimate the percentage of crazies on "our" side.

Both Twitter mobs are super-loud compared to the general population, though. There was a good article about that here in the Netherlands that claimed the large, moderate middle is being completely over-shouted by the extremists on both sides and companies and political parties are responding to this nonsense. Media companies and political parties feel they have to go "woke" because of left-wing Social Media activism, and when they do they get attacked by the right-wingers on social media.

Organisations should find a way to listen to the much larger middle. Now we have people demanding black women be put in charge, and another wing going ******* insane if black women are put in charge. The vast majority just want competent people in charge regardless of race and see black women getting to higher positions as a positive progression of society.
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Old 7th February 2019, 12:31 PM   #163
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I just don't know about those percentages. I think we are all likely to overestimate the percentage of crazies on "their" side and underestimate the percentage of crazies on "our" side. ....
Trump is POTUS and you don't know the percentages?

Can you at least acknowledge there are no equivalent wackos leading the Democratic Party?
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Old 7th February 2019, 12:51 PM   #164
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
Trump is POTUS and you don't know the percentages?
Percentages don't exist anymore; Trump has dissolved reality.
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Old 7th February 2019, 04:05 PM   #165
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
Trump is POTUS and you don't know the percentages?

Can you at least acknowledge there are no equivalent wackos leading the Democratic Party?
There are no equivalent wackos in the leadership of the Democratic party.

There are plenty of equivalent wackos in left-wing social media and in activism.

I don't know the size of the wacko segments on either side, but following the Pareto principle, I'm going to assume 20%.
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Old 7th February 2019, 04:11 PM   #166
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Originally Posted by Eddie Dane View Post
There are no equivalent wackos in the leadership of the Democratic party.

There are plenty of equivalent wackos in left-wing social media and in activism.

I don't know the size of the wacko segments on either side, but following the Pareto principle, I'm going to assume 20%.
I've yet to see any evidence for this false equivalence. Perhaps you have some.


Granted this stuff cycles on both sides over time, but right now the Trump camp and all that goes with it simply overwhelms anything wacko on the left.

I don't remember which country you're in Eddie. I am referring to the wackos in the US.
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Old 7th February 2019, 09:14 PM   #167
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I think one could open a thread in politics if they wanted to discuss this left right nonsense.
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Old 7th February 2019, 09:25 PM   #168
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I think one could open a thread in politics if they wanted to discuss this left right nonsense.
I agree but it's one of those proverbially overlapping subjects when CTs are discussed.

I think we wrapped it up there for the moment.
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